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                     LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT



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                     COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS



                          UNITED STATES SENATE



                    One Hundred Fourteenth Congress



                    January 3, 2015-January 3, 2017

                                     
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                COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS         

                BOB CORKER, TENNESSEE, Chairman        
JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho                BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland
MARCO RUBIO, Florida                 BARBARA BOXER, California
RON JOHNSON, Wisconsin               ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
JEFF FLAKE, Arizona                  JEANNE SHAHEEN, New Hampshire
CORY GARDNER, Colorado               CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware
DAVID PERDUE, Georgia                TOM UDALL, New Mexico
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia              CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, Connecticut
RAND PAUL, Kentucky                  TIM KAINE, Virginia
JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming               EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts


                  Todd Womack, Staff Director        
             Chris Lynch, Democratic Staff Director        
              Rob Strayer, Majority Chief Counsel        
            Margaret Taylor, Minority Chief Counsel        
                    John Dutton, Chief Clerk        

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                                CONTENTS

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Introduction.....................................................     1


Foreign Affairs Legislation in the Senate........................     3


A. Treaties......................................................     3

    1. Treaties Approved.........................................     4

    2. Other Treaties Considered by the Committee................     4

    3. Treaties Pending in Committee at Close of the 113th 
      Congress...................................................     5

B. Legislation...................................................     6

    1. Legislation Referred to the Committee.....................     6

    2. Original Measures from the Committee......................    17

C. Resolutions...................................................    17

    1. Resolutions Referred to the Committee.....................    17

D. Nominations...................................................    25

    1. Department of State.......................................    25

    2. Ambassadors...............................................    26

    3. Others....................................................    26

    4. International Conferences.................................    26

    5. Privileged Nominations....................................    27


E. Activities....................................................    27

    1. Full Committee Meetings...................................    27

    2. Subcommittees and Subcommittee Meetings...................    31

                                Appendix

Committee Publications...........................................    35

    Executive Reports............................................    35

    Senate Reports...............................................    36

    Hearings.....................................................    36

    Committee Prints.............................................    40

    Public Laws..................................................    40

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                     LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT

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          Mr. Corker, from the Committee on Foreign Relations,
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                                 REPORT

            INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR BOB CORKER, CHAIRMAN\1\

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    \1\This review and report of activities of the Committee on Foreign 
Relations during the 114th Congress is submitted in response to the 
requirements of Rule XXVI 8(b) of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
which stipulate that all standing committees report to the Senate, not 
later than March 31 of each odd-numbered year, on its legislative 
activities during the preceding Congress.
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    The Committee on Foreign Relations maintained an ambitious 
agenda during the 114th Congress. The committee and its 
subcommittees conducted a total of 187 sessions, comprising 
hearings and briefings on significant U.S. foreign policy 
priorities as well as consideration of legislation, 
nominations, and treaties. Committee activity included the 
following:


    Ensuring Congress played a significant and appropriate role 
        in the crafting of U.S. foreign policy by exhaustively 
        examining Iran's nuclear program and the Joint 
        Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement between 
        the United States and Iran. This effort included 
        extensive hearings and briefings and culminated on 
        April 14, 2015, when the Committee unanimously and 
        favorably reported S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement 
        Review Act of 2015 (INARA). INARA prevented the 
        President from waiving or relieving any statutory 
        sanctions regarding Iran's nuclear program for a period 
        of time, affording Congress the opportunity to review 
        and vote on the JCPOA. On May 7, 2015, the full Senate 
        passed INARA, in the form of a substitute amendment to 
        H.R. 1191, by a vote of 98-1. The bill passed the House 
        on May 14, 2015 by a vote of 400-25. On May 22, 2015, 
        the bill was signed by the President and became Public 
        Law No: 114-17.

    Working to bring an end to modern slavery by unanimously 
        and favorably reporting out S. 553, the End Modern 
        Slavery Initiative Act, which established a new federal 
        effort to combat modern slavery worldwide. On December 
        8, 2016, the full Senate passed the National Defense 
        Authorization Act of 2017, which included authorizing 
        language for the End Modern Slavery Initiative. On 
        December 23, 2016, the bill was signed by the President 
        and became Public Law No: 114-328. The committee also 
        held multiple hearings and briefings on the issue to 
        thoroughly assess the processes utilized by the 
        Department of State in establishing Tier Rankings for 
        the annual U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report.

    Authorizing the Department of State for the first time 
        since 2002 by passing the Department of State 
        Authorities Act of Fiscal Year 2017. The legislation 
        strengthened embassy security, improved personnel 
        practices at the State Department, enhanced oversight, 
        and promoted accountability of the United Nations. On 
        June 9, 2015, the committee unanimously and favorably 
        reported out a State Department Authorization bill for 
        Fiscal Year 2016. This legislation passed the Senate by 
        unanimous consent on April 28, 2016, the same day the 
        committee unanimously and favorably reported out a 
        State Department Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 
        2017. On December 10, 2016, the Senate unanimously 
        approved a State Department Authorization bill referred 
        from the House of Representatives, which incorporated a 
        majority of the provisions included in the Senate 
        Foreign Relations Committee's 2016 and 2017 
        authorization bills. On December 16, 2016, the bill was 
        signed by the President and became Public Law No: 114-
        323.

    Analyzing U.S. options for constraining malign Russian 
        activities and holding a series of hearings and 
        briefings to scrutinize Russian actions and motives. 
        Specifically, the Committee held five events on Russian 
        violations of borders, treaties, and human rights (June 
        7, 2016; May 23, 2016; February 2, 2016; November 3, 
        2015; March 4, 2015); four events on Russian aggression 
        in Ukraine (March 15, 2016; October 8, 2015; September 
        30, 2015; March 10, 2015); two events on Russian 
        intervention in Syria (May 17, 2016; February 9, 2016); 
        and two events on empowering the NATO alliance to deal 
        with a resurgent Russia (September 14, 2016; June 23, 
        2016).

    Imposing more serious consequences on the North Korean 
        regime and its enablers. On February 2, 2016 the 
        Committee unanimously and favorably reported out 
        H.R.757, the North Korea Sanctions and Policy 
        Enhancement Act of 2016, with an amendment in the 
        nature of a substitute, which was passed subsequently 
        by the full Senate 96-0 on February 10, 2016. The 
        President signed the bill into law, Public Law 114-122, 
        on February 18, 2016. The law expands and tightens 
        enforcement of sanctions for North Korea's nuclear and 
        ballistic missile programs and other destructive 
        activities of the Kim regime, including activities 
        undermining cybersecurity. The law also requires new 
        U.S. efforts to improve implementation and enforcement 
        of existing multilateral sanctions, as well the 
        development of a strategy to promote and encourage 
        international engagement on North Korean human rights 
        issues.

    Assuring greater accountability and transparency in U.S. 
        food security programs by unanimously reporting out S. 
        1252, the Global Food Security Act. The bill authorizes 
        the Emergency Food Security Program used by the U.S. 
        Agency for International Development's Office of Food 
        for Peace to carry out fully flexible and reformed 
        emergency food programs. The bill also authorizes 
        agriculturally-led economic growth programs and 
        requires greater oversight and reporting for those 
        programs. On April 20, 2016, the full Senate passed the 
        Global Food Security Act by voice vote. On July 6, 
        2016, the full House passed the bill by a vote of 369-
        53, and on July 20, 2016, the bill was signed by the 
        President and became Public Law No: 114-95.

    Increasing access to electricity in Africa by passing S. 
        2152, the Electrify Africa Act, which makes investment 
        in the sub-Saharan African energy sector more 
        attractive to private investors and promotes 
        responsible policies on generation and grid management. 
        Electrify Africa establishes U.S. aid goals of helping 
        African countries connect 50 million people with first-
        time access to electricity and add 20,000 megawatts of 
        electricity to the grid by 2020. On December 18, 2015, 
        the full Senate passed the Electrify Africa Act and on 
        February 1, 2016, the House passed the bill. It was 
        signed into law on February 8, 2016.


    The table below is a tabulation of the legislation in this 
report.

               Foreign Affairs Legislation in the Senate

Bills and Joint Resolutions:
    Referred to committee.........................................   162
    Original measures from committee..............................     3
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        Total.....................................................   165
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    Reported/Discharged...........................................    33
    Became public law.............................................    15

Concurrent and Senate Resolutions:
    Referred to committee.........................................   118
    Original resolutions from committee...........................     0
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        Total.....................................................   118
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    Reported/Discharged...........................................    58
    Agreed to by Senate...........................................    40


                              A. TREATIES

    Treaties pending before the Senate at the beginning of the 
      114th Congress..............................................    36
    Treaties submitted during the 114th Congress..................    15
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        Total.....................................................    51
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    Treaties approved by the Senate...............................     7
    Treaties pending in committee at the end of the 114th Congress    44

                          1. Treaties Approved


 
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                Number                                                   Title
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                        The Senate did not approve any treaties during the First Session
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                                              Second Session (2016)
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Treaty Doc. 110-19                     Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Treaty Doc. 112-6                      The Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of
                                        Securities Held with an Intermediary.
Treaty Doc. 113-6                      Extradition Treaty with the Republic of Chile.
Treaty Doc 114-3                       Treaty with Algeria on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Treaty Doc 114-4                       Treaty with Jordan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Treaty Doc 114-10                      Extradition Treaty with the Dominican Republic.
Treaty Doc 114-11                      Treaty with Kazakhstan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
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             2. Other Treaties Considered by the Committee

    The committee held a public hearing in October 2015 on the 
following eight tax treaties:

 
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              Number                                                   Title
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Treaty Doc. 112-1                  Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation.
Treaty Doc. 111-8                  Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Luxembourg.
Treaty Doc. 111-7                  Tax Convention with Hungary.
Treaty Doc. 112-8                  Tax Convention with Chile.
Treaty Doc 112-5                   Protocol Amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax
                                    Matters.
Treaty Doc 113-4                   The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.
Treaty Doc 113-5                   Convention on Taxes with the Republic of Poland.
Treaty Doc 114-1                   Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan.
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    The committee voted on November 10, 2015, to report 
favorably these eight treaties to the Senate for its advice and 
consent to ratification. All of the treaties were reported on 
February 9, 2016. The Senate took no further action on these 
treaties, and they were automatically rereferred to the 
committee at the close of the 114th Congress under paragraph 2 
of Rule XXX of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

               3. Treaties Pending in Committee at Close 
                         of the 114th Congress


 
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                 Number                                                    Title
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Ex. S, 81-1                               Convention No. 87 Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of
                                           the Right to Organize (Treaty Doc. 81-19).
Ex. C, 87-2                               International Labor Organization Convention (No. 116).(Treaty Doc. 87-
                                           17).
Ex. G, 89-2                               International Labor Organization Convention No. 122 Concerning
                                           Employment Policy (Treaty Doc. 89-16).
Ex. L, 92-1                               Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Treaty Doc. 92-12).
Ex. D, 95-2                               International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
                                           (Treaty Doc. 95-19).
Ex. F, 95-2                               American Convention on Human Rights (Treaty Doc. 95-21).
Ex. H, 96-1                               Maritime Boundary Agreement with Cuba (Treaty Doc. 96-8).
Ex. R, 96-2                               Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
                                           Women (Treaty Doc. 96-53).
Treaty Doc. 98-10                         Amendment to the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered
                                           Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Treaty Doc. 100-2                         Protocol II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949,
                                           and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed
                                           Conflicts.
Treaty Doc. 103-20                        Convention on Biological Diversity.
Treaty Doc. 103-39                        United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, with Annexes, and the
                                           Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the U.N.
                                           Convention of 10 December 1982, with Annex.
Treaty Doc. 105-28                        Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
Treaty Doc. 105-45                        International Labor Organization Convention No. 111 Concerning
                                           Discrimination (Employment and Occupation).
Treaty Doc. 105-49                        Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and
                                           Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related
                                           Materials.
Treaty Doc. 106-1                         The Hague Convention and Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural
                                           Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. (The Convention was approved
                                           September 25, 2008. The Protocol was not considered and remains on
                                           the committee calendar.)
Treaty Doc. 106-21                        Rotterdam Convention on Chemicals and Pesticides in International
                                           Trade.
Treaty Doc. 106-33                        Investment Treaty with Nicaragua.
Treaty Doc. 107-1                         Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel.
Treaty Doc. 107-5                         Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Treaty Doc. 110-5                         1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution
                                           by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matters.
Treaty Doc. 110-22                        Agreement on Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels.
Treaty Doc. 111-2                         Annex VI to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic
                                           Treaty.
Treaty Doc. 111-7                         Tax Convention with Hungary.
Treaty Doc. 111-8                         Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg.
Treaty Doc. 112-1                         Protocol Amending Tax with Swiss Confederation.
Treaty Doc. 112-2                         Protocols 1, 2, and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.
Treaty Doc. 112-3                         Protocols I and II to the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty.
Treaty Doc. 112-5                         Protocol Amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance
                                           in Tax Matters.
Treaty Doc. 112-7                         Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Treaty Doc. 112-8                         Tax Convention with Chile.
Treaty Doc. 113-4                         Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Spain.
Treaty Doc. 113-5                         Convention on Taxes with the Republic of Poland.
Treaty Doc. 114-1                         Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan.
Treaty Doc. 114-2                         Protocol to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia.
Treaty Doc 114-5                          U.N. Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in
                                           International Contracts.
Treaty Doc 114-6                          Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons
                                           Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
Treaty Doc 114-7                          U.N. Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International
                                           Trade.
Treaty Doc 114-8                          Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.
Treaty Doc 114-9                          U.N. Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-By Letters of
                                           Credit.
Treaty Doc 114-12                         Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of
                                           Montenegro.
Treaty Doc 114-13                         The Treaties with the Republic of Kiribati and the Government of the
                                           Federated States of Micronesia on the Delimitation of Maritime
                                           Boundaries.
Treaty Doc 114-14                          The Arms Trade Treaty.
Treaty Doc 114-15                         United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-
                                           State Arbitration.
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                             B. LEGISLATION

Bills and Joint Resolutions:
    Referred to committee.........................................   162
    Original measures from committee..............................     3
                                                                  ______
        Total.....................................................   165
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    Reported/Discharged...........................................    33
    Reported/Discharged and became public law.....................    15

                1. Legislation Referred to the Committee

*Reported/Discharged.   **Reported/Discharged and became public 
law.

 
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**S. 8                                 To provide for the approval of the Agreement for Cooperation Between the
                                        Government of the United States of America and the Government of the
                                        Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
S. 28                                  To limit the use of cluster munitions.
S. 34                                  To prohibit assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it withdraws
                                        its request to join the International Criminal Court.
S. 46                                  To reduce the amount of financial assistance provided to the Government
                                        of Mexico in response to the illegal border crossings from Mexico into
                                        the United States, which serve to dissipate the political discontent
                                        with the higher unemployment rate within Mexico.
S. 93                                  To withhold United States contributions to the United Nations until the
                                        United Nations formally retracts the final report of the ``United
                                        Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.''
S. 117                                 To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to relocate to Jerusalem
                                        the United States Embassy in Israel, and for other purposes.
S. 224                                 To ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and
                                        participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order
                                        to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict and implements the
                                        United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.
*S. 284                                To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross
                                        violations of internationally recognized human rights, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 299                                 To allow travel between the United States and Cuba.
S. 302                                 To establish in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the
                                        Department of State a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT
                                        Peoples.
S. 452                                 To provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend
                                        itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine.
S. 525                                 To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) to
                                        reform the Food for Peace Program, and for other purposes.
S. 526                                 To sunset the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after three
                                        years.
*S. 553                                To marshal resources to undertake a concerted, transformative effort that
                                        seeks to bring an end to modern slavery, and for other purposes.
S. 555                                 To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards for information on the
                                        kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff,
                                        Kayla Mueller, or any other United States citizen by a foreign terrorist
                                        organization.
S. 566                                 To reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 through
                                        fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
*S. 615                                To provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating
                                        to Iran's nuclear program, and for other purposes.
S. 663                                 To prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
S. 669                                 To provide for consideration of legislation to respond to a violation by
                                        Iran of an arrangement relating to its nuclear program, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 677                                 To prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility
                                        requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to
                                        the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act
                                        of 1961.
S. 713                                 To prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.
*S. 756                                To require a report on accountability for war crimes and crimes against
                                        humanity in Syria.
S. 778                                 To prohibit the provision of certain foreign assistance to countries
                                        receiving certain detainees transferred from United States Naval
                                        Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
**S. 802                               To authorize the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United
                                        States Agency for International Development to provide assistance to
                                        support the rights of women and girls in developing countries, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 868                                 To establish a fund to make payment to the Americans held hostage in
                                        Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as members of
                                        the proposed class in case number 1:00-CV-03110 (ESG) of the United
                                        States District Court for the District of Columbia, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1188                                To provide for a temporary, emergency authorization of defense articles,
                                        defense services, and related training directly to the Kurdistan
                                        Regional Government, and for other purposes.
S. 1238                                To provide for an accounting of total United States. contributions to the
                                        United Nations.
**S. 1252                              To authorize a comprehensive strategic approach for United States foreign
                                        assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger,
                                        achieve food and nutrition security, promote inclusive, sustainable,
                                        agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes,
                                        especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable
                                        populations, and for other purposes.
S. 1389                                To authorize exportation of consumer communications devices to Cuba and
                                        the provision of telecommunications services to Cuba, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1489                                To strengthen support for the Cuban people and prohibit financial
                                        transactions with the Cuban military, and for other purposes.
S. 1527                                To enable more responsible and efficient spending on Department of State
                                        activities and foreign operations.
S. 1587                                To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces against the
                                        Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
*S. 1605                               To amend the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 to authorize concurrent
                                        compacts for purposes of regional economic integration and cross-border
                                        collaborations, and for other purposes.
S. 1627                                To ensure the Secretary of State complies fully with reporting
                                        requirements in section 116(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
*S. 1632                               To require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram.
*S. 1643                               To require a report on actions to secure the safety and security of
                                        dissidents housed at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
S. 1652                                To designate an existing Federal officer to coordinate efforts to secure
                                        the release of United States persons who are hostages of hostile groups
                                        or state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
S. 1670                                To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize
                                        appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs
                                        and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 1747                                To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North
                                        Korea, and for other purposes.
*S. 1789                               To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the
                                        Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
S. 1798                                To reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious
                                        Freedom, and for other purposes.
S. 1853                                To limit the availability of funding for contributions to the United
                                        Nations if the arms embargo on Iran pursuant to United Nations Security
                                        Council Resolutions 1747 and 1929 is lifted.
S. 1855                                To provide special foreign military sales status to the Philippines.
S. 1867                                To protect children from exploitation by providing advance notice of
                                        intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United States to
                                        the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign
                                        governments to notify the United States when a known sex offender is
                                        seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.
*S. 1875                               To support enhanced accountability for United States assistance to
                                        Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
S. 1876                                To rename the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of the Department
                                        of State the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to
                                        provide for an Assistant Secretary to head such Bureau, and for other
                                        purposes.
*S. 1882                               To support the sustainable recovery and rebuilding of Nepal following the
                                        recent, devastating earthquakes near Kathmandu.
S. 1887                                To protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to
                                        political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 1911                                To implement policies to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child
                                        deaths globally.
S. 1933                                To establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage
                                        the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate
                                        mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly
                                        distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction,
                                        promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2009                                To prohibit the sale of arms to Bahrain.
S. 2026                                To foster bilateral engagement and scientific analysis of storing nuclear
                                        waste in permanent repositories in the Great Lakes Basin.
S. 2079                                To reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious
                                        Freedom, and for other purposes.
S. 2086                                To prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran
                                        pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism.
S. 2094                                To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on the
                                        designation of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist
                                        organization, and for other purposes.
S. 2119                                To provide for greater congressional oversight of Iran's nuclear program,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 2144                                To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North
                                        Korea, and for other purposes.
**S. 2152                              To establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage
                                        the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate
                                        mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly
                                        distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction,
                                        promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, and for other
                                        purposes.
*S. 2184                               To direct the President to establish guidelines for United States foreign
                                        development and economic assistance programs, and for other purposes.
S. 2194                                To promote the use of clean cookstoves and fuels to save lives, improve
                                        livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a
                                        thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking
                                        solutions.
*S. 2201                               To promote international trade, and for other purposes.
S. 2207                                To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards of not less than
                                        $10,000,000 for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of
                                        suspects in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
S. 2230                                To require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the
                                        designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist
                                        organization, and for other purposes.
S. 2231                                To express the sense of Congress that the Government of the Maldives
                                        should immediately release former President Mohamed Nasheed from prison
                                        and release all other political prisoners in the country, as well as
                                        guarantee due process for and respect the human rights of all of the
                                        people of the Maldives.
S. 2307                                To promote the strengthening of the private sector in Bosnia and
                                        Herzegovina.
S. 2385                                To strengthen protections for the remaining populations of wild
                                        elephants, rhinoceroses, and other imperiled species through country-
                                        specific anti-poaching efforts and anti-trafficking strategies, to
                                        promote the value of wildlife and natural resources, to curtail the
                                        demand for illegal wildlife products in consumer countries, and for
                                        other purposes.
**S. 2426                              To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer
                                        status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and
                                        for other purposes.
S. 2429                                To require a report on the military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program
                                        and to prohibit the provision of sanctions relief to Iran until Iran has
                                        verifiably ended all military dimensions of its nuclear program, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2447                                To impose sanctions on individuals who are complicit in human rights
                                        abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 2452                                To prohibit the use of funds to make payments to Iran relating to the
                                        settlement of claims brought before the Iran-United States Claims
                                        Tribunal until Iran has paid certain compensatory damages awarded to
                                        United States persons by United States courts.
S. 2485                                To provide for the immediate reinstatement of sanctions against Iran if
                                        Iran attempts to acquire nuclear weapons technology from North Korea.
S. 2537                                To amend the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987 with respect to certain
                                        prohibitions regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization under that
                                        Act.
S. 2551                                To help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten
                                        national and international security, by enhancing United States civilian
                                        capacities to prevent and mitigate such crises.
S. 2589                                To require the Secretary of State to submit to Congress an unclassified
                                        notice before the transfer of any individual detained at United States
                                        Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody or control of the
                                        individual's country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other
                                        foreign entity, and for other purposes.
S. 2629                                To establish in the United States Agency for International Development an
                                        entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 2632                                To promote freedom, human rights, and the rule of law as part of United
                                        States-Vietnam relations and for other purposes.
S. 2645                                To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross
                                        violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian,
                                        gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and for other purposes.
S. 2657                                To require consultations on reuniting Korean Americans with family
                                        members in North Korea.
S. 2692                                To counter foreign disinformation and propaganda, and for other purposes.
S. 2726                                To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other
                                        threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other
                                        purposes.
**S. 2845                              To extend the termination of sanctions with respect to Venezuela under
                                        the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014.
S. 2857                                To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain
                                        membership status for India in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
                                        (APEC), and for other purposes.
S. 2865                                To promote stability and security in the Asia-Pacific maritime domains,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 2878                                To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the
                                        ability of the United States to advance religious freedom globally
                                        through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign
                                        assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political
                                        responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism
                                        worldwide, and for other purposes.
S. 2900                                To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards for information found
                                        on social media that lead to the arrest or conviction of an individual
                                        involved in the planning of an act of terrorism in the United States.
S. 2901                                To enhance defense and security cooperation with India, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 2905                                To require the President to develop a policy for determining when an
                                        action carried out in cyberspace constitutes an act of war against the
                                        United States, and for other purposes.
S. 2930                                To ensure that Federal funding for the United Nations Framework
                                        Convention on Climate Change complies with applicable statutory
                                        limitations.
*S. 2942                               To extend certain privileges and immunities to the Gulf Cooperation
                                        Council.
S. 2984                                To impose sanctions in relation to violations by Iran of the Geneva
                                        Convention (III) or the right under international law to conduct
                                        innocent passage, and for other purposes.
S. 3007                                To prohibit funds from being obligated or expended to aid, support,
                                        permit, or facilitate the certification or approval of any new sensor
                                        for use by the Russian Federation on observation flights under the Open
                                        Skies Treaty unless the President submits a certification related to
                                        such sensor to Congress and for other purposes.
S. 3010                                To provide for restrictions related to nuclear cooperation with the
                                        People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.
S. 3114                                To express the sense of the Senate regarding the safe and expeditious
                                        resettlement to Albania of all residents of Camp Liberty.
S. 3125                                To establish a designation for jurisdictions permissive to terrorism
                                        financing, to build the capacity of partner nations to investigate,
                                        prosecute, and hold accountable terrorist financiers, to impose
                                        restrictions on foreign financial institutions that provide financial
                                        services for terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.
S. 3142                                To require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on Holocaust
                                        era assets and related issues.
S. 3160                                To require all Department of State employees to use Department-managed
                                        email accounts and telephonic systems for all work-related electronic
                                        communications, to require the Secretary of State to submit an annual
                                        report to Congress on any security violations within the Department, to
                                        provide training to Department of State employees on the rules and
                                        procedures governing the appropriate handling of classified information,
                                        to reform the process for identifying and archiving classified
                                        information, and for other purposes.
S. 3206                                To promote worldwide access to the Internet, and for other purposes.
S. 3210                                To identify and combat corruption in countries, to establish a tiered
                                        system of countries with respect to levels of corruption by their
                                        governments and their efforts to combat such corruption, and to assess
                                        United States assistance to designated countries in order to advance
                                        anti-corruption efforts in those countries and better serve United
                                        States taxpayers.
S. 3227                                To direct the President to establish an interagency mechanism to
                                        coordinate United States development programs and private sector
                                        investment activities, and for other purposes.
S. 3255                                To gather information about the illicit production of illicit fentanyl in
                                        foreign countries and to withhold bilateral assistance from countries
                                        that do not have emergency scheduling procedures for new illicit drugs,
                                        cannot prosecute criminals for the manufacture or distribution of
                                        controlled substance analogues, or do not require the registration of
                                        tableting machines and encapsulating machines.
S. 3256                                To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for
                                        developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish
                                        the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the
                                        United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes.
S. 3267                                To protect against threats posed by Iran to the United States and allies
                                        of the United States, and for other purposes.
S. 3274                                To counter foreign disinformation and propaganda, and for other purposes.
S. 3277                                To provide penalties for countries that systematically and unreasonably
                                        refuse or delay repatriation of certain nationals and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3279                                To realign structures and reallocate resources in the Federal Government
                                        in keeping with the core belief that families are the best protection
                                        for children and the bedrock of any society to bolster United States
                                        diplomacy targeted at ensuring that every child can grow up in a
                                        permanent, safe, nurturing, and loving family, and to ensure that
                                        intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a viable and fully
                                        developed option for providing families for children in need, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3284                                To oppose loans at international financial institutions for the
                                        Government of Nicaragua unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking
                                        effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent. elections, and for
                                        other purposes.
S. 3285                                To prohibit the President from using funds appropriated under section
                                        1304 of title 31, United States Code, to make payments to Iran, to
                                        impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons that hold or detain
                                        United States citizens, and for other purposes.
S. 3313                                To authorize assistance to Burma and to support a principled engagement
                                        strategy for a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma that respects
                                        the human rights of all its people, and for other purposes.
S. 3325                                To promote sustainable economic development in Burma, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. 3329                                To ensure transparent enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of
                                        Action.
S. 3355                                To prohibit funding for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
                                        Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in the event the United Nations
                                        Security Council adopts a resolution that obligates the United States or
                                        affirms a purported obligation of the United States to refrain from
                                        actions that would run counter to the object and purpose of the
                                        Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
S. 3377                                To increase the participation of women in foreign security forces,
                                        specifically the military and police, with United States foreign
                                        assistance.
S. 3397                                To encourage visits between the United States and Taiwan at all levels,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 3400                                To prohibit the conduct of a first-use nuclear strike absent a
                                        declaration of war by Congress.
S. 3414                                To condition assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the
                                        Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli
                                        citizens.
S. 3443                                To prohibit the United States Government from making cash payments to
                                        state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
S. 3469                                To reinstate reporting requirements related to United States-Hong Kong
                                        relations.
S. 3478                                To require continued and enhanced annual reporting to Congress in the
                                        Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on anti-Semitic
                                        incidents in Europe, the safety and security of European Jewish
                                        communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with
                                        European governments, the European Union, and civil society groups, to
                                        combat anti-Semitism, and for other purposes.
S. 3509                                To impose sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China in
                                        relation to activities in the South China Sea and the East China Sea,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. 3520                                To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to clarify report
                                        dates, modify the criteria for determinations of whether countries are
                                        meeting the minimum standards for elimination of trafficking, and
                                        highlight the importance of concrete actions by countries to eliminate
                                        trafficking, and for other purposes.
S. 3543                                To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist
                                        Ukraine's democratic transition, and for other purposes.
H.R. 237                               To authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to
                                        individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 357                               To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the
                                        training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in
                                        persons, and for other purposes.
H.R. 400                               To require the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United
                                        States Agency for International Development to submit reports on
                                        definitions of placement and recruitment fees for purposes of enabling
                                        compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 514                               To prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department
                                        of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims
                                        Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal
                                        Government, and for other purposes.
**H.R. 515                             To protect children and others from sexual abuse and exploitation,
                                        including sex trafficking and sex tourism, by providing advance notice
                                        of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United States
                                        to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign
                                        governments to notify the United States when a known sex offender is
                                        seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.
**H.R. 757                             To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North
                                        Korea, and for other purposes.
**H.R. 907                             To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the
                                        Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
**H.R. 1150                            To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the
                                        ability of the United States to advance religious freedom globally
                                        through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign
                                        assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political
                                        responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism
                                        worldwide, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1156                              To authorize the establishment or designation of a working group under
                                        the National Science and Technology Council to identify and coordinate
                                        international science and technology cooperation opportunities.
**H.R. 1493                            To protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to
                                        political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters,
                                        and for other purposes.
H.R. 1567                              To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States
                                        foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and
                                        hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive,
                                        sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional
                                        outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among
                                        vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1853                              To direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status
                                        for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 2241                              To direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International
                                        Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of
                                        global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of
                                        the Agency.
**H.R. 2494                            To support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of
                                        partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major
                                        wildlife trafficking countries, and for other purposes.
*H.R. 2845                             To promote access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity
                                        Act, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3457                              To prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran
                                        pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 3460                              To suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of the President to
                                        waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the
                                        application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear
                                        program of Iran.
H.R. 3694                              To combat trafficking in human organs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3750                              To waive the passport fees for first responders proceeding abroad to aid
                                        a foreign country suffering from a natural disaster.
H.R. 3924                              To establish in the United States Agency for International Development an
                                        entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 4314                              To require a plan to combat international travel by terrorists and
                                        foreign fighters, accelerate the transfer of certain border security
                                        systems to foreign partner governments, establish minimum international
                                        border security standards, authorize the suspension of foreign
                                        assistance to countries not making significant efforts to comply with
                                        such minimum standards, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4403                              To authorize the development of open-source software based on certain
                                        systems of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of
                                        State to facilitate the vetting of travelers against terrorist
                                        watchlists and law enforcement databases, enhance border management, and
                                        improve targeting and analysis, and for other purposes.
*H.R. 4481                             To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for
                                        developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish
                                        the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the
                                        United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes.
**H.R. 4939                            To increase engagement with the governments of the Caribbean region, the
                                        Caribbean diaspora community in the United States, and the private
                                        sector and civil society in both the United States and the Caribbean,
                                        and for other purposes.
H.R. 5094                              To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist
                                        Ukraine's democratic transition, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5119                              To prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any
                                        Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a
                                        license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran.
H.R. 5332                              To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of
                                        women in mediation and negotiations processes seeking to prevent,
                                        mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.
H.R. 5469                              To require the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States
                                        Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to support the
                                        capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering
                                        and financing of terrorism.
H.R. 5484                              To modify authorities that provide for rescission of determinations of
                                        countries as state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5537                              To promote internet access in developing countries and update foreign
                                        policy toward the internet, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5631                              To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other
                                        threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other
                                        purposes.
H.R. 5708                              To oppose loans at international financial institutions for the
                                        Government of Nicaragua, other than to address basic human needs or
                                        promote democracy, unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking
                                        effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent elections, and for
                                        other purposes.
H.R. 5732                              To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a
                                        negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers
                                        accountable for their crimes.
H.R. 5931                              To provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of
                                        Iran, and for other purposes.
*S.J. Res. 19                          To express the disfavor of Congress regarding the proposed agreement for
                                        cooperation between the United States and the People's Republic of China
                                        transmitted to the Congress by the President on April 21, 2015, pursuant
                                        to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
*S.J. Res. 20                          Relating to the approval of the proposed Agreement for Cooperation
                                        Between the United States of America and the Government of the Republic
                                        of Korea Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
S.J. Res. 26                           To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic
                                        State of Iraq and the Levant and its associated forces.
S.J. Res.30                            Relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the
                                        Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft.
S.J. Res.31                            Relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the
                                        Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft.
S.J. Res. 32                           To provide limitations on the transfer of certain United States munitions
                                        from the United States to Saudi Arabia.
S.J. Res. 39                           Relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the
                                        Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank
                                        structures and other major defense equipment.
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                2. Original Measures from the Committee

*Reported/Discharged.   **Reported/Discharged and became public 
law.

 
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**S. 1635                              To authorize the Department of State for fiscal year 2016, and for other
                                        purposes.
**S. 2078                              To reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious
                                        Freedom, and for other purposes.
*S. 2937                               To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year
                                        2017, and for other purposes.
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                             C. RESOLUTIONS


Concurrent and Senate Resolutions:

    Referred to committee.........................................   118
    Original resolutions from committee...........................     0
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        Total.....................................................   118
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    Reported/Discharged...........................................    58
    Agreed to by Senate...........................................    40


                1. Resolutions Referred to the Committee

*Reported/Discharged.  **Agreed to by Senate.

 
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                Number                                                   Title
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S. Res. 26                             Commending Pope Francis for his leadership in helping to secure the
                                        release of Alan Gross and for working with the Governments of the United
                                        States and Cuba to achieve a more positive relationship.
**S. Res. 35                           Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz
                                        extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
S. Res. 40                             Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding efforts by the United States
                                        and others to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
*S. Res. 47                            Authorizing expenditures by the SFRC.
**S. Res. 52                           Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who
                                        was captured by Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held
                                        illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014.
**S. Res. 65                           Supporting efforts to bring an end to violence perpetrated by Boko Haram,
                                        and urging the Government of Nigeria to conduct transparent, peaceful,
                                        and credible elections.
S. Res. 68                             Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the January 24, 2015,
                                        attacks carried out by Russian-backed rebels on the civilian population
                                        in Mariupol, Ukraine, and the provision of lethal and non-lethal
                                        military assistance to Ukraine.
S. Res. 69                             Calling for the protection of religious minority rights and freedoms
                                        worldwide.
**S. Res. 72                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Jan. 24, 2015, attacks
                                        carried out by Russian-backed rebels on the civilian population in
                                        Mariupol, Ukraine, and the provision of defensive lethal and non-lethal
                                        military assistance to Ukraine.
**S. Res. 76                           Welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel to the United States for his
                                        address to a joint meeting of Congress.
**S. Res. 87                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the rise of anti-Semitism in
                                        Europe and to encourage greater cooperation with the European
                                        governments, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and
                                        Co-operation in Europe in preventing and responding to anti-Semitism.
**S. Res. 93                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the courageous work and life
                                        of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, and calling for a swift and
                                        transparent investigation into his tragic murder in Moscow on February
                                        27, 2015.
S. Res. 96                             Condemning the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and for other purposes.
**S. Res. 97                           Supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
**S. Res. 99                           Calling on the Government of Iran to fulfill its promises of assistance
                                        in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States civilian
                                        in our Nation's history.
**S. Res. 105                          Recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and
                                        celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
S. Res. 116                            Providing for free and fair elections in Burma.
S. Res. 134                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that the President and the Secretary
                                        of State should ensure that the Government of Canada does not
                                        permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.
S. Res. 140                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 100th anniversary of the
                                        Armenian Genocide.
**S. Res. 148                          Condemning the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its
                                        Baha'I minority and its continued violation of the International
                                        Covenants on Human Rights.
S. Res. 152                            Recognizing threats to freedom of the press and expression around the
                                        world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of
                                        the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance.
S. Res. 157                            Recognizing the economic, cultural, and political contributions of the
                                        Southeast-Asian American community on the 40th anniversaries of the
                                        beginning of Khmer Rouge control over Cambodia and the beginning of the
                                        Cambodian Genocide and the end of the Vietnam War and the ``Secret War''
                                        in the Kingdom of Laos.
S. Res. 167                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the courageous work and life
                                        of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman, and calling for a swift and
                                        transparent investigation into his tragic death in Buenos Aires on
                                        January 18, 2015.
S. Res. 180                            Urging additional sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of
                                        Korea, and for other purposes.
S. Res. 183                            Calling for suspension of construction of artificial land formations on
                                        islands, reefs, shoals, and other features of the Spratly Islands and
                                        for a peaceful and multilateral resolution to the South China Sea
                                        territorial dispute.
**S. Res. 189                          Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 25th anniversary of
                                        democracy in Mongolia.
S. Res. 190                            Encouraging reunions of Korean Americans who were divided by the Korean
                                        War from relatives in North Korea.
S. Res. 194                            Welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to
                                        the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea
                                        relationship, and for other purposes.
**S. Res. 204                          Recognizing June 20, 2015, as ``World Refugee Day.''
**S. Res. 207                          Recognizing threats to freedom of the press and expression around the
                                        world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of
                                        the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance.
S. Res. 208                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the requested release of
                                        convicted terrorist Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda, also known as
                                        ``Simon Trinidad,'' from prison in the United States as a part of the
                                        Colombian peace process.
*S. Res. 211                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding Srebrenica.
S. Res. 237                            Condemning Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army for continuing to
                                        perpetrate crimes against humanity, war crimes, and mass atrocities, and
                                        supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, the African
                                        Union, and governments and regional organizations in central Africa to
                                        remove Joseph Kony and Lord's Resistance Army commanders from the
                                        battlefield and promote protection and recovery of affected communities.
S. Res. 238                            Expressing the determination of the Senate that the 60-day calendar
                                        period for congressional review of the nuclear agreement with Iran did
                                        not begin with the transmittal of the agreement on July 19, 2015,
                                        because that transmittal did not include all materials required to be
                                        transmitted pursuant to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
S. Res. 247                            Commemorating and honoring the actions of President Harry S. Truman and
                                        the crews of the Enola Gay and Bockscar in using the atomic bomb to
                                        bring World War II to an end.
S. Res. 251                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that the congressional review
                                        provision of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 does not
                                        apply to the Comprehensive Plan of Action announced on July 14, 2015,
                                        because the President failed to transmit the entire agreement as
                                        required by such Act, and that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
                                        would only preempt existing Iran sanctions laws as ``the supreme Law of
                                        the Land if ratified by the Senate as a treaty with the concurrence of
                                        two thirds of the Senators present pursuant to Article II, section 2,
                                        clause 2, of the Constitution or if Congress were to enact new
                                        implementing legislation that supersedes the mandatory statutory
                                        sanctions that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action announced on July
                                        14, 2015, purports to supersede.
**S. Res. 253                          Welcoming King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on their official
                                        visit to the United States, including visits to Miami and St. Augustine,
                                        Florida.
S. Res. 262                            To support the empowerment of women and urge counties to No. FreeThe20.
S. Res. 268                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the Syrian refugee crisis.
S. Res. 273                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for reconciliation
                                        in Indonesia and disclosure by the United States Government of events
                                        surrounding the mass killings during 1965 and 1966.
**S. Res. 274                          Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and democratic
                                        reunification of Germany.
**S. Res. 278                          Welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to
                                        the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea
                                        relationship, and for other purposes.
S. Res. 284                            Recognizing the importance of mental health globally and highlighting the
                                        contributions and value of mental health, psychosocial support, and
                                        human capacity, particularly in development contexts and humanitarian
                                        settings.
S. Res. 290                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that any protocol to, or other
                                        agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
                                        Change of 1992, negotiated at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change
                                        Conference in Paris will be considered a treaty requiring the advice and
                                        consent of the Senate.
S. Res. 299                            Honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister
                                        Yitzhak Rabin on the twentieth anniversary of his death.
**S. Res. 302                          Expressing the sense of the Senate in support of Israel and in
                                        condemnation of Palestinian terror attacks.
**S. Res. 310                          Condemning the ongoing sexual violence against women and children from
                                        Yezidi, Christian, Shabak, Turkmen, and other religious communities by
                                        Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants and urging the prosecution of
                                        the perpetrators and those complicit in these crimes.
**S. Res. 320                          Congratulating the people of Burma on their commitment to peaceful
                                        elections.
S. Res. 321                            Honoring the 70th anniversary of the founding of CARE.
**S. Res. 326                          Celebrating the 135th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the
                                        United States and Romania.
S. Res. 329                            Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding an agreement reached at the
                                        United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December 2015.
*S. Res. 330                           Congratulating the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the
                                        2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
**S. Res. 340                          Expressing the sense of Congress that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq
                                        and al-Sham (ISIS or Da'esh) is committing genocide, crimes against
                                        humanity, and war crimes, and calling upon the President to work with
                                        foreign governments and the United Nations to provide physical
                                        protection for ISIS' targets, to support the creation of an
                                        international criminal tribunal with jurisdiction to punish these
                                        crimes, and to use every reasonable means, including sanctions, to
                                        destroy ISIS and disrupt its support networks.
S. Res. 346                            Expressing opposition to the European Commission interpretive notice
                                        regarding labeling Israeli products and goods manufactured in the West
                                        Bank and other areas, as such actions undermine the Israeli-Palestinian
                                        peace process.
**S. Res. 347                          Honoring the memory and legacy of Anita Ashok Datar and condemning the
                                        terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali, on November 20, 2015.
*S. Res. 361                           Urging robust funding for humanitarian relief for Syria.
S. Res. 362                            Recognizing the contributions of the Montagnard indigenous tribespeople
                                        of the Central Highlands of Vietnam to the United States Armed Forces
                                        during the Vietnam War, and condemning the ongoing violation of human
                                        rights by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
**S. Res. 368                          Supporting efforts by the Government of Colombia to pursue peace and the
                                        end of the country's enduring internal armed conflict and recognizing
                                        United State support for Colombia at the 15th anniversary of Plan
                                        Colombia.
S. Res. 370                            Recognizing that for nearly 40 years, the United States and the
                                        Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have worked toward
                                        stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
**S. Res. 375                          Raising awareness of modern slavery.
*S. Res. 378                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the courageous work and life
                                        of Russian opposition leader Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov and renewing the
                                        call for a full and transparent investigation into the tragic murder of
                                        Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov in Moscow on February 27, 2015.
*S. Res. 381                           Honoring the memory and legacy of Michael James Riddering and condemning
                                        the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 15, 2016.
**S. Res. 383                          Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic
                                        relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation.
**S. Res. 388                          Supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
**S. Res. 392                          Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the prosecution and
                                        conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed without due process and
                                        urging the Government of the Maldives to take all necessary steps to
                                        redress this injustice, to release all political prisoners, and to
                                        ensure due process and freedom from political prosecution for all the
                                        people of Maldives.
**S. Res. 394                          Recognizing the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece and
                                        celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
S. Res. 396                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that individuals captured by the
                                        United States for supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
                                        should by detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S. Res. 414                            Expressing the sense of the Senate on the actions, including the
                                        reapplication of waived nuclear-related sanctions, that the United
                                        States should undertake in the event of an Iranian violation of the
                                        Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
**S. Res. 418                          Recognizing Hafsat Abiola, Khanim Latif, Yoani Sanchez, and Akanksha
                                        Hazari for their selflessness and dedication to their respective causes,
                                        and for other purposes.
S. Res. 426                            Expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should support
                                        and protect the right of women working in developing countries to safe
                                        workplaces, free from gender-based violence, reprisals, and
                                        intimidation.
*S. Res. 432                           Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance
                                        in Ethiopia.
**S. Res. 436                          Supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day.
**S. Res. 442                          Condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels and honoring the memory of
                                        the United States citizens murdered in those attacks, and offering
                                        thoughts and prayers for all the victims, condolences to their families,
                                        resolve to support the Belgian people, and the pledge to defend
                                        democracy and stand in solidarity with the country of Belgium and all
                                        our allies in the face of continuing terrorist attacks on freedom and
                                        liberty.
S. Res. 461                            Commending the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,
                                        John Sopko, and his office for their efforts in providing accountability
                                        for taxpayer dollars spent in Afghanistan.
**S. Res. 469                          Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a seminal
                                        moment in the journey of Ireland to independence.
S. Res. 479                            Urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply
                                        with constitutional limits on presidential terms and fulfill its
                                        constitutional mandate for a democratic transition of power in 2016.
**S. Res. 482                          Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a
                                        terrorist organization and to increase pressure on the organization and
                                        its members to the fullest extent possible.
**S. Res. 485                          Urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply
                                        with constitutional limits on presidential terms and fulfill its
                                        constitutional mandate for a democratic transition of power.
*S Res. 501                            Expressing the sense of the Senate on Russian military aggression.
*S. Res. 503                           Recognizing June 20, 2016, as ``World Refugee Day.''
**S. Res. 504                          Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.
*S. Res. 505                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding compliance enforcement of
                                        Russian violations of the Open Skies Treaty.
**S. Res. 506                          Expressing the sense of the Senate in support of the North Atlantic
                                        Treaty Organization and the NATO summit to be held in Warsaw, Poland
                                        from July 8-9, 2016, and in support of committing NATO to a security
                                        posture capable of deterring threats to the Alliance.
S. Res. 508                            Expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of
                                        a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military
                                        assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the
                                        Government of Israel.
**S. Res. 515                          Welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United States and
                                        reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the United States,
                                        encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-military, law
                                        enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation.
S. Res. 520                            Reaffirming the strong relationship, both in defense and trade, between
                                        the United States and the United Kingdom.
*S. Res. 524                           Expressing the sense of the Senate on the conflict in Yemen.
S. Res. 526                            Calling for all parties to respect the arbitral tribunal ruling with
                                        regard to the South China Sea and to express United States policy on
                                        freedom of navigation and overflight in the East and South China Seas.
S. Res. 529                            Calling upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to release
                                        Iranian-Americans Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi.
*S. Res. 535                           Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the trafficking of illicit
                                        fentanyl into the United States from Mexico and China.
*S. Res. 537                           Expressing the profound concern about the ongoing political, economic,
                                        social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of
                                        political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and
                                        democratic processes.
S. Res. 552                            Commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V
                                        to defend the United States following the terrorist attacks of September
                                        11, 2001.
S. Res. 553                            Expressing the sense of the Senate on the challenges the conflict in
                                        Syria poses to long-term stability and prosperity in Lebanon.
S. Res. 563                            Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal
                                        Government, and foreign countries to intensify efforts to investigate,
                                        recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the
                                        United States.
S. Res. 564                            Condemning North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, 2016.
S. Res. 571                            Providing official recognition of the massacre of 11 African-American
                                        soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States
                                        Army who had been captured near Wereth Belgium, during the Battle of the
                                        Bulge on December 17, 1944.
S. Res. 584                            Acknowledging the peaceful hunger strike of Guillermo ``El Coco''
                                        Farinas, a political dissident in Cuba, applauding his bravery and
                                        commitment to human rights, and expressing solidarity with him and his
                                        cause.
S. Res. 620                            Reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing
                                        Argentina's economic reforms.
S. Con. Res. 5                         Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Decade for People of
                                        African Descent.
S. Con. Res. 14                        Providing that the President may not provide sanctions relief to Iran
                                        until certain United States citizens are released from Iran.
S. Con. Res. 25                        Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should submit the
                                        Paris climate change agreement to the Senate for its advice and consent.
S. Con. Res. 26                        Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the right of States and local
                                        governments to maintain economic sanctions against Iran.
*S. Con. Res. 30                       Expressing concern over the disappearance of David Sneddon, and for other
                                        purposes.
S. Con. Res. 33                        Expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support
                                        atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities,
                                        including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds, and who
                                        target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are
                                        committing, and are hereby declared to be committing ``war crimes'',
                                        ``crimes against humanity'', and ``genocide''.
S. Con. Res. 35                        Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should continue
                                        to exercise its veto in the United Nations Security Council on
                                        resolutions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
S. Con. Res. 36                        Expressing support of the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims
                                        live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and
                                        urging the Federal Republic of Germany to reaffirm its commitment to
                                        that goal through a financial commitment to comprehensively address the
                                        unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims,
                                        including home care and other medically prescribed needs.
*S. Con. Res. 38                       Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as
                                        cornerstones of United States-Taiwan relations.
*S. Con. Res. 41                       Expressing the sense of Congress of the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region
                                        of Iraq.
*S. Con. Res. 42                       Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the safe and expeditious
                                        resettlement to Albania of all residents of Camp Liberty.
**S. Con. Res. 46                      Expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims
                                        live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and
                                        urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its
                                        commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare
                                        needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other
                                        medically prescribed needs.
S. Con. Res. 48                        Expressing the sense of Congress that the Italian Supreme Court of
                                        Cassation should domesticate and recognize judgments issued by United
                                        States courts on behalf of United State victims of terrorism, and that
                                        the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should cease its political
                                        interference with Italy's independent judiciary, which it carries out in
                                        the interests of state sponsors of terrorism such as the Islamic
                                        Republic of Iran.
S. Con. Res. 54                        Expressing the sense of Congress and reaffirming longstanding United
                                        States policy in support of a direct bilaterally negotiated settlement
                                        of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposition to United Nations
                                        Security Council resolutions imposing a solution to the conflict.
*S. Con. Res. 57                       Honoring in praise and remembrance the extraordinary life, and steady
                                        leadership, and remarkable, 70-year reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of
                                        Thailand.
**H. Con. Res. 40                      Encouraging reunions of divided Korean American families.
H. Con. Res. 75                        Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL
                                        against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war
                                        crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
H. Con. Res. 88                        Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as
                                        cornerstones of United States-Taiwan relations.
H. Con. Res. 121                       Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of
                                        international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by
                                        the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict
                                        in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the
                                        United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal
                                        where these crimes could be addressed.
H. Con. Res. 129                       Expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims
                                        live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and
                                        urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its
                                        commitment to this goal through a financial commitment to
                                        comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of
                                        vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically
                                        prescribed needs.
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                            D. NOMINATIONS*

    Referred......................................................   116
    Confirmed.....................................................    99
    Withdrawn by the President....................................     3
    Returned to the President upon adjournment of Congress........    14
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Representatives to conferences
    Referred......................................................     8
    Confirmed.....................................................     3
    Withdrawn by the President....................................     3
    Returned to the President.....................................     2
Privileged
    Under committee jurisdiction..................................    19
    Confirmed.....................................................    15
    Withdrawn by the President....................................     0
    Returned to the President upon adjournment of Congress........     4

Foreign Service Appointments/Promotions
    Referred...................................................... 4,969
    Confirmed..................................................... 4,646
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    Withdrawn.....................................................   323

                         1. Department of State

    There were eight nominations for Department of State 
officials referred to the committee, of which five were 
confirmed by the Senate and three were returned to the 
President. These nominations were for Under Secretary of State 
for Political Affairs; Legal Adviser; and five Assistant 
Secretaries of State (Political-Military Affairs, Energy 
Resources, Conflict and Stabilization Operations (also 
nominated for Coordinator for Reconstruction and 
Stabilization), Oceans and International Environmental and 
Scientific Affairs, and Consular Affairs).

                             2. Ambassadors

    During the 114th Congress, 79 nominations for country 
Ambassadors were referred to the committee. Of these, 75 were 
confirmed by the Senate, two nominations were withdrawn, and 
two nominations were returned upon adjournment of the Congress.
    The committee received two nominations for Rank of 
Ambassador at Large (Coordinator for Counterterrorism and 
Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking). One 
of these nominations was confirmed.
    The committee received eight nominations for the rank of 
Ambassador while serving in the following positions: U.S. 
Representative to the African Union; Senior Official for the 
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum; U.S. 
Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency; U.S. 
Representative to the Vienna Office of the UN; U.S 
Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of 
Chemical Weapons; U.S. Permanent Representative to the 
Organization of American States; U.S. Representative on the 
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; Director of 
Office of Foreign Missions. Seven of these nominations were 
confirmed by the Senate and one nomination was returned upon 
adjournment of the Congress.

                               3. Others

    Six nominations for positions with the U.S. Agency for 
International Development were referred to the committee: 
Administrator, Assistant Administrators (Latin America and the 
Caribbean; Africa; Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian 
Assistance; and Europe and Eurasia), and Inspector General. All 
of these nominations were confirmed.
    Director of the IMF; U.S. Alternate Executive Director of 
the IMF; U.S. Alternate Governor of the IMF; U.S. Director of 
the Asian Development Bank, U.S. Alternate Governor of the 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, U.S. Director 
of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; U.S. 
Director of the African Development Bank; U.S. Alternate 
Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank; and 
U.S. Executive Director of the International Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development. Four of these nominations were 
confirmed and five were returned to the President upon 
adjournment of the Congress.
    The committee received one nomination for the position of 
Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation, one nomination for the Peace Corps (Deputy 
Director), and two nominations for the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors (Chairman and Member).
    The Senate confirmed one of these nominations, one was 
withdrawn, and two were returned upon adjournment of the 
Congress.

                      4. International Conferences

    Eight nominations to serve as U.S. representatives and 
alternates to the United Nations General Assembly were referred 
to the committee. Three nominations were confirmed, three 
nominations were withdrawn, and two nominations were returned 
to the President at the close of the Second Session.

                       5. Privileged Nominations

    On June 29, 2011, during the 112th Congress, the Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 116, a resolution providing for expedited 
consideration of ``privileged'' nominations. Under procedures 
set forth in S. Res. 116, privileged nominations are not 
referred to their respective committees of jurisdiction but are 
placed on the Senate Executive Calendar under a newly-created 
privileged section. Upon receipt of nominees' paperwork by the 
committees of jurisdiction, the full Senate is free to consider 
privileged nominations under normal procedures after a period 
of 10 session days.
    Following are the nominations received during the 114th 
Congress for positions that fall under the jurisdiction of the 
committee and are governed by S. Res. 116 procedures: Member of 
the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (seven 
nominations); Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation (four nominations); Member of 
the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation 
(four nominations); Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation (two nominations); and Member 
of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation (two 
nominations). The Senate confirmed fifteen of these nominations 
and four nominations were returned to the President upon 
adjournment of the Second Session.

                             E. ACTIVITIES

    During the 114th Congress, the full committee and its 
subcommittees held a total of 187 sessions. These included 
hearings on legislation, treaties, and nominations, as well as 
briefings and consultations with officials of the executive 
branch and non-governmental experts. Members and staff made 
individual trips abroad and participated in conferences to 
further exercise the legislative oversight responsibilities of 
the committee. On 70 occasions the committee members received 
heads of state and senior officials of foreign governments to 
discuss matters of mutual interest.

                       1. Full Committee Meetings

*Closed session

 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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January 21, 2015                       Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Status of Talks and the Role of Congress (S.
                                        Hrg.114-121)
January 28, 2015                       Business Meeting
*January 29, 2015                      The Campaign Against ISIS
February 4, 2015                       Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward? (S. Hrg. 114-68)
*February 10, 2015                     Update on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
February 11, 2015                      Ending Modern Day Slavery: The Role of U.S. Leadership (S. Hrg. 114-68)
February 24, 2015                      Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the Fiscal Year 2016
                                        State Department Budget Request (S. Hrg. 114-124)
February 25, 2015                      The Fight Against ISIS: Building the Coalition and Ensuring Military
                                        Effectiveness (S. Hrg. 114-197)
February 26, 2015                      Business Meeting
*March 3, 2015                         Update on the Campaign Against ISIS
March 10, 2015                         U.S. Policy in Ukraine, Countering Russia and Driving Reform (S. Hrg. 114-
                                        77)
March 10, 2015                         Nominations
March 11, 2015                         The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS:
                                        Military and Diplomatic Efforts (S. Hrg. 114-90)
March 25, 2015                         Nominations
March 26, 2015                         Business Meeting
April 14, 2015                         Business Meeting
April 15, 2015                         American Food Aid: Why Reform Matters (S. Hrg. 114-74)
April 22, 2015                         State Department Reauthorization: Ensuring Effective U.S. Diplomacy
                                        Within A Responsible Budget (S. Hrg. 114-293)
*May 11, 2015                          Understanding the Commercial, Political, and Security Implications of the
                                        U.S.-China Civil Nuclear Agreement
May 12, 2015                           The Civil Nuclear Agreement with China: Balancing the Potential Risks and
                                        Rewards
May 13, 2015                           Safeguarding American Interests in the East and South China Seas (S. Hrg.
                                        114-75)
May 19, 2015                           Nominations
May 20, 2015                           U.S. Cuban Relations--the Way Forward
May 20, 2015                           Nominations
May 21, 2015                           Business Meeting
*June 2, 2015                          Understanding Iran's Nuclear Program
June 3, 2015                           Implications of the Iran Nuclear Agreement for U.S. Policy in the Middle
                                        East
June 9, 2015                           Business Meeting
*June 10, 2015                         Verification and Assessment: How Do You Create a Successful Inspection
                                        Regime
*June 15, 2015                         Lifting Sanctions on Iran: Practical Implications
June 17, 2015                          Nominations
June 23, 2015                          Nominations
June 24, 2015                          Lessons Learned From Past WMD Negotiations
June 25, 2015                          Business Meeting
June 25, 2015                          Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with
                                        Iran
*July 8, 2015                          Department of Defense Maritime Activities and Engagement in The South
                                        China Sea
July 9, 2015                           Nominations
July 15, 2015                          Nominations
July 16, 2015                          Corruption, Global Magnitsky, and Modern Slavery--A Review of Human
                                        Rights Around the World
July 22, 2015                          Nominations
July 23, 2015                          Iran Nuclear Agreement Review
July 29, 2015                          Business Meeting
July 29, 2015                          The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
July 30, 2015                          Sanctions and the JCPOA
July 30, 2015                           Nominations
*August 3, 2015                        The Verification and Assessment Report
August 4, 2015                         JCPOA: Non-Proliferation, Inspections, and Nuclear Constraints
August 4, 2015                         Nominations
August 5, 2015                         Implications of the JCPOA for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
August 6, 2015                         Review of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
September 16, 2015                     The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, and the Fight
                                        Against ISIS
*September 17, 2015                    State Department Processes in Establishing Tier Rankings for the 2015
                                        Trafficking in Persons Report
September 22, 2015                     Nominations
September 24, 2015                     Business Meeting
*September 28, 2015                    Migration Crisis in Middle East/Europe
September 29, 2015                     The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: The Humanitarian Crisis
*September 30, 2015                    The Economic Crisis in Ukraine
October 1, 2015                        Business Meeting
October 1, 2015                        Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with the Republic of Korea
October 1, 2015                        Nominations
October 6, 2015                        The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Yemen and the Countries of
                                        the Gulf Cooperation Council
October 8, 2015                        Business Meeting
October 8, 2015                        The Economic and Political Future of Ukraine
October 20, 2015                       The Persistent North Korea Denuclearization and Human Rights Challenge
*October 27, 2015                      Administration Response to Syrian Conflict
October 28, 2015                       The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East
October 28, 2015                       Nominations
October 29, 2015                       Nominations
October 29, 2015                       Treaties
November 3, 2015                       Nominations
November 4, 2015                       U.S Policy in North Africa
November 10, 2015                      Business Meeting
*November 10, 2015                     Update on the Campaign Against ISIS in Syria
*November 16, 2015                     U.S. Policy Tools to Combat North Korea's Nuclear and Ballistic Missile
                                        Capabilities
November 17, 2015                      Options for Reforming U.S. Overseas Broadcasting
*November 18, 2015                     The Aftermath of Paris: America's Role
December 1, 2015                       Nominations
December 2, 2015                       Nominations
*December 2, 2015                      JCPOA Oversight: The IAEA's Report on the Possible Military Dimensions of
                                        the Iranian Nuclear Program
*December 3, 2015                      The U.S. Role in the Middle East
*December 8, 2015                      Business Meeting
December 8, 2015                       Millennium Challenge Corporation: Lessons Learned after a Decade and
                                        Outlook for the Future (S. Hrg. 114-518)
December 9, 2015                       United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform (S. Hrg. 114-
                                        519)
December 10, 2015                      Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership (S. Hrg. 114-327)
*December 15, 2015                     Afghanistan Intelligence Assessment
December 16, 2015                      The Administration's Strategy in Afghanistan (S. Hrg. 114-320)
December 17, 2015                      The Status of JCPOA Implementation and Related Issues
*January 11, 2016                      Assessing the Recent North Korea Nuclear Event
January 20, 2016                       The Middle East After the JCPOA
January 21, 2016                       Political and Economic Developments in Latin America and Opportunities
                                        for U.S. Engagement
January 28, 2016                       Business Meeting
*February 2, 2016                      Russia, the European Union, and American Foreign Policy
February 3, 2016                       Strains on the European Union: Implications for American Foreign Policy
*February 9, 2016                      Administration Update on the Way Forward in Syria and Iraq
February 10, 2016                      Business Meeting
February 10, 2016                      U.S. Policy in Central Africa: The Imperative of Good Governance
February 11, 2016                      Nominations
February 23, 2016                      Review of the FY2017 State Department Budget Request
February 24, 2016                      Ending Modern Slavery: Now is the Time
March 2, 2016                          Economic and Geopolitical Implications of Low Oil and Gas Prices
March 3, 2016                          The Path Forward in Libya
March 8, 2016                          State Department Reauthorization: An Opportunity to Strengthen and
                                        Streamline U.S. Diplomacy
March 10, 2016                         Business Meeting
March 10, 2016                         Nominations
March 15, 2016                         Ukrainian Reforms Two Years After the Maidan Revolution and the Russian
                                        Invasion
March 17, 2016                         Reviewing the Administration's Nuclear Agenda
April 5, 2016                          Recent Iranian Actions and Implementation of the Nuclear Deal
April 6, 2016                          The Strategic Implications of the U.S. Debt
April 12, 2016                         The Spread of ISIS and Transnational Terrorism
April 13, 2016                         Do No Harm: Ending Sexual Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping
April 19, 2016                         Central America and the Alliance for Prosperity: Identifying U.S.
                                        Priorities and Assessing Progress
*April 20, 2016                        Administration Update on the Mosul Dam
April 27, 2016                         U.S. -China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
April 28, 2016                         Business Meeting
May 10, 2016                           Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 12, 2016                           Examining America's Role in the World
May 17, 2016                           War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis
*May 17, 2016                          International Cybersecurity Strategy
May 19, 2016                           Treaties (S. Hrg. 114-324)
May 19, 2016                           Business Meeting
*May 23, 2016                          The Open Skies Treaty: Managing Russia's Request to Upgrade Sensors
May 24, 2016                           U.S.-India Relations: Balancing Progress and Managing Expectations
*May 25, 2016                          Trafficking in Persons: Preparing the 2016 Annual Report
June 7, 2016                           Russian Violations of Borders, Treaties, and Human Rights
June 8, 2016                           Nominations
June 15, 2016                          U.S. Policy in Libya
June 16, 2016                          Our Evolving Understanding and Response to Transnational Criminal Threats
June 21, 2016                          Nominations
*June 22, 2016                         Security Assistance: Cutting Through A Tangled Web of Authorities
June 23, 2016                          Business Meeting
June 23, 2016                          NATO: Reviewing the Agenda and Assessing the Potential Outcomes of the
                                        Warsaw Summit
June 28, 2016                          Global Efforts to Defeat ISIS
June 30, 2016                          Corruption: Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing
                                        Governance
July 7, 2016                           An Assessment of U.S. Economic Assistance
July 12, 2016                          Review of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 13, 2016                          Nominations
July 14, 2016                          Business Meeting
July 14, 2016                          The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year Later
September 7, 2016                      The Administration's Proposal for a UN Resolution on the Comprehensive
                                        Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
September 8, 2016                      Pakistan: Challenges for U.S. Interests
*September 12, 2016                    The Failed Coup in Turkey and the Future of U.S.-Turkish Cooperation
September 14, 2016                     NATO Expansion: Examining the Accession of Montenegro
September 15, 2016                     Afghanistan: U.S. Policy and International Commitments
September 15, 2016                     Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with Norway
*September 19, 2016                    Assessing the Recent North Korea Nuclear Event, Missile Tests and
                                        Regional Dynamics
September 20, 2016                     Nominations
September 20, 2016                     South Sudan: Options in Crisis
September 27, 2016                     Business Meeting
September 29, 2016                     Regional Impact of the Syria Conflict: Syria, Turkey, and Iraq
December 1, 2016                       The Future of Counter-Terrorism Strategy
December 6, 2016                       Business Meeting
December 6, 2016                       Defeating the Iranian Threat Network: Options for Countering Iranian
                                        Proxies
December 8, 2016                       State Department and USAID Management Challenges and Opportunities for
                                        the Next Administration
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               2. Subcommittees and Subcommittee Meetings

    Subcommittees are listed in order of the initial chairman's 
seniority within the full committee. The Chairman and Ranking 
Member of the full committee were ex officio members of each 
subcommittee.

       Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism

    From January 3, 2015 until January 3, 2017, the 
Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and 
Counterterrorism consisted of the following members: Senators 
Risch (Chairman), Rubio, Johnson, Perdue, and Paul 
(Republicans); Senators Murphy (Ranking Member), Cardin, 
Shaheen, and Kaine (Democrats).

   Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian 
      Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues

    The Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational 
Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global 
Women's Issues consisted of the following members from January 
3, 2015 until January 3, 2017: Senators Rubio (Chairman), 
Flake, Gardner, Perdue, and Isakson (Republicans); Senators 
Boxer (Ranking Member), Udall, Kaine, and Markey (Democrats).
    The subcommittee held the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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February 3, 2015                       Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy Changes on Human Rights and
                                        Democracy in Cuba (S. Hrg. 114-70)
March 17, 2015                         Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for
                                        U.S. Interests and the Western Hemisphere (S. Hrg. 114-69)
May 5, 2015                            Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the FY2016 State
                                        Department Budget Request
July 15, 2015                          Overview of U.S. Policy Towards Haiti Prior to the Elections
April 26, 2016                         Review of Resources, Priorities, and Programs in they FY 2017 State
                                        Department Budget
May 26, 2016                           Cartels and the U.S Heroin Epidemic: Combating Drug Violence and Public
                                        Health Crisis
June 15, 2016                          Barriers to Education Globally: Getting Girls in the Classroom
July 13, 2016                          Zika in the Western Hemisphere: Risks and Response
September 14, 2016                     Protecting Girls: Global Efforts to End Child Marriage
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        Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation

    The Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security 
Cooperation consisted of the following members from January 3, 
2015 until January 3, 2017: Senators Johnson (Chairman), Risch, 
Gardner, Paul, and Barrasso (Republicans); Senators Shaheen 
(Ranking Member), Murphy, Kaine, and Markey (Democrats).
    The subcommittee held the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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March 4, 2015                          Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe: Where Does Putin Go Next After
                                        Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova? (S. Hrg. 114-130)
July 29, 2015                          Financial Crisis in Greece--Implications and Lessons Learned
November 3, 2015                       Putin's Invasion of Ukraine and the Propaganda that Threatens Europe
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                    Africa and Global Health Policy

    From January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017 the Subcommittee on 
Africa and Global Health Policy consisted of the following 
members: Senators Flake (Chairman), Rubio, Isakson, Paul, and 
Barrasso (Republicans); Senators Markey (Ranking Member), 
Coons, Udall, and Cardin (Democrats).
    The subcommittee on conducted the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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March 19, 2015                         The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Seven Months Later: Progress and Setbacks
                                        (S. Hrg. 114-222)
April 23, 2015                         The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
June 4, 2015                           Security Assistance in Africa
July 16, 2015                          Wildlife Poaching
December 9, 2015                       The Security and Political Crisis in Burundi (S. Hrg. 114-346)
April 7, 2016                          A Progress Report on the West Africa Ebola Epidemic
June 8, 2016                           U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
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     East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

    The Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and 
International Cybersecurity Policy consisted of the following 
members from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017: Senators 
Gardner (Chairman), Rubio, Johnson, Flake, and Isakson 
(Republicans); Senators Cardin (Ranking Member), Boxer, Coons, 
and Udall (Democrats).
    The subcommittee held the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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May 14, 2015                           Cybersecurity: Setting the Rules for Responsible Global Cyber Behavior
                                        (S. Hrg. 114-76)
June 16, 2015                          Strategic Implications of Trade Promotion and Capacity-Building in the
                                        Asia-Pacific Region
September 29, 2015                     The Changing Landscape of U.S.-China Relations: What's Next
October 7, 2015                        Assessing the North Korea Threat and U.S. Policy: Strategic Patience or
                                        Effective Deterrence?
November 19, 2015                      Democratic Transitions in Southeast Asia
May 25, 2016                           International Cybersecurity Strategy: Deterring Foreign Threats and
                                        Building Global Cyber Norms
July 13, 2016                          U.S. Policy Options in the South China Sea
September 28, 2016                     The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S.
                                        Response
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 State Department and USAID Management, and International Operations, 
                and Bilateral International Development

    From January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017, the Subcommittee 
on State Department and USAID Management, and International 
Operations, and Bilateral International Development consisted 
of the following members: Senators Perdue (Chairman), Risch, 
Johnson, Isakson, and Paul (Republicans); Senators Kaine 
(Ranking Member), Boxer, Coons, and Murphy (Democrats).
    The subcommittee conducted the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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April 21, 2015                         Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Department of State (S.
                                        Hrg. 114-272)
October 8, 2015                        Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Diplomatic Security Training Facility
                                        for the Twenty-First Century
March 1, 2016                          A Review of the FY 2017 State and USAID Budget Request
July 12, 2016                          Public-Private Partnerships in Foreign Aid: Leveraging U.S. Assistance
                                        for Greater Impact and Sustainability
December 8, 2016                       State Department and USAID Management Challenges and Opportunities for
                                        the Next Administration
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 Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Institutions, 
      and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy

    The Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, 
Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and 
Environmental Policy consisted of the following members from 
January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017: Senators Barrasso 
(Chairman), Risch, Flake, Gardner, and Perdue (Republicans); 
Senators Udall (Ranking Member), Boxer, Shaheen, and Markey 
(Democrats).
    The subcommittee held the following hearings:


 
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                 Date                                                    Title
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May 6, 2015                            Oversight of Multilateral and Bilateral International Development
                                        Programs and Policies (S. Hrg. 114-136)
June 23, 2015                          American Energy Exports: Opportunities For U.S. Allies and U.S. National
                                        Security
October 20, 2015                       2015 Paris International Climate Negotiations: Examining the Economic and
                                        Environmental Impacts
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                                APPENDIX

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                         COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS

                           EXECUTIVE REPORTS

 
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 Report Number,  Document Number,  and
              Date Filed                                          Title of Publication
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Exec. Rept. 114-1                       Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Switzerland
  (Treaty Doc. 112-1)
  February 9, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-2                       Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Spain
  (Treaty Doc. 113-4)
  February 8, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-3                       Tax Convention with Poland
  (Treaty Doc. 113-5)
  February 8, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-4                       Tax Convention with Chile
  (Treaty Doc. 112-8)
  February 8, 2016
Exec Rept. 114-5                        Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan
  (Treaty Doc. 114-1)
  February 8, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-6                       Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg
  (Treaty Doc. 111-8)
  February 9, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-7                       Tax Convention with Hungary
  (Treaty Doc. 111-7)
  February 8, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-8                       Protocol Amending Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative
  (Treaty Doc. 112-5)                    Assistance in Tax Matters
  February 8, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-9                       Extradition Treaty with the Dominican Republic
  (Treaty Doc. 114-10)
  July 13, 2016
Exec Rept. 114-10                       Extradition Treaty with the Republic of Chile
  (Treaty Doc. 113-6)
  July 13, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-11                      International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  (Treaty Doc. 110-19)
  September 13, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-12                      Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the People's Democratic Republic of
  (Treaty Doc. 114-3)                    Algeria
  September 13, 2016
Exec Rept. 114-13                       Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the Republic of Kazakhstan
  (Treaty Doc. 114-11)
  September 13, 2016
Exec Rept. 114-14                       Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  (Treaty Doc. 114-4)
  September 13, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-15                      Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of
  (Treaty Doc. 112-6)                    Securities Held with an Intermediary
  September 14, 2016
Exec. Rept. 114-16                      Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of
  (Treaty Doc. 114-12)                   Montenegro
  December 7, 2016
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                             SENATE REPORTS

 
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  Report Number,  Legislation Number,
            and Date Filed                                        Title of Publication
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
S. Rept. 114-176                        Electrify Africa Act of 2015
  (S. 2152)
  December 8, 2015
 S. Rept. 114-178                       Legislative Activities Report of the Committee on Foreign Relations,
  December 10, 2015                      113th Congress
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                                HEARINGS

 
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                 Date                                                     Title
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January 21, 2015                        Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Status of Talks and the Role of Congress (S.
                                         Hrg.114-121)
February 2, 2015                        Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy Changes On Human Rights and
                                         Democracy in Cuba (S. Hrg. 114-70)
February 4, 2015                        Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward?
February 11, 2015                       Ending Modern Day Slavery: The Role of U.S. Leadership (S. Hrg. 114-68)
February 24, 2015                       Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the fiscal Year 2016
                                         State Department Budget Request (S. Hrg. 114-124)
February 25, 2015                       The Fight Against ISIS: Building the Coalition and Ensuring Military
                                         Effectiveness (S. Hrg. 114-197)
March 4, 2015                           Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe: Where Does Putin Go Next After
                                         Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova (S. Hrg. 114-130)
March 10, 2015                          U.S. Policy in Ukraine, Countering Russia and Driving Reform (S. Hrg.
                                         114-77)
March 10, 2015                          Nominations
March 11, 2015                          The President's Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS:
                                         Military and Diplomatic Efforts (S. Hrg. 114-90)
March 17, 2015                          Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for
                                         U.S. Interests and the Western Hemisphere (S. Hrg. 114-69)
March 19, 2015                          The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Seven Months Later: Progress and Setbacks
                                         (S. Hrg. 114-222)
March 25, 2015                          Nominations
April 15, 2015                          American Food Aid: Why Reform Matters (S. Hrg. 114-74)
April 21, 2015                          Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Department of State
                                         (S. Hrg. 114-272)
April 22, 2015                          State Department Reauthorization: Ensuring Effective U.S. Diplomacy
                                         Within A Responsible Budget (S. Hrg. 114-293)
April 23, 2015                          The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
May 5, 2015                             Review of Resources, Priorities, and Programs in the FY 2016 State
                                         Department Budget Request
May 6, 2015                             Oversight of Multilateral and Bilateral International Development
                                         Programs and Policies (S. Hrg. 114-136)
May 12, 2015                            The Civil Nuclear Agreement with China: Balancing the Potential Risks
                                         and Rewards (S. Hrg. 114 - )
May 13, 2015                            Safeguarding American Interests in the East and South China Seas (S.
                                         Hrg. 114-75)
May 14, 2015                            Cybersecurity: Setting the Rules for Responsible Global Cyber Behavior
                                         (S. Hrg. 114-76)
May 19, 2015                            Nominations
May 20, 2015                            U.S. Cuban Relations--the Way Forward
May 20, 2015                            Nominations
June 3, 2015                            Implications of the Iran Nuclear Agreement for U.S. Policy in the Middle
                                         East
June 4, 2015                            Security Assistance in Africa
June 16, 2015                           Strategic Implications of Trade Promotion and Capacity-Building in the
                                         Asia-Pacific Region
June 17, 2015                           Nominations
June 23, 2015                           Nominations
June 23, 2015                           American Energy Exports: Opportunities For U.S. Allies and U.S. National
                                         Security
June 24, 2015                           Lessons Learned From Past WMD Negotiations
June 25, 2015                           Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with
                                         Iran
July 9, 2015                            Nominations
July 15, 2015                           Overview of U.S. Policy Towards Haiti Prior to the Elections
July 15, 2015                           Nominations
July 16, 2015                           Corruption, Global Magnitsky, and Modern Slavery--A Review of Human
                                         Rights Around the World
July 16, 2015                           Wildlife Poaching
July 22, 2015                           Nominations
July 23, 2015                           Iran Nuclear Agreement Review
July 29, 2015                           The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
July 29, 2015                           Financial Crisis in Greece--Implications and Lessons Learned
July 30, 2015                           Sanctions and the JCPOA
July 30, 2015                           Nominations
August 4, 2015                          JCPOA: Non-Proliferation, Inspections, and Nuclear Constraints
August 4, 2015                          Nominations
August 5, 2015                          Implications of the JCPOA for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
August 6, 2015                          Review of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
September 16, 2015                      The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, and the
                                         Fight Against ISIS
September 22, 2015                      Nominations
September 29, 2015                      The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: The Humanitarian Crisis
September 29, 2015                      The Changing Landscape of U.S.-China Relations: What's Next?
October 1, 2015                         Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with the Republic of Korea
October 1, 2015                         Nominations
October 6, 2015                         The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Yemen and the Countries
                                         of the Gulf Cooperation Council
October 7, 2015                         Assessing the North Korea Threat and U.S. Policy: Strategic Patience or
                                         Effective Deterrence?
October 8, 2015                         The Economic and Political Future of Ukraine
October 8, 2015                         Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Diplomatic Security Training
                                         Facility for the Twenty-First Century
October 20, 2015                        The Persistent North Korea Denuclearization and Human Rights Challenge
October 20, 2015                        2015 Paris International Climate Negotiations: Examining the Economic
                                         and Environmental Impacts
October 28, 2015                        The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East
October 28, 2015                        Nominations
October 29, 2015                        Nominations
October 29, 2015                        Treaties
November 3, 2015                        Nominations
November 3, 2015                        Putin's Invasion of Ukraine and the Propaganda that Threatens Europe
November 4, 2015                        U.S Policy in North Africa
November 17, 2015                       Options for Reforming U.S. Overseas Broadcasting (S. Hrg.
November 19, 2015                       Democratic Transitions in Southeast Asia
December 1, 2015                        Nominations
December 2, 2015                        Nominations
December 8, 2015                        Millennium Challenge Corporation: Lessons Learned after a Decade and
                                         Outlook for the Future (S. Hrg. 114-518)
December 9, 2015                        United Nations Peacekeeping and Opportunities for Reform (S. Hrg. 114-
                                         519)
December 9, 2015                        The Security and Political Crisis in Burundi (S. Hrg. 114-346)
December 10, 2015                       Independent South Sudan: A Failure of Leadership (S. Hrg. 114-327)
December 16, 2015                       The Administration's Strategy in Afghanistan (S. Hrg. 114-320)
December 17, 2015                       The Status of JCPOA Implementation and Related Issues
January 20, 2016                        The Middle East After the JCPOA
January 21, 2016                        Political and Economic Developments in Latin America and Opportunities
                                         for U.S. Engagement
February 3, 2016                        Strains on the European Union: Implications for American Foreign Policy
February 10, 2016                       U.S. Policy in Central Africa: The Imperative of Good Governance
February 11, 2016                       Nominations
February 23, 2016                       Review of the FY2017 State Department Budget Request
February 24, 2016                       Ending Modern Slavery: Now is the Time
March 1, 2016                           A Review of the FY 2017 State and USAID Budget Request
March 2, 2016                           Economic and Geopolitical Implications of Low Oil and Gas Prices
March 3, 2016                           The Path Forward in Libya
March 8, 2016                           State Department Reauthorization: An Opportunity to Strengthen and
                                         Streamline U.S. Diplomacy
March 10, 2016                          Nominations
March 15, 2016                          Ukrainian Reforms Two Years After the Maidan Revolution and the Russian
                                         Invasion
March 17, 2016                          Reviewing the Administration's Nuclear Agenda
April 5, 2016                           Recent Iranian Actions and Implementation of the Nuclear Deal
April 6, 2016                           The Strategic Implications of the U.S. Debt
April 7, 2016                           A Progress Report on the West Africa Ebola Epidemic
April 12, 2016                          The Spread of ISIS and Transnational Terrorism
April 13, 2016                          Do No Harm: Ending Sexual Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping
April 19, 2016                          Central America and the Alliance for Prosperity: Identifying U.S.
                                         Priorities and Assessing Progress
April 26, 2016                          Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the FY 2017 State
                                         Department Budget Request
April 27, 2016                          U.S. -China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
May 10, 2016                            Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 12, 2016                            Examining America's Role in the World
May 17, 2016                            War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis
May 19, 2016                            Treaties (S. Hrg. 114-324)
May 24, 2016                            U.S.-India Relations: Balancing Progress and Managing Expectations
May 25, 2016                            International Cybersecurity Strategy: Deterring Foreign Threats and
                                         Building Global Cyber Norms
May 26, 2016                            Cartels and the U.S. Heroin Epidemic: Combating Drug Violence and Public
                                         Health Crisis
June 7, 2016                            Russian Violations of Borders, Treaties, and Human Rights
June 8, 2016                            U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 8, 2016                            Nominations
June 15, 2016                           Barriers to Education Globally: Getting Girls in the Classroom
June 15, 2016                           U.S. Policy in Libya
June 16, 2016                           Our Evolving Understanding and Response to Transnational Criminal
                                         Threats
June 21, 2016                           Nominations
June 23, 2016                           NATO: Reviewing the Agenda and Assessing the Potential Outcomes of the
                                         Warsaw Summit
June 28, 2016                           Global Efforts to Defeat ISIS
June 30, 2016                           Corruption: Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing
                                         Governance
July 7, 2016                            An Assessment of U.S. Economic Assistance
July 12, 2016                           Review of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
July 12, 2016                           Public-Private Partnerships in Foreign Aid: Leveraging U.S. Assistance
                                         for Greater Impact and Sustainability
July 13, 2016                           U.S. Policy Options in the South China Sea
July 13, 2016                           Nominations
July 13, 2016                           Zika in the Western Hemisphere: Risks and Response
July 14, 2016                           The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year Later
September 7, 2016                       The Administration's Proposal for a UN Resolution on the Comprehensive
                                         Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
September 8, 2016                       Pakistan: Challenges for U.S. Interests
September 14, 2016                      Protecting Girls: Global Efforts to End Child Marriage
September 14, 2016                      NATO Expansion: Examining the Accession of Montenegro
September 15, 2016                      Afghanistan: U.S. Policy and International Commitments
September 15, 2016                      Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with Norway
September 20, 2016                      Nominations
September 20, 2016                      South Sudan: Options in Crisis
September 28, 2016                      The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S.
                                         Response
September 29, 2016                      Regional Impact of the Syria Conflict: Syria, Turkey, and Iraq
December 1, 2016                        The Future of Counter-Terrorism Strategy
December 6, 2016                        Defeating the Iranian Threat Network: Options for Countering Iranian
                                         Proxies
December 8, 2016                        State Department and USAID Management Challenges and Opportunities for
                                         the Next Administration (S. Hrg. 114-68)
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                           COMMMITTEE PRINTS

 
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                 Date                                                     Title
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January 1, 2015                         Rules of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate S.
                                         Prt. 114-4
January 1, 2015                         Membership and Jurisdiction of Subcommittees S. Prt. 114-5
January 6, 2015                         Business Meetings of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States
                                         Senate S. Prt. 114-23
December 6, 2016                        Legislative Calendar (Cumulative Record) S. Prt. 114-30
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                              PUBLIC LAWS

 
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    Number,  Bill Number,  and Date                              Purpose of Legislation
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P.L. 114-24                             To authorize the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United
  (S. 802)                               States Agency for International Development to provide assistance to
  June 12, 2015                          support the rights of women and girls in developing countries, and for
                                         other purposes.
P.L. 114-71                             To reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious
  (S. 2078)                              Freedom, and for other purposes.
  October 16, 2015
P.L. 114-119                            To protect children and others from sexual abuse and exploitation,
  (H.R. 515)                             including sex trafficking and sex tourism, by providing advance notice
  February 8, 2016                       of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United
                                         States to the government of the country of destination, requesting
                                         foreign governments to notify the United States when a known sex
                                         offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.
P.L. 114-121                            To establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to
  (S. 2152)                              encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an
  February 8, 2016                       appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for
                                         more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty
                                         reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, and
                                         for other purposes.
P.L. 114-122                            To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North
  (H.R. 757)                             Korea, and for other purposes.
  February 8, 2016
P.L. 114-123                            To improve defense cooperation between the United States and the
  (H.R. 907)                             Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  February 18, 2016
P.L. 114-139                            To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain
  (S. 2426)                              observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police
  March 18, 2016                         Organization, and for other purposes.
P.L. 114-151                            To protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to
  (H.R. 1493)                            political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters,
  May 9, 2016                            and for other purposes.
P.L. 114-194                            To extend the termination of sanctions with respect to Venezuela under
  (S. 2845)                              the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014.
  July 15, 2016
P.L. 114-195                            To authorize a comprehensive strategic approach for United States
  (S. 1252)                              foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and
  July 20, 2016                          hunger, achieve food and nutrition security, promote inclusive,
                                         sustainable, agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional
                                         outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among
                                         vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.
P.L. 114-231                            To support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of
  (H.R. 2494)                            partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major
  October 7, 2016                        wildlife trafficking countries, and for other purposes.
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