The White House said the U.S. would continue to support health, agricultural, mine clearance and other programs "in support of the Cambodian people."
Rights groups and Western nations have decried a crackdown against the political opposition and independent media ahead of a general election set for July 29.
The bill would mark the most severe sanctions on Cambodia since 1997 when the United States cut off aid after Hun Sen ousted his co-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh in a bloody coup.
Sunday’s election will see 58 of the Senate’s 62 members elected by a vote of members of parliament and more than 11,000 commune councilors across the country.
Australian state MP says he is taking the threat to federal authorities.
Former opposition lawmaker seeks explanation from Hun Many, who says his Facebook account was hacked, as women allegedly involved distance themselves.
Months after dissolution of Cambodia's main opposition party, many people say publicly supporting the opposition has become risky — 'now we don't dare to talk'
When contacted by VOA, Many declined to comment on the leak, instead calling for a face-to-face interview, which must be applied for in writing.
In the East Asia and the Pacific region, Cambodia came in last place out of 15 countries included in the report, and last in the group of 30 lower-middle income countries.
Bou Rachana fled to Thailand while heavily pregnant and gave birth to her fifth son while living there.
Even those who consider themselves supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party said they felt under pressure.
The CARI Act was sponsored by Sen. Linsey Graham, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Dick Durban, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Ben Cardin, and was introduced on February 8.