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 Lead & Co-sponsors Date Action Adopted
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. Sens. Ben Cardin and Rob Portman March 23, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
S. 169 A bill to counter anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes. Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio January 17, 2017 Read twice and 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United Nations until the President certifies to Congress that United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 has been repealed.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; 21 co-sponsors January 12, 2017 Read twice and 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; 72 co-sponsors January 4, 2017 Referred to the 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. Res. 1697 Protecting Israel Against Economic Discrimination Act of 2017 Reps. Peter Roskam, Brad Sherman, Juan Vargas, Lee Zeldin 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 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 co-sponsors 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; 6 co-sponsors 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 co-sponsors 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 & Co-sponsors Date Action Adopted
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") Sens. Lindsey Graham; Roy Blunt; Tom Cotton; Tim Scott; Ted Cruz; Richard Burr; Marco Rubio; John Thune; John Boozman February 28, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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; 8 co-sponsors 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; 22 co-sponsors January 4, 2017 Introduced in House
January 4, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs