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H.R.1687: Countering ALBA 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 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Countering ALBA Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of State to direct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States to defend, protect, and strengthen the independent Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to advance the protection of human rights throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Directs the President to impose sanctions against certain listed officials of ALBA governments (Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Ecuador) or persons acting on behalf of ALBA governments who the President determines are responsible for, or complicit in, the commission of serious human rights abuses against citizens of ALBA countries or their family members on or after February 2, 1999. Includes among authorized sanctions ineligibility for a U.S. entry visa and sanctions pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Terminates such sanctions when the President determines and certifies to the...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs