Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

H.R.3328 – Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.3328 – Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3328 is to require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba’s airports. That study requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to brief the relevant committees and the Comptroller General of […]

H.R.2408 – Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2408 – Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act Brief – This bill urges the consideration of the educational needs of vulnerable women and girls in designing, implementing, and evaluating U.S. foreign assistance policies and programs. To those ends: The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International […]

H.R.1918 – Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.1918 – Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017  Brief – HR 1918 aims to oppose loans at international financial institutions for the Government of Nicaragua unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent elections, and for other purposes. It is […]

S.1141 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 S.1141 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 Brief –     The purpose of S. 1141 is 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. To that end the bill […]

H.Res.311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.Res.311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia. Brief – RESOLUTION The bill Recognizes that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, […]

H.Res.128 – Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.Res.128 – Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia Brief – The bill ‘Condemns: (1) the killing of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces; (2) the detention of journalists, students, activists and political leaders who exercise their constitutional rights […]

H.R.2061 – North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2061 – North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – This bill reauthorizes 2004 law that was based on “The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 (22 U.S.C. 7801 et seq.), the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–346), and the […]

H.R.601 – Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.601 – Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act Brief – This bill has become the legislative vehicle for providing $7.4 billion for Hurricane Harvey aid including $450 million to the Small Business Administration for grants to small businesses as intended by the House. The Senate then brought up […]

H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act Brief – The bill states its purpose “To provide congressional review and to counter aggression by the Governments of Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea, and for other purposes.” To that end – H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through […]

H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act Brief – The bill states its purpose “To provide congressional review and to counter aggression by the Governments of Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea, and for other purposes.” To that end – Iran. Not later than 180 days […]