HRES.488 - Supporting The People Of Venezuela As They Protest Peacefully For Democratic Change And Calling To End The Violence.

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3/4/2014--Passed House amended. Supports the people of Venezuela in their pursuit of freedom of expression and assembly to promote democratic principles in Venezuela. Deplores the violence and political intimidation perpetrated against opposition leaders and protesters in Venezuela and the growing use of politically motivated criminal charges to intimidate the political opposition. Urges the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and to encourage dialogue between the government and the political opposition. Urges the Department of State to work with other countries in the Americas to ensure that fundamental freedoms in Venezuela are in accordance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and to strengthen the ability of the Organization of American States (OAS) to respond to the erosion of democratic norms and institutions in Venezuela. Urges the OAS and its Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to seek the most effective way to end the violence in Venezuela in accordance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Supports international efforts to urge the Venezuelan government to guarantee the rights to life, humane treatment, and security, and the political freedoms of assembly, association, and expression.

On Motion To Suspend The Rules And Agree To The Resolution, As Amended Agreed To By The Yeas And Nays: (2/3 Required): 393 - 1 (roll No. 92).
March 4th 2014 @ 7:05 PM

Considered As Unfinished Business.
March 4th 2014 @ 6:57 PM

At 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.
March 4th 2014 @ 2:59 PM

Debate - The House Proceeded With Forty Minutes Of Debate On H. Res. 488.
March 4th 2014 @ 2:31 PM

Considered Under Suspension Of The Rules.
March 4th 2014 @ 2:31 PM

Ms. Ros-lehtinen Moved To Suspend The Rules And Agree To The Resolution, As Amended.
March 4th 2014 @ 2:31 PM

Forwarded By Subcommittee To Full Committee (amended) By Unanimous Consent .
February 28th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Subcommittee Consideration And Mark-up Session Held.
February 28th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Subcommittee On The Western Hemisphere.
February 27th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The House Committee On Foreign Affairs.
February 25th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Sponsor Introductory Remarks On Measure.
February 25th 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The House Resolution is to express US support and solidarity with the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democratic change and calling to end the violence.

Jasminee Persaud, Senior Analyst
Saturday March 8th 2014

House Resolution 488 expresses supports for the people of Venezuela in their right to free speech and assembly to promote democratic values. The resolution condemns violence, including the intimidation tactics targeted at protesters and opposition leaders in Venezuela. The resolution also urges the Department of State, other countries, and relevant international institutions such as the Organization of American States to promote peace and dialogue within Venezuela.

House Resolution 488 passed in the House on March 4, 2014. 

Jasminee Persaud, Senior Analyst
Saturday March 8th 2014
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