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USSB1838IntroHong 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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2019-11-19
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6657-6660)
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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2019-11-13
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.
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 various forces in Hong Ko...
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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
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
USSR357IntroA resolution celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. This resolution celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi and honors his accomplishments and impact.
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2019-09-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2327EngrossBurma Political Prisoners Assistance Act This bill directs the Department of State to continue assisting civil society organizations in Burma (Myanmar) working to release political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Such assistance may include su...
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2019-09-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR556IntroExpressing support for designation of the month of September as "National Voting Rights Month".
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2019-09-25
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
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
USSB2483IntroTRAP Act Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention Act of 2019
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2019-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR309IntroA resolution designating September 2019 as "National Voting Rights Month".
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2019-09-12
To Senate Judiciary 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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2019-09-10
Received in the Senate.
USHR525IntroCalling for the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.
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2019-08-06
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3524IntroNorthern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act
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2019-08-02
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
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
USSB2351IntroSaudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019
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2019-07-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR469IntroRecognizing the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and commends the bravery and resiliency of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in t...
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR496IntroAffirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. This resolution affirms that Americans have the right to particip...
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR246IntroOpposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel. This resolution opposes the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement and other efforts targeting Israel. The r...
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2019-07-23
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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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2019-07-23
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3494EngrossDamon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 This bill reauthorizes for FY2020 intelligence activities in various U.S. government departments and agencies. It also establishes severa...
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2019-07-18
To Senate Select Intelligence Committee
USSR279IntroA resolution calling for the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization.
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2019-07-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2037EngrossSaudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019 This bill requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to report to Congress about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and imposes related sanctions....
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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.
USSB2097IntroProtecting Sensitive Locations Act This bill prohibits immigration enforcement actions within 1,000 feet of a sensitive location unless there are exigent circumstances or if written prior approval has been obtained from certain officials. Sensitive l...
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2019-07-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR274IntroA resolution expressing solidarity with Falun Gong practitioners who have lost lives, freedoms, and other rights for adhering to their beliefs and practices, and condemning the practice of non-consenting organ harvesting, and for other purposes.
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2019-07-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2069IntroBurma Political Prisoners Assistance Act
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2019-07-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR270IntroA resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. This resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and commends the bravery and resiliency of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) c...
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2019-06-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4649; text: CR S4637-4638)
USHR472IntroRequesting the President to strongly condemn Jamal Khashoggi's killing, hold accountable individuals identified as culpable, and condemn imprisonment of and violence against journalists around the world.
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2019-06-27
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.
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.
USSR215IntroA resolution calling for greater religious and political freedoms in Cuba, and for other purposes.
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2019-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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.
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
USSB1468IntroCambodia Accountability and Return on Investment Act of 2019
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2019-05-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1369IntroVietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2019
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2019-05-08
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
USSR169IntroA resolution requesting a statement under section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to violations of human rights by the Government of Saudi Arabia.
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2019-04-11
To Senate Foreign Relations 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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2019-04-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2068IntroSecurity Partner Modernization Act
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2019-04-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR233IntroCondemning 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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2019-04-02
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR268IntroExpressing support for the designation of Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31, 2019, as National Border Control Day.
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2019-03-28
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1945IntroBerta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act
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2019-03-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB920EngrossVenezuela Arms Restriction Act This bill prohibits the export of weapons and related services to security forces controlled by any Venezuelan government not recognized by the United States. (The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as interim preside...
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2019-03-26
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1011IntroProtecting Sensitive Locations Act This bill prohibits immigration enforcement actions within 1,000 feet of a sensitive location unless there are exigent circumstances or if written prior approval has been obtained from certain officials. Sensitive l...
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
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