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S. 1186: Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019

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A bill to promote democracy and human rights in Burma, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Length: 40 pages
Apr 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 11, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cardin, Young, Engel, Chabot Call for Accountability on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Aug 26, 2019

Rubio, Colleagues Renew Call for Sanctions on Burmese Officials for Rohingya Atrocities
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 12, 2019

Chabot, Engel, Cardin, Young Call for Accountability on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
    — Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1] on Aug 26, 2019

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Apr 11, 2019

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S. 1186 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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