S.Res.44 - A resolution supporting democracy, universal rights, and the peaceful transition to a representative government in Egypt.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/03/2011)|
|Latest Action:||02/03/2011 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S557-558; text as passed Senate: CR S558; text of measure as introduced: CR S552) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.44 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (02/03/2011)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Acknowledges the importance of the U.S.-Egyptian strategic partnership in advancing both countries' common interests, including peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa.
Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the freedoms of assembly, speech, and access to information and supports the people of Egypt in their peaceful calls for a democratic government.
Condemns efforts to provoke violence.
Expresses support for freedom of the press and condemns the intimidation or targeting of journalists.
Urges the Egyptian military to demonstrate professionalism and restraint and emphasizes the importance of working to peacefully restore calm while allowing for nonviolent freedom of expression.
Calls on President Mubarak to begin an orderly and peaceful transition to a democratic political system.
Pledges support for Egypt's transition to a representative democracy and calls on all nations to support the people of Egypt as they work to conduct a successful transition to democracy.
Expresses concern over any organization that espouses an extremist ideology, including the Muslim Brotherhood, and calls upon all political movements and parties in Egypt to affirm their commitment to nonviolence and the rule of law, equal rights of all individuals, accountable institutions of justice, religious tolerance, peaceful relations with Egypt's neighbors, and fundamental democratic principles.
Underscores the importance of any Egyptian government continuing to fulfill its international obligations, including commitments under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty and freedom of navigation through the Suez Canal.
States that U.S. assistance to the Egyptian government, military, and people must advance the goal of ensuring respect for the universal rights of the Egyptian people and will further U.S. security interests in the region.