H.R. 2492: Protecting Americans from the Proliferation of Weapons to Terrorists Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jun 25, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2492

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 25, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services and Select Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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

A BILL

To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Americans from the Proliferation of Weapons to Terrorists Act of 2013 .

2.

Prohibition on funds to escalate United States military involvement in Syria

(a)

In general

Except as provided under subsection (b), no funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual.

(b)

Exception

The prohibition under subsection (a) does not apply to funds obligated for non-lethal humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people provided directly by the United States Government, through nongovernmental organizations and contractors, or through foreign governments.

(c)

Duration of prohibition

The prohibition under subsection (a) shall cease to apply only if a joint resolution approving assistance for military or paramilitary operations in Syria is enacted.

(d)

Quarterly reports

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report on assistance provided to groups, organizations, movements, and individuals in Syria.

(e)

Non-Lethal humanitarian assistance defined

In this Act, the term non-lethal humanitarian assistance means humanitarian assistance that is not weapons, ammunition, or other equipment or material that is designed to inflict serious bodily harm or death.