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Passed Senate without amendment (08/01/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Welcomes Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes, and Marc Gonsalves home to the United States after being held for over five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Celebrates with the families and relatives of the hostages who kept faith despite being unsure of the fates of their family members.

Expresses gratitude to the government and military of Colombia for rescuing the hostages and applauds the U.S. government's contribution to this effort.

Calls for the release of all hostages held by FARC and other terrorist groups in Colombia.

Urges FARC to reject terrorism.