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H.R.599: Arms Sale Responsibility Act of 2013

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Sponsor Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 18 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Arms Sale Responsibility Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that it should be U.S. policy to adhere to a policy of restraint in transferring conventional arms if evidence exists of substantial risk that such arms will be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

Urges the President, in negotiating any conventional arms control agreement, to: (1) encourage the national control list of each party to an agreement to cover all types of weaponry, munitions, armaments and related material used for potentially lethal force in military and law enforcement operations; (2) assess each application or proposal to export or internationally transfer arms on a case-by-case basis; (3) deny an arms transfer authorization if there is a substantial risk that the arms will be used to commit or facilitate violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law; (4) require import and tr...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.