S.Res.108 - A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the United States-Egypt partnership.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/03/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/03/2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.108 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/03/2017)
Welcomes Egyptian President el-Sisi to the United States. Acknowledges the importance of the U.S.-Egypt partnership in advancing common interests.
Demands: (1) the release of unjustly imprisoned American citizens, and (2) an end to the harassment and interference in the operations of independent civil society and media organizations in Egypt.
Encourages the United States and Egypt to increase cooperation to combat terrorism. Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to support the Egyptian government with assistance, training, and other resources as it combats terrorism, addresses security in the Sinai Peninsula, and enhances Egypt's border security and maritime security. Declares that any proposed restructuring of U.S. assistance to Egypt will take into account progress on meaningful political reform, human rights, and fundamental freedoms.
Calls on the U.S. government to develop a new strategy for joint efforts to: (1) bolster trade between the United States and Egypt and investment in the Egyptian private sector, (2) combat corruption, and (3) promote higher education.