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Global Fragility Act

HR 2116International Affairs • Introduced by Eliot Engel on 2019-4-8

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019

HR 1952International Affairs • Introduced by Doug Collins on 2019-3-28

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Digital GAP Act

HR 1359International Affairs • Introduced by Ron Wright on 2019-2-26

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-21

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020

HR 2839International Affairs • Introduced by Nita Lowey on 2019-5-20

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-5-20

Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019

HR 1704International Affairs • Introduced by Michael McCaul on 2019-3-13

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-5-8

Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act

HR 1477International Affairs • Introduced by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on 2019-2-28

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-8

Venezuela Arms Restriction Act

HR 920International Affairs • Introduced by Donna Shalala on 2019-1-30

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-26

Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019

HR 854International Affairs • Introduced by Debbie Mucarsel-Powell on 2019-1-29

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-3-26

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

S 1International Affairs • Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2019-1-3

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-2-6

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Strengthening 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 allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019

The bill reauthorizes through FY2028 Foreign Military Financing to Israel. It extends loan guarantees to Israel through FY2023, and authorizes the President to transfer precision-guided munitions to the country.

The bill directs the President to report on steps taken to help Israel secure a strategic trade authorization exception.

United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

The bill extends through 2022 arrangements that allow certain defense articles to be transferred to Jordan on an expedited basis. The bill also directs the President to submit a report to Congress assessing the costs and benefits of establishing a fund to support private investment in Jordan.

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019

The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to determine whether the Central Bank of Syria is a primary money-laundering concern and, if so, impose special measures on transactions involving the bank. The bill also imposes sanctions on individuals providing support for the Syrian government.

Combating BDS Act of 2019

The bill allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities using boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel's policies. Such measures shall meet various requirements, including those related to written notice and comment.

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019

HR 31International Affairs • Introduced by Eliot Engel on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-23

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act

HR 221International Affairs • Introduced by Christopher Smith on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-14

United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act

HR 133International Affairs • Introduced by Henry Cuellar on 2019-1-3

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-1-11

FAIR FISH Act

S 3641International Affairs • Introduced by John Thune on 2018-11-15

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-12-18

Georgia Support Act

HR 6219International Affairs • Introduced by Ted Poe on 2018-6-26

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-12-13

United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

HR 2646International Affairs • Introduced by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on 2017-5-24

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-11-29

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United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

(Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) Jordan plays a critical role in responding to the humanitarian needs created by the conflict in Syria; (2) Jordan, the United States, and other partners should continue working together to address such humanitarian crisis and promote regional stability, including through support for refugees in Jordan and internally displaced people along the Jordan-Syria border and the creation of conditions inside Syria that will allow for the secure and voluntary return of displaced people; and (3) the United States and Jordan should negotiate a new Memorandum of Understanding for FY2018-FY2022 to significantly enhance Jordan's military capacity and local economy.

(Sec. 4) The United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015 is amended to extend Jordan's inclusion among the countries eligible for certain streamlined defense sales until December 31, 2022.

(Sec. 5) The President is authorized to establish and operate an enterprise fund to provide assistance to Jordan.

The Board of Directors of the fund shall annually: (1) report to Congress detailing administrative expenses (which are limited to 3% of amounts made available to such fund), and (2) publish each annual report on the Internet.

Any amounts resulting from the fund's liquidation or dissolution shall be returned to the Treasury.

The fund's authority to provide assistance shall terminate on the earlier of: (1) the date that is seven years after the fund's first expenditure, or (2) the date the fund is liquidated.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018

HR 6207International Affairs • Introduced by Christopher Smith on 2018-6-25

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-11-28

United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act

HR 1567International Affairs • Introduced by Henry Cuellar on 2017-3-16

Has summary

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-11-28

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United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act

This bill declares that it shall be U.S. policy to increase U.S.-Mexico academic exchanges at the secondary, post-secondary, and post-graduate levels. The United States and Mexico should seek to contribute to doubling the number of students studying in each other's country within five years.

Priority should be given to strengthening ties between communities and academic institutions in those portions of the United States and Mexico that are within 100 kilometers of the international boundary between those countries.

The President shall develop a plan to implement policies and programs that support cooperation, training, and mentoring of entrepreneurs. Such policies and programs should seek to provide not less than 100 grants of not more than $25,000 each for program participants to better leverage participation by the private sector.

The President shall develop a plan to implement policies and programs that promote U.S.-Mexico energy infrastructure coordination and cooperation through support of vocational-level education, internships, and exchanges between the two countries. Such policies and programs should seek to provide education, internships, and exchanges for at least 1,000 program participants.

The President shall develop a plan to implement a pilot program to develop a pipeline between undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States and medical school programs in Mexico. Such program should be utilized to prepare medical students to become doctors who can pass U.S. medical licensing board exams. The pilot program should seek to increase the number of bilingual medical professionals in a cost-effective manner who can practice in U.S. underserved communities.

Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018

HR 6018International Affairs • Introduced by Michael McCaul on 2018-6-6

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-11-14

Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2018

HR 600International Affairs • Introduced by Edward Royce on 2017-1-23

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-10-5

Vote

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2017 or the Digital GAP Act

(Sec. 4) This bill states that it is U.S. policy to coordinate with foreign governments, international and regional organizations, businesses, and civil society to close the digital gap in developing countries.

(Sec. 5) The President is urged to direct U.S. representatives to international bodies to advocate for: (1) increasing efforts to promote affordable and gender-equitable Internet access and integrating such access data into economic and business assessments, evaluations, and indexes; (2) standardizing inclusion of broadband conduit-fiber optic cables; (3) providing technical assistance to remove investment barriers and strengthen market growth; and (4) protecting human rights online.

(Sec. 6) It is the sense of Congress that: (1) the Department of State should seek to enhance the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance efforts in carrying out the policies and objectives of this bill, including by redesignating an existing Assistant Secretary position in the State Department to be the Assistant Secretary for Cyberspace; and (2) the U.S. Agency for International Development should integrate efforts to expand Internet access and establish guidelines for the protection of personal information of individuals served by humanitarian, disaster, and development programs.

(Sec.8) The Peace Corps Act is amended to express the sense of Congress that the Peace Corps should develop volunteer positions focused on leveraging technology for development, education, and social and economic mobility.

(Sec. 9) The President shall transmit plans to Congress to promote U.S. and U.S.-funded agency partnerships with the private and public sectors to provide Internet access or infrastructure in developing countries.

(Sec. 10) The President shall report to Congress on efforts to implement the policies specified in this bill.

STOP Using Human Shields Act

S 3257International Affairs • Introduced by Ted Cruz on 2018-7-24

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-10-3

Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018

S 3233International Affairs • Introduced by Robert Menéndez on 2018-7-18

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-10-3

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2018

HR 1677International Affairs • Introduced by Eliot Engel on 2017-3-22

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2018-10-3

Vote

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017

This bill declares that it is U.S. policy to use all diplomatic and economic means to compel the government of Bashar al-Assad to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and work toward a democratic government.

The President shall prohibit, or impose conditions on, the opening or maintaining in the United States of a correspondent account or payable-through account by any domestic financial institution or domestic financial agency for or on behalf of the Central Bank of Syria that is of primary money laundering concern.

The bill directs the President to impose specified entry and U.S.-based property sanctions against a foreign person that knowingly: (1) provided significant financial or material support to Syria, the Central Bank of Syria, or to a foreign person subject to specified sanctions; (2) supported Syria's domestic production of natural gas or petroleum; (3) sold or provided civilian aircraft or spare parts or other significant goods or services to a foreign person operating in Syria's shipping, transportation, or telecommunications sectors; or (4) financed money laundering activities.

The President shall impose specified entry and U.S.-based property sanctions against a foreign person that has knowingly provided support to Syria to acquire or develop ballistic missiles, chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, or advanced conventional weapons.

The Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012 is amended to direct the President to impose entry and U.S.-based property sanctions against persons responsible for: (1) committing serious human rights abuses against Syrian citizens or their family members, or (2) transferring to Syria certain military items or goods or technologies that may be used to commit human rights abuses.

The President shall submit and update a list of, and impose entry and U.S.-based property sanctions against, persons responsible for hindering access to humanitarian relief activities in Syria.

The President shall report with respect to whether each of specified Syrian persons, including Bashar al Assad, meets the requirements for inclusion on the list of persons who are responsible for certain human rights abuses against Syrian citizens.

The President may: (1) provide assistance to advance a comprehensive relief and recovery strategy in Syria, and (2) suspend sanctions against Syria under specified conditions.

Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2018

HR 6197International Affairs • Introduced by Daniel Donovan on 2018-6-22

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-17

Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018

HR 5576International Affairs • Introduced by Ted Yoho on 2018-4-18

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2018-9-6

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