Summary: H.Res.520 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/14/2014)

Condemns all parties' attacks on civilians in Syria.

Calls for the United Nations (U.N.)-monitored implementation of the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2139 to allow unhindered humanitarian access to people in need throughout Syria.

Urges the Administration and U.S. allies to formally withdraw their recognition of Bashar al-Assad's regime unless the Assad regime and its supporting militias discontinue their grave human rights abuses.

Calls upon the U.N. Security Council to suspend Syria's General Assembly membership until the Assad regime has ceased attacks upon civilians and granted access for deliveries of humanitarian assistance throughout Syria.

Commends regional governments and communities for continuing to host Syrian refuges.

Calls upon the Assad regime, the Syrian opposition, the Administration, and the U.N. to improve their support for the Syrian-American community as they work to aid the Syrian people.

Calls on the international community to implement steps to mitigate risks and prevent gender-based violence against refugee and displaced women and girls.

Urges international donors and aid agencies to integrate humanitarian relief and longer-term development programs through a comprehensive strategy to address the protracted Syrian crisis.

Calls on the President to submit a strategy to Congress for U.S. engagement in the Syria crisis, with a specific focus on humanitarian assistance and protecting human rights.