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USSB447EngrossJustice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of State, with respect to covered countries, to annually include within either the relevant Annual Country Report on Human Rights, the International Religio...
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2018-04-24
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB994IntroProtecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify prohibitions with respect to intentionally defacing, damaging, or destroying religious real property. Specifically, the bill broadens the ...
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2018-04-19
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR426IntroA resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. Supports the goals of International Women's Day. Recognizes that the empowerment of women is linked to a country's potential to generate economic growth, sustainable democracy, and inclu...
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2018-04-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2280-2283; text: CR S2281-2283)
USSR469IntroA resolution recognizing the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi, and expressing support for all communities that celebrate Vaisakhi.
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2018-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2825EngrossDHS Authorization Act Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Headquarters, which shall, among other things: (1) establish an ove...
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2018-04-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 381.
USHB1625PassTARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that t...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-141.
USSR429IntroA resolution commemorating the 59th anniversary of Tibet's 1959 uprising as "Tibetan Rights Day", and expressing support for the human rights and religious freedom of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist faith community. Recognizes March 10, 2...
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2018-03-22
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 363.
USSB2572IntroSafe Schools Improvement Act of 2018 This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying a...
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2018-03-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5094IntroEnhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act
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2018-03-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 466.
USSB2568IntroEACH Act Equitable Access to Care and Health Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious method ...
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2018-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5265IntroDistrict of Columbia Home Rule Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR772IntroCondemning Louis Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB2528IntroContinued Support for the Iranian People Act of 2018
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2018-03-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2525IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act
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2018-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR763IntroCalling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes. Calls for the international community to demand that North Korea dismantle its labor camp system an...
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2018-03-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHJR130IntroHonoring the life of William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. This joint resolution extends the sympathies of Congress to the family of the Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr., and honors his life, his ministry, and his contributions to North Carolina, the...
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2018-02-27
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHCR107EngrossAuthorizing Reverend Billy Graham to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol. (Sec. 1) Authorizes Reverend Billy Graham to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol from February 28, 2018, to March 1, 2018.
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2018-02-27
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHR743IntroExpressing support for the human rights and religious freedom of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist faith community, and for the designation of a "Tibetan Rights Day". Supports the designation of a Tibetan Rights Day and calls on the Departm...
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2018-02-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR742IntroHonoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a civil rights icon, humanitarian, theologian, and cultural historian.
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2018-02-16
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR408IntroA resolution commemorating the 59th anniversary of Tibet's 1959 uprising as "Tibetan Rights Day", and expressing support for the human rights and religious freedom of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan Buddhist faith community. Recognizes March 10, 2...
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2018-02-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2579EngrossBroader Options for Americans Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage. (Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act...
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2018-02-15
S.Amdt.1959 Cloture on amendment SA 1959 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 60. Record Vote Number: 36. (CR S1148)
USHB5028IntroSunlight in Workplace Harassment Act
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2018-02-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2060IntroBurma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018
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2018-02-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 307.
USHR732IntroUrging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Calls on Turkey to: (1) eliminate all forms of discrimination, particularly those based on race or religion, and grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate int...
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2018-02-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR692IntroSupporting the contributions of Catholic schools. Expresses support for: (1) the goals of Catholic Schools Week, an event cosponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and establishe...
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2018-02-02
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E129)
USSR388IntroA resolution recognizing January 27, 2018, as the anniversary of the first refugee and Muslim ban, and urging the President to demonstrate true leadership on refugee resettlement. Reaffirms: (1) the proud U.S. history of refugee resettlement, and (2)...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR705IntroImpeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors. Impeaches President Donald John Trump for high misdemeanors. Sets forth an article of impeachment based on President Trump's statements as President that constituted ...
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2018-01-19
On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 355 - 66, 3 Present (Roll no. 35).
USHB3776EngrossCyber Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2018-01-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSCR32IntroA concurrent resolution affirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and protected for all people of the United States under the Constitution of the United States, and recognizing the ...
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2018-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR673IntroExpressing concern over attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Acknowledges: (1) the importance of the U.S.-Egypt partnership in advancing common interests, and (2) Egypt's regional role as a partner in the fight against terrorism and violent extremi...
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2018-01-11
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H165-166)
USSR368IntroA resolution supporting the right of all Iranian citizens to have their voices heard. Supports the right of all Iranian citizens to have their voices heard. Calls on the government of Iran to respect the rights of the people of Iran to freedoms of sp...
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2018-01-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1PassTax Cuts and Jobs Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses. It also establishes an oil and gas leasing program for the Coastal Plain of the Ar...
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2017-12-22
Became Public Law No: 115-97.
USSR139IntroA resolution condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Condemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'...
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2017-12-21
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8276-8277; text: CR S8277)
USSB371PassDepartment of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act This bill makes technical changes to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 and other related Acts. The bill provides the House and Senate Appropriations Commi...
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2017-12-18
Became Public Law No: 115-94. (TXT | PDF)
USSR359IntroA resolution commending the Government of Bangladesh for its compassion during the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and commending Pope Francis for his message of peace. Commends: (1) the government of Bangladesh for its compassion and tolerance in accep...
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2017-12-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR360IntroA resolution calling for international accountability for the crimes against humanity committed by the Burmese military against the Rohingya in Burma. Recognizes the adoption of the resolution on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and ...
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2017-12-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1730EngrossProtecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify prohibitions with respect to intentionally defacing, damaging, or destroying religious real property. Specifically, the bill broadens the ...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR407IntroCondemning the persecution of Christians around the world. Condemns all violations of religious freedom and affirms that religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual that should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government. Condemn...
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2017-12-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB1118IntroNorth Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the President, through the Department of State, to: (1) provide grants to distribute information receiving devices, electronically readable devices, and other informational so...
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2017-12-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 280.
USHB4543IntroCommercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2017 Do Not Track Kids Act of 2017 Official Titles Official Titles - House of Representatives Official Title as Introduced To establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of perso...
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2017-12-08
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USHR646IntroImpeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors. Impeaches President Donald John Trump for high misdemeanors. Sets forth two articles of impeachment based on President Trump's statements as President that constitute...
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2017-12-06
On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 364 - 58, 4 Present (Roll no. 658). (text: CR H9682)
USHB4549IntroSaudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act
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2017-12-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2187IntroCommercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2017 Do Not Track Kids Act of 2017 Official Titles Official Titles - Senate Official Titles as Introduced A bill to establish a regulatory framework for the comprehensive protection of personal data f...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4460IntroDisaster Recovery Reform Act
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2017-11-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR591IntroDenouncing the ongoing violence against the Rohingya people of Burma. Denounces: (1) the ongoing violence perpetrated by the Burmese government and military against the Rohingya, and (2) all violent actions taken by the Arkan Rohingya Salvation Army....
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR537IntroPromoting United States national security and foreign policy objectives through consolidation and strengthening of the rule of law and respect for human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Affirms the importance of the U.S. partnership with the gov...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHB3856IntroHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2017 This bill amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Department of State to report to Congress (within 90 days and annually thereafter through 2023) on conditions in Hong Kong ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR570IntroAffirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old historical, ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHCR89IntroExpressing the sense of Congress with respect to United States policy toward Tibet and that the treatment of the Tibetan people should be an important factor in the conduct of United States relations with the People's Republic of China. Expresses the...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USSCR30IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to United States policy toward Tibet and that the treatment of the Tibetan people should be an important factor in the conduct of United States relations with the People's Republic...
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2017-11-16
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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