H.R. 2431 (105th): International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2431 (105th) in the House.

The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 106–113, Public Law 107–228, Public Law 108–332, and Public Law 108–458) was passed to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States, and to advocate on the behalf of the individuals viewed as persecuted in foreign countries on the account of religion. The Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 27, 1998. Three cooperative entities have been maintained by this act to monitor religious persecution.

  1. An Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the Department of State,
  2. A bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and
  3. A Special Adviser on International Religious Freedom within the National Security Council.

While the original bill imposed mandatory sanctions on the countries supporting religious persecution, the amended act offers the president a waiver provision if he feels that it would further the goal of the bill or promote the interests of U.S. national security not to impose measures on a designated country.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Congress
105th Congress
Date
May 14, 1998
Chamber
House
Number
#155
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 375
 
 
 
87%
206 169 0
  Nay 41
 
 
 
9%
14 27 0
Present 1
 
 
 
0%
0 1 0
Not Voting 15
 
 
 
3%
6 8 1
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