H.R. 440 (112th): To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.


Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 29, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


Frank Wolf

Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2012
Length: 10 pages

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Summary (CRS)

7/29/2011--Passed House amended.Section2 - Directs the President to appoint a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia within the Department ... Read more >

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Jan 25, 2011

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Jul 29, 2011
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 440”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


80 cosponsors (44R, 36D) (show)
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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 29, 2011 3:46 p.m.
Passed 402/20

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H.R. 301 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 18, 2013

S. 1245 (Related)
Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

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