S. 1159 (111th): Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2009


May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Boxer

Senator from California



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Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Length: 23 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote freedom, human rights, and the rule of law in Vietnam.

Summary (CRS)

5/21/2009--Introduced.Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2009 - Prohibits the federal government from providing the government of Vietnam with nonhumanitarian development, trade, economic, and security assistance during any fiscal year that ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 21, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1159”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3678 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 2008

H.R. 1969 (Related)
Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 2, 2009

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