Subject Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status | Current

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USSB2238Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act of 2014 - States that it is U.S. policy to not recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters. Prohibits: (1) any federal department ...
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2014-04-10
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USSB2209Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2014 - States that Congress: (1) condemns the ongoing violence, use of chemical weapons, targeting of civilian populations, and systematic gross human rights violations carried out by government of Syria and pr...
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2014-04-10
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2372-2373)
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USSR361Reaffirms the importance of freedom of the press to U.S. efforts to support democracy, mitigate conflict, and promote good governance domestically and around the world. Condemns actions taken by China to suppress freedom of the press. Urges the Pres...
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2014-04-08
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2287)
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USSB2183Directs Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Incorporated, and the Voice of America (VOA) service to Ukraine and neighboring regions to: (1) provide accurate and accessible news and information; (2) emphasize investigative and analytical journal...
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2014-04-03
Became Public Law No: 113-96.
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USSR411Affirms that it is U.S. policy to support the Republic of Moldova's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. Calls upon the government of the Russian Federation to remove its military forces from the Republic of Moldova. Supports const...
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2014-04-03
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USHB4278Ukraine Support Act - (Sec. 2) Sets forth U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, including: (1) support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a democratic Ukraine, and (2) condemnation of Russia's armed intervention into Ukraine and its illegal an...
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2014-04-02
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USHR503Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that it should be U.S. policy to encourage and facilitate: (1) implementation of the January 23, 2014, cessation of hostilities agreement between the government of South Sudan and the Sudan People's...
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2014-04-02
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USHR520Condemns all parties' attacks on civilians in Syria. Calls for the United Nations (U.N.)-monitored implementation of the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2139 to allow unhindered humanitarian access to people in need throughout Syria. ...
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2014-04-02
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USHR532Calls on the Government of Turkey to allow free expression and Internet freedom.
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2014-04-01
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USSR403A resolution condemning the actions of the Government of Turkey in restricting free expression and Internet freedom on social media.
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2014-03-27
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USSB2124Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 - Makes available to Ukraine for loan guarantees specified funds under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 and funds under prior Acts for the Depar...
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2014-03-25
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1720)
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USSR377Congratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 193rd anniversary of Greece's independence, and notes the important role that Greece has played in the wider European region and in the community of nations. Supports the principles of democra...
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2014-03-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1669)
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USSR375Condemns the violence, atrocities, and human rights violations committed by all parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic. Commends the conflict resolution efforts of religious and community leaders in the Central African Republic. W...
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2014-03-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1668-1669; text as passed Senate: CR S1668-1669)
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USSR365Reaffirms U.S. support for the people of Venezuela in their pursuit of representative democracy. Deplores the use of force against peaceful demonstrators in Venezuela and the use of violence and politically-motivated criminal charges to intimidate t...
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2014-03-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1595)
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USHR499Condemns Russia's military violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. States that Russia's military intervention: (1) is in breach of its United Nations (U.N.) obligations, and of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Sec...
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2014-03-11
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 7, 1 Present (Roll no. 117). (text: CR H2268-2269)
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USSR378Condemns the Russian military seizure of the Ukrainian Crimea and demands the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces except as allowed for by treaty. Demands the release of besieged Ukrainian security forces in Crimea, and warns that failure to do s...
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2014-03-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1527; text as passed Senate: CR S1520-1521)
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USSR370Condemns Russia's military incursion into Crimea, in clear violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and in contravention of international law. Calls on Russia to withdraw all unauthorized military personnel from Crimea. Pledges to work with the...
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2014-03-05
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USHR474Congratulates the people of Haiti upon the 210th anniversary of Haiti's independence. Reaffirms the friendship between Haiti and the United States and recognizes that both countries share a common history and a commitment to democracy, human rights, ...
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2014-02-27
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USHR491Supports Georgia's aspirations to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Recognizes the benefits of closer economic and political ties between NATO members and Georgia. Calls on Russia to respect the rights of countries to make their o...
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2014-02-26
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USSR357Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) the President should increase democracy and human rights programming in Ukraine; (2) the United States should review security assistance funding for any organization in Ukraine that violates the civil or hu...
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2014-02-12
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USHB3547Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 - (Sec. 5) Makes appropriations for FY2014. (Sec. 6) Declares that each amount designated in this Act for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Defi...
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2014-01-17
Became Public Law No: 113-76.
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USSB1930Uphold Our Promise to Veterans Act - Repeals the provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement pay of members of the Armed Forces under age 62. Suspends delivery of defense articles and se...
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2014-01-15
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USHB3889Burma Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2014 - Prohibits FY2014 Department of Defense (DOD) funds from being made available to the government of Burma unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that: (1) Burma has taken steps toward establis...
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2014-01-15
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USHB3629Israel Sovereignty and Security Recognition Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should recognize Israel's sovereignty and legal right to its lands, including the Golan Heights and Jerusalem as Israel's capital; and (2) t...
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2014-01-10
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USHR432Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the unification of the Island of Crete with the Hellenic Republic. Supports the designation of Cretan Enosis Day.
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2014-01-10
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USSB1900Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 - States the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or nontariff barriers of that co...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3830Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 - States the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or nontariff barriers of that co...
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2014-01-09
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USSR319Supports the sovereign right of the people of Ukraine to chart an independent and democratic future for their country. Urges U.S. and European leaders to work together to support a peaceful and democratic resolution to the current crisis that moves ...
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2014-01-07
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S82-83; text as passed Senate: CR S83)
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USSR318Condemns the political violence in Bangladesh and urges political leaders to engage in a dialogue toward free and credible elections. Supports ongoing efforts by United Nations (U.N.) Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco to foster pol...
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2014-01-07
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amendment to the Title and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S82; text as passed Senate: CR S82)
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USSR328Expresses the sense of the Senate that before further U.S.-Iran bilateral negotiations occur Iran must release all U.S. citizens unjustly detained in Iran, and publicly affirm Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
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2014-01-06
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USSB1885Burma Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2013 - Prohibits FY2014 Department of Defense (DOD) funds from being made available to the government of Burma unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that: (1) Burma has taken steps toward establis...
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2013-12-20
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USSB1857Egypt Assistance Reform Act of 2013 - Title I: Prohibition on Assistance to Governments Following Coups D'Etat - (Sec. 101) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prohibit foreign assistance authorized pursuant to this Act or the Arms Export Co...
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2013-12-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 267.
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USHB3509Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that transparency, accountability, democracy, and good governance are integral factors in any congressional decision regarding U.S. assistance, including assistance to Haiti. D...
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2013-12-13
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USSR317Supports the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Georgia and expresses concerns over the continued occupation of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the Russian Federation. Encourages the President to enhance U....
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2013-12-11
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USHR397Joins the people of the Bahamas and the Bahamian diaspora worldwide in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the independence of the Bahamas. Recognizes that the United States and the Bahamas are united by a shared history, common values, and a comm...
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2013-12-06
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USHR402Supports the European aspirations of the peoples of the Eastern Partnership countries. Recognizes the benefits to these and other countries in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus region of closer economic and political ties with the European Union (EU). ...
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2013-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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USSB1745Somalia Stabilization Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should: (1) support the Somali Federal Government, regional administrations, federal units, and people in their efforts to consolidate political gains and deve...
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2013-11-20
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USSB1714Syria Sanctions Enhancement Act of 2013 - Directs the President to submit to Congress every 60 days a list of persons who: (1) are senior officials of the government of Syria, including President Bashar al-Assad; (2) have provided support to or recei...
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2013-11-14
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USHB3292United States-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act - States that it is the policy of Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and its allies and partners to ensure that Iran: (1) halts all uranium enrichment and identifies ...
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2013-10-22
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H6669-6670)
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USSR271Expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States should suspend military assistance for Cambodia until an independent and credible investigation occurs into the July 2013 parliamentary elections in Cambodia, and the government of Cambodia is ...
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2013-10-16
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USSR213Supports the people of Venezuela in their pursuit of the free exercise of representative democracy as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Deplores the undemocratic denial of the legitimate rights of opposition par...
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2013-10-04
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7213-7214; text as passed Senate: CR S7213)
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USSB793Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013 - States that it is U.S. policy to: (1) promote democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in the Western Hemisphere; and (2) support the practices and principles expressed in th...
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2013-10-02
Became Public Law No: 113-41.
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USHR365Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) achievement of a two-state solution that enhances stability and security in the Middle East can ensure Israel's survival as a secure Jewish and democratic state and fulfill the legitimate ...
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2013-09-27
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USSR252Expresses the sense of the Senate that President Obama should not engage in any meeting with President Rouhani before Iran: (1) affirms the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state, and (2) releases all U.S. citizens unjustly detained as prisoners ...
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2013-09-24
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USHB3155United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2013 - Directs the President to use U.S. influence at the United Nations (U.N.) on a wide variety of issues, including to shift the funding mechanism for the regular budget of the U.N. fr...
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2013-09-19
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USHCR51Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should urge the government of Syria and other groups involved in the civil war in Syria to implement an immediate cease fir...
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2013-09-17
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1324-1325)
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USSJR21Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons - (Sec. 2) Authorizes the President, subject to a determination that force is necessary, to use the U.S. Armed Forces in a limited manne...
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2013-09-10
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6301-6304, S6307-6312, S6312-6321)
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USSR219Condemns the ongoing violence, the use of chemical weapons, and the systematic human rights violations carried out by Syrian government forces under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad as well as abuses committed by other groups involved in th...
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2013-09-09
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USHCR47Welcomes the free and fair elections for the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Joins with the international community in providing the resources necessary to hold such elections, facilitate a peaceful transition of power, and esta...
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2013-08-16
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USHR308Supports: (1) the resumption of discussions to find a settlement to the 39-year old division of the Republic of Cyprus based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation; and (2) the partnership between the Republic of Cyprus and Israel.
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2013-08-16
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