S. 653 (113th): Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2014

Introduced:

Mar 22, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 8, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 8, 2014.

Law:

Pub.L. 113-161

Sponsor:

Roy Blunt

Junior Senator from Missouri

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

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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History

Mar 22, 2013
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 18, 2013
 
Reported by Committee

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

Jul 10, 2014
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 25, 2014
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 8, 2014
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 653”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (17R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1245 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

H.R. 301 (Related)
To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of ...

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 18, 2013

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