H.Res.177 - Urging the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas to clarify a presidential succession plan, expand political freedom in the West Bank, and take preventative measures to limit the possibility of a Hamas takeover in the West Bank.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 04/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/06/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.|
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Summary: H.Res.177 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/23/2013)
Urges President Abbas to preempt a succession crisis in the Palestinian Authority (PA) by addressing the current succession plan and by identifying figures committed to the peace process with Israel.
Urges the PA and President Abbas to enact reforms to open the political process: (1) through fair and responsible elections; (2) by ensuring freedom of speech, the press, and political assembly; and (3) by allowing a new generation of leadership to freely express their views.
Urges the PA to ensure that officials participating in any present or future Palestinian government are committed to the quartet principles, recognition of Israel, renunciation of violence, and adherence to previous diplomatic agreements.