H.R.598 - Georgia Support Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] (Introduced 01/16/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Meetings:||05/22/19 2:00PM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/23/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.598 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (10/22/2019)
Georgia Support Act
This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress on various topics related to Georgia. The reports shall cover (1) U.S. security assistance to Georgia and an assessment of threats to the country's independence and its ability to defend itself, (2) cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and Georgia, and (3) a strategy to help Georgia expand its capabilities to combat Russian disinformation and propaganda.
The President shall impose entry and property-blocking sanctions against foreign persons responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia that are occupied by Russia. The President shall also report to Congress every 180 days on such foreign persons.