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house Bill H.R. 1677

Do Sanctions on Assad’s Supporters Need to be Increased?

Argument in favor

America needs to take a leadership role in ending the conflict in Syria peacefully. By giving Assad’s supporters a choice between increased sanctions or peace negotiations this will save the lives of innocent Syrians and allow war criminals to be brought to justice.

Cynthia 's Opinion
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05/16/2017
Most Definitely but with our President I doubt it because he will do anything Putin Tells him. We are in crucially DANGEROUS SITUATION for our Military and national security.
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Loraki's Opinion
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05/16/2017
H.R.1677 - Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 Official Title as Introduced: To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes. Text of bill: https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1677/BILLS-115hr1677rh.pdf GOP Cosponsors: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]* Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]* Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]* Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-1] Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] This should be a no-brainer. We should sanction most of the Middle East, IMO, because their religion promotes all forms of jihad, and the goal of that jihad is to convert, conquer, or destroy anyone who doesn't accept their beliefs. The people themselves are LOVELY people; they EXCEL in HOSPITALITY! And I love their language, music, and their cuisine! But their pernicious Islamic ideology, if not kept in check, will be the death of Western civilization!
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Carol's Opinion
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05/16/2017
The war atrocities going on in Syria are beyond horrific. The International community should NOT be putting up with this.
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Argument opposed

The U.S. shouldn’t be further involving itself in the Syrian conflict by sanctioning supporters of the Assad regime. Besides, there’s no guarantee that this bill would actually do anything to stop the regime and its Russian supporters from committing more war crimes.

Nicholas's Opinion
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05/16/2017
We should not be putting any sort of sanctions on Syria or any foreign nation. The only country that we have the right to regulate is the USA. Let's get out of the business of regulating other countries and worry about our own country first.
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StartingOut's Opinion
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05/15/2017
Just get us out of Syria completely. We have much more pressing domestic issues that should have higher priority placed on them, such as the dismantling of the extremist groups that have begun to plague the nation, making crises worse by throwing riots over them and damaging the effected communities even more.
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Johnny's Opinion
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05/16/2017
This has #IRAQ2.0 written all over it. Have we not learned our lesson?
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed May 17th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMarch 22nd, 2017

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed May 17th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMarch 22nd, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, 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.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, 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.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, 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.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 115-115, Part I.
  • action
    Committee on Financial Services discharged.
  • action
    Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 68.
  • action
    Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1677.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
  • calendar
    Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
  • reported
    Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
  • calendar
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 620.
    Most Definitely but with our President I doubt it because he will do anything Putin Tells him. We are in crucially DANGEROUS SITUATION for our Military and national security.
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    We should not be putting any sort of sanctions on Syria or any foreign nation. The only country that we have the right to regulate is the USA. Let's get out of the business of regulating other countries and worry about our own country first.
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    H.R.1677 - Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 Official Title as Introduced: To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes. Text of bill: https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1677/BILLS-115hr1677rh.pdf GOP Cosponsors: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]* Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]* Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]* Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-1] Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] This should be a no-brainer. We should sanction most of the Middle East, IMO, because their religion promotes all forms of jihad, and the goal of that jihad is to convert, conquer, or destroy anyone who doesn't accept their beliefs. The people themselves are LOVELY people; they EXCEL in HOSPITALITY! And I love their language, music, and their cuisine! But their pernicious Islamic ideology, if not kept in check, will be the death of Western civilization!
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    Just get us out of Syria completely. We have much more pressing domestic issues that should have higher priority placed on them, such as the dismantling of the extremist groups that have begun to plague the nation, making crises worse by throwing riots over them and damaging the effected communities even more.
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    The war atrocities going on in Syria are beyond horrific. The International community should NOT be putting up with this.
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    This has #IRAQ2.0 written all over it. Have we not learned our lesson?
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    We need to do something more to help the people suffering in Syria. We should try everything we can.
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    We should do everything we can to stop the inhuman acts that are happening in Syria.
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    This civil war has been going on for 7 years now. Let's not forget how it all began...with Assad firing on his own people because they were protesting his families long, authoritarian rule over Syria. We need to keep sticking the fight to Assad, and not let him to continue to murder his way to legitimacy.
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    More sanctions on Syria and Russia.
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    We need to take a strong stand against the Assad regime. He has decimated the Syrian nation and it's people. What a sad end to an ancient land and people! We must always consider Putin's support of this regime as part of a system of war crimes. Their support of Assad is not in the interests of the Syrian people or any of the nations around Syria.
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    Sanctions don't hurt the people causing the problems. They tend to hurt others far more.
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    This should include Russia
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    No. It's bad to do that economically. If we do that and our allies who are trading follow suit, we will only make more enemies. Leave Syria to it's lonesome or depose him. This is an all or nothing deal here.
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    Please support sanctions against Assad and his supporters as a peaceful option in condemning Assad's regime and its crimes. The war has gone on too long, and increasing military efforts will do nothing to alleviate the destruction, only escalate it.
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    Sanctions are good, more troops is bad
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    More sanctions needed on Syria and Russia.
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    Any government that kills its own people doesn't deserve the business of the United States government and its citizens. Fund the rebels fighting to topple Assad's regime.
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    The citizens are the ones who suffer. We need to get the Saudis to finally do something.
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    We have recently been informed that Bashir al Assad has created concentration camps where defectors to his rule are rounded up and incinerated. When the leader of a country intends to quell dissent by purging millions of the innocent through death camps, that's when we should realize this is no ordinary dictator, this is a madman.
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