Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

S.274 – A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 8, 2017, 2017 S.274 – A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States. Brief – The provisions of Executive Order 13769 (82 Fed. Reg. 8977; January 27, 2017), entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist […]

H.J.Res.41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.J.Res.41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”. Brief – The bill provides for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title […]

Trump Ex Orders – Foreign Travel Ban

  EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES   EXECUTIVE ORDER   – – – – – – –   Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States […]

Trump Ex Orders Border Security – Border Wall

  Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements   EXECUTIVE ORDER   – – – – – – –   BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 […]

H.R.690 – Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.690 – Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act Brief – Some duties of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office are enhanced by this bill. the Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office shall— “(1) develop and maintain documentation, such as a technology road map and strategy, that— […]

H.R.612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity. The Secretary, in accordance with the agreement entitled […]

H.R.505 – Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.505 – Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017 Brief – The bill amends current law with the aim to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology and Homeland Security. To that end the bill requires that each border security technology acquisition program of the Department […]

H.R. 600 Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R. 600 Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would promote  Internet  access  in  developing  countries  and  update  foreign  policy  toward  the  Internet,  and  for  other  purposes. The  number  of  Internet  users  worldwide  has  more  than  tripled  from  1  billion  to  3.2  billion  since  […]

H.R.423 – To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.423 – To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes. Brief – The bill would “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision […]

HR 601 Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act’’ or the ‘‘READ Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 HR 601  Reinforcing  Education  Accountability  in  Development Act’’ or the ‘‘READ Act Brief – The bill would “enhance  the  transparency  and  accelerate  the  impact  of  assistance  provided  under  the  Foreign  Assistance  Act  of  1961  to  promote  quality  basic education  in  developing  countries,  to  better  enable  such  countries to […]