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H.R. 3485: Global Respect Act

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To impose sanctions on foreign persons responsible for violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Length: 16 pages
May 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 9, 2022

This bill passed in the House on February 9, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


74 Cosponsors (73 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3485 – Global Respect Act (Feb 1, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Transcript: Congressman Cicilline Remarks During Floor Debate on H.R. 3485, the Global Respect Act
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Feb 9, 2022

The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Town Hall and Congressional Updates
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2022

Heres how the lawmakers who represent Centre County in Congress voted Feb. 4-10
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Feb 15, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 3485 will be negligible.


May 25, 2021

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Sep 30, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Jan 10, 2022
Reported by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Jan 24, 2022
Text Published

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Feb 9, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3485 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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