H.R. 632 (99th): South African Human Rights Act of 1985


Jan 24, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Buddy” Roemer III

Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ban new investment by United States persons in South Africa, to require United States persons to comply with certain employment principles in doing business in South Africa, to prohibit United States banks from making loans to enterprises in South Africa, and for other purposes, in order to distance the United States from the abhorrent apartheid policies of the South African Government and to send a clear signal to that regime to modify those racist policies or face further economic isolation.

Summary (CRS)

1/24/1985--Introduced.South African Human Rights Act of 1985 - TitleI - Investment in South AfricaDirects the President to prohibit U.S. persons from making any investment in South Africa. Directs the President ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 1985

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 632”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (26D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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