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USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall repo...
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2019-12-04
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB1838PassHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill directs various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely s...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-76.
USHR724IntroCondemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination.
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2019-11-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2199IntroCentral Coast Heritage Protection Act
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 13.
USHJR78IntroExpressing support for freedom of conscience.
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2019-11-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSR393IntroA resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak and the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices mad...
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2019-11-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 10/31/2019 S6339)
USSR427IntroA resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Sikh Americans, and for other purposes. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikh Americans and expresses respect for all Sikhs who practi...
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2019-11-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR697IntroRecognizing the significance of the genuine autonomy of Tibet and the Tibetan people and the work His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has done to promote global peace, harmony, and understanding.
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2019-11-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR689IntroRecognizing the significance of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, to Sikh Americans and Sikhs worldwide.
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2019-11-12
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR680IntroRecognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak and the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of...
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2019-11-08
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB2740EngrossLabor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 ...
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2019-10-31
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2740 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 342) entered in Senate.
USHB554IntroSaudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress annually on educational materials published by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education, which are used both inside and outside Saudi Ar...
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2153IntroKeeping Girls in School Act
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4695EngrossPACT Act Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act This bill addresses Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria. The President shall impose visa- and asset-blocking sanctions on specific Turkish officials connected to the invasion. The Department of...
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2019-10-30
Received in the Senate.
USSR277IntroA resolution remembering the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recommitting to efforts to uphold justice for the 85 victims of the attack. This...
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2019-10-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6256; text: 7/17/2019 CR S4912-4913)
USHR640IntroCondemning the global persecution of Christians.
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2019-10-25
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USSJR59IntroA joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the precipitous withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Syria and Afghanistan, and Turkey's unprovoked incursion into Syria. This joint resolution condemns Turkey's hostilities against Kurd...
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2019-10-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 259.
USSJR58IntroA joint resolution expressing support for freedom of conscience.
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2019-10-17
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 245.
USHB3289EngrossHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill addresses Hong Kong's status under U.S. law and imposes sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal a...
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2019-10-16
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 243.
USHR595IntroCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
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2019-10-08
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR599IntroExpressing support of independence and further development of the strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan.
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2019-10-08
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHB4378PassContinuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019 This bill provides FY2020 continuing appropriations to federal agencies through November 21, 2019. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a government shutdown th...
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2019-09-27
Became Public Law No: 116-59. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2583IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The bill provides appropriations to the State Depar...
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2019-09-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
USHB3190EngrossBURMA Act of 2019 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2019 This act imposes sanctions, authorizes assistance, and requires the establishment of various programs and strategies related to Burma (Myanmar). The President shall ...
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2019-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4331IntroTibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
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2019-09-25
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR444IntroReaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons. This resolution reaffirms the bipartisan commitment to promoting the safety, health, education, and well-being of refugee...
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2019-09-24
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB2539IntroTibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
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2019-09-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2503IntroUnited States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-09-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2500EngrossNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 This bill authorizes FY2020 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2019-09-10
Received in the Senate.
USHR544IntroRecognizing Islam as one of the great religions of the world.
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2019-08-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4009IntroAnti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2019
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2019-08-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR538IntroRecognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Sikh Americans, and for other purposes. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikh Americans and expresses respect for all Sikhs who practice their fait...
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2019-08-06
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB3775IntroEqual Justice for Immigrants Act of 2019
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2019-08-06
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB4169IntroReligious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to establish in the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers (1) who are designated cons...
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2019-08-06
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3524IntroNorthern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act
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2019-08-02
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USSR303IntroA resolution calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its kwan-li-so political prison labor camp system, and for other purposes.
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2019-08-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2396IntroPROFILED Act Protecting the Rights of Families and Immigrants Who Legally Entered From Detention Act
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2386IntroTIANANMEN Act of 2019 Targeting Invasive Autocratic Networks, And Necessary Mandatory Export Notifications Act of 2019
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2019-07-31
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2351IntroSaudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019
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2019-07-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB398IntroSaudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019 This bill suspends certain weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia. It also imposes sanctions on individuals for various activities related to the civil war in Yemen and for involvement in the death of Saud...
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2019-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 167.
USHB3441IntroKleptocrat Exposure Act
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3239EngrossHumanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody. CBP shall conduct an initial health sc...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR518IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.
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2019-07-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR358IntroCalling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest reg...
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2019-07-23
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR512IntroCalling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.
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2019-07-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB727IntroGlobal Fragility Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to devise and implement a plan to combat global fragility. The bill also establishes funds to support such endeavors. The President shall report to Congress and implement a 10-year Global F...
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2019-07-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
USHB3494EngrossDamon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 This bill reauthorizes for FY2020 intelligence activities in various U.S. government departments and agencies. It also establishes severa...
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2019-07-18
To Senate Select Intelligence Committee
USHR442IntroObserving 10 years since the war in Sri Lanka ended on May 18, 2009, commemorating the lives lost, and expressing support for transitional justice, reconciliation, reconstruction, reparation, and reform in Sri Lanka, which are necessary to ensure a l...
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2019-07-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHCR50IntroStrongly condemning human rights violations, violence against civilians, and cooperation with Iran by the Houthi movement and its allies in Yemen.
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2019-07-17
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USSR74IntroA resolution marking the fifth anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity by honoring the bravery, determination, and sacrifice of the people of Ukraine during and since the Revolution, and condemning continued Russian aggression against Ukraine.
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2019-07-16
S.Amdt.925 Amendment SA 925 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
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