Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another One Jumps Ship

On July 9, Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) removed himself as a co-sponsor of H.Con.Res. 362. There are currently 231 co-sponsors of the controversial resolution, including 105 Democrats and 126 Republicans. Although Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announced that he was changing his co-sponsorship status, this is not yet reflected on the Library of Congress bill summary and status.

Meanwhile, today the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced that it will mark-up several resolutions during a committee hearing scheduled for July 16, 2008. H. Res. 1008, Condemning the persecution of Baha'is in Iran, is among the resolutions to be marked-up. Although the HFAC announcement did not included H.Con.Res. 362 among the resolutions scheduled to be marked-up, it is entirely possible that it can still be added to schedule.

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