Summary: H.Res.1254 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/09/2008)

Recognizes the need to promote equality and continue to work toward eliminating racial discrimination in the United States and Brazil.

Commends Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Brazilian Minister of Racial Integration Edson Santos for signing the "Joint Action Plan Between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the United States of America to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality."

Supports continued U.S. involvement in the United States-Brazil Joint Action Plan Against Racial Discrimination through funding.

Encourages specified U.S. participation in the United States-Brazil Steering Group on Equality of Opportunity.

Urges that the private sector, civil society, and experts on race relations and other relevant topics be considered as part of the Steering Group Advisory Board.