[USC02] 22 USC CHAPTER 104, SUBCHAPTER VII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
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22 USC CHAPTER 104, SUBCHAPTER VII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
From Title 22—FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 104—VENEZUELA ASSISTANCE

SUBCHAPTER VII—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

§9761. Congressional briefings

(a) Humanitarian assistance; sanctions coordination

(1) In general

Not later than 15 days after any of the congressional committees listed in paragraph (2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation—

(A) of section 9711 of this title, the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall provide such briefing to such committee; and

(B) of section 9751 of this title, the Secretary of State shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(2) Congressional committees

The committees listed in this paragraph are—

(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;

(B) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;

(C) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and

(D) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

(b) United Nations; negotiated solution; crimes against humanity

(1) In general

Not later than 15 days after any congressional committee listed in paragraph (2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 9703 of this title, 9712 of this title, or 142,1 the Secretary of State shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(2) Congressional committees

The congressional committees listed in this paragraph are—

(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and

(B) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

(c) Regime cohesion

(1) In general

Not later than 15 days after a congressional committee listed in paragraph (2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 131,1 the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(2) Congressional committees

The congressional committees listed in this paragraph are—

(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;

(B) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate;

(C) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and

(D) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

(d) International election observation; democratic civil society

Not later than 15 days after a congressional committee listed in subsection (a)(2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 9731 of this title, the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(e) Visa restrictions; sanctions waiver

Not later than 15 days after a congressional committee listed in subsection (b)(2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 9721 or 9722 of this title, the Secretary of State shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(f) Recovery of stolen assets

(1) In general

Not later than 15 days after a congressional committee listed in paragraph (2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 9741 of this title, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney General shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(2) Congressional committees

The congressional committees listed in this paragraph are—

(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;

(B) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate;

(C) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate;

(D) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives;

(E) the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives; and

(F) the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.

(g) PDVSA transactions with Rosneft

(1) In general

Not later than 15 days after a congressional committee listed in paragraph (2) requests a briefing regarding the implementation of section 9752 of this title, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide such briefing to such committee.

(2) Congressional committees

The congressional committees listed in this paragraph are—

(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;

(B) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate;

(C) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and

(D) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 116–94, div. J, title I, §181, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3046.)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

Section 142, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is section 142 of title I of div. J of Pub. L. 116–94, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3038, which is not classified to the Code.

Section 131, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is section 131 of title I of div. J of Pub. L. 116–94, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3034, which is not classified to the Code.

1 See References in Text note below.

§9762. Prohibition on construction of provisions of this chapter as an authorization for the use of military force

Nothing in this chapter may be construed as an authorization for the use of military force.

(Pub. L. 116–94, div. J, title I, §182, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3048.)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this title", meaning title I of div. J of Pub. L. 116–94, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3030, known as the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act of 2019, and also as the VERDAD Act of 2019, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9701 of this title and Tables.

§9763. Termination

The requirement to impose sanctions under this chapter shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

(Pub. L. 116–94, div. J, title I, §183(b), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3048.)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this title", meaning title I of div. J of Pub. L. 116–94, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3030, known as the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act of 2019, and also as the VERDAD Act of 2019, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9701 of this title and Tables.