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USSR454IntroA resolution calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. This resolution condemns the imprisonment of Cuba...
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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
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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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 471.
USSB3744EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region and requires various reports on the topic. The President shall per...
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2020-05-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR974IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China would violate the obligations of that Government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration ...
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2020-05-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR596IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China would violate the obligations of that government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and t...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3683IntroCOVID-19 Accountability Act
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2020-05-11
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3669IntroCOVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act of 2020
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2020-05-07
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
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
USSR531IntroA resolution honoring Las Damas de Blanco, a women-led nonviolent movement in support of freedom and human rights in Cuba, and calling for the release of all political prisoners in Cuba. This resolution honors the members of Las Damas de Blanco, a gr...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR532IntroA resolution condemning and censuring the Senator from New York, Mr. Schumer. This resolution censures and condemns Senator Schumer of New York for certain statements against Associate Justice Gorsuch and Associate Justice Kavanaugh on March 4, 2020.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Select Ethics Committee
USSR524IntroA resolution condemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment, calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Russian Federation, and urging action by the United States Government to impose sanctions with respect to pers...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR868IntroCondemning the comments of Senator and Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), disregarding the history of systemic human rights abuses, forced indoctrination, and authoritarian actions of the literacy and education polici...
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2020-02-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR475IntroA resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th ann...
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2020-02-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 01/16/2020 CR S280)
USHR816IntroRecognizing the significance of the Greensboro Four sit-in. This resolution recognizes the contribution of the Greensboro Four to the civil rights movement and the significant role they played as a catalyst for the mobilization of college students co...
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2020-02-07
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR802IntroAffirming the United States vital interest in liberty in Europe and resolute support for Ukraine in its efforts to counter Russian aggression and continue its trajectory among the community of democracies.
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2020-02-04
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment 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
USHB5725IntroHong Kong Be Water Act This bill directs the President to impose sanctions on, and freeze assets belonging to, individuals and entities responsible for suppression of freedoms in Hong Kong. The President shall impose property- and visa-blocking sanct...
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2020-01-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR804IntroRecognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th anniversary of w...
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR752IntroSupporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes. This resolution states that the House of Representatives stands with the people in Iran en...
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2020-01-28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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
USHB5517IntroGandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act
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2020-01-14
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation 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
USSR142IntroA resolution condemning the Government of the Philippines for its continued detention of Senator Leila De Lima, calling for her immediate release, and for other purposes. This resolution condemns the government of the Philippines for the state-sancti...
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2020-01-08
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S79-80; text: CR S79-80)
USSR447IntroA resolution expressing serious concern about widespread irregularities in Bolivia's October 20, 2019, general elections and supporting the convening of new elections in Bolivia at the earliest possible date. This resolution expresses the Senate's co...
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2020-01-08
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S77-79; text: CR S78-79)
USHR774IntroCalling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist José Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of José Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. This resolution condemns the imprisonment of Cuban democracy...
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2019-12-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5210IntroRefugee Protection Act of 2019
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2019-12-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USSB482IntroDefending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019 This bill imposes limits on any U.S. withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), amends provisions related to cybercrimes, and imposes sanctions on Russian individuals...
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2019-12-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 389.
USHR768IntroCalling on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom and digital integration for all citizens across the continent of Africa.
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2019-12-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR697IntroRecognizing the significance of the genuine autonomy of Tibet and the Tibetan people and the work His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has done to promote global peace, harmony, and understanding.
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2019-12-06
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR724IntroCondemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination.
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2019-12-06
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR745IntroUrging the Republic of India to end the restrictions on communications and mass detentions in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible and preserve religious freedom for all residents.
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2019-12-06
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1838PassHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill directs various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely s...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-76. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2710PassA bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force. This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export specified munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kon...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-77. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5276IntroIraq Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of State to submit a report to Congress that includes (1) a statement of whether specified persons meet certain criteria to be sanctioned for violating human rights in...
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2019-11-26
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2936IntroRefugee Protection Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR418IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Government of Turkey's crackdown on dissent related to its incursion into northeast Syria, and broader human rights violations.
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2019-11-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2832IntroTurkey Human Rights Promotion Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to provide assistance to civil society organizations in Turkey that (1) work to secure the release of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Turkey, or (2...
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2019-11-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR416IntroA resolution calling for the peaceful return to Cambodia of opposition party members and democracy activists.
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2019-11-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2740EngrossLabor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 4 of the 12 ...
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2019-10-31
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2740 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 342) entered in Senate.
USSB2758IntroHong Kong Be Water Act This bill directs the President to impose sanctions on, and freeze assets belonging to, individuals and entities responsible for suppression of freedoms in Hong Kong. The President shall impose property- and visa-blocking sanct...
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2019-10-31
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2743IntroA bill to establish the China Censorship Monitor and Action Group, and for other purposes. This bill establishes the interagency China Censorship Monitor and Action Group. The group shall compile and maintain a public database of instances of China's...
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2019-10-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3289EngrossHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill addresses Hong Kong's status under U.S. law and imposes sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal a...
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2019-10-16
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 243.
USHB4270EngrossPROTECT Hong Kong Act Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export certain defense items and services to the Hong Kong Police Forc...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR543IntroRecognizing Hong Kong's bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the interference of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong's affairs, and supporting the people of Hong Kong's right to protest. This resolution calls on the Hong ...
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2019-10-15
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USHR595IntroCommemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
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2019-10-08
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHB4330IntroTRAP Act of 2019 Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention Act of 2019 This bill establishes requirements related to U.S. cooperation with International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) communications. No U.S. agency or department...
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSR357IntroA resolution celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. This resolution celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi and honors his accomplishments and impact.
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2019-09-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4507IntroProtection of Saudi Dissidents Act of 2019 This bill imposes 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 f...
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2019-09-26
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2327EngrossBurma Political Prisoners Assistance Act This bill directs the Department of State to continue assisting civil society organizations in Burma (Myanmar) working to release political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Such assistance may include su...
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2019-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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