AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Articles and editorials

ISIS, Islamic Extremism, and the Long War, E390 [27MR]

Bills and resolutions

Armed Forces: authorize use against al-Qaeda (terrorist organization), the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) (see S.J. Res. 43), S3213 [25MY] (see H.J. Res. 100), H2941 [27AP]

___authorize use against al-Qaeda (terrorist organization), the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization), successor organizations, and associated forces (see S.J. Res. 31), S1578 [2MR] (see H.J. Res. 89), H2082 [15MR]

___calculate retroactively to the start of Afghanistan combat operations of days of service performed as a Ready Reserve member to reduce eligibility age for receipt of retired pay for non-regular service (see H.R. 569), H545 [13JA]

Dept. of Education: improve structure of Federal Pell Grant Program by providing for mandatory funding and reinstating and expanding eligibility for certain students (see S. 1136), S2964 [16MY] (see H.R. 2451), H4221 [16MY]

___provide Federal Pell Grants to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' dependents (see S. 1125), S2932 [15MY]

Dept. of State: provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program (see S. 630), S1839 [15MR] (see H.R. 1544), H2082 [15MR]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a center of excellence in prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relative to exposure to burn pits (see S. 319), S745 [6FE] (see H.R. 1279), H1462 [1MR]

Federal agencies and departments: prohibit illegal monetary payments to foreign officials and require a report to Congress on CIA payments to foreign entities (see H.R. 330), H180 [5JA]

Foreign aid: prohibit availability of funds for activities (see H.R. 1666), H2347 [22MR]

Immigration: exempt certain Iraqis and Afghanis from Executive order suspending the issuance of visas to nationals of certain countries and entrance of all refugees and adjust refugee resettlement priority for certain Afghanis (see H.R. 1263), H1392 [28FE]

Marine Corps: express that members of Fox Co., of the Marine Special Operations Command were not at fault in the firefight with enemy forces in Bati Kot District, Nangarhar Province (see H. Res. 21), H46 [3JA]

Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office, Murrieta, CA: designate (see H.R. 638), H683 [24JA]

Remarks in House

Armed Forces: tribute to members from Mississippi killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, H1468 [2MR]

Dept. of State: extend Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Programs, H756 [31JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: establish a center of excellence in prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relative to exposure to burn pits (H.R. 1279), H2856 [26AP]

Foreign aid: prohibit availability of funds for activities (H.R. 1666), H2904 [27AP], H4202 [16MY], H4353 [18MY], H4857 [13JN]

___recognize waste, fraud, and abuse of U.S. resources occuring in Afghan reconstruction, H1597 [8MR]

Foreign policy: report on congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan, H4319 [18MY]

House of Representatives: moment of silence in remembrance of Joshua P. Rodgers, H3079 [3MY]

Remarks in Senate

Armed Forces: tribute to members from Nebraska killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S2506 [25AP]

Dept. of Education: provide Federal Pell Grants to Iraq and Afghanistan veteran's dependents (S. 1125), S2934 [15MY]

Dept. of State: provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program (S. 630), S1842 [15MR]

Obama, President: evaluation of administration, S328S330 [17JA]