A bill to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such crises.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016
Length: 18 pages
Feb 11, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 11, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Feb 11, 2016
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S. 2551 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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