IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 11, 2019
Mr. Grassley (for himself, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Cotton) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To require the United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to oppose assistance by the Bank for any country that exceeds the graduation threshold of the Bank and is of concern with respect to religious freedom.
Opposition to assistance by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for countries that exceed the graduation threshold and are of concern for religious freedom
The United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development shall instruct the United States Executive Director of the Bank to vote against, and to use the Executive Director’s best efforts to deny, any loan or the extension of any financial or technical assistance by the Bank to a country if—
the gross national income per capita of the country exceeds, by more than 35 percent, the threshold for graduation from eligibility for assistance from the Bank;
the reserves of the country exceed an amount equivalent to the value of goods and services imported into the country during the most recent 12-month period for which data are available; and
the country is designated—
as a country of particular concern for religious freedom under clause (ii) of section 402(b)(1)(A) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6442(b)(1)(A)); or
for placement on the special watch list under clause (iii) of that section.