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USSB178EngrossUIGHUR Act of 2019 Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response 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 ...
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2020-10-21
Second cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 178 with an amendment (SA 2652) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 44. Record Vote Number: 207. (CR S6343)
USHB12IntroCTF Act China Task Force Act
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2020-10-21
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHR1165IntroCondemning Azerbaijan's military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh and denouncing Turkish interference in the conflict. This resolution condemns Azerbaijan's military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region also known as Artsakh, and denounces ...
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2020-10-09
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHR1183IntroSupporting respect for human rights and encouraging continued democratic progress in Ethiopia, and for other purposes.
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2020-10-09
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR17IntroExpressing concern over the detention of Austin Tice, and for other purposes. This resolution expresses concern about the capture and detention of journalist Austin Tice near Damascus, Syria. It encourages the Department of State, the Office of the S...
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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. This resolution recognizes both the cultural and religiou...
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2020-10-01
Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Discharged.
USHR768IntroCalling on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom and digital integration for all citizens across the continent of Africa. This resolution condemns the restriction of internet access across Africa and urges A...
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB6270EngrossUyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 This bill requires issuers of securities to publicly disclose their activities related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Specifically, issuers must disclose the importation of manufactured goods ...
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2020-10-01
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 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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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR823IntroCondemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. This resolution condemns Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and ...
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2020-10-01
Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Discharged.
USHB6986IntroProtecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act
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2020-10-01
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organization Discharged.
USHR958IntroCondemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment and 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 persons respons...
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR1121IntroUrging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR1100IntroReaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Mongolia and observing the 30th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR1150IntroUrging the Government of Côte d'Ivoire, opposition leaders, and all citizens to respect democratic principles, refrain from violence, and hold free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections in October 2020. This resolution calls on Côte d'Ivoire t...
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR1115IntroCalling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a United States citizen who was unjustly sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison.
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8405IntroAmerican Values and Security in International Athletics Act
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2020-10-01
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB4739IntroValues in Arms Export Act of 2020
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2020-09-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR724IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the practice of politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and calling on governments for the immediate release of women who are political prisoners.
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2020-09-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4728IntroHolding Russia Accountable for Malign Activities Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6210EngrossUyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act This bill imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violat...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1144IntroBroadband for All Resolution of 2020 This resolution recognizes that equal access to affordable and reliable broadband service for all Americans is a civil and human right that protects and promotes the fair, equal, and impartial treatment of all peo...
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2020-09-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB4659IntroRohingya Genocide Determination Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress an assessment of the persecution of the Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim group in Burma (Myanmar), by Burma's military and security forces, a...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR1131IntroCondemning the murder of Sara Duker and renouncing Palestinian Authority martyr payments to terrorists. This resolution condemns terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens and calls for justice for Sara Duker and all other victims of terrorist attacks. Furth...
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2020-09-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4635IntroCombating Trafficking of Cuban Doctors Act of 2020
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2020-09-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1120IntroUrging the Government of Tanzania and all parties to respect human rights and constitutional rights and ensure free and fair elections in October 2020, and recognizing the importance of multi-party democracy in Tanzania. This resolution urges Tanzani...
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2020-09-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR701IntroA resolution urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.
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2020-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB8286IntroCountering Chinese Propaganda Act This bill directs the President to impose asset- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities engaged in certain acts of malign disinformation. Specifically, the President shall impose sanctions on...
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2020-09-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB8313IntroPhilippine Human Rights Act This bill imposes limitations on providing assistance to the police or military of the Philippines. No federal funds may be used to provide such assistance until the Philippines government has taken certain actions, includ...
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2020-09-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4629IntroAmerica LEADS Act America Labor, Economic competitiveness, Alliances, Democracy and Security Act
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2020-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR117IntroExpressing the sense of Congress that the United States should resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, negotiate a bilateral free trade agreement with Taiwan, and support Taiwan's membership in international organizations.
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2020-09-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1111IntroSupporting the people of Belarus and their democratic aspirations and condemning the election rigging and subsequent violent crackdowns on peaceful protestors by the Government of the Republic of Belarus.
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2020-09-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4575IntroFIGHT Censorship Act Free the Internet around the Globe to Hack Tyranny and Censorship Act
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2020-09-15
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR684IntroA resolution calling on the Government of Cameroon and separatist armed groups from the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions to end all violence, respect the human rights of all Cameroonians, and pursue a genuinely inclusive dialogue towa...
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2020-09-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB8050IntroIsraeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act This bill prohibits a federal department or agency from recognizing, or implying recognition of, any claim by Israel of sovereignty over any part of the occupied West Bank in violation of international humanitar...
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2020-08-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1085IntroCondemning targeted terrorist attacks against members of the Sikh, Hindu, and other religious minority communities in Afghanistan and supporting refugee protection for Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan in recognition of the systematic religious persecu...
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2020-08-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB4528IntroAdvancing Competitiveness, Transparency, and Security in the Americas Act of 2020
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2020-08-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2500EngrossNational 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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2020-08-11
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 512.
USHR1081IntroRecognizing the role of democracies in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, democracy's resiliency, the dangers of authoritarianism, and reaffirming the commitment of the United States to democratic principles. This resolution recognizes the commitme...
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2020-08-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7981IntroName the Enemy Act This bill prohibits the federal government from creating documents that refer to China's head of state as anything other than General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party or General Secretary.
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2020-08-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1061IntroCondemning war crimes committed in Idlib, Syria, by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and its backers and calling for a political solution to the Syrian civil war. This resolution condemns the Assad regime, Russia, and associated forces for violating cea...
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2020-08-07
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USSB4049EngrossNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 This bill authorizes FY2021 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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2020-08-07
Held at the desk.
USSB4482IntroStrengthening Reporting of Actions Taken Against the Normalization of Relations with Israel Act of 2020
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2020-08-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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)
USSR667IntroA resolution calling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a United States Citizen who was unjustly sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison.
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2020-08-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7938IntroUSIA for Strategic Competition Act United States Information Abroad for Strategic Competition Act
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2020-08-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7856IntroIntelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
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2020-07-31
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 11 - 8.
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
USHB7797IntroBLUE Pacific Act Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act
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2020-07-30
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3988-3989)
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
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