Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

H.Res.599 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.Res.599 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes. Brief – H.Res.599 Expresses the urgent need for a political solution in Yemen consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 or as otherwise agreed to […]

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.Res.422 – Urging adherence to the “one country, two systems” policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.Res.422 – Urging adherence to the “one country, two systems” policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong. Brief – H.Res. 422 urges […]

H.R.3329 – Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3329 – Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose additional sanctions with respect to Hizballah, and for other purposes. Prevention of access by Hizballah to international financial and other institutions: The […]

H.R.3342 – Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3342 – Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act Brief – HR 3342 would impose sanctions on foreign persons that are responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use by Hizballah of civilians as human shields, and for other […]

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.3898 – Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3898 – Impeding North Korea’s Access to Finance Act of 2017 Brief – Under the bill not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe regulations to prohibit, or impose strict conditions on, the opening or […]

H.R.2142 – INTERDICT Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.2142 – INTERDICT Act Brief – H.R. 2142 provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the latest chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Specifically, this bill will ensure that CBP has additional portable chemical screening devices available at ports […]

S.504 – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 S.504 – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act Brief – “This bill amends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 to permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business travel card program. (The program, which provides persons who are engaged in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business […]