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H.R.1917: United States-Cuba Normalization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

United States-Cuba Normalization Act of 2013 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to repeal the embargo on trade with Cuba.

Prohibits the exercise by the President with respect to Cuba of certain authorities conferred by the Trading With the Enemy Act and exercised on July 1, 1977, as a result of a specified national emergency.

Makes ineffective any prohibition on exports to Cuba under the Export Administration Act of 1979.

Authorizes the President to impose export controls with respect to Cuba and exercise certain authorities under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act only on account of an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security that did not exist before enactment of this Act.

Repeals: (1) the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992; (2) the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996; (3) the prohibition under the Food Security Act of 1985 against allocation of the annual sugar quota to any country unless its officials ver...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
May 9, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs