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USSR658IntroA resolution calling for a free, fair, and transparent presidential election in Belarus taking place on August 9, 2020, including the unimpeded participation of all presidential candidates.
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2020-08-05
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 07/27/2020 CR S4508-4509)
USHB7856IntroIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
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2020-07-31
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 11 - 8.
USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to impose sanctions and export restrictions related to China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The President shall report to Congress a list ...
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2020-07-30
S.Amdt.2499 Amendment SA 2499 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S4618; text: CR S4618) In the nature of a substitute.
USSR665IntroA resolution reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Mongolia and recognizing the 30th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7608EngrossState, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and relat...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHR1062IntroAffirming the nature and importance of the United States-Iraq bilateral relationship, including security and economic components of the relationship.
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2020-07-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB933IntroBLUE GLOBE Act Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries Act This bill addresses data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coasts. Specifically, the bill i...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHR1061IntroCondemning war crimes committed in Idlib, Syria, by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and its backers and calling for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.
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2020-07-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4245IntroSafeguarding Internet Freedom in Hong Kong Act of 2020
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2020-07-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-20
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.
USHB7440PassHong Kong Autonomy Act This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy. Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system wit...
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2020-07-14
Became Public Law No: 116-149. (TXT | PDF)
USHR1016IntroRecognizing the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Otto Frederick Warmbier and condemning the North Korean regime for their continued human rights abuses.
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2020-07-13
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHB7569IntroImmigration Enforcement Moratorium Act
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2020-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB4169IntroNational Commission on United States Counterterrorism Policy Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB7428IntroHong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act
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2020-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1033IntroCondemning acts by the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that violate fundamental rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents as well as acts that undermine Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy...
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2020-06-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4110IntroHong Kong Safe Harbor Act This bill designates certain Hong Kong residents with priority status for refugee consideration and contains other related provisions. An individual and certain family members shall have such priority status if the individua...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7415IntroHong Kong Safe Harbor Act This bill designates certain Hong Kong residents with priority status for refugee consideration and contains other related provisions. An individual and certain family members shall have such priority status if the individua...
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2020-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHJR92IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a punishment for a crime. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of slavery or involunt...
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2020-06-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3798EngrossHong Kong Autonomy Act This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy. Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system wit...
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2020-06-29
Held at the desk.
USHCR101IntroExpressing support for democratic elections in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. This resolution commends Guyana for holding peaceful, multiparty general and regional elections and supports the current recount of all ballots cast. It also calls on...
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2020-06-26
To House Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade Committee
USHB6986IntroProtecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act
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2020-06-26
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHR974IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China would violate the obligations of that Government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration ...
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2020-06-26
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR994IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning threats to Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy on the 31st anniversary of the violent repression of the peaceful protests centered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. This resolution calls on C...
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2020-06-26
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USSR596IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China would violate the obligations of that government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and t...
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2020-06-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: 05/21/2020 CR S2606-2607)
USHB7307IntroForeign Advanced Technology Surveillance Accountability Act
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2020-06-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1014IntroEncouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U....
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2020-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB4018IntroWe Go Together Act
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2020-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB712EngrossRobert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act This bill establishes various entities and procedures to address the wrongful detainment of U.S. nationals abroad.
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2020-06-18
Held at the desk.
USSR623IntroA resolution commemorating Otto Frederick Warmbier and condemning the North Korean regime for their continued human rights abuses.
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2020-06-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 6/16/2020 CR S3013)
USSB4011IntroImmigration Enforcement Moratorium Act
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2020-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7234IntroWe Go Together Act
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2020-06-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4003IntroKeeping Women and Girls Safe from the Start Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1009IntroRecognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to...
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR627IntroA resolution recognizing June 2020 as "LGBTQ Pride Month". This resolution expresses support for the rights, freedoms, and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. The resolution recognizes that LGBTQ rights a...
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2020-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3744PassUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region and requires various reports on the topic. The President shall per...
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2020-06-17
Became Public Law No: 116-145. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3977IntroCut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of State to publish a list of countries that contract with Cuba's medical missions program and to consider, when determining a country's ranking for the annual Trafficking ...
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2020-06-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR533IntroA resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. This resolution expresses support for International Women's Day and recognition that women's empowerment is inextricably linked to generating economic growth and self-reliance, sustainab...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3019-3022; text: CR S3021-3022)
USSR392IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3014-3015; text: CR S3015)
USSR525IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under Unite...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3017-3019; text: CR S3018-3019)
USSR454IntroA resolution calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. This resolution condemns the conviction, sentenci...
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2020-06-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2921-2922; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S2922)
USSR615IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the transformation of the United States-South Korea alliance into a mutually beneficial, global partnership.
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2020-06-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7174IntroProtection of Civilians in Military Operations Act
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2020-06-11
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR999IntroRecognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to...
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2020-06-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3912IntroJustice in Policing Act of 2020
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2020-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHCR100IntroUrging the establishment of a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. This concurrent resolution (1) affirms, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ship, the U.S. debt of remembrance not only to tho...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3892IntroHong Kong Victims of Communism Support Act This bill makes certain Hong Kong residents eligible for asylum status. To qualify, an individual must have the right of abode in Hong Kong since birth and must have maintained continuous residency in Hong K...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR608IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate condemning threats to Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy on the 31st anniversary of the violent repression of the peaceful protests centered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. This resolution calls on China ...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR607IntroA resolution recognizing that in the 25 years since normalizing diplomatic relations, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America have worked toward increased stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing t...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB238IntroSpecial Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act This bill establishes the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism as an ambassador-rank official, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who...
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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.
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