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H.R. 6993 (117th): Stopping Pakistani Terror Act

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Should the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last August change how we officially designate their next-door neighbor Pakistan?


The U.S. has balanced a complex relationship with Pakistan during the 21st century, described by some as “frenemies.”

Osama bin Laden was found there in 2011, with reasonable allegations that Pakistan helped shelter him. Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in his 2019 book Call Sign Chaoscalled Pakistan “the most dangerous” country with which he’d personally dealt.

As noted in congressional testimony by Zalmay Khalilzad — a former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations — “there is no question” that the Pakistani military and the Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI, have provided sanctuary and financial support for terrorist organizations including the Taliban and the Haqqani Network.

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Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Mar 8, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Mar 8, 2022

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

H.R. 6993 (117th) 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. 6993. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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