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S.198: Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act of 2013

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Sponsor Jim Risch, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress on whether the Nigerian organization People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad (Boko Haram) meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization.

Expresses the sense of Congress that Boko Haram meets such criteria and should be designated as a foreign terrorist organization.

States that nothing in this Act may be construed to infringe upon Nigeria's sovereignty to combat militant or terrorist groups operating inside its boundaries.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.