Taking Action on the United Nations in 2017-

Bills and Executive Orders



Title of Executive Order Date (2017) Action
Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations January 25 Under review
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; 56 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
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


OTHER

Number Title of Bill Lead & Cosponsors Date Action Adopted
S.3257 STOP Using Human Shields Act Sen. Ted Cruz; 51 cosponsors July 24, 2018 Introduced in the Senate
July 24, 2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2018 Committee on Foreign Relations: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
October 3, 2018 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
October 3, 2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 618.
H.R.6095 Export Administration Anti-Discrimination Act Reps. Bob Goodlatte and Ron Desantis June 13, 2018 Introduced in the House of Representatives
June 13, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
October 19, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
H.R.5924 To provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities (Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018) Rep. Peter Roskam; 48 cosponsors May 23, 2018 Introduced in the House of Representatives
May 23, 2018 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
July 24, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
October 19, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
October 19, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Amendment 435 to H.R. 5515 Amendment to Rules Comm. Print 11570 Offered By Mr. DeSantis of Florida (amending H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019) Rep. Ron DeSantis May 17, 2018 Submitted in the House of Representatives Committee on Rules
S.2497 United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 Senator Marco Rubio & Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; 72 Senate cosponsors, 281 House cosponsors March 5, 2018 Introduced in the Senate
March 5, 2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
July 10, 2018 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 17, 2018 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 519.
July 17, 2018 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
August 1, 2018 S.Amdt.3690 Amendment SA 3690 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
August 1, 2018 Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
August 3, 2018 Received in the House.
August 3, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Science, Space, and Technology.
September 12, 2018 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
September 12, 2018 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
S. 1697 A Bill to condition assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens (Taylor Force Act)(revised version of earlier bill) Senator Lindsey Graham; 32 cosponsors August 1, 2017 Introduced in the Senate Yes
August 1, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
August 3, 2017 Action by Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably
September 6, 2017 Action by Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Reported by Senator Corker with amendments. Without written report
September 6, 2017 Action by Senate: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 211
March 23, 2018 Adopted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law No: 115-141
H.R. 3542 To impose sanctions against Hamas for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes Rep. Joe Wilson; 21 cosponsors July 28, 2017 Introduced in the House of Representatives
July 28, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary
July 28, 2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
February 13, 2018 Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. Considered under suspension of the rules. At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
February 14, 2018 Considered as unfinished business. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection
February 15, 2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
H.R. 2856 Combating BDS Act of 2017 Rep. Patrick T. McHenry; 140 cosponsors June 8, 2017 Introduced in House
June 8, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services
H.R. 2712 Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017 Rep. Brian J. Mast; 31 cosponsors May 25, 2017 Introduced in House
May 25, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the House Financial Services
November 15, 2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
S. 1060 PLO Accountability Act of 2017 Senator Ted Cruz May 4, 2017 Introduced in Senate
May 4, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
H.R. 2390 PLO Accountability Act of 2017 Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; 3 cosponsors May 4, 2017 Introduced in House
May 4, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
May 18, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
S. 474 A Bill to condition assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens (Taylor Force Act) Senator Lindsey Graham; 19 cosponsors February 28, 2017 Introduced in the Senate
February 28, 2017 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
H.R.1164 Taylor Force Act Rep. Doug Lamborn; 169 cosponsors February 16, 2017 Introduced in House
February 16, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
November 15, 2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
December 5, 2017 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. Considered under suspension of the rules. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
December 6, 2017 Received in the Senate.
December 7, 2017 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 278.
H. Res. 109 Deploring the actions of the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court and undertake legal action through the Court against Israel. Rep. Jackie Walorski February 7, 2017 Introduced in House
February 7, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 789 No Bonuses for Terrorists Act. Rep. Ted Budd; 9 cosponsors February 1, 2017 Introduced in House
February 1, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 802 Aid to Allies Act. Rep. Mark Meadows February 1, 2017 Introduced in House
February 1, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
H.R. 257 To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer to Jerusalem the United States Embassy located in Tel Aviv. Rep. Trent Franks; 36 cosponsors January 4, 2017 Introduced in House
January 4, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
February 16, 2017 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa