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H.R. 390: Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 390 authorizes the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support entities assisting minority groups in Iraq or Syria and entities that are conducting criminal investigations into perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Iraq and Syria. Additionally, the bill encourages foreign countries to add identifying information about suspected perpetrators of such crimes to their security databases and security screening and orders the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State to identify gaps in U.S. law ...

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Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Jan 10, 2017


Passed House & Senate (President next) on Nov 27, 2018

This bill was passed by Congress on November 27, 2018 and goes to the President next.


70% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 390 will add $20 million in new spending through 2027.


Jan 10, 2017

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Mar 29, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 6, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 19, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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Sep 19, 2017
Text Published

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Oct 11, 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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 23, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 27, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

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H.R. 390 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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