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S. 1158 (115th): Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018

A bill to help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises.

Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 17, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 14, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2019.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Passes Cardin, Young Bipartisan Bill to Bolster U.S. Leadership in Genocide and Atrocity Prevention
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Dec 13, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Bolster U.S. Leadership in Genocide and Atrocity Prevention
    — Sen. Todd Young [R-IN] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 14, 2018

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Wagner Bill to Prevent Mass Atrocity Crimes
    — Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2] on May 17, 2018

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History

May 17, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 26, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 12, 2018
 
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.

Dec 21, 2018
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 14, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1158 (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.

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

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