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USHB1660EngrossGlobal Health Innovation Act of 2017 This bill directs the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to report to Congress, annually for four years, on the development and use of global health innovations in USAID program...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1591IntroOtto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017
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2018-01-18
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB3776EngrossCyber Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2018-01-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1519IntroNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the defense activities of the ...
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2018-01-18
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S270)
USHB3445EngrossAGOA and MCA Modernization Act African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act This bill directs the President to establish a website for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the African Growth a...
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2018-01-18
Received in the Senate.
USHB4707IntroProcure PGMS For Israel Act
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2017-12-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR671IntroExpressing strong disapproval of the adoption of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/ES-10/L.22, which rejects United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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2017-12-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR363IntroA resolution expressing profound concern about the growing political, humanitarian, and economic crisis in Venezuela and the widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the Government of Venezuela.
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2017-12-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4681IntroNo Assistance for Assad Act
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2017-12-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB371PassDepartment of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act This bill makes technical changes to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 and other related Acts. The bill provides the House and Senate Appropriations Commi...
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2017-12-18
Became Public Law No: 115-94.
USHB1997IntroUkraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State should take the following actions, commensurate with U.S. interests, to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity: (1) provide Ukraine n...
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2017-12-14
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2646IntroUnited States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act This bill amends the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015 to extend Jordan's inclusion among the countries eligible for certain streamlined defense sales until December 31, 2022. ...
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2017-12-14
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2810PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2017-12-12
Became Public Law No: 115-91.
USSB1118IntroNorth Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the President, through the Department of State, to: (1) provide grants to distribute information receiving devices, electronically readable devices, and other informational so...
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2017-12-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 280.
USHB2658EngrossVenezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of State to work through nongovernmental organizations to provide public health commodities, basic food commodities, and related techn...
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2017-12-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1901IntroLEED Act Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2017-12-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 279.
USHB1164EngrossTaylor Force Act This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority: is taking steps to end acts...
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2017-12-07
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 278.
USHR259IntroExpressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Urges the government of Venezuela to heed the calls of the international community to: (1) hold free, fair, and open elections; (2) releas...
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2017-12-07
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHCR90EngrossCondemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's security services and calls o...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR644IntroStrongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes.
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2017-12-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4498IntroNo Arms Sales to Iran Act
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2017-11-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR537IntroPromoting United States national security and foreign policy objectives through consolidation and strengthening of the rule of law and respect for human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Affirms the importance of the U.S. partnership with the gov...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHR528IntroCondemning horrific acts of violence against Burma's Rohingya population and calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to play an active role in ending this humanitarian tragedy. Condemns: (1) the violence and displacement inflicted on Burma's Rohingya civilians, ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR632IntroCondemning the senseless attacks on hospitals and medical personnel in Syria, and for other purposes.
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2017-11-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1415IntroEnd Neglected Tropical Diseases Act This bill expands programs to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are infections caused by pathogens, including viruses, microbes, and helminths (parasitic worms), that disproportionately impact indiv...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2712IntroPalestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017 This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to prevent Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or any affiliate or successor from accessing its international support networks. The Pre...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR599IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes. Expresses the urgent need for a political solution in Yemen consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolution 22...
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2017-11-13
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4288IntroTaiwan Security Act of 2017
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2017-11-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4237IntroUnited Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2017
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2017-11-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB832IntroAGOA and MCA Modernization Act African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act This bill directs the President to establish a website for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the African Growth a...
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2017-10-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246.
USHB4027IntroLEED Act Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2017-10-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1141PassWomen, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should be a global leader in promoting the participation of women in conflict prevention, management, and resolution and post-confli...
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2017-10-06
Became Public Law No: 115-68. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1918EngrossNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 This bill directs the President to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at each international financial institution to use U.S. influence to oppose any loan for the government of Nicaragua's ben...
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2017-10-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2408EngrossProtecting Girls' Access to Education Act Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is critical to ensure that children, particularly girls, displaced by conflicts...
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2017-10-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR552IntroReaffirming the United States-Liberia partnership, and calling for free, fair, and peaceful elections in Liberia in October 2017. Welcomes the visit of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the U.S. Congress for her final address as President of Liberia...
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2017-10-02
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1196IntroCounterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the U.S. government must ensure that capacity-building assistance to combat terrorist travel is coordinated among departments and agencies as we...
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2017-09-28
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB3354EngrossInterior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing ...
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2017-09-27
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
USHR311IntroRecognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia. Supports: (1) the elevation of the U.S.-Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) relationsh...
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2017-09-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB1862IntroTrafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017
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2017-09-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2061EngrossNorth Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress concerning access to and protection of North Korean refugees and defectors, the forcible repatriation by China of North Koreans, and the Departme...
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2017-09-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR114IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on humanitarian crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) an urgent and comprehensive international diplomatic effort is necessary to address obstac...
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2017-09-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 9/27/2017 S6191)
USSR266IntroA resolution reaffirming the United States-Liberia partnership, calling for free, fair, and peaceful elections in Liberia in October 2017. Welcomes the visit of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the U.S. Congress for her final address as President o...
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2017-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB390EngrossIraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017 (Sec. 4) This bill states that is U.S. policy to ensure that humanitarian, stabilization, and recovery assistance for nationals and residents of Iraq or Syria, and of communities...
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2017-09-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 227.
USSB1848IntroTrafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017
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2017-09-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 225.
USSR168IntroA resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Condemns: (1) killings of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; (2) the detention of journalists, students, acti...
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2017-09-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 226.
USHB3797IntroDefine it to Fight it Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of State to withhold 10% of U.S. contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United Nations (U.N.) until the U.N. adopts a definition of international terrorism con...
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2017-09-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB601PassREAD Act Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act DIVISION A--REINFORCING EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY IN DEVELOPMENT ACT Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act or the READ Act (Sec. 3) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of...
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2017-09-08
Became Public Law No: 115-56. (TXT | PDF)
USSB1780IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
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2017-09-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 216.
USSR250IntroA resolution condemning horrific acts of violence against Burma's Rohingya population and calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to play an active role in ending this humanitarian tragedy. Condemns: (1) the violence and displacement inflicted on Burma's Rohingy...
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2017-09-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1631IntroDepartment of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2018
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2017-09-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 210.
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