US SB1 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 6 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - Held at the desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 This bill authorizes assistance and weapons transfers to Israel, and extends defense cooperation with Jordan. It establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, and allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019 The bill reauthorizes through FY2028 Foreign Military Financing to Israel. It extends loan guarantees to Israel through FY2023, and authorizes the President to transfer precision-guided munitions to the country. The bill directs the President to report on steps taken to help Israel secure a strategic trade authorization exception. United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act The bill extends through 2022 arrangements that allow certain defense articles to be transferred to Jordan on an expedited basis. The bill also directs the President to submit a report to Congress assessing the costs and benefits of establishing a fund to support private investment in Jordan. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to determine whether the Central Bank of Syria is a primary money-laundering concern and, if so, impose special measures on transactions involving the bank. The bill also imposes sanctions on individuals providing support for the Syrian government. Combating BDS Act of 2019 The bill allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities using boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel's policies. Such measures shall meet various requirements, including those related to written notice and comment.

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Title

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-02-05 - Senate - Passed Senate with amendments RC# 16 (Y: 77 N: 23 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-04 - Senate - Cloture on the measure RC# 15 (Y: 72 N: 24 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-04 - Senate - Amendment SA 65, as amended, S.Amdt.65 RC# 14 (Y: 70 N: 26 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-31 - Senate - Cloture on amendment SA 65 S.Amdt.65 RC# 13 (Y: 68 N: 23 NV: 9 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-29 - Senate - Motion to proceed to consideration of measure RC# 12 (Y: 76 N: 22 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-28 - Senate - Upon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 RC# 11 (Y: 74 N: 19 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-14 - Senate - Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 3) entered in Senate. RC# 3 (Y: 50 N: 43 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-01-14 - Senate - Third cloture on the motion to proceed RC# 3 (Y: 50 N: 43 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-01-10 - Senate - Second cloture on the motion to proceed RC# 2 (Y: 53 N: 43 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-01-08 - Senate - Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) entered in Senate. RC# 1 (Y: 56 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-01-08 - Senate - Cloture on the motion to proceed RC# 1 (Y: 56 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-06HouseHeld at the desk.
2019-02-06HouseReceived in the House.
2019-02-06SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2019-02-05SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 23. Record Vote Number: 16.
2019-02-05SenateS.Amdt.97 Amendment SA 97 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
2019-02-05SenateS.Amdt.98 Amendment SA 98 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
2019-02-05SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S843, S846-857; text: CR S852-857)
2019-02-05SenateS.Amdt.98 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S851)
2019-02-05SenateS.Amdt.97 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S852)
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.98 Amendment SA 98 proposed by Senator Menendez for Senator Risch to Amendment SA 97. (consideration: CR S830; text: CR S830) To provide for a classified annex to be submitted with the report on the cooperation of the United States and Israel with respect to countering unmanned aerial systems.
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.97 Amendment SA 97 proposed by Senator Risch. (consideration: CR S830; text: CR S830) To clarify the deadline for the reporting requirement relating to the establishment of a Jordan Enterprise Fund.
2019-02-04SenateCloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 72 - 24. Record Vote Number: 15. (CR S829)
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.65 Amendment SA 65, as amended, agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70 - 26. Record Vote Number: 14.
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.96 Amendment SA 96 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.96 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S820-829)
2019-02-04SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S819-822, S826-830, S839)
2019-02-04SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S820-829)
2019-01-31SenateS.Amdt.96 Amendment SA 96 proposed by Senator Menendez to Amendment SA 65. (consideration: CR S789; text: CR S789) To clarify that the amendment shall not be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization of the use of military force.
2019-01-31SenateS.Amdt.65 Cloture on amendment SA 65 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 23. Record Vote Number: 13.
2019-01-31SenateCloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S776)
2019-01-31SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S776)
2019-01-31SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S776-777)
2019-01-30SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S756)
2019-01-30SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S755-763)
2019-01-29SenateS.Amdt.65 Cloture motion on amendment SA 65 presented in Senate. (CR S736)
2019-01-29SenateS.Amdt.65 Amendment SA 65 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S732-733; text: CR S732-733) To express the sense of the Senate that the United States faces continuing threats from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan and that the precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from either country could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.
2019-01-29SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S725-736)
2019-01-29SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 76 - 22. Record Vote Number: 12.
2019-01-29SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S725)
2019-01-28SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 3) rendered moot in Senate.
2019-01-28SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed rendered moot in Senate.
2019-01-28SenateUpon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 - 19. Record Vote Number: 11.
2019-01-28SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2019-01-28SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (CR S693)
2019-01-28SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S688)
2019-01-25SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S667)
2019-01-24SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S549)
2019-01-24SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
2019-01-24SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S541)
2019-01-23SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S483)
2019-01-22SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S326)
2019-01-19SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S307)
2019-01-18SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S299)
2019-01-15SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S187)
2019-01-14SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 3) entered in Senate.
2019-01-14SenateThird cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 43. Record Vote Number: 3. (CR S174)
2019-01-14SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S166)
2019-01-11SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S149-159)
2019-01-10SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S148)
2019-01-10SenateSecond cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 43. Record Vote Number: 2. (CR S128)
2019-01-10SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S115)
2019-01-09SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S79)
2019-01-08SenateSecond cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S48)
2019-01-08SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) entered in Senate.
2019-01-08SenateCloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number: 1. (CR S48)
2019-01-08SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S38)
2019-01-04SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S31)
2019-01-04SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S31)
2019-01-04SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.
2019-01-03SenateIntroduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Same As/Similar To

HB31 (Related) 2019-05-22 - Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
SB28 (Related) 2019-01-08 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 4.
SB52 (Related) 2019-01-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
HB336 (Similar To) 2019-02-12 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

Subjects

Arms control and nonproliferation
Aviation and airports
Banking and financial institutions regulation
Chemical and biological weapons
Conflicts and wars
Congressional oversight
Crime victims
Detention of persons
Employee benefits and pensions
Energy storage, supplies, demand
Financial services and investments
Foreign aid and international relief
Foreign and international banking
Foreign property
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government lending and loan guarantees
International affairs
International law and treaties
International organizations and cooperation
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Licensing and registrations
Middle East
Military assistance, sales, and agreements
Military operations and strategy
Military procurement, research, weapons development
Oil and gas
Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
Russia
Sanctions
Space flight and exploration
State and local finance
State and local government operations
Syria
Technology transfer and commercialization
Terrorism
Trade restrictions
Visas and passports
War and emergency powers
War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity

US Congress State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1/all-info
Texthttps://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s1/BILLS-116s1pcs.pdf
Texthttps://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s1/BILLS-116s1es.pdf
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