Summary: S.3607 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/11/2018)

Organization of American States Legislative Engagement Act of 2018

This bill directs the Department of State of State to establish procedures for the Organization of American States (OAS) that:

  • increase the participation of elected national legislators from OAS member states in OAS activities, including activities that advance the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter;
  • create an annual forum for the presidents of such legislatures to discuss issues of hemispheric importance, including efforts to combat corruption and defend human rights;
  • permit such legislators to make presentations and provide expert advice to the OAS Secretariat, OAS Permanent Council, and OAS General Assembly; and
  • strengthen OAS Secretariat programs that provide technical assistance for legislative modernization.

The State Department shall:

  • carry out diplomatic efforts to secure political and financial support for such procedures, and
  • submit to Congress a strategy for supporting OAS anti-corruption and human rights promotion efforts.