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S. 2472 (113th): International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014

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A bill to establish in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department of State a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014
Length: 17 pages
Jun 12, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Markey to Obama: It’s Time to Appoint Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Oct 10, 2014

Markey to Obama: Historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Aug 1, 2014

Markey Praises State Dept. Response to Uganda’s Enactment of Anti-Homosexuality Act
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Jun 19, 2014

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Jun 12, 2014

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

S. 2472 (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 S. 2472. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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