H. R. 2204
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 10, 2019
Mr. Waltz (for himself and Mr. Diaz-Balart) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform
To prohibit contracting with persons that have business operations with the Maduro regime, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Venezuelan Contracting Restriction Act.
Prohibition on contracting with persons that have business operations with the Maduro regime
The head of an executive agency may not enter into a contract for the procurement of goods or services with any person that has business operations with an authority of the government of Venezuela that is not recognized as the legitimate government of Venezuela by the United States Government.
In this section:
The term business operations means engaging in commerce in any form, including acquiring, developing, maintaining, owning, selling, possessing, leasing, or operating equipment, facilities, personnel, products, services, personal property, real property, or any other apparatus of business or commerce.
The term executive agency has the meaning given the term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code.
The term person means—
a natural person, corporation, company, business association, partnership, society, trust, or any other nongovernmental entity, organization, or group;
any governmental entity or instrumentality of a government, including a multilateral development institution (as defined in section 1701(c)(3) of the International Financial Institutions Act (22 U.S.C. 262r(c)(3))); and
any successor, subunit, parent entity, or subsidiary of, or any entity under common ownership or control with, any entity described in subparagraph (A) or (B).
This section shall apply with respect to any contract entered into on or after the date of the enactment of this section.