H.R.3542: Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced July 28, 2017
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 15, 2018

Bill Sponsor

Bill Summary

Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to: (1) condemn the use of human shields by Hamas as an act of terrorism and a violation of human rights and international humanitarian law, and (2) act against those engaging in or supporting the use of human shields. The President is urged to direct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) to use U.S. influence at the U.N. Security Council to...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 13 statements associated with H.R.3542.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 15
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Feb. 14
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 14

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 74).

Feb. 14
Considered as unfinished business.
Feb. 14

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 74). (text: CR 2/13/2018 H1083-1084)

Feb. 14
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1146)
Feb. 13
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.
Feb. 13
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3542.
Feb. 13
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Feb. 13
Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 13
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1083-1087)
Feb. 13
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1083-1087; text: CR H1083-1084)
Nov. 15, 2017
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Nov. 15, 2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 28, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
July 28, 2017

Introduced in the House by Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

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