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H.R. 1111: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2021

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Like John Lennon, this bill’s sponsors say, “Give peace(building) a chance.”


California Democratic Rep. Barabra Lee’s biggest claim to fame was casting the lone House vote three days after 9/11 against the Authorization for Use of Military Force against Afghanistan, the country which harbored the Al Qaeda terrorist leaders who masterminded the terrorist attacks.

“I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States,” Rep. Lee said on the House floor at the time. “As a member of the clergy [at a memorial service for victims of the attacks earlier that day] so eloquently said, ‘‘As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.’’

Now, she’s introducing a proposal to steer the entire U.S. government in that …

Sponsor and status

Barbara Lee

Sponsor. Representative for California's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 51 pages
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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30 Cosponsors (30 Democrats)

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


Feb 18, 2021

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H.R. 1111 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1111. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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