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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

PACT Act
Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act

Short Titles as Introduced

PACT Act
Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To impose sanctions with respect to Turkey, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
10/29/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 16 (Roll no. 592).(text: CR H8568-8571)
10/16/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
10/30/2019SenateReceived in the Senate.
10/29/2019-5:38pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/29/2019-5:38pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 16 (Roll no. 592). (text: CR H8568-8571)
10/29/2019-5:28pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8584-8585)
10/29/2019-4:04pmHouseAt 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.
10/29/2019-3:29pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4695.
10/29/2019-3:29pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8568-8576)
10/29/2019-3:28pmHouseMr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, 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.
10/16/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (104)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 10/16/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 10/18/2019
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 10/18/2019
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 10/18/2019
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 10/18/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 10/18/2019
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 10/18/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 10/18/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 10/18/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 10/18/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 10/18/2019
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 10/18/2019
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 10/18/2019
Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] 10/18/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 10/18/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 10/18/2019
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 10/18/2019
Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] 10/18/2019
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 10/18/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 10/18/2019
Rep. Burchett, Tim [R-TN-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] 10/18/2019
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 10/18/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/18/2019
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] 10/18/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/18/2019
Rep. Rose, John W. [R-TN-6] 10/18/2019
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 10/18/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 10/18/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 10/21/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/21/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 10/21/2019
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 10/21/2019
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14] 10/21/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 10/21/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 10/22/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 10/22/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 10/22/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 10/22/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 10/22/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 10/22/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 10/22/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 10/22/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/22/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 10/22/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/22/2019
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 10/22/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 10/22/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 10/23/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/23/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/23/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/23/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 10/23/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 10/23/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/23/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/23/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 10/23/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/23/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/28/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 10/28/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 10/28/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/28/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/28/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 10/28/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 10/28/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 10/28/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 10/28/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 10/28/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 10/28/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 10/28/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/28/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 10/28/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/28/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/28/2019
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 10/28/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 10/28/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 10/28/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 10/28/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 10/28/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/28/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 10/28/2019
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 10/28/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 10/28/2019
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 10/29/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 10/29/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 10/29/2019
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 10/29/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 10/29/2019

Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs10/16/2019 Referred to
House Financial Services10/16/2019 Referred to
House Oversight and Reform10/16/2019 Referred to
House Ways and Means10/16/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary10/16/2019 Referred to
House Armed Services10/16/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House (10/29/2019)

Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act or the PACT Act

This bill addresses Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria.

The President shall impose visa- and asset-blocking sanctions on specific Turkish officials connected to the invasion. The Department of State shall report on (1) other Turkish officials involved with the invasion; and (2) foreign persons that knowingly provided defense articles, services, or technology to Turkey that could be used in the invasion. Such foreign persons shall also be subject to visa- and asset-blocking sanctions.

The President shall impose financial sanctions on the large Turkish state-owned bank known as Halkbank and on any foreign financial institutions that the State Department determines to have knowingly facilitated significant transactions for the Turkish Armed Forces or Turkey's defense industry related to the invasion.

The President shall impose sanctions on Turkey's government pursuant to the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

A U.S. defense article, service, or technology may not be transferred to Turkey's government if it (1) is covered under the Arms Export Control Act, and (2) may be used by Turkey in military operations in northern Syria. The President may not exercise certain emergency waiver authority in relation to this prohibition.

Certain Syrians, including Syrian Kurds who have partnered with the U.S. government in Syria, shall be (1) designated as Priority 2 refugees of special humanitarian concern, and (2) exempt from various numerical limitations under immigration law.

The bill calls for various reports, including on (1) the national-security impact of the invasion, and (2) the net worth of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family.