About the bill
H.R. 479 requires the Secretary of State to determine whether the government of North Korea meets the criteria of a state sponsor of terrorism. The legislation directs the Secretary to issue a report to the appropriate congressional committees not later than 90 days after enactment.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1988 because of its alleged involvement in the 1983 Rangoon bombing and the 1987 bombing of a South Korean airliner. On October 11, 2008, the United States removed North Korea from its list of states that sponsor terrorism after the government agreed to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Since then, North Korea has failed to live up to its commitments, has materially supported terrorist attacks by Hezbollah, is ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 3, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Cook Votes For Legislation Targeting North Korea”
— Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 3, 2017
Jun 16, 2016
Earlier Version — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5208 (114th).
Jan 12, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 29, 2017
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.
Apr 3, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 479 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 479. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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