AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

AFGHANISTAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Addresses

Joint Meeting of Congress: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, H2989–H2993 [3AP]

Bills and resolutions

Armed Forces: 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. 620), H675 [16JA]

——— withdraw from Afghanistan (see S.J. Res. 12), S1621 [4MR]

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. 191), S293 [17JA] (see H.R. 663), H717 [17JA]

Dept. of Education: provide Federal Pell Grants to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ dependents (see S. 1851), S3476 [13JN]

Dept. of State: provide additional visas for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program (see S. 1474), S2883 [15MY] (see H.R. 2796), H3923 [16MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases in veterans who were exposed to burn pits (see H.R. 4574), H8080 [27SE]

——— provide for eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care (see H.R. 4137), H7481 [30JY]

Elections: express support for credible, inclusive, and transparent Presidential election, condemn threats to democratic elections, and reaffirm U.S. commitment to peace and stability (see S. Res. 344), S5748 [26SE]

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. 324), H283 [8JA]

Foreign policy: provide oversight over talks between the U.S. and the Taliban and limit funding to reduce Armed Forces members deployed to Afghanistan until certain conditions are fulfilled (see H.R. 2060), H3067 [3AP]

——— report on participation of Afghan women in negotiations and dialogue relative to Afghan peace process and a strategy for post-conflict engagement by the U.S. (see H.R. 4097), H7479 [30JY]

Middle East: promote U.S. national security and prevent the resurgence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) (see S. 2641), S5896 [17OC]

Pakistan: welcome Prime Minister Imran A. Khan Niazi to the U.S., support relationship with the U.S. and democracy efforts, and recognize struggle against terrorism and role in facilitating peace in the region (see H. Res. 506), H7161 [22JY]

Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office, Murrieta, CA: designate (see H.R. 646), H716 [17JA]

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. 389), S1132 [7FE] (see H.R. 1088), H1461 [7FE]

Syria: oppose decision to end U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish operations against Syrian Kurds, call for Turkey to cease military action, provide support to Syrian Kurds, and thwart regional terrorism (see S.J. Res. 59), S5966 [22OC]

Remarks in House

Armed Forces: develop and implement a plan for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, H1324 [30JA]

——— tribute to Georgia Army National Guard, H7907 [25SE]

Dept. of Defense: health impact of open air burn pits on service personnel research funding, H5711 [11JY]

——— prohibit funding to reimburse the Taliban for certain expenses, H4713 [18JN]

——— study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 663), H704 [17JA]

Dept. of State: provide additional visas for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program (H.R. 2796), E614 [16MY]

House of Representatives: moment of silence in memory of servicemembers killed in Afghanistan, H3241 [10AP]

Kelsch, Cam: Silver Star recipient, H3296 [29AP]

Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: tribute to ongoing role in identifying and reducing waste, fraud, and abuse, H4649 [13JN]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration relative to Afghanistan, H7701 [12SE]

——— evaluation of administration relative to the Middle East, H7165 [23JY]

Remarks in Senate

Armed Forces: tribute to members from Nebraska killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S1883 [14MR]

Dept. of Education: provide Federal Pell Grants to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ dependents (S. 1851), S3481 [13JN]

Middle East: urge continued presence of U.S. Armed Forces in Syria and Afghanistan to counter threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) and al-Qaeda (terrorist organization), S729 [29JA], S755 [30JA], S775, S777, S779, S786–S792 [31JA], S826, S827 [4FE], S846, S851 [5FE]

Syria: oppose decision to end U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish operations against Syrian Kurds, call for Turkey to cease military action, provide support to Syrian Kurds, and thwart regional terrorism (S.J. Res. 59), S5931, S6047, S6048 [22OC]

Trump, President: proposed granting of pardons to military personnel convicted of war crimes, S3079 [23MY]

Texts of

S. Res. 344, express support for credible, inclusive, and transparent Presidential election, condemn threats to democratic elections, and reaffirm U.S. commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan, S5752 [26SE]

S.J. Res. 59, oppose decision to end U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish operations against Syrian Kurds, call for Turkey to cease military action in Syria, provide support to Syrian Kurds, and thwart regional terrorism, S5974 [22OC]