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H.R. 3542 (115th): Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3542 states that it is U.S. policy to: (1) condemn the use of human shields by Hamas as an act of terrorism and a violation of human rights and international humanitarian law, and (2) act against those engaging in or supporting the use of human shields. The President is urged to direct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) to use U.S. influence at the U.N. Security Council to secure support for a resolution imposing multilateral sanctions against Hamas's use ...

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Joe Wilson

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018
Length: 13 pages
Introduced:

Jul 28, 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 February 14, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 3342: Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018. (compare text)

History

Jul 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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Nov 15, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 14, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3542 (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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