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S.929: Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act - Directs the President to: (1) impose financial and immigration/entry sanctions on listed nationals of Vietnam who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Vietnam; and (2) submit to Congress a publicly available list of individuals determined to be complicit in such human rights abuses.

Authorizes the President to waive sanctions to comply with international agreements or if in the U.S. national interest.

Terminates sanctions if the President certifies to Congress that the government of Vietnam has: (1) released all political prisoners; (2) ceased its practices of violence, detention, and abuse of citizens of Vietnam engaging in peaceful political activity; and (3) conducted a transparent investigation into the killings, arrest, and abuse of such political activists and prosecuted those responsible.

Expresses the sense...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3341-3342)