S. 198: Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 31, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
James Risch
Junior Senator from Idaho
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 31, 2013
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 31, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 31, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 31, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
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]

 
Full Title

A bill to require a report on the designation of Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7R) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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1/31/2013--Introduced.
Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress on whether the Nigerian organization People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad (Boko Haram) meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization.
Expresses the sense of Congress that Boko Haram meets such criteria and should be designated as a foreign terrorist organization.
States that nothing in this Act may be construed to infringe upon Nigeria's sovereignty to combat militant or terrorist groups operating inside its boundaries.

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