This bill would complete the privatization of the federal helium reserve, initiated by the Helium Privatization Act of 1996.
It is not directly relevant to Israel or the Palestinians except for 1 amendment, which was proposed by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) during a cmte. markup session on 4/26/13. The amendment, which would forbid exports from the U.S. federal helium reserve to Syria, Iran, North Korea, and any party likely to transport it to those countries, was not attached to the final bill.
4 cosponsors (2R, 2D).
Last major action: 10/2/13 signed into law by the president. (9/19/13 passed in Senate by yea-nay vote, 97–2; 4/26/13 passed in House by yea-nay vote, 394–1.)