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S.J.RES.22: Chemical Weapons Control and Accountability Resolution 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 Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Chemical Weapons Control and Accountability Resolution of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy that: (1) Syria must become a signatory to, and comply with, the Chemical Weapons Convention; (2) the failure by Bashar al-Assad's government to sign and comply with the Convention demonstrates a willful disregard of international norms on the use of chemical weapons; and (3) if Syria does not sign and comply with the Convention within 45 days all elements of national power will be considered by the U.S. government.

Directs the President to submit to Congress within 45 days a long-term strategy for Syria, while concurrently using diplomatic tools to secure commitments from the international community to prevent the proliferation and use of Syria's chemical weapons.

States that such strategy shall include a statement of U.S. strategic goals in Syria and specific objectives and benchmarks to be accomplished.

Requires such strategy also to review U.S. diplomatic, po...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.