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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB808

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Title: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013

Subject: Advanced technology and technological innovations: Advisory bodies: Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration: Arms control and nonproliferation: Assault and harassment offenses: Child health: Commemorative events and holidays: Correctional facilities and imprisonment: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Crimes against children: Crimes against women: Cultural exchanges and relations: Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad: Domestic violence and child abuse: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Economic development: Elementary and secondary education: Employment discrimination and employee rights: Executive agency funding and structure: Firearms and explosives: Foreign aid and international relief: Government information and archives: Higher education: Human rights: International organizations and cooperation: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Mental health: News media and reporting: Preschool education: Racial and ethnic relations: Reconstruction and stabilization: Sex offenses: Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination: Teaching, teachers, curricula: United Nations: Violent crime: Women's rights: Government operations and politics

Description: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 - Establishes a Department of Peacebuilding, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding (Secretary). Sets forth the mission of the Department, including: (1) cultivation of peace as a national policy objective; and (2) development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation. Establishes in the Department: (1) the Office of Peace Education and Training, (2) the Office of Domestic Peace Activities, (3) the Office of International Peace Activities, (4) the Office of Technology for Peace, (5) the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament, (6) the Office of Peacebuilding Information and Research, (7) the Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights, and (8) the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace. Establishes a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace. Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) and the Secretary of State to consult with the Secretary concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is imminent or occurring. Directs the Secretary to encourage citizens to celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on a Peace Day.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: February 25, 2013



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36 sponsors: Lee, Barbara; Andrews, Robert E.; Christensen, Donna M.; Clarke, Yvette D.; Clay, Wm. Lacy; Cleaver, Emanuel; Conyers, John, Jr.; Davis, Danny K.; Davis, Susan A.; DeFazio, Peter A.; Edwards, Donna F.; Ellison, Keith; Farr, Sam; Grayson, Alan; Grijalva, Raul M.; Hahn, Janice; Hastings, Alcee L.; Holt, Rush D.; Honda, Michael M.; Jackson-Lee, Sheila; Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr.; Kaptur, Marcy; Lewis, John; Markey, Edward J.; McDermott, Jim; McGovern, James P.; Miller, George; Moore, Gwen; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Pingree, Chellie; Polis, Jared; Rangel, Charles B.; Ryan, Tim; Schakowsky, Janice D.; Scott, Robert C. "Bobby"; Waters, Maxine;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 8% (36 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 1 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: H

Committee Name: Oversight And Government Reform

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