H.R.5970 - Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 05/06/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/03/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5970 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/06/2008)
Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008 - Amends the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to authorize assistance to promote democracy and civil society in Belarus.
Includes Internet broadcasting within the scope of increased support and funding for U.S. government and surrogate broadcasting to Belarus. Specifies that funding may be used for broadcasting by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America, and European Radio for Belarus and Belsat.
Includes cessation of repression against student activists and ethnic minorities among the criteria that the government of Belarus must meet in order to end U.S. sanctions under such Act.