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H.R. 2658 (115th): Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017

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To provide humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, to defend democratic governance and combat widespread public corruption in Venezuela, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Introduced
May 25, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 7, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Engel, Ros-Lehtinen Welcome USAID Assistance for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia, Call for Aid within Venezuela
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 20, 2018

Curbelo Praises House Passage of Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance Legislation
    — Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 7, 2017

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of December 4, 2017
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Dec 4, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2658 will add $55 million in new spending through 2022.

History

May 25, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Sep 28, 2017
 
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.

Dec 7, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 2658 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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