Archived Legislation from the 112th Congress, 2010-2011

Selected development-related legislation in the 112th Congress

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H.R.949Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope, and Dignity Restoration Act of 2011

A bill to authorize the President to provide assistance, including through international organizations, national governments, and international and local nongovernmental organizations, to: (1) address the social and health issues that lead to obstetric fistula, and (2) support treatment of obstetric fistula.

Introduced March 8, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights.

H.R. 1109 GENIUS Act

Global Education Nexus in U.S. Act or GENIUS Act – A bill to amend the Department of Education Organization Act to require the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education to: (1) assist the Secretary of Education in administering this Act’s grant program, and (2) develop an international education research repository and make it available to states and local educational agencies (LEAs).

Introduced March 16, 2011 and referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

S.618A bill to promote the strengthening of the private sector in Egypt and Tunisia

Introduced March 17, 2011 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relation Committee.

S.RES.101A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate relating to the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Passed in the Senate March 14, 2011 by Unanimous Consent.

WA Co-sponsors: Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

H.R.1319Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2011

Act Authorizes the President to provide assistance to support the achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health in developing countries.

Introduced April 01, 2011 and Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

WA Co-sponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7]

H.R.1321 North Korea Sanctions and Diplomatic Nonrecognition Act of 2011

To continue diplomatic, economic, and military sanctions against the government of North Korea as a supporter of international terrorism until the President certifies to Congress that North Korea: (1) is no longer engaged in the illegal transfer of missile or nuclear technology, particularly to Iran, Syria, or Burma; (2) is not assisting foreign terrorist organizations, engaged in counterfeiting U.S. currency, or engaged in illicit narcotics traffic; (3) has returned the last remains of Reverend Kim Dong-shik to the United States; (4) has released abducted Japanese nationals and surviving Korean War prisoners of war; and (5) has undertaken specified actions regarding family reunification, penal reforms, refugee access, and religious organization communications.

Introduced April 01, 2011 and referred to House Ways and Means.


H.R.1323/ H.R.1257 )
Protect America from U.S. Military Expenses in Libya Act of 2011

Directs the President, in order to ensure that the cost of military operations in Libya does not increase the federal deficit or reduce the capability of U.S. Armed Forces, to submit to Congress a list of recommendations for specific rescissions of nonsecurity discretionary appropriations for FY2011, for purposes of reappropriation to accounts of the Department of Defense (DOD) to replace amounts obligated for such operations. Requires the aggregate amount of the recommended rescissions to be at least equal to the projected cost of such operations.

Introduced April 01, 2011 and referred to House Armed Services.

H.R.1347Oil Price Reduction Act of 2011

To combat international oil price fixing and to prohibit bilateral assistance and arms exports to any country that is a major net oil exporter, including any country that is a member of OPEC, if the country is engaged in oil price fixing to the detriment of the United States economy.

Introduced April 04, 2011 and referred to House Foreign Affairs.


S.735
Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2011

To reauthorize the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004.

Introduced April 06, 2011 and : Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1410Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2011

To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam. Prohibition on increased nonhumanitarian assistance to the Government of Vietnam. Assistance to support democracy in Vietnam. Refugee resettlement for nationals of Vietnam.

Introduced April 07, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1473Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

Appropriates funds for FY2011 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for: operation and maintenance, including for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, environmental restoration, overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid, former Soviet Union cooperative threat reduction, and the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund; and overseas contingency operations, including regular, reserve, and National Guard personnel, operation and maintenance, the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, the Iraq Security Forces Fund, the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund, procurement, National Guard and Reserve equipment, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund, RDT&E, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

Introduced April 11, 2011 and Became Public Law No: 112-10.

S.CON.RES.12/ S.RES.139 ) A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should take certain actions with respect to the Government of Burma.

Introduced April 12, 2011 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1699 Pakistan Foreign Aid Accountability Act

Prohibits assistance from being provided to Pakistan unless the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that: (1) the government of Pakistan did not have any information regarding Osama bin Laden’s possible whereabouts on or after September 11, 2001; or (2) if the government of Pakistan did have information regarding Osama bin Laden’s possible whereabouts on or after September 11, 2001, it expeditiously communicated such information to the U.S government.

Introduced May 03, 2011 and Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.RES.159/H.RES.240/H.RES.241/H.RES.248 A resolution honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, and for other purposes.

Declares that the death of Osama bin Laden represents a measure of justice and relief for the families and friends of the nearly 3,000 men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
Commends the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and the U.S. intelligence community for: (1) their tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism, and sacrifice in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice; and (2) committing themselves to defeating, disrupting, and dismantling al Qaeda and affiliated organizations around the world that threaten U.S. national security, eliminating a safe haven for terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and bringing terrorists to justice.
Commends the President for ordering the successful operations to locate and eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Introduced May 3, 2011 and Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay. 97 – 0. Record Vote Number: 63.

WA Co-sponsors: Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

 

H.CON.RES.49/S.CON.RES.15Supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, and reaffirming United States leadership and support for efforts to combat malaria as a critical component of the President’s Global Health Initiative.

Introduced May 04, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.RES.180 A resolution expressing support for peaceful demonstrations and universal freedoms in Syria and condemning the human rights violations by the Assad regime.

Introduced May 11, 2011 andreferred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.J.RES.13/S.J.RES.15 A joint resolution declaring that a state of war exists between the Government of Libya and the Government and people of the United States, and making provision to prosecute the same.

Introduced May 23, 2011 and 5/24/2011 read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 67. .

H.AMDT.453 (A035) An amendment numbered 24 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to provide assistance under the Food for Peace Act to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Offered June 15,2011 and Agreed to by voice vote.

 

H.RES.312 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should become an international human rights leader by ratifying and implementing certain core international conventions.

Introduced June 16, 2011 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.RES.328/H.J.RES.68, H.R.2278 Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 68) authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2278) to limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law.

Introduced June 23, 2011 and on 6/24/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R.2639Global Democracy Promotion Act.

To prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Introduced July 25, 2011 and Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

WA Co-sponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7]

Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9]

H.R.2705 Education for All Act of 2011

Introduced July 29, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

WA Co-sponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] Rep McDermott

Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8]

Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9]

H.R.3056To authorize the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative focusing on peace and nonviolence in global conflict resolution, and for other purposes.

Introduced September 23, 2011 and Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

WA Co-sponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7]

 

H.R.3357Child Marriage Violates the Human Rights of Girls Act of 2011.

To protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage, and for other purposes.

Introduced November 03, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs..

WA Co-sponsors: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7]

S.1848United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011

Introduced November 10, 2011 and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.1875United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011

To reauthorize the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Introduced November 15, 2011 and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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