S. 1245 (112th): Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jun 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roy Blunt
Junior Senator from Missouri
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 22, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 653 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 18, 2013

H.R. 440 (Related)
To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of ...

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 22, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 22, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.

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7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)
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6/22/2011--Introduced.
Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2011 - Authorizes 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 of State.
Authorizes the Special Envoy, subject to direction by the President and the Secretary of State, to represent the United States in matters and cases relevant to religious freedom in: (1) contacts with foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies of the United Nations (U.N.), the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, and other international organizations; and (2) multilateral conferences and meetings relevant to religious freedom.
Defines "countries of the Near East" as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and including the West Bank and Gaza. Defines "countries of South Central Asia" as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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