H.R.854 - Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] (Introduced 01/29/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Meetings:||03/14/19 9:45AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/26/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.854 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (03/25/2019)
Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019
This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress a long term strategy for coordinating the provision of humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans both in Venezuela and in other parts of the Western Hemisphere and authorizes the President to provide humanitarian aid to such individuals. The strategy shall cover topics including how to provide public health commodities, food, and technical assistance. It shall also describe (1) current and anticipated challenges to distributing humanitarian assistance in Venezuela and elsewhere, and (2) how the United States is coordinating efforts with other countries.
The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on the impact of U.S. assistance for Venezuelans throughout the Western Hemisphere.