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H.R. 1511 (111th): Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2009

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To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2009
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Mar 16, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

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26 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

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History

Mar 16, 2009
 
Introduced

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Jul 22, 2009
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1511 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1511. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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