H.R. 1905 - Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012

International affairs. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To strengthen Iran sanctions laws for the purpose of compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on August 1, 2012.

Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012

H.R. 1905 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To strengthen Iran sanctions laws for the purpose of compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To strengthen Iran sanctions laws for the purpose of compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011
  • Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011
  • Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012
  • Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012
  • Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
  • Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012
Sponsor
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • International affairs
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Afghanistan
  • Arms control and nonproliferation
  • Asia
  • Chemical and biological weapons
  • Congressional oversight
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Currency
  • Detention of persons
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Financial services and investments
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Human rights
  • International law and treaties
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Internet and video services
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Militias and paramilitary groups
  • News media and reporting
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Oil and gas
  • Palestinians
  • Political movements and philosophies
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Protest and dissent
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Rule of law and government transparency
  • Sanctions
  • Syria
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Telephone and wireless communication
  • Terrorism
  • Trade restrictions
  • U.S. and foreign investments
  • United Nations
  • Visas and passports
  • Women's rights
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Major Actions
Introduced5/13/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed House12/14/2011
Passed Senate5/21/2012
Passed Senate8/01/2012
Passed House8/01/2012
Signed by President8/10/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.R. 1905 (112th): Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 201212/14/2011This bill PASSED the House
410 voted YES 11 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2123 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.5/21/2012PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2124 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.5/21/2012PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.5/21/2012PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateSenate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Voice Vote.8/01/2012PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseHouse agreed to Senate amendment with amendment pursuant to H.Res. 750.8/01/2012PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/13/2011
5/13/2011Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
5/13/2011Referred to House Foreign Affairs
5/13/2011Referred to House Financial Services
5/13/2011Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
5/13/2011Referred to House Judiciary
5/13/2011Referred to House Ways and Means
5/31/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
6/20/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform .
7/11/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
11/02/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar11/02/2011Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
12/13/2011Considered under suspension of the rules.
12/13/2011Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
12/13/2011DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1905.
12/13/2011At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/14/2011Considered as unfinished business.
12/14/2011Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/14/2011Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/14/2011H.R. 1905 (112th): Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
5/21/2012Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
5/21/2012Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
5/21/2012Amendment SA 2123 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Johnson SD.
select this voteVote5/21/2012Amendment SA 2123 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
5/21/2012Amendment SA 2124 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Johnson SD to Amendment SA 2123.
select this voteVote5/21/2012Amendment SA 2124 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/21/2012Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
5/24/2012Message on Senate action sent to the House.
8/01/2012Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/01/2012Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Voice Vote.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage8/01/2012House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment pursuant to H.Res. 750.
8/02/2012Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President8/03/2012Presented to President.
Signed8/10/2012Signed by President.
Enacted8/10/2012Became Public Law No: 112-158.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 2123Johnson, Tim [D-SD]May 21, 2012Passed by voice vote on May 20, 2012.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2124Johnson, Tim [D-SD]May 21, 2012Passed by voice vote on May 20, 2012.

To improve the bill.

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