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Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

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A bill to impose additional sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses by the Government of Iran, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
01/30/2018Introduced in Senate

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01/30/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 01/30/2018
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 01/30/2018
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/30/2018
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 06/04/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Foreign Relations01/30/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/30/2018)

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 in Iran of U.S. citizens or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

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 aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

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