H.R. 3783 (112th): Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jan 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-220.
Sponsor
Jeff Duncan
Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 19, 2012
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 28, 2012.

Progress
Introduced Jan 18, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 18, 2012
Reported by Committee Mar 07, 2012
Passed House Sep 19, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes Dec 12, 2012
House Agreed to Changes Dec 18, 2012
Signed by the President Dec 28, 2012
 
Full Title

To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Votes
On the Senate Amendment
Dec 18, 2012 6:57 p.m.
Passed 386/6

Cosponsors
87 cosponsors (79R, 8D) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

The Middle East and North Africa

The Western Hemisphere

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/28/2012--Public Law.
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 12, 2012.
The summary of that version is repeated here.) Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 - States that it is U.S. policy to use a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile presence in the Western Hemisphere by working together with U.S. allies and partners in the region to deter threats to U.S. interests by Iran, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah. Directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a strategy to address Iran's growing presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere which should include:
(1) descriptions of the presence, activities, and operations of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah;
(2) descriptions of the terrain, population, ports, foreign firms, airports, borders, media outlets, financial centers, foreign embassies, charities, religious and cultural centers, and income-generating activities utilized by Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah;
(3) descriptions of the relationship of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah with transnational criminal organizations;
(4) descriptions of the relationship of Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah that may be present with governments in the Western Hemisphere;
(5) descriptions of federal law enforcement capabilities, military forces, state and local government institutions, and other critical elements, such as nongovernmental organizations that may organize to counter the Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere;
(6) descriptions of activity by Iran, the IRGC, the IRGC's Qods Force, and Hezbollah that may be present at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada and at other international borders within the Western Hemisphere; and
(7) a plan to address efforts by foreign persons, entities, and governments in the region to assist Iran in evading sanctions, to protect U.S. interests, assets, and allies in the Western Hemisphere, to support U.S. efforts to designate persons and entities in the Western Hemisphere for proliferation and terrorist activities relating to Iran, and to address vital U.S. interests in ensuring energy supplies from the Western Hemisphere. Authorizes such strategy to be submitted in classified form, but requires it to include an unclassified summary of policy recommendations addressing the growing Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should keep Congress informed about Iran's hostile actions in the Western Hemisphere.

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