CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, July 28, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014, under suspension of the rules. H.R. 1771 was introduced on April 26, 2013 by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill was marked up on May 29, 2014 and was ordered reported, as amended, by unanimous consent.
The following summary of H.R. 1771 was provided by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill:
The Government of North Korea has repeatedly refused to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, breaking its commitment to do so and “willfully violat[ing] multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for it to cease its development, testing, and production of weapons of mass destruction.” Additionally, it has been involved in “money laundering and illicit activities, including prohibited arms sales, narcotics trafficking, the counterfeiting of [U.S.] currency, and the counterfeiting of intellectual property of [U.S.] persons.” Beyond these activities, North Korea has been a perpetrator of state-sponsored human rights abuses and international terrorism, “including attempts to assassinate defectors and human rights activists, repeated threats of violence against foreign persons, leaders, newspapers, and cities, and the shipment of weapons to terrorists.” As many as 120,000 political prisoners are detained in prison camps, living in “atrocious living conditions” and under constant fear of torture or execution. North Korea’s actions pose “an imminent threat to the security of the [U.S.] and its allies, to the global economy, to the safety of members of the [U.S.] armed forces, to the integrity of the global financial system, to the integrity of global nonproliferation programs, and to the people of North Korea.”
 H.R. 1771, Sec. 2(1).
 Id. at Sec. 2(3).
 Id. at Sec. 2(4).
 Id. at Sec. 2(6).
 Id. at Sec. 2(10).
According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 1771 “would cost $10 million over the 2015-2019 period, assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts. The bill would have an insignificant effect on direct spending and revenues.
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