H.R.1327: Free Syria Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 7 (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Free Syria Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that:

  • the United States should increase its humanitarian support for those affected by the conflict in Syria;
  • Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon should be commended for keeping its borders open to Syrian refugees;
  • the President should urge other countries in the area to keep their borders open for such purpose, and should urge the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to expedite the protection and resettlement of the most vulnerable refugees;
  • the President should provide temporary immigration relief measures for and grant humanitarian parole to Syrian nationals with approved immigrant petitions;
  • the United States should coordinate its assistance efforts with the Syrian Opposition Coalition's Assistance Coordination Unit;
  • individuals within the Bashar al Assad (Assad) regime who have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity must be brought to justice;
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    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs