H.R.808 - Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] (Introduced 02/05/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.808 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/05/2007)
Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act - Establishes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to: (1) hold peace as an organizing principle; (2) endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; and (3) develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict.
Establishes in the Department the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace and Nonviolence, which shall provide assistance and make recommendations to the Secretary and the President concerning intergovernmental policies relating to peace and nonviolent conflict resolution.
Transfers to the Department the functions, assets, and personnel of various federal agencies.
Establishes a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace and Nonviolence.
Establishes Peace Day. Urges all citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on such day.