General

H.Res.35 / S.Res.26 Recognizing the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people

Introduced January 12, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

S.Res.26 / H.Res.35 A resolution recognizing the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives in that earthquake, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people

S.RES.26 – Passed in the Senate January 26, 2011 by Unanimous Consent.

 


H.RES.57
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations and other international governmental organizations shall not be allowed to exercise control over the Internet

Introduced January 26, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

H.RES.77 Expressing the solidarity of the House of Representatives with the families of the victims and those displaced by the heavy rains and widespread flooding in Colombia

Stands with the people of Colombia as they face the devastating consequences from floods.Urges the renewal of the temporary extension of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA).Calls on the President to engage in a relationship with Colombia, a long-standing democratic U.S. ally, that promotes economic growth and reinforces the fight against drug trafficking.

Introduced February 08, 2011 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

H.RES.85 Supporting the democratic aspirations of the Ivoirian people and calling on the United States to apply intense diplomatic pressure and provide humanitarian support in response to the political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire.

Introduced February 10, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

H.RES.88 Expressing solidarity with the people of Egypt in their democratic aspirations as they begin a new chapter in their country’s proud history.

States that the House of Representatives: (1) stands in solidarity with the people of Egypt in their democratic aspirations; (2) condemns the use of violence against unarmed protestors by the Egyptian security services and hired gangs of thugs, urges the release of any peaceful protestors who remain in custody, and calls for an end to the imposition of emergency or martial law; (3) deplores the targeted beatings and arrests of Egyptian and international journalists, as well as human rights and democracy advocates; (4) expresses its gratitude to the Egyptian army for its restraint and for remembering that its mission is to safeguard the Egyptian people; and (5) calls upon the government of Egypt and the political opposition to work together to transition Egypt to a credible democracy and a new era for the Egyptian people.

Introduced February 11, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 


H.RES.101
Expressing support for the Republic of India to gain a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council

Introduced February 17, 2011 and referred to House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

S.CON.RES.9 A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the designation of the year of 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. 

Introduced March 2, 2011 and Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

H.R.921 United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2011 

A bill to prohibit United States assistance to foreign countries that oppose the position of the United States in the United Nations.

Introduced March 3, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

H.R.936 Stop Taxing American Assistance to Afghanistan Act

A bill to prohibit United States assistance for Afghanistan unless the United States and Afghanistan enter into a bilateral agreement which provides that work performed in Afghanistan by United States contractors is exempt from taxation by the Government of Afghanistan.

Introduced March 3, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

S.RES.87 A Resolution Designating the Year of 2012 as the “International Year of Cooperatives”

A bill to designate the year 2012 as the `International Year of Cooperatives’; congratulates cooperatives and members of cooperatives in the United States and around the world on the recognition of the United Nations of 2012 as the `International Year of Cooperatives’; recognizes the vital role cooperatives play in the economic and social well-being of the United States; urges the establishment of a National Committee for the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives to be comprised of representatives from each Federal agency, all cooperative sectors, and key stakeholders; and for other purposes.

Introduced March 3, 2011 and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

H.R.1016 Assessing Progress in Haiti Act

A bill to direct the President to report to Congress regarding the status of post-earthquake humanitarian, reconstruction, and development efforts in Haiti, including efforts to prevent the spread of cholera and treat persons infected with the disease.

Introduced March 10, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.

 

H.R.1146 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2009

A bill to end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

Introduced March 17, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

H.RES.172 Expressing heartfelt condolences and support for assistance to the people of Japan and all those affected in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunamis of March 11, 2011

Introduced March 15, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

WA Co-sponsors: Rep. Jim McDermott (D-07)

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-02)

 

H.RES.177 Expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace

Introduced March 17, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia.

 

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

Introduced March 17, 2011 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia.

 

S.RES.101 A 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 Patty Murray (D-WA)

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

 

H.R.1473/ H.CON.RES.35/ H.CON.RES.36/ H.RES.218/ H.R.1 Department 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.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)

 

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.RES.292 /H.RES.294/S.J.RES.18 Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya, and for other purposes.

Introduced June 02, 2011 and June 03, Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 

H.R.2106 To strengthen sanctions against the Government of Syria, to enhance multilateral commitment to address the Government of Syria’s threatening policies, to establish a program to support a transition to a democratically-elected government in Syria, and for other purposes.

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

H.R.2259 To require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from operations in Libya, and for other purposes.

Introduced June 21, 2011 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.J.RES.67/H.J.RES.68, S.J.RES.20 Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya

Introduced June 21, 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.AMDT.568 to H.R.2219 An amendment to prohibit the use of funds for deploying members of the Armed forces on to the ground of Libya for the purposes of engaging in military operations, unless the purpose of such deployment is limited solely to rescuing members of the United States Armed forces.

Introduced July 07, 2011.On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A063) Agreed to by voice vote.

H.CON.RES.65 Welcoming the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, congratulating the people of South Sudan for freely and peacefully expressing their will through an internationally accepted referendum, and calling on the Governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to peacefully resolve outstanding issues including the final status of Abyei.

Introduced July 14, 2011 and : referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.2639 Global 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.J.RES.74 Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya..

Introduced July 26, 2011 and Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

WA Co-sponsor: Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9]

S.RES.240 A resolution condemning the horrific attacks on government buildings in Oslo, Norway, and a youth camp on Utoya Island, Norway, on July 22, 2011, and for other purposes.

Introduced July 27, 2011 and Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

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

H.R.2829 United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011.

Introduced August 30, 2011 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.CON.RES.75 Expressing the sense of Congress that Libya’s frozen assets be utilized to pay for NATO’s military campaign.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the funds of the regime of Muammar Qaddafi that have been frozen by the United States should be returned to the people of Libya for their benefit, and (2) the President should explore the possibility with the Transitional National Council (TNC) of using some of such funds to reimburse North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries for expenses incurred in Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector .

Introduced on September 08, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.1576 Assessing Progress in Haiti Act.

To measure the progress of relief, recovery, reconstruction, and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and for other purposes .

Introduced September 19, 2011 and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.1585/H.R.2639 Global Democracy Promotion Act.

Declares that foreign nongovernmental organizations: (1) shall not be ineligible for assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 solely on the basis of health or medical services (including counseling and referral services) provided by them with non-U.S. government funds if such services do not violate the laws of the country in which they are being provided and would not violate U.S. federal law if provided in the United States, and (2) shall not be subject to requirements relating to the use of non-U.S. government funds for advocacy and lobbying activities other than those that apply to U.S. nongovernmental organizations receiving such assistance .

Introduced September 20, 2011 and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

WA Co-sponsors: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

H.R.3013 Pakistan Accountability Act.

Prohibits assistance to Pakistan, except for assistance to ensure the security of nuclear weapons.

Introduced September 22, 2011 and Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.3056 Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act of 2011.

To 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]


S.RES.317
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the liberation of Libya from the dictatorship led by Muammar Qaddafi.

Introduced November 08, 2011 and Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.


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

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


H.RES.465
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the recent intervention against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa by United States Armed Forces does not serve the national interest and that the President of the United States should request authorization before sending troops overseas.

Introduced November 14, 2011 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.