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To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam.

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June 27, 2013 | Full Committee

H.R. 1777, Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

To expand the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program.

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April 4, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To establish the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission.

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June 26, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes.

To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the ability of the United States to advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism worldwide, and for other purposes.

To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.

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July 24, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Expressing condolences and support for assistance to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which made landfall in the Republic of the Philippines on November 8, 2013.

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November 20, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Immediate Establishment of Syrian War Crimes Tribunal Resolution.

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April 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and for other purposes.

To allow Foreign Service and other executive agency employees to designate beneficiaries of their death benefits

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November 20, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

FULL TITLE: To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes.

[Full Text of H.R. 1151]

H.R. 3470, The Naval Vessel Transfer and Arms Export Control Amendments Act of 2013

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November 20, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom.

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April 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 435, Calling on the government of Iran to fulfill their promises of assistance in this case of Robert Levinson, one of the longest held United States civilians in our Nation's history.

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June 26, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To prohibit United States Government recognition of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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November 20, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To establish the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking to review Federal Government policy on human trafficking.

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1992, To amend the requirements relating to assessment of Israel's qualitative military edge over military threats, and for other purposes.

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November 20, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Calling for an end to attacks on Syrian civilians and expanded humanitarian access.

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April 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 588, Concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for adopted Congolese children seeking to depart the country with their adoptive parents.

To authorize the Feed the Future Initiative to reduce global poverty and hunger in developing countries on a sustainable basis, and for other purposes.

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November 20, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters, and for other purposes.

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To amend the Food for Peace Act to reform the food assistance programs under that Act, and for other purposes. 

[Full Text of H.R. 1983]

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H. Res. 402, Supporting the European aspirations of the peoples of the European Union's Eastern Partnership countries, and for other purposes.

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November 20, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To seek international sanctions against the Government of Venezuela with respect to foreign persons responsible for or complicit in ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against citizens of Venezuela, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2283, To prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government, and for other purposes

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to require congressional notification not less than 15 days after a reward is authorized under the Rewards for Justice Program of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.

Calling on the Secretary of State to list the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a "Country of Particular Concern" with respect to religious freedom.

[Full Text of H. Res. 218]

To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti.

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November 20, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014

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April 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 562, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to enhanced relations with the Republic of Moldova and support for Moldova's territorial integrity

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June 26, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To authorize the provision of assistance on an emergency basis for countries affected by or at risk of being affected by the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease to effectively address such outbreak at its source, and for other purposes.

Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

A bill to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States, and for other purposes.

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July 24, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Calling for the release of United States citizen Saeed Abedini and condemning the Government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities.

H.R. 4586, To ensure that the provision of foreign assistance does not contribute to human trafficking and to combat human trafficking by requiring greater transparency in the recruitment of foreign workers outside of the United States.

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To require the Secretary of State to provide an annual report to Congress regarding United States Government efforts to survey and secure the return, protection, and restoration of stolen, confiscated, or otherwise unreturned Christian properties in the Republic of Turkey and in those areas currently occupied by the Turkish military in northern Cyprus.

Reaffirming the peaceful and collaborative resolution of maritime and jurisdictional disputes in the South China Sea and the East China Sea as provided for by universally recognized principles of international law, and reaffirming the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region.

Encouraging reunions of divided Korean American families.

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April 23, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016.

H.R. 938, To strengthen the strategic alliance between the United States and Israel, and for other purposes.

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January 29, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To impose targeted sanctions on individuals responsible for carrying out or ordering human rights abuses against citizens of Venezuela, and for other purposes.

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May 9, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 665, Condemning the murder of Israeli and Palestinian children in Israel and the ongoing and escalating violence in that country

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July 25, 2014 | Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination

H.R. 2140, To promote freedom, human rights, and the rule of law as part of United States-Vietnam relations

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May 14, 2015 | Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

To further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.

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July 24, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 447, Supporting the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine, and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear.

Condemning the abduction of female students by armed militants from the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in northeastern provinces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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May 9, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Con. Res. 107, Denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law

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July 25, 2014 | Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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November 19, 2014 | Subcommitte on the Middle East and North Africa

H. Res.235, Expressing deepest condolences to and solidarity with the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015

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May 21, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To strengthen and clarify the commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan, as codified in the Taiwan Relations Act, and for other purposes.

To establish a comprehensive United States government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty alleviation and drive economic growth, and for other purposes.

To protect children from exploitation, especially sex trafficking in tourism, by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered child-sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child-sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 5041, To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To impose additional human rights and economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.

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May 22, 2013 | Full Committee

To direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes

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May 21, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to promoting energy security of European allies through opening up the Southern Gas Corridor.

Supporting the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democratic change and calling to end the violence.

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February 28, 2014 | Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Urging the Government of Afghanistan, following a successful first round of the presidential election on April 5, 2014, to pursue a transparent, credible, and inclusive run-off presidential election on June 14, 2014, while ensuring the safety of voters, candidates, poll workers, and election observers.

H.R. 3398, To authorize the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to provide assistance to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries, and for other purposes

To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes.

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February 27, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To authorize the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to provide assistance to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries, and for other purposes.

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May 21, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

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August 1, 2013 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation. 

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March 6, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To amend the Trafficking Vicitms Protection Act of 2000 to expand the training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

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May 29, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 281, Expressing concern over persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience, in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned for their religious beliefs, and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups.

Condemning the cowardly attack on innocent men, women, and children in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga

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February 27, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To enhance the missions, objectives, and effectiveness of United States international communications, and for other purposes.

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May 21, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To amend the Diplomatic Security Act to require certain notifications to Congress of Accountability Review Boards of the Department of State, avoid conflicts of interest of the members of such Boards, require actions with respect to reports from such Boards, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4254, To impose sanctions on individuals who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, and for other purposes.

[Full Text of H.R. 4254 as Introduced]

H. Res. 503, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need to bring the South Sudan conflict to a sustainable and lasting end and to promote reconciliation of longstanding and recent grievances to allow for a peaceful society with good governance.

H. Res. 683, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent foreign diplomats from being eligible to receive health insurance premium tax credits and health insurance cost-sharing reductions, and for other purposes.

[Full Text of H.R. 1368, as introduced]

FULL TITLE: Condemning the Government of North Korea for its flagrant and repeated violations of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, for its repeated provocations that threaten international peace and stability, and for its February 12, 2013, test of a nuclear device.

H. Res. 213, Condemning the April 2015 terrorist attack at the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, and reaffirming the United States support for the people and Government of Kenya, and for other purposes

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May 21, 2015 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes. 

H. Res. 418, Urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.

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March 25, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

H. Res. 109, Condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights

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June 19, 2014 | Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Markup

H.R. 2535, To authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system

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July 30, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

Recognizing the long-term partnership and friendship between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, working together towards peace and security in the Middle East.

H. Res. 233, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders

To ensure that the provision of foreign assistance does not contribute to human trafficking and to combat human trafficking by requiring greater transparency in the recruitment of foreign workers.

[Full Text of H.R. 3344 as Introduced]

Affirming the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act

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March 25, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

[Full Text of H. Res. 494 as Introduced]

To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes.

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May 29, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To place conditions on assistance to the Government of Burma

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September 9, 2014 | Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

[Full Text of H.R. 4377]

To authorize the direct provision of defense articles, defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional Government, and for other purposes.

[Full Text of H.R. 1654, as introduced]

FULL TITLE: Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.

H. Res. 279, Urging respect for freedom of expression and human rights in Turkey

[Full text of H. Res. 279, as introduced]

H. Res. 188, Calling upon the Government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay

To support the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for other purposes.

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March 25, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes

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June 26, 2014 | Committee on Foreign Affairs

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To require the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit reports on definitions of placement and recruitment fees for purposes of enabling compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.

FULL TITLE: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should nominate a qualified and independent individual for the position of Inspector General of the Department of State and Broadcasting Board of Governors to be confirmed by the Senate without delay