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H.R. 1897 (113th): Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013

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To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam.

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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: Sep 9, 2013
Length: 20 pages
May 8, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 1, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


16 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 8 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Intl Human Rights Day Weds. Dec 10</span>Smith cites rights violations in China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, other nations; Honors retiring human rights leader Rep. Wolf
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Dec 10, 2014

h? vi?n hoa k? thông qua d? lu?t nhân quy?n vi?t nam 2013
    — Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2013

Sanchez releases statement on passage of vietnam human rights act of 2013
    — Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2013

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May 8, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 15, 2013
Considered by Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 27, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Aug 1, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1897 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1897. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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