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USHB2146PassDefending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the exemption from the 10% penalty tax on early distributions from a government retirement plan for qualified public safety employe...
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2015-06-29
Became Public Law No: 114-26.
USHB1314EngrossTrade Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec.102) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a fore...
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2015-06-25
TABLING MOTION TO CONCUR - The Chair announced that, without objection, the pending motion to reconsider the vote on the question of concurring in that portion of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 comprising title II (except for section 212) is laid upon the table.
USSR211IntroObserves the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Affirms that the policies of aggression and ethnic cleansing implemented by Serb forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 meet the terms of genocide. Urges the Atrocities Prevention...
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2015-06-25
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 136.
USHR310IntroAffirms that the policies of aggression and ethnic cleansing implemented by Serb forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 meet the terms of genocide. Urges the Atrocities Prevention Board, a U.S. interagency committee established by the Ad...
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2015-06-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB756Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Declares that Congress: condemns the ongoing violence, use of c...
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2015-06-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 117.
USSR109Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Honors the accomplishments of the Hui Panala 'au colonists and the young men who helped secure and maintain U.S. jurisdiction over equatorial i...
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2015-05-21
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3250-3251)
USHB1782IntroCuba Human Rights Act of 2015 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: the United States-Cuba relationship should not be changed, nor should any federal law or regulation be amended, until the government of Cuba ceases violating the human r...
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2015-05-20
To House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee
USSB995IntroBipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or ...
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2015-05-12
By Senator Hatch from Committee on Finance filed written report. Report No. 114-42. Additional and Minority views filed.
USHB1890IntroBipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or ...
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2015-05-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
USSR152IntroExpresses concern about the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world following World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2015. Commends journalists and media workers for promoting government accountability, defending democratic activi...
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2015-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR153Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Reaffirms the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance for maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and ...
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2015-04-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2488-2489; text as passed Senate: CR S2480-2481)
USHR169IntroHonors the accomplishments of the Hui Panala 'au colonists and the young men who helped secure and maintain U.S. jurisdiction over equatorial islands in the Pacific Ocean during the years leading up to and the months immediately following the bombing...
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2015-04-07
To House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Committee
USSR105IntroCongratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece. Supports the principles of democratic governance to which the people of Greece are committed. Notes Greece's important role in the wider Europ...
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2015-03-27
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR116IntroEndorses specified prerequisites for free and fair general elections in Burma. Calls upon the President and the Secretary of State to: support efforts to reform the 2008 Constitution of Burma in a manner that promotes democratic development and sa...
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2015-03-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR162Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Urges the President to exercise the authorities provided by Congress to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapon systems to enhance the ab...
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2015-03-23
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 348 - 48 (Roll no. 131). (text: CR H1825)
USHR110IntroHonors Gibraltar's contribution to advancing U.S. security interests in the Mediterranean region. States that the views and rights of Gibraltarians should always be imperative in any discussion of Gibraltar's status as a British Overseas Territory.
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHR143IntroCalls upon the government of Nigeria to hold its national general election as scheduled. Expresses solidarity with the people of Nigeria and their aspirations for free and fair elections. Supports U.S. efforts to provide security assistance and tra...
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Committee
USHR126IntroReaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to supporting U.S. actions that promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians and are designed to ensure the security of Israel and its people. Reaffirms support for previous agreements be...
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHB1159IntroHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Secretary of State to report to Congress on conditions in Hong Kong that are of U.S. interest by March 31, 2015, and annually thereafter for ...
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2015-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR160IntroWelcomes the Seventh Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City, Panama, April 10, 2015, and April 11, 2015. Believes that the Summit will: (1) be an important multilateral forum for heads of state in the Western Hemisphere to discuss common p...
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2015-03-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB792Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Expresses the sense of Congress that: it is U.S. policy that Iran not...
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2015-03-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
USHB1228IntroMontenegro Border Integrity Act This bill prohibits, subject to a waiver in the national interest, any funds available to the Department of Defense, the Department of State, or any other federal department or agency from being provided to the governm...
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2015-03-03
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB633IntroStand with Israel Act of 2015 Prohibits any direct U.S. assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority (PA) or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization. States that such prohibition shall have no effect for...
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2015-03-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR122IntroExpresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: U.S. government agencies should provide assistance to Ukraine for fulfillment of the economic, social, and government reform requirements necessary for European Union membership; the Presid...
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2015-02-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB93IntroCrimea Annexation Non-recognition Act States that is U.S. policy to not recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters. Prohibits any federal department or agency from t...
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2015-02-11
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHB114IntroJerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015 States that it is U.S. policy: (1) to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, and (2) that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem not later than January 1, 2017. ...
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2015-02-11
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHB204IntroNorth Korea Sanctions and Diplomatic Nonrecognition Act of 2015 Continues diplomatic, economic, and military sanctions against the government of North Korea as a supporter of international terrorism until the President certifies to Congress that Nort...
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2015-02-11
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USSB117IntroJerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015 States that it is U.S. policy to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. Amends the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to eliminate the President's authority to waive certain funding limita...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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