S.2183: A bill entitled "United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions".

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action April 3, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.)

Directs Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Incorporated, and the Voice of America (VOA) service to Ukraine and neighboring regions to: (1) provide accurate and accessible news and information; (2) emphasize investigative and analytical journalism to highlight misinformation provided by Russian or pro-Russian media outlets; (3) prioritize programming to target populations and areas where access to uncensored information is limited, especially populations serviced by Russian supported media outlets; (4) increase the number of reporters and organizational presence in eastern Ukraine, especially in Crimea; (5) promote democratic processes, human rights, freedom of the press, and territorial sovereignty; (6) increase programming and content services that promote democracy to Russia; (7) prioritize programming to eastern Ukraine, includin...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 3, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-96.
April 3, 2014 Signed by President.
April 3, 2014 Presented to President.
April 1, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 - 12 (Roll no. 150). (text: CR H2756-2757)

April 1, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2785-2786)
April 1, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
April 1, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2183.
April 1, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2756-2759)
April 1, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 1, 2014 Held at the desk.
April 1, 2014 Received in the House.
April 1, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 27, 2014 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1834-1835; text as passed Senate: CR S1834-1835; text of measure as introduced: CR S1830)