S.856: Syria Stabilization Act of 2013

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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 0
Introduced May 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Syria Stabilization Act of 2013 - Authorizes the President to provide assistance to the people of Syria in carrying out the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act.

Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress regarding a U.S. government strategy to ensure that the people of Syria are made aware of the U.S. assistance provided to Syrians, both inside Syria and those seeking refuge in neighboring countries.

Authorizes the President to establish a Syria Transition Fund to provide support in the early period of a potentially chaotic Syrian transition to: (1) enable an effective political transition; and (2) provide for initiatives to improve the security of the United States, U.S. partners and allies, and the people of Syria.

Includes among Fund-supported activities: (1) basic services, (2) security sector support, (3) transitional justice and conflict resolution, (4) democracy promotion, (5) economi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.