Bill Sponsor
House Bill 340
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Hamas International Financing Prevention Act
Passed House on Nov 1, 2023
Jan 12, 2023
Latest Action
Nov 6, 2023
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Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on November 1, 2023
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
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Hamas International Financing Prevention Act

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

The President must periodically report to Congress a list of each foreign person (individual or entity) that knowingly provides significant support or services to or is involved in a significant transaction with a senior member or supporter of the targeted groups.

The President must impose two or more sanctions on the named persons. Specifically, the 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 must 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 these governments from receiving for one year (1) U.S. assistance, or (2) exports of controlled munitions. The Department of the Treasury must instruct U.S. leadership of international financial institutions to oppose providing 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 must report to Congress and periodically provide briefings on other specified topics related to the targeted groups, such as where these groups secure financing and surveillance equipment.

Text (3)
November 1, 2023
January 12, 2023
Actions (14)
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 237.
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 46 (Roll no. 561). (text: CR H5189-5191)
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 46 (Roll no. 561).(text: CR H5189-5191)
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5220-5221)
At 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.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 340.