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14_HRes683 on Jul 24, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on ISIL
Source: H.RES.683
Congressional Summary:

RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq.

  • Whereas ISIL has a stated mission of establishing an Islamic state and a caliphate across the Levant through violence against Shiites, non-Muslims, and unsupportive Sunnis;
  • Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  • calls on the US Department of State to work with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Iraqi central government, neighboring countries, the diaspora community in the US, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to help secure safe havens for those claiming amnesty in Iraq; and
  • requests the addition of a Special Representative for Religious Minorities to [the Iraqi] government.

    Reporting pro & con by Politico.com, Sept. 17, 2014:

    Secretary of State John Kerry said arming the moderate opposition in Syria was the "best counterweight" against ISIL and emphasized to lawmakers: "ISIL must be defeated. Period." However, "US ground troops will not be sent into combat in this conflict," Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "Instead, they will support Iraq forces on the ground as they fight for their country."

    Protesters from the anti-war group Code Pink stood up, held signs and chanted "No more war!" Kerry turned his attention to the protesters, and told them that while he was sympathetic to their opposition to war, if they believed in the broader mission of Code Pink, "then you ought to care about fighting ISIL." Stressing that the Islamic State was "killing and raping and mutilating women" and "making a mockery of a peaceful religion," Kerry told the protesters: "There is no negotiation with ISIL."

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Question 17: Avoid foreign entanglements Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: War & Peace
    • Headline: Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL (Score: -1)
    • Headline 2: Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL (Score: -2)

    • 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 14_HRes683

    Matt Cartwright s1sPennsylvania DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Judy Chu s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Katherine Clark s1sMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Susan Davis s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 30, 2014
    Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Mike Honda s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Sander Levin s1sMichigan DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois DemocratJul 30, 2014
    Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts DemocratJul 30, 2014
    James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Aug 1, 2014
    Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic ChallengerJul 30, 2014
    Scott Peters s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 30, 2014
    Jared Polis s1sColorado DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Bobby Rush s1sIllinois DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia DemocratJul 30, 2014
    Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Eric Swalwell s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2014
    Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Aug 1, 2014
    Juan Vargas s2pCalifornia Democrat 

    Republicans participating in 14_HRes683

    Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014)Aug 1, 2014
    Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Curt Clawson s1sFlorida RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Rodney Davis s1sIllinois RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Trent Franks s1sArizona RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2014)Aug 1, 2014
    Paul Gosar s1sArizona RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Duncan Hunter s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Jul 30, 2014
    Bill Johnson s1sOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Steve King s1sIowa RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Doug Lamborn s1sColorado RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Bob Latta s1sOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    David McKinley s1sWest Virginia RepublicanJul 30, 2014
    Mark Meadows s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican (retiring 2016)Aug 1, 2014
    Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Bill Posey s1sFlorida RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Keith Rothfus s1sPennsylvania RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challengerAug 1, 2014
    Steve Stivers s1sOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Pat Tiberi s1sOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Tim Walberg s1sMichigan RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Brad Wenstrup s1sOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2014
    Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican (retiring 2014)Aug 1, 2014
    Kevin Yoder s1sKansas RepublicanAug 1, 2014

    Independents participating in 14_HRes683

    Charles Boustany s1sLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate ChallengerAug 1, 2014

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 28
    Republicans: 31
    Independents: 1

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