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USHB4821Intro
25%
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should promote religious freedom in China and makes statements of policy related to such freedom. In particular, the bill states that it is U.S. policy to consider senior Chinese government offic...
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2022-09-28
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.
USHB6846Engross
50%
Requires the President to report to Congress, within 30 days of this bill's enactment, a determination as to whether specified Russian persons meet the criteria to be subject to sanctions under laws that authorize sanctions relating to corruption or ...
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2022-09-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6265Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and other appropriate federal agencies to report to Congress a stra...
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2022-09-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1456Engross
50%
Reauthorizes through FY2024 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory authority for an executive order that grants return...
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2022-09-20
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 492.
USHB2374Intro
25%
Requires the Department of State to report on the curriculum used in schools in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority or located in Gaza and controlled by any other entity. Among other topics, the report must address (1) whether the materials...
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2022-09-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB521Engross
50%
Allows disabled federal first responders (e.g., law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, and firefighters) to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled. Under curre...
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2022-08-03
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB7900Engross
50%
Authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities for FY2023 and addresses other issues. For example, the bill authorizes the procurement of various items, including destroyers and aircraft; modifies inventory requirements for various Air Force progr...
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2022-08-03
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
USHR744Intro
25%
This resolution condemns Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the international covenants on human rights. Further, it calls on Iran to immediately release all imprisoned or detained Baha'is, and it...
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2022-07-28
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHR922Intro
25%
This resolution condemns the use of 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 deprivation of food is being util...
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2022-07-28
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB310Engross
50%
Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, four ...
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2022-07-27
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3589Intro
25%
Requires the Department of State and the Department of Defense (DOD) to implement a multiyear Western Hemisphere Security Strategy. The strategy must include elements such as (1) a proposal for increasing U.S. bilateral and multilateral security assi...
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2022-07-25
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.
USSB3052Intro
25%
Directs the President to impose sanctions on foreign persons (i.e., entities and individuals) responsible for acts to undermine democracy in Cambodia, including acts that constitute serious human rights violations and acts to support the establishmen...
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2022-07-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 455.
USSB4216Intro
25%
A bill to reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2022-07-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 457.
USSR589Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes, honors, and commends the women of Ukraine who have contributed to the fight for freedom and the defense of Ukraine. The resolution acknowledges the women who have risked their lives to travel through territory controlled b...
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2022-07-21
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3602-3603; text: CR S3602-3603)
USSR669Intro
25%
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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2022-07-20
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3528; text: CR S3528)
USSR706Intro
25%
This resolution remembers former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and his work to strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan. It also extends condolences to his family and the people of Japan.
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2022-07-20
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3529; text: 07/13/2022 CR S3276)
USHB1934Engross
50%
Directs the President to establish an interagency working group to provide assistance and technical expertise to enhance U.S. leadership in international bodies that set standards for 5th and future generations of mobile telecommunications (5G) techn...
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2022-07-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR45Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the individuals responsible for the July 1999 murders of U.S. citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in Serbia should be brought to justice and that the United States should devote suff...
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2022-07-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR59Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution condemns the October 25, 2021, coup in Sudan. It recognizes the Prime Minister and his cabinet as the constitutional leaders of Sudan's transitional government and calls for Sudan's military junta, among other things, to im...
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2022-07-18
Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 447.
USSB604Intro
25%
Establishes the International Technology Partnership Office, led by the Special Ambassador for Technology, in the Department of State. The office shall advance U.S. technology policy through the creation of an International Technology Partnership wit...
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2022-07-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHR720Intro
25%
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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2022-07-14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR892Intro
25%
This resolution calls on the government of Rwanda to immediately release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds and permit him to return safely to the United States. The resolution calls on the government of Rwanda to ensure Paul Rusesabagina rece...
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2022-07-14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB2261Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to parole into the United States an alien veteran who (1) is seeking temporary admission to receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and (2) is outside the United States after having ...
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2022-07-12
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHR1168Intro
25%
This resolution encourages further enhancing trade programs between the Caribbean and the United States. It also urges the President to prioritize and implement trade programs with the Caribbean region that promote sustainable and resilient economic ...
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2022-07-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR1205Intro
25%
This resolution condemns Russia for committing acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people. It also calls on the United States, in cooperation with North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Union allies, to undertake measures to support the U...
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2022-06-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1132Intro
25%
This resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately release Brittney Griner. The resolution urges the United States, in all interactions with the Russian government, to raise the case of Brittney Griner and to press for her release. The re...
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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)
USSB2129Engross
50%
Authorizes sanctions related to censorship in North Korea and addresses related issues. The President may impose property-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for implementing or facilitating North Korea's censorship law...
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2022-06-21
Held at the desk.
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%
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 Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1188Intro
25%
This resolution expresses that the House of Representatives demands the government of Russia treat all forcibly detained people with dignity and abide by the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, also known as the Humanitarian Law of Arm...
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2022-06-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1160Intro
25%
Creates two programs, establishes a reporting requirement, and otherwise modifies provisions to facilitate global cooperation against the trafficking of certain drugs, specifically synthetic controlled substances (such as fentanyl) and new psychoacti...
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2022-06-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 403.
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.
USHB8052Intro
25%
To direct the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the global status of the civilian nuclear energy industry, and for other purposes.
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2022-06-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSCR40Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution expresses that the Senate welcomes Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the United States; eagerly anticipates the address of Prime Minister Mitsotakis before a joint meeting of Congress; appreciates the historic...
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2022-06-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 415.
USHR1163Intro
25%
Expressing the need for protecting and conserving at least 50 percent of the lands and oceans in the United States and encouraging diplomatic efforts to achieve this goal worldwide.
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2022-06-09
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB7934Intro
25%
To establish a lending program for Latin America and the Caribbean to reaffirm the United States commitment to growth and energy security in the Western Hemisphere.
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2022-06-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1142Intro
25%
Recognizing 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Baltic States.
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2022-05-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR341Intro
25%
This resolution commemorates the 70th anniversary of the security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States and reaffirms the U.S. commitments under the treaty. It also supports new opportunities to deepen and broaden security rela...
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2022-05-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2737; text: 08/07/2021 CR S6012-6013)
USSR499Intro
25%
A resolution celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Baltic States.
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2022-05-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.
USSR390Intro
25%
This resolution expresses gratitude to Qatar for its support for Operation Allies Refuge, which evacuated U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, allies, and partners from Afghanistan.
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2022-05-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2737; text: 09/28/2021 CR S6744)
USSR538Intro
25%
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
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.
USSB4290Intro
25%
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
USHB7691PassProvides $40.1 billion in FY2022 emergency supplemental appropriations for activities to respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The bill provides appropriations to several federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Justice, the D...
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2022-05-21
Became Public Law No: 117-128.
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.
USHB7704Intro
25%
To deter Chinese aggression towards Taiwan by requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to publish a report on financial institutions and accounts connected to senior officials of the People's Republic of China, to restrict financial services for certa...
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2022-05-17
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H5092)
USHB7787Intro
25%
To allow Federal personnel stationed abroad to return to the United States with dogs, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-17
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHCR91Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution expresses that Congress welcomes Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the United States; eagerly anticipates the address of Prime Minister Mitsotakis before a joint meeting of Congress; appreciates the historic a...
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2022-05-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSCR20Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution condemns the October 25, 2021, coup in Sudan. It recognizes the Prime Minister and his cabinet as the constitutional leaders of Sudan's transitional government and calls for Sudan's military junta, among other things, to im...
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2022-05-12
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB7745Intro
25%
To support and allow funding for the investigation of the International Criminal Court with respect to the Situation in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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