S.Res.234 - A resolution reiterating the sense of the Senate that religious freedom is a priority of the United States Senate in the bilateral relationship with the Russian Federation, including within the context of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in Senate (04/10/2002)
Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) religious freedom and the protection of minority rights must remain as priority issues on the bilateral agenda of both the United States and the Russian Federation; (2) any U.S. actions to "graduate" or terminate the application of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment (free emigration as a condition for granting normal trade relations to non-market economies) to any individual country must take into account the progress already achieved through the application of such amendment as well as appropriate assurances regarding the continued commitment of such country to enforcing the fundamental human rights envisioned by the amendment; and (3) the U.S. Government must demonstrate how, in "graduating" individual countries, the "continued dedication of the United States" to these fundamental rights will be assured.