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HR 2431 - Religious Freedom - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-292 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (98-0) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (375-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Religious Freedom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an Office on Religious Persecution Monitoring and calls for sanctions against countries engaged in religious persecution.

Highlights:
  • Establishes within the Department of State an Office on Religious Persecution Monitoring.
  • Stipulates the duties of the Department, including advising the President and Secretary of State on the status of religious freedom abroad and the creation of an annual report to Congress on governments promoting or tolerating religious persecution.
  • Instructs the President to impose sanctions against countries listed in the annual report as grievous offenders of religious freedom.
  • Imposes multilateral sanctions upon Sudan in response to religious persecution.
  • Bans sales of crime control, detection, torture, and electroshock instruments and equipment to countries known for using them to conduct religious persecution.
  • Gives victims of religious persecution easier access to the United States as refugees and denies visas to violators of religious freedom.
  • Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to encourage spending on programs promoting the right to free religious belief and practice.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Religious Freedom

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Elias Baldacci (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rod R. Blagojevich (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Lynn Christensen (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Merrill A. Cook (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob R. Etheridge (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Forbes (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Asa' Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick Joseph Kennedy (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark W. Neumann (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Pappas (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn W. Poshard (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William T. 'Bill' Redmond (NM - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. 'Bob' Riley (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven H. 'Steve' Schiff (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda A. Smith (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd Davidson Spence (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Esteban Edward Torres (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Turner (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Anacletus Underwood (GU - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sidney R. Yates (IL - D) (Out Of Office)