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H.R. 4744: Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4744 details the human rights abuses and hostage-taking perpetrated by the Government of Iran. It requires the President to determine whether senior Iranian officials are responsible for human rights abuses and whether official Iranian businesses should be sanctioned for public corruption under existing law. It also imposes property-blocking and visa-denial sanctions for Iranian officials (and family members) responsible for politically motivated detentions of U.S. citizens and residents, or abuses against Iranian expatriates.

Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced:

Jan 9, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 26, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 26, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 4744 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Jan 9, 2018
 
Introduced

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Mar 15, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 18, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Apr 26, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4744 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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