H.R. 808: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 25, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 25, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Barbara Lee
Representative for California's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 25, 2013
Length
40 pages
 
Full Title

To establish a Department of Peacebuilding.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

7% 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]

Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (33D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/25/2013--Introduced.
Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 - Establishes a Department of Peacebuilding, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding (Secretary).
Sets forth the mission of the Department, including: (1) cultivation of peace as a national policy objective; and (2) development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation.
Establishes in the Department: (1) the Office of Peace Education and Training, (2) the Office of Domestic Peace Activities, (3) the Office of International Peace Activities, (4) the Office of Technology for Peace, (5) the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament, (6) the Office of Peacebuilding Information and Research, (7) the Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights, and (8) the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace.
Establishes a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace.
Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) and the Secretary of State to consult with the Secretary concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is imminent or occurring.
Directs the Secretary to encourage citizens to celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on a Peace Day.

House Republican Conference Summary

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