H.R. 5931 - Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-64 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs

    Text of H.R. 5931 PDF

    Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (as reported) 

    H. Rept. 114-767 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Agreed to by record vote of 236-178, after agreeing ot the prebious quetion by record vote of 236-175, on Thursday, September 22, 2016. 


1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-64 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of September 27, 2016, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanLate Prohibits cash and precious metal payments to designated state sponsors of terrorism and North Korea in addition to Iran.Made In Order
1Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Requires the President to notify Congress of a payment made to any State Sponsor of Terrorism or North Korea pursuant to a settlement or judgment against the United States. The amendment requires the President to report on pending claims before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.Made In Order
3Version 2Pompeo (KS)RepublicanRevised Prohibits the U.S. government from making ransom payments.Made In Order
4Version 3Pompeo (KS)RepublicanRevised Imposes sanctions on Iranians involved in kidnapping or unjustly detaining US citizens.Made In Order
6Version 1Price, Tom (GA)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Prohibits the Secretary of State from making payments derived from a court of a foreign country or a court established pursuant to an international agreement to which the United States is a party to a government, person(s), or an agent acting on behalf of such a government that are subject to sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of Treasury or State Sponsor of Terrorism of the Department of State. Withdrawn
2Version 1Royce (CA)RepublicanClarifies prohibited forms of payment to Iran, to include monetary instruments and precious metals.Made In Order