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A resolution establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission.


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09/24/2020Introduced in Senate

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09/24/2020Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text: CR S5878-5879)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 09/24/2020
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]* 09/24/2020
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 09/24/2020
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 09/24/2020
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 09/24/2020

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Senate Rules and Administration09/24/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/24/2020)

This resolution establishes the Senate Human Rights Commission to (1) serve as a forum for bipartisan discussion of international human rights issues and promotion of internationally recognized human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (2) raise awareness of international human rights violations through regular briefings and hearings; and (3) collaborate with congressional entities, the executive branch, human rights entities, and nongovernmental organizations to promote human rights initiatives within the Senate.

In addition, the resolution prohibits the commission from (1) having legislative jurisdiction; (2) having authority to take legislative action on any bill or resolution; or (3) encroaching upon the jurisdiction of any standing, select, or special committee of the Senate.