Category Archives: National Security

HR2810 Defense Authorization (Conference Report)

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 HR2810 Defense Authorization (Conference Report) Brief – The Conference Report would authorize funding for the Department of Defense and other related agencies, programs, and operations for Fiscal Year 2018. It authorizes approximately $634.2 billion in base budget authority ($605.5 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD), $20.6 billion […]

H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3279 is to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that the extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas. […]

H.R.425 – FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.425 – FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 425 authorizes the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. The Secretary of State shall refuse to issue a passport to any individual whom the Secretary has determined— “(A) is a member […]

H.Res.359 – Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.Res.359 – Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members. Brief – The bill Expresses appreciation to the European Union (EU) for the progress made in countering Hizballah since the EU designated Hizballah’s military […]

H.R.1698 – Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.1698 – Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act Brief – “This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. “The President shall report to Congress regarding the foreign and domestic supply chain in Iran that […]

H.R.3551 – C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3551 – C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – ‘H.R. 3551 reauthorizes the original Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program to reflect current industry practices and threats to the global supply chain. This bill increases security partnerships with private industry by mandating that U.S. Customs and Border […]

H.R.3669 – Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3669 – Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017 Brief – ‘The purpose of H.R. 3669 is to improve and streamline security procedures related to general aviation and commercial charter air carrier utilizing risk-based security standards. ‘This legislation requires the Administrator of the […]

H.R.3328 – Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3328 – Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3328 is to require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba’s airports. That study requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to brief the relevant committees and the Comptroller General of […]

H.Res.311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.Res.311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia. Brief – RESOLUTION The bill Recognizes that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, […]