A bill to impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes.
Sponsor and status
Robert “Bob” Menendez
Sponsor. Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014
Length: 6 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2014
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 18, 2014.
4 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Rubio Welcomes Signing Of Venezuela Sanctions Bill Into Law”
— Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 18, 2014
“Diaz-Balart: Congress Reaffirms Solidarity with People of Venezuela”
— Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL26] on Dec 10, 2014
“Declaraciones de Ros-Lehtinen Por La Promulgacin de Ley Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act”
— Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] on Dec 18, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 20, 2014
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 8, 2014
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 10, 2014
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 18, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 2142 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2142. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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