[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[Legislate Procedures Enacted in Law]
[Pages 1256-1257]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



  27. Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, 


                      Sec. 204(e) [22 U.S.C. 6064]


  Sec. 204. termination of the economic embargo of cuba.


  (a) presidential actions.--Upon submitting a determination to the 
appropriate congressional committees under section 203(c)(1) that a 
transition government in Cuba is in power, the President, after 
consultation with the Congress, is authorized to take steps to suspend 
the economic embargo of Cuba and to suspend the right of action created 
in section 302 [22 U.S.C. 6082] with respect to actions thereafter filed 
against the Cuban Government, to the extent that such steps contribute 
to a stable foundation for a democratically elected government in Cuba.


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  (e) review of suspension of economic embargo.--

          (1)  review.--If the President takes action under subsection 

        (a) to suspend the economic embargo of Cuba, the President shall 

        immediately so notify the Congress. The President shall report 

        to the Congress no less frequently than every 6 months 

        thereafter, until he submits a determination under section 

        203(c)(3) that a democratically elected government in Cuba is in 

        power, on the progress being made by Cuba toward the 

        establishment of such a democratically elected government. The 

        action of the President under subsection (a) shall cease to be 

        effective upon the enactment of a joint resolution described in 

        paragraph (2).

          (2)  joint resolutions.--For purposes of this subsection, the 

        term ``joint resolution'' means only a joint resolution of the 2 

        Houses of Congress, the matter after the resolving clause of 

        which is as follows: ``That the Congress disapproves the action 

        of the President under section 204(a) of the Cuban Liberty and 

        Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 to suspend the 

        economic embargo of Cuba, notice of which was submitted to the 

        Congress on ___.'', with the blank space being filled with the 


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        appropriate date.

          (3) referral to committees.--Joint resolutions introduced in 

        the House of Representatives shall be referred to the Committee 

        on International Relations and joint resolutions introduced in 

        the Senate shall be referred to the Committee on Foreign 

        Relations.

          (4) procedures.--(A) Any joint resolution shall be considered 

        in the Senate in accordance with the provisions of section 

        601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export 

        Control Act of 1976.

          (B) For the purpose of expediting the consideration and 

        enactment of joint resolutions, a motion to proceed to the 

        consideration of any joint resolution after it has been reported 

        by the appropriate committee shall be treated as highly 

        privileged in the House of Representatives.

          (C) Not more than 1 joint resolution may be considered in the 

        House of Representatives and the Senate in the 6-month period 

        beginning on the date on which the President notifies the 

        Congress under paragraph (1) of the action taken under 

        subsection (a), and in each 6-month period thereafter.




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