H. R. 463
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 12, 2017
Mr. Connolly (for himself and Mr. Chabot) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
To prohibit United States Government recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
This Act may be cited as the
Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act.
Prohibition against United States recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
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.
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.
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.