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USSR658IntroA resolution calling for a free, fair, and transparent presidential election in Belarus taking place on August 9, 2020, including the unimpeded participation of all presidential candidates.
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2020-08-05
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 07/27/2020 CR S4508-4509)
USSR665IntroA resolution reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Mongolia and recognizing the 30th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7608EngrossState, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and relat...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHR1062IntroAffirming the nature and importance of the United States-Iraq bilateral relationship, including security and economic components of the relationship. This resolution expresses the House of Representatives' support for a sovereign and democratic Iraq ...
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2020-07-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7703IntroCaribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act
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2020-07-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7682IntroSudan Democratic Transition, Accountability, and Fiscal Transparency Act of 2020
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2020-07-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7440PassHong Kong Autonomy Act This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy. Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system wit...
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2020-07-14
Became Public Law No: 116-149. (TXT | PDF)
USHR1020IntroRecognizing that for 45 years, Papua New Guinea and the United States have shared a close friendship based on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in the region, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta...
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2020-07-13
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR1019IntroRecognizing that for 50 years, the Kingdom of Tonga has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States will continue to ...
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2020-07-13
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR1021IntroRecognizing that for 50 years, the Republic of Fiji has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States will continue to ...
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2020-07-13
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USSB4169IntroNational Commission on United States Counterterrorism Policy Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3798EngrossHong Kong Autonomy Act This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy. Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system wit...
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2020-06-29
Held at the desk.
USHCR101IntroExpressing support for democratic elections in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. This resolution commends Guyana for holding peaceful, multiparty general and regional elections and supports the current recount of all ballots cast. It also calls on...
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2020-06-26
To House Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade Committee
USSB3829IntroGlobal Health Security and Diplomacy Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
USSR628IntroA resolution celebrating the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Romania.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3996IntroA bill to amend the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1979, relating to the conduct of knowledge diplomacy.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR525IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under Unite...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3017-3019; text: CR S3018-3019)
USSR615IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the transformation of the United States-South Korea alliance into a mutually beneficial, global partnership.
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2020-06-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3928IntroContinuity of the Economy Act of 2020
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2020-06-10
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR611IntroA resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Kingdom of Tonga has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remai...
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2020-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR609IntroA resolution recognizing that for 45 years, Papua New Guinea and the United States have shared a close friendship based on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in the region, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States w...
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2020-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR610IntroA resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Republic of Fiji has worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in the Pacific and beyond, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remai...
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2020-06-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3892IntroHong Kong Victims of Communism Support Act This bill makes certain Hong Kong residents eligible for asylum status. To qualify, an individual must have the right of abode in Hong Kong since birth and must have maintained continuous residency in Hong K...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR607IntroA resolution recognizing that in the 25 years since normalizing diplomatic relations, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the United States of America have worked toward increased stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing t...
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2020-06-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB192EngrossTrans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act This bill provides statutory authority for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership, an interagency program launched in 2005 to partner with countries in the Sahel and Maghreb regions of Africa to co...
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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 475.
USHB7083IntroHong Kong Autonomy Act This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that materially contribute to China's failure to preserve Hong Kong's autonomy. Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system wit...
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2020-06-01
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7028IntroNational Commission on U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Act of 2020
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2020-05-27
To House Homeland Security Committee
USHB7001IntroWorld Press Freedom Protection and Reciprocity Act
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2020-05-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6974IntroTaiwan Non-Discrimination Act of 2020 This bill requires actions to improve Taiwan's standing in international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The U.S. Governor of the IMF shall oppose any increase in China's IMF...
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2020-05-22
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB3818IntroWorld Press Freedom Protection and Reciprocity Act
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR595IntroA resolution recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of free societies and democracies, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a ...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR600IntroA resolution recognizing widening threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of free societies and democracies, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a p...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6915IntroGlobal COVID-19 Truth, Transparency, and Accountability Act This bill requires assessments of the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The Department of State shall report to Congr...
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2020-05-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6626IntroGirls LEAD Act Girls' Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to jointly report to Congress a strategy to strengthen the participa...
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2020-05-01
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB6471IntroDr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs Congress to make arrangements for the posthumous presentation of a gold medal in commemoration of Dr. Li Wenliang's efforts to save lives by drawing awareness to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavir...
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2020-04-07
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR910IntroCommending the people of Taiwan on holding free and fair democratic presidential and legislative elections, and congratulating Madame Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election to the presidency of Taiwan. This resolution commends the people of Taiwan for the h...
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2020-04-03
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USSB52IntroCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 This bill establishes additional sanctions and financial restrictions on institutions and individuals related to the conflict in Syria. The Department of the Treasury shall determine whether the Central Ba...
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2020-03-11
Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
USSR539IntroA resolution supporting the rights of the people of Iran to determine their future, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes. This resolution (1) expresses the Senate's support for the rights of t...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR754IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase poli...
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2020-03-09
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6094IntroSudan Democratic Transition, Accountability, and Fiscal Transparency Act of 2020
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2020-03-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR809IntroExpressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States. This resolution recognizes the importance of the U.S.-Korea alliance in promoting peace and security in...
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR458IntroReaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms. This resolution commends the people of Tunisia for their commitment to democracy, the rule...
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSR497IntroA resolution commemorating the life of Dr. Li Wenliang and calling for transparency and cooperation from the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. This resolution honors the life and contributions of Li Wenlia...
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2020-03-03
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S1445)
USHB6014IntroEmployment Fairness for Taiwan Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to instruct U.S. directors at each international financial institution to ensure that Taiwanese nationals are not discriminated against in employment decision...
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2020-02-28
To House Financial Services Committee
USSR510IntroA resolution commending the people of Taiwan on holding free and fair democratic presidential and legislative elections, and congratulating Madame Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election to the presidency of Taiwan. This resolution commends the people of Tai...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR856IntroOpposing kleptocracy around the world and supporting efforts to develop an effective, independent International Anti-Corruption Court. This resolution expresses the House of Representatives' opposition to kleptocracy and grand corruption and its supp...
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2020-02-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5586IntroHaiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act
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2020-02-04
To House Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade Committee
USSR469IntroA resolution supporting the people of Iran as they engage in legitimate protests, and condemning the Iranian regime for its murderous response. This resolution condemns the violence by the Iranian government against protesting Iranian citizens and de...
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2020-01-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR791IntroCondemning the actions of the Government of Iran and supporting the protesters in Iran, their demands for accountability, and their desire for the Government of Iran to respect freedom and human rights. This resolution condemns the actions of Iran wi...
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2020-01-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR152IntroA resolution expressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States. This resolution recognizes the importance of the U.S.-Korea alliance in promoting peace an...
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2020-01-08
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S80; text: CR S80)
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