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S.793: Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 2, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 17, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy to: (1) promote democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in the Western Hemisphere; and (2) support the practices and principles expressed in the Charter of the Organization of American States, the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man, the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and other fundamental instruments of democracy.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Organization of American States (OAS) should be the primary multi-lateral diplomatic entity for regional dispute resolution and promotion of democratic governance; (2) the Summit of the Americas process should be formally and more effectively integrated into the work of the OAS, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other Members of the Jo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 2, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-41.
Oct. 2, 2013 Signed by President.
Sept. 26, 2013 Presented to President.
Sept. 26, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 25, 2013 Senate agreed to House amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR 9/24/2013 S6901)
Sept. 18, 2013 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
Sept. 17, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 - 24 (Roll no. 462). (text: CR H5567-5568)

Sept. 17, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5574-5575)
Sept. 17, 2013 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.
Sept. 17, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 793.
Sept. 17, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5567-5569)
Sept. 17, 2013 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
July 9, 2013 Received in the House.
July 9, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 8, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5529-5530; text as passed Senate: CR S5529-5530)
June 13, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 87.
June 13, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment. With written report No. 113-43.
May 14, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.