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S. 712 (116th): Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

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A bill to provide assistance for United States nationals taken hostage or unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Mar 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 15, 2020 but was never passed by the House.

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What legislators are saying

Senate Approves Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Jun 16, 2020

Rubio, Menendez, Leahy, Coons, Shaheen, Praise Passage of Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 22, 2020

Senate Approves Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery And Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 16, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 712 will be negligible.

History

Mar 7, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 14, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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May 21, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 15, 2020
 
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.

S. 712 (116th) 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 S. 712. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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