Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – S 139 would extend for four years the authority of the federal government to conduct surveillance under title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978  and by the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (Public […]

HRES 676 Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purpose

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 HRES 676 Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes. Brief – HRES 676 shows solidarity with the recent citizen uprising in Iran over economic and political reasons. Whereas, on December […]

H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4681 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counter-terrorism screening and vetting operations. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the […]

H.R.4567 – DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4567 – DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 4567 the Secretary of Homeland Security shall brief the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate regarding Department of Homeland Security […]

H.R.4564 – Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4564 – Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4562 requires The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence, to conduct a threat assessment of current foreign terrorist fighter activities. Such assessment shall include a detailed summary […]

H.R.4555 – DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 20

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4555 – DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4455 authorizes the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security. To that end The Secretary is authorized to assign Department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism […]

H.R.3320 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.3320 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes Brief – HR 3320 directs the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the […]

H.R.535 – Taiwan Travel Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.535 – Taiwan Travel Act Brief – HR 535 establishes the Sense of Congress that the United States Government should encourage visits between officials from the United States and Taiwan at all levels. To that end “This bill states that it should be U.S. policy to: (1) allow […]

H.R.1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act Brief – HR 1159 directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to continue to work with the Israel Space Agency in identifying and cooperatively pursuing peaceful space exploration and science initiatives in areas of mutual interest as NASA […]

H.Res.407 – Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.Res.407 – Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world Brief – HRES 407 condemns the persecution of Christians around the world and calls on discriminatory regimes to cease their persecution of Christians and religious minorities. RESOLUTION Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world.   Whereas the […]