WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and four of their Republican colleagues in introducing legislation (S. 3924) to reauthorize the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for twelve years, until December 31, 2034. The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which became law in 2016, provides the President of the United States with the authority to leverage economic sanctions against any party responsible for “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights” against human rights defenders or individuals exposing government corruption. The current authorization is set to expire December 2022.
Sens. Johnson and Marco Rubio were joined on the bill by Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).
The full text of the bill can be found here.