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H.R. 1004 - Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act.

H.R.1004 - Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act.

 
House Foreign Affairs Committee |
Scheduled for Mar 13, 2019
Full Committee hearing on H.R. 1004, Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act.

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1004

To prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 6, 2019

Mr. Cicilline (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Jones, Ms. Haaland, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Moore, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Norton, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Omar, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Velázquez, and Mr. Welch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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

A BILL

To prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela.

(a) Funding prohibition.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense or to any other Federal department or agency may be used to introduce the Armed Forces of the United States into hostilities with respect to Venezuela, except pursuant to—

    (1) a declaration of war;

     (2) a specific statutory authorization described in subsection (b); or

     (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or the Armed Forces.

(b) Specific statutory authorization described.—A specific statutory authorization described in this subsection is an authorization that—

     (1) meets the requirements of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.); and

     (2) is enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this Act may be construed to affect or alter the requirements of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.) or any restrictions or reporting requirements contained in such Resolution.

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Bill Cosponsors

52 (50 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.)
Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.)
Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.)
Debra Haaland (D-N.M.)
Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)
Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
Andy Levin (D-Mich.)
Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.)
Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)
Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
Gwen Moore (D-Wis.)
Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)
Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)
José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.)
Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)
Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.)
Peter Welch (D-Vt.)
Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)
Donald Beyer (D-Va.)
Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)
Jesús García (D-Ill.)
Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)
Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)
Dina Titus (D-Nev.)
Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.)
John Lewis (D-Ga.)
Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)
Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)
Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.)
Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.)
Bill Keating (D-Mass.)
Dean Phillips (D-Minn.)
Jim Costa (D-Calif.)
Susan Wild (D-Pa.)
Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas)
Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)
Katie Porter (D-Calif.)
Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)
Ami Bera (D-Calif.)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)


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Witnesses
Panel one

The Honorable David N. Cicilline
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.
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Rep. Cicilline Written Statement [PDF]
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Rep. Cicilline Bio [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 07:04 PM

Panel two

Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez
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Rebecca Bill Chavez Written Statement [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM
Rebecca Bill Chavez Truth In Testimony [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM
Rebecca Bill Chavez Bio [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 03:34 PM

Dr. Vanessa Neumann
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM

Vanessa Neumann Bio [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 07:06 PM

Ms. Deborah Pearlstein
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM

Deborah Pearlstein Written Statement [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM
Deborah Pearlstein Truth In Testimony [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM
Deborah Pearlstein Bio [PDF]
Added 03/12/2019 at 12:58 PM

First Published: March 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM
Last Updated: March 12, 2019 at 07:06 PM

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