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USHR684IntroObjecting to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/ES-10/19, which criticizes the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
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2018-01-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR676IntroSupporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.
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2018-01-09
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 2 (Roll no. 2). (text: CR H51-52)
USHR675IntroCondemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for peaceful resolution to the concerns of the citizens of Iran.
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2018-01-08
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR367IntroA resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for peaceful resolution to the concerns of the citizens of Iran.
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2018-01-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3776IntroCyber Diplomacy Act of 2017
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2018-01-03
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 357.
USHB3445IntroAGOA 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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2018-01-03
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 358.
USHB4718IntroRecognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of 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
USSR150IntroA 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. Welcomes the celebration ...
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2017-12-20
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8154)
USHB4681IntroNo Assistance for Assad Act
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2017-12-19
To House Foreign Affairs 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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2017-12-19
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S8073)
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.
USHR662IntroEmphasizing disapproval of six anti-Israel United Nations resolutions and reaffirming United States support for the State of Israel and its people.
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2017-12-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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
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.
USHR534IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have the right to determine their status as a sovereign country. Recognizes: (1) the sacrifices, commitment to human rights, and legal and moral case...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa 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
USHB3856IntroHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2017 This bill amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Department of State to report to Congress (within 90 days and annually thereafter through 2023) on conditions in Hong Kong ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHR570IntroAffirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old historical, ...
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USSR279IntroA resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia.
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2017-11-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7309-7310)
USHR422IntroUrging adherence to the "one country, two systems" policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong. Urge...
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2017-11-01
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
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.
USSR291IntroA resolution affirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old...
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2017-10-16
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
USHB3364PassCountering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 This bill directs the President to impose sanctions against: (1) Iran's ballistic missile or weapons of mass destruction programs, (2) the s...
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2017-08-02
Became Public Law No: 115-44. (TXT | PDF)
USHR128IntroSupporting 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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2017-07-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3203IntroCountering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
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2017-07-24
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB3362IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. Provides appropriations to the State Department for: Administ...
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2017-07-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184.
USHR467IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations Security Council should immediately impose an arms embargo against the Government of South Sudan and all other parties to hostilities in South Sudan. Expresses the sense of ...
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2017-07-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR456IntroObjecting to the conduct of the President of the United States. Declares that the House of Representatives has no confidence that President Trump is faithfully executing the office of President. Calls for President Trump to: release his tax returns; ...
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2017-07-19
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR224IntroA resolution recognizing the 5th anniversary of the death of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, and commemorating his legacy and commitment to democratic values and principles. Recognizes and commemorates the legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas on the fifth annivers...
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2017-07-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3261IntroNorth Korea Follow the Money Act
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2017-07-14
To House Intelligence Committee
USSR217IntroA resolution welcoming Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of the Tunisian Republic on his first official visit to the United States, congratulating the people of the Tunisian Republic on their embrace of democracy after decades of dictatorship, and encour...
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2017-07-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR218IntroA resolution celebrating and reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania on the twentieth anniversary of its inception. Celebrates 20 years of close, strategic partnership between the United States and Romania and affi...
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2017-07-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR67EngrossUrging the Government of the People's Republic of China to unconditionally release Liu Xiaobo, together with his wife Liu Xia, to allow them to freely meet with friends, family, and counsel and seek medical treatment wherever they desire. Recognizes ...
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2017-07-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSCR21IntroA concurrent resolution urging the Government of the People's Republic of China to unconditionally release Liu Xiaobo, together with his wife Liu Xia, to allow them to freely meet with friends, family, and counsel and seek medical treatment wherever ...
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2017-06-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB722EngrossCountering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 This bill directs the Departments of State, Defense, and Treasury and the Director of National Intelligence to submit a strategy every two years for deterring conventional and asymmetric Iranian ...
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2017-06-29
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB2935IntroFreezing Russian Sanctions Act
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2017-06-28
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB2586IntroRISK Act Reporting on Influence and Subversion by the Kremlin Act
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2017-06-27
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHR353IntroSupporting a democratic Hungary and reaffirming the long-standing and mutually-beneficial relationship between the United States and Hungary. Reaffirms the mutually-beneficial relationship between the United States and Hungary. Condemns Hungary's mov...
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2017-06-27
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHR331IntroExpressing the policy of the United States with respect to a two-state solution between the State of Israel and the Palestinian people. Expresses that it is U.S. policy to: (1) oppose a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinian people if ...
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2017-06-27
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
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