Summary: H.R.4744 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4744. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/09/2018)

Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

This bill directs the President to identify and impose sanctions against senior members of the government of Iran and other persons who are responsible for or complicit in committing serious human rights violations, or engaging in censorship, the diversion of goods intended for the people of Iran, or public corruption.

The President shall identify and impose U.S. entry and financial sanctions against persons who are responsible for or complicit in the politically-motivated intimidation, detention, or trial of: (1) U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident aliens in Iran; or (2) Iranians, Iranian residents, or persons of Iranian origin outside of Iran. The President shall impose U.S. entry sanctions against specified family members of identified persons.

The Department of State shall submit to Congress a strategy to prevent elements of the Iranian regime from engaging in hostage-taking or the prolonged arbitrary detention of U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident aliens.

The bill authorizes the consolidation of certain Iran-related reports.