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H.R. 6156 (112th): Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Dec 6, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6156 (112th) in the Senate.

The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.

Since 2016 the bill, which applies globally, authorizes government to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering the U.S.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes D R I
Yea 96%
 
 
 
92
45
 
46
 
1
 
Nay 4%
 
 
 
4
3
 
0
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
4
3
 
1
 
0
 

Bill Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 98% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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