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Official Title as Introduced

Supporting freedom of the press in Latin America and the Caribbean and condemning violations of press freedom and violence against journalists, bloggers, and individuals exercising their right to freedom of speech.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/15/2015Passed/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): 399 - 2 (Roll No. 694).(text: CR H9318)
11/19/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date All Actions
12/15/2015-7:03pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
12/15/2015-7:03pmOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 399 - 2 (Roll No. 694). (text: CR H9318)
12/15/2015-6:31pmConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9321-9322)
12/15/2015-4:45pmAt 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.
12/15/2015-4:26pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 536.
12/15/2015-4:26pmConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9318-9321)
12/15/2015-4:26pmMr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
12/09/2015Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
12/09/2015Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
11/19/2015Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
11/19/2015Introduced in House

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs11/19/2015 Referred to
12/09/2015 Markup by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (12/15/2015)

Supports a free press in Latin America and the Caribbean and condemns violations of press freedom and violence against journalists.

Urges countries in the region to implement recommendations to its Member States from the Organization of American States Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.

Urges countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to be vocal in condemning violations of press freedom, violence against journalists, and the culture of impunity that leads to self-censorship.

Urges Western Hemisphere countries to uphold the principles outlined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

Urges the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State to assist the media in closed societies to promote a free press.