H.R.904: Justice for the American Diplomats Held Hostage in Tehran Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Bruce Braley, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 59 (30 Democrats, 36 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Justice for the American Diplomats Held Hostage in Tehran Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a common fund to be administered by the class representatives and agents for the former American hostages in Iran and their survivors (case number 1:08-CV-00487 (EGS) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) in order to pay claims to the American hostages and to family members identified as class members.

Finances the fund from: (1) fines and penalties for violations of activities with respect to any government or person by reason of a connection with Iran, and (2) seized or frozen Iranian assets or assets from persons or entities subject to Iran-related sanctions.

Sets forth payment priority and amount provisions.

States that the United States shall be fully subrogated with respect to payments to all rights of each individual paid under this Act against the government of Iran or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary