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Referred in Senate (03/13/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 596


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 13, 2019

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


AN ACT

To prohibit United States Government recognition of the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, 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 “Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition against United States recognition of the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea.

(a) Statement of policy.—It is the policy of the United States not to recognize the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(b) Prohibition.—In accordance with subsection (a), no Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that implies recognition of the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(c) Waiver.—The President may waive the prohibition in subsection (b) on a case-by-case basis if the President determines that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to do so.

Passed the House of Representatives March 12, 2019.

    Attest: cheryl l. johnson,   
    Clerk.