H.R.652 - To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to limit assistance to countries that engage in certain discriminatory religious, educational, or freedom of movement practices.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] (Introduced 02/13/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/13/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.652 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/13/2013)
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prohibit assistance (other than humanitarian assistance) to a country that follows any of the following activities: (1) engages in state-sanctioned religious persecution of minority religious groups as evidenced by anti-blasphemy laws or penalties applied to minority religious groups for sharing their faith; (2) prevents equal access to education on the basis of gender, race, or ethnicity; or (3) does not accept the return of its nationals who have been removed from another country following a removal proceeding.
Authorizes the President to waive such prohibition on a case-by-case basis if in U.S. national security interests to do so.