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USHB2070IntroEstablishes a process for the people of Puerto Rico to vote on the political status (e.g., statehood) of the territory. Congress may ratify the decision through a joint resolution. The bill declares that the legislature of Puerto Rico has the authori...
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2021-06-16
Committee Hearings Held.
USHR455IntroExpressing support for the people of Russia, condemning the Kremlin's assault on human rights and the freedom of expression, and calling for Vladimir Putin to immediately release Alexey Navalny.
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2021-06-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR456IntroRemembering the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the continued and intensifying crackdown on human rights and basic freedoms within the People's Republic of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, by ...
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2021-06-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR377IntroCondemning Nicolás Maduro's regime for its ongoing human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Venezuela.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
USHR394IntroCondemning the acts of terrorism committed by Hamas against the people of the State of Israel.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism
USHR376IntroCondemning Turkey for its illegal occupation of Cyprus and encouraging President Biden to make the resolution of the Cyprus problem a top foreign policy priority.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber
USHR396IntroCondemning the deadly and indiscriminate rocket attacks perpetrated against Israel by Hamas beginning the week of May 9, 2021, and expressing that the United States must continue to invest in and support Israel's security and sovereignty.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism
USHR415IntroReaffirming United States-Uzbekistan relations.
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2021-05-28
To House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation
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
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
USHR426IntroExpressing opposition to removing sanctions with respect to the Nord Stream II pipeline.
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2021-05-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1157EngrossModifies the management and operations of the Department of State through various measures. These include requiring actions to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, establishing offices and roles to carry out designated functions, and providing for...
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2021-05-19
To Senate Foreign Relations 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)
USHB922IntroT prohibits any federal agency from taking any action or extending any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of Russia's sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters.
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB1135IntroEstablishes the Leadership Institute for Transatlantic Engagement to develop a diverse community of transatlantic leaders who are committed to democratic institutions. The institute shall award grants and develop programs, activities, and services th...
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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.
USHR408IntroUrging the Government of El Salvador to respect the country's democratic institutions.
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2021-05-19
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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
USSR117IntroThis resolution urges the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to support peace on the island of Ireland and the principles, objectives, and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement. The resolution also expresses support for subsequent agr...
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2021-05-17
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2551)
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)
USSR120IntroThis resolution reaffirms the U.S. commitment to promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic governance throughout the Americas, and it calls on the President to lead a coordinated diplomatic effort to achieve specified goals while hostin...
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2021-05-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2494; text: 3/17/2021 CR S1617-1618)
USHR279IntroAcknowledging that the United States Supreme Court's decisions in the Insular Cases and the "territorial incorporation doctrine" are contrary to the text and history of the United States Constitution, rest on racial views and stereotypes from the era...
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2021-05-12
Committee Hearings Held.
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
USHR355IntroRecognizing the 46th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.
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2021-04-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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
USSB814IntroA bill to promote security partnership with Ukraine, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 49.
USHB923IntroRequires sanctions and reports related to Georgia. The President shall impose entry and property-blocking sanctions against foreign persons responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali...
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2021-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1251EngrossEstablishes requirements related to diplomatic engagement with foreign countries on matters of U.S. cyberspace policy. Specifically, the bill establishes the Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy within the Department of State to advise the State...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR176IntroA resolution urging all parties in Georgia to seek prompt implementation of the agreement signed on April 19, 2021, and reaffirming the support of the Senate for Georgia, the territorial integrity of Georgia, and the aspirations of Georgians to join ...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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
USHB1333EngrossImposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States. It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant...
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2021-04-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR173IntroThis resolution commends the actions of Cuban democracy and human rights activist José Daniel Ferrer García, and it honors the humanitarian efforts of the Patriotic Union of Cuba for its work to defend fundamental freedoms and human rights in Cuba....
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2021-04-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB402IntroRequires various actions designed to combat public corruption in foreign countries. The bill establishes within the Department of the Treasury the Anti-Corruption Action Fund to help foreign states fight public corruption and develop rule-of-law-base...
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2021-04-21
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB496IntroDirects the President, when determining whether Russia is a country of particular concern for religious freedom under certain federal laws, to consider incidents occurring in the parts of Ukraine controlled by Russia or Russia-affiliated non-state gr...
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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.
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)
USHB1083EngrossDirects the Department of State to submit to Congress a strategy for engagement with Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The strategy shall include various elements including (1) an identification of enduring U.S. i...
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2021-04-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2393IntroProhibits a foreign state from engaging in collective action impacting the market, supply, price, or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product in the U.S. Specifically, a foreign state is prohibited from collective action that ...
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2021-04-20
Ordered to be Reported.
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.
USSB1201IntroA bill to restore the United States international leadership on climate change and clean energy, and for other purposes.
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2021-04-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR22IntroThis resolution reaffirms the Senate's commitment to the historic partnership between the United States and Ecuador, and it supports actions to strengthen this bilateral relationship. Further, it recognizes President Moreno and his administration for...
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2021-04-15
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1994; text: 01/28/2021 CR S203-204)
USSR36IntroThis resolution recognizes the importance of the relationship between the United States and Mongolia, as well as the continued democratic development of Mongolia. The resolution also encourages expanded U.S. efforts to support Mongolia in certain are...
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2021-04-15
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1995-1996; text: CR S1996)
USSB1163IntroRepeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force enacted in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks. It also directs the Department of Defense to report to Congress a plan for (1) the orderly withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and (2) poli...
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2021-04-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR315IntroCelebrating the 130th anniversary of the birth of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
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2021-04-14
To House Foreign Affairs 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
USHR118IntroThis resolution condemns Iranian state-sponsored terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and officials and Iranian dissidents and expresses support for the people of Iran who are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against the Iranian regime.
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2021-04-02
To House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism
USHR278IntroThis resolution pays tribute to the members of Brigada de Asalto 2506 (Assault Brigade 2506) who participated in the Bay of Pigs operation, and it calls on the United States to support policies that promote respect for democratic principles, civil li...
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2021-04-02
To House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
USHB2329IntroAuthorizes through FY2025 activities to counter globally the malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including CCP attempts to undermine the free and open international order or the sovereignty of the United States or other countries.
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2021-04-01
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR34IntroThis resolution congratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of Greece's independence. The resolution also expresses support for the principles of democratic governance to which the people of Greece are committed.
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2021-03-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1846; text: 2/4/2021 CR S487)
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