H.R.301: To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.

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Bill Cosponsors

72 (24 Democrats, 48 Republicans)

Bill Summary

(Sec. 2) Directs the President to appoint a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia within the Department of State. Requires the Special Envoy to have the rank of ambassador. (Sec. 3) Requires the Special Envoy to: (1) promote the right of religious freedom of religious minorities in the countries of the Near East and South Central Asia, denounce the violation of such right,...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 19, 2013
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Sept. 18, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 22 (Roll no. 465). (text: CR 9/17/2013 H5564-5565)

Sept. 18, 2013
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5606)
Sept. 17, 2013
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Sept. 17, 2013
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 301.
Sept. 17, 2013
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5564-5567)
Sept. 17, 2013
Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
March 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
March 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
March 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Jan. 15, 2013
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Jan. 15, 2013

Introduced in the House by Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.)

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