H.R. 1969 (111th): Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2009


Apr 2, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, 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: Apr 2, 2009
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam.

Summary (CRS)

4/2/2009--Introduced.Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2009 - Prohibits U.S. nonhumanitarian assistance to the government of Vietnam in excess of FY2009 amounts unless:(1) the President certifies to Congress that the government ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 2, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1969”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (9R, 4D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3096 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 18, 2007

H.R. 1410 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 11, 2012

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