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President Trump Enacts H.R 390

A bill sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ04) was signed into law by President Trump. Formally titled the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, the law authorizes various United States agencies to provide assistance to those in Iraq and Syria who are investigating genocide and other abuses against the countries’ religious minorities.

The bill also authorizes US agencies to correct shortfalls in the US justice system in order to better prosecute the international perpetrators of these injustices.

In the House the measure was approved by a voice-vote, while in the Senate it was agreed to by unanimous consent.