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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To permit persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to enter into transactions with certain sanctioned foreign persons that are customary, necessary, and incidental to the donation or provision of goods or services to prevent or alleviate the suffering of civilian populations, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
11/18/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
01/09/2014Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/18/2013Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
11/18/2013Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
11/18/2013Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/18/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 11/19/2013
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 11/19/2013
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 11/19/2013

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs11/18/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary11/18/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/09/2014 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/18/2013)

Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that humanitarian organizations acting in good faith and with the appropriate restrictions and controls in place should not be prevented from providing aid to civilian populations before or early on in humanitarian crises, such as in the famine in al-Shabaab-controlled areas of Somalia.

Amends the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to permit under specified conditions persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to enter into transactions with certain sanctioned foreign persons that are customary, necessary, and incidental to the donation or provision of goods or services to prevent or alleviate the suffering of civilian populations.

Directs the Secretary of State to establish an Advisory Council on United States Policy Related to Non-Governmental Activities to Prevent and Respond to Human Suffering in Areas Affected By Certain Sanctioned Foreign Persons.

Amends the federal criminal code to exclude from the definition of "material support or resources" (regarding foreign terrorist organizations) engaging in speech or communication with a terrorist organization to prevent or alleviate the suffering of a civilian population, including speech or communication to reduce or eliminate the frequency and severity of violent conflict and reducing its impact on the civilian population.