Syria Accountability Act of 2002

April 18, 2002
September 18, 2002
Referred to House (sub)committee

172 cosponsors.

“To halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, cease its illegal importation of Iraqi oil, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes.”
Mentions as “terrorist” organizations that Syria supports: Hizballah, Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--General Command. Also mentions that Israel has abided by UNSC Resolution 425 of 3/19/78 that calls for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanese territory whereas Syria permits attacks from S. Lebanon on Israeli territory.
Cites the sense of Congress that Syria and Lebanon should both enter serious negotiations with Israel in order to realize full and permanent peace agreements.
Holds Syria accountable for attacks carried out by Hizballah or any Palestinian organization with an office in Syria.
Suggests sanctions on Syria that: outlaws exports to Syria other than food and medicine; prohibits U.S. assistance of any variety from aiding U.S. businesses operating or investing in Syria; restricts Syrian diplomats to a 25-mile radius of Washington DC and 25 mile radius from the UN headquarters in NY; prohibit Syrian aircraft from moving at all in U.S. space; reducing diplomatic ties with Syria; block any transaction in which the government of Syria has any interest. The bill calls for the president to select at least two of the foregoing sanctions to impose on Syria.
Lists a host of criteria that Syria must meet in order to receive U.S. assistance but provides a presidential waiver to forego such criteria.

See also: companion measure S. 2215 on 4/18/02.

House subcommittee hearing held 9/18/02.


Robert Aderholt(R-AL)Robert Andrews(D-NJ)Spencer Bachus(R-AL)Richard Baker(R-LA)John Baldacci(D-ME)Tammy Baldwin(D-WI)Roscoe Bartlett(R-MD)Charles Bass(R-NH)Shelly Berkley(D-NV)Howard Berman(D-CA)Marion Berry(D-AR)Rod Blagojevich(D-IL)Henry Bonilla(R-TX)Mary Bono(R-CA)Robert Brady(D-PA)Henry Brown(R-SC)Ed Bryant(R-TN)Dan Burton(R-IN)Ken Calvert(R-CA)Eric Cantor(R-VA)Ben Cardin(D-MD)Brad Carson(D-OK)Julia Carson(D-IN)Saxby Chambliss(R-GA)Bob Clement(D-TN)Howard Coble(R-NC)Mac Collins(R-GA)Jerry Costello(D-IL)Bud Cramer(D-AL)Joseph Crowley(D-)Jo Ann Davis(R-VA)Susan Davis(D-CA)Diana DeGette(D-CO)Rosa Delauro(D-CT)Peter Deutsch(D-FL)Lincoln Diaz-Balart(R-FL)Norm Dicks(D-WA)Chet Edwards(D-TX)Bob Ehrlich(R-MD)Eliot Engel(D-)Phil English(R-PA)Bob Etheridge(D-NC)Lane Evans(D-IL)Terry Everett(R-AL)Sam Farr(D-CA)Mike Ferguson(R-NJ)Ernie Fletcher(R-KY)Mark Foley(R-FL)Randy Forbes(R-VA)Harold Ford Jr(D-TN)Barney Frank(D-MA)Rodney Frelinghuysen(R-NJ)Martin Frost(D-TX)Elton Gallegly(R-CA)George Gekas(R-PA)Jim Gibbons(R-NV)Benjamin Gilman(R-)Bart Gordon(D-TN)Lindsey Graham(R-SC)Kay Granger(R-TX)Sam Graves(R -MO)Mark Green(R-WI)Gene Green(D-TX)Felix Grucci(R-)Luis Gutierrez(D-IL)Jane Harman(D-CA)Melissa Hart(R-PA)Alcee Hastings(D-FL)Robin Hayes(R-NC)J D Hayworth(R-AZ)Joel Hefley(R-CO)Joseph Hoeffel(D-PA)Tim Holden(D-PA)Rush Holt(D-NJ)John Hostettler(R-IN)Jay Inslee(D-WA)Steve Israel(D-)Sam Johnson(R-TX)Stephanie Tubbs Jones(D-OH)Ric Keller(R-FL)Sue Kelly(R-)Mark Kennedy(R-MN)Pete King(R-)Jack Kingston(R-GA)Joe Knollenberg(R-MI)Nick Lampson(D-TX)Tom Lantos(D-CA)Rick Larsen(D-WA)Steven Latourette(R-OH)Sander Levin(D-MI)John Linder(R-GA)Bill Lipinski(D-IL)Frank Lobiondo(R-NJ)Nita Lowey(D-)Ken Lucas(D-KY)Bill Luther(D-MN)Carolyn Maloney(D-)Jim Maloney(D-CT)Edward Markey(D-MA)Robert Matsui(D-CA)Carolyn McCarthy(D-)Betty McCollum(D-MN)James McGovern(D-MA)Scott McInnis(R-CO)Michael McNulty(D-)John Mica(R-FL)Dennis Moore(D-KS)Connie Morella(R-MD)Jerrold Nadler(D-NY)Richard Neal(D-MA)Anne Northup(R-KY)Charles Norwood(R-GA)John Olver(D-MA)Doug Ose(R-CA)C L Otter(R-ID)Major Owens(D-)Frank Pallone Jr(D-NJ)Donald Payne(D-NJ)Mike Pence(R-IN)Tom Petri(R -WI)David Phelps(D-IL)Charles Jr Pickering(R-MS)Joe Pitts(R-PA)Todd Platts(R-PA)Deborah Pryce(R-OH)Jim Ramstad(R -MN)Bob Riley(R-AL)Lynn Rivers(D-MI)Ciro Rodriguez(D-TX)Ileana Ros-Lehtinen(R-FL)Mike Ross(D-AR)Steve Rothman(D-NJ)Loretta Sanchez(D-CA)Jim Saxton(R-NJ)Bob Schaffer(R-CO)Jan Schakowsky(D-IL)Adam Schiff(D-CA)Ed Schrock(R-VA)Pete Sessions(R-TX)John Shadegg(R-AZ)Clay Shaw Jr(R-FL)Christopher Shays(R-CT)Brad Sherman(D-CA)John Shimkus(R-IL)Ronnie Shows(D-MS)Rob Simmons(R-CT)Ike Skelton(D-MO)Chris Smith(R-NJ)Mark Souder(R-IN)Ted Strickland(D-OH)Bart Stupak(D-MI)John Sullivan(R-OK)John Sweeney(R-)Tom Tancredo(R-CO)Lee Terry(R-NE)Patrick Tiberi(R-OH)Pat Toomey(R-PA)Edolphus Towns(D-)Fred Upton(R-MI)Nydia Velazquez(D-)David Vitter(R-LA)Zach Wamp(R-TN)Henry Waxman(D-CA)Randy K. Weber(R-TX)Anthony Weiner(D-)Curt Weldon(R-PA)Dave Weldon(R-FL)Jerry Weller(R-IL)Robert Wexler(D-FL)Joe Wilson(R-SC)Lynn Woolsey(D-CA)Albert Wynn(D-MD)

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