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USHR259IntroExpressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Condemns the decisions by the Venezuelan Supreme Court on March 28, 2017, and March 29, 2017, stripping the opposition legislators of thei...
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2017-12-07
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2658IntroVenezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of State to work through nongovernmental organizations to provide public health commodities, basic food commodities, and related techn...
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2017-12-07
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB371EnrollDepartment of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act
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2017-12-06
Presented to President.
USSB2192IntroSECURE Act of 2017 Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts Act
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2017-12-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
USHB3794IntroSewage Free Tijuana River Valley Act of 2017 This bill directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out a program to enhance the physical infrastructure in both the United States and Mexico to prevent flooding and wastewater, sewage, trash, and ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USSB1519IntroNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the defense activities of the ...
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2017-11-29
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7367-7393)
USHB4271IntroTo block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.
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2017-11-28
To House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Committee
USHB1415IntroEnd Neglected Tropical Diseases Act This bill expands programs to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are infections caused by pathogens, including viruses, microbes, and helminths (parasitic worms), that disproportionately impact indiv...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3776IntroCyber Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR336IntroReaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. Reaffirms a strong commitment to a U.S.-Mexico partnership based on mutual respect and the promotion of shared democratic values. Supports: (1) continued bilateral cooperation t...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB2023IntroCuban Airport Security Act of 2017 This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to brief Congress and the Government Accountability Office on specified aspects of security measures at...
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2017-10-26
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3328EngrossCuban Airport Security Act of 2017 This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to brief Congress and the Government Accountability Office on specified aspects of security measures at...
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2017-10-24
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1979IntroA bill to block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States. This bill prohibits any federal agency funds, resources, or fees from being used to implement or enfo...
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2017-10-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1918EngrossNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 This bill directs the President to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution to use U.S. influence to oppose any loan for the government of Nicaragua's ben...
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2017-10-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3354EngrossInterior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing ...
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2017-09-27
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
USSR263IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that President Juan Manuel Santos has restructured and significantly strengthened the environmental sector and management capacity of the Colombian Government and has led the country to become a global ...
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2017-09-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1780IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
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2017-09-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 216.
USHB3118IntroIran and Hizballah Western Hemisphere Prevention Act of 2017
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2017-09-05
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USSB1757IntroBuilding America's Trust Act This bill provides for strengthening the barriers along the U.S. land and maritime borders to deter illegal activity, including through U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement enhancements and personnel increases and Natio...
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2017-09-05
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 208.
USHR492IntroExpressing concern for the separation of José Escobar from his wife and children as a result of his deportation, and for other purposes. Expresses the ongoing concern of the House of Representatives regarding the deportation of Jose Escobar to El Sa...
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2017-08-17
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB3219EngrossDefense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development National Security Appropriations Act, 2018 Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 DIVISION A--...
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2017-08-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
USSB1699IntroUnited States-Cuba Trade Act of 2017 This bill repeals the embargo on trade with Cuba. The bill: (1) makes ineffective certain prohibitions on exports to Cuba; (2) extends nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations) to Cuban products; (3) pr...
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2017-08-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3180EngrossIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 TITLE I-- INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES (Sec. 101) This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities in the: Office of the Director of National...
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2017-07-31
To Senate Select Intelligence Committee
USHR447IntroDirecting the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President Donald J. Trump. Di...
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2017-07-28
Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 74.
USHB3362IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. Provides appropriations to the State Department for: Administ...
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2017-07-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184.
USSR224IntroA resolution recognizing the 5th anniversary of the death of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, and commemorating his legacy and commitment to democratic values and principles. Recognizes and commemorates the legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas on the fifth annivers...
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2017-07-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3237IntroTo require the Secretary of State to withhold certain assistance for Honduras until the President certifies to Congress that the Government of Honduras has settled all known commercial disputes with United States citizens. This bill prohibits the Dep...
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2017-07-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2966IntroUnited States-Cuba Normalization Act of 2017 This bill repeals the embargo on trade with Cuba. The bill: (1) makes ineffective certain prohibitions on exports to Cuba; (2) extends nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations) to Cuban products...
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2017-06-29
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB495IntroProtection of Children Act of 2017 This bill amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to eliminate the special repatriation requirements for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who are nationals or resi...
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2017-06-21
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 12.
USHB2993IntroGuantanamo Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017 This bill instructs the Department of Defense (DOD) to give annual briefings to specified congressional committees on the current activities and locations of individuals who are not members or former member...
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2017-06-21
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB1385IntroNorth American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2017
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2017-06-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1373IntroGulf States Protection and Restoration Coordination Act
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2017-06-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR18IntroA resolution reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina's economic reforms. Declares that the Senate: upholds its commitment to the partnership between the United States and Argentina and reaffirms that Argentina is...
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2017-06-05
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 114.
USSB1287IntroFreedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017 This bill states that: (1) the President may not prohibit or otherwise restrict travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, includ...
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2017-05-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1286IntroFreedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2017 This bill amends: (1) the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to repeal the prohibition on assistance to Cuba and the President's authority for the embargo on Cuba, (2) the Trading with the Enemy Act to repeal the Pre...
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2017-05-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR201IntroExpressing support to the Government of Argentina for its investigation into the terrorist bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992. Calls on the U.S. government to assist the government of Argentina so that the perpetrators...
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2017-05-24
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1477IntroNo Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act This bill prohibits: (1) any federal agency from obligating or expending any federal funds to carry out provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 regarding barriers at t...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USHB1567IntroUnited States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act This bill declares that it shall be U.S. policy to increase U.S.-Mexico academic exchanges at the secondary, post-secondary, and post-graduate levels. The United States and Mexico should seek to contribut...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USHR268IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the trafficking of illicit fentanyl into the United States from Mexico and China. Expresses the sense of the Senate that: the use of illicit fentanyl in the United States and the resultin...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USHR145IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America. Reaffirms that combating corruption in the Northern Triangle is an important policy interest for the United States. Acknowledges that the ...
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2017-05-17
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB1123IntroOffice of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2017
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2017-05-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB244PassHIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division of this bill refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill e...
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2017-05-05
Became Public Law No: 115-31. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2186IntroEL CHAPO Act Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act This bill requires the forfeited profits of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (El Chapo) from his illicit drug trafficking enterprise to be reserved for border security measu...
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2017-05-05
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSR158IntroA resolution recognizing the cultural and historical significance of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Recognizes the historic struggle of the people of Mexico for independence and freedom, which Cinco de Mayo commemorates. Encourages the people of the Unit...
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2017-05-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2781; text: CR S2780)
USHB2161IntroVenezuelan Refugee Assistance Act This bill provides for the status adjustment to permanent resident of a qualifying Venezuelan national who: (1) was physically present in the United States on January 1, 2013, (2) has been physically present in the U...
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2017-05-03
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USSB972IntroNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 This bill directs the President to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution to use U.S. influence to oppose any loan for the government of Nicaragua's ben...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB939IntroEL CHAPO Act Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act This bill requires the forfeited profits of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (El Chapo) from his illicit drug trafficking enterprise to be reserved for border security measu...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1781IntroComprehensive Fentanyl Control Act This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to modify the drug quantity thresholds that trigger a mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribut...
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2017-04-21
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1813IntroBorder Wall Funding Act of 2017 This bill amends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require a remittance transfer provider to collect from the sender a remittance fee of 2% of the U.S. dollar amount to be transferred to a recipient in Mexico, Guatem...
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2017-04-21
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2039IntroCurrency Reform for Fair Trade Act This bill amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to include as a "countervailable subsidy" requiring action under a countervailing duty or antidumping duty proceeding the benefit conferred on merchandise imported into the Un...
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2017-04-19
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
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