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H.R. 1477: Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act

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To require a threat assessment and strategy to counter Russian influence in Venezuela, an assessment of foreign acquisition of CITGO assets in the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Feb 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 25, 2019

This bill passed in the House on March 25, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Diaz-Balart: Hoy apoy una importante legislacin para abordar las graves preocupaciones de seguridad nacional planteadas por el rgimen de Maduro.
    — Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 25, 2019

Rubio, Menendez Aplauden Aprobacin del Comit De Relaciones Exteriores de la Ley VERDAD
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on May 22, 2019

Gardner-Backed VERDAD Act Passes Senate Committee
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO] on May 24, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 1477 will be negligible.


Feb 28, 2019

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Mar 14, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1477 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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