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]

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]

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]

Remarks in House

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

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 (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]

Remarks in Senate

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

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]

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