|TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Suspensions (6 bills):
This bill amends the Passport Act of 1920 to allow the Secretary of State to waive passport fees for certain American first responders making trips abroad in a natural disaster response effort.
This bill requires the Secretary of State, with other agencies as appropriate, to develop a strategy to enhance and broaden U.S. partnership with Southeast Asian countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on issues including economic growth, security cooperation, energy and climate change and human rights.
This measure directs the State Department to continue assistance to civil society organizations in Burma that work to secure the release of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Burma and calls for the immediate release of all such prisoners.
This bill prohibits expansion of American military assistance to Burma until reforms take place; requires reporting on crimes against humanity, including war crimes and genocide; imposes trade, visa and financial restrictions on those responsible for these crimes; supports investigations to support the eventual prosecution of war criminals; and promotes reforms to limit the Burmese military’s stranglehold on Burma’s natural resources.
This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance and vitality of the United States alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and our trilateral cooperation in the pursuit of shared interests.
This resolution affirms the importance of U.S. leadership in responding to displacement crises around the world. The resolution further calls on the Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to continue supporting funding for refugee protection, to work with the international community to find solutions to existing conflicts and promote peace, and to meet robust refugee admissions goals.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.