H.R. 904: Justice for the American Diplomats Held Hostage in Tehran Act

Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Bruce Braley
Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district
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Feb 28, 2013
10 pages
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H.R. 5796 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2013
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4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To establish a common fund to pay claims to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as class members in case number 1:08-CV-00487 (EGS) of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.


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66 cosponsors (36R, 30D) (show)

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The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Justice for the American Diplomats Held Hostage in Tehran Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a common fund to be administered by the class representatives and agents for the former American hostages in Iran and their survivors (case number 1:08-CV-00487 (EGS) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) in order to pay claims to the American hostages and to family members identified as class members.
Finances the fund from: (1) fines and penalties for violations of activities with respect to any government or person by reason of a connection with Iran, and (2) seized or frozen Iranian assets or assets from persons or entities subject to Iran-related sanctions.
Sets forth payment priority and amount provisions.
States that the United States shall be fully subrogated with respect to payments to all rights of each individual paid under this Act against the government of Iran or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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