To prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds to provide military assistance to opposition forces in Syria.

Bill Number: 
H.R. 2503
Bill Location: 
Date of Last Action: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Country(s): 
Syria
Relevant Text: 

HR 2503 IH

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2503

To prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds to provide military assistance to opposition forces in Syria.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

June 25, 2013

Mr. YOHO introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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 obligation or expenditure of funds to provide military assistance to opposition forces in Syria.

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

 

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:

  • (1) The opposition forces in Syria include the Al-Nusra Front, the Muslim Brotherhood of Syria, and other jihadist organizations.

    (2) The Al-Nusra Front has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

    (3) United States law prohibits the transfer of funds or material assistance to known terrorist organizations.

    (4) The Obama Administration has not outlined a clear and definitive plan for United States involvement in Syria.

     

    SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO OPPOSITION FORCES IN SYRIA.

     

      No funds made available to the Department of Defense or any other United States Government department or agency may be obligated or expended to provide military assistance to opposition forces in Syria.