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H.R. 463 (115th): Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 463

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Chabot) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit United States Government recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act.

2.

Prohibition against United States recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

(a)

Statement of policy

It is the policy of the United States not to recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(b)

Prohibition

In accordance with subsection (a), no Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.

(c)

Waiver

The President may waive subsection (a) or (b) if the President determines that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to do so.