Coptic Churches Accountability Act

September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

This bill would direct the State Dept. to submit an annual report on the “progress made in restoring or repairing burned, damaged or otherwise destroyed Christian religious property owned by Christians in the Arab Republic of Egypt during the sectarian violence in 8/2013.” The report would be required to cover the implementation of a new law, passed by the Egyptian government in 8/2016, that allegedly restricted the rebuilding of such churches, as well as the broader status of Egyptian laws and policies relating to Christian houses of worship. The bill would also direct the secretary of state to include issues relating to these churches in the annual State Dept. report on human rights in Egypt.

4 cosponsors (2D, 2R).

Last major action: 9/8/16 referred to House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.

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