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Official Title as Introduced

Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.

Actions Overview (1)

02/15/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

07/27/2017 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
07/27/2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/18/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
02/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
02/15/2017 Introduced in House

Cosponsors (93)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 02/15/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]* 02/15/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/15/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 02/15/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/15/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 03/07/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 03/07/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 03/07/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 03/07/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 03/22/2017
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 03/22/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 03/22/2017
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 03/22/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 03/22/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 03/24/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 03/24/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 03/24/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 03/24/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 03/24/2017
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 03/24/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/24/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 03/24/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 04/17/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/17/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 04/17/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 04/25/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 05/04/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/04/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 05/04/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 05/04/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 05/17/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/17/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 06/08/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/08/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/08/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/29/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 06/29/2017
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] 06/29/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/29/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 06/29/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/29/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 06/29/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/29/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 06/29/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 06/29/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 06/29/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 06/29/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/12/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 07/12/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 07/12/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 07/12/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 07/12/2017
Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2] 07/12/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 07/19/2017
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 07/19/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 07/19/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 07/27/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 07/27/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 08/04/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 08/04/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/07/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 09/07/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 09/07/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 09/07/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 09/27/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 09/27/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/27/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 09/27/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/05/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 10/05/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 10/05/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 11/13/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 11/13/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 01/16/2018
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 01/25/2018
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 01/29/2018
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/06/2018
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 02/26/2018
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 02/26/2018
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 02/26/2018
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 02/26/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 03/01/2018
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 03/01/2018
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/01/2018
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 03/01/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 03/06/2018
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 03/06/2018
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 03/06/2018
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 03/08/2018
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 03/08/2018
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 03/08/2018
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 03/14/2018
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 03/14/2018

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs02/15/2017 Referred to
07/27/2017 Markup by
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations05/18/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (18)

  • Africa
  • Conflicts and wars
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Detention of persons
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Ethiopia
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Human rights
  • Military assistance, sales, and agreements
  • News media and reporting
  • Protest and dissent
  • Rule of law and government transparency
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • Terrorism
  • United Nations

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/15/2017)

Condemns: (1) the killing of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; (2) the detention of journalists, students, activists and political leaders who exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and expression through peaceful protests; and (3) the abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation to stifle political and civil dissent and journalistic freedoms.

Urges: (1) protesters in Ethiopia to refrain from violence and from encouragement or acceptance of violence in demonstrations, and (2) all armed factions to cease their conflict with the Ethiopian government and engage in peaceful negotiations.

Calls on the government of Ethiopia to:

  • lift the state of emergency;
  • end the use of excessive force by security forces;
  • investigate the killings and excessive use of force that took place as a result of protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions;
  • release dissidents, activists, and journalists who have been imprisoned for exercising constitutional rights;
  • respect the right to peaceful assembly and guarantee freedom of the press;
  • engage in open consultations with citizens regarding its development strategy;
  • allow a United Nations rapporteur to conduct an independent examination of the state of human rights in Ethiopia;
  • address the grievances brought forward by representatives of registered opposition parties;
  • hold accountable those responsible for killing, torturing, and detaining innocent civilians who exercised their constitutional rights; and
  • investigate and report on the circumstances surrounding the September 3, 2016, shootings and fire at Qilinto Prison, the deaths of persons in attendance at the annual Irreecha festivities at Lake Hora near Bishoftu on October 2, 2016, and the ongoing killings of civilians over several years in the Somali Regional State by police.

Calls on such government to repeal proclamations that:

  • can be used to harass or prohibit funding for organizations that investigate human rights violations, engage in peaceful political dissent, or advocate for greater political freedoms;
  • prohibit those displaced from their land from seeking judicial redress;
  • permit the detention of peaceful protesters and political opponents who legally exercise their rights to freedom of expression and association; and
  • limit peaceful nonprofit operations in Ethiopia.

Calls on: (1) the Department of State to review security assistance and improve oversight of U.S. assistance to Ethiopia; (2) the U.S. Agency for International Development to lead efforts to develop a strategy to support improved democracy and governance in Ethiopia; and (3) the State Department, in cooperation with the Department of the Treasury, to apply appropriate sanctions on foreign persons or entities responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against any nationals in Ethiopia;.

Supports the peaceful efforts of the Ethiopian people to exercise their constitutional rights.