S. 284: Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Jan 28, 2015


Passed Senate on Dec 17, 2015

This bill passed in the Senate on December 17, 2015 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Benjamin Cardin

Junior Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016
Length: 13 pages


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Jan 28, 2015

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Jul 29, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Dec 17, 2015
Passed Senate

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.

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 284 is 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.

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