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H.R.4028: To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Grace Meng, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 10, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 8, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on May 28, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the forms of violations of the right to religious freedom in many countries around the world.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 8, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-154.
Aug. 8, 2014 Signed by President.
July 31, 2014 Presented to President.
July 30, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 29, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5070)
July 21, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 475.
July 21, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment. With written report No. 113-214.
July 16, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
June 2, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
May 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4850)
May 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4028.
May 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4850-4851)
May 28, 2014 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Feb. 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.