Senate Bill 2641
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 17, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Oct 17, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 12, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2641
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
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Michigan
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire
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Virginia
Virginia
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019

This bill requires the Department of State to develop a strategy to prevent the resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), authorizes humanitarian assistance for Syrian civilians, restricts arms sales to Turkey, and imposes sanctions against Turkey and Russia.

As part of the strategy to prevent the resurgence of ISIS, the bill requires the State Department to report on (1) the Turkish incursion into Syria; (2) Turkey's participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; (3) the estimated net worth of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; and (4) foreign persons determined to have knowingly provided defense articles, services, or technology to Turkey that could be used in its operations in Syria. Further, the State Department must brief Congress on Russian and Iranian influence in Syria, U.S. activities to counter such influence, and the ability of ISIS to reconstitute.

The President must oppose loans to Turkey from international finance institutions and impose sanctions against identified foreign persons that provided Turkey with defense articles, services, or technology for its operations in Syria. The bill also authorizes the President to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Syria, and it requires the State Department to give priority designation to certain Syrian Kurds as refugees of special humanitarian concern.

Additionally, the bill prohibits the sale of arms to Turkey for its operations in Syria, and it imposes sanctions against persons providing arms to Turkish forces in Syria. It also imposes sanctions against senior Turkish government officials, financial institutions that facilitate transactions for Turkish Armed Forces, and Russian persons supporting the Assad regime.

Text (2)
December 12, 2019
October 17, 2019
Actions (5)
12/12/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 327.
12/12/2019
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Risch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
12/11/2019
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/17/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/17/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 18, 2019 4:42:33 AM
Updated
Jan 14, 2021 5:36:01 AM