H.R. 416: Egypt Accountability and Democracy Promotion Act

Introduced:
Jan 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative for Florida's 27th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 25, 2013
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6657 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

6% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To condition security assistance and economic assistance to the Government of Egypt in order to advance United States national security interests in Egypt, including encouraging the advancement of political, economic, and religious freedom in Egypt.

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Cosponsors
20 cosponsors (20R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/25/2013--Introduced.
Egypt Accountability and Democracy Promotion Act - States that U.S. policy shall be to use its foreign assistance for Egypt to advance U.S. national security interests in Egypt, including encouraging the advancement of political, economic, and religious freedom in Egypt.
Limits specified security and economic assistance to Egypt unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress every six months that the Egyptian government:
(1) is not controlled by or under the influence of a foreign terrorist organization, or that no supporter of a foreign terrorist organization serves in a policy-making position in the government;
(2) has implemented legal reforms that protect the political, economic, and religious freedoms and human rights of all citizens and residents of Egypt;
(3) is fully implementing the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty; and
(4) is taking verifiable steps to destroy the smuggling network and tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and is cracking down on extremist groups in the Sinai Peninsula.
Provides for a limited national security waiver of such restrictions.
Sets forth reporting requirements.

House Republican Conference Summary

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