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Text of the American Renewed Diplomacy Act of 2001

This bill was introduced on November 7, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 7, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 3247 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3247

To terminate all unilateral United States sanctions against foreign countries or entities, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 7, 2001

Mr. HILLIARD introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To terminate all unilateral United States sanctions against foreign countries or entities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘American Renewed Diplomacy Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF UNILATERAL UNITED STATES SANCTIONS.

    (a) TERMINATION- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any unilateral sanction imposed by law on any foreign country or entity shall cease to be effective beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (b) EXCEPTION- Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to a sanction imposed on a country or entity pursuant to a multilateral arrangement.

SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

    Notwithstanding section 1 of the Act entitled ‘An Act to regulate the issue and validity of passports, and for other purposes’, approved July 3, 1926 (22 U.S.C. 211a), or any other related provision of law, the Secretary of State may not prohibit the use of United States passports for travel to any foreign country.

SEC. 4. DIPLOMATIC RECOGNITION OF ALL NATIONS.

    Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall begin discussions and negotiations to establish full diplomatic relations with the government of any nation with which the United States does not maintain such relations and with any other governmental entities.