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H.CON.RES.23: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, or to any similar agreement on the arms trade.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mike Kelly, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 151 (3 Democrats, 148 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2013
Latest Major Action March 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the President should not sign the Arms Trade Treaty, and that, if he transmits the Treaty with his signature to the Senate, the Senate should not ratify it; and (2) until the Treaty has been signed by the President, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of implementing legislation by Congress, no federal funds should be appropriated or authorized to implement the Treaty, or any similar agreement, or to conduct activities relevant to the Treaty, or any similar agreement.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.