|Tuesday, January 28, 2020|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
H.Res. 811– Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3621 – Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 (Rep. Pressley – Financial Services), Rep. Khanna House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 – No War Against Iran Act (Foreign Affairs), and Rep. Lee (CA) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 – To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Foreign Affairs)
Suspensions (4 bills):
This bill seeks to leverage the resources developed in the U.S. to explore public private partnerships in the fight against childhood cancer around the world. It directs the Secretary of State to coordinate these activities across the executive branch, and to submit a report to assess current efforts and future opportunities to address this deadly scourge.
This resolution expresses the support of the House of Representatives for the right of the Iranian people to free expression and condemns the Iranian regime for its crackdown on the recent legitimate, peaceful protests in Iran. It also condemns the regime’s serious human rights abuses, corruption, and destabilizing activities and urges the President and the Secretary of State to ensure that violations of human rights are part of all diplomatic discussion regarding Iran.
This bill would establish as U.S. policy that the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is a religious matter that should be decided solely by Tibetan Buddhists; specify that Chinese officials who interfere in the Dalai Lama’s succession process will be subject to Global Magnitsky sanctions; mandate that China cannot establish any new consulates in the U.S. until a U.S. consulate is established in Tibet; and authorize State Department programs for Tibetan cultural and environmental conservation.
This bill highlights the barriers that keep adolescent girls from staying in school, and requires the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support activities to help address these challenges, thus helping to ensure a better future for these girls and their communities.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.”