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Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012

Short Titles as Introduced

Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
12/28/2012Became Public Law No: 112-220. (TXT | PDF)
12/28/2012Signed by President.
12/20/2012Presented to President.
12/18/2012Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 6 (Roll no. 630).(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H6840)
12/12/2012Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S7988)
09/19/2012Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6079-6080)
01/18/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
12/28/2012Became Public Law No: 112-220. (TXT | PDF)
12/28/2012Signed by President.
12/20/2012HousePresented to President.
12/18/2012-7:01pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/18/2012-7:01pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 6 (Roll no. 630). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H6840)
12/18/2012-6:54pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6853)
12/18/2012-1:00pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/18/2012-12:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on agreeing to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3783.
12/18/2012-12:43pmHouseMs. Ros-Lehtinen moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H6840-6841)
12/13/2012SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/12/2012SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S7988)
12/12/2012SenateS.Amdt.3334 Amendment SA 3334 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/12/2012SenateS.Amdt.3334 Amendment SA 3334 proposed by Senator Coons for Senator Rubio. (consideration: CR S7988; text: CR S7988) To provide that the comprehensive strategy may be submitted in classified form, but shall include an unclassified summary of policy recommendations to address the growing Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere.
12/12/2012SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7988)
09/20/2012SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
09/19/2012-3:09pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
09/19/2012-3:09pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/19/2012-3:09pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6079-6080)
09/19/2012-2:46pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3783.
09/19/2012-2:46pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6079-6083)
09/19/2012-2:46pmHouseMs. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/07/2012HouseOrdered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/07/2012HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/01/2012HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
03/01/2012HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
02/03/2012HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
02/03/2012HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia .
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
02/03/2012HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
01/18/2012HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
01/18/2012HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (87)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Mack, Connie [R-FL-14]* 01/18/2012
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Hochul, Kathleen C. [D-NY-26]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Canseco, Francisco "Quico" [R-TX-23]* 01/18/2012
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Walsh, Joe [R-IL-8]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-52]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-40]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Austria, Steve [R-OH-7]* 01/18/2012
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Quayle, Benjamin [R-AZ-3]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 01/18/2012
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 01/25/2012
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 01/25/2012
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 01/25/2012
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 01/25/2012
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 01/25/2012
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 01/25/2012
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 02/03/2012
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-12] 02/03/2012
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 02/03/2012
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-5] 02/03/2012
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 02/03/2012
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 02/03/2012
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 02/03/2012
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 02/03/2012
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 02/03/2012
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-15] 02/03/2012
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 02/03/2012
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 02/03/2012
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 02/03/2012
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 02/03/2012
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 02/03/2012
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 02/03/2012
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 02/03/2012
Rep. Buerkle, Ann Marie [R-NY-25] 02/03/2012
Rep. Turner, Robert L. [R-NY-9] 02/03/2012
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 02/21/2012
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 02/21/2012
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 02/21/2012
Rep. Scott, Tim [R-SC-1] 02/21/2012
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 02/21/2012
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 02/21/2012
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46] 02/21/2012
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24] 02/21/2012
Rep. Cravaack, Chip [R-MN-8] 02/27/2012
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-1] 02/27/2012
Rep. Adams, Sandy [R-FL-24] 02/29/2012
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 02/29/2012
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 02/29/2012
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 03/06/2012
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 03/06/2012
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 03/06/2012
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 03/06/2012
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 03/06/2012
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 03/06/2012
Rep. Rivera, David [R-FL-25] 03/06/2012
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 03/06/2012
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 03/07/2012
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 03/08/2012
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 03/08/2012
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 03/22/2012
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/27/2012
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 04/27/2012
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 05/07/2012
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 05/07/2012
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 07/11/2012
Rep. West, Allen B. [R-FL-22] 07/13/2012
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 07/13/2012
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 09/13/2012
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 09/13/2012
Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2] 09/19/2012
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 09/19/2012
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/19/2012

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs01/18/2012 Referred to
03/07/2012 Markup by
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade02/03/2012 Referred to
03/01/2012 Markup by
03/01/2012 Reported by
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia02/03/2012 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere02/03/2012 Referred to

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 112-220 (12/28/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 12, 2012. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 - States that it is U.S. policy to use a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile presence in the Western Hemisphere by working together with U.S. allies and partners in the region to deter threats to U.S. interests by Iran, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah.

Directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a strategy to address Iran's growing presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere which should include: (1) descriptions of the presence, activities, and operations of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah; (2) descriptions of the terrain, population, ports, foreign firms, airports, borders, media outlets, financial centers, foreign embassies, charities, religious and cultural centers, and income-generating activities utilized by Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah; (3) descriptions of the relationship of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah with transnational criminal organizations; (4) descriptions of the relationship of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah that may be present with governments in the Western Hemisphere; (5) descriptions of federal law enforcement capabilities, military forces, state and local government institutions, and other critical elements, such as nongovernmental organizations that may organize to counter the Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere; (6) descriptions of activity by Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah that may be present at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada and at other international borders within the Western Hemisphere; and (7) a plan to address efforts by foreign persons, entities, and governments in the region to assist Iran in evading sanctions, to protect U.S. interests, assets, and allies in the Western Hemisphere, to support U.S. efforts to designate persons and entities in the Western Hemisphere for proliferation and terrorist activities relating to Iran, and to address vital U.S. interests in ensuring energy supplies from the Western Hemisphere.

Authorizes such strategy to be submitted in classified form, but requires it to include an unclassified summary of policy recommendations addressing the growing Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should keep Congress informed about Iran's hostile actions in the Western Hemisphere.