| MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
This bill establishes a policy framework for inter-agency long-term planning and coordination of activities to address state fragility and prevent violence and extremism around the world. It takes steps to ensure that any policies and programs designed under this initiative address the drivers of fragility and incorporate civil society into planning, implementation, and efforts to monitor and evaluate the initiative.
This bill would help provide women, girls, and vulnerable populations with safe and secure access to sanitation facilities in refugee camps.
This bill establishes a U.S. policy of advocating for internet access in the developing world, with roles for State Department, USAID, Peace Corps, and US representatives to international organizations.
This bill requires the Department of State to include in its annual Intercountry Adoption Report information on countries that have enacted significant laws or regulations preventing or prohibiting adoptions to the United States, actions the Department has taken to encourage the resumption of halted or stalled adoption proceedings, and actions the Department has taken that prevented, halted, or prohibited intercountry adoptions to the United States.
This bill establishes the Global Electoral Exchange, an exchange of election authorities (individuals involved in the administration of an election) between the U.S. and other countries to promote best practices in election administration. The bill is premised on the understanding that technically sound electoral practices promote the stability and growth of democracy in societies.
This resolution denounces female genital mutilation as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urges the international community and the U.S. Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.
This bill reauthorizes and makes significant improvements to federal child abuse prevention and treatment programs. The bill increases the capacity of state child protective services agencies to meet the increased demand placed on systems due to the effects of the opioid epidemic. The bill also increases the federal focus on primary prevention services, which evidence has demonstrated to be a cost-effective way to strengthen families, prevent child maltreatment, and produce long-term savings to society.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”