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USSB2129Engross
50%
Authorizes sanctions related to censorship in North Korea and addresses related issues. The President may impose property-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for implementing or facilitating North Korea's censorship law...
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2022-06-21
Held at the desk.
USHB3648Intro
25%
Modifies requirements related to employment-based visas and addresses related issues. The bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15% and eliminates the per-c...
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2022-06-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 267.
USSB4216Intro
25%
A bill to reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB496Engross
50%
Directs 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 that Russia (or any Russia-affiliated non-state group)...
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2022-05-11
Star Print ordered on the bill.
USHB7650Intro
25%
Establishes programs to address international threats to press freedom and allows qualifying threatened journalists to be admitted into the United States. The bill establishes an Office on International Press Freedom within the Department of State. T...
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2022-05-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB923Engross
50%
Requires 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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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7457Intro
25%
To hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed approximately 981,000 Americans.
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2022-04-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4075Intro
25%
A bill to prevent money laundering, the financing of terrorism, or other forms of illicit finance through United States real estate and vehicle transactions, including by Russian oligarchs, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5497Engross
50%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3199Intro
25%
Addresses U.S. efforts to support a peaceful, democratic Ethiopia and bring an end to the conflict in northern Ethiopia. The President may provide financial, technical, and diplomatic support for efforts (1) by the African Union or other credible ent...
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2022-04-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 336.
USHB4373Engross
50%
Provides FY2022 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The bill provides appropriations to the State Department for Administration of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations, and International Commi...
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2022-04-05
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed (Record Vote No. 129) entered in Senate.
USHB7163Intro
25%
To impose sanctions on government officials of Russia and Belarus who directly enabled Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
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2022-04-04
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB7374Intro
25%
To recapture certain unused immigrant visa numbers, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7332Intro
25%
To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-31
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3949Intro
25%
A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7239Intro
25%
Establishes a new nonimmigrant visa for temporary nonagricultural workers (H-2C visa) to fill jobs that have remained open for a certain amount of time and are located in an area where the unemployment rate is 7.9% or less. This visa shall only be av...
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2022-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2471PassProvides appropriations to federal agencies for the remainder of FY2022, provides supplemental appropriations for activities to support Ukraine, and modifies or establishes various programs that address a wide range of policy areas. The bill includes...
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2022-03-15
Became Public Law No: 117-103. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6965Intro
25%
Implements measures to support the U.S. travel and tourism industry and to address the declining percentage of international visitors to the United States. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Commerce to develop a 10-year travel and tou...
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2022-03-07
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3723Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Russia and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on (1) members of the United Russia Party in the lower house of Russia's legislature, (2) Russian government official...
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2022-03-02
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 293.
USHB4350Engross
50%
Authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities and programs for FY2022 and addresses various other issues. For example, the bill provides multiyear procurement authority for certain helicopters and destroyers; imposes various cost and operational ...
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2022-03-01
Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 144.
USHB6846Intro
25%
Requires the President to report to Congress, within 30 days of this bill's enactment, a determination as to whether specified Russian persons meet the criteria to be subject to sanctions under laws that authorize sanctions relating to corruption or ...
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2022-02-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6853Intro
25%
Imposes visa-blocking sanctions on certain citizens of Russia. Specifically, the President must impose such sanctions on citizens of Russia who are (1) Russian oligarchs, (2) employees of Russia's government, or (3) employees of companies that are ow...
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2022-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6842Intro
25%
Authorizes the President to impose asset- and visa-blocking sanctions on any member of Russia's parliament who voted on February 15, 2022, to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as one or...
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2022-02-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3652Intro
25%
A bill to counter the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and Eastern European allies, to expedite security assistance to Ukraine to bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities, and to impose sanctions relating to the actions of the Russi...
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2022-02-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6748Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and revises the expedited approval process for natural gas imports and exports in or out of the United States. (Nord Stream 2 is a pipeline constructed to increase the export of natural gas from...
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2022-02-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6742Intro
25%
To counter the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and Eastern European allies, to expedite security assistance to Ukraine, to bolster its defense capabilities and those of allies and partners in the region, to impose sanctions relat...
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2022-02-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3640Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions on individuals and entities in Belarus that provide support to acts of military aggression by Russia's government that violate Ukraine's sovereignty or territorial integrity. The Department of State must periodically report to Congr...
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2022-02-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6637Intro
25%
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-09
To House Oversight, Management, and Accountability Committee
USHB4821Intro
25%
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should promote religious freedom in China and makes statements of policy related to such freedom. In particular, the bill states that it is U.S. policy to consider senior Chinese government offic...
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2022-02-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3485Engross
50%
Imposes visa-blocking sanctions on foreign persons responsible for or complicit in violating the human rights of individuals due to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics. The President must report and periodi...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6600Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions and addresses other issues related to the conflict in Ethiopia. The President must impose property-blocking sanctions (and visa-blocking sanctions in the case of an individual) against a foreign entity or individual that has taken c...
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2022-02-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB6484Intro
25%
To require the imposition of sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China if the People's Liberation Army initiates a military invasion of Taiwan, and for other purposes.
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2022-01-25
To House Subcommittee on Trade
USHB6470Intro
25%
Authorizes security assistance for Ukraine, requires sanctions against Russia if it escalates hostilities in or against Ukraine, and addresses related issues. The bill (1) authorizes the Department of Defense to use various authorities to provide and...
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2022-01-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3526Intro
25%
A bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China if the People's Liberation Army initiates a military invasion of Taiwan, and for other purposes.
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2022-01-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB6422Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Russia and addresses related issues. The President must impose sanctions, with some exceptions, on individuals and entities that knowingly and directly provide specialized financial messaging services to Russia's centr...
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2022-01-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3463Intro
25%
Requires the President to impose sanctions and take other actions related to COVID-19 if certain conditions are not met. Specifically, if the President is unable to certify within 90 days of this bill's enactment that China's government has allowed a...
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2022-01-18
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 243.
USSB3488Intro
25%
Authorizes security assistance for Ukraine, requires sanctions against Russia if it escalates hostilities in or against Ukraine, and addresses related issues. The bill (1) authorizes the Department of Defense to use various authorities to provide and...
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2022-01-18
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 251.
USSB3436Intro
25%
Requires the President to impose sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and addresses related issues. (Nord Stream 2 is a pipeline that would increase Russia's natural gas export capacity directly to Germany.) Specifically, the President mus...
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2022-01-13
Under the order of 12/18/21, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 44. Record Vote Number: 8.
USSB3513Intro
25%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Russia and addresses related issues. The President must impose property-blocking sanctions with respect to Nord Stream 2 AG, the entity that operates the Nord Stream 2 pipeline designed to carry natural gas exports fro...
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2022-01-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6367Intro
25%
Provides support for Ukraine and imposes sanctions related to Nord Stream 2, the pipeline constructed to increase exports of natural gas from Russia. The Department of State must periodically report to Congress a determination as to whether Russia's ...
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2022-01-10
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1605PassAuthorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities and programs for FY2022 and addresses various other issues. For example, the bill provides or extends procurement authority for certain helicopters and amphibious shipbuilding programs; imposes variou...
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2021-12-27
Became Public Law No: 117-81. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6256PassImposes importation limits on goods produced using forced labor in China, especially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and imposes sanctions related to such forced labor. The Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force shall report to Congress a strateg...
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2021-12-23
Became Public Law No: 117-78. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3375Intro
25%
A bill to promote travel and tourism in the United States, to improve the health safety and security of international flights entering the United States, and for other purposes.
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2021-12-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 229.
USSB3407Intro
25%
Provides support for Ukraine and imposes sanctions related to Nord Stream 2, the pipeline constructed to increase exports of natural gas from Russia. If Russia or any of its proxies militarily advance into Ukraine's territory or airspace beyond the a...
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2021-12-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1155Intro
25%
Imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations there. Goods manufactured or produced in...
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2021-12-08
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5376Intro
25%
Provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build...
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2021-11-19
Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
USSB1064PassEstablishes measures to monitor, report on, and address corruption and human rights abuses in Nicaragua. Specifically, the bill directs U.S. leadership at international financial institutions to advocate for increased oversight with respect to any lo...
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2021-11-10
Became Public Law No: 117-54. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2923Intro
25%
Authorizes an alien crewman to obtain a permit to land in the United States for up to 180 days if, during this period, the crewman will perform ship-to-ship liquid cargo transfer operations involving a vessel engaged in foreign trade. Currently, an a...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3214Intro
25%
Requires an alien who seeks to qualify for a nonimmigrant visa as engaged or married to a U.S. citizen to be at least 18 years old, and the sponsoring U.S. citizen must also be at least 18 years old. The bill also establishes that the terms spouse, w...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3336Intro
25%
Exempts from worldwide or numerical limitations certain family-sponsored immigrant visas for the sons and daughters of Filipino World War II veterans who were naturalized under certain laws providing for naturalization for service during World War II...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
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