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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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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR374IntroRecognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close partnership with the United States. Congratulates the people of Singapore as they celebrate 50 years of independence and nation-building. Reaffirms the clo...
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2016-07-12
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USHB5678IntroStop Iran From Smuggling Weapons to Terrorists Act
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2016-07-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5568IntroCombatting Terrorism in Tunisia Emergency Support Act of 2016
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2016-06-22
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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2016-06-15
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
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 This bill authorizes FY2017 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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2016-05-26
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 502.
USSB2955IntroLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 Provides FY2017 appropriations for the legislative branch, including the Senate and Joint Items such as: the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Office of the Attending Physician,...
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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)
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
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
USHR477IntroRecommending the designation of a Presidential Special Envoy to the Balkans to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to provide policy recommendations, and to report back ...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHR565IntroSupporting the peace process in Colombia. Recognizes the importance of the negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Commends Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who has demonstrated visi...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USHR584IntroUrging the President to seek an independent investigation into the death of Tibetan Buddhist leader and social activist Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and to publicly call for an end to the repressive policies used by the People's Republic of China in Tibet. ...
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2016-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USSR330IntroA resolution congratulating the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Commends the leaders of the Tunisian General Labor ...
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2016-02-10
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 366.
USSB2537IntroPLO 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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2016-02-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR370IntroA resolution recognizing that for nearly 40 years, the United States and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia. Welcomes the leaders of the Association of South East ...
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2016-02-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1882IntroNepal Recovery Act (Sec. 5) 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, i...
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2016-02-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 357.
USHR339IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the 25th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia. Congratulates the people and the government of Mongolia on the 25th anniversary of the first democratic elections in Mongolia. Recognizes Mo...
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2016-01-12
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHB2029PassMilitary Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill expressly provides otherwis...
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2015-12-18
Became Public Law No: 114-113.
USSR189IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 25th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia. Congratulates the people and the government of Mongolia on the 25th anniversary of the first democratic elections in Mongolia, to be celebrated o...
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2015-12-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8729)
USSR320IntroA resolution congratulating the people of Burma on their commitment to peaceful elections. Congratulates the people of Burma for embracing democracy through their participation in the November 8, 2015, general elections and for their efforts in devel...
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2015-12-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8729-8730; text as passed Senate: CR S8729-8730)
USSR207IntroA resolution recognizing threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance. Commemorates World Press ...
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2015-12-08
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8500-8501)
USSB1356PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Sec. 3) Defines "congressional defense committees" as the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees. (Sec. 4) Specifies procedures for determining the budgetary effects of t...
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2015-11-25
Became Public Law No: 114-92.
USHB2685EngrossDepartment of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations for most military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD). TITLE I--MILITARY PERSONNEL Provides appropriations for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy...
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2015-11-05
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7779)
USHR518IntroHonoring and praising the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on the occasion of its 109th anniversary. Recognizes the 109th anniversary of the founding of the American Jewish Committee. Honors the American Jewish Committee for its efforts regarding huma...
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2015-11-05
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB1314PassEnsuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act TITLE I--BUDGET ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase the discretionary spending limits for FY2016 and FY2017. The b...
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2015-11-02
Became Public Law No: 114-74.
USSR274IntroA resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and democratic reunification of Germany. Celebrates 25 years of a united Germany. Honors the courage of the people of Germany, the United States, and other countries who served in the Co...
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2015-10-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7476)
USHR348IntroSupporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future. Supports the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future. Urges the Administration to expedite a...
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2015-10-20
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHCR86IntroWelcoming Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on his official visit to the United States in October 2015. Welcomes Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on his official v...
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2015-10-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2130IntroAn Act Making Appropriations for National Security and for Other Purposes, 2016 Provides FY2016 appropriations for the Department of Defense, energy and water development, the Department of Homeland Security, military construction, the Department of ...
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2015-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 249.
USHR277IntroHonoring the Tunisian People for their democratic transition. Commends the people of Tunisia for their commitment to democracy, the rule of law, and free and fair elections. Commends the government of Tunisia for holding successful legislative electi...
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2015-09-17
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHR395IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives commemorating the Republic of India's Independence Day and recognizing United States-India relations on India's National Day. Recognizes the 68th anniversary of India's independence. Celebrates the...
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2015-08-20
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR396IntroCalling on the Government of Bangladesh to protect the human rights of all its citizens, particularly vulnerable minorities, strengthen democratic institutions and rule of law, and prevent the growth of extremist groups. Acknowledges the victims of t...
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2015-08-20
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHB2989IntroSouth Sudan Peace Promotion and Accountability Act of 2015 This bill states that Congress: (1) recognizes that there has been a failure of leadership in South Sudan that has left South Sudanese civilians in a protracted state of suffering, and that t...
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2015-08-20
To House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Committee
USHR225IntroRecognizing the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Recognizes the significance of the 40th 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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2015-08-13
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHR384IntroCalling for a formal end of the Korean War. Pays tribute to the sacrifices of the veterans of the Korean War, and to its victims and divided families. Calls upon the international community to support the vision of a unified Korea and assist efforts ...
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2015-08-05
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee
USHB3238IntroCuba Trade Act of 2015 This bill repeals or amends current laws restricting trade with Cuba. The prohibition on assistance to Cuba, and the President's authority for the embargo on Cuba, under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 are eliminated. The Cu...
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2015-08-05
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHR402IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel, and for other purposes. Opposes politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions...
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2015-07-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3107IntroBelarus Democracy and Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015 This bill requires that all U.S.-imposed sanctions with respect to Belarus remain in effect until the President certifies to Congress that the government of Belarus has met specified conditions ...
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2015-07-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB756EngrossSyrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Declares that Congress: condemns the ongoing violence, use of chemical weapons, targeting of civilian populations, and systematic gross human rights violations carried out by government of Syria a...
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2015-07-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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