US HB854 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 26 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-03-26 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Pending: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress a long term strategy for providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans both in Venezuela and in other parts of the Western Hemisphere. The strategy shall cover topics including how to provide public health commodities, food, and technical assistance. It shall also describe how the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blocking entry of humanitarian assistance, and how the United States is coordinating efforts with other countries. The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on the impact of U.S. assistance for Venezuelans throughout the Western Hemisphere. The President shall instruct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) to convince the U.N. to place the Venezuelan humanitarian and political crisis on its agenda. The Permanent Representative shall also seek a U.N. Presidential Statement and Permanent Resolution urging the Venezuelan government to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Title

Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-26SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
2019-03-25HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-03-25HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2769-2770)
2019-03-25HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 854.
2019-03-25HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2769-2771)
2019-03-25HouseMr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-03-14HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
2019-03-14HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2019-03-14HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-01-29HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-01-29HouseIntroduced in House

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