Senate Bill 2680
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 23, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 23, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 23, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
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Bill Number
2680
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.
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Summary

Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2019

This bill imposes sanctions targeting Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and any affiliate or successor groups.

The President shall periodically report to Congress a list of each foreign person or instrumentality that knowingly assists, provides significant support or services to, or is involved in a significant transaction with a senior member or supporter of any of the targeted groups.

The President shall impose two or more sanctions on the named persons. Specifically, such a person may be (1) denied credit and services from the Export-Import Bank, (2) barred from purchasing certain controlled defense articles, (3) denied exports of items on the U.S. Munitions List, (4) prevented from receiving exports of certain goods or technology controlled for national security reasons, (5) prohibited from receiving financing of more than $10 million from any U.S. financial institution, or (6) subject to property-blocking restrictions.

The President shall periodically report to Congress a list of foreign governments that have repeatedly provided material support for the targeted groups' terrorist activities. The President shall bar such governments from receiving for one year (1) U.S. assistance, or (2) exports of controlled munitions. The Department of Treasury shall instruct U.S. leadership of international financial institutions to oppose the provision of assistance to an identified government for one year.

The bill provides for certain exceptions and waivers, such as for transactions that would serve U.S. national interests.

The President shall report to Congress and periodically provide briefings on other specified topics related to the targeted groups, such as where such groups secure financing and surveillance equipment.

Text (1)
October 23, 2019
Actions (2)
10/23/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/23/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 24, 2019 4:53:00 AM
Updated
Apr 16, 2021 7:12:58 PM