AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Articles and editorials

Secret Story of How America Lost the Drug War With the Taliban (excerpt), H6107 [11JY]

Taliban Appeals to American People To ‘Rationally’ Rethink War Effort, H1612 [15MR]

Bills and resolutions

Afghan Allies Protection Act: amend (see S. 2793), S2517 [7MY] (see H.R. 5694), H3782 [7MY]

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. 61), S2878 [23MY]

——— authorize use against al-Qaeda (terrorist organization), the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) and provide a statutory basis for counterterrorism operations (see S.J. Res. 59), S2141 [16AP]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see S. 3181), S4734 [28JN] (see H.R. 5671), H3746 [1MY]

Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: submit report on open burn pits (see H.R. 5920), H4583 [22MY]

Immigration: assist certain Afghan and Iraqi special immigrants with resettlement in the U.S. (see H.R. 6667), H7750 [10AU]

Society of the First Infantry Division: authorize addition of names of First Infantry Division members killed in action to First Division Monument on White House Grounds (see S. 2672), S2141 [16AP] (see H.R. 5424), H3055 [2AP]

Remarks in House

Air Force: tribute to A–29 Super Tucano light-attack combat aircraft mission in Afghanistan, H3919 [10MY]

Armed Forces: honor memory and sacrifice of servicemembers killed during Operation Red Wings, E953 [29JN]

——— modify U.S. military policy and mission in Afghanistan, H484 [18JA], H1612, H1613 [15MR], H5227 [19JN], E147 [6FE]

——— require congressional review and approval of any proposed escalation of troops in Afghanistan, H4595–H4597 [23MY], H7694, H7695 [26JY]

Dept. of Defense: open air burn pits research funding, H5796–H5798 [27JN]

——— study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 5671), H5798 [27JN]

Dept. of State: extend Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Programs, H7705, H7706 [26JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry educational outreach funding, H4974 [7JN]

——— Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry funding, H4976, H4977 [7JN]

——— establish a center of excellence in prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relative to exposure to burn pits (H.R. 1279), H1604 [14MR]

Obama, Barack: evaluation of administration relative to drug trafficking policies, H6107 [11JY]

Pakistan: U.S. policy, H5347 [20JN]

Slabinski, Britt: Medal of Honor recipient, H4588 [23MY], E736 [25MY]

Veterans: address effects of veterans exposed to burn pits, H3690 [26AP]

Remarks in Senate

Armed Forces: deployment in foreign countries without a declaration of war, S828–S830 [8FE]

——— tribute to members from Nebraska killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S3281 [7JN]

Chapman, John A.: Medal of Honor recipient, S5799 [22AU]

Dept. of State: provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program, S3900–S3902 [13JN]

Religion: persecution of religious minorities, S5575 [1AU]