(PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT. PUBLIC LAW NO: 111-195. ) Text of Bill: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr2194enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr2194enr.pdf
Summary: Amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by expanding economic sanctions against Iran.
(PASSED CONGRESS: JULY, 2010; SIGNED INTO LAW: 8/10/10; PUBLIC LAW #111-223)
Summary: The “SPEECH Act” is a 2010 federal statutory law in the United States that makes foreign libel judgments unenforceable in U.S. courts, unless either the legislation applied offers at least as much protection as the U.S. First Amendment (concerning free speech), or the defendant would have been found liable even if the case had been heard under U.S. law.
(PASSED IN THE HOUSE ON 5/30/12)
Summary: Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit to the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, a comprehensive strategy for gaining operational control of the international borders of the United States within five years.
(PASSED IN HOUSE & SENATE; SIGNED BY PRESIDENT; PUBLIC LAW #112-158 ON 08/10/12)
Summary: To strengthen Iran sanctions laws for the purpose of compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, and for other purposes.
(PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SIGNED INTO LAW ON 12/28/12. PUBLIC LAW NO: 112-220)
Summary: Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 - States that it shall be U.S. policy to use all elements of national power to counter Iran's growing presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere. Directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a strategy to address Iran's growing presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere.
(ACHIEVED VIA SEPARATE BILL. LISA PIRANEO, DIRECTOR OF GOV’T RELATIONS AND BRIGITTE GABRIEL FORMALLY THANKED VIA LETTER.)
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Summary: Establishes a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United Statesconsulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Summary: Requires the Secretary of State to determine if Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization and: (1) if so, designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization; and (2) if not, report to Congress concerning those criteria which have not been met. Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the imposition of sanctions on certain Iranian government persons responsible for, or complicit in, human rights abuses, diversion of food and medicine, and censorship…(see more at thomas.loc.gov).
(PASSED SENATE-4/7/14; PASSED HOUSE-4/10/14; SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ON 4/18/14. PUBLIC LAW NO. 113-100)
(PROVISIONS OF THIS BILL WERE UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED INTO BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE VERSIONS OF THE TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY – TPA – LEGISLATION. THE TPA WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON JUNE 29, 2015.
REP. ROSKAM PUBLICLY THANKED ACT FOR AMERICA FOR ITS HELP GETTING THIS LANGUAGE PASSED IN A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON JUNE 29, 2015. SEE HERE: https://roskam.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/roskam-anti-bds-provisions-signed-into-law-0
Summary: The bill states that among the principal U.S. trade negotiating objectives for trade agreements with foreign countries regarding commercial partnerships are to: (1) discourage actions by potential trading partners that discourage commercial activity solely between the U.S. and Israel; (2) discourage politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel and to seek the elimination of politically motivated non-tariff barriers on Israel commerce; and (3) seek the elimination of state-sponsored unsanctioned foreign boycotts against Israel or compliance with the Arab League Boycott of Israel.
(PASSED IN THE HOUSE ON 11/16/15)
Summary: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to secure critical infrastructure against electromagnetic threats, and for other purposes.
(PASSED THE HOUSE ON 7/21/15)
Summary: Amends the Passport Act of 1926 to prohibit, with a discretionary exception for emergency or humanitarian reasons, the Secretary of State from issuing a passport or passport card to an individual who is a member of, affiliated with, or is otherwise helping a foreign terrorist organization.
(PASSED IN THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENT 5/17/16)
Summary: Legislation that amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.
Amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.
(INCLUDED IN PASSAGE OF MARCH, 2018 BUDGET BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT)
Summary: Legislation prohibiting certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority: (1) is taking steps to end acts of violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens perpetrated by individuals under its jurisdictional control, such as the March 2016 attack that killed former Army officer Taylor Force; (2) is publicly condemning such acts of violence and is investigating, or cooperating in investigations of, such acts; and; (3) has terminated payments for acts of terrorism against U.S. and Israeli citizens to any individual who has been convicted and imprisoned for such acts, to any individual who died committing such acts, and to family members of such an individual.
(PASSED HOUSE ON 5/16/18)
Summary: This bill amends the federal criminal code to add a new section that imposes criminal penalties on a person who knowingly causes (or attempts to cause) serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer in certain circumstances that affect interstate commerce.