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USHCR165EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress and reaffirming longstanding United States policy in support of a direct bilaterally negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposition to United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing a s...
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2016-11-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB5732EngrossCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016
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2016-11-16
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6308IntroAfghanistan Accountability Act of 2016
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2016-11-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6209IntroTo reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2016-09-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSCR54IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress and reaffirming longstanding United States policy in support of a direct bilaterally negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposition to United Nations Security Council ...
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2016-09-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR851IntroExpressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes. Expresses concern about: (1...
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2016-09-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5094EngrossSTAND for Ukraine Act Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act This bill provides that no federal agency should take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters. The Gove...
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2016-09-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB5708EngrossNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill states that is U.S. policy to support: (1) the rule of law and an independent judiciary and electoral council in Nicaragua; (2) independent pro-democracy organizations in Nica...
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2016-09-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR157IntroExpressing the sense of Congress that the United States should continue to exercise its veto in the United Nations Security Council on resolutions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and oppose anti-Israel measures considered by the Unite...
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2016-09-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5850IntroSecure the Northern Triangle Act
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2016-09-19
To House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
USHCR156IntroDirecting the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 for placement in the United States Capitol, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony for the presentation of the st...
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2016-09-15
To House Administration Committee
USSR553IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the challenges the conflict in Syria poses to long-term stability and prosperity in Lebanon. Recognizes the importance of bilateral U.S. assistance to the government of Lebanon in building its capaci...
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2016-09-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR485IntroA resolution urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply with constitutional limits on presidential terms and fulfill its constitutional mandate for a democratic transition of power in 2016. Expresses concern with respect ...
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2016-09-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (considered: CR S5677-5678; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S5677-5678)
USHR861IntroSupporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Condemns: (1) the killing of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; (2) the detention of journalists, students, activists and ...
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2016-09-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHCR152IntroExpressing the sense of Congress that the United States and the international community should support the Republic of Iraq and its people to recognize a province in the Nineveh Plain region, consistent with lawful expressions of self-determination b...
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2016-09-09
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR660IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia. Supports the U.S. Stimson Doctrine to not recognize territorial changes effected by force, and affirms that this policy should continue to guide U.S...
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2016-09-08
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR852IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria. Recognizes the importance of U.S. and international assistance to the people of Lebanon in order to build Lebanon...
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2016-09-08
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR169IntroAcknowledging and honoring brave young men from Hawaii who enabled the United States to establish and maintain jurisdiction in remote equatorial islands as prolonged conflict in the Pacific lead to World War II. Honors the accomplishments of the Hui ...
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2016-09-06
Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 138.
USSB3284IntroNicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2016 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 or other fund use for the government of Nica...
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2016-09-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSCR41EngrossA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Expresses the sense of Congress that: the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have been one of the most effective fighting forces in the ...
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2016-07-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5631EngrossIran Accountability Act of 2016 This bill prescribes requirements for mandatory sanctions with respect to: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), its agents, and persons or entities it owns; Mahan Air; Iran's support of terrorism and money launderi...
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2016-07-15
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
USSR515IntroA resolution welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United States and reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism c...
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2016-07-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5186)
USSR537IntroA resolution expressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes. Expresses conc...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR374IntroRecognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close partnership with the United States. Affirms the importance of the U.S.-Singapore strategic partnership in securing regional peace and stability. Applauds S...
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2016-07-12
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USSCR38EngrossA concurrent resolution reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as cornerstones of United States-Taiwan relations. Affirms that the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances are both cornerstones of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Urges ...
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2016-07-07
Held at the desk.
USHB5678IntroStop Iran From Smuggling Weapons to Terrorists Act This bill authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide training to: (1) the national military or other security forces of Israel, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwai...
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2016-07-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3106IntroSecure the Northern Triangle Act
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2016-06-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR432IntroA resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Condemns the: killings of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; arrest of journalists, students, activists and p...
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2016-06-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 536.
USHB5568IntroCombatting Terrorism in Tunisia Emergency Support Act of 2016 This bill declares that it is the policy of the United States to assist the government of Tunisia in eliminating terrorist organizations that operate in Tunisia and neighboring Libya and p...
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2016-06-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR768IntroRecognizing the sense of the House of Representatives that it is in the United States national security interest for Israel to maintain control of the Golan Heights. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that it is in the U.S. national ...
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2016-06-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1635EngrossDepartment of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act, Fiscal Year 2016 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORITIES AND ACTIVITIES Subtitle A--Basic Authorities and Activities (Sec. 101) This bill directs the Department of State (Departm...
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2016-05-26
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4909EngrossNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Sec. 3) Defines "congressional defense committees" as the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees. DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS TITLE I--PROCUREMENT Su...
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2016-05-26
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 502.
USSR479IntroA resolution urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply with constitutional limits on presidential terms and fulfill its constitutional mandate for a democratic transition of power in 2016. Condemns: (1) actions by the go...
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2016-05-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2955IntroLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Provides appropriations to the Senate for: Expense Allowances; Representational Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; Salaries, Officers, and Employees; the Office of...
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2016-05-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 473.
USHCR88EngrossReaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of United States-Taiwan relations. Affirms that the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances are both cornerstones of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Urges the President and Dep...
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2016-05-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR394IntroA resolution recognizing the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States. Congratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece. Supports...
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2016-05-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2794)
USSB2930IntroLimiting Contributions to the United Nations and Affiliated Organizations that Accord the Palestine Liberation Organization the Same Standing as Member States Act This bill directs the Department of State to ensure that the use of federal funding sup...
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2016-05-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB5197IntroInterdictions Assistance Act This bill authorizes the Department of Defense to provide assistance to foreign countries to interdict or seize shipments of items in contravention of U.N. Security Council Resolutions: 1701 (cessation of hostilities betw...
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2016-05-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1875EngrossAfghanistan Accountability Act of 2015 TITLE I--EFFECTIVE AFGHANISTAN ASSISTANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY (Sec. 102) This bill expresses the sense of Congress with respect to U.S. assistance and accountability in Afghanistan, including that: the National U...
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2016-04-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4522IntroPLO Accountability Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress concerning the participation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the peace process and adherence to diplomatic agreements with Israel, P...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Committee
USHR636IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding Burma's 2015 elections. Recognizes the Burmese peoples' profound desire for change as reflected in the vote on November 8, 2015. Acknowledges the important roles played by the internation...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHB4869IntroComprehensive Strategy to Destroy ISIL Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Defense and the Department of State to jointly develop and submit to Congress a strategy to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its affilia...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Committee
USHR710IntroRecognizing the 41st anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Recognizes the significance of the 41st anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Honors: the contributions of Vietnamese Americans to the United States over the las...
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2016-04-29
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2113-2114)
USHR697IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the courageous work and life of Russian opposition leader Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov and renewing the call for a full and transparent investigation into the tragic murder of Boris Yefimovic...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHB4940IntroJCPOA Intelligence Enforcement Act of 2016 This bill directs the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish an integration cell among elements of the U.S. intelligence community to integrate intelligence for monitoring and enforcement of th...
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2016-04-14
To House Intelligence Committee
USSB2726IntroIran Terrorism and Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2016 This bill prescribes requirements for mandatory sanctions with respect to: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and entities it owns in whole or in part, Mahan Air, Iran's support of terrorism,...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR378IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the courageous work and life of Russian opposition leader Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov and renewing the call for a full and transparent investigation into the tragic murder of Boris Yefimovich Nem...
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2016-03-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 399.
USHB4674IntroNepal Recovery Act This bill authorizes the President to provide technical and financial assistance for programs that: (1) improve Nepal's basic infrastructure following the earthquakes in affected communities; (2) support economic growth, including ...
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2016-03-02
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR500IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the State of Israel has the right to defend itself against Iranian hostility and that the House of Representatives pledges to support Israel in its efforts to maintain its sovereignty. Express...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHR574IntroCalling for a restoration of civil government in Thailand established by fair, free, democratic, and open elections and expressing solidarity with the people of Thailand in their desire for democracy. Calls for a restoration of civil government in Th...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
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