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S. 756 (114th): Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2015

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A bill to require a report on accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

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Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015
Length: 9 pages
Mar 17, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 14, 2015 but was never passed by the House.


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What legislators are saying

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez Seek To Hold Assad And Others Accountable For War Crimes In Syria
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Mar 17, 2015

Menendez, Cardin, Rubio Seek to Hold Assad and Others Accountable for War Crimes in Syria
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 17, 2015

Rubio, Cardin, Menendez Seek To Hold Assad And Others Accountable For War Crimes In Syria
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 17, 2015

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Mar 17, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 9, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 14, 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.

S. 756 (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 S. 756. 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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