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S. 559 (113th): Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2013

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A bill to establish a fund to make payments to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as members of the proposed class 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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Sponsor and status

John “Johnny” Isakson

Sponsor. Senator for Georgia. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Mar 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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What legislators are saying

e-Newsletter for the week ending June 28, 2013
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA] (Sponsor) on Jun 28, 2013

Blumenthal Praises Unanimous Committee Approval of Bipartisan Legislation He Introduced to Compensate Iran Hostage Crisis Victims
    — Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 26, 2013

Isakson, Blumenthal Praise Unanimous Committee Approval of Bipartisan Legislation to Compensate Iran Hostage Crisis Victims
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2013

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History

Mar 13, 2013
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 25, 2013
 
Ordered Reported

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.

S. 559 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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