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USHR795IntroSupporting the commitment of the United States to lawfully protect international cultural sites. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) targeting or destroying cultural property in the absence of imperative milit...
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2020-01-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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
USSCR32IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that attacks on cultural sites are war crimes.
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2020-01-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1158PassDHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security's national cybersecurity and communications integration center to maintain cyber-hunt and incident-response teams to assist with activities such as r...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-93.
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.
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)
USHB3055PassCommerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides co...
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2019-11-21
Became Public Law No: 116-69. (TXT | PDF)
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.
USHB1819IntroWar Crimes Rewards Expansion Act This bill expands the Department of State's rewards program to authorize rewards for providing information leading to the arrest, conviction, or transfer of a foreign national accused of war crimes, crimes against hum...
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
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.
USHCR32EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999. This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the individuals responsible f...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3190EngrossBURMA Act of 2019 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2019 This act imposes sanctions, authorizes assistance, and requires the establishment of various programs and strategies related to Burma (Myanmar). The President shall ...
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2019-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR444IntroReaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons. This resolution reaffirms the bipartisan commitment to promoting the safety, health, education, and well-being of refugee...
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2019-09-24
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3352EngrossDepartment of State Authorization Act of 2019
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2019-09-09
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR537IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States policy recognizing the Assyrian Genocide.
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2019-08-02
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR303IntroA resolution calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its kwan-li-so political prison labor camp system, and for other purposes.
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2019-08-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR524IntroCalling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately end any form of human rights violations against political prisoners and prisoners of free speech, and for other purposes.
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2019-07-31
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USSB398IntroSaudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019 This bill suspends certain weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia. It also imposes sanctions on individuals for various activities related to the civil war in Yemen and for involvement in the death of Saud...
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2019-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 167.
USHB1365EngrossTo make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. This bill modifies the use of amounts deposited in the Guam World War II Claims Fund, which is used to pay claims of victims and survivors of the attack and occupation of...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Judiciary 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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2019-07-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHCR50IntroStrongly condemning human rights violations, violence against civilians, and cooperation with Iran by the Houthi movement and its allies in Yemen.
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2019-07-17
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USHR432IntroCondemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan. This resolution expresses support for the people of Sudan and their right to peacefully assemble and expre...
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2019-07-15
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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. This resolution expresses support for democratization in Sudan and emphasizes that, until S...
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2019-07-09
S.Amdt.909 Amendment SA 909 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSR34IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Governments of Burma and Bangladesh ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary, and sustainable return of the Rohingya refugees who have been displaced by the campaign of ethnic cleansing conducted ...
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2019-07-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.
USHB3212IntroAccountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a Tool in Conflict Act of 2019
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2019-06-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSCR21IntroA concurrent resolution strongly condemning human rights violations, violence against civilians, and cooperation with Iran by the Houthi movement and its allies in Yemen.
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2019-06-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB40IntroCommission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the coloni...
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2019-06-19
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB1819IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Permanent General Provisions Act of 2019
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2019-06-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1777IntroAccountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a Tool in Conflict Act of 2019
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2019-06-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB31EngrossCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 This bill establishes additional sanctions and financial restrictions on institutions and individuals related to the conflict in Syria. The Department of the Treasury shall determine whether the Central Ba...
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 107.
USSB1025IntroVERDAD Act of 2019 Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance, and Development Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to take various actions to address the political situation in Venezuela. (The United States does not recognize Nicolas Ma...
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2019-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 101.
USHB2839IntroDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020 This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The bill provides appropriations to the State Depar...
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2019-05-20
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 54.
USHCR31EngrossAuthorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. This concurrent resolution authorizes the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center on April 29,...
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2019-04-12
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB1186IntroBurma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019 This bill authorizes aid to address the humanitarian crisis in Burma (Myanmar). It also calls for sanctions and reports related to the issue. Specifically, the bill authorizes aid for humanitarian assistance...
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2019-04-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1083IntroH.B. 40 Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in th...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR292IntroCelebrating the heritage of Romani Americans. This resolution expresses remembrance for the genocide of Roma by Nazi Germany and its Axis partners and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the "Gypsy Family Camp" where Romani people...
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2019-04-05
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USSR141IntroA resolution celebrating the heritage of Romani Americans. This resolution expresses remembrance for the genocide of Roma by Nazi Germany and its Axis partners and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the "Gypsy Family Camp" where ...
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2019-04-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR122IntroA resolution observing the 25th Anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB854IntroEnhancing Human Rights Protections in Arms Sales Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of State to certify that a proposed recipient of certain controlled defense articles and services complies with various human rights-related requirements. ...
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2019-03-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1706IntroNo Assistance for Assad Act This bill bars assistance for stabilization or reconstruction activities for any part of Syria controlled by the Syrian government or associated forces. The restrictions do not apply to assistance for (1) certain projects ...
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2019-03-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR141IntroCalling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes.
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2019-02-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB336IntroStrengthening 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 al...
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2019-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
USHB1141IntroTo make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Claims Fund.
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2019-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
USHR115IntroCalling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes. This resolution calls for the international community to demand that North Korea dismantle its labo...
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2019-02-08
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1EngrossStrengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 This bill authorizes assistance and weapons transfers to Israel, extends defense cooperation with Jordan, establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, and allows st...
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2019-02-06
Held at the desk.
USHB194IntroIran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act This bill directs the President to impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations related to Iran's government. The President shall impose sanctions on Iranian persons respons...
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2019-01-31
To House Subcommittee on Trade
USHB943IntroNever Again Education Act This bill creates the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund for the Department of Education (ED) to (1) award grants to eligible entities to carry out Holocaust education programs, and (2) conduct periodic regional wor...
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2019-01-31
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB929IntroRabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019
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2019-01-30
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB648EngrossConsolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 This bill provides FY2019 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 6 of the 12 regular FY2019 appropriations bills: the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration...
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2019-01-28
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 16.
USHR27IntroExpressing the sense of the House that more should be done to instill Holocaust education in school curricula around the country. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to Holocaust education. Specifically, i...
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2019-01-08
To House Education and Labor Committee
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