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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)
USHB4851PassKennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act
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2018-04-04
Became Public Law No: 115-163.
USHB3638PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road ...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-150.
USHR798IntroCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the teaching of nonviolence.
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2018-03-22
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSR376IntroA resolution urging the Governments of Burma and Bangladesh to ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary, and sustainable return of the Rohingya refugees who have been displaced by the campaign of ethnic cleansing conducted by the Burmese military. Conde...
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2018-03-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 358.
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.
USHB5292Intro2020 Census Accountability Act
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2018-03-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform 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
USHB40IntroCommission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United S...
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2018-03-08
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB1498IntroEnd Racial Profiling Act of 2017 This bill prohibits racial profiling by a federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency or agent. The term "racial profiling" includes the practice of relying on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national...
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2018-03-08
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1498, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHCR108IntroOriginal NAACP Resolution of 2018 Recognizes the 109th anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Honors the NAACP for its work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic rig...
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2018-03-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB1992IntroCamp Nelson Heritage Park Study Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park and adjacent property in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Interior shall: (1) evaluate the ...
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2018-02-28
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR755IntroOriginal Black History Month Resolution of 2018
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2018-02-27
To House Education And The Workforce 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
USSR413IntroA resolution celebrating Black History Month. Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. Calls for the United States to: (1) honor the contribution of pioneer...
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2018-02-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1189; text: CR S1169-1170)
USSR412IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month. Expresses support for the monument recognizing the service of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion a...
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2018-02-15
To Senate Armed Services Committee
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.
USHB4932IntroWomen and Climate Change Act of 2018 This bill establishes a Federal Interagency Working Group on Women and Climate Change within the Department of State. The duties of the working group include: (1) coordinating the development of policies and activ...
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2018-02-09
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB995Engross21st Century Respect Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to change the terminology used to describe the racial background or place of origin of people in regulations concerning: (1) ...
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2018-02-07
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
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
USHB1809EngrossJuvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to modify and reauthorize juvenile justice programs and activities. Specifically, it: revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 pro...
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2018-02-06
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303.
USSR387IntroA resolution recognizing January 30, 2018, as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution". Honors Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu for his loyalty and patriotism to the United States, his work to advance the civil liberties of all people of...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR718IntroCondemning the actions taken by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon against Patrice Nganang and others, and for other purposes. Condemns the actions taken by the government of Cameroon against Patrice Nganang and Cameroon's English-speaking mi...
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2018-01-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR713IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of the designation of January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the "International Decade for People of African Descent". Supports: (1) the goals of the International Decade for People of African Descent, (2) the estab...
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2018-01-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2332IntroKennedy-King Establishment Act of 2018
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2018-01-23
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHR649IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to Marcus Garvey. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was innocent of the charges broug...
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2018-01-22
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations 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).
USHR700IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding President Donald J. Trump's remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African Nations. Expresses support and respect for Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. Censures and condemns Preside...
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2018-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2611PassLittle Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act (Sec. 2) This bill adjusts the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in Arkansas to include the 7 residences on South Park Street in Lit...
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2018-01-12
Became Public Law No: 115-117. (TXT | PDF)
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)
USHB267PassMartin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park." The bill replaces t...
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2018-01-08
Became Public Law No: 115-108. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1242Pass400 Years of African-American History Commission Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arri...
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2018-01-08
Became Public Law No: 115-102. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1927PassAfrican American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate ...
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2018-01-08
Became Public Law No: 115-104. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2265IntroNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017
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2017-12-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2236IntroCongressional Harassment Reform Act
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2017-12-14
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
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
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.
USHCR90EngrossCondemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's military and security forces ...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Foreign Relations 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)
USHB4497IntroTo amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to prohibit the use of public funds to pay settlements and awards for workplace harassment and discrimination claims under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 which arise from acts commit...
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2017-11-30
To House Administration Committee
USHB4494IntroCongressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act
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2017-11-30
To House Administration Committee
USHR534IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have the right to determine their status as a sovereign country. Recognizes: (1) the sacrifices, commitment to human rights, and legal and moral case...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHB4481IntroTo amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to prohibit the use of public funds to make payments of awards and settlements in connection with violations of such Act which are committed by employing offices of the House of Representatives an...
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2017-11-29
To House Administration Committee
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
USHR528IntroCondemning horrific acts of violence against Burma's Rohingya population and calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to play an active role in ending this humanitarian tragedy. Condemns: (1) the violence and displacement inflicted on Burma's Rohingya civilians, ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USSB2159IntroME TOO Congress Act Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act
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2017-11-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2120IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2017
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2017-11-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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