Washington, D.C – US lawmakers have said they are optimistic that a new bill to impose sanctions on Cambodia will be passed by Congress given the strong support it received last year.
The Cambodia Democracy Act was reintroduced by Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) earlier this month and has received bi-partisan support. It was co-sponsored by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX).
The bill aims to apply travel and economic sanctions on individuals who have “undermined democracy” in Cambodia and violated human rights.
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