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H.R. 5241 (113th): Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 29, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5241

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Chabot) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit United States Government recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act .

2.

Prohibition against United States recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

(a)

Statement of policy

The United States Government may not recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(b)

Prohibition

In accordance with subsection (a), no Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(c)

Waiver

The President may waive subsection (a) or (b) if the President determines that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to do so.