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


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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Jan 24, 1985

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