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USHR444IntroReaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons.
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2019-06-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR442IntroObserving 10 years since the war in Sri Lanka ended on May 18, 2009, commemorating the lives lost, and expressing support for transitional justice, reconciliation, reconstruction, reparation, and reform in Sri Lanka, which are necessary to ensure a l...
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2019-06-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR432IntroCondemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan.
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2019-06-12
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4440-4441)
USHB2140EngrossPreventing Child Marriage Act
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2019-06-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR435IntroRecognizing the contributions of the Montagnard indigenous tribespeople of the Central Highlands of Vietnam to the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, and condemning the ongoing violation of human rights by the Government of the Social...
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2019-06-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR81IntroA resolution calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov. This resolution commemorates the life of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and his work promoting democracy and human rights, and condemns Russian Presi...
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2019-06-10
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3294-3296; text: CR S3295-3296)
USSR184IntroA resolution condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, offering sincere condolences to the victims, to their families and friends, and to the people and nation of Sri Lanka, and expressing solidarity and support for Sri Lanka.
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2019-06-10
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3296-3297; text: CR S3296-3297)
USHR429IntroAffirming the right of all renters to a safe, affordable, and decent home.
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2019-06-05
To House Financial Services Committee
USSR233IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of protecting freedom of speech, thought, and expression at institutions of higher education.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR221IntroA resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the intensifying repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party and the use of surveillance by Chinese authorities, and for other pur...
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2019-06-05
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 05/23/2019 S3114-3116)
USHR393IntroRemembering the victims of the violent suppression of democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in China on June 3 and 4, 1989, and calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China to respect the universally recognized human rig...
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2019-06-04
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB31EngrossCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 107.
USSB178IntroUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall repo...
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 99.
USSR188IntroA resolution encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in the Republic of the Sudan, and for other purposes.
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 106.
USSB1025IntroVERDAD Act of 2019 Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act of 2019
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 101.
USHB2561IntroBrunei Human Rights Act
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2019-05-31
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR410IntroEncouraging reunions of divided Korean-American families.
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2019-05-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR398IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Green New Deal is antithetical to the principles of free market capitalism and private property rights, is simply a thinly veiled attempt to usher in policies that create a socialist socie...
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2019-05-23
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHR408IntroCondemning the terrorist attack in India that tragically killed 41 Indian Central Reserve Police.
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2019-05-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR400IntroSupporting efforts to strengthen democracy in Hungary and its alliance with the United States.
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2019-05-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2949IntroNorth Korea Policy Oversight Act of 2019
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2019-05-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB598IntroGeorgia Support Act
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2019-05-22
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
USHR129IntroCondemning the Government of Saudi Arabia's continued detention and alleged abuse of women's rights activists.
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2019-05-22
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
USHR395IntroCondemning the senseless attacks on hospitals and medical personnel in Syria, and for other purposes.
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2019-05-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR345IntroRecognizing 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 democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in p...
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2019-05-22
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
USHB2116EngrossGlobal Fragility Act This bill directs the Department of State to establish the interagency Global Fragility Initiative to stabilize conflict-affected areas and prevent violence globally, and establishes funds to support such efforts. The State Depar...
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2019-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR106IntroDenouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.
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2019-05-20
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2404IntroUnited States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act
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2019-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR388IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
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2019-05-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR375IntroRecognizing the Fifth Anniversary of the Chibok Girls Kidnapping by the Boko Haram Terrorist Organization and calling on the Government of Nigeria to redouble efforts to bring an end to the conflict in northeast and central Nigeria and to provide ass...
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2019-05-16
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHR374IntroCondemning Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and expressing support for the Iranian people's desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic of Iran.
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2019-05-16
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USHR387IntroCondemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict.
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2019-05-16
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB1037EngrossBanking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to report semiannually on financial services provided to benefit a state sponsor of terrorism or specified sanctioned persons. Treasury may waiv...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2037IntroSaudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019
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2019-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2118IntroIran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act
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2019-05-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USSB1445IntroCentral America Reform and Enforcement Act
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2019-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1459IntroChina Technology Transfer Control Act of 2019
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2019-05-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2002EngrossTaiwan Assurance Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to review its guidance governing U.S.-Taiwan relations and to reissue such guidance to the relevant executive branch departments and agencies. It also directs the State Department...
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2019-05-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1369IntroVietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2019
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2019-05-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR358IntroCalling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest reg...
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2019-05-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1811IntroCountering the Chinese Government and Communist Party's Political Influence Operations Act This bill directs the Department of State to devise a long-term strategy to counter the Chinese government's political influence operations. The strategy shall...
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2019-05-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR289IntroCondemning the Nation of Brunei's criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and imposition of cruel and disproportionate forms of punishment.
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2019-05-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSB1310IntroOrganization of American States Legislative Engagement Act of 2019
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2019-05-02
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1146IntroArctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act This bill prohibits the Bureau of Land Management from administering an oil and gas leasing, development, production, and transportation program in and from the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wil...
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2019-05-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 14.
USHR336IntroCondemning the terrorist attacks on Christian worshipers in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, and standing with the Government of Sri Lanka to encourage the protection and preservation of religious liberties.
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2019-05-01
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR346IntroRecognizing the devastating April 21, 2019, terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka and observing 10 years since the end of Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war, which ended on May 18, 2009.
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2019-05-01
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USSR179IntroA 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 democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the Unite...
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2019-05-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR176IntroA resolution condemning the terrorist attacks on Christian worshipers in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, and standing with the Government of Sri Lanka to encourage the protection and preservation of religious liberties.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2407IntroPromoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act
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2019-04-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2121IntroSTOP Organ Trafficking Act Strategy To Oppose Predatory Organ Trafficking Act
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2019-04-26
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
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