US SB727 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-7-1)
Status: Introduced on March 7 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-18 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Global Fragility Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to devise and implement a plan to combat global fragility. The bill also establishes funds to support such endeavors. The President shall report to Congress and implement a 10-year Global Fragility Strategy to (1) help stabilize conflict-affected areas, (2) address global fragility, and (3) increase U.S. capacity to be a leader in international efforts to prevent extremism and violent conflict. The strategy shall (1) focus on the long-term causes of fragility and violence; (2) include specific objectives and approaches to reduce such causes; and (3) contain a selection of priority countries based on various factors, including U.S. national security interest and clearly defined indicators of the countries' levels of violence or fragility. The President shall report to Congress and implement action plans for the priority countries. The bill establishes the Prevention and Stabilization Fund to replace the Relief and Recovery Fund. The new fund shall support stabilization of conflict-affected areas and assist areas liberated from or at risk from various terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The bill also establishes (1) the Complex Crises Fund to prevent or respond to emerging and unforeseen events overseas, and (2) the Partnership Development Fund to address sources of fragility in priority countries.

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Title

Global Fragility Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-18SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
2019-07-18SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Risch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
2019-06-25SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
2019-03-07SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Same As/Similar To

HB1580 (Related) 2019-03-07 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 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.

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