H.R. 5680 (109th): Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2006


Jun 26, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 27, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2006
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of security, human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.

Summary (CRS)

6/26/2006--Introduced.Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2006 - States that is U.S. policy to:(1) support human rights, democracy, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, peacekeeping ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 26, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 27, 2006
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5680”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (20D, 9R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 2228 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 9, 2007

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