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USSR469IntroA resolution supporting the people of Iran as they engage in legitimate protests, and condemning the Iranian regime for its murderous response. This resolution condemns the violence by the Iranian government against protesting Iranian citizens and de...
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2020-01-14
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
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)
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.
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.
USHB3843IntroCROOK Act Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act
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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)
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.
USHR759IntroExpressing that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 United States Presidential election and deliberately spread false information to implicate the Republic of Ukraine.
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2019-12-10
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR753IntroCommemorating the life of William D. Ruckelshaus.
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2019-12-09
To House Oversight and Reform 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)
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.
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)
USHR619IntroExpressing support for the Haitian people and their Constitution, rule of law, and commitment to democratic principles. This resolution condemns the violence that took place in the Senate of Haiti on September 11, 2019, expresses support for the Hait...
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2019-10-25
To House Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade 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
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.
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.
USHR521IntroCommending the Government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the Government of the People's Republic of China in response to a request from the United States Government to the Government of Canada for the e...
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2019-10-15
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4330IntroTRAP Act of 2019 Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention Act of 2019
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSR344IntroA resolution expressing support for a credible, inclusive, and transparent presidential election in Afghanistan on September 28, 2019.
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2019-09-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2583IntroDepartment 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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2019-09-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
USHB1632EngrossSoutheast Asia Strategy Act This bill directs the Department of State to submit to Congress a strategy for engagement with Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The strategy shall include various elements including (1...
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2019-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR594IntroExpressing profound concern about threats to human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and the environment in Brazil.
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2019-09-25
To House Foreign Affairs 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
USSB2537IntroUkraine Foreign Assistance Integrity and Accountability Act of 2019
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2019-09-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2245IntroCECIL Act Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act This bill addresses international wildlife conservation efforts and trophy hunting. Specifically, this bill restricts (1) the importation or exportation of specie...
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2019-09-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 16.
USSB2483IntroTRAP Act Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention Act of 2019
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2019-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3524IntroNorthern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act
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2019-08-02
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USSR292IntroA resolution calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed separatist groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue an inclusive dialogue to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest re...
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2019-07-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB727IntroGlobal Fragility Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to devise and implement a plan to combat global fragility. The bill also establishes funds to support such endeavors. The President shall report to Congress and implement a 10-year Global F...
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2019-07-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 155.
USHR458IntroReaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms.
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2019-07-17
To House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Committee
USSR74IntroA resolution marking the fifth anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity by honoring the bravery, determination, and sacrifice of the people of Ukraine during and since the Revolution, and condemning continued Russian aggression against Ukraine....
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2019-07-16
S.Amdt.925 Amendment SA 925 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2615EngrossUnited States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act This bill authorizes foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (the Northern Triangle), and requires the Department of State to devise strategies to address economic development...
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2019-07-16
To Senate Foreign Relations 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.
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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2019-07-15
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USHR487IntroExpressing full support to the Ukrainian people in their aspiration to continue consolidating their democracy and rule of law.
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2019-07-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR474IntroCondemning the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to restore full rights to Russia within the Council.
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2019-07-02
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2660IntroElection Security Act of 2019
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2019-06-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR449IntroExpressing support for a genuinely democratic repeat mayoral election in Istanbul, Turkey.
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2019-06-27
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHR221IntroReaffirming the importance of upholding democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in United States foreign policy.
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2019-06-26
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
USHR452IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the recent free and fair parliamentary elections and transfer of power in Armenia, reaffirming the critical importance of the United States-Armenia partnership, and for other purposes.
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2019-06-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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
USSR244IntroA resolution expressing support for free, fair, and transparent elections in the Republic of Guatemala in order to increase prosperity, security, and access to justice for all Guatemalans.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3194IntroNATO Defense Financing Act
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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)
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 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.
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