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H.R. 1782 (114th): Cuba Human Rights Act of 2015

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To promote human rights in Cuba, urge the Cuban Government to meet certain human rights milestones, and for other purposes.

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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: Apr 14, 2015
Length: 14 pages
Apr 14, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 14, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Fidel Castro is Gone, but What Comes Next?
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 29, 2016

Our First 100 Days
    — Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 27, 2015

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Former Cuban political prisoners, including Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Dr. Oscar Biscet, testify on Capitol Hill</span>Deplorable and Deteriorating: The Cuban Human Rights Situation
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016

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Apr 14, 2015

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

H.R. 1782 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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