Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

H.Res.351 – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.Res.351 – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya Brief – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya.   Whereas, on April 1, 2017, the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that authorities in Chechnya, a republic of the Russian Federation, had abducted, detained, and tortured over 100 men […]

H.R.2484 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2484 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. It shall be the policy of the United States […]

S.J.Res.42 – A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 16, 2017 S.J.Res.42 – A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles Brief – The resolution of disapproval would impact part of the arms deal Trump made with the Saudis during his recent visit […]

S.722 – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 S.722 – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill defines and increases sanction on Iran related to its ballistic missile program and human rights behavior. Amended, the bill also brings further sanction on Russia and reaffirms the US committeemen to NATO Article 5 that […]

H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017…

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. Brief – CBO explains he resolution “Expresses the sense […]

H.Res.355 – Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017…

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 H.Res.355 – Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks. Brief – RESOLUTION Condemning in the strongest terms […]

H.R.390 – Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 9, 2017 H.R.390 – Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “…provide for emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, to provide accountability for perpetrators of these crimes…” Under the bill ‘The […]

H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.Res.354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. Brief – RESOLUTION Condemning  the  violence  against  peaceful  protesters  […]

H.R.1625 – TARGET Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.1625 – TARGET Act Brief – The bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State. Congress finds that trafficking in […]

Syria

Syria Background Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French administered the area as Syria until granting it independence in 1946. The new country lacked political stability and experienced a series of military coups. Syria united with Egypt in February 1958 […]