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Titles (11)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019
  • Combating BDS Act of 2019
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019
  • United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019
  • Combating BDS Act of 2019
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019
  • United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
02/05/2019Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 23. Record Vote Number: 16.
01/03/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (60)

Date Chamber
02/06/2019-3:27pmHouseHeld at the desk.
02/06/2019-12:18pmHouseReceived in the House.
02/06/2019SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/05/2019SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 23. Record Vote Number: 16.
02/05/2019SenateS.Amdt.97 Amendment SA 97 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/05/2019SenateS.Amdt.98 Amendment SA 98 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/05/2019SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S843, S846-857; text: CR S852-857)
02/05/2019SenateS.Amdt.98 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S851)
02/05/2019SenateS.Amdt.97 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S852)
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.98 Amendment SA 98 proposed by Senator Menendez for Senator Risch to Amendment SA 97. (consideration: CR S830; text: CR S830) To provide for a classified annex to be submitted with the report on the cooperation of the United States and Israel with respect to countering unmanned aerial systems.
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.97 Amendment SA 97 proposed by Senator Risch. (consideration: CR S830; text: CR S830) To clarify the deadline for the reporting requirement relating to the establishment of a Jordan Enterprise Fund.
02/04/2019SenateCloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 72 - 24. Record Vote Number: 15. (CR S829)
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Amendment SA 65, as amended, agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70 - 26. Record Vote Number: 14.
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.96 Amendment SA 96 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.96 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S820-829)
02/04/2019SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S819-822, S826-830, S839)
02/04/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S820-829)
01/31/2019SenateS.Amdt.96 Amendment SA 96 proposed by Senator Menendez to Amendment SA 65. (consideration: CR S789; text: CR S789) To clarify that the amendment shall not be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization of the use of military force.
01/31/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Cloture on amendment SA 65 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 23. Record Vote Number: 13.
01/31/2019SenateCloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S776)
01/31/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S776)
01/31/2019SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S776-777)
01/30/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S756)
01/30/2019SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S755-763)
01/29/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Cloture motion on amendment SA 65 presented in Senate. (CR S736)
01/29/2019SenateS.Amdt.65 Amendment SA 65 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S732-733; text: CR S732-733) To express the sense of the Senate that the United States faces continuing threats from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan and that the precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from either country could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.
01/29/2019SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S725-736)
01/29/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 76 - 22. Record Vote Number: 12.
01/29/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S725)
01/28/2019SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 3) rendered moot in Senate.
01/28/2019SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed rendered moot in Senate.
01/28/2019SenateUpon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 - 19. Record Vote Number: 11. (CR S693)
01/28/2019SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
01/28/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
01/28/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S688)
01/25/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S667)
01/24/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S549)
01/24/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
01/24/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S541)
01/23/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S483)
01/22/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S326)
01/19/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S307)
01/18/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S299)
01/15/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S187)
01/14/2019SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the third cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 3) entered in Senate.
01/14/2019SenateThird cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 43. Record Vote Number: 3. (CR S174)
01/14/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S166)
01/11/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S149-159)
01/10/2019SenateThird cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S148)
01/10/2019SenateSecond cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 43. Record Vote Number: 2. (CR S128)
01/10/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S115)
01/09/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S79)
01/08/2019SenateSecond cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S48)
01/08/2019SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) entered in Senate.
01/08/2019SenateCloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number: 1. (CR S48)
01/08/2019SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S38)
01/04/2019SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S31)
01/04/2019SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S31)
01/04/2019SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.
01/03/2019SenateIntroduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

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Subjects (54)


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed Senate (02/05/2019)

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

This bill authorizes assistance and weapons transfers to Israel, extends defense cooperation with Jordan, establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, and allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019

The bill reauthorizes through FY2028 Foreign Military Financing to Israel. It extends loan guarantees to Israel through FY2023 and authorizes the President to transfer precision-guided munitions to the country.

The bill directs the President to report on steps taken to help Israel secure a strategic trade authorization exception.

The bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to continue working with the Israel Space Agency to pursue peaceful space exploration, and authorizes the Department of State to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Israel to coordinate assistance efforts for developing nations.

The President is authorized to enter into a cooperative project agreement with Israel to develop technology to counter unmanned aerial vehicles.

United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act

The bill extends through 2022 arrangements that allow certain defense articles to be transferred to Jordan on an expedited basis. The bill also directs the President to submit a report to Congress assessing the costs and benefits of establishing a fund to support private investment in Jordan.

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019

The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to determine whether the Central Bank of Syria is a primary money-laundering concern and, if so, impose special measures on transactions involving the bank. The bill also imposes sanctions on foreign individuals providing support for the Syrian government, or the military forces or contractors acting on behalf of Syria, Russia, or Iran.

The sanctions include blocking of financial and property transactions and barring of entry into the United States. Such sanctions shall not apply to various nongovernmental organizations and activities related to providing humanitarian aid or supporting democratic institutions in Syria.

The President may suspend the sanctions under certain conditions, including if it is in the United States' national security interests.

Combating BDS Act of 2019

The bill allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities using boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel's policies. Such measures shall meet various requirements, including those related to written notice and comment. It also bars lawsuits against investment companies based solely on a company's decision to divest from entities that use boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel's policies.

The bill expresses the sense of the Senate that, before any significant withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria or Afghanistan, the President should certify that the conditions for the enduring defeat of al Qaeda and ISIS have been met.