H. R. 2494
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 25, 2013
Mr. Gibson (for himself, Mr. Welch, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. DesJarlais, and Mr. Jones) 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
To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Americans from the
Proliferation of Weapons to Terrorists Act of
Prohibition on funds to escalate United States military involvement in Syria
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.