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. 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; 47 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United Nations until the President certifies to Congress that United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 has been repealed Senator Ted Cruz; 24 cosponsors January 12, 2017 Introduced in Senate  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. 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. 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; 13 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; 250 cosponsors March 23, 2017 Introduced in House
March 23, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services
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; 8 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
H.R. 2856 Combating BDS Act of 2017 Rep. Patrick T. McHenry; 59 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; 15 cosponsors May 25, 2017 Introduced in House
May 25, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the House Financial Services
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. 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; 25 cosponsors August 1, 2017 Introduced in the Senate
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
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; 66 cosponsors February 16, 2017 Introduced in House
February 16, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
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; 29 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