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H.R. 2431 (105th): International Religious Freedom Act of 1998


About the bill

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The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 106–113, Public Law 107–228, Public Law 108–332, and Public Law 108–458) was passed to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States, to promote greater religious freedom in countries which engage in or tolerate violations of religious freedom, and to advocate on the behalf of individuals persecuted for their religious beliefs and activities in foreign countries. The Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 27, 1998. Three cooperative entities have been maintained by this act to monitor religious persecution.

  1. An Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the Department of State, who is the highest-ranking US diplomat on international religious freedom, and who is tasked with …

Sponsor and status

Frank Wolf

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 10, 1998
Length: 30 pages
Introduced
Sep 8, 1997
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1998.

Law
Pub.L. 105-292
Cosponsors

131 Cosponsors (80 Republicans, 50 Democrats, 1 Independent)

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History

Sep 8, 1997
 
Introduced

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Mar 25, 1998
 
Ordered Reported

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May 14, 1998
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 9, 1998
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 10, 1998
 
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 by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 27, 1998
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2431 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2431. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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