H.R.6657 - Egypt Accountability and Democracy Promotion Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] (Introduced 12/13/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/13/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.6657 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/13/2012)
Egypt Accountability and Democracy Promotion Act - States that U.S. policy shall be to use its foreign assistance for Egypt to advance U.S. national security interests in Egypt, including encouraging the advancement of political, economic, and religious freedom in Egypt.
Limits specified security and economic assistance to Egypt unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress every six months that the Egyptian government: (1) is not controlled by or under the influence of a foreign terrorist organization, or that no supporter of a foreign terrorist organization serves in a policy-making position in the government; (2) has implemented legal reforms that protect the political, economic, and religious freedoms and human rights of all citizens and residents of Egypt; (3) is fully implementing the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty; and (4) is taking verifiable steps to destroy the smuggling network and tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and is cracking down on extremist groups in the Sinai Peninsula.
Provides for a limited national security waiver of such restrictions.
Sets forth reporting requirements.