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H.R. 2140 (114th): Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2015

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To promote freedom, human rights, and the rule of law as part of United States-Vietnam relations.

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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 30, 2015
Length: 21 pages
Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 30, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>At hearing today, Rep. Smith says further expansion of bilateral relationship unacceptable w/o significant &amp; irreversible human rights improvements</span>Pres. Obama Should Demand the Release of Prisoners of Conscience During Trip to
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 10, 2016

    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] on Jun 23, 2015

Cassidy Introduces Vietnam Human Rights Act
    — Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA] on Mar 4, 2016

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Apr 30, 2015

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May 14, 2015
Considered by Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

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H.R. 2140 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2140. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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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