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S. 388: Honduras Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act of 2021

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A bill to suspend certain United States assistance for the Government of Honduras until corruption, impunity, and human rights violations are no longer systemic, and the perpetrators of these crimes are being brought to justice.

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Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Length: 25 pages
Feb 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 23, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 23, 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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11 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Merkley and Rep. Schakowsky Lead Colleagues in Letter Encouraging the Administration to Cultivate a Strong Relationship with New President Xiomara Castro of Honduras
    — Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] (Sponsor) on Feb 17, 2022

Members of Congress Lead Push to Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Honduras
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] on Nov 16, 2021

Merkley Statement on U.S. Extradition Request of Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández
    — Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] (Sponsor) on Feb 15, 2022

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Feb 23, 2021

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