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H.R. 3001: Vietnam Human Rights Act

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To advance United States national interests by prioritizing the protection of internationally recognized human rights and development of the rule of law in relations between the United States and Vietnam, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 4, 2021
Length: 30 pages
May 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 4, 2021

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29 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 8 Republicans)

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

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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith on the 47th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon </span>Pass H.R. 3001, the Vietnam Human Rights Act
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 30, 2022

Bipartisan House Members Introduce Vietnam Human Rights Act
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Co-sponsor) on May 6, 2021

<span class='\"kicker\"'>One week before Vietnam Human Rights Day</span>Smith introduces bipartisan Vietnam Human Rights Act
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on May 6, 2021

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May 4, 2021

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