US SB3199 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on November 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-04-06 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 336.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Addresses U.S. efforts to support a peaceful, democratic Ethiopia and bring an end to the conflict in northern Ethiopia. The President may provide financial, technical, and diplomatic support for efforts (1) by the African Union or other credible entities to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in northern Ethiopia; (2) to engage in peace building, mediation, and community reconciliation; and (3) to pursue accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ethiopia. The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development must, respectively, develop and implement strategies to support democracy and human rights in Ethiopia and support conflict mitigation and management, reconciliation, and trauma healing for Ethiopians affected by the conflict. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that (1) undermine efforts to end hostilities in northern Ethiopia, or (2) provide weapons to parties involved in hostilities in Ethiopia. The bill also (1) prohibits the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation from providing support for economic development projects in Ethiopia, (2) suspends any U.S. security assistance to the government of Ethiopia, and (3) requires U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to oppose any loan or extension of assistance to the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea. These restrictions shall continue until there is a resolution of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.

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Title

Ethiopia Peace and Stabilization Act of 2022

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History

DateChamberAction
2022-04-06SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 336.
2022-04-06SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
2022-03-29SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2021-11-04SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Subjects

Africa
Assault and harassment offenses
Child safety and welfare
Conflicts and wars
Congressional oversight
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
Ethiopia
Foreign aid and international relief
Foreign and international banking
Foreign loans and debt
Foreign property
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Human rights
International affairs
International law and treaties
International organizations and cooperation
Military assistance, sales, and agreements
Military operations and strategy
Military personnel and dependents
Multilateral development programs
Racial and ethnic relations
Reconstruction and stabilization
Sanctions
Sex offenses
Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
Trade restrictions
U.S. and foreign investments
Visas and passports
War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity

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