Text: H.R.4154 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4154


To deny visas and entry to the United States to officials and employees of the Government of the Russian Federation due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2014

Mr. Poe of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To deny visas and entry to the United States to officials and employees of the Government of the Russian Federation due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Russia Visa Sanctions Act”.

SEC. 2. Denial of visas and entry to the United States to officials and employees of the Government of the Russian Federation due to the Russian military intervention into Ukraine.

(a) In general.—Except as necessary to meet United States obligations under the Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations, signed June 26, 1947, and entered into force November 21, 1947, and other applicable international treaty obligations, the Secretary of State shall deny a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall deny admission into the United States to, all officials and employees of the Government of the Russian Federation until such time as the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that—

(1) the military intervention into Ukraine by the Russian Federation has ceased; and

(2) the Russian Federation respects the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine in accordance with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances.

(b) Exception for certain military bases.—The certification requirement specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall not apply to military bases of the Russian Federation in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula operating in accordance with its 1997 agreement on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet Stationing on the Territory of Ukraine.