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H.R.4653: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2014
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||international affairs|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Frank R. Wolf, R-Va.|
|Total Cosponsors||41 (22 Democrats, 19 Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 9, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||July 9, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the House
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United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) as an independent federal government advisory body through FY2019.
(Sec. 2) Requires USCIRF as a whole to have expertise on the variety of faiths practiced around the world.
Requires appointments to USCIRF to be made within 90 days of a vacancy. Removes authority under which a USCIRF member may serve after the expiration of that member's term until a successor has taken office.
(Sec. 3) Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to require the Secretary of State to receive assistance from USCIRF when establishing training for Foreign Service officers in the field of internationally recognized human rights, including instruction regarding the relationship between religious freedom and security, as well as the role of religious freedom in U.S. f...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|July 9, 2014||Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
|July 8, 2014||On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5836)|
|July 8, 2014||DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4653.|
|July 8, 2014||Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5836-5839)|
|July 8, 2014||Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.|
|June 26, 2014||Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.|
|June 26, 2014||Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|June 18, 2014||Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .|
|June 18, 2014||Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|June 4, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.|
|May 9, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|