H.R. 4036 (104th): Human Rights, Refugee, and Other Foreign Relations Provisions Act of 1996


Sep 5, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 19, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 19, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-319


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 4, 1996
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To strengthen the protection of internationally recognized human rights.

Summary (CRS)

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Sep 5, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 17, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Sep 25, 1996
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 1996
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 4, 1996
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 19, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4036”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (4R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.R. 3803 (Related)
George Bush School of Government and Public Service Act

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 17, 1996

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