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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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2020-01-16
To House Foreign Affairs 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.
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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)
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.
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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)
USSR465IntroA resolution condemning threats by President Donald J. Trump to violate the law of armed conflict with respect to Iran. This resolution urges the President to de-escalate tensions with Iran rather than threaten acts of war and violations of internati...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1790PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 This bill authorizes FY2020 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-92.
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins that are emblematic of the Nati...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94.
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.
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2019-12-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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.
USHB3373IntroOffice of International Disability Rights Act
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2019-12-18
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB4331IntroTibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
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2019-12-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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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2019-12-18
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USSR450IntroA resolution recognizing the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the celebration of "Human Rights Day". This resolution designates December 10, 2019, as Human Rights Day. It also reaffirms the Universal Declaration of Hu...
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2019-12-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 12/10/2019 CR S6954)
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.
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2019-12-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR722IntroSupporting the goals of Transgender Day of Remembrance. This resolution expresses support for the principles of Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing the lives lost to anti-transgender violence this year. The resolution also recognizes that c...
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2019-12-18
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSB1310IntroOrganization of American States Legislative Engagement Act of 2019
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2019-12-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 333.
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
USSR150IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance. This resolution states that it is U.S. policy to (1) commemorate the Armenia...
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2019-12-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 4/9/2019 CR S2333)
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.
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2019-12-12
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
USHB5267IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2019
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2019-12-06
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHCR78IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day.
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2019-12-06
To House Energy And Commerce 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
USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to impose sanctions and export restrictions related to China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The President shall report to Congress a list ...
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2019-12-04
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USHR738IntroRecognizing the goals and ideals of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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2019-12-03
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)
USHR723IntroEncouraging all nations to end sexual violence against girls through in-country data-driven reforms as demonstrated by multiple African nations.
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2019-11-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR670IntroCommemorating the 30th annual event of the All Souls Procession in Tucson, Arizona, and calling for an end to migrant deaths along the United States-Mexico border.
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2019-11-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR688IntroRecognizing 25 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt and reaffirming the goals and ideals of the ICPD Programme of Action, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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2019-11-12
To House Foreign Affairs 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
USSR409IntroA resolution requesting information on Turkey's human rights practices in Syria pursuant to section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
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2019-11-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4986IntroGreen Climate Fund Authorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-05
To House Foreign Affairs 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.
USHB554IntroSaudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress annually on educational materials published by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education, which are used both inside and outside Saudi Ar...
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR230IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children.
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2153IntroKeeping Girls in School Act
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR410IntroEncouraging reunions of divided Korean-American families.
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4695EngrossPACT Act Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act This bill addresses Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria. The President shall impose visa- and asset-blocking sanctions on specific Turkish officials connected to the invasion. The Department of...
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2019-10-30
Received in the Senate.
USHR666IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the ratification of the United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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2019-10-30
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR296IntroAffirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. This resolution states that it is U.S. policy to (1) commemorate the Armenian Genocide, the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923; (2) reject efforts to a...
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2019-10-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSR236IntroA resolution reaffirming 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 democr...
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2019-10-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6256; text: 6/5/2019 CR S3264)
USHR640IntroCondemning the global persecution of Christians.
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2019-10-25
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB598EngrossGeorgia Support Act This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress on various topics related to Georgia. The reports shall cover (1) U.S. security assistance to Georgia and an assessment of threats to the country's independence and i...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSJR59IntroA joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the precipitous withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Syria and Afghanistan, and Turkey's unprovoked incursion into Syria. This joint resolution condemns Turkey's hostilities against Kurd...
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2019-10-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 259.
USHR552IntroCalling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence of wrongdoing or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan. This resolution urges Russia to present credible evidence of wrongdoing against U.S. citizen Paul Whelan or immedia...
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2019-10-22
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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
USHR543IntroStand with Hong Kong Resolution This resolution calls on the Hong Kong government to begin negotiations with protesters to address their five central demands, including the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted the protests and the ...
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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
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