Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

H.Res.129 – Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.Res.129 – Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States. Brief – HRS 129 seeks intensification of efforts to investigate, recover, identify, and account […]

H.R.3542 – Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.3542 – Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act Brief – HR 3542 would make it US policy to condemn the use of humans as shields in carrying out and act of terror. Such behavior is considered a violation of human rights. The bill also would require action against those […]

H.R.3851 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.3851 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act Brief – HR 3851 amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes. “”Under current law, whether the department has the […]

H.R.2646 – United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.2646 – United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act Brief – HR 2646 “amends the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015 to extend Jordan’s inclusion among the countries eligible for certain streamlined defense sales until December 31, 2022.” – crs The President is authorized to establish and operate […]

H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1997 urges the Department of State to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity to increase security protection on government computers. In particular the bill targets systems that defend Ukraine’s critical infrastructure; provide support to reduce reliance on Russian […]

H.R.4318 – Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.4318 – Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017  Brief – HR 4318 amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty. The products affected by this bill include: Frozen, boiled glutinous corn. other than sweet corn) Mustard Seed Oil Cocoa Powder […]

H.R.3445 – AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.3445 – AGOA and MCA Modernization Act Brief – “HR 3445 directs the President to establish a website for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Also under the bill “The Department of State is urged to promote the use by […]

H.R.3326 – World Bank Accountability Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.3326 – World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 3326 would authorize the appropriation of almost $3.3 billion for the United States’ share of the eighteenth general replenishment of the resources of the International Development Association (IDA; a part of the World Bank). That replenishment agreement […]

H.R.1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1660 directs the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency. The […]