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APN Legislative Round-Up Recess Edition - December 29, 2005

This recess edition of the Round-Up contains a summary of all Israel- and Middle East- related bills and resolutions introduced thus far in the 109th Congress, as well as references to prior editions of the Round-Up which may have covered them in more detail.

1st Session of the 109th Congress Redux

This recess edition of the Round-Up contains a summary of all Israel- and Middle East- related bills and resolutions introduced thus far in the 109th Congress, as well as references to prior editions of the Round-Up which may have covered them in more detail.

Archived copies of past editions of the Round-Up can be found at: http://www.peacenow.org/roundup.asp

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1. House bills (HR)
2. House resolutions (H Res)
3. House concurrent resolutions (H Con Res)
4. Senate bills (S)
5. Senate resolutions (S Res)
6. Senate concurrent resolutions (S Con Res)
7. Senate joint resolutions (S J Res)


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1. HOUSE BILLS
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HR 4648 (LEBANON) Title: To prohibit assistance to Lebanon unless the Government of Lebanon extradites Mohammed Ali Hammadi to the United States. Introduced: 12/22/05 Sponsor: Fossella (R-NY) Co-Sponsors: none

HR 4340 (BAHRAIN) Title: To implement the United States- Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. Sponsor: Blunt (R-MO) Cosponsor: Rangel (D-NY) Status: 12/13/2005 Cleared for White House. Related Bills: H.Res.583, S.2027 Round-Up refs: 12/9/05

HR 4314 (ISRAEL) Title: To extend the applicability of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. Details: LIFT Act provisions added in Committee mark-up to prevent companies from denying life insurance to applicants based on lawful travel, including to Israel. Introduced: 11/14/2005 Sponsor: Baker (R-LA) Co-Sponsors: 9 Status: 12/6/2005 Placed on the House Calendar. Senate version, S. 467, passed into law (does not include LIFT Act). Related measures: S. 467, HR 3639, HR 3504, HR 3927 (108th Congress)

HR 4242 (IRAN) Title: To require the Secretary of State to seek the establishment of a conference where Iranian nationals who oppose the policies of the Government of Iran can discuss the future of the Government of Iran. Introduced: 11/7/2005 Sponsor: Andrews (D-NJ) Co-Sponsors: Kirk (R-IL) Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee Related measures: none Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

HR 4003 (IRAN) Title: To make amendments to the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 related to International Space Station payments. Introduced: 10/6/2005 Sponsor: Paul (R-TX) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee and the Committee on Science's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Related measures: S.1713

HR 3639 (ISRAEL) Title: To establish minimum standards relating to a factor for life insurance eligibility and rates, and for other purposes. Details: To stop insurance companies from using lawful travel (including to Israel) as a pretext for denying life insurance to an applicant. Introduced: 7/29/2005 Sponsor: Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Co-Sponsors: 48 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Related measures: HR 4314, HR 3504, HR 3927 (108th Congress)

HR 3504 (ISRAEL) Title: To prohibit discrimination in the provision of life insurance on the basis of a person's previous lawful travel experiences. Details: To stop insurance companies from using past lawful travel (including to Israel) as a pretext for denying life insurance to an applicant. Introduced: 7/28/2005 Sponsor: Emanuel (D-IL) Co-Sponsors: 17 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Related measures: HR 3639, HR 4314, HR 3927 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 7/29/05

HR 3370 (ARAB BANK) Title: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to take certain actions with regard to the Arab Bank, and for other purposes. Details: "Arab Bank Accountability Act" Introduced: 7/20/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee and Committee on Financial Services Round-Up refs: 7/22/05

HR 3358 (IRAN) Title: To provide for payment of certain claims against the Government of Iran. Details: Perennial bill related to Iran hostage crisis. Introduced: 7/20/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 32 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee and Committee on the Judiciary

HR 3184 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: To ensure that countries that have signed a Small Quantities Protocol also sign, ratify, and implement the Additional Protocol and provide access by IAEA inspectors to their nuclear-related facilities and to direct the United States Permanent Representative to the IAEA to make every effort to rescind and eliminate the Small Quantities Protocol and ensure compliance by all Member States of the IAEA with IAEA obligations and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Details: Findings include focus on Saudi Arabia. Introduced: 6/30/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 10 Status: Reported out of the House International Relations Committee by Unanimous Consent

HR 3100 (ISRAEL/CHINA) Title: To authorize measures to deter arms transfers by foreign countries to the People's Republic of China. Details: Original form includes sanctions that could have impacted Israel. Introduced: 6/29/2005 Sponsor: Hyde (R-IL) Co-Sponsors: 14 Status: 7/14/2005 - Raised under suspension of the rules, failed by a vote of 215-203 (2/3 required to pass); however, adopted in an amended form as part of HR 2601 (with amendment ensuring that Israel should not be adversely impacted). Related measures: HR 2601 Round-Up refs: 7/1/05, 7/22/05

HR 3058 (AL-MANAR/HIZBALLAH) Title: Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes. Details: Senate version included provision to place al-Manar on Specially Designated Global Terrorist list. Provision was not included in final version of the bill. Introduced: 6/24/2005 Sponsor: Knollenberg (R-MI) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Became Public Law No: 109-115 Round-Up refs: 10/28/05

HR 3057 (FOROPS) Title: An act making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes. Details: All regular foreign affairs funding, including economic and/or military aid for Israel, the Palestinians, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and the rest of the region. Also includes extensive provisions (mostly perennial) conditioning and restricting U.S. relations with the Palestinians. Introduced: 6/24/2005 Sponsor: Kolbe (R-AZ) Status: Became Public Law No: 109-102 Round-Up refs: 2/11/05, 5/27/05, 6/17/05, 624/05, 7/1/05, 7/22/05, 9/30/05, 10/28/05, 11/4/05, 11/11/05

HR 2863 (DEFENSE APPROPS) Title: Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes. Introduced: 6/10/2005 Details: Includes extensive funding for joint military projects with Israel. Sponsor: Young (R-FL) Status: 12/21/2005 Cleared for White House Round-Up refs: 10/21/05

HR 2862 (CJS APPROPS) Title: An Act making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and related agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes. Details: Includes various Middle East- related perennial provisions, including perennial Jerusalem provisions. Introduced: 6/10/2005 Sponsor: Wolf (R-VA) Status: Became Public Law No: 109-108 Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

HR 2745 (UN REFORM) Title: To reform the United Nations, and for other purposes. Details: Includes extensive Israel- and Palestinian-related provisions. Introduced: 6/7/2005 Sponsor: Hyde (R-IL) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Passed by the House 6/17/05. Also adopted by the House as part of HR 2601. Related measures: HR 2601, S. 1394, S. 1383 Round-Up refs: 6/10/05, 6/24/05, 7/22/05

HR 2730 (ISRAEL) Title: To establish a grant program to fund eligible joint ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and academic persons, to establish the International Energy Advisory Board, and for other purposes. Introduced: 5/26/2005 Sponsor: Shadegg (R-AZ) Co-Sponsors: 45 Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality Round-Up refs: 5/27/05

HR 2601 (STATE AUTH) Title: To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes. Details: Extensive controversial Middle East-related provisions added in the House International Relations Committee and on the House floor. Introduced: 5/24/2005 Sponsor: Smith (R-NJ) Co-Sponsors: Payne (D-NJ) Status: 7/22/2005 Received in the Senate. Related measures: S. 600, H. Con. Res. 144, HR 3100, S. 1394, HR 2745, S. 1383 Round-Up refs: 6/10/05, 7/22/05

HR 2216 (VARIOUS) Title: To develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet jamming. Details: Bill text refers to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria as countries guilty of preventing free internet access to their people. Introduced: 5/10/2005 Sponsor: Cox (R-CA) Co-Sponsors: 12 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee

HR 2037 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: To halt Saudi support for institutions that fund, train, incite, encourage, or in any other way aid and abet terrorism, and to secure full Saudi cooperation in the investigation of terrorist incidents, and for other purposes. Details: "The Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2005" Introduced: 4/28/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 47 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia Related measures: S. 1171 (108th Congress: HR 3643 and S. 1888) Round-Up refs: 4/29/05

HR 2036 (PALESTINIANS) Title: To make unlawful the establishment or maintenance within the United States of an office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Introduced: 4/28/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia Round-Up refs: 4/8/05, 4/29/05

HR 1815 (DEFENSE AUTH) Title: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. Details: Includes authorization for extensive US-Israel joint military programs. Also, House version included Sec. 212, which would have required sanctions on any entity knowingly transferring arms to China (which, like HR 3100, could have impacted Israel). This provision was not in the Senate version and was subsequently removed from the final bill in conference). Introduced: 4/26/2005 Sponsor: Duncan (R-TN) Co-Sponsors: Skelton (D-MO) Status: 12/21/2005 Cleared for White House Round-Up refs: 5/27/05

HR 1743 (IRAN) Title: To encourage divestiture of current investments in Iran and discourage future investments in Iran and to require disclosure to investors of information relating to such investments. Introduced: 4/20/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations Round-Up refs: 4/22/05

HR 1670 (EGYPT) Title: To prohibit United States military assistance for Egypt and to express the sense of Congress that the amount of military assistance that would have been provided for Egypt for a fiscal year should be provided in the form of economic support fund assistance. Details: "Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act" Introduced: 4/14/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 2 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia Related measures: 108th Congress - HR 3725 and HR 4818 Round-Up refs: 4/15/05

HR 1268 (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPS) Title: An act making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes. Details: Includes: aid for the Palestinians plus new conditions/restrictions on US aid to the Palestinians; indirectly, aid for Israel; aid for Jordan; REAL ID Act. Introduced: 3/11/2005 Sponsor: Lewis (R-CA) Status: Became Public Law No: 109-13 Related Measures: HR 418 Round-Up refs: 2/4/05, 2/11/05, 2/18/05, 3/4/05, 3/11/05, 3/18/05, 4/8/05, 4/15/05, 4/22/05, 4/29/05, 5/6/05, 5/13/05

HR 1230 (VARIOUS) Title: To extend trade benefits to certain tents imported into the United States. Details: Provides for duty free treatment for tents from certain Middle Eastern countries. Stipulates that the President shall, when determining eligibility for duty free status, "consider the country's record on activities that undermine United States national security or foreign policy interests, and support of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Introduced: 3/10/2005 Sponsor: Blunt (R-MO) Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.

HR 1143 (PALESTINIANS) Title: To prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza, unless certain conditions are met. Introduced: 3/8/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 6 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia Related Measures: HR 1823 (108th Congress), HR 8087 (107th Congress) Round-Up refs: 3/4/05, 3/11/05

HR 1141 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: To strengthen sanctions against the Government of Syria, to establish a program to support a transition to a democratically elected government in Syria and the restoration of sovereignty and democratic rule in Lebanon, and for other purposes. Introduced: 3/8/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 40 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology Related measures: Various Syria-related measures in 109th and 108th Congresses Round-Up refs: 3/4/05, 3/11/05

HR 1133 (DEMOCRACY PROMOTION) Title: To advance and strengthen democracy globally through peaceful means and to assist foreign countries to implement democratic forms of government, to strengthen respect for individual freedom, religious freedom, and human rights in foreign countries through increased United States advocacy, to strengthen alliances of democratic countries, to increase funding for programs of nongovernmental organizations, individuals, and private groups that promote democracy, and for other purposes. Introduced: 3/3/2005 Sponsor: Wolf (R-VA) Co-Sponsors: 27 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

HR 1130 (YEMEN) Title: To provide for the cancellation of debts owed to international financial institutions by poor countries, and for other purposes. Details: Includes Yemen. Introduced: 3/3/2005 Sponsor: Waters (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: 78 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology

HR 886 (YEMEN) Title: To extend certain trade preferences to certain least-developed countries, and for other purposes. Details: Includes Yemen. Introduced: 2/17/2005 Sponsor: Kolbe (R-AZ) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade Related measures: S. 191

HR 865 (TERRORISM) Title: To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify that persons may bring private rights of actions against foreign states for certain terrorist acts, and for other purposes. Introduced: 2/16/2005 Sponsor: Saxton (R-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 26 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Related measures: S. 1257

HR 604 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: To halt the issuance of visas to citizens of Saudi Arabia until the President certifies that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not discriminate in the issuance of visas on the basis of religious affiliation or heritage. Introduced: 2/2/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims. Related measures: HR 3934 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

HR 588 (JERUSALEM) Title: To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Introduced: 2/2/2005 Sponsor: Reynolds (R-NY) Co-Sponsors: 42 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia. Related Measures: HR 167 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

HR 509 (EDUCATION OVERSIGHT) Title: To amend and extend title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Details: See HR 3077 (108th Congress) - effort to establish advisory board to oversee content of Middle East studies programs. Introduced: 2/2/2005 Sponsor: Tiberi (R-OH) Co-Sponsors: 13 Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Related measures: S. 1932, S. 1614, HR 3077 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 6/17/05

HR 505 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: To prohibit assistance to Saudi Arabia. Details: Redundant measure (already passed into law in previous Congress). Introduced: 2/1/2005 Sponsor: Weiner (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, and to the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology Related measures: HR 3057 (HR 505 included in HR 3057 via a Weiner floor amendment), HR 4818 (108th Congress, included in ForOps bill via a Weiner amendment), HR 3289 (108th Congress, also included via a Weiner amendment). Round-Up refs: 2/4/05, 7/1/05

HR 418 (PLO) Title: To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence. Details: REAL ID Act of 2005; original version included language stipulating that people associated with the PLO is considered to be engaged in terrorist activity and thus inadmissible to the U.S. (language that already exists in US immigration law); the reference was removed from the final version. Introduced: 1/26/2005 Sponsor: Sensebrenner (R-WI) Co-Sponsors: 140 Status: Incorporated into HR 1268, which became PL 109-13. Related measures: HR 1268 Round-Up refs: 2/4/05, 2/11/05

HR 282 (IRAN) Title: To hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran. Details: "Iran Freedom Support Act" Introduced: 1/6/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 333 Status: Marked up in the House International Relations Committee's Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee, reported out to full committee. Related measures: S. 333. Also in 108th Congress - HR 2466, S. 2681, S. 1082 Round-Up refs: 1/21/05


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2. HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
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H. Res. 618 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning Syria and Lebanon. Introduced: 12/15/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H. Res. 611 (IRAN) Title: Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's outrageous and despicable statements directed toward Israel. Introduced: 12/15/2005 Sponsor: Dent Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: S. Res. 336, S. Res. 337, S. Res. 292, H. Res. 601, H. Res. 523

H. Res. 601 (IRAN) Title: Condemning in strongest terms Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hateful rhetoric directed toward Israel. Introduced: 12/14/2005 Sponsor: Cole Co-Sponsors: 62 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: H. Res. 611. S. Res. 336, S. Res. 292, S. Res. 337, H. Res. 601, H. Res. 523 Round-Up refs: 12/16/05

H. Res. 598 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Condemning actions by the Government of Syria that have hindered the investigation of the assassination of former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri conducted by the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC), expressing support for extending the UNIIIC's investigative mandate, and stating concern about similar assassination attempts apparently aimed at destabilizing Lebanon's security and undermining Lebanon's sovereignty. Introduced: 12/14/2005 Sponsor: Issa (R-CA) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: 12/16/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 404-5 Related measures: S. Res. 63, H. Res. 510, H. Res. 91 Round-Up refs: 12/16/05, 12/20/05

H. Res. 575 (PALESTINIANS) Title: Asserting that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes. Introduced: 11/18/2005 Sponsor: Cantor (R-VA) Co-Sponsors: 163 Status: 12/16/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 397-17, 7 present. Round-Up refs: 12/2/05, 12/16/05, 12/20/05

H. Res. 546 (JORDAN) Title: Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred on November 9, 2005, in Amman, Jordan. Introduced: 11/10/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 41 Status: 11/18/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 409-0. Related measures: S. Res. 309 Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

H. Res. 535 (ISRAEL) Title: Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death. Details: Includes no reference to who killed Rabin (an Israeli opponent of the peace process) or the climate of incitement that was the context for the assassination. Introduced: 11/4/2005 Sponsor: Engel (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 44 Status: 12/6/2005 passed under suspension of the rules, 399 - 0. Related measures: S. Res. 310 Round-Up refs: 12/9/05

H. Res. 523 (IRAN) Title: Condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's threats against Israel. Introduced: 10/28/2005 Sponsor: Hyde (R-IL) Co-Sponsors: 69 Status: 10/28/2005 passed under suspension of the rules, 383-0, 1 present. Related measures: S. Res. 336, S. Res. 337, S. Res. 292, H. Res. 611, H. Res. 601

H. Res. 510 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Supporting the findings of the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission that is investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, condemning the Government of Syria for its apparent involvement in this terrorist attack, and demanding compliance by Syria with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1595. Introduced: 10/25/2005 Sponsor: Wexler (D-FL) Co-Sponsors: 48 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: S. Res. 63, H. Res. 598, H. Res. 91 Round-Up refs: 10/28/05, 11/11/05

H. Res. 448 (ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS) Title: Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes. Introduced: 9/15/2005 Sponsor: Capuano (D-MA) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Round-Up refs: 9/16/05

H. Res. 438 (UN REFORM) Title: Urging member states of the United Nations to stop supporting resolutions that unfairly castigate Israel and to promote within the United Nations a more balanced and constructive approach to resolving conflict in the Middle East. Introduced: 9/14/2005 Sponsor: Rothman (D-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 64 Status: 12/6/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 400-1. Related measures: H. Res. 282, H. Res. 54, S. Res. 240, S. Res. 184 Round-Up refs: 9/16/05, 12/6/05

H. Res. 414 (IRAN) Title: Condemning the imprisonment of Ali Akbar Ganji by the Government of Iran and the continuous violations of the fundamental human rights of the Iranian people by the Government of Iran. Introduced: 7/28/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H. Res. 413 (EGYPT) Title: Expressing the concern of House of Representatives regarding the amount of United States foreign assistance provided to Egypt over the past 25 years without meaningful political reforms by the Government of Egypt, and for other purposes. Introduced: 7/28/2005 Sponsor: Poe (R-TX) Co-Sponsors: 9 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Round-Up refs: 7/29/05

H. Res. 384 (EGYPT) Title: Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on July 23, 2005, and for other purposes. Introduced: 7/26/2005 Sponsor: Issa (R-CA) Co-Sponsors: 28 Status: 7/27/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 428-0. Related measures: S. Res. 210 Round-Up refs: 7/29/05

H. Res. 368 (ISRAEL) Title: Congratulating the State of Israel on the election of Ambassador Dan Gillerman as Vice-President of the 60th United Nations General Assembly. Introduced: 7/19/2005 Sponsor: Schiff (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: 80 Status: 10/27/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 407-0. Round-Up refs: 7/22/05, 10/28/05

H. Res. 348 (LEBANON) Title: Congratulating the people of Lebanon on successfully conducting democratic parliamentary elections in May and June 2005. Introduced: 6/30/2005 Sponsor: Issa (R-CA) Co-Sponsors: 4 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Round-Up refs: 7/1/05

H. Res. 343 (KUWAIT) Title: Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important political rights. Introduced: 6/27/2005 Sponsor: Crowley (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 29 Status: 7/12/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 420-0. Related measures: H. Res. 292 Round-Up refs: 7/1/05

H. Res. 292 (KUWAIT) Title: Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important political rights. Introduced: 5/23/2005 Sponsor: Crowley (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 11 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: H. Res. 343 Round-Up refs: 5/27/05

H. Res. 282 (UN REFORM) Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti- Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Introduced: 5/17/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 32 Status: 6/7/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 409-2. Related measures: H. Res. 438, H. Res. 54, S. Res. 240, S. Res. 184 Round-Up refs: 5/20/05, 6/10/05

H. Res. 279 (ISRAEL) Title: Condemning the recent vote by the British Association of University Teachers to boycott Bar-Ilan University and Haifa University. Introduced: 5/16/2005 Sponsor: Higgins Co-Sponsors: 42 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats. Round-Up refs: 5/20/05

H. Res. 273 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Urging the withdrawal of all Syrian forces from Lebanon, support for free and fair democratic elections in Lebanon, and the development of democratic institutions and safeguards to foster sovereign democratic rule in Lebanon. Introduced: 5/11/2005 Sponsor: McCotter (R-MI) Co-Sponsors: 32 Status: 5/23/05 passed under suspension of the rules by voice vote. Related measures: Round-Up refs: 5/13/05, 5/20/05, 5/27/05

H. Res. 101 (HEZBOLLAH/EU) Title: Urging the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union's wide- ranging list of terrorist organizations. Introduced: 2/15/2005 Sponsor: Saxton (R-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 75 Status: 3/14/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 380-3, 5 present. Related measures: S. Res. 82 Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

H. Res. 91 (LEBANON) Title: Condemning the terrorist bombing attack that occurred on February 14, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and killed and wounded others. Introduced: 2/14/2005 Sponsor: Rahall (D-WV) Co-Sponsors: 28 Status: 2/17/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 409-0. Related measures: S. Res. 63, H. Res. 510, H. Res. 598 Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

H. Res. 77 (ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS) Title: Recognizing the 10th anniversary of the New Transatlantic Agenda, acknowledging the continued importance of the transatlantic partnership between the United States and Europe, and promoting new initiatives to strengthen that partnership. Details: Includes clause stating that a political action plan should include strategies to address "relations with the Arab world, North Korea, and Iran, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Introduced: 2/9/2005 Sponsor: Davis (R-VA) Co-Sponsors: Wexler (D-FL) Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats.

H. Res. 72 (IRAN) Title: Urging the interim Government of Iraq ensure that the charges brought against Saddam Hussein include charges for the crimes his government committed against the people of Iran during the Iran-Iraq war from 1980 to 1988. Introduced: 2/8/2005 Sponsor: Meehan Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia.

H. Res. 56 (PALESTINIANS) Title: Commending the Palestinian people for conducting a free and fair presidential election on January 9, 2005, and for other purposes. Introduced: 2/1/2005 Sponsor: Blunt (R-MO) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: 2/2/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 415-1. Related measures: S. Res. 27 Round-Up refs: 2/4/05, 2/11/05

H. Res. 54 (UN REFORM) Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes. Introduced: 1/26/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 32 Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Relations. Related measures: H. Res. 438, H. Res. 282, S. Res. 240, S. Res. 184 Round-Up refs: 1/28/05

H. Res. 38 (ISRAEL/OECD) Title: Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Introduced: 1/6/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 41 Status: 11/18/05 passed under suspension of the rules, 391-0. Round-Up refs: 1/21/05, 9/16/05, 11/11/05

H. Res. 37 (VARIOUS) Title: Commending the people and the Governments of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the State of Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen for their political and economic liberalization efforts and expressing hope that progress will continue and that the efforts of these countries will serve as a model for other Arab countries. Introduced: 1/6/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 25 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia Round-Up refs: 1/21/05


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H. Con. Res. 296 (HONOR KILLINGS) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress that there is no honor in "honor killings". Introduced: 11/10/2005 Sponsor: Nadler (D-NY) Co-Sponsors: 66 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: H. CON. RES. 300 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

H. Con. Res. 284 (EGYPT) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the 2005 presidential and parliamentary elections in Egypt. Introduced: 10/27/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 27 Status: Amended behind the scenes after the House International Relations Committee mark-up and vote; new text brought to a vote under suspension of the rules on 12/19/05, 4:19am; passed 388-22. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 279 Round-Up refs: 12/16/05, 12/20/05

H. Con. Res. 279 (EGYPT) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the 2005 presidential and parliamentary elections in Egypt. Introduced: 10/26/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 284 Round-Up refs: 10/28/05

H. Con. Res. 275 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the education curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Introduced: 10/26/2005 Sponsor: Davis (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 48 Status: Brought to a vote under suspension of the rules on 12/19/05, 6:12am; passed 351-1. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 242 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 10/28/05, 12/20/05

H. Con. Res. 177 (IRAN) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress that the crisis regarding the Iranian nuclear program should be primarily resolved through diplomatic means. Introduced: 6/14/2005 Sponsor: Kirk (R-IL) Co-Sponsors: 18 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H. Con. Res. 162 (IRAN) Title: Expressing the sense of Congress that the ongoing nuclear efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran constitute a threat to the national security of the United States and to international peace and security. Introduced: 5/19/2005 Sponsor: Saxton (R-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 28 Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. Round-Up refs: 5/20/05

H. Con. Res. 149 (ISRAEL) Title: Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel. Introduced: 5/11/2005 Sponsor: Wilson (R-SC) Co-Sponsors: 78 Status: Passed under suspension of the rules 5/23/05, 397-0. Related measures: S. Res. 151 Round-Up refs: 5/13/05, 5/20/05, 5/27/05

H. Con. Res. 144 (PALESTINIANS) Title: Condemning attacks on United States citizens by Palestinian terrorists, and for other purposes. Introduced: 5/4/2005 Sponsor: King (R-IA) Co-Sponsors: 72 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Related measures: Incorporated into HR 2601 as floor amendment. Round-Up refs: 4/29/05, 5/6/05, 7/22/05

H. Con. Res. 133 (IRAN) Title: Stating the policy of the Congress concerning actions to support the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on the occasion of the Seventh NPT Review Conference. Details: Two "whereas" clauses focused on Iran. Introduced: 4/14/2005 Sponsor: Spratt (R-SC) Co-Sponsors: 42 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee. Related measures: S. Con. Res. 36

H. Con. Res. 101 (SYRIA) Title: Calling upon the President to order an immediate moratorium on the rendition of persons to Syria and all countries that routinely use torture as reported by the Department of State's 2004 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, and for other purposes. Introduced: 3/16/2005 Sponsor: McCollum (D-MN) Co-Sponsors: Blumenauer (D-OR) Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Round-Up refs: 3/18/05

H. Con. Res. 82 (EGYPT) Title: Expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the arrest of Ayman Nour, the leader of the al-Ghad party, by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the support of Congress for continued progress toward democracy in Egypt. Introduced: 3/3/2005 Sponsor: Schiff (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: 14 Status: Marked up in the House International Relations Committee. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 78 Round-Up refs: 3/4/05

H. Con. Res. 78 (EGYPT) Title: Expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the arrest of Ayman Nour, the leader of the Al Ghad party, by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the support of Congress for continued progress toward democracy in Egypt. Introduced: 2/17/2005 Sponsor: Schiff (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: Referred to the House International Relations Committee's Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 82 Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

H. Con. Res. 32 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the occupation of the Lebanese Republic by the Syrian Arab Republic. Introduced: 1/26/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 33 Status: Passed under suspension of the rules 3/17/05, 419-1. Round-Up refs: 1/28/05, 3/18/05

H. Con. Res. 18 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: Expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the continuing gross violations of human rights and civil liberties of the Syrian and Lebanese people by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic. Introduced: 1/6/2005 Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Co-Sponsors: 36 Status: Passed under suspension of the rules 3/17/05, 402-3. Round-Up refs: 1/21/05, 3/18/05


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S. 2027 (BAHRAIN) Title: A bill to implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. Introduced: 11/16/2005 Sponsor: Grassley (R-IA) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: 12/8/2005 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Related measures: HR 4340

S. 1976 (IRAN) Title: A bill to make amendments to the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000. Introduced: 11/8/2005 Sponsor: Feingold (D-WI) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

S. 1932 (ACADEMIC OVERSIGHT) Title: An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006 (H. Con. Res. 95). Details: Original text included Sec. 632, relating to oversight of Title VI programs (identical to provisions in S. 1614). Not included in final version. Introduced: 10/27/2005 Sponsor: Gregg (R-NH) Status: 12/19/05 House passes conference report, 212-206. Related measures: S. 1614

S. 1886 (EGYPT) Title: A bill to authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients. Details: Among other things, authorizes the President to transfer, among other things, two OSPREY class minehunter coastal ships to Egypt. Introduced: 10/18/2005 Sponsor: Lugar (R-IN) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Became Public Law No: 109-134 Round-Up refs: 10/21/05

S. 1862 (ISRAEL) Title: A bill to establish a joint energy cooperation program within the Department of Energy to fund eligible ventures between United States and Israeli businesses and academic persons in the national interest, and for other purposes. Introduced: 10/7/2005 Sponsor: Smith (R-OR) Co-Sponsors: 3 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations Round-Up refs: 10/21/05

S. 1737 (IRAN) Title: A bill to prohibit entities that provide nuclear fuel assemblies to Iran from providing such assemblies to the United States, and for other purposes. Introduced: 9/20/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

S. 1713 (IRAN, SYRIA) Title: An Act to make amendments to the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 related to International Space Station payments, and for other purposes. Details: The House amended S. 1713 to extend provisions to Syria. House amendments included in final bill. Introduced: 9/15/2005 Sponsor: Lugar (R-IN) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Became Public Law No: 109-112 Round-Up refs: 10/28/05, 11/11/05

S. 1614 (ACADEMIC OVERSIGHT) Title: A bill to extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. Details: Includes section 632, relating to oversight and independence of Title VI programs. Introduced: 9/6/2005 Sponsor: Enzi (R-WY) Co-Sponsors: Kennedy (D-MA) Status: 11/17/2005 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Related measures: S. 1932

S. 1394 (UN REFORM) Title: A bill to reform the United Nations, and for other purposes. Introduced: 7/13/2005 Sponsor: Smith (R-OR) Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: 7/14/2005 placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Related measures: HR 2745, HR 2601, S. 1383

S. 1383 (UN REFORM) Title: A bill to seek urgent and essential institutional reform at the United Nations. Details: Includes Sense of Congress calling for US to press for permanent membership for Israel in WEOG and to ensure that UNRWA does not hire terrorists. Introduced: 7/12/2005 Sponsor: Coleman (R-MN) Co-Sponsors: 4 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations Related measures: S. 1394, HR 2745, HR 2601

S. 1257 (TERRORISM) Title: A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify that persons may bring private rights of actions against foreign states for certain terrorist acts, and for other purposes. Introduced: 6/16/2005 Sponsor: Specter (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: Lautenberg (D-NJ) Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary Related measures: HR 865

S. 1171 (SAUDI ARABIA) Title: A bill to halt Saudi support for institutions that fund, train, incite, encourage, or in any other way aid and abet terrorism, and to secure full Saudi cooperation in the investigation of terrorist incidents, and for other purposes. Details: Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2005 Introduced: 6/6/2005 Sponsor: Specter (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 12 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: HR 2037 (108th Congress: HR 3643 and S. 1888) Round-Up refs: 6/10/05

S. 1043 (DEFENSE AUTH) Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. Details: Includes extensive funding for joint military projects with Israel. Introduced: 5/17/2005 Sponsor: Warner (R-VA) Status: 12/6/2005 held at the desk Related measures: HR 1815, S. 1042

S. 1042 (DEFENSE AUTH) Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. Details: Includes extensive funding for joint military projects with Israel. Introduced: 5/17/2005 Sponsor: Warner (R-VA) Status: On 11/15/2005, the Senate substituted the language of S. 1042, as amended, in HR. 1815. Related measures: HR 1815, S. 1043

S. 600 (STATE AUTH) Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for the Department of State and international broadcasting activities for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for foreign assistance programs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes. Introduced: 3/10/2005 Sponsor: Lugar (R-IN) Status: 4/26/2005 Senate floor actions. Status: Returned to the Calendar. Related measures: HR 2601 Round-Up refs: 3/4/05, 4/8/05

S. 516 (DEMOCRACY PROMOTION) Title: A bill to advance and strengthen democracy globally through peaceful means and to assist foreign countries to implement democratic forms of government, to strengthen respect for individual freedom, religious freedom, and human rights in foreign countries through increased United States advocacy, to strengthen alliances of democratic countries, to increase funding for programs of nongovernmental organizations, individuals, and private groups that promote democracy, and for other purposes. Introduced: 3/3/2005 Sponsor: McCain (R-AZ) Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: HR 1133

S. 467 (ISRAEL) Title: A bill to extend the applicability of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. Details: House version included LIFT Act provisions; not in Senate version. Introduced: 2/18/2005 Sponsor: Dodd (D-CT) Co-Sponsors: 33 Status: Became Public Law No: 109-144 Related measures: HR 4314

S. 333 (IRAN) Title: A bill to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran. Introduced: 2/9/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 42 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: HR 282 Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

S. 299 (IRAN) Title: A bill to make information regarding certain investments in the energy sector in Iran available to the public, and for other purposes. Introduced: 2/7/2005 Sponsor: Wyden (D-OR) Co-Sponsors: none Status: Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

S. 191 (YEMEN) Title: A bill to extend certain trade preferences to certain least-developed countries, and for other purposes. Details: Includes Yemen. Introduced: 1/26/2005 Sponsor: Smith (R-OR) Co-Sponsors: 10 Status: Referred to the Committee on Finance Related measures: HR 886

S. 12 (TERRORISM) Title: A bill to combat international terrorism, and for other purposes. Introduced: 1/24/2005 Sponsor: Biden (D-DE) Co-Sponsors: 12 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Round-Up refs: 2/18/05


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S. Res. 337 (IRAN) Title: A resolution to condemn the harmful, destructive, and anti-Semitic statements of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, and to demand an apology for those statements of hate and animosity towards all Jewish people of the world. Details: S. Res. 336, with controversial provisions removed. Introduced: 12/16/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 22 Status: 12/16/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: S. Res. 336, S. Res. 292, H. Res. 611, H. Res. 601, H. Res. 523 Round-Up refs: 12/20/05

S. Res. 336 (IRAN) Title: A resolution to condemn the harmful, destructive, and anti-Semitic statements of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, and to demand an apology for those statements of hate and animosity towards all Jewish people of the world. Introduced: 12/16/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA Co-Sponsors: 21 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: S. Res. 337, S. Res. 292, H. Res. 611, H. Res. 601, H. Res. 523 Round-Up refs: 12/20/05

S. Res. 310 (ISRAEL) Title: A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death. Details: Includes no reference to who killed Rabin (an Israeli opponent of the peace process) or the climate of incitement that was the context for the assassination. Introduced: 11/10/2005 Sponsor: Lautenberg (D-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: 11/10/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 535 Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

S. Res. 309 (JORDAN) Title: A resolution expressing sympathy for the people of Jordan in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Amman on November 9, 2005. Introduced: 11/10/2005 Sponsor: Frist (R-TN) Co-Sponsors: 5 Status: 11/10/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 546 Round-Up refs: 11/11/05

S. Res. 292 (IRAN) Title: A resolution calling on the President to condemn the anti-Israel sentiments expressed by the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on October 26, 2005. Introduced: 10/27/2005 Sponsor: Lautenberg (D-NJ) Co-Sponsors: 15 Status: 10/27/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: S. Res. 336, S. Res. 337, H. Res. 611, H. Res. 601, H. Res. 523 Round-Up refs: 10/28/05

S. Res. 240 (UN REFORM) Title: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding manifestations of anti- Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Introduced: 9/15/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 17 Status: 9/15/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: S. Res. 184, H. Res. 438, H. Res. 282, H. Res. 54 Round-Up refs: 5/13/05, 9/16/05

S. Res. 210 (EGYPT) Title: A resolution expressing sympathy for the people of Egypt in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on July 23, 2005. Introduced: 7/25/2005 Sponsor: Frist (R-TN) Co-Sponsors: 1 Status: 7/25/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 384 Round-Up refs: 7/29/05

S. Res. 184 (UN REFORM) Title: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding manifestations of anti- Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Introduced: 6/29/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 16 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: S. Res. 240, H. Res. 438, H. Res. 282, H. Res. 54 Round-Up refs: 5/13/05, 7/1/05

S. Res. 151 (ISRAEL) Title: A resolution recognizing the 57th Anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel. Introduced: 5/19/2005 Sponsor: Frist (R-TN) Co-Sponsors: 6 Status: 5/19/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 149 Round-Up refs: 5/20/05

S. Res. 82 (HEZBOLLAH/EU) Title: A resolution urging the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union's wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations. Introduced: 3/15/2005 Sponsor: Allen (R-VA) Co-Sponsors: 15 Status: 4/29/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 101 Round-Up refs: 3/18/05, 4/29/05

S. Res. 77 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: A resolution condemning all acts of terrorism in Lebanon and calling for the removal of Syrian troops from Lebanon and supporting the people of Lebanon in their quest for a truly democratic form of government. Introduced: 3/9/2005 Sponsor: Santorum (R-PA) Co-Sponsors: 6 Status: 3/9/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Round-Up refs: 3/11/05

S. Res. 63 (SYRIA/LEBANON) Title: A resolution calling for an investigation into the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and urging steps to pressure the Government of Syria to withdraw from Lebanon. Introduced: 2/17/2005 Sponsor: Biden (D-DE) Co-Sponsors: 10 Status: 2/17/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 91, H. Res. 510, H. Res. 598 Round-Up refs: 2/18/05

S. Res. 27 (PALESTINIANS) Title: A resolution commending the results of the January 9, 2005, Palestinian Presidential Elections. Introduced: 2/1/2005 Sponsor: Frist (R-TN) Co-Sponsors: 8 Status: 2/1/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. Related measures: H. Res. 56 Round-Up refs: 2/4/05


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S. Con. Res. 36 (IRAN) Title: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress concerning actions to support the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on the occasion of the Seventh NPT Review Conference Introduced: 5/23/2005 Sponsor: Feinstein (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: 7 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related measures: H. Con. Res. 129, H. Con. Res. 133 Round-Up refs:


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S. J. Res. 14 (JERUSALEM) Title: A joint resolution providing for the recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel before the United States recognizes a Palestinian state, and for other purposes. Introduced: 4/19/2005 Sponsor: Brownback (R-KS) Co-Sponsors: 4 Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Related Measures: HR 588, HR 167 (108th Congress) Round-Up refs: 4/22/05

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