There are 2 versions of this bill. View text

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (1)

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq.

Actions Overview (3)

08/01/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2014Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
07/24/2014Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

08/01/2014-10:10pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2014-10:09pmOn agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2014-10:09pmH.Amdt.1135 On agreeing to the Royce amendment (A002) Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2014-10:09pmH.Amdt.1135 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Royce. (consideration: CR H7237; text: CR H7237)
08/01/2014-10:09pmH.Amdt.1134 On agreeing to the Royce amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2014-10:08pmH.Amdt.1134 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Royce. (consideration: CR H7237; text: CR H7237)
08/01/2014-10:07pmConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H7236-7237; text of measure as introduced: CR H7236-7237)
08/01/2014-10:04pmMr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
08/01/2014Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
07/30/2014Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
07/30/2014Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/24/2014Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
07/24/2014Introduced in House

Cosponsors (61)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 07/30/2014
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-14] 07/30/2014
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 07/30/2014
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 07/30/2014
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 07/30/2014
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 07/30/2014
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/30/2014
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 07/30/2014
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 08/01/2014
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 08/01/2014
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 08/01/2014
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 08/01/2014
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 08/01/2014
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 08/01/2014
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 08/01/2014
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 08/01/2014
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 08/01/2014
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 08/01/2014
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 08/01/2014
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 08/01/2014
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 08/01/2014
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 08/01/2014
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 08/01/2014
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 08/01/2014
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 08/01/2014
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 08/01/2014
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 08/01/2014
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 08/01/2014
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 08/01/2014
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 08/01/2014
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 08/01/2014
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 08/01/2014
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 08/01/2014
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 08/01/2014
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 08/01/2014
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 08/01/2014
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 08/01/2014
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 08/01/2014
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 08/01/2014
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 08/01/2014
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 08/01/2014
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 08/01/2014
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 08/01/2014
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 08/01/2014
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 08/01/2014
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 08/01/2014
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 08/01/2014
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 08/01/2014
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 08/01/2014
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 08/01/2014
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 08/01/2014
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 08/01/2014
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 08/01/2014
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 08/01/2014
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 08/01/2014
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 08/01/2014
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 08/01/2014
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 08/01/2014
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 08/01/2014
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 08/01/2014
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 08/01/2014

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs07/24/2014 Referred to
07/30/2014 Markup by
08/01/2014 Discharged from

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.

Subjects (7)

Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.Res.683. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (08/01/2014)

Condemns the religious bigotry, property destruction, and violent attacks on and intimidation of innocent Iraqi civilians by armed extremists.

Calls on the Department of State to work with the Kurdistan Regional government, the Iraqi government, neighboring countries, the diaspora community in the United States, the United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Refugees, and other key stakeholders to help secure safe havens for those claiming amnesty in Iraq.

Calls on the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to document human rights abuses against Iraqi civilians and develop a plan to facilitate safe humanitarian access to potable water, health care, fuel, electricity, and basic security for the most vulnerable civilian populations.

Calls upon the government of Iraq to protect the safety and constitutional rights of all Iraqi citizens.

Requests the addition of a Special Representative for Religious Minorities to be included in Prime Minister al-Maliki's newly reconstructed government.

Reaffirms the Senate's commitments to promoting and protecting religious freedom around the world and providing relief to minority groups facing persecution.