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H.R. 920 (116th): Venezuela Arms Restriction Act

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To restrict the transfer of defense articles, defense services, and crime control articles to any element of the security forces of Venezuela that is under the authority of a government of Venezuela that is not recognized as the legitimate government of Venezuela by the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Donna Shalala

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 27th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 25, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.


14 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 5 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Venezuela Legislation Introduced by South Florida Democrats Included in Appropriations Bill
    — Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Dec 16, 2019

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

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 920 will be negligible.


Jan 30, 2019

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

Mar 14, 2019
Ordered Reported

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.

Mar 25, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 920 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 920. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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