S.226 - Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/04/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.226 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/04/2021)
Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act of 2021
This bill establishes measures to protect the human rights of journalists.
Specifically, the bill (1) expands the scope of required reports related to violations of the human rights of journalists, (2) requires the President to impose certain property- and visa-blocking sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of the human rights of journalists, and (3) prohibits certain foreign assistance to a governmental entity of a country if an official acting under authority of the entity has committed a gross violation of human rights against a journalist.