This is H.R. 5732 concerning Syria. Most importantly Sec 303 which states:
“SEC. 303. ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAFE ZONES OR A NO-FLY ZONE IN SYRIA.
(a) In General.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committee a report that—
(1) assesses the potential effectiveness, risks, and operational requirements of the establishment and maintenance of a no-fly zone over part or all of Syria, including—
(A) the operational and legal requirements for United States and coalition air power to establish a no-fly zone in Syria;
(B) the impact a no-fly zone in Syria would have on humanitarian and counter-terrorism efforts in Syria and the surrounding region; and
(C) the potential for force contributions from other countries to establish a no-fly zone in Syria; and
(2) assesses the potential effectiveness, risks, and operational requirements for the establishment of one or more safe zones in Syria for internally displaced persons or for the facilitation of humanitarian assistance, including—
(A) the operational and legal requirements for United States and coalition forces to establish one or more safe zones in Syria;
(B) the impact one or more safe zones in Syria would have on humanitarian and counter-terrorism efforts in Syria and the surrounding region; and
(C) the potential for contributions from other countries and vetted non-state actor partners to establish and maintain one or more safe zones in Syria.
(b) Form.—The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified annex if necessary.
(c) Definition.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
(1) the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives; and
(2) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.”
This legislation appears to have a proposal for a No Fly Zone in Syria, as well as other sanctions, buried with-in. This was introduced by Eliot L. Engel from New York on 7/12/2016 and looks as if it was passed by the House on 11/16/2016 then refereed to the Council of Foreign Relations by the Senate.
The date this passed the House votes seems like it was done while most were distracted by all the winning combined with the further distraction of the upcoming Holiday season as an attempt to sneak this by the general public.
Would some of you be able to confirm that I’m reading this correctly ?
Also What are our options to have this bill stopped in it’s tracks?
This bill seems like an attempt to subvert the Don’s desired course of action in Syria before he takes office.
Adding the link below provided by Journey345
Here is a list of the sponsors and cosponsors.