Text: S.1627 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/18/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1627


To ensure the Secretary of State complies fully with reporting requirements in section 116(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 18, 2015

Mr. Cruz (for himself and Mr. Kirk) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

To ensure the Secretary of State complies fully with reporting requirements in section 116(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Human Rights Accountability Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Penalty for failure to comply with reporting requirements on human rights and severe forms of trafficking in persons.

Of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available for a fiscal year for the Department of State for “Diplomatic and Consular Programs” and not designated for Worldwide Security Protection, 5 percent shall be withheld from obligation for every 30 days after the deadline specified in subsection (d) of section 116 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151n(d)) that the Secretary of State submits the report required under such subsection.