To provide for relief of victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, for accountability for perpetrators of these crimes, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 8, 2016
Length: 19 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on September 8, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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27 Cosponsors (20 Republicans, 7 Democrats)
Sep 8, 2016
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Dec 11, 2018
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 390 (115th).
H.R. 5961 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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