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S. 2946 (115th): Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms "act of war" and "blocked asset", and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 3 pages
May 24, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 3, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-253

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley: Kavanaugh Has Very Distinguished Record of Public Service
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2018

Rubio Provisions to Improve Justice for American Victims of International Terrorism Become Law
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 4, 2018

House Passes Poseys Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Justice for American Victims of Terrorism
    — Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] on Jul 23, 2018

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5954: Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 23, 2018. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


May 24, 2018

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

Jun 28, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Aug 22, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 13, 2018
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2946 (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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