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S. 1916: Combating International Islamophobia Act

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Does the issue need its own State Department subdivision?

Context and what the legislation does

Anti-Islam bias manifests itself around the world.

For example, China has forcibly removed more than 1 million Muslim Uyghurs from their homes and into concentration camps, where they’ve been tortured. In 2021, the State Department officially called it a “genocide.”

The next year, 2022, the State Department also declared the Burmese military has committed genocide against the Muslim Rohingya minority.

The Combating International Islamophobia Act would create a new Office to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia within the State Department, to monitor such incidents and coordinate the U.S. response worldwide.

The Senate version was introduced on June 8, as S. 1916, by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). The House version was introduced the …

Sponsor and status

Cory Booker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2023
Length: 8 pages
Jun 8, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 8, 2023

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6 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted (details)


Jun 8, 2023

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S. 1916 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 S. 1916. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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