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H.R. 3542: To impose sanctions against Hamas for violating universally applicable international laws of armed conflict by intentionally using civilians and civilian property to shield military objectives from lawful attack, and for other purposes.

About the bill

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

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 14, 2018

This bill passed in the House on February 14, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

32% chance of being according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jul 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Nov 15, 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.

Feb 9, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Feb 14, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3542 is 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.

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