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S. 284 (114th): Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

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A bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016
Length: 13 pages
Jan 28, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2016. (compare text)

10 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 5 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Cardin, McCain Reintroduce Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jan 28, 2015

Durbin, Cardin, Mccain Reintroduce Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 29, 2015

Cardin, McCain Reintroduce Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Jul 29, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Dec 17, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)

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

May 18, 2016
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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S. 284 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 284. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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