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H.R. 1918 (115th): Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1918 would require the President to oppose certain loans by international financial institutions that would benefit the government of Nicaragua until he can certify that the government of that country is taking effective steps to combat corruption and promote democracy, free speech, civil society and rule of law. Specifically the bill:

  • States that it is U.S. policy to support the rule of law and an independent judiciary and electoral council in Nicaragua; independent pro-democracy organizations in Nicaragua; free, fair, and transparent elections under international and domestic observers in Nicaragua; and anti-corruption and transparency efforts in Nicaragua;
  • Instructs the President to direct the U.S. executive directors at each international financial institution to use U.S. influence to oppose any loan for the government of Nicaragua’s benefit, other than those to promote …

Sponsor and status

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 27th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Apr 5, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-335

25 Cosponsors (15 Republicans, 10 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3233: Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018

Ordered Reported on Sep 26, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Apr 5, 2017

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May 24, 2017
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 27, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 3, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Nov 27, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 11, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 20, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1918 (115th) 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 H.R. 1918. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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