Federal - HR 2297

A bill to prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.

Introduced

May 13, 2015

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A bill to prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 9

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  • Dec. 18, 2015Deutch, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.698, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1829

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Became Public Law, PL 114-102, 129 Stat. 2205. Congressional Record p. D25

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H10715

  • Dec. 17, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H10696, H10708

  • Dec. 17, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S8793

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H9356

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — Measure passed in the House via motion to concur by roll call vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required), 425-0. Congressional Record p. H9356

  • Dec. 16, 2015House Vote 698 Hezbollah Fundraising — Motion to Concur
    Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that, as amended, would sanction foreign financial institutions that facilitate transactions or money laundering on behalf of Hezbollah or its agents. The bill would direct the president to prohibit opening or maintaining an account in the United States by a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates Hezbollah or a person or activity of Hezbollah. The measure would make entities who violate this prohibition subject to monetary fines or prison terms. Further, the bill would allow the president to waive the sanctions on a case-by-case basis in the interest of the United States' national security. The bill also would require the president to submit reports to Congress on Hezbollah's transnational criminal activities and would require the State and Treasury departments to submit reports on Hezbollah's assets and international fundraising and financial activities. Motion agreed to thus clearing the bill for the president, 425-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H9356

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., for Rubio, R-Fla., amendment no. 2811, that would amend the title of the bill, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S8027

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S8027

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., for Rubio, R-Fla., substitute amendment, no. 2810, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S8027

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S8027

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S8027

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2811. Congressional Record p. S8026

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2810. Congressional Record p. S8024-S8026

  • May 18, 2015 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S2971

  • May 15, 2015Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.227, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H3231

  • May 14, 2015 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 423-0, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H2999

  • May 14, 2015House Vote 227 Sanctions on Foreign Financial Institutions Facilitating Hezbollah — Passage
    Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that facilitate transactions or money laundering on behalf of Hezbollah or its agents. The measure also would require several reports and briefings on Hezbollah and on the administration's efforts to deter its activities. Motion agreed to 423-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (282 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H2983-H2989, H2998-H2999

  • May 14, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Cook, (R-Calif.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)Price, T. (R-Ga.)
    Dold, (R-Ill.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
  • May 13, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 4

    Deutch, (D-Fla.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)
    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
  • May 13, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Financial Services, House Foreign Affairs.Congressional Record p. H2957