H.R.8313 - Philippine Human Rights Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] (Introduced 09/17/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/17/2020 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.R.8313 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/17/2020)
Philippine Human Rights Act
This bill imposes limitations on providing assistance to the police or military of the Philippines.
No federal funds may be used to provide such assistance until the Philippines government has taken certain actions, including (1) investigating and successfully prosecuting members of its military and police forces who have violated human rights, (2) withdrawing the military from domestic policing activities, and (3) establishing that it effectively protects the rights of journalists and civil society activists.
The President shall also direct U.S. representatives at multilateral development banks to vote against providing loans to the police or military of the Philippines.