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USSB2297IntroA bill to improve global health, and for other purposes. To improve global health, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 112.
USSB1471IntroProhibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties. The b...
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2021-07-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 109.
USHB3373IntroTo strengthen United States engagement in the Oceania region and enhance the security and resilience of allies and partners of the Oceania community, and for other purposes.
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2021-07-27
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB1828EngrossSpecifically authorizes the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and other agencies to provide payments to agency personnel who incur brain injuries from hostilities while on assignment. Specifically, the bill allows agency personnel...
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2021-07-26
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.
USSR67IntroThis resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately release Trevor Reed, a U.S. citizen, and all other political prisoners. It also condemns the Russian government's use of politically motivated imprisonment.
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2021-07-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5056; text: 02/22/2021 CR S773-774)
USSR165IntroA resolution calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan.
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2021-07-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5056-5057; text: CR S5057)
USHB826EngrossDirects the Department of State to periodically report to Congress on its consultations with South Korea on potential opportunities to reunite Korean Americans with family in North Korea. The State Department's Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rig...
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2021-07-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR294IntroThis resolution calls on the United States and North Korea to begin the process of reuniting Korean Americans with their immediate relatives in North Korea. (Many families were divided after the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, which di...
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2021-07-20
Pursuant to section 7 of H. Res. 535, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 678; H.R. 1036; H.R. 1079, as amended; H.R. 1158; H.R. 1250; H.R. 1754; H.R. 1833, as amended; H.R. 1850; H.R. 1871; H.R. 1877, as amended; H.R. 1893; H.R. 1895; H.R. 2118; H.R. 2795, as amended; H.R. 2928; H.R. 2980, as amended; H.R. 3003; H.R. 3138, as amended; H.R. 3223; H.R. 3263; and H.R. 3264; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 277; and H. Res. 294. (consideration: CR H3715-3730; text: CR H3729)
USSB65EngrossImposes importation limits on goods produced using forced labor in China, especially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and imposes sanctions related to such forced labor. The Department of Homeland Security shall report to Congress a strategy fo...
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2021-07-16
Held at the desk.
USHB3524IntroTo revitalize and reassert United States leadership, investment, and engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and globally.
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2021-07-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 22.
USHR527IntroExpressing solidarity with the Cuban people in their demands for freedom and respect for basic human rights.
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2021-07-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB567EngrossProvides statutory authority for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program, an interagency program launched in 2005 to partner with countries in the Sahel and Maghreb regions of Africa to counter terrorism and violent extremism. The Depar...
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2021-07-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2471EngrossTo measure the progress of post-disaster recovery and efforts to address corruption, governance, rule of law, and media freedoms in Haiti.
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2021-07-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR524IntroThis resolution expresses support for the bilateral relationship between the United States and Slovenia. The resolution also applauds Slovenia's many achievements since gaining independence.
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2021-07-09
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4361IntroTo prohibit the issuance of F or J visas to researchers affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
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2021-07-06
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB4280IntroAuthorizes the President to recognize Hong Kong as a separate and independent country from China.
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2021-06-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR186IntroThis resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately release Trevor Reed, a U.S. citizen, and all other political prisoners. It also condemns the Russian government's use of politically motivated imprisonment.
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2021-06-29
Pursuant to section 8 of H. Res. 504, and the motion offered by Mr. McGovern, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1500, as amended; H.R. 2471, as amended; H.R. 3261; H.R. 3283, as amended; and H.R. 3385, as amended; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 186; and H. Res. 402, as amended. (consideration: CR H3258-3262; text: CR H3261)
USSB14IntroRequires the Department of State to develop a program to combat corruption in foreign countries. The State Department must annually report to Congress a tiered list of all foreign countries. The first tier shall contain countries that meet minimum st...
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2021-06-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 88.
USSB93IntroPermanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights, and it revises the President's authority to impose these sanctions. The bill expands the actors and abuses currently eligible fo...
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2021-06-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 89.
USSB1041IntroA bill to advance the strategic alignment of United States diplomatic tools toward the realization of free, fair, and transparent elections in Nicaragua and to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to protect the fundamental freedoms and human...
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2021-06-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 86.
USSB1061IntroRequires the Department of State to take certain actions promoting the normalization of relations between Israel, Arab states, and other relevant countries and regions. Specifically, the State Department must develop a strategy on expanding and stren...
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2021-06-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 95.
USSB2261IntroA bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow certain alien veterans to be paroled into the United States to receive health care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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2021-06-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2093IntroAddresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-06-22
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 246. (CR S4685)
USHR490IntroReaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons.
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2021-06-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR488IntroSupporting a stable Colombia and opposing any threat to democracy in Colombia.
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2021-06-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2078IntroBars individuals affiliated with the Chinese military from entering the United States on visas for students (F visa) or work-and-study exchange (J visa). The President shall publish a list identifying research, engineering, and scientific institution...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR252IntroThis resolution condemns the recent rise in anti-Semitic violence and harassment targeting Jewish Americans. The resolution (1) recommits to combating anti-Semitism in all forms; and (2) calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society le...
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2021-06-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR 05/27/2021 S3904-3905)
USSB1260IntroEstablishes a Directorate for Technology and Innovation in the National Science Foundation (NSF) and establishes various programs and activities. The goals of the directorate shall be, among other things, the strengthening of U.S. leadership in criti...
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2021-06-08
Passed Senate, under the order of 5/28/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 32. Record Vote Number: 226. (text: CR S4049-4499)
USSR259IntroA resolution remembering the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the continued and intensifying crackdown on human rights and basic freedoms within the People's Republic of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrativ...
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2021-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR455IntroExpressing support for the people of Russia, condemning the Kremlin's assault on human rights and the freedom of expression, and calling for Vladimir Putin to immediately release Alexey Navalny.
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2021-06-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR456IntroRemembering the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the continued and intensifying crackdown on human rights and basic freedoms within the People's Republic of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, by ...
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2021-06-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3695IntroRequires the President to establish an interagency task force, the China Censorship Monitor and Action Group. The task force shall oversee the development and execution of a federal government strategy to monitor and address Chinese government effort...
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2021-06-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB921EngrossExplicitly grants extraterritorial jurisdiction over criminal conduct involving the killing (or attempted killing) of a federal officer or employee. The United States may prosecute such conduct that occurs outside the United States.
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2021-06-01
Held at the desk.
USHR377IntroThis resolution condemns Nicolas Maduro's regime for its violation of Venezuelans' basic human rights, recognizes that these human rights violations amount to crimes against humanity, and calls on President Biden to take substantive action to ensure ...
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
USHR376IntroCondemning Turkey for its illegal occupation of Cyprus and encouraging President Biden to make the resolution of the Cyprus problem a top foreign policy priority.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber
USHR415IntroReaffirming United States-Uzbekistan relations.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation
USHR445IntroThis resolution strongly disapproves of the escalation of political tensions between the government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People's Liberation Front into armed conflict, and it calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities in the Tigray region...
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2021-05-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3084IntroDirects the Department of State to establish a program to provide fellowships in Taiwan to qualifying U.S. government employees. Each program fellow shall work in (1) a Taiwanese government agency; or (2) a nongovernmental organization, such as the A...
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation
USHB3344IntroDirects the Department of State and other federal agencies to help Central and Eastern European countries improve the security of their telecommunications networks. A project located in a Central or Eastern European country shall be eligible for assi...
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber
USHR438IntroThird Reconstruction: Fully addressing poverty and low wages from the bottom up.
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2021-05-25
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR429IntroThis resolution urges an immediate cease-fire to prevent further loss of life and escalation of the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and it supports diplomatic efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, uphold internation...
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2021-05-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1774IntroA bill to strengthen United States engagement in the Oceania region and enhance the security and resilience of allies and partners of the Oceania community, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2930IntroProhibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties. The b...
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2021-05-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1157EngrossModifies the management and operations of the Department of State through various measures. These include requiring actions to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, establishing offices and roles to carry out designated functions, and providing for...
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2021-05-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1096IntroRequires the Department of State to establish the Represent America Mid-Career Foreign Service Entry Program to increase diversity in the Foreign Service by recruiting mid-career professionals who are from minority groups. As part of the program, the...
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSR97IntroThis resolution calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and condemns all violence against civilians. Further, the resolution calls on Eritrea to withdraw its military forces from Ethiopia, and it urges all pa...
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2021-05-19
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3171-3172; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3171-3172)
USHR408IntroThis resolution reaffirms the importance to U.S. national interests of combating corruption, strengthening democratic institutions, and supporting judicial independence in El Salvador. Further, it urges El Salvador to respect its democratic instituti...
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR416IntroRecognizing the importance of the United States-Republic of Korea relationship to safeguarding peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, in the Indo-Pacific region, and beyond, and welcoming the visit of President Moon Jae-in to the Un...
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2021-05-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1537IntroContains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may grant CAW status to an appl...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1511IntroRequires the President to impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions against the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, until specified actions are taken with respect to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
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