Defense

H.Res.92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.

Summary:

Passed House amended (04/03/2017)

Condemns North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Welcomes the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea to counter North Korea’s missile threat.

Urges the government of the People’s Republic of China to immediately cease its diplomatic intimidation and economic coercion against South Korea in an attempt to block the THAAD deployment.

Reaffirms: (1) U.S. support for a layered, integrated, multi-tier missile defense system to protect Americans and allies in Northeast Asia; and (2) the U.S. commitment to its alliances and to trilateral cooperation with South Korea and Japan.

Expresses support for: (1) continued U.S.-South Korea bilateral security cooperation and the consideration of additional measures to strengthen the alliance, including expanded foreign military sales and joint exercises; and (2) the intelligence sharing agreement between Japan and South Korea signed on November 23, 2016, concerning the direct exchange of intelligence on North Korean threats, and urges its full implementation.

Calls upon: (1) China to use its considerable leverage to pressure North Korean leaders to cease their provocative behavior, abandon and dismantle their nuclear and missile programs, and comply with all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions; (2) the United States to fully enforce all existing economic sanctions on North Korea and to seek to continuously adapt the sanctions regime to address evasive techniques employed by such regime; and (3) the Department of State to undertake a comprehensive and rigorous diplomatic effort to urge allies and other countries to fully enforce, and build upon, existing international sanctions on North Korea.

 

Full Text

Date All Actions
04/03/2017-6:53pm Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/03/2017-6:53pm On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 – 3 (Roll no. 209). (text as passed House: CR H2605)
04/03/2017-6:32pm Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2614-2615)
04/03/2017-5:31pm At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
04/03/2017-5:05pm DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 92.
04/03/2017-5:05pm Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2605-2609)
04/03/2017-5:04pm Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
02/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
02/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
02/07/2017 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1021)
02/06/2017 Referred to House Armed Services
02/06/2017 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
02/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/06/2017 Introduced in House

Conservation

H.J.Res.44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

 

Public Law No: 115-12 (03/27/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on December 12, 2016, relating to revising regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

Science

H.R.321 – Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act

Date Actions Overview
02/28/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-7.
02/28/2017 Signed by President.
02/16/2017 Presented to President.
02/14/2017 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
02/01/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. Without written report.
01/10/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
01/05/2017 Introduced in House

Passed House without amendment (01/10/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation’s space science and exploration efforts through support of the following initiatives:

  • NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS;
  • Aspire to Inspire; and
  • Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research.

(Sec. 4) NASA shall submit to Congress a specified plan on how NASA can best facilitate and support both current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, including early career female astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, to engage with K-12 female STEM students and inspire the next generation of women to consider participating in STEM fields and to pursue careers in aerospace.