H.R.3342. An act to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons that are responsible for using civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.

United States Senate
Last action 10 days ago
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Summary

                    (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.) Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act  (Sec. 3) This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to condemn Hizballah's use of human shields as a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights and act against those that engage in such practice.  (Sec. 4) The President is urged to use U.S. influence at the United Nations Security Council to secure support for a resolution imposing multilateral sanctions against Hizballah for its use of human shields.  (Sec. 5) The President shall:    transmit to Congress and update a list of each foreign person or entity that is a member of, or acting on behalf of, Hizballah and that is responsible for, or complicit in, the use of human shields and each foreign person, entity, or instrumentality of a foreign state that has supported or facilitated such person or entity; and  impose U.S.-based property blocking and visa sanctions, including revocation of existing visas, against such person, entity, or instrumentality.  The President may waive the application of sanctions for up to 120 days if the President reports to Congress that such waiver is vital to national security interests.  (Sec. 6) The President shall report to Congress on whether the following persons or instrumentalities meet sanctions criteria: (1) the Secretary General of Hizballah; (2) members of the Hizballah Politburo; (3) other senior members of Hizballah or other associated entities as the President determines appropriate; and (4) any person, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign state that provides material support to Hizballah's use of civilian human shields.
                

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Actions

  • Senate Floor: Message on Senate action sent to the House.

    Fri, Oct 12th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.

    Thu, Oct 11th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.

    Thu, Oct 11th 2018
  • Senate Discharge: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.

    Thu, Oct 11th 2018
  • Senate Floor: Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6881)

    Thu, Oct 11th 2018
  • Senate IntroReferral: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Thu, Oct 26th 2017
  • House Floor: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Wed, Oct 25th 2017
  • House Floor: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8178-8179)

    Wed, Oct 25th 2017
  • House Floor: DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3342.

    Wed, Oct 25th 2017
  • House Floor: Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8178-8183)

    Wed, Oct 25th 2017
  • House Floor: Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

    Wed, Oct 25th 2017
  • House Calendars: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 269.

    Tue, Oct 24th 2017
  • House Discharge: Committee on the Judiciary discharged.

    Tue, Oct 24th 2017
  • House Committee: Reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 115-367, Part I.

    Tue, Oct 24th 2017
  • House Committee: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Thu, Sep 28th 2017
  • House Committee: Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    Thu, Sep 28th 2017
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Thu, Jul 20th 2017