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HR 598

Title: Georgia Support Act
Author: Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)

Summary
...This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress on various topics related to Georgia. The reports shall cover (1) U.S. security assistance to Georgia and an assessment of threats to the country's independence and its ability to defend itself, (2) cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and Georgia, and (3) a strategy to help Georgia expand its capabilities to combat Russian disinformation and propaganda. </p> <p>The President shall impose entry and property-blocking sanctions against foreign persons responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia that are occupied by Russia. The President shall also report to Congress every 180 days on such foreign persons.</p>

Status
Introduced in House 01/16/2019
Introduced in House 01/16/2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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. 01/16/2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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. 01/16/2019
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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. 01/16/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. 02/25/2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. 05/22/2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. 05/22/2019
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules. 05/22/2019
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. 10/22/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8358-8362) 10/22/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 598. 10/22/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8358-8360) 10/22/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8358-8360) 10/22/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 10/22/2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. 10/23/2019

Bill Text
10/23/2019 - HR 598 (Referred+in+Senate) 10/22/2019 - HR 598 (Engrossed+in+House) 01/16/2019 - HR 598 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
    U.S. Representative

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