By Ramsey Cox
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would authorize an assessment on the progress Haiti has made after a devastating earthquake.
The Senate also passed S. 653, the Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act, from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).
Blunt’s bill would authorize the president to appoint a special State Department envoy to promote the freedoms of religious minorities in Asian countries.
Both bills were passed through unanimous consent agreements before the Senate adjourned for the day. They now head to the House for further action.