H.R. 2037: Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019

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Date of Report

Thu July 11th, 2019

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To encourage accountability for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sponsor: Rep. Tomasz Malinowski — D — NJ

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to the Congress on foreign people who he determines played a role in killing Jamal Khashoggi or obstructed the ensuing investigation. The bill would require the Administration to sanction those foreign people by denying them permission to travel to, enter into, or remain in the United States. Finally, the bill would require the Secretary of State to assess whether the United States should restrict security assistance to Saudi Arabia, to report to the Congress on violations of human rights in Saudi Arabia, and to describe actions taken by the United States to address those violations.

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