Thursday, February 7, 2013
The following bills relating to international issues have been introduced in the U.S. Congress.
- HR 479 (Grijalva, D-AZ), to prohibit the transfer of defense articles and defense services to the governments of foreign countries that are engaging in gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/4/13, H342.
- HR 491 (Smith, R-NJ), to prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, and to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/4/13, H342.
- HR 528 (Bucshon, R-IN), to prohibit foreign assistance to countries with a gross domestic product of $1,500,000,000,000 or more; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/6/13, H410.
- HR 571 (Ryan, D-OH), to suspend United States assistance to Brazil until such time as Brazil amends its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/6/13, H412.
- HR 572 (Ryan, D-OH), to suspend the issuance of visas to nationals of Brazil until such time as Brazil amends its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries; to Judiciary. CR 2/6/13, H412.
- HR 575 (Stockman, R-TX), to express the sense of the Congress that the United States should not adopt any treaty that poses a threat to national sovereignty or abridges any rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution, such as the right to keep and bear arms, and to withhold funding from the United Nations unless the president certifies that the United Nations has not taken action to restrict, attempt to restrict, or otherwise adversely infringe upon the rights of individuals in the United States to keep and bear arms, or abridge any of the other constitutionally protected rights of citizens of the United States; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/6/13, H412.
- H Res 61 (Wilson, D-FL), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should work with the government of Haiti to address gender-based violence against women and children; to Foreign Affairs. CR 2/6/13, H413.
Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office.