A bill to amend section 1091 of title 18, United States Code, to allow the prosecution of genocide in appropriate circumstances.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Illinois. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2007
Length: 2 pages
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2007
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2007.
What legislators are saying
“Senate Clears Bill Urging China to Help Stop Genocide and Violence in Darfur”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2007
“Cornyn: President's Sanctions Needed Step Toward Ending Darfur Genocide”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on May 29, 2007
“Cornyn Calls On Congress To Pass Bill Fighting Darfur Genocide”
— Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2007
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Mar 15, 2007
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 26, 2007
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Mar 29, 2007
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 5, 2007
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.
Dec 21, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 888 (110th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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