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Short Titles as Introduced

International Human Rights Defense Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

To establish in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department of State a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Peoples, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

06/07/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

06/07/2018Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/07/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (173)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 06/07/2018
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 06/07/2018
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 06/07/2018
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 06/07/2018
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/08/2018
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/08/2018
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 06/08/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 06/12/2018
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 06/12/2018
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/13/2018
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/14/2018
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 06/22/2018
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 06/22/2018
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 06/22/2018
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 06/22/2018
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 06/22/2018
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 06/22/2018
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 07/12/2018
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/12/2018
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 09/12/2018
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 09/12/2018
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 09/12/2018
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 09/12/2018
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 09/12/2018
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 09/12/2018
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/12/2018
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 09/12/2018
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 09/12/2018
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 09/12/2018
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 09/12/2018
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 09/12/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 09/12/2018
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 09/12/2018
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/12/2018
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 09/12/2018
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 09/12/2018
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 09/12/2018
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/12/2018
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 09/13/2018
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/13/2018
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 09/13/2018
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/13/2018
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 09/13/2018
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 09/13/2018
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 09/13/2018
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 09/13/2018
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/13/2018
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 09/13/2018
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 09/13/2018
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 09/13/2018
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 09/13/2018
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 09/13/2018
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 09/13/2018
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 09/13/2018
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 09/17/2018
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/17/2018
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 09/17/2018
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 09/17/2018
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 09/17/2018
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/17/2018
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 09/17/2018
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 09/17/2018
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 09/17/2018
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/17/2018
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 09/17/2018
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 09/17/2018
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 09/17/2018
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 09/17/2018
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/17/2018
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 09/17/2018
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 09/20/2018
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 09/20/2018
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/20/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 09/20/2018
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 09/20/2018
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 09/20/2018
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/20/2018
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 09/20/2018
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 09/20/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 09/20/2018
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/20/2018
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 09/20/2018
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/20/2018
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 09/25/2018
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 09/25/2018
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 09/25/2018
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 09/25/2018
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 09/25/2018
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 09/27/2018
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 09/27/2018
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 09/27/2018
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 09/27/2018
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 09/27/2018
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 09/27/2018
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 09/27/2018
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 09/27/2018
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/28/2018
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 09/28/2018
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/28/2018
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 09/28/2018
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 09/28/2018
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/02/2018
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/02/2018
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 10/02/2018
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 10/02/2018
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 10/12/2018
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/19/2018
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 11/06/2018
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 12/10/2018
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 12/21/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs06/07/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/07/2018)

International Human Rights Defense Act of 2018

This bill establishes in the Department of State a permanent Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex) Peoples who shall serve as the principal State Department advisor regarding human rights for LGBTI people and represent the United States in diplomatic matters relevant to the human rights of LGBTI people.

The special envoy shall periodically provide Congress with a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to criminalization, discrimination, and violence against LGBTI people. The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development may provide assistance to prevent and respond to such activities against LGBTI people.

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended to require that annual country reports on human rights practices include information on criminalization, discrimination, and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.