Summary: H.Res.573 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (05/20/2014)

Supports the people of Nigeria, especially the parents and families of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in Borno state, and calls for their immediate and safe return.

Condemns Boko Haram for its attacks on civilian targets, including schools, mosques, churches, villages, and agricultural centers.

Encourages the government of Nigeria to strengthen efforts to protect children seeking an education and to hold those who conduct such attacks accountable.

Commends U.S. efforts to hold terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram accountable, and supports U.S. offers to assist in the search for the abducted girls.

Recognizes that every individual, regardless of gender, should have the opportunity to pursue an education without fear of discrimination.

Encourages the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USDA) to continue supporting initiatives that promote the human rights of women and girls in Nigeria.

Urges the President to strengthen U.S. security, law enforcement, and intelligence cooperation with Nigeria.

Calls on the President to provide Congress with a comprehensive strategy to counter the growing threat posed by radical Islamist terrorist groups in West Africa, the Sahel, and North Africa.