H.R. 1150: Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act

Introduced:

Feb 27, 2015

Status:

Passed House on May 16, 2016

This bill passed in the House on May 16, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Length: 37 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the ability of the United States to advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism worldwide, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 27, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 20, 2016
 
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.

May 16, 2016
 
Passed House

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

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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