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This bill passed in the House on September 18, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
14% chance of being enacted.
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A cosponsor is the chairman of a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▲
A cosponsor in the majority party has a high leadership score. ▲
This bill was reported by committee as H.R. 440 (112th) in the previous session of Congress. ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
6+ cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▼
The bill was referred to House Foreign Affairs. ▼
There is at least one cosponsor from the majority party and one cosponsor outside of the majority party. ▲▼
Key: ▲ Correlated with successful bills. ▼ Correlated with unsuccessful bills. ▲▼ Correlated with bills that get past committee but are not enacted. Correlation may not indicate causation.
Last updated Sep 19, 2013.
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr301.
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H.R. 301 appoints a special envoy to promote religious freedom in the Near East and South Central Asia. This envoy would be established within the Department of State and should, “be a person of recognized distinction in the field of human rights and religious freedoms.” The envoy would hold the rank of ambassador, and would not be eligible to hold any other position of Federal employment for the time in which they hold this position.
This legislation also enumerates the duties of the special envoy. These include:
The special envoy would be authorized, at the behest of the President, to represent the United States in cases relevant to religious freedoms in the region including in contacts with foreign governments and international organizations and multilateral conferences related to religious freedoms. The envoy would prioritize programs and activities in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This position would expire October 1, 2018.
This legislation authorizes $1 million for the period 2014-2018 for “diplomatic and consular programs”. However, the legislation does not authorize additional funds. Instead, it requires the Secretary of States to eliminate positions in order to offset these costs.
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