H.R. 2106 (112th): Syria Freedom Support Act

Introduced:
Jun 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 03, 2011
Length
101 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 03, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 03, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 07, 2012
 
Full Title

To strengthen sanctions against the Government of Syria, to enhance multilateral commitment to address the Government of Syria's threatening policies, to establish a program to support a transition to a democratically-elected government in Syria, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
68 cosponsors (48R, 20D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Monetary Policy and Trade

House Foreign Affairs

The Middle East and North Africa

House Oversight and Government Reform

Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

House Ways and Means

Trade

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/3/2011--Introduced.
Syria Freedom Support Act - Maintains certain U.S. restrictions against the government of Syria and related persons until the President certifies that Syria:
(1) has ended support for terrorism;
(2) has dismantled biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear weapons programs and has committed to combat their proliferation;
(3) respects the boundaries and sovereignty of all neighboring countries;
(4) does not pose a threat to U.S. national interest and allies; and
(5) upholds human rights and civil liberties.
Maintains certain restrictions against the government of Syria based upon its support for international terrorism until the President certifies that Syria: (1) is not engaged in the illegal transfer of missiles or nuclear technology, (2) is not not supporting foreign terrorist organizations, and (3) has ended assistance to insurgents and terrorists in Iraq.
Imposes: (1) specified export, financial, procurement, banking, and property sanctions on persons that transfer goods or technology contributing to Syria's biological, chemical, nuclear, or advanced conventional weapons programs; and (2) additional sanctions (including military items and imports) relating to the transfer of nuclear or related weapons technology.
Urges the President to begin diplomatic efforts to establish a multilateral sanctions regime against Syria (including limiting the development of petroleum resources) that will inhibit Syria's efforts to support terrorism and develop missile and nuclear capabilities.
Imposes specified export, financial, procurement, banking, and property sanctions aimed at Syria's energy sector, including sanctions relating to the development of Syria's petroleum resources and its production and export of refined petroleum products.
Terminates such petroleum-related sanctions if the President certifies that Syria: (1) has ended support for terrorism; (2) has dismantled biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear weapons programs and has committed to combat their proliferation; (3) respects the boundaries and sovereignty of all neighboring countries; (4) does not pose a threat to U.S. national interest and allies; and (5) upholds human rights and civil liberties.
Amends the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 to: (1) increase the number of sanctions the President must implement against the government of Syria, and (2) eliminate presidential authority to waive such sanctions.
Sets forth restrictions on nuclear cooperation with countries assisting Syria's nuclear program.
Directs the Secretary of State to deny a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to exclude from the United States, any alien listed in a report identifying persons involved in specified weapons proliferation activities with Syria.
Sets forth diplomatic measures intended to isolate the government of Syria.
Authorizes the President to provide assistance to support a democratic transition in Syria.
States that it shall be U.S. policy to condemn in all appropriate international fora, including the United Nations (U.N.), the government of Syria's violations of internationally recognized human rights.
Directs the President to impose admission, financial, and property sanctions on certain Syrian government and military officials responsible for, or complicit in, human rights abuses committed against Syrian citizens or their family members.
Directs the President to freeze U.S. or U.S.-controlled assets of a person determined to have been involved in the transfer of goods or technologies to Syria that may be used to commit human rights abuses.
Prohibits the Secretary of State from issuing a visa to a person of a country designated as supporting acts of international terrorism if such person: (1) is an agent, instrumentality, or official of the government of Syria; (2) provides material support to Syrian policies; or (3) presents a threat to the United States or who has participated in terrorist acts or is affiliated with terrorist organizations.
Terminates the provisions of this Act 30 days after the Secretary certifies that the government of Syria has taken specified actions with respect to: (1) support for terrorism and terrorist organizations; (2) weapons proliferation; (3) relations with neighboring countries; and (4) human rights, political freedom, and democracy.

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