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S. 1 (116th): Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

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About the bill

What was the first legislation that Senate Republicans introduced this year?

Context

The very first bill introduced by a majority party in Congress sends an important message about what their legislative priorities are.

In the previous Congress, House Republicans’ first bill was the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which lowered personal income and corporate tax rates, although ballooning the national deficit in the process.

In the current Congress, House Democrats’ first bill is a multipronged anti-corruption vehicle which would institute public financing campaigns, overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision which removed limits on corporate donations, and require presidential candidates to publicly release their tax returns.

So, what is current Senate Republicans’ first bill?

What the bill does

The Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act would ...

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Length: 56 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 5, 2019 but was never passed by the House. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
Cosponsors

12 Cosponsors (12 Republicans)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sen. Cruz: This Year Highlighted the Resilience of Texas and the Vigor of the American Spirit
    — Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 31, 2020

Rep. Maloney Applauds HHS Grant Recipients Who Continue Lifesaving Research During Pandemic
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Dec 23, 2020

Rep. Castor Announces $1.4M to Tampa Residents through 2020 Constituent Services, $1.5B Secured in Federal Grants, $2.7B in PPP Assistance
    — Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] on Dec 30, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

Cleveland Peace Action Cleveland Peace Action strongly opposes S.1, a bill that would give Israel $33 billion over the next ten years in addition to the $5.5 billion enacted in last year’s defense spending bill. Weapons and military support for Israel is a flagrant ...

History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 4, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 8, 2019
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jan 10, 2019
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Jan 14, 2019
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Feb 5, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Sep 16, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 1 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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