H.Res.1024 - Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote international religious freedom and marking the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 07/24/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.1024 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/24/2018)
Marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
Reaffirms the commitment of: (1) the United States to advance religious freedom as a fundamental part of U.S. foreign policy, and (2) Congress to work with the Administration to carry out the religious-freedom priorities made in the 2018 National Security Strategy of the United States.
Calls on the President, Department of State, and Members of Congress to leverage the growing network of foreign institutions focused on religious freedom.
Calls on the President and State Department to continue strengthening religious freedom diplomacy.
Calls on the President, State Department, and Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive response plan to protect and assist the victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, forced dislocations, mass detentions, and violence from extremist actors or terrorists.
Calls on the President, the State Department, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to ensure that trade negotiations include religious-freedom conditions.