HR 1856

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1856

To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to strengthen the promotion of religious freedom in United States foreign policy and to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 2011

Mr. WOLF (for himself and Mr. SMITH of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services and Oversight and Government Reform, 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


A BILL

To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to strengthen the promotion of religious freedom in United States foreign policy and to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTIVITIES

TITLE II--COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

TITLE III--PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

TITLE IV--PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; POLICY.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTIVITIES

SEC. 101. OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM; AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

SEC. 102. REPORTS.

SEC. 103. TRAINING FOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS.

SEC. 104. PROGRAMS AND ALLOCATIONS OF FUNDS BY UNITED STATES MISSIONS ABROAD.

SEC. 105. PRISONER LISTS AND ISSUE BRIEFS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONCERNS.

SEC. 106. INTERAGENCY REPORT.

TITLE II--COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

SEC. 201. ESTABLISHMENT AND COMPOSITION.

SEC. 202. COMMISSION PERSONNEL MATTERS.

SEC. 203. REPORT OF THE COMMISSION.

SEC. 204. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 205. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND DISCLOSURE.

SEC. 206. TERMINATION.

TITLE III--PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

SEC. 301. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

SEC. 302. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO PARTICULARLY SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

SEC. 303. CONSULTATIONS.

SEC. 304. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

SEC. 305. TERMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.

TITLE IV--PROMOTION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

SEC. 401. ASSISTANCE FOR PROMOTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 501. REPORT ON EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAMS TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

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