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2009-SR71 on Feb 13, 2009


Source: SR71&HR175
    A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of the Baha'i minority in Iran and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
  • Whereas since 1982, Congress declared that it deplored the religious persecution by the Government of Iran of the Baha'i community and would hold the Government of Iran responsible for upholding the rights of all Iranian nationals, including members of the Baha'i faith;
  • Whereas in November 2007, the Iranian Ministry of Information in Shiraz jailed three Baha'is for educating underprivileged children and gave them 4-year prison terms, which they are serving;
  • Whereas they were targeted solely on the basis of their religion;
  • Whereas, on January 23, 2008, the US Department of State released a statement urging the Iranian regime to release all individuals held without due process and a fair trial, including the 3 young Baha'is being held;
  • Whereas in March 2008, Iranian intelligence officials arrested and imprisoned seven members of the coordinating group for the Baha'i community in Iran, on charges of 'espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic';Whereas these seven Baha'i leaders were targeted solely on the basis of their religion; and
  • Whereas the Government of Iran is party to the International Covenants on Human Rights:
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives
  1. condemns the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights;
  2. calls on the Government of Iran to immediately release the seven leaders and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion; and
  3. calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with the international community, to immediately condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights.


    • Topic: Foreign Policy
    • Headline: Condemn Iran for state-sponsored persecution of Baha'i
    • Headline 2: Sponsored bill condemning Iran for persecution of Baha'i

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 2009-SR71

    Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
    Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
    Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
    Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
    Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat
    Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
    Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
    Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
    Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat
    Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
    Eni Faleomavaega s1sSamoa Democrat
    Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
    Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
    Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
    Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
    Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
    Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
    Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
    Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
    Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
    Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
    George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Walt Minnick s1sIdaho Former Democrat (until 2010)
    James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
    Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
    Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
    David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
    Harry Reid s1sNV Democratic Sr Senator
    Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
    Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
    Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
    Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
    Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
    Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
    Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
    Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
    Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
    David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
    Ron Wyden s2pOR Democratic Sr Senator



    Republicans participating in 2009-SR71

    Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican
    Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
    Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican
    Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
    Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
    Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican
    Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
    Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
    Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican
    Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator
    Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
    Mark Kirk s2pIL Republican Jr Senator
    Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican
    Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican
    Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican
    Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican
    Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
    Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
    Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr Senator
    Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
    Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican
    Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican
    Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican
    James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican
    Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican
    Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
    Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010)
    Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
    Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican
    Don Young s1sAlaska Republican



    Independents participating in 2009-SR71

    Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
    Mel Martinez s1sFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 51
    Republicans: 31
    Independents: 2


















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