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USSB312IntroA bill to expand eligibility for and provide judicial review for the Elderly Home Detention Pilot Program, provide for compassionate release based on COVID-19 vulnerability, shorten the waiting period for judicial review during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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2021-06-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 68.
USHR445IntroCondemning all violence and human rights abuses in Ethiopia, and calling on the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Eritrea to remove all Eritrean troops from Ethiopia, and for all belligerents in the conflict, including the Eth...
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2021-05-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1931IntroEstablishes a museum program on the historical importance of Japanese American confinement during World War II and permanently reauthorizes the Japanese American Confinement Sites preservation program. The bill directs the Department of the Interior ...
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2021-05-27
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSR241IntroA resolution widening threats to freedom of the press and free expression around the world, and reaffirming the vital role that a free and independent press plays in informing local and international audiences about public health crises, countering m...
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2021-05-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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
USSR97IntroThis 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 condemns all violence against civilians. Further, the resolution call...
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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)
USHR348IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations Security Council should immediately impose an arms embargo against the military of Burma.
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB1496IntroRequires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States and has been charged with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. ICE shall make reasonab...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
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
USHB1681IntroRequires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to collect and report various information about detained individuals, including data on COVID-19 (i.e., co...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1630IntroDesignates certain residents of the Xinjiang region in China as prioritized refugees of special humanitarian concern and addresses other related issues. This priority designation shall apply to individuals (and the spouses, children, and parents of s...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR226IntroRecognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1897IntroRequires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to administer a COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) test and receive a negative result before releasing an alien in certain instances. Specifically, DHS must receive a negative test result befo...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1570IntroRequires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to take specified steps to address accreditation standards, management operations, and misconduct of law enforcement. Specifically, it requires DOJ to develop uniform accreditation standards for law enforcemen...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1901IntroTo close loopholes in the immigration laws that serve as incentives to aliens to attempt to enter the United States unlawfully, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1883IntroTemporarily bars noncitizens from entering the United States and addresses related issues. During the four-year period starting from this bill's enactment, any alien who unlawfully enters the United States at a port of entry without proof of citizens...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1995IntroMakes alien gang members inadmissible to the United States and deportable. It also authorizes revoking the citizenship of certain naturalized individuals who are members of a criminal gang. The Department of Homeland Security may designate a group or...
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2003IntroTo enact into law certain executive orders related to immigration and border security, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2004IntroTo provide that no Federal funds may be used to enforce certain executive actions related to immigration, and for other purposes.
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2021-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1260EngrossDirects the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for specified trauma centers and nonprofits to establish or expand intervention or prevention programs related to intentional violent trauma, excluding intimate partner ...
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2021-05-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR81IntroThis resolution honors the members of Las Damas de Blanco, a group composed of wives and relatives of political prisoners, prisoners of conscience, and peaceful dissidents in Cuba, for their peaceful efforts to stand up to the Cuban regime and defend...
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2021-05-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2494; text: 3/1/2021 CR S958-959)
USSB1169IntroA bill to address issues involving the People's Republic of China.
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2021-05-10
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.
USHB1228IntroProvides for sanctions and aid related to the conflict in Libya. The bill provides statutory authority for an April 19, 2016, executive order imposing property- and visa-blocking sanctions on persons contributing to the violence in Libya. The Preside...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1238IntroEstablishes the Office of the Ombudsperson for Immigrant Children in Government Custody within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The office shall ensure that if government detention of an immigrant child is necessary, that child is h...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1155IntroImposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there. Goods manufactured or produced in...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1214IntroDirects the President to impose asset- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities engaged in certain acts of malign disinformation. Specifically, the President shall impose sanctions on an individual or entity that knowingly comm...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1223IntroDirects the President to impose visa- and asset-blocking sanctions on any current or former official of Russia's government involved in the August 20, 2020, poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny or the subsequent cover-up of the poiso...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1181IntroModifies the detention authority of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits detention or imprisonment based solely on an actual or perceived protected characteristic of an individual. A protected characteristic includes each of the following: r...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1177IntroEstablishes a path to citizenship for certain undocumented individuals. The bill also replaces the term alien with noncitizen in the immigration statutes and addresses other related issues. Specifically, the bill establishes a new status of lawful pr...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1464IntroImposes visa-blocking sanctions on specified foreign persons determined to have played a role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and it requires the Department of State to report on incidents of arbitrary detention, violence, and state-sanctioned har...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1340IntroDirects the Department of Justice to establish an Office of Legal Access Programs within the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The office shall develop and administer programs to educate detained aliens about their legal rights under U.S. immi...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1347IntroModifies the criminal civil rights statute that prohibits the deprivation of rights under color of law. Currently, the second prong of the prohibition bars the application of different punishments, pains, or penalties based on an individual's alien s...
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2021-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB839IntroEstablishes measures to protect the human rights of journalists. Specifically, the bill (1) expands the scope of required reports related to violations of the human rights of journalists, (2) requires the President to impose certain property- and vis...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB929IntroModifies the eligibility criteria for an elderly offender to qualify for early release from prison and placement in home detention. Specifically, it reduces the amount of a prison term an elderly offender must serve by the amount of good time credits...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB948IntroTo improve maternal health outcomes for incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB961IntroExempts juvenile prisoners (i.e., inmates who are under 22 years of age) from various requirements of the inmate grievance procedure, including the requirement to exhaust administrative remedies before filing a federal lawsuit regarding the condition...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB994IntroTo prohibit the use of for-profit facilities and detention centers, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1392EngrossImposes temporary limits on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and requires various reports and actions related to the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The President may not transfer or authorize for export certain defense articles or servi...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1573EngrossProvides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States. Covered individuals include U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, aliens in possession of a visa, r...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1358IntroA bill to establish regional processing centers, to improve the asylum and credible fear processes to promote fairness and efficiency, to require immigration court docketing priorities during irregular migration influx events, and to improve the capa...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Judiciary 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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2021-04-21
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2471IntroTo 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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2021-04-21
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2497IntroTo establish the Amache National Historic Site in the State of Colorado as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-21
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR124IntroThis resolution states that the August 9, 2020, election in Belarus was neither free nor fair and, as such, the House of Representatives does not recognize Alyaksandr Lukashenka as the country's legitimate president. The resolution also states that t...
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2021-04-20
Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 330, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 367; H.R. 370; H.R. 396; H.R. 397, as amended; H.R. 408; H.R. 490; H.R. 965, as amended; H.R. 1251, as amended; H.R. 1395; H.R. 1491; H.R. 1528; H.R. 1532; H.R. 1565; H.R. 1602; and H.R. 2523, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 124, as amended. (consideration: CR H1979-1994; text: CR H1992-1993)
USHR336IntroCalling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan.
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2021-04-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR130IntroThis resolution condemns the actions taken by the governments of China and Hong Kong to put in place national security legislation that violates the freedoms and rights guaranteed to the people of Hong Kong. (Hong Kong is a part of China but, by agre...
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2021-04-19
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSR37IntroThis resolution expresses the Senate's solidarity with the members of the San Isidro Movement, an organization of artists, activists, academics, and journalists protesting increased censorship and persecution in Cuba. Further, it calls on Cuba to rel...
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2021-04-15
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1996-1998; text: CR S1997-1998)
USSB1138IntroBars an official of China's government from obtaining a visa to enter the United States if the official was involved in prohibiting a U.S. citizen from leaving China in an attempt to achieve certain goals, such as convincing a relative of the U.S. ci...
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2021-04-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1164IntroA bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons who engage in the hostage-taking or wrongful detention of United States citizens or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1104IntroA bill to 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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2021-04-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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