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H.R.4229: Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act

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 18 (10 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act - Directs the Secretary of State to require the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) to use U.S. influence at the OAS to protect the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and strengthen the independent Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protect human rights throughout the Western Hemisphere, especially in Venezuela.

Directs the President to transmit to Congress a list of Venezuelan government officials or persons acting on behalf of that government who are responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses against citizens of Venezuela or their family members.

Directs the President to transmit to Congress a list of persons who: (1) transfer or facilitate the transfer of goods or technologies that are likely to be used to commit serious rights abuses to Venezuela, to any entity organized under the laws of Venezuela, or to any national of Venezuela, for use in Vene...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
April 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Financial Services
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs