Taking Action on the United Nations in 2017-

Bills and Executive Orders

EXECUTIVE ORDER


Title of Executive Order Date Action
Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations January 25, 2017 Under review


SENATE LEGISLATION


Number Title of Bill (Short Titles as Introduced) Lead & Cosponsors Date Action Adopted
S.3425 A bill to redirect United States funding from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to other entities providing assistance to Palestinians living in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon Senator James Lankford September 6, 2018 Introduced in Senate
S.Res. 291 A resolution affirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old historical, religious, and cultural ties to Jerusalem Senator Ted Cruz; 8 cosponsors October 16, 2017 Introduced in Senate
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
S. 1928 A bill to establish a review of United States multilateral aid Sens. Robert Corker; 7 cosponsors October 5, 2017 Introduced in Senate
October 5, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2017 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
November 28, 2017 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
November 28, 2017 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 267.
S. 1780 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 Senator Lindsey Graham September 7, 2017 Introduced in Senate
September 7, 2017 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 216
S. 720 A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel (Israel Anti-Boycott Act) Sens. Ben Cardin and Rob Portman; 57 cosponsors March 23, 2017 Introduced in Senate
March 23, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
S. 169 A bill to counter anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes (Countering Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Activities at the United Nations Act of 2017) Sens. Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Roger Wicker, James Inhofe January 17, 2017 Introduced in Senate  
January 17, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
S. 107 A bill to prohibit voluntary or assessed contributions to the United Nations until the President certifies to Congress that United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 has been repealed Senator Ted Cruz; 24 cosponsors January 12, 2017 Introduced in Senate  
January 12, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
S. Res. 6 A resolution objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and to all efforts that undermine direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians for a secure and peaceful settlement Senator Marco Rubio; 78 cosponsors January 4, 2017 Introduced in Senate  
January 4, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
      January 12, 2017 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 3  
      January 12, 2017 Reported by Senator Corker with amendments and with a preamble. Without written report  
      January 12, 2017 Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATION


Number Title of Bill (Short Titles as Introduced) Lead & Cosponsors Date Action Adopted
H.R.2839 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020 Rep. Nita Lowey May 20, 2019 Introduced in the House
May 20, 2019 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 54. Action By: House of Representatives.
H.R.2343 To require the Secretary of State to submit annual reports reviewing the educational material used by the Palestinian Authority or UNRWA, and for other purposes Reps. Brad Sherman and Lee Zeldin; 12 cosponsors April 18, 2019 Introduced in the House
April 18, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
H.J.Res.31 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 January 22, 2019 Introduced in the House Yes
January 24, 2019 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 180
January 25, 2019 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
January 30, 2019 Conference committee actions: Conference held.
February 13, 2019 Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
February 13, 2019 Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 116-9 filed.
February 14, 2019 Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 16.
February 14, 2019 Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 300 - 128
February 15, 2019 Presented to President and signed by President. Became Public Law No: 116-6.
February 15, 2019 Presented to President.
H.R.204 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019 (To end membership of the United States in the United Nations) Rep. Mike Rogers; 2 cosponsors January 3, 2019 Introduced in the House
January 3, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R.6034 To require the Secretary of State to submit annual reports reviewing the educational material used by the Palestinian Authority or UNRWA, and for other purposes Rep. David Young; 6 cosponsors June 7, 2018 Introduced in the House
June 7, 2018 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 1625 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Rep. Ed Royce; 40 cosponsors March 20, 2017 Introduced in the House Yes
May 22, 2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
February 12, 2018 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
February 28, 2018 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
March 22, 2018 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 256 - 167
March 23, 2018 Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625 by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 32.
March 23, 2018 Presented to President.
March 23, 2018 Became Public Law No: 115-141.
H.Res.728 Reaffirming United States support for Israel and condemning the United Nations Human Rights Council for certain wasteful and abusive actions Reps. Joe Wilson and Neal P. Dunn February 7, 2018 Introduced in the House
February 7, 2018 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services
H.Res.671 Expressing strong disapproval of the adoption of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/ES-10/L.22, which rejects United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Rep. Doug Lamborn; 31 cosponsors December 21, 2017 Introduced in the House
December 21, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R.4237 United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2017 Reps. Louie Gohmert, Steve King, and Matt Gaetz November 3, 2017 Introduced in the House
November 3, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.Res. 570 Affirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old historical, religious, and cultural ties to Jerusalem. Rep. Matt Gaetz; 22 cosponsors October 12, 2017 Introduced in the House/td>
October 12, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
November 29, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
H.R. 3362 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 Rep. Harold Rogers July 24, 2017 The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 115-253, by Mr. Rogers (KY)
July 24, 2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184
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 Rep. Ted Yoho; 29 cosponsors July 19, 2017 Introduced in House
September 27, 2017 Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Markup, forwarded to House Foreign Affairs Committee
September 28, 2017 House Foreign Affairs Committee markup and passage of the bill
January 9, 2018 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
January 10, 2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
H.R. 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Paul Cook; 28 cosponsors January 4, 2017 Introduced in House Yes
February 13, 2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 1 (Roll no. 86).(text: CR H1109-1110)
March 21, 2017 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent
March 21, 2017 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent
May 3, 2017 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion to agree in the Senate amendments numbered 2 and 3, and agree in Senate amendment numbered 1 with an amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 309 - 118 (Roll no. 249)
May 4, 2017 Presented to President
May 5, 2017 Signed by President
H.R. 2232 Promoting Equality and Accountability at the United Nations Act of 2017 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; 24 cosponsors April 28, 2017 Introduced in House
April 28, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 1697 Israel Anti-Boycott Act of 2017 Reps. Peter Roskam, Brad Sherman, Juan Vargas, Lee Zeldin; 289 cosponsors March 23, 2017 Introduced in House
March 23, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Financial Services
June 28, 2018 Action by House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
June 28, 2018 Action by House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote
June 28, 2018 Action by House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules
H.R. 769 Safeguard Israel Act Reps. Kay Granger and Lee Zeldin; 11 cosponsors January 31, 2017 Introduced in House
January 31, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 263 United States Sovereignty and Commercial Freedom Act Rep. Doug Lamborn; 11 cosponsors January 4, 2017 Introduced in House  
January 4, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 264 United Nations Review and Accounting Act Reps. Doug Lamborn and Trent Frank January 4, 2017 Introduced in House  
      January 4, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs  
H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 Rep. Mike Rogers; 9 cosponsors January 3, 2017 Introduced in House  
      January 3, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs  
H. Res. 11 Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes. Rep. Edward Royce; 134 cosponsors January 3, 2017 Introduced in House Yes
      January 3, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs  
      January 4, 2017 - 5:00pm Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 22 Reported to House. Both measures shall be considered as read, the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit H.R. 26 with or without instructions  
      January 5, 2017 - 2:29pm Rule H. Res. 22 passed House  
      January 5, 2017 - 5:18pm Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. (consideration: CR H146-165)  
      January 5, 2017 - 5:18pm Both measures shall be considered as read, the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit H.R. 26 with or without instructions  
      January 5, 2017 - 5:18pm DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 11  
      January 5, 2017 - 6:40pm The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.  
      January 5, 2017 - 7:04pm On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 342 - 80, 4 Present (Roll no. 11). (text: CR H146-147)  
      January 5, 2017 - 7:04pm Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection