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S.987 International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 16, 2010 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 241 - 166 (Roll no. 645).

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 16, 2010, with a roll call of 241 ayes, 166 nays, and 26 not voting.

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  • 48% of users support S.987

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    Supporting Organizations

    • International Women's Health Coalition

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      I know that the organization International Women's Health Coalition supports S.987
    • CARE

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On November 17, 2010, by MikeFaulkner - It is not the right of the United States to intervene on behalf of nations that do not wish to participate in such practices. We must first look to our own boarders and take care of our own people before we can dictate what we do in foreign lands.

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      As noted by MikeFaulkner, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 17, 2010, "It is not the right of the United States to intervene on behalf of nations that do not wish to participate in such practices. We must first look to our own boarders and take care of our own people before we can dictate what we do in foreign lands."
    • On November 15, 2010, by jencha - There are way too many cultural dynamics to take into mind here. Our government has no place to intervene in such a way.

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      As noted by jencha, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 15, 2010, "There are way too many cultural dynamics to take into mind here. Our government has no place to intervene in such a way. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.987: A bill to amend title 9 of the United States ... - OpenCongress - May 11, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.987 A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 11, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.987 A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s987/show)
    • The Seminole Democrat: Xmas Present for Forced Child Brides from GOP - December 24, 2010 by The Seminole Democrat - Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). The bill would ensure that child marriage is recognized as a human rights violation, ...

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      As noted by The Seminole Democrat on December 24, 2010, "Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). The bill would ensure that child marriage is recognized as a human rights violation, ..." (http://seminoledemocrats.blogspot.com/2010/12/xmas-present-for-forced-child-brides.html)
    • Islam was Born Out of Child Abuse and Rape « Mission Europa ... - December 24, 2010 by Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell - H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to “faith-based organizations” that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ...

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      As noted by Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell on December 24, 2010, "H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to “faith-based organizations” that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ..." (http://missioneuropakmartell.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/islam-was-born-out-of-child-abuse-and-rape/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up - December 24, 2010 by Daily Kos - Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ...

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      As noted by Daily Kos on December 24, 2010, " Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ... " (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/12/25/931442/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up)
    • Diplomacy: The wrong place to start slashing - December 24, 2010 by Washington Post - Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ...

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      As noted by Washington Post on December 24, 2010, " Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ... " (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/24/AR2010122402675.html)
    • The high cost of slashing diplomacy and foreign aid budgets - December 23, 2010 by Washington Post - Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ...

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      As noted by Washington Post on December 23, 2010, " Dan Burton (Ind.) and other Republicans worked to block the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987). ... " (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/24/AR2010122402142.html)
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