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Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, "war crimes", "crimes against humanity", and "genocide".

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
03/14/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 0 (Roll no. 112).(text: CR H1314)
09/09/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/15/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
03/14/2016-6:55pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
03/14/2016-6:55pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/14/2016-6:55pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 0 (Roll no. 112). (text: CR H1314)
03/14/2016-6:50pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1325-1326)
03/14/2016-4:36pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/14/2016-4:10pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 75.
03/14/2016-4:10pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1314-1317)
03/14/2016-4:10pmHouseMr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
03/02/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/02/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
09/09/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
09/09/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (213)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 09/11/2015
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 09/11/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 09/11/2015
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4] 09/11/2015
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 09/11/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 09/11/2015
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 09/11/2015
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 09/11/2015
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 09/11/2015
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 09/11/2015
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 09/11/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 09/11/2015
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 09/11/2015
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 09/11/2015
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 09/11/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 09/11/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 09/11/2015
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 09/11/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 09/11/2015
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 09/11/2015
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 09/11/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 09/11/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/11/2015
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 09/16/2015
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 09/16/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 09/16/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 09/16/2015
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 09/16/2015
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 09/17/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/17/2015
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 09/17/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 09/17/2015
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 09/17/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 09/17/2015
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3] 09/17/2015
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] 09/17/2015
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 09/17/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 09/17/2015
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 09/17/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 09/17/2015
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 09/17/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/17/2015
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 09/17/2015
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/17/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 09/18/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/18/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 09/18/2015
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 09/18/2015
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 09/18/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 09/18/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 09/18/2015
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 09/24/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 09/24/2015
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 09/24/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/24/2015
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/24/2015
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 09/24/2015
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 09/24/2015
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 09/24/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 09/25/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 09/25/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 09/25/2015
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 09/25/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 09/25/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 09/29/2015
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 09/29/2015
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 09/29/2015
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 09/30/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 09/30/2015
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 09/30/2015
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 09/30/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 10/06/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/06/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 10/06/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 10/06/2015
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 10/06/2015
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 10/06/2015
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 10/06/2015
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-34] 10/07/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 10/07/2015
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 10/07/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 10/07/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 10/07/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 10/07/2015
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 10/07/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 10/07/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 10/07/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 10/07/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/07/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 10/07/2015
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 10/07/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/08/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 10/08/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 10/08/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 10/09/2015
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 10/09/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 10/21/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 10/21/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 10/21/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 10/21/2015
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 10/21/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 10/21/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 10/21/2015
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/21/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 10/21/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 10/21/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 10/21/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 10/21/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 10/21/2015
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 10/21/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 10/21/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/21/2015
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 10/21/2015
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 10/23/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 10/26/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 10/26/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 11/18/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 11/18/2015
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 11/18/2015
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 11/18/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 11/18/2015
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 11/18/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 11/18/2015
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 12/02/2015
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 12/09/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 12/09/2015
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 12/09/2015
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 12/09/2015
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 12/10/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 12/10/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 12/11/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 12/11/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 12/16/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 12/16/2015
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 12/17/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 01/06/2016
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 01/06/2016
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 01/06/2016
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 01/07/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 01/11/2016
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 01/12/2016
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 01/12/2016
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 01/13/2016
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 01/13/2016
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 01/13/2016
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 02/01/2016
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 02/01/2016
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 02/03/2016
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 02/03/2016
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 02/03/2016
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 02/09/2016
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 02/09/2016
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 02/09/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 02/09/2016
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 02/09/2016
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] 02/09/2016
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 02/10/2016
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 02/10/2016
Rep. Heck, Joseph J. [R-NV-3] 02/10/2016
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 02/11/2016
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 02/11/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 02/11/2016
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 02/11/2016
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 02/11/2016
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 02/23/2016
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 02/23/2016
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 02/25/2016
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 02/25/2016
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 03/01/2016
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 03/01/2016
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 03/01/2016
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 03/01/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 03/14/2016
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 03/14/2016
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 03/14/2016
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 03/14/2016
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 03/14/2016
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/14/2016
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 03/14/2016
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 03/14/2016
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 03/14/2016
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 03/14/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs09/09/2015 Referred to
03/02/2016 Markup by
Senate Foreign Relations03/15/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (03/14/2016)

Declares that:

  • the atrocities perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide;
  • all governments, including the United States, and international organizations, including the United Nations (U.N.), should call ISIL atrocities war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide;
  • U.N. member states should coordinate on measures to prevent further war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq and Syria, and to punish those responsible for these ongoing crimes, including by the collection of evidence and, if necessary, the establishment of appropriate tribunals;
  • the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, the Republic of Turkey, and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq are to be commended for, and supported in, their efforts to shelter those fleeing violence from ISIL and other combatants until they can safely return to their homes in Iraq and Syria; and
  • the protracted Syrian civil war and the indiscriminate violence of the Assad regime have contributed to ISIL's growth.