US HB1945 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 76-0)
Status: Introduced on March 28 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-28 - 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.
Pending: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act This bill prohibits U.S. assistance to the police or military of Honduras. The Department of the Treasury shall instruct U.S. representatives of multilateral development banks to vote against providing loans to the Honduran police or military. The prohibition shall be lifted if the Department of State certifies to Congress that various conditions have been met, including that the Honduran government has (1) pursued all legal avenues to reach verdicts in specified crimes, such as the killings of indigenous land-rights activist Berta Caceres and of 100 small-farmer activists in the Aguan Valley; (2) investigated and prosecuted members of the military and police who have violated human rights; and (3) taken effective steps to establish the rule of law.

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Title

Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

Sponsors

Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-28HouseReferred 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.
2019-03-28HouseReferred 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.
2019-03-28HouseIntroduced in House

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