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USHR1132Intro
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Calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner, a citizen of the United States, who was wrongfully detained by the Government of the Russian Federation in February 2022. Calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner, a citizen of the Uni...
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2022-06-24
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1204, H. Res. 1132 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H5892; text: CR H5892)
USSR669Intro
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This resolution condemns the use of hunger, including the starvation of civilians, as a weapon of warfare. It also calls on the U.S. government to prioritize diplomatic efforts to call out and address instances where hunger and intentional deprivatio...
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2022-06-23
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2907Intro
25%
Establishes the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, and membership. Among other duties, the commission must investigate the impacts and ongoing effects of the Indian ...
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2022-06-22
Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.
USHR720Intro
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This resolution condemns the terrorist attacks and violence carried out by ISIS-Mozambique in the Cabo Delgado Province and urges the government of Mozambique to take actions to counter violent extremism and protect its citizens.
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2022-06-21
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
USHR1195Intro
25%
This resolution reaffirms the goals of World Refugee Day and the commitment of the United States to promote the safety and well-being of refugees and asylum seekers.
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2022-06-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR684Intro
25%
A resolution reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons.
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2022-06-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1188Intro
25%
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States expects the Government of Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, to comply with the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, also known as the Humanitarian Law of Armed Con...
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2022-06-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5444Intro
25%
Establishes the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, and membership. Among other duties, the commission must investigate the impacts and ongoing effects of the Indian ...
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2022-06-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSR394Intro
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This resolution recognizes the importance of Radio Free Asia in its 25th year as an independent news organization chartered and funded by Congress with a mission to bring uncensored, accurate news to people living in closed societies in Asia. The res...
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2022-06-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 418.
USSR540Intro
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This resolution expresses support for the goals of International Women's Day and recognizes that women's empowerment is inextricably linked to generating economic growth and self-reliance, sustainable peace and democracy, and inclusive security. The ...
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2022-06-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 410.
USHB7276Engross
50%
Requires the President to report to Congress on atrocities committed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022. Specifically, the report must describe in detail (1) U.S. government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence ...
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2022-06-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 417.
USSR661Intro
25%
A resolution promoting stronger economic relations between the United States and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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2022-06-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1128Intro
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This resolution supports the goals and ideals of an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia. The resolution encourages (1) health care providers to offer culturally and clinically competent care to the lesbian,...
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2022-05-31
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E569)
USSR538Intro
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This resolution expresses that the Senate supports the Biden administration hosting of a second United States-Africa Leaders Summit as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the United States and African partners; underscores the importance of bip...
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2022-05-26
Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2737; text: 03/08/2022 CR S1063)
USSR632Intro
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A resolution calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was unjustly detained on April 11, 2022.
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2022-05-26
Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2737; text: 05/16/2022 CR S2520-2521)
USSR652Intro
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This resolution expresses support for the rights, freedoms, and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. The resolution recognizes that LGBTQ rights are human rights and protected by the laws of the Unite...
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2022-05-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR650Intro
25%
A resolution recognizing May 28 as "World Hunger Day", that the 90th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, and that Vladimir P...
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2022-05-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7869Intro
25%
Authorizes the President to provide assistance to support the treatment of obstetric fistula and address the social, structural, health, and human rights issues that lead to obstetric fistula. Such assistance shall promote the Campaign to End Fistula...
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2022-05-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4290Intro
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Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any negotiation with Iran regarding an Iran nuclear agreement until the President makes specified certifications concerning the actions of China and Iran. Specifically, the President must certify that China ha...
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2022-05-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4285Intro
25%
A bill to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, to encourage governments in the Americas to reinforce their commitments to the principles enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, to reaffirm the role of f...
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2022-05-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1125Intro
25%
This resolution calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to condemn anti-Semitism in all forms. It also calls for renewed efforts to combat anti-Semitism domestically, globally, and online.
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2022-05-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR1121Intro
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Calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was unjustly detained on April 11, 2022.
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2022-05-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1109Intro
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Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, is recognized as a genocide and should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine.
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2022-05-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4216Intro
25%
A bill to reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB496Engross
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Directs the President, when determining whether Russia is a country of particular concern for religious freedom under certain federal laws, to consider incidents occurring in the parts of Ukraine that Russia (or any Russia-affiliated non-state group)...
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2022-05-11
Star Print ordered on the bill.
USSR122Intro
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This resolution expresses commitment to U.S. treaty allies in the Indo-Pacific region, NATO member countries, and other partners.
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2022-05-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2455; text: CR S2457-2459)
USHB4133Engross
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Authorizes the allocation of certain funds for purposes related to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, requires the Department of State to develop a strategy for prioritizing efforts to increase disaster response and resilience in the Caribbean,...
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2022-05-11
Star Print ordered on the bill.
USSR427Intro
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This resolution expresses that the Senate (1) remains committed to the Cambodian people and their aspirations for a more peaceful, prosperous, democratic, and sovereign country as envisioned in the agreements signed at the Paris Conference on Cambodi...
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2022-05-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2459; text: CR S2459-2460)
USHR1106Intro
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Expressing support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its member states, and the United States-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC, and reaffirming the commitment of the United States to continue to remain a strong, reliable, and acti...
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2022-05-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR456Intro
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This resolution congratulates the Gambian people on the successful 2016 and 2021 presidential elections and the April 2022 legislative election. The resolution supports the work and recommendations of the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commis...
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2022-05-11
S.Amdt.5032 Amendment SA 5032 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USHR1095Intro
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This resolution condemns threats to freedom of the press around the world. It also remembers the bravery of journalists and media workers around the world and those who have died carrying out their work. It calls on the President and the Department o...
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2022-05-06
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR616Intro
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A resolution expressing support for the Association of South East Asian Nations, its 10 member states, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and the United States-ASEAN Special Summit...
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2022-05-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4134Intro
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Requires the President to report to Congress on atrocities committed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022. Specifically, the report must describe in detail (1) U.S. government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence ...
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2022-05-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR609Intro
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This resolution recognizes the centrality of a free press to free societies and democratic governance and expresses concerns about threats to the exercise of freedom of expression globally.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7650Intro
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Establishes programs to address international threats to press freedom and allows qualifying threatened journalists to be admitted into the United States. The bill establishes an Office on International Press Freedom within the Department of State. T...
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2022-05-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB923Engross
50%
Requires sanctions and reports related to Georgia. The President shall impose entry and property-blocking sanctions against foreign persons responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7311Engross
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Requires the Department of State to report to Congress a strategy and implementation plan outlining U.S. efforts to counter Russia's malign influence and activities in Africa. The State Department must also report to Congress annual updates on the st...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6930Engross
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Establishes a working group to determine the legal mechanisms that may be used to seize assets belonging to certain foreign persons (i.e., individuals and entities) affiliated with Russia's political leadership and addresses related issues. The inter...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4112Intro
25%
A bill to address issues involving the economic statecraft of the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR336Intro
25%
This resolution demands that Russia present credible evidence of wrongdoing against U.S. citizen Paul Whelan or immediately release him. It also demands that Russia provide unrestricted consular access to Whelan and to ensure that he and all other po...
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2022-04-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR1068Intro
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This resolution recognizes the significance of the 47th anniversary of Black April and the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. The resolution honors the contributions of Vietnamese Americans and honors the service of members of the U.S. Armed Forces an...
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2022-04-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7579Intro
25%
To decrease dependency on People's Republic of China manufacturing and decrease migration due to lost regional economic opportunities.
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2022-04-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR1051Intro
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Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing mate...
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2022-04-18
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHR1057Intro
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Condemning the rape and assault of women by Russian forces in the occupied area of Bucha, Ukraine, and calling on Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to remove all Russian forces from Ukraine, and to cease all hostilities, protect human rights,...
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2022-04-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6968PassProhibits the importation of energy products from Russia. Specifically, the bill prohibits the importation of Russian products that are classified under chapter 27 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (which includes mineral fuels, mineral oils and prod...
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2022-04-08
Became Public Law No: 117-109. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7108PassSuspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also permanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights. Specifically, the bill authorizes the President to proclaim inc...
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2022-04-08
Became Public Law No: 117-110. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5497Engross
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Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR503Intro
25%
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Government of the People's Republic of China should immediately guarantee the safety and freedom of tennis star Peng Shuai.
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2022-04-07
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2080-2081; text: CR S2080-2081)
USSR590Intro
25%
A resolution recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing ma...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB7457Intro
25%
To hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed approximately 981,000 Americans.
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2022-04-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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