115th Congress - Bill Tracking and Key Hearings

May 11, 2017

Charity & Security Network is tracking the following bills during the 115th Congress:

Senate bills:

S. 68: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017
Introduced January 9

S 358: Stop Terrorist Operational Resouces and Money Act (STORM Act)
Introduced February 13

S 532: Stop Arming Terrorists Act (companion to HR 608) 
Introduced March 6

S 1158: Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
Introduced May 17

S 1241: Combatting Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017
Introduced May 25

S 1343: A Bill to Amend the Internal Revenue Code Extend and Modify Certain Charitable Tax Provisions
Introduced June 13


House of Representatives bills:

HR 258: To Prohibit the Use of United States Government Funds to Provide Assistance to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...
Introduced January 4

H.R. 377: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 (companion to S. 68)
Introduced January 9

H.R. 608: Stop Arming Terrorists Act 
Introduced January 4

H.R. 1486: Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017
Introduced March 9

H.R. 1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
Introduced March 22
Passed House of Representatives May 17

H.R. 2058: Charity Transparency Act of 2017
Introduced April 6
Talking points

HR 2622: Countering Terrorist Financing Act of 2017 
Introduced May 24


Key Congressional hearings:

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Threats to Civil Society Around the World
March 21, 2017 


Summary of Economic Sanctions Laws and Regulations Authorizing Treasury to Shut Down Charities

September 15, 2009

The legal authority for the Department of Treasury to designate a person or organization as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) or freeze assets "pending investigation" is based on laws providing for economic sanctions against foreign nations, going back to the Trading With the Enemy Act in 1917 and ending with the Patriot Act.