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H.R. 4391 (115th): Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act

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To require the Secretary of State to certify that United States funds do not support military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Betty McCollum

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Nov 14, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


30 Cosponsors (30 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

McCollum Floor Remarks on H.R. 4391, The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act
    — Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Jul 24, 2018

McCollum Remarks at Amnesty International Lobby Day
    — Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Feb 26, 2018

McCollum Writes In The Nation on Human Rights for Palestinian Children
    — Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2017

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Nov 14, 2017

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

H.R. 4391 (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. 4391. 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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