Legislate: All Bills

725 bills were returned.
Use the bill search to narrow your results.

H 2212 - Marino
Generic and Biosimilar Versions of Drugs
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Promotes competition in the market for drugs and biological products; facilitates the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
H 2215 - Perlmutter
Protections for Depository Institutions
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Creates protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses.
H 2222 - Stivers
Continuum of Care Program Incentives
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends section 428 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; provides incentives to grantees under the Continuum of Care program to re-house all former members of the Armed Forces.
HCONRES 114 - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (DEM-OR)
Recognizing the contributions of the public elementary schools and secondary schools in the United States as an investment in our country's future and expresses the position of Congress that public funds should be spent to strengthen public elementary and secondary schools.
03/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p class=""lbexIndentParagraph"" style=""TEXT-ALIGN: left"">Disapproves of using and expanding the use of federal funds, including tax expenditures, to subsidize tuition or other expenses associated with students enrolling in private elementary schools and secondary schools, except for limited allowances permitted in law.</p><a id=""HFEBCB58F49C240F0BF3376C598F0423E""></a> <p class=""lbexIndentParagraph"" style=""TEXT-ALIGN: left"">Affirms that public funds should be used to support public elementary schools and secondary schools only.</p>
HCONRES 127 - Rep. Frederica Wilson (DEM-FL)
Condemning gun violence and its impact on youth by supporting the enactment of legislation to prevent future school and neighborhood shootings.
08/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HCONRES 75 - Rep. Alma Adams (DEM-NC)
Expressing the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated.
07/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
</p> <p>Expresses the sense of Congress regarding:</p> <ul> <li>elimination of homelessness by 2020;</li> <li>expanded funding for the low-income rental housing assistance program, the Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, the McKinney-Vento homeless assistance program, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program;</li> <li>substantial additional funding to the National Housing Trust Fund;</li> <li>increased funding for job training and related programs;</li> <li>a federal "housing first" policy linking housing with supportive services for persons with special needs; and</li> <li>permanent housing connected to employment, transportation, and job training programs for American families and individuals.</li></ul>
HCONRES 80 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
Expressing the sense of the Congress that assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses the sense of Congress that the federal government should ensure that: (1) every person facing the end of their life has access to quality, comprehensive medical care; and (2) policies or practices supporting assisted suicide are not adopted. </p>
HCONRES 96 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day.
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Supports the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day and recognizes its 29th anniversary.</p> <p>Commends the President and state and local governments for recognizing such day and encouraging individuals to undergo testing for HIV.</p> <p>Supports:</p> <ul> <li> the goal of ending HIV/AIDS;</li> <li> continued funding for prevention, care, treatment services, and research programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the United States;</li> <li> the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 (NHAS) and achieving the goals within the NHAS Federal Action Plan;</li> <li> continued funding for the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; </li> <li> the goal of improving access to ...
HJRES 124 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, 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.
...This division amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to provide continuing FY2018 appropriations to most federal agencies through January 19, 2018 (December 22, 2017, under current law). It prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing continuing resolution expires because the FY2018 appropriations bills have not been enacted. </p> <p>It also exempts security spending from sequestration (automatic spending cuts) for FY2018 and delays the sequestration for nonsecurity spending. </p> <p>DIVISION B--DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS </p> <p>This division provides appropriations to the Department of Defense for the remainder of FY2018, including emergency appropriations for missile defense programs. </p> <p>DIVISION C--CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT </p> ...
HR 102 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Expanding Care for Veterans Act
01/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Such program shall be conducted at not fewer than 15 VA medical centers by integrating the provision of complementary and alternative medicine services with other VA health care services provided to veterans who have a mental health condition, experience chronic pain, or have a chronic condition. Veterans' participation shall be voluntary.</p> <p>The VA shall contract with a qualified independent entity for comprehensive studies of the barriers encountered by veterans in receiving, and by administrators and clinicians in providing, complementary and alternative medicine services through the VA. Such studies shall be conducted through surveys of veterans and VA administrators and clinicians.</p> <p>The VA shall carry out a three-year program awarding grants to public or private nonprofit ...
HR 1052 - Rep. Grace Meng (DEM-NY)
High-Risk Military Occupation Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>High-Risk Military Occupation Veteran Suicide Prevention Act</strong></p> <p>This bill includes in the Department of Veterans Affairs evaluation of its mental health care and suicide prevention programs best practices for caring for individuals who previously held high-risk military occupations in the Department of Veterans Affairs.</p>
HR 1064 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2017
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...Such individual shall receive the same level of priority as members of the Armed Forces at the facility at which the individual has elected to continue treatment. The VA shall reimburse DOD for rendered services that otherwise would have been furnished by the VA.</p> <p>If the DOD mental health care provider departs the facility at which the covered individual is receiving treatment, such individual may elect to obtain the services of: (1) a different mental health care provider at the same facility, or (2) a VA mental health care provider.</p>
HR 1069 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (DEM-MI)
Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act
02/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
<p><b>Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act with respect to state plans for the ongoing oversight and coordination of health care services for children in a foster care placement.</p> <p>An initial mental health screening of any child in foster care must be completed within 30 days after the child enters into foster care. In the case of any child for whom a mental health issue is identified in such initial screening, a comprehensive assessment of the child's mental health must be completed within 60 days after the child's entry into foster care.</p>
HR 1111 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p><strong>Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill establishes a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, to be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace. </p> <p>The bill sets forth the mission of the department, which includes the cultivation of peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective and development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation.</p> <p>There is established in the department: (1) the Office of Peace Education and Training, (2) the ...
HR 1121 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017
02/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and Internal Revenue Code are revised to maintain PPACA consumer protections. Specifically, the bill would maintain the:</p> <ul> <li>requirement for health insurance to cover preexisting conditions,</li> <li>requirement for health insurers to accept every employer and every individual applying for coverage,</li> <li>prohibition against health insurers discriminating against individuals based on health status factors,</li> <li>prohibition against collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and</li> <li>requirements for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.</li> </ul>
HR 1143 - Rep. Keith Ellison (DEM-MN)
Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Administration for Children and Familes of the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to states or local governments, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, or nonprofit organizations to conduct demonstration projects to help low-income families address the diapering needs of their children. </p>
HR 1144 - Rep. Keith Ellison (DEM-MN)
Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Inclusive Prosperity Act of 201</b><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) impose an excise tax on the transfer of ownership in certain securities (covered transaction), including any share of stock in a corporation, any partnership or beneficial interest in a partnership or trust, any note, bond, debenture, or other evidence of indebtedness (excluding tax-exempt municipal bonds), or derivative financial instruments; (2) impose a penalty on taxpayers who fail to include a covered transaction on their tax return or information statement; and (3) allow an individual taxpayer whose modified adjusted gross income does not exceed $50,000 ($75,000 for married taxpayers filing joint returns) a tax credit for the amount of tax paid on covered transactions. </p>
HR 1173 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Medicare Mental Health Access Act
03/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Medicare Mental Health Access Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to expand the definition of ""physician,"" for purposes of the Medicare program, to include a clinical psychologist with respect to the furnishing of qualified psychologist services.</p>
HR 1222 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017
08/15/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 555.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to replace the authorization for a National Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance System with a requirement for the Department of Health and Human Services, regarding congenital heart disease, to enhance and expand research and surveillance infrastructure, and plan and implement a public outreach and education campaign. (Congenital heart disease is a condition caused by a heart defect that is present at birth.)</p> <p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must award grants to nonprofit entities to conduct: (1) a study of congenital heart disease, from birth to adulthood, that considers health care utilization, demographic factors, and outcomes; and (2) an awareness, outreach, and education campaign regarding congenital heart disease. ...
HR 1225 - Rep. Gerald Connolly (DEM-VA)
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Edwin Cole ""Ed"" Bearss, in recognition of his contributions to preservation of American Civil War history and continued efforts to bring our nation's history alive for new generations through his interpretive storytelling.
02/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
<p>This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Edwin Cole "Ed" Bearss in recognition of his contributions to the preservation of American Civil War history and his continued efforts to bring our nation's history alive for new generations through his interpretive storytelling. </p>
HR 1253 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to permit the Department of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees: (1) for construction or renovation of psychiatric or substance abuse treatment facilities, and (2) to refinance such loans and loan guarantees. The bill establishes terms and conditions for these loans and loan guarantees.</p> <p>The bill establishes the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Trust Fund. Revenues from the loans and loan guarantees that exceed the cost of carrying out the program may be appropriated to the fund. Amounts in the fund are available for block grants for community mental health services.</p>
HR 1272 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
Cold Case Record Collections Act of 2017
03/01/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p><b>Cold Case Record Collections Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to establish a collection of cold case records about unsolved criminal civil rights cases that government offices must: (1) publicly disclose in the collection without redaction or withholding, or (2) submit to a protected collection of records for which public disclosure may be postponed.</p> <p>The Cold Case Records Review Board is established as an independent agency of impartial private citizens to: (1) facilitate the review, transmission to NARA, and public disclosure of government records related to such cases; (2) hold hearings and render decisions on determinations by government offices to seek to postpone the disclosure of such records; (3) direct ...
HR 1289 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Social Work Reinvestment Act
03/01/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><b>Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young Jr., Social Work Reinvestment Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the Social Work Reinvestment Commission to provide independent counsel to Congress and HHS on policy issues related to recruitment, retention, research, and reinvestment in the profession of social work.</p> <p>In addition, HHS shall award specified grants to support grantees in carrying out workplace improvement programs to address concerns related to the social work profession.</p> <p>HHS shall also award specified grants to support: (1) postdoctoral research in social work, (2) the recruitment and education of social work students in advanced degree programs and the professional development of social work ...
HR 1290 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Improving Access to Mental Health Act
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Under current law, “clinical social worker services”: (1) include services performed for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses, and (2) exclude services furnished to an inpatient of a skilled nursing facility as a condition of the facility's participation in the Medicare program. The bill repeals these provisions and instead specifies that such services include certain types of health behavior assessment and intervention.</p>
HR 1318 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (REP-WA)
Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The bill defines "pregnancy-associated death" as the death of a woman while pregnant or during the one-year period following the date of the end of pregnancy, irrespective of the cause of death. It defines "pregnancy-related death" as the death of a woman while pregnant or during the one-year period following the date of the end of pregnancy, irrespective of the pregnancy's duration, from any cause related to, or aggravated by, the pregnancy or its management, excluding any accidental or incidental cause. </p> <p>States shall develop procedures for mandatory reporting to their departments of health by health facilities and professionals concerning maternal deaths and for voluntary reporting of such deaths by family members.</p> <p>States shall investigate each case and ...
HR 1367 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
03/21/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill provides that the annual determination of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staff shortages shall include shortages for five clinical and five non-clinical occupations for each network. (Such determination currently includes the five occupations for which there are the largest Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-wide shortages.) </p> <p>The bill establishes in the VA an executive management fellowship program to provide eligible employees of: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the VHA with private sector training and experience, and (2) a private-sector entity with VA training and experience.</p> <p>The VA shall: </p> <ul> <li>conduct an annual performance plan for each political appointee that is similar to the plan conducted for VA career senior executive ...
HR 1369 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2017
03/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
<p><b>Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill reaffirms existing amendments to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and certain other provisions of law relating to health care for Native Americans.</p> <p>The bill prohibits federal funds provided by those amendments from being used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that covers abortion, except when a women's life would otherwise be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.</p>
HR 1375 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
Prescriber Support Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to states for systems that help prescribers: (1) treat and manage patient pain; and (2) prevent, identify, and respond to patient substance misuse and substance abuse disorders. In awarding grants, HHS must give priority to states with the greatest need.</p>
HR 1378 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include chiropractic services in primary health services for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.</p> <p>Doctors of chiropractic are eligible for the fellowship program for the delivery of primary health services in health professional shortage areas, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, and the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. </p>
HR 1412 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Commission on the Removal of Mexican-Americans to Mexico Act
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
...This bill establishes the Commission on the Removal of Mexican-Americans to Mexico, which shall: (1) review the facts and circumstances surrounding the 1929-1941 removal of certain U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents to Mexico and the impact of such actions on such individuals, their families, and the Mexican-American community; (2) review federal, state, and local government directives that required such removal and any other related information; and (3) report its findings, conclusions, and any recommendations for legislative actions. </p>
HR 1436 - Rep. Jim Jordan (REP-OH)
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.
03/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...For one year, the bill restricts the availability of federal funding for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America). </p> <p>This bill amends the Social Security Act, including to end the expansion of Medicaid under PPACA on December 31, 2018.</p> <p>The tax on high-cost, employer-sponsored health coverage (popularly known as the "Cadillac tax") does not apply after 2018.</p> <p>The bill revises provisions regarding health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements, including to allow payments for over-the-counter medications.</p> <p>The bill eliminates various taxes and fees imposed by PPACA, including the tax on medical devices, the annual fee ...
HR 1468 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
Recognizing America's Children Act
03/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
<p><strong>Recognizing America's Children Act</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional nonimmigrant for an initial five-year period the status of, an alien who: </p> <ul> <li>was younger than 16 years old when he or she initially entered the United States and has been physically present in the United States since January 1, 2012; </li> <li>is a person of good moral character; </li> <li>is not inadmissible or deportable on specified grounds under the Immigration and Nationality Act; </li> <li>has not participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; </li> <li>has not been convicted of certain offenses ...
HR 147 - Rep. Trent Franks (REP-AZ)
Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2017
01/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...Violations of this bill are deemed to be prohibited discrimination under title VI (Federally Assisted Programs) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Violators of title VI lose federal funding.) </p> <p>Medical or mental health professionals must report known or suspected violations to law enforcement authorities. Criminal penalties are established for a failure to so report.</p> <p>A woman having such an abortion may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable.</p> <p>Courts must make such orders as necessary to protect the anonymity of any woman upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted if she does not give her written consent to such disclosure. In the absence of such a woman's written consent, any party, other than a public official, who brings an action must use a pseudonym.</p> ...
HR 1472 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or who became ill on active duty prior to September 11, 2001 (currently, limited to service after September 11, 2001). </p> <p>Services to caregivers of veterans under such program are expanded to include child care services, financial planning services, and legal services. </p> <p> The bill terminates the support program for caregivers of covered veterans on October 1, 2022, except that any caregiver activities carried out on September 30, 2022, shall be continued on and after October 1, 2022. </p> <p>The bill ...
HR 1509 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Better Informing Veterans' Healthcare Decisions Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Better Informing Veterans' Healthcare Decisions Act</strong></p> <p>This bill urges the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that preventing veteran suicide and providing veterans access to mental health care is its top reform priority. </p> <p>The VA shall, every 30 days, determine and provide to the Department of Defense, with respect to the previous year:</p> <ul> <li>the average national wait times (in days) for veterans enrolled in the VA health care system to receive appointments for mental health care and primary health care at VA medical facilities, </li> <li>the average time for the VA to process a claim for disability compensation, and </li> <li>the average time for the VA to decide an appeal of such a claim. </li> </ul> <p>The VA shall place a sign displaying ...
HR 1511 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017
07/24/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 39 - 18.
This bill amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to modify definitions relating to homeless individuals and homeless children or youth as used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to verify eligibility for HUD homeless assistance programs to align them with the definitions of "homeless" used to verify eligibility for other federal assistance programs. (The amended definitions would increase access to federal homeless programs by homeless children, youth, and families.)</p> <p>The community-wide homeless management information system shall be made publicly available on HUD's website.</p>
HR 1516 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Healthy Families Act
03/13/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.
The bill authorizes small employers with fewer than 15 employees to provide the same paid sick time, but allows them to opt out. Any small employer that opts out shall provide at least 56 hours of unpaid sick time to each employee per calendar year.</p> <p>The bill declares that an employer shall not be required to permit an employee to earn more than 56 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year, unless the employer chooses to set a higher limit.</p> <p> Employees may use such time to: (1) meet their own medical needs; (2) care for the medical needs of certain family members (including a domestic partner or the domestic partner's parent or child); or (3) seek medical attention, assist a related person, take legal action, or engage in other specified activities relating to domestic ...
HR 160 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2017
01/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
...Asto assist them with improving school climate and culture.Grants must be used to implement school-wide positive behavior programs.</p>
HR 1607 - Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><strong></strong><b>National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the National Criminal Justice Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; make recommendations for criminal justice reform; and disseminate findings and guidance to the federal government and to state, local, and tribal governments.</p>
HR 161 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to design national strategies and implement programs to address chronic homelessness.</p> <p>To promote an end to chronic homelessness, the Department of Health and Human Services must award grants to provide:</p> <ul> <li>mental health services;</li> <li>substance use disorder treatment;</li> <li>integrated, coordinated treatment for co-occurring disorders;</li> <li>health education;</li> <li>services designed to help individuals and families make progress toward self-sufficiency; and</li> <li>other supportive services that promote an end to chronic homelessness.</li> </ul> <p>Priority for grants is given to ...
HR 1625 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
03/23/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-141.
...This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that the State Department and federal law enforcement should work in concert to offer rewards that target human traffickers who threaten U.S. national security and humanitarian interests by preying on the most vulnerable people. </p> <p>The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to include severe forms of human trafficking in the definition of "transnational organized crime" for purposes of such program.</p>
HR 1628 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
American Health Care Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 120.
...For one year, certain federal funds may not be made available to states for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America).</p> <p>The bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to limit, based on enrollment, federal funding for Medicaid beginning in FY2020.</p> <p>Beginning in 2020, the bill eliminates: (1) the enhanced federal matching rate for new enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA, and (2) the state option to extend Medicaid coverage to such enrollees. At least every six months, states must redetermine the eligibility of enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA.</p> <p>The bill repeals other changes made to Medicaid by PPACA and modifies additional Medicaid provisions.</p> <p>Cost sharing ...
HR 1639 - Rep. John Shimkus (REP-IL)
Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2017
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include physical therapy within the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of the National Health Service Corps. The bill makes physical therapists eligible for repayment of their educational loans in order to ensure an adequate supply of physical therapists.</p>
HR 164 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Increasing Access to Voluntary Screening for HIV/AIDS and STIs Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) and title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require Medicare and state Medicaid programs to provide routine HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening services. State Medicaid programs must provide these services without cost sharing for the screened individual.<br> <br> The bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to require group health plans and health insurers to provide coverage for routine HIV/AIDS and STI screening under no less favorable terms than other routine health screenings. The bill prohibits activities to avoid these requirements.</p> <p>State Medicaid programs may receive enhanced federal matching funds for ...
HR 165 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends titles XVI (Supplemental Security Income [SSI]), XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) to allow an otherwise eligible individual who is in custody pending charges to receive SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP benefits.</p> <p>Any SSI benefits payable to such an individual: (1) must be withheld until the individual is no longer in custody; and (2) if the individual dies while in custody, shall be paid to the individual's estate. </p>
HR 166 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Outpatient Mental Health Modernization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover nutritional planning, meals, and transportation as partial-hospitalization services under Medicare.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services shall convene a Behavioral Health Advisory Committee.</p>
HR 1681 - Rep. Rick Larsen (DEM-WA)
Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017</strong></p> <p> This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to furnish fertility treatment and counseling, including through the use of assisted reproductive technology, to a severely wounded, ill, or injured member of the Armed Forces who has an infertility condition incurred or aggravated while serving on active duty (covered member) or to the spouse, partner, or gestational surrogate of such member. </p> <p> DOD shall: </p> <ul> <li>establish procedures for gamete retrieval from a member of the Armed Forces in cases in which the fertility of such member is potentially jeopardized as a result of an injury or illness incurred or aggravated while serving on active duty; and </li> <li>give members of the Armed Forces ...
HR 1685 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017
03/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish mental and behavioral health care to individuals who:</p> <ul> <li> served in the active military, naval, or air service for more than 180 days and were deployed in a theater of combat operations or an area at a time during which hostilities occurred in that area for more than 30 days; </li> <li> were discharged or released from such service, by reason of committing a covered offense, under conditions other than honorable but not dishonorable or by court-martial; and either</li> <li> were diagnosed by a qualified mental health care provider with a mental or behavioral health condition before committing such offense; or </li> <li>are diagnosed with such a ...
HR 1712 - Rep. Martha Roby (REP-AL)
Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The VA shall award a grant to four protection and advocacy systems under which each recipient shall investigate and monitor VA facilities care and treatment of veterans with mental illness or substance abuse issues. Criteria for selecting recipients shall include whether the state in which the protection and advocacy system operates has low mental health, performance, and access scores. </p> <p>During each year in which a protection and advocacy system carries out a demonstration project, the VA shall award a joint grant to a national organization with extensive knowledge of the protection and advocacy system and a veterans service organization to: (1) coordinate training and technical assistance, and (2) provide for related data collection, reporting, and analysis.</p> <p> ...
HR 1717 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
PATH Fairness Act of 2017
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness, which provide services to individuals who: (1) are suffering from serious mental illness, or are suffering from serious mental illness and from substance abuse; and (2) are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The minimum allotment of program funding for each state and territory is increased on the condition that appropriations are sufficient to provide the minimum allotment to all states and territories.</p>
HR 1757 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2017
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill establishes: (1) the Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care; (2) the National Law Enforcement Child and Youth Trauma Coordinating Center; (3) the Native American Technical Assistance Resource Center to provide trauma-informed technical assistance; and (4) Medicaid demonstration projects to test innovative, trauma-informed approaches for delivering early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to eligible children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must encourage states to collect and report data on adverse childhood experiences.</p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, and other laws to revise or establish provisions related to ...
HR 1771 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
VA GORDIAN KNOT Act
04/04/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2639)
<p><strong>VA Guidance for Organizational Reform and Data Integrity for Accountability Needs Key for Necessary and Optimal Transformation Act or the VA GORDIAN KNOT Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into an agreement for an independent assessment of its organization, which shall evaluate: (1) whether the VA's current organization is conducive to meeting its performance goals, and (2) the cost of providing hospital care and medical services to veterans at VA medical facilities compared to the cost of paying for such care and services furnished by a non-VA provider pursuant to the Veterans Choice Program.</p> <p>The VA shall ensure that: (1) each VA medical facility has a hiring plan, and (2) each VA employee who voluntarily separates is ...
HR 1802 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
CARE for All Veterans Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Caregivers Access and Responsible Expansion for All Veterans Act or the CARE for All Veterans Act</strong></p> <p>This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or who became ill (or who aggravated such injury or illness) on active duty before September 11, 2001 (currently, limited to service after September 11, 2001). </p> <p> The bill establishes three monthly caregiver stipend starting dates for pre-September 11, 2001, members of the Armed Forces or veterans based upon the amount and degree of personal care services provided.</p> <p> Program eligibility criteria shall include a veteran's need for regular or extensive instruction or supervision in ...
HR 1809 - Rep. Jason Lewis (REP-MN)
Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017
02/06/2018 - Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303.
<p><b>Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to modify and reauthorize juvenile justice programs and activities. </p> <p>Specifically, it: </p> <ul> <li> revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 programs and activities under title II of the JJDPA, including the State Formula Grant Program and the activities of the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); </li> <li>revises and expands the purpose areas of the JJDPA; </li> <li>expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior; </li> <li>expands requirements ...
HR 1815 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (DEM-NY)
Protecting Sensitive Locations Act
03/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall provide training to officers and report to Congress on any enforcement activity occurring at sensitive locations.</p>
HR 1853 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Kalief's Law
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Kalief Browder Reentry Success Act of 2017 or Kalief's Law</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a pilot program to provide pre-release mental health screenings and post-release mental heath and social services to individuals who are incarcerated or detained at federal and state or local correctional facilities.</p>
HR 1886 - Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017
04/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><strong></strong><b>National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the National Criminal Justice Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; make recommendations for criminal justice reform; and disseminate findings and guidance to the federal government and to state, local, and tribal governments.</p>
HR 1892 - Rep. John Larson (DEM-CT)
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
02/09/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-123.
...This bill authorizes the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder (public safety officer) working in such jurisdiction who dies while serving in the line of duty.</p>
HR 1906 - Rep. Elijah Cummings (DEM-MD)
REDEEM Act
04/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill creates a mechanism by which certain eligible individuals may file a petition to seal federal criminal records with respect to covered nonviolent offenses. If an individual is eligible for such a sealing order, the court must notify the person in writing of their potential eligibility. The bill establishes a set of rules and procedures for assessing a sealing petition. If granted, the offense, criminal proceeding, conviction, or sentence shall be treated as if it never occurred.</p> <p>A judge shall issue a sealing order three years after the date on which a person is adjudicated delinquent for a juvenile nonviolent offense if certain conditions are met.</p> <p>The use of room confinement (defined as involuntary placement of a juvenile alone in a cell) for discipline, other than ...
HR 1909 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (DEM-MI)
Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop model standards and guidelines for credentialing environmental health workers.</p> <p>HHS must develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the environmental health workforce that includes performance measures and identifies: (1) any gaps between existing programs and future environmental health workforce needs, (2) actions needed to address any identified gaps, and (3) any additional statutory authority required by HHS to implement identified actions.</p> <p>The Government Accountability Office must identify best practices related to training and credentialing environmental health professionals in six states, based on the examination of three ...
HR 1924 - Rep. Tony Cardenas (DEM-CA)
Community-Based Gang Intervention Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><b>Community-Based Gang Intervention Act</b> <p>This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to authorize grants to nonprofit community-based organizations for community-based gang intervention. </p> <p>It adds a definition for the term "community-based gang intervention."</p> <p>Additionally, the bill modifies the qualifications of State Advisory Group members to include representatives of community-based gang intervention agencies and to specify that a representative of a nonprofit organization includes a person with a special focus on community-based gang intervention.</p> <p>Finally, the bill adds, as a purpose area under the Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs, providing community-based gang intervention and gang ...
HR 195 - Rep. Steve Russell (REP-OK)
Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.
01/22/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-120.
<p><b>Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill bars the Government Publishing Office from furnishing a printed copy of the Federal Register without charge to any Member of Congress or any other office of the United States during a year unless:</p> <ul> <li>the Member or office requests a printed copy of a specific issue of the Federal Register; or </li> <li>during that year or the previous year, the Member or office requested a subscription to printed copies of the Federal Register for that year.</li></ul>
HR 1953 - Rep. Erik Paulsen (REP-MN)
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
04/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill allows coverage, under Medicare, of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity furnished by providers other than primary care physicians and practitioners.</p> <p>Additionally, it allows coverage under Medicare's prescription drug benefit of drugs used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss management for individuals who are overweight.</p>
HR 1954 - Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)
Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2017
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...The bill sets forth the standard of proof, which may be rebutted, in the case of a veteran who claims that a covered mental health condition was incurred in or aggravated by military sexual trauma during active service. The reasons for granting or denying service-connection in each case shall be recorded in full.</p> <p>DOD shall ensure that: (1) in a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder based on sexual assault, battery, cyber harassment, or harassment experienced during active military service, non-DOD evidence may corroborate the veteran's account of such assault, battery, or harassment; and (2) behavior changes may be considered as corroborating evidence.</p> <p>DOD shall: (1) report annually through 2027 on submitted claims to identify and track the consistency of ...
HR 1978 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
My Sister's Keeper Act of 2017
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Domestic Violence Safety Plan Grant Program Act of 2017</b> <strong>or</strong> <b>My Sister's Keeper Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Justice to award grants to eligible state and local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to develop, promote, and teach the importance of the critical role played by relatives, friends, and co-workers in combating domestic violence.</p>
HR 1982 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2017
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of </b><b>2017</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to: (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.</p>
HR 1987 - Rep. Jamie Raskin (DEM-MD)
Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
<p><strong>Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act</strong></p> <p>This bill establishes in the legislative branch an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity to determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of office. </p> <p>The commission: (1) within 72 hours after Congress adopts a concurrent resolution directing it to do so, shall conduct a medical examination to determine if the President is temporarily or permanently impaired by physical illness or disability, mental illness, mental deficiency, or alcohol or drug use to the extent that he or she lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to execute the powers and duties of the office of President; and (2) within 72 hours after completing the examination, shall ...
HR 2 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
09/05/2018 - Conference held.
<p><b>Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 </b></p> <p>This bill (commonly known as the farm bill) reauthorizes through FY2023 and modifies Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that address:</p> <ul> <li>commodity support, </li> <li> conservation, </li> <li> trade and international food aid, </li> <li> nutrition assistance, </li> <li>farm credit, </li> <li> rural development, </li> <li> research and extension activities,</li> <li> forestry, </li> <li>horticulture, and </li> <li> crop insurance. </li> </ul> <p>The bill modifies agriculture and nutrition policies to: </p> <ul> <li> expand the work requirements and modify the eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), </li> <li> repeal the Conservation ...
HR 2003 - Rep. Joaquin Castro (DEM-TX)
Pre-K for USA Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><strong>Pre-K for USA Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education to jointly award high-quality prekindergarten (pre-K) program development grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies.</p> <p>Grants are nonrenewable and must be awarded for a period of no more than three years. </p> <p>Unless granted a financial hardship waiver, a grant recipient must contribute matching funds equal to at least 20% of the grant amount.</p>
HR 2038 - Rep. John Larson (DEM-CT)
Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to excise taxes on manufacturers, to impose a one cent per milligram fee on the sale of active opioids by the manufacturer, producer, or importer. The fee excludes prescription drugs used exclusively for the treatment of opioid addiction as part of a medically assisted treatment effort. </p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must establish a program to provide rebates or discounts to cancer and hospice patients to ensure that they do not pay the fee. </p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require any increase in federal revenues from the fee after rebates and discounts are subtracted to be distributed to states under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program. The states must ...
HR 2043 - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (DEM-CA)
Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2017
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
...The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall provide an alien in removal proceedings with all relevant documents in its possession, unless the alien has knowingly waived the right to such documents. In the absence of a waiver, a removal proceeding may not proceed until the alien has received and had time to review the documents. </p> <p>DOJ may appoint or provide counsel to aliens in any INA proceeding.</p> <p>DHS shall ensure that aliens have access to counsel inside all immigration detention and border facilities.</p> <p>DOJ shall appoint counsel, at government expense if necessary, for an unaccompanied alien child or a particularly vulnerable individual. If DOJ has consolidated any such alien's case with that of any other alien and that other alien does not have counsel, the ...
HR 2046 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
Peer-Support Specialist Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2047 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
Behavioral Health Infrastructure Improvement Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to temporarily increase the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for behavioral health infrastructure and systems improvements under a state medical assistance program. For a period of five years, a state's FMAP for such improvements shall equal 90%. (Generally, a state's FMAP under Medicaid may range from 50% to 83%.)</p> <p>The bill also establishes a grant program for states to establish or support a behavioral health assistance office or ombudsman to coordinate behavioral health and other assistance for Medicaid beneficiaries. The office or ombudsman shall: (1) track, quantify, and report on problems and inquiries encountered by Medicaid beneficiaries with respect ...
HR 2115 - Rep. Karen Bass (DEM-CA)
Wakiesha's Law
05/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill requires federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to obtain identifying information about an individual in custody and contact information for the individual's next of kin or designated emergency contact. It establishes minimum standards with respect to notifying the next of kin or designated emergency contact following an individual's death or life-threatening emergency while in custody.</p> <p>The Department of Justice must reduce by 10% the allocation of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program for a state or local government that fails to comply. </p> <p>The bill also amends the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 to require a state or federal law enforcement agency to include, in its quarterly report on deaths in custody, additional ...
HR 2119 - Rep. Ted Lieu (DEM-CA)
Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017
04/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
...This bill prohibits sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy from being provided in exchange for monetary compensation. It bars advertisements for such therapy that claim to: (1) change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, (2) eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender, or (3) be harmless or without risk. </p> <p>Individuals or entities shall not assist or facilitate a conversion therapy if they receive monetary compensation from any source in connection with providing such therapies.</p> <p>These prohibitions are inapplicable to practices or treatments that do not seek to change sexual orientation or gender identity if they provide: (1) assistance to an individual undergoing a gender transition; or ...
HR 2151 - Rep. Mark Pocan (DEM-WI)
Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017
04/26/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 2225 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
<p><strong>Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing veterans' post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms through the therapeutic medium of training service dogs for veterans with disabilities. </p> <p>The VA shall: </p> <ul> <li>seek to enter into contracts with non-government entities that are certified in the training and handling of service dogs and that are located in close proximity to at least three but not more than five VA medical centers,</li> <li>provide such entities access to a training area in a VA facility that would be appropriate for use in educating veterans with mental health conditions in ...
HR 2228 - Rep. Susan Brooks (REP-IN)
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017
01/10/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-113.
<p><b>Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by law enforcement agencies.</p> <p>Additionally, DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services must report on programs to address the psychological health and well-being of law enforcement officers.</p> <p>The bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to include establishing peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.</p> <p>DOJ must ...
HR 2239 - Rep. Marcia Fudge (DEM-OH)
Breaking Addiction Act of 2017
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2259 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Sam Farr Peace Corps Enhancement Act
07/11/2018 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.
...The President shall ensure that each overseas post has appropriate medical services, including by detailing to such a post the licensed medical staff of other U.S. agencies.</p> <p>Each volunteer applicant shall be provided with information regarding crime and health risks and volunteer satisfaction with respect to the country in which the applicant has been invited to serve.</p> <p>The Office of Victim Advocacy in the Peace Corps headquarters is made permanent.</p> <p>The bill: (1) expands membership of the Sexual Assault Advisory Council, (2) requires at least one council member to have mental health field expertise, and (3) extends the council through October 1, 2023. </p> <p>The President shall conduct annual volunteer surveys through September 30, 2023 (currently through September 30, ...
HR 2271 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Flexibility for Working Families Act
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, and the Judiciary, 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.
...This bill allows an employee to request from an employer a temporary or permanent change in the terms or conditions of the employee's employment if the request relates to: (1) the number of hours the employee is required to work, (2) the times when the employee is required to work or be on call for work, (3) where the employee is required to work, or (4) the amount of notification the employee receives of work schedule assignments. The bill sets forth certain employer duties with respect to such requests.</p> <p>The bill prohibits an employer from interfering with any rights provided to an employee under this bill. An employee may file a complaint with the Department of Labor for any violations of such rights. Labor shall investigate and attempt to resolve such complaints and may issue ...
HR 2276 - Rep. Tom Rice (REP-SC)
Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2017
05/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends expands the definition of ""physician,"" for purposes of the Medicare program, to include an audiologist with respect to the furnishing of audiology services.</p> <p>Additionally, the bill expands the scope of audiology services covered under Medicare and allows payment for such services regardless of whether an enrollee is under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care provider or whether the services are provided under the supervision of a physician or other health care provider.</p>
HR 2282 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Equality Act
06/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...The bill prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, subject to the same exceptions and conditions that currently apply to unlawful employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employers must recognize individuals in accordance with their gender identity if sex is a bona fide occupational qualification that is reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise. </p> <p>The bill provides government employees with protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>DOJ may intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>Protections against ...
HR 2290 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2327 - Rep. Ron DeSantis (REP-FL)
PAWS Act of 2017
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
<p><strong>Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 or the PAWS Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which it provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to provide service dogs to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after completing other evidence-based treatment.</p> <p>An organization that receives a grant shall provide for each participating service dog and veteran:</p> <ul> <li>coverage by a commercially available veterinary health insurance policy,</li> <li>hardware clinically determined to be required by the dog to perform the tasks necessary to assist the veteran,</li> <li>payments for travel expenses to obtain the dog, and </li> <li>travel expenses ...
HR 2336 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Behavioral Health Care Integration Act of 2017
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Under the program, grants and cooperative agreements may be awarded to state departments of health, state mental health or addiction agencies, state Medicaid agencies, and health care providers and institutions. Recipients must report to SAMHSA on progress in reducing barriers to integrated care and outcomes for certain patient populations.
HR 2337 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State Medicaid option to enhance administrative matching funds to support statewide behavioral health access program activities for children under 21 years of age, and for other purposes.
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state Medicaid program to provide, and receive an enhanced federal matching rate for providing, administrative activities carried out with respect to a behavioral health access program for individuals under 21 years of age.</p>
HR 2345 - Rep. Chris Stewart (REP-UT)
National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018
08/14/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-233.
<p><b>National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to coordinate with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and to consult with the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine: (1) the feasibility of designating a three-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system; and (2) the effectiveness of the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK), including how well it addresses the needs of veterans.</p> <p> The FCC must submit to Congress a recommended dialing code, a cost-benefit analysis comparing the three-digit code to the current lifeline number, and cost estimates for service providers, states, and localities.</p>
HR 242 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies regarding prices for drugs covered under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Current law prohibits CMS from doing so.</p>
HR 244 - Rep. Paul Cook (REP-CA)
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
05/05/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-31.
...Labor shall begin soliciting applications by January 31, stop accepting applications not earlier than April 30, and finish application review by August 31. The President shall notify chosen applicants no later than October 11. Medallions shall be awarded in November.</p> <p>Labor shall establish two levels of medallions for large and small employers, to be designated the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion and the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion. The bill prescribes awards criteria.</p> <p>A recipient: (1) may publicly display the medallion and certificate through the end of the calendar year, and (2) may not publicly display the award as part of any advertisement implying receipt of the award for any calendar year other than the one in which it was awarded.</p> <p>The bill establishes the HIRE Vets ...
HR 2452 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
Deborah Sampson Act
05/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Deborah Sampson Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility of peer-to-peer assistance for women veterans who are separating or newly separated from the Armed Forces), with emphasis placed on women who suffered service-related sexual trauma or who are at risk of becoming homeless.</p> <p> Additionally, the VA shall: </p> <ul> <li>expand the women veterans call center to include a text messaging capability; </li> <li>establish a partnership with at least one nongovernmental organization to provide legal services to women veterans based upon their 10 highest unmet needs; </li> <li>retrofit VA medical facilities with fixtures, materials, and other outfitting measures to support the care of ...
HR 2473 - Rep. Ann Wagner (REP-MO)
Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017
05/24/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Enforcing Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide training and technical assistance to help federal, state, local, and tribal governments combat, and assist victims of, human trafficking.</p> <p>The National Institute of Justice must: </p> <ul> <li>establish a working group to identify best practices for collecting data on human trafficking; </li> <li>report on efforts to develop a national methodology to determine the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States, best practices to determine the prevalence of human trafficking, and the effectiveness of current policies and procedures to address victims' needs; and </li> ...
HR 2479 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
<p><b>Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes appropriations for the nation's infrastructure, including appropriations for:</p> <ul> <li>secure broadband internet access, with a prioritization on expanding broadband access in unserved areas;</li> <li>drinking water improvements, such as appropriations for the drinking water state revolving fund and programs for reducing lead in drinking water;</li> <li>the electric power grid, with a focus on grid modernization, security, resiliency, and efficiency;</li> <li>energy efficiency in buildings, including homes and schools;</li> <li>incentives for natural gas distribution companies to improve the public safety and environmental performance of the natural gas distribution system (e.g., pipeline ...
HR 2509 - Rep. Paul Tonko (DEM-NY)
Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act of 2017
05/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 252 - Rep. Al Green (DEM-TX)
Comprehensive Homes for Heroes Act of 2017
01/04/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
<p><strong>Comprehensive</strong> <strong>Homes for Heroes Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide assistance to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives to expand the supply of supportive housing for very low-income veterans' families (families with incomes not exceeding 50% of the area median income).</p> <p>The bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to: (1) make housing rental vouchers available to all homeless veterans, regardless of medical condition; and (2) include veterans in public housing planning.</p> <p>Veterans' benefits are excluded from income for purposes of HUD assisted housing rental determinations.</p> <p> HUD is required to: (1) make grants to nonprofit entities for ...
HR 253 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (REP-FL)
Family First Prevention Services Act of 2017
01/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
...Part E of title IV of the SSAct is amended to: (1) revise the John H. Chaffee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions, and (2) reauthorize adoption and legal guardianship incentive programs through FY2021.</p> <p>The Government Accountability Office shall study the extent to which states comply with certain SSAct requirements relating to the effects of phasing out the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program income eligibility requirements for adoption assistance payments.</p>
HR 2539 - Rep. Grace Meng (DEM-NY)
Quiet Communities Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
...The responsibilities of the office must include: (1) promoting the development of effective state and local noise control programs, (2) carrying out a national noise control research program, (3) carrying out a national noise environmental assessment program, (4) establishing regional technical assistance centers to assist state and local noise control programs, (5) assessing the effectiveness of the Noise Control Act of 1972, and (6) conducting related outreach and educational activities. The office must emphasize noise abatement approaches that rely on local and state activities, market incentives, and coordination with other agencies.</p> <p>Using funds made available to the office, the EPA must carry out a study of airport noise. </p> <p>The bill amends the Noise Control Act of 1972 to ...
HR 2544 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Teacher Health and Wellness Act
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Teacher Health and Wellness Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the National Institutes of Health to carry out a five-year study on reducing teacher stress and increasing teacher retention and well-being by implementing and analyzing the results of any of several types of innovative approaches that include:</p> <ul> <li>workplace wellness programs;</li> <li>social emotional learning programs;</li> <li>teacher stress management programs;</li> <li>mentoring and induction programs during the school year and teacher pre-service;</li> <li>organizational interventions such as principal training programs;</li> <li>teacher residency programs;</li> <li>complementary health approaches, such as mindfulness meditation; and</li> <li>school reorganization. </ul>
HR 2556 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
CONNECT for Health Act of 2017
06/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2572 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Protect Family Values at the Border Act
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) consider safety and family concerns in any action related to the repatriation or prosecution of individuals apprehended for immigration violations, and (2) provide related training for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and cooperating entity personnel. </p> <p> DHS, with certain exceptions, shall certify every 180 days that it has deported or otherwise removed an apprehended individual from the United States through an entry or exit point on the southern border only during daylight hours. </p> <p> DHS shall promulgate regulations establishing short-term custody standards providing for basic minimums of care at all CBP facilities holding individuals in CBP custody.</p>
HR 2574 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award matching grants to enable states to implement scholarship programs to ensure an adequate supply of health professionals. Scholarships must cover tuition and educational expenses and provide a cost-of-living stipend. Scholarship recipients must agree to serve as providers in shortage areas in the state for one year for each year they receive the scholarship.</p> <p>HHS may award grants to assist medical schools in developing and strengthening primary care mentorship programs and cultivating leaders in primary care among its students.</p> <p>In order to foster curricular innovations to improve the education and training of health care providers, HHS must award grants to ...
HR 2585 - Rep. Michael Capuano (DEM-MA)
21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
<p><b>21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, the Home Owner's Loan Act, the International Banking Act of 1978, the federal bankruptcy code, and other laws to:</p> <ul> <li>limit affiliations between an insured depository institution and any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity</s />; </li> <li>restrict the authority of a national banking association to purchase or sell investment securities or stock, invest in certain structured or synthetic products, control or hold an interest in financial subsidiaries, or otherwise engage in nonbanking activities; </li> <li>restrict the authority of a federal savings association to invest in, ...
HR 2589 - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (REP-IL)
Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017
06/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to waive, for individuals diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, the 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage. Current law generally applies this waiting period to individuals deemed eligible for OASDI benefits.</p>
HR 260 - Res. Com. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (NPP-PR)
Puerto Rico Admission Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill expresses U.S. policy that the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico may choose whether Puerto Rico will become a state or a nation through a plebiscite pursuant to provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. </p> <p>If the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico reaffirm the territory's choice of statehood through such a plebiscite: </p> <ul> <li>federal laws that do not apply to Puerto Rico or that apply differently to the territory than to the several states shall be amended or repealed to phase in the equal treatment of Puerto Rico with the several states by January 3, 2025, </li> <li> the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status shall submit a plan providing for such equal treatment to Congress and the President by 270 days after the enactment of this bill, </li> <li>Puerto ...
HR 2634 - Rep. Scott DesJarlais (REP-TN)
Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the ""Sergeant John Toombs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility"".
05/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill designates the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the "Sergeant John Toombs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility."</p>
HR 2652 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the deaths of all covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years, regardless of whether information relating to such deaths has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A "covered veteran" is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.</p> <p>The review shall include:</p> <ul> <li>the total numbers of veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death;</li> <li>the percentage of such veterans with combat experience or related trauma;</li> <li> each veteran's age, gender, race, and ethnicity;</li> <li>a ...
HR 2676 - Rep. Joaquin Castro (DEM-TX)
PRIDE Act
07/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2017 or the PRIDE Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires a state or Indian tribe that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report on use-of-force incidents involving a law enforcement officer and a civilian.</p> <p>The Department of Justice (DOJ) may reduce by up to 10% the JAG allocation of a state or Indian tribe that fails to comply.</p> <p>The bill authorizes DOJ to make grants to law enforcement agencies to comply with reporting requirements, establish reporting systems, promote public awareness, and train law enforcement personnel with respect to use-of-force incidents.</p>
HR 2677 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act</b></p> This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop and implement an outreach and education strategy to promote behavioral and mental health and reduce stigma associated with mental health conditions and substance abuse among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.
HR 2682 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Supporting Foster Youth in Successful Parenting Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
...State certifications under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program must ensure that each youth in the program who is expectant or parenting will receive independent and transition planning services that can support them in raising a child.</p>
HR 2699 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
To direct the Secretary of Defense to more effectively provide mental health resources for members of the Armed Forces at high risk of suicide, and for other purposes.
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a methodology to: </p> <ul> <li> identify units of the Armed Forces that have a disproportionately high rate of suicide and suicide attempts;</li> <li> provide additional mental health resources for members of the Armed Forces deployed with such units;</li> <li> identify the circumstances of deployments associated with increased vulnerability to suicide, including the length and area of deployment and the nature and extent of contact with enemy forces; and</li> <li> provide additional preventative mental health care to units deployed under similar circumstances.</li> </ul> <p> DOD shall: (1) develop a methodology to assess the rate of suicide and suicide attempts of members of the Armed Forces of units that have been deployed ...
HR 2736 - Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish free and comprehensive mental health care to former members of the Armed Services, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill: (1) directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish comprehensive mental health care at no cost to any former member of the Armed Forces, and (2) makes former members eligible for readjustment counseling and related mental health services.</p> <ul> </ul>
HR 2751 - Rep. Clay Higgins (REP-LA)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
...This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to: (1) establish, by statute, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security; (2) establish within ICE the Offices of Homeland Security Investigations, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Principal Legal Advisor, and Professional Responsibility; and (2) remove references to the Bureau of Border Security.</p>
HR 2757 - Rep. Mike Quigley (DEM-IL)
Public Health Violence Prevention Act
06/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Center for Violence Prevention in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take over the duties and authorities relating to violence prevention from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The National Center for Violence Prevention, to address violence and prevention as health issues, must establish: (1) the Public Health Violence Prevention Program to award competitive grants to public health departments, schools of public health, criminal justice agencies, and public school districts, with preference given to projects serving areas with the highest rates of violence or the highest increases in violence; and (2) the Private Health Care Sector Violence Prevention Program to ...
HR 279 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Military Family Stability Act of 2017
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
<p><strong>Military Family Stability Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill allows a member of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station and the member's spouse to elect jointly that the spouse may relocate to the new location at the time during the covered relocation period as the member and spouse jointly select.</p> <p>A member and spouse may make such an election if: </p> <ul> <li>the spouse is employed, or enrolled in a degree-, certificate-, or license-granting program, at the beginning of the covered relocation period; </li> <li>the member and spouse have one or more children in school; </li> <li>the spouse or children are covered under the Exceptional Family Member Program; </li> <li>the member and spouse are caring for an immediate family member with a chronic or ...
HR 2797 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017
06/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2803 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill sets forth a variety of measures to address the prevention and punishment of human trafficking and to assist trafficking victims. Included among these are provisions concerning:</p> <ul> <li>restitution for victims;</li> <li>funding of investigations of offenses relating to sexual abuse of children;</li> <li>grants to states and localities and other entities for victim service assistance;</li> <li>training of health, victim service, and federal law enforcement personnel, including through the use of a victim screening protocol by the Department of Homeland Security;</li> <li>penalties imposed for slavery offenses, sex trafficking of children, and repeat convictions for transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes;</li> <li>travel for the purpose of engaging in ...
HR 2810 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
12/12/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-91.
...This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, space procurement, and other procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund; (6) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (7) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (8) the Defense Inspector General; (9) the Defense Health Program; ...
HR 2834 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Partnership Grants to Strengthen Families Affected by Parental Substance Abuse Act
06/21/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act to modify the grant program that provides funding to state and regional partnerships to prevent child abuse and neglect related to substance abuse. Specifically, the bill modifies the definition of "regional partnership," revises the grant application and grantee reporting process, and expands the grant program to include services to parents and families.</p> <p>The bill reauthorizes program grants for FY2017-FY2021 in amounts between $250,000 (currently $500,000) and $1 million per grant per fiscal year.</p>
HR 2838 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act
06/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act</b><strong></strong></p> <p>This bill provides access to qualified acupuncturist services for veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. </p> <p>The VA shall carry out such program at in at least one VA facility in each Veterans Integrated Service Network in both urban and rural areas. </p> <p>The VA shall establish the Advisory Committee on Acupuncturist Services, which shall: (1) review and evaluate the ability of a veteran to access an acupuncturist at VA facilities, and (2) advise the VA on governing protocols. </p>
HR 2839 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act of 2017
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill provides access to qualified acupuncturist services for: (1) military members and their dependents under the TRICARE program, and (2) veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.</p> <p>The position of certified, trained acupuncturist for civilian employees in the Department of Defense shall be the grade of GS-12 or higher under the General Schedule. </p> <p>The VA shall carry out such program at in at least one VA facility in each Veterans Integrated Service Network in both urban and rural areas.</p> <p>The VA shall establish the Advisory Committee on Acupuncturist Services. </p> <p>Title XVIII of the Social Security Act is amended to provide Medicare coverage for ...
HR 2899 - Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017
09/13/2018 - Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
...The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General must conduct annual audits of selected grant recipients to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds. The bill prohibits grants to nonprofit organizations that hold money in an offshore account to avoid tax liability. It also prohibits a grantee from using grant funds to lobby DOJ or a state, local, or tribal government regarding the award of grant funding. </p> <p> DOJ, in collaboration with interested persons, providers, and organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments, must coordinate and report to Congress on federal reentry programs, policies, and practices.</p> <p>The bill limits the use of grants for conferences that use more than $20,000 in DOJ funds. </p>
HR 2900 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (DEM-NY)
Synthetic Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Education Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The Department of Health and Human Services must coordinate with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to establish and maintain a database of synthetic recreational drugs. The database must be publicly available for use in preventing and treating the use of synthetic recreational drugs.</p> <p>The CDC, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, and the DEA, must develop and implement a national outreach campaign to educate law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, community members, and others about preventing and treating the use of substances similar to marijuana (cannabimimetic agents).</p> The CDC may award grants to federally qualified health centers for ...
HR 2913 - Rep. Grace Napolitano (DEM-CA)
Mental Health in Schools Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and (2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed, and age appropriate. A comprehensive school mental health program funded under this bill must assist children in dealing with trauma and violence. The bill makes only certain partnerships that include a state educational agency and one or more educational agencies, with a local agency serving as lead partner, eligible for funding. They include public or ...
HR 2914 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
United States-Israel Anti-Tunnel Defense Cooperation Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
<p><strong>United States-Israel Anti-Tunnel Defense Cooperation Act</strong></p> <p> This bill authorizes the Department of Defense, upon request of the Ministry of Defense of Israel and in consultation with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to carry out research, development, test, and evaluation, on a joint basis with Israel, to establish anti-tunneling capabilities to detect, map, and neutralize underground tunnels that threaten the United States or Israel.</p>
HR 2942 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Schedules That Work Act
06/20/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, 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.
The employer, if the request is made, shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with the employee that includes a discussion of potential schedule changes that would meet the employee's needs. The bill outlines the process for either granting or denying a change. </p> <p> The employer shall grant a request, unless there is a bona fide business reason for denying it, if the request is made because of the employee's serious health condition, the employee's responsibilities as a caregiver, or enrollment in a career-related educational or training program, or if a part-time employee requests such a change for a reason related to a second job. </p> <p> An employer, if an employee requests a change for any other reason, may deny it for any reason that is not unlawful. The employer ...
HR 2952 - Rep. Karen Bass (DEM-CA)
Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2017
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
<p><b>Foster Youth Mentoring Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to nonprofit organizations, state child welfare agencies, local educational agencies, Indian tribes or organizations, or faith-based organizations to support the establishment or expansion and operation of programs using networks of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care.</p>
HR 2975 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
SAFER TRANSIT Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
<p><strong>Securing America's Facilities, Equipment and Rail: Taking Responsibility for American National Security in Transit Act or the SAFER TRANSIT Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to reauthorize through FY2020 the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) program and other specified activities related to public transportation security. </p> <p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must: (1) develop a Local Transit Security Instructor Training Program, and (2) take steps necessary to ensure that the Federal Air Marshal Service uses its resources to cover the highest-risk flights.</p> <p>DHS shall direct the Directorate of Science and Technology to prioritize research of scalable, cost-effective ...
HR 2998 - Rep. Charlie Dent (REP-PA)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
06/22/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 127.
<p><b>Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations for Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for Military Construction for: </p> <ul> <li>the Army; </li> <li>the Navy and Marine Corps; </li> <li>the Air Force; </li> <li>Defense-wide agencies and activities; </li> <li>the Army and Air National Guard; and </li> <li>the Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to DOD for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for the Department of Defense Base Closure Account. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to ...
HR 3024 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><b>Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to require programs designed to modify behaviors of children in a residential environment (covered programs) to prohibit child abuse and neglect and meet other specified minimum standards. </p> <p>HHS shall: (1) implement a review process for overseeing, investigating, and evaluating reports of child abuse and neglect at covered programs; and (2) establish a process to assist states in the oversight and enforcement of this bill.</p> <p>HHS must refer any violation of minimum standards to the Department of Justice for appropriate action.</p> <p>The bill amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to establish additional eligibility ...
HR 3032 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017
07/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) cover marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare, (2) exclude such services from the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system, and (3) authorize marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to develop discharge plans for post-hospital services.</p>
HR 3042 - Rep. Sean Duffy (REP-WI)
Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
HR 3060 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill requires a state or local government that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to train law enforcement officers on de-escalation techniques. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may reduce by up to 20% the JAG allocation of a state or local government that fails to comply.</p> <p>DOJ must collect data on the efforts of state and local governments to enhance de-escalation training for law enforcement officers.</p> <p>Additionally, a state or local government that receives JAG program funding must enact a law, policy, or procedure that establishes an affirmative duty on a law enforcement officer to use de-escalation techniques. DOJ must reduce by 15% the JAG allocation of a state or local government that fails to enact such law, ...
HR 3073 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill directs the United States Postal Service to issue and sell, at a premium, a Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp. Use of this stamp must be voluntary for postal patrons. </p> <p>Proceeds from the sale of this stamp must be transferred to the National Institute of Mental Health to help fund mental illness research and suicide prevention programs. </p> The stamp must be available to the public for at least six years.
HR 3074 - Rep. Keith Ellison (DEM-MN)
RESET Act
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment Act of 2017 or the RESET Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the potential sentence for possession of a controlled substance by a person with one or more prior convictions.</p> <p>The bill repeals the provision providing for up to three years' imprisonment for the possession of a date rape drug and revises the penalties for possession of such drugs after a prior drug-related conviction.</p> <p> The maximum term of imprisonment for the sale or use of the mails to transport, or for importation or exportation of, drug paraphernalia is reduced to one year.</p> <p>The bill eliminates increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base.</p> <p> In determining the ...
HR 3098 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Medicare Adult Day Services Act of 2017
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
HR 3105 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act</strong></p> <p>This bill establishes a Federal Task Force to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. </p> <p>The task force shall identify, promote, coordinate, and publicly disseminate information and resources to help grandparents or other relatives meet the needs of the children in their care and maintain their own health and emotional well-being.</p> <p>The task force terminates after five years.</p>
HR 3130 - Rep. Jared Huffman (DEM-CA)
INSPIRE Act
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3158 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
<p><b>Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to appoint qualified graduates and post-secondary students to competitive service positions without regard to certain federal civil service employment and retention provisions. </p> <p>The VA shall allow for excepted service appointments of qualifying students and recent graduates leading to career or career conditional employment.</p> <p>The VA may appoint: (1) highly qualified candidates without regard to competitive service provisions if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) determines that the VA has a severe shortage of highly qualified candidates, and (2) former highly qualified federal employees to high-demand VA positions without regard to such provisions. </p> ...
HR 3160 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Public Housing Tenant Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
<p><b>Public Housing Tenant Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2017</b></p> <p><i>Public Housing One-for-One Replacement and Tenant Protection Act of 2017</i></p> <p>This bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 regarding: (1) demolition, disposition, or both pursuant to conversion of any public housing unit; and (2) the taking of public housing units through the use of eminent domain.</p> <p>The bill exempts from specified requirements for demolition and disposition of public housing, public housing projects removed from a public housing agency (PHA) inventory under the program for conversion of demolished or distressed public housing dwelling units to tenant-based assistance.</p> <p>Real property containing dwelling units in public housing is excluded from the Department of ...
HR 3182 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
SMART Child Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 3192 - Rep. Joseph Kennedy (DEM-MA)
CHIP Mental Health Parity Act
06/20/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill requires Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans to cover mental health and substance use disorder services. Financial requirements and treatment limitations applicable to such services shall not differ from those applicable to other medical services under CHIP. </p>
HR 3199 - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (DEM-CA)
Improving Access to Higher Education Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 3209 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (REP-WA)
Protecting Military Honor Act
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 3219 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018
08/01/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
...Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to DOD for: </p> <ul> <li>Military Personnel; </li> <li>Operation and Maintenance; </li> <li> Procurement; </li> <li> Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and </li> <li> Revolving and Management Funds. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations for Other Department of Defense Programs, including: </p> <ul> <li> the Defense Health Program, </li> <li>Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, </li> <li> Drug-Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and </li> <li> the Office of the ...
HR 3227 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017
08/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
The bill eliminates the requirement for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to maintain at least 34,000 detention beds. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must establish alternatives to detention programs and determine detention bed capacity based solely on detention needs.</p> <p>DHS must conduct annual inspections and routine oversight of detention facilities.</p> <p>The bill prohibits family detention; requires alternatives to detention programs for detained family units; and prohibits separating a family to detain a family member, except to detain an alien parent who is dangerous and inadmissible on terrorism grounds.</p> <p>Finally, the bill establishes a private right of action for a person aggrieved by a violation of this bill.<br /> </p>
HR 3232 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Oath of Exit Act
08/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 325 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Adult Day Center Enhancement Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Administration on Aging (AOA) to initiate a comprehensive survey of current adult day programs that provide care and support to individuals with neurological diseases or conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or traumatic brain injury. The AOA must identify ongoing successful adult day programs and which of these serve young adults with neurological conditions and develop best practices to guide the establishment of additional successful adult day programs.</p> The AOA must award grants for adult day programs that serve younger people with neurological conditions. <p>An "adult day program" is defined as a program that provides comprehensive care and support services to individuals with neurological conditions and to their family ...
HR 3254 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, 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.
...The Department of the Treasury must transfer an amount equal to the revenue collected from the tax to HHS to carry out this bill. The bill makes the funds available without further appropriation and designates the funding as an emergency requirement under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO). </p>
HR 3267 - Rep. John Culberson (REP-TX)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/17/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 164.
<p><b>Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Department of Commerce; the Department of Justice (DOJ); science agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF); and several related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for: </p> <ul> <li> the International Trade Administration, </li> <li>the Bureau of Industry and Security, </li> <li> the Economic Development Administration, </li> <li> the Minority Business Development Agency, </li> <li>the Bureau of Economic Analysis, </li> <li> the Bureau of the Census, </li> <li> the National ...
HR 3272 - Rep. Lois Frankel (DEM-FL)
Veteran Education Empowerment Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
HR 3280 - Rep. Tom Graves (REP-GA)
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2018
07/26/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-191.
...Provides appropriations to the judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court, other federal courts, administrative offices, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. </p> <p><i>District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2018 </i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the District of Columbia, including Federal Funds and District of Columbia Funds. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to independent agencies, including: </p> <ul> <li>the Administrative Conference of the United States, </li> <li> the Consumer Product Safety Commission, </li> <li> the Election Assistance Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Communications Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, </li> <li> the Federal Election Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Labor Relations Authority, </li> <li> the Federal Trade ...
HR 3291 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Alleviating Adverse Childhood Experiences Act
07/18/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
<p><strong>Alleviating Adverse Childhood Experiences Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state Medicaid program to cover, as medical assistance, services furnished under an early-childhood home-visitation program that: </p> <ul> <li>conforms to a clear, consistent, research-based home-visitation model; </li> <li>is designed to result in improvements for participating families in areas related to maternal and newborn health, child health and development, school readiness and academic achievement, crime and domestic violence, economic self-sufficiency, parenting skills, and resource coordination; </li> <li>gives priority to serving certain high-risk populations; and </li> <li>meets other specified requirements. </li></ul> ...
HR 3304 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (DEM-OH)
Human Trafficking Accountability Act
08/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Human Trafficking Accountability Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 to direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to designate: </p> <ul> <li>at least one Human Trafficking Coordinator in each federal judicial district to implement the National Strategy for Combatting Human Trafficking and to prosecute cases, conduct outreach, and enforce laws related to human trafficking; and </li> <li>a National Human Trafficking Coordinator within DOJ to coordinate, promote, and support DOJ's work related to human trafficking.</li> </ul>
HR 3308 - Rep. Clay Higgins (REP-LA)
Veterans Caregiver Improvement and Expansion Act
07/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an audit of two specified caregiver programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such audit shall include: (1) a review of the budget formulations, execution, allocation, and use of funds; and (2) recommendations for streamlining and consolidation. </p> <p>Within three months of the completion of such audit, VA must submit a report to Congress on:</p> <ul> <li>recommendations the VA is able to implement without legislative changes;</li> <li>legislative changes recommended by the GAO;</li> <li>recommendations that VA determines are problematic, overly expensive, or impractical; and </li> <li> alternative approaches to address the problem. </li> </ul> <p>Within 24 months of submitting such report, VA shall:</p> ...
HR 3325 - Rep. Joe Barton (REP-TX)
ACE Kids Act
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
...This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to establish a state Medicaid option to provide for medical assistance with respect to coordinated care provided through a health home (i.e., a designated provider or team of health-care professionals) for children with medically complex conditions. A state shall make payments for such health-home services regardless of whether they are provided through a fee-for-service or managed-care system. For an initial period of eight fiscal-year quarters, the federal matching rate applicable to such payments shall be increased by 20 percentage points, not to exceed 90%. </p> <p>A state that exercises this option shall specify its methodology for determining payment and evaluating quality of care, in accordance with ...
HR 3331 - Rep. Lynn Jenkins (REP-KS)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology.
06/14/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p>This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to specify that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation may test models to provide incentive payments to behavioral health providers for: (1) adopting electronic health records technology, and (2) using that technology to improve the quality and coordination of care.</p>
HR 3332 - Rep. Lynn Jenkins (REP-KS)
Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
<p><b>Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act</b></p> <p> This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.</p>
HR 3335 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Pups for Patriots Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Pups for Patriots Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program under which it shall enter into contracts with qualified nonprofit organizations to provide service dogs to eligible veterans who: </p> <ul> <li>served on active duty in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001,</li> <li>have been diagnosed with severe or extreme post-traumatic stress or with a severe traumatic brain injury by a VA doctor or clinical social worker,</li> <li>have received evidence-based treatment and remains symptomatic of severe or extreme post-traumatic stress or severe traumatic brain injury, and </li> <li>commit to an evaluation by a VA doctor or social worker at least twice a year. </li> </ul> <p>A qualified nonprofit organization ...
HR 3354 - Rep. Ken Calvert (REP-CA)
Interior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Defense, Military ...
09/27/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
<p><b>Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for: </p> <ul> <li> the Bureau of Land Management, </li> <li> the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, </li> <li> the National Park Service, </li> <li> the U.S. Geological Survey, </li> <li> the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, </li> <li> the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, </li> <li> the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and </li> <li> the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including: ...
HR 3356 - Rep. Doug Collins (REP-GA)
Prison Reform and Redemption Act
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Prison Reform and Redemption Act</b></p> <p> This bill directs the Department of Justice to develop the Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System for use by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to assess prisoner recidivism risk; guide housing, grouping, and program assignments; and incentivize and reward participation in and completion of recidivism reduction programs and productive activities.</p> <p>It amends the federal criminal code to:</p> <ul> <li> require the BOP to implement the Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System; </li> <li>establish prerelease custody procedures for prisoners who, among other things, earn time credits for successfully completing recidivism reduction programs or productive activities; </li> <li>prohibit, subject to specified exceptions, the use ...
HR 3358 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
12/05/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-277.
<p><b>Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for: </p> <ul> <li>the Employment and Training Administration,</li> <li>the Employee Benefits Security Administration,</li> <li>the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, </li> <li>the Wage and Hour Division, </li> <li>the Office of Labor-Management Standards,</li> <li>the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs,</li> <li>the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs,</li> <li>the Occupational Safety and Health ...
HR 3360 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3368 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the access to child care for certain veterans receiving health care at a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
07/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), beginning January 1, 2018, to provide assistance to qualified veterans to obtain child care so that such veterans can receive health care services at a VA health care facility during the time such a veteran requires travel to and return from such facility.</p> <p>A "qualified veteran" is defined as a veteran who is the primary caretaker of a child and is: (1) receiving from the VA regular mental health care services, intensive mental health care services, or other intensive health care services such that the VA determines that providing assistance to the veteran to obtain child care would improve the veteran's access to such services, or (2) in need of regular or intensive mental health care services from the VA and, ...
HR 3400 - Rep. Rob Bishop (REP-UT)
Recreation Not Red-Tape Act
04/18/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
...The bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to establish the Ski Area Fee Retention Account. A specified portion of rental charges for ski area permits on a Forest Service unit shall be deposited in such account, and a specified portion of such amounts shall be available to such unit for ski area administration, improvements, and visitor services.</p> <p>The bill establishes a National Recreation Area System to be comprised of existing National Recreation Areas and new units designated after enactment of this bill.</p> <p>Interior and USDA shall: (1) develop initiatives to enhance private-sector volunteer programs, actively promote private-sector volunteer opportunities, and provide outreach and coordination to the private sector to carry out projects and ...
HR 3417 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a pilot program to improve community-based care infrastructure.
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3429 - Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (DEM-TX)
Repatriate Our Patriots Act
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
<p> <b>Repatriate Our Patriots Act</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits a special veteran from being removed from the United States.</p> <p>A special veteran: (1) is an alien veteran who was discharged or released from military service under conditions other than dishonorable; (2) includes only an honorably discharged or released individual; and (3) excludes an individual convicted of voluntary manslaughter, murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, or terrorism-related offenses or an individual determined to be a child abuser or a pedophile. </p> <p>DHS: (1) shall process naturalization applications for special veterans within 90 days; and (2) may permit special veterans to file naturalization applications from abroad and take the oath of allegiance at U.S. embassies, consulates, and military ...
HR 343 - Rep. Albio Sires (DEM-NJ)
Community Parks Revitalization Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>Community Parks Revitalization Act</b></p> <p> This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a community revitalization program of federal grants to eligible local governments located within standard metropolitan statistical areas for various park and recreation purposes, including grants for rehabilitation and construction, innovation and recreation programming, and recovery action programs.</p> <p>HUD may designate local governments not located in standard metropolitan statistical areas to receive such grants under a partial eligibility waiver.</p> <p>The bill prescribes requirements, including matching requirements, for rehabilitation and construction and for innovation and recreation grants.</p> <p>This bill limits to 10% the use of funds ...
HR 3465 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2017
09/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 3473 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Native American Suicide Prevention Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3474 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Border Security and Accountability Act of 2017
09/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
...This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with other specified departments, to submit to Congress and the Government Accountability Office a U.S. border protection strategy. </p> <p>The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 is amended to require that international land border control actions accord with that strategy.</p> <p>DHS shall implement:</p> <ul> <li> a monitoring and mitigation plan to address the ecological and environmental impacts of security infrastructure along the international land borders of the United States; and </li> <li> a plan to improve coordination among U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other federal, state, local, or tribal authorities to improve efforts ...
HR 3490 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3491 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Protecting Adopted Children Act
07/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 3552 - Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (DEM-MO)
Cady Housh and Jason Flatt Teen Suicide Prevention Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 3559 - Rep. Alma Adams (DEM-NC)
Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services such as sexual health education and contraception. Marginalized youth are disadvantaged individuals under the age of 26. Grants may be awarded to state or local health or education agencies, public schools, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations.</p> <p>Grants may be used to: (1) provide sexual health information to marginalized youth, (2) promote effective communication regarding sexual health among marginalized youth, (3) promote and support opportunities for school-age parents, and (3) train individuals who work with marginalized youth to promote sexual health and the development of safe and supportive ...
HR 3590 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Restoration and Enforcement Act
09/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
HR 3602 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in coordination with the Department of Education, to award grants for: (1) comprehensive sex education for adolescents, (2) comprehensive sex education provided by institutions of higher education, and (3) training faculty and staff to teach comprehensive sex education to adolescents. HHS must enter a contract with a nonprofit organization to evaluate and report on these grants. The bill makes appropriations to carry out the the bill.</p> <p>Grants may not be used for health education programs that:</p> <ul> <li> withhold health-promoting or lifesaving information about sexuality-related topics, including HIV;</li> <li>are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective;</li> <li>promote gender ...
HR 3627 - Rep. Frederica Wilson (DEM-FL)
Youth Corps Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 3642 - Rep. Andy Barr (REP-KY)
Military SAVE Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act or the Military SAVE Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through the Office of Community Care, to carry out a three-year pilot program of hospital care and medical services for eligible veterans at non-VA health care providers to treat physical and psychological injuries or illnesses that, in the judgment of a VA mental health professional, resulted from sexual assault or battery or sexual harassment while the veteran was serving on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.</p> <p>The program shall be carried out at not more than five locations, at least one of which shall be a rural location, based upon criteria including: (1) distance from a military installation, (2) city ...
HR 3647 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2017
09/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
<p><strong>Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide increased protections and eligibility for family-sponsored immigrants.</p> <p> The bill establishes: (1) the Board of Family-based Visa Appeals, and (2) the Task Force to Rescue Immigrant Victims of American Sex Offenders.</p> <p> The bill sets forth provisions regarding: (1) the Border Patrol and other law enforcement officers, including regarding personnel increases; (2) status adjustment, including an adjustment for Haitians; (3) sex offenders; (4) unfair immigration-related employment practices; (5) removal proceedings, including for removal based om criminal offenses; (6) asylee and refugee proceedings; and (7) naturalization.</p> <p> The ...
HR 3686 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017
09/11/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1194)
<p><b>Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill provides emergency supplemental FY2017 appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Harvey. </p> <p>The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules. </p> <p>The bill provides FY2017 appropriations to: </p> <ul> <li> the Department of Agriculture,</li> <li>the Department of Commerce,</li> <li> the Department of Justice, </li> <li> the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), </li> <li> the Legal Services Corporation, </li> <li> the Department of Defense, </li> <li> the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, </li> <li> the General Services ...
HR 3699 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (DEM-OH)
Urban Agriculture Production Act of 2017
09/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
...This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish an urban agriculture outreach program to award grants for: (1) infrastructure; (2) land acquisition, land conversion, and soil and growing mechanism assistance; (3) education and training; (4) technical and financial assistance to farmers, producers, or ranchers in urban areas; and (5) other activities that support urban agriculture. USDA must give preference to grants for activities in historically underserved communities. </p> <p>USDA must establish the position of Urban Agricultural Liaison.</p> <p>USDA must award grants for scientific and community-based participatory research related to urban agriculture. The bill provides specified funds for the grants and requires USDA to give priority to outreach activities to be ...
HR 3704 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Native Health Access Improvement Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Indian Health Service (IHS) to award grants to Indian health facilities for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The IHS must establish a technical assistance center for grantees. <p>In addition, this bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to define “Indian” for purposes of health insurance reform, exchanges, and subsidies. The definition includes individuals of Indian descent who are members of an Indian community served by the IHS and individuals considered by the Department of Health and Human Services to be Indian for purposes of eligibility for Indian health care services. Individuals included in the definition are eligible for special monthly enrollment ...
HR 3720 - Rep. Rick Larsen (DEM-WA)
Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2017
09/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires Vet Centers (centers for readjustment counseling and related mental health services for veterans) to be treated as Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for purposes of payment of medical-related expenses or allowances for travel to or from a VA facility.</p> <p> The bill makes permanent VA authority to transport individuals to and from VA facilities in connection with vocational rehabilitation or counseling or for examination, treatment, or care.</p> <p>The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 is amended to authorize appropriations through FY2020 for grants to state veterans service organizations to assist veterans in highly rural areas to travel to VA medical centers.</p> ...
HR 3724 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
STRONG Act
09/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
<p><b>Strengthening The Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground Act or the STRONG Act.</b></p> <p> This bill requires the Office of Science and Technology Policy, with input from the Department of Homeland Security, to establish and chair an interagency working group with cabinet-level representation from all relevant federal agencies in order to: (1) provide a strategic vision of extreme weather resilience; (2) conduct a gap and overlap analysis of current and planned federal activities related to achieving short- and long-term resilience to extreme weather and its impacts on the United States, such as flooding and drought; and (3) develop a National Extreme Weather Resilience Action Plan. </p> <p>The plan must include: (1) the establishment of an online, publicly available information ...
HR 3740 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act
09/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 3742 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017
09/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 3764 - Rep. Greg Gianforte (REP-MT)
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2018
09/12/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
This bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. The tribe and its members become eligible for services and benefits provided by the United States to federally recognized tribes and their members, without regard to the existence of a reservation or the location of the residence of any member. </p> <p>The service area of the tribe is considered to be the area comprised of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties, Montana.</p> <p> The tribe, as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits, must submit to the Department of the Interior, and maintain, a membership roll. </p> <p>Interior must take into trust for the benefit of the tribe 200 acres of land within the tribe's service area to be used for a tribal land base. </p>
HR 3767 - Rep. Billy Long (REP-MO)
Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017
09/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include pediatric subspecialties in primary health services for purposes of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Psychiatrists who are pediatric subspecialists are included in behavioral and mental health professionals. (These amendments make pediatric subspecialists, including psychiatrists, eligible for the NHSC fellowship program for the delivery of primary health services in health professional shortage areas, the NHSC Scholarship Program, and the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.)</p> “Health professional shortage area” can mean an underserved population of children and adolescents.
HR 3773 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
Child Care for Working Families Act
09/14/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 379 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Justice for Yazidis Act
01/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
...This bill states that Syrian and Iraqi nationals who are members of a religious minority in their country of origin: (1) shall be classified as refugees of special humanitarian concern, (2) shall be eligible for priority-2 refugee resettlement processing, and (3) may apply directly to the U.S. refugee admissions program. </p> <p>No alien shall be denied the opportunity to apply for admission under this bill solely because he or she: (1) qualifies as an immediate relative, (2) is eligible for any other immigrant classification, or (3) was referred to apply for refugee admission by a U.S. nonprofit organization. </p> <p>Each such alien who, after June 1, 2014, and before the date of the enactment of this bill, was denied refugee status may reapply for such status.</p> <p> <he Department of ...
HR 3800 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Attorney General to prosecute a defendant for certain drug offenses that involve low-level drug quantities (e.g., less than one kilogram of heroin or less than 500 grams of cocaine-based substances).</p>
HR 3828 - Rep. Louise Slaughter (DEM-NY)
Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017
06/14/2018 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Matsui asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 3828, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
...This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity to support state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and elementary and secondary schools in fully implementing title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs or activities. The office may provide grants and perform activities to reduce or prevent discrimination, bias, harassment, or violence based on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or stereotypes in all areas of education.</p> <p>The office must provide technical assistance and annual training to title IX coordinators and develop a handbook ...
HR 3862 - Rep. G.K. Butterfield (DEM-NC)
National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3867 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create care management demonstration programs for chronic kidney disease under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish two care-management demonstration programs for chronic kidney disease (CKD) under the Medicare program: (1) the CKD Early Detection and Treatment Demonstration Program, and (2) the Demonstration Program for Advanced CKD. A practitioner's participation in either program shall be optional.</p> <p>Through each program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall provide to an enrollee's participating primary-care practitioner a single, monthly, performance-based payment for covered CKD care-management services furnished to the enrollee. The amount of this payment shall be greater than the amount that the practitioner would otherwise have received under Medicare for ...
HR 3881 - Rep. Bill Pascrell (DEM-NJ)
AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
<p><strong>AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to: (1) repeal the expiration dates of, and to reauthorize through FY2023, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FPSG) Program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) Program; and (2) authorize the use of AFG Program grants, instead of SAFER Program grants, to provide specialized training to first responders on how to recognize and properly intervene with individuals with mental illness.</p> <p>The SAFER Program is revised to permit the use of grants to change the status of part-time or paid-on-call firefighters to full-time firefighters.</p> <p>The United ...
HR 3922 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act
11/06/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend funding through FY2019 for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps. Health centers that serve medically underserved populations may receive supplemental grant funds to increase access to primary care services.</p> <p>The bill reduces appropriations for the Prevention and Public Health Fund through FY2025 and continues funding through FY2027.</p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to extend funding through FY2019 for type I diabetes research and the prevention and treatment of diabetes in Native Americans.</p> <p>The bill increases and extends funding through FY2019 for teaching health centers that sponsor graduate medical residency training programs.</p> <p>The bill amends ...
HR 3923 - Rep. Adam Smith (DEM-WA)
Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2017
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HR 3926 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Community CARE Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend funding through FY2019 for community health centers. Health centers that serve medically underserved populations may receive supplemental grant funds to increase access to primary care services.</p>
HR 3931 - Rep. Leonard Lance (REP-NJ)
Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4 - Rep. Bill Shuster (REP-PA)
FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
05/08/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 401.
HR 4030 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Title IX Protection Act
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><strong>Title IX Protection Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Department of Education Organization Act to require recipients of federal financial assistance to comply with specified procedural requirements when responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence to prevent and effectively respond to sexual discrimination as required by title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.</p>
HR 4056 - Rep. Ron Kind (DEM-WI)
Disaster Insurance Risk Equality Act
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
HR 4065 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (DEM-NY)
Hate Crime Victim Assistance Act of 2017
11/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 4074 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 4081 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017
11/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...The bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a civil action: (1) to prevent ongoing conduct that damages 100 or more protected computers (e.g., government computers); and (2) to prevent the disposition of unlawfully obtained property.</p> <p> The bill also adds to the list of money laundering predicate offenses financial transactions that involve proceeds of unlawful manufacturing, distribution, possession, and advertising of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices. </p> <p>Finally, the bill requires certain commercial entities to implement a comprehensive consumer privacy and data security program. </p> <p> A commercial entity must notify a U.S. resident whose sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) has been, or is reasonably believed to ...
HR 411 - Rep. Peter King (REP-NY)
Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Veteran Suicide Prevention Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete a publicly available review of the deaths of all covered veterans who died by suicide during the preceding five-year period.</p> <p> Such review shall include: </p> <ul> <li>the total number of veterans who died by suicide during the five-year period; </li> <li>a summary that includes age, gender, and race; </li> <li>a list of the medications prescribed to, and found in the systems of, such veterans at the time of their deaths, and a summary of medical diagnoses by VA physicians which led to the prescribing of such medications; </li> <li>the number of instances in which the veteran was concurrently on multiple medications prescribed by VA physicians; </li> <li>the ...
HR 4114 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Environmental Justice Act of 2017
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4142 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Safer Communities Act of 2017
11/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 415 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (DEM-MI)
GEAR UP for Counseling
01/10/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><b>GEAR UP for Counseling</b></p> <p>This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase requirements for grant recipients under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). </p> <p>Specifically, it requires state and partnership GEAR UP grantees to also provide academic and mental health counseling services to participating students. </p> <p>The bill reauthorizes GEAR UP for FY2018-FY2023.<br /></p>
HR 4173 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on the outcomes and the efficacy of the Veterans Crisis Line during the five-year period beginning January 1, 2014, based on an analysis of national suicide data and data collected from the line. </p> <p>Such study shall address: (1) the efficacy of the line in leading veterans to sustained mental health regimens and suicide prevention; (2) the line's visibility; (3) the role of the line as part of the VA's mental health care services; and (4) whether receiving sustained mental health care affects suicidality, including among veterans who are at high risk for suicide.</p>
HR 418 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (DEM-MI)
Early Intervention for Veterans and their Families Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Early Intervention for Veterans and their Families Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program with community partners (private nonprofit organizations) to provide intensive community care coordination and supportive services to disabled veteran families who lack access to direct wellness services provided by the VA or other entities. </p> <p>Such services may include: </p> <ul> <li>care coordination and case management services;</li> <li> outreach services;</li> <li>assistance in obtaining VA benefits, including vocational and rehabilitation counseling, employment and training service, educational assistance, and health care services;</li> <li>assistance in obtaining and coordinating the provision of ...
HR 4198 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Security and Financial Empowerment Act of 2017
10/31/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.
HR 4222 - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (DEM-OR)
Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017
11/02/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 4240 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017
02/26/2018 - Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Thompson (CA). Petition No: 115-6. (<a href="http://clerk.house.gov/115/lrc/pd/petitions/DisPet0006.xml">Discharge petition</a> text with signatures.)
HR 4242 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
VA Care in the Community Act
03/05/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 444.
HR 4261 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
SAFE Justice Act
11/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 4275 - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (DEM-CA)
Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><b>Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to develop and disseminate training programs and materials on: (1) the circumstances under which a pharmacist may refuse to fill a controlled substance prescription suspected to be fraudulent, forged, or indicative of abuse or diversion; and (2) federal requirements related to such refusal. </p> <p>The DEA must seek input from relevant stakeholders.</p>
HR 4284 - Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
To establish a substance use disorder information dashboard within the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids Act of 2017 or the INFO Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to appoint a federal coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Services to:</p> <ul> <li>coordinate programs related to opioid abuse reduction,</li> <li>liaise with state and local entities carrying out activities relating to opioid abuse reduction, and </li> <li>establish and operate a publicly available electronic database to facilitate data collection related to opioid abuse<strike></strike>.</li></ul>
HR 4344 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 4401 - Rep. Andre Carson (DEM-IN)
Recidivism Reduction Act
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4434 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
Fix NICS Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs. </p>
HR 4453 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
To provide a process by which certain wounded warriors who face medical discharge from the Armed Forces may instead continue to serve in the Armed Forces as remotely piloted aircraft pilots or remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators in the Air Force.
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 4460 - Rep. Lou Barletta (REP-PA)
Disaster Recovery Reform Act
11/30/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
HR 4477 - Rep. John Culberson (REP-TX)
Fix NICS Act of 2017
12/05/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 322.
Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs. </p> <p>DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance must report to Congress on the number of times that a bump stock has been used in the commission of a crime.</p>
HR 4508 - Rep. Virginia Foxx (REP-NC)
PROSPER Act
02/08/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 413.
HR 4530 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
GAME Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
HR 4541 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4547 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018
04/13/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-165.
...This bill requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make annual grants to each state's protection and advocacy system for the purpose of conducting reviews of representative payees under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. The SSA must also conduct periodic onsite reviews of individual and organizational payees.</p> <p>The bill lessens certain monitoring requirements with respect to specified family members who are serving as representative payees.</p> <p>The bill provides for advance designation of representative payees.</p> <p>In general, an individual who has been convicted of a felony, or of an attempt or a conspiracy to commit a felony, may not serve as a representative payee.</...
HR 4573 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
Gun Violence Research Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4579 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4621 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
Global Brain Health Act of 2017
12/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4635 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.
06/14/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the veterans peer counseling program includes a sufficient number of peer counselors for women veterans. </p> <p>Such counselors may be VA employees and may have expertise in: (1) gender-specific issues and services, (2) VA services and benefits, and (3) employment mentoring. </p> <p>The VA shall: (1) emphasize facilitating peer-to-peer counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress disorder or suffer from another mental health condition, or are otherwise at risk of becoming homeless; (2) conduct program outreach; and (3) coordinate with community organizations, state and local governments, institutions of higher education, local business ...
HR 4660 - Rep. Ann Wagner (REP-MO)
Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2017
01/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...Courts must make such orders as necessary to protect the anonymity of any woman upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted if she does not give her written consent to such disclosure. In the absence of such consent, any party, other than a public official, who brings an action must use a pseudonym.</p>
HR 4661 - Rep. Barbara Comstock (REP-VA)
United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
01/03/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-98.
...The United States Fire Administration (USFA) may develop and make widely available an electronic, online training course for members of the fire and emergency response community on matters related to the administration of AFG, FPSG, and SAFER grants. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall ensure that any such training is: (1) tailored to the financial and time constraints of members of the fire and emergency response community; and (2) accessible to all individuals in the career, combination, paid-on-call, and volunteer fire and emergency response community.</p> <p>The USFA shall develop and implement a grant monitoring and oversight framework to mitigate and minimize risks of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement relating to such grants programs.</p>
HR 4666 - Rep. Ryan Costello (REP-PA)
Premium Relief Act of 2017
12/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4667 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes.
01/04/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 291.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; and wildfires that occurred in 2017. (Emergency spending is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.)</p> <p>DIVISION B--DISASTER RECOVERY REFORM ACT </p> <p>This division amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to modify the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response and recovery programs. </p> <p>DIVISION C--OTHER MATTERS </p> <p>This division amends the Agricultural Act of 2014 to designate cottonseed as a covered commodity beginning with the 2018 crop year. (Producers of covered commodities are eligible for Department of Agriculture [USDA] price and income support programs such as the Price Loss Coverage program.) </p> <p>It also amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act ...
HR 4684 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify or facilitate the development of best practices for operating recovery housing, and for other purposes.
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to publish best practices for operating recovery housing, to distribute such publication to the states, and to provide technical assistance to states seeking to adopt such practices. ""Recovery housing"" means a shared living environment free from alcohol and illegal drug use and centered on peer support and connection to services to promote recovery from substance use disorders.</p>
HR 47 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Kalief's Law
01/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Effective and Humane Treatment of Youth Act of 2017 or Kalief's Law</b></p> <p>This legislation amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) program for FY2018-FY2022.</p> <p> It requires a state or local government that receives JABG funding to implement policies that, with respect to youth: (1) provide a right to speedy trial; (2) provide a right to timely bail consideration; and (3) restrict solitary confinement. The term ""youth"" means an individual who is 21 years of age or younger. </p> <p> Additionally, it requires a state or local government that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program or the Community Oriented Policing Services program to implement policies ...
HR 4729 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Ending Secrecy About Workplace Sexual Harassment Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 4760 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Securing America's Future Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
...This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise immigrant visa allocation provisions, including family-related visas. A nonimmigrant classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens is created.</p> <p>The diversity visa program is eliminated.</p> <p>Annual immigration levels are revised.</p> <p> The limit on the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants is increased.</p> <p>The H-2C visa temporary agricultural worker program is revised. A trust fund is established to provide incentives for such workers to return to their country of origin. </p> <p>DNA testing to establish family relationships is authorized. </p> <p>Employment eligibility verification provisions are revised. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall establish an employment verification system.</p> ...
HR 4769 - Rep. Tom Marino (REP-PA)
Helping Americans Seek Treatment Act of 2018
01/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to conduct a national public awareness campaign regarding its substance abuse treatment referral routing programs. SAMHSA must incorporate into its programs and services information about pre-arrest referral programs, which allow an individual with a substance use disorder to seek assistance from a law enforcement agency without being subject to criminal penalties related to the individual's possession and use of controlled substances.</p>
HR 4778 - Rep. Joseph Kennedy (DEM-MA)
Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2018
01/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to require the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury to: (1) cooperatively issue regulations to require group health plans and health insurance issuers to annually disclose the analyses performed to ensure compliance with mental health parity laws, and (2) conduct annual random audits of group health plans and health insurance issuers to determine compliance.</p> <p>HHS must establish a consumer parity unit: (1) to facilitate the collection of, monitoring of, and response to consumer complaints; and (2) to provide consumers information ...
HR 4782 - Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4796 - Rep. Will Hurd (REP-TX)
USA Act of 2018
01/26/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
...The bill repeals provisions that deny an unlawful alien eligibility for higher education benefits on the basis of residence within a state unless a U.S. citizen or national is eligible for such benefits without regard to whether such citizen or national is such a resident.</p> <p>DHS shall: (1) deploy the most practical and effective technology available in order to achieve situational awareness and operational control along the U.S. border; (2) submit to Congress a comprehensive southern border strategy to achieve border control; and (3) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and salt cedar along the Rio Grande River. </p> <p>DHS may construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders. </p> <p>The bill establishes Operation Stonegarden in DHS to provide border security ...
HR 48 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act
01/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
<p><strong>Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act </strong></p> <p>This bill requires that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, post-conflict reconstruction and development, police and military training, and refugee relief and assistance support the human rights of women and their full political, social, and economic participation.</p>
HR 4820 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
ASK Act
01/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4833 - Rep. Danny Davis (DEM-IL)
Bail Fairness Act of 2018
01/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 4899 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2018
02/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4909 - Rep. John Rutherford (REP-FL)
STOP School Violence Act of 2018
03/15/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2028 the Secure Our Schools grant program. This grant program provides grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to improve security, including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures, at schools and on school grounds.</p>
HR 4931 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Transition to Independence Act of 2018
02/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4938 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
Respond NOW Act
02/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4957 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of 2018
02/13/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5034 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
International Violence Against Women Act of 2018
02/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5047 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
VA Community Care Enhancement Act
02/15/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5068 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Obstetric Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope, and Dignity Restoration Act of 2018
02/16/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5080 - Rep. George Holding (REP-NC)
COMBAT Act of 2018
03/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5083 - Rep. Richard Neal (DEM-MA)
Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Opioid Treatment for Seniors Act of 2018
03/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Opioid Treatment for Seniors Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill extends Medicare coverage to opioid-use disorder treatment services and programs.</p>
HR 5100 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
Recovery Home Certification Act of 2018
03/20/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5102 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...Individuals must enter into an agreement of service of up to six years with the Health Resources and Services Administration. The repayment program shall pay one-sixth of the principal and interest on any eligible loan for each year of service; the maximum total amount of repayment by the program is $250,000 per individual.</p>
HR 513 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to convey certain federal land in two phases to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority in exchange for certain nonfederal land.</p> <p>Before completing each phase of the land exchange, USDA shall complete any necessary land surveys and required pre-exchange clearances, mitigation activities, and approvals related to:</p> <ul> <li>threatened and endangered species,</li> <li>cultural and historic resources,</li> <li>wetland and floodplains, and </li> <li>hazardous materials. </li> </ul> <p>Upon acquisition by USDA, the nonfederal land shall become part of Tongass National Forest, and shall be withdrawn from:</p> <ul> <li>entry, appropriation, or disposal under the ...
HR 5139 - Rep. Steve Chabot (REP-OH)
Hire Our Heroes to Protect Our Schools Act of 2018
03/20/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2024 the Secure Our Schools grant program. This grant program provides grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to improve security, including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures, at schools and on school grounds.</p>
HR 5140 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
TARA Act
03/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5160 - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (DEM-CA)
Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act of 2018
03/13/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill provides for Medicare coverage and payment of cancer care planning and coordination services. </p>
HR 5164 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
Urban Progress Act of 2018
04/06/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5197 - Rep. Bill Pascrell (DEM-NJ)
Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires, and provides funds for, the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out a three-year demonstration program awarding grants to hospitals and emergency departments to develop, implement, enhance, or study alternative pain management protocols and treatments that promote limited use of opioids in emergency departments.</p>
HR 5251 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
NURSE Act
03/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill establishes a competitive demonstration grant program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award matching funds to increase the number of school nurses in public elementary and secondary schools served by an eligible entity. An eligible entity is a state educational agency or local educational agency (LEA) in which at least 20% of students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p> <p>In awarding grant funds, ED shall give priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate the greatest need for new or additional nursing services. A high-need LEA is one in which at least 40% and no fewer than 15,000 students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p>
HR 5259 - Rep. Tom Emmer (REP-MN)
STRESS Act
03/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
HR 5261 - Rep. Bill Johnson (REP-OH)
TEACH to Combat Addiction Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Treatment, Education, and Community Help to Combat Addiction Act of 2018 or the TEACH to Combat Addiction Act of 2018</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to designate Regional Centers of Excellence in Substance Use Disorder Education and provide support to such centers to enhance and improve pain management and substance use disorder education through the distribution of evidence-based curricula for health care professional schools.</p> <p>The bill provides statutory authority for the National Institutes of Health's Centers for Excellence in Pain Education program, under which the centers provide for the coordination of the development, evaluation, and distribution of pain management ...
HR 5272 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding to treat or prevent mental health or substance use disorders.
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR 5282 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018
03/14/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
HR 5286 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5298 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act of 2018
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5306 - Rep. Brett Guthrie (REP-KY)
EMPOWER Care Act
09/07/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
HR 5311 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
CARA 2.0 Act of 2018
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5314 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act
03/15/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act</strong></p> <p>This bill makes veterans who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for any mental illness through the Department of Veterans Affairs, notwithstanding insufficient medical evidence to conclude that the mental illness is attributable to such service.</p>
HR 5324 - Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3]
Supporting Teachers and Safe Students Act
03/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5327 - Rep. Brett Guthrie (REP-KY)
Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or operate comprehensive opioid recovery centers. Priority for grants must be given to entities located in states or Indian country with a high per capita drug overdose mortality rate. Each center must carry out specified outreach activities and specified treatment and recovery services.</p>
HR 5332 - Rep. Glenn Grothman (REP-WI)
Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2018
03/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5339 - Rep. John Yarmuth (DEM-KY)
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2018
03/20/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5374 - Rep. Jared Polis (DEM-CO)
Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5380 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Securing Our Children Act of 2018
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5404 - Rep. Alex Mooney (REP-WV)
To define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold.
03/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
HR 5427 - Rep. Tom Marino (REP-PA)
School and Student Safety Act of 2018
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5448 - Rep. Darren Soto (DEM-FL)
To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to provide eligibility under the assistive technology program for farmers with disabilities to veterans with disabilities and their families.
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
HR 5477 - Rep. Tom O'Halleran (DEM-AZ)
Rural DOCS Act
06/12/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 566.
<p><b>Rural Development of Opioid Capacity Services Act or the Rural DOCS Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to provide an enhanced federal matching rate for state Medicaid expenditures related to the expansion of substance-use treatment and recovery services.</p> <p>The CMS must select 10 states for inclusion under the demonstration project, giving preference to states that have a prevalence of substance-use disorders (in particular, opioid-use disorders) comparable to or higher than the national average. </p>
HR 5481 - Rep. Will Hurd (REP-TX)
GEAR UP for Success Act of 2018
04/12/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5515 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
08/13/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-232.
...This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and space procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (6) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (7) the Defense Inspector General; (8) the Defense Health Program; (9) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; (10) Overseas Contingency ...
HR 5531 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (REP-FL)
Opioid Emergency Response Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 554 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Make State Governments More Open, Honest, and Transparent Act of 2017
02/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Make State Governments More Open, Honest, and Transparent Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the head of a federal agency that administers any of specified block grant programs to suspend the authority of the state to administer funds under the program if the state does not enact or enforce at least one law that requires disclosure by a state legislator of financial interests, prohibits a legislator from soliciting political party or election campaign contributions, or prohibits the making or soliciting of contributions during a period of contractor performance or negotiations.</p>
HR 5545 - Rep. Elijah Cummings (DEM-MD)
Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5580 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
STOP Fentanyl Deaths Act of 2018
05/17/2018 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
HR 5587 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to nonprofits that focus on substance use disorder to establish regional technical assistance centers to provide assistance regarding implementation of peer-delivered addiction recovery support services, establishment of recovery community organizations and centers, and overdose reversal medication.</p>
HR 5594 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5603 - Rep. Doris Matsui (DEM-CA)
Access to Telehealth Services for Opioid Use Disorders Act
06/12/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 579.
HR 5605 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an opioid use disorder treatment demonstration program, and for other purposes.
06/20/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...Opioid use disorder care teams of practitioners may apply for participation in the demonstration project. The CMS must establish a performance-based incentive payment for participating teams.</p> <p>The CMS must adopt or develop program quality standards and performance methods.<br /></p>
HR 5646 - Rep. John Curtis (REP-UT)
POPPY Study Act
04/27/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 5649 - Rep. Jodey Arrington (REP-TX)
Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William `Bill' Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018
07/25/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5674 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
VA MISSION Act of 2018
05/11/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 516.
HR 5679 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
Jobs Plus Recovery Act of 2018
05/07/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
HR 5682 - Rep. Doug Collins (REP-GA)
FIRST STEP Act
05/23/2018 - Received in the Senate.
<p><b>Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act or the FIRST STEP Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends various provisions of law and sets forth new provisions:</p> <ul> <li>to require the Department of Justice to establish and the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to implement a risk and needs assessment system to assess prisoner recidivism risk; guide housing, grouping, and program assignments; and incentivize and reward participation in and completion of recidivism reduction programs and productive activities; </li> <li>to modify the computation of good time credit; </li> <li>to allow federal correctional officers to securely store and carry concealed firearms on BOP premises outside the security perimeter of a prison; </li> <li>to limit the use of ...
HR 5699 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
HOST Act of 2018
05/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b><b>Hospital Opioid Solutions Toolkit Act of 2018 or the HOST Act of 2018</b></b></p> <p>This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish guidance for hospitals on pain management and opioid-use disorder prevention strategies for Medicare beneficiaries, including best practices for opioid-use disorder screening, education, and monitoring. </p>
HR 5707 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
START Act
05/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5710 - Rep. Cedric Richmond (DEM-LA)
The Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5711 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Improving Access to Mental Health Services Act
05/11/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5717 - Rep. Susan Brooks (REP-IN)
Jake Laird Act of 2018
06/05/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5722 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018
05/25/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5736 - Rep. Andy Barr (REP-KY)
CAREER Act
05/09/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Financial 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.
HR 5761 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to the Congress on a biennial basis a national plan to reduce the rate of maternal mortality.
05/15/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3958)
HR 5774 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals Act of 2018
06/20/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals Act of 2018 or the COACH Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to: (1) publish guidance for hospitals on pain management and opioid-use disorder prevention strategies for Medicare beneficiaries, (2) convene a technical expert panel to recommend opioid and opioid-use disorder quality measures for possible use in hospital payment and reporting models under Medicare, and (3) publish and periodically update all guidance issued since January 1, 2016, related to the prescription of opioids for Medicare beneficiaries.</p> <p>Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services must: (1) convene a technical expert panel to recommend ways to reduce opioid use in surgical settings and best ...
HR 5776 - Rep. Richard Neal (DEM-MA)
MOST Act
06/19/2018 - Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-764, Part I.
HR 5782 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2018
05/31/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5785 - Rep. Cedric Richmond (DEM-LA)
Jobs and Justice Act of 2018
05/14/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 5790 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for clinical psychologist services models to be tested by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other purposes.
05/31/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5797 - Rep. Mimi Walters (REP-CA)
Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act
06/21/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill temporarily allows states to apply to receive federal Medicaid payment for services provided in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for enrollees (aged 21 to 64) with opioid use disorders. In general, with respect to an eligible enrollee, services may be covered for a total of up to 30 days in a 12-month period. States must include specified information in their applications, including plans to improve access to outpatient care.</p> <p>Current law generally prohibits federal payment under Medicaid for services provided in IMDs for individuals under the age of 65 (although states may receive payment through certain mechanisms, such as through a Medicaid demonstration waiver). </p>
HR 5800 - Rep. Fred Upton (REP-MI)
Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act or the Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission to report on information relating to services for Medicaid enrollees who are patients in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs), including: (1) the number and type of IMDs in each sampled state and associated coverage limitations, (2) services and processes provided at such IMDs, (3) applicable federal waivers and other Medicaid funding sources for such IMDs, (4) state requirements for such IMDs to receive funding, and ...
HR 5808 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Medicaid Pharmaceutical Home Act of 2018
06/12/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 561.
HR 5812 - Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]
CONNECTIONS Act
06/13/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR 5820 - Rep. Pramila Jayapal (DEM-WA)
DONE Act
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HR 5830 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
Veteran PEER Act
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5843 - Rep. Jason Smith (REP-MO)
The Benefits to Employment Act
06/04/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
HR 5861 - Rep. Adrian Smith (REP-NE)
Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act
06/13/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 587.
HR 5865 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Addiction Prevention and Responsible Opioid Practices Act
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5891 - Rep. Glenn Grothman (REP-WI)
Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act
06/14/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR 5892 - Rep. Jason Lewis (REP-MN)
To establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace.
06/14/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR 5895 - Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]
Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019
09/13/2018 - Correct Enrollment
...Provides FY2019 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including for: </p> <ul> <li> Investigations, </li> <li> Construction, </li> <li>Mississippi River and Tributaries, </li> <li> Operation and Maintenance, </li> <li> the Regulatory Program, </li> <li> the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, </li> <li> Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, </li> <li> Expenses, and </li> <li> the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of the ...
HR 59 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Frank Lautenberg Memorial Secure Chemical Facilities Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
... Site security plans must include an assessment of such methods. The owner or operator of a tier 1 or tier 2 facility shall implement such methods if the Office of Chemical Facility Security determines that such implementation would significantly reduce the risk of death, injury, or serious adverse effects to human health resulting from a terrorist incident, can feasibly be incorporated into facility operations, and would not significantly impair the owner's or operator's ability to continue the business of the facility at its location.</p> <p>DHS must provide guidance and appropriate, tools, methodologies, or computer software to assist farm supplies merchant wholesalers and small covered chemical facilities in complying with this bill.</p> <p>Specified facilities are exempt from the ...
HR 5908 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
POWER Act
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HR 5918 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Department of Defense Service Dog Training Therapy Act
05/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5925 - Rep. Trey Gowdy (REP-SC)
CRISIS Act
06/21/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 5932 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act
05/23/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5942 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5951 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act of 2018
05/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5952 - Rep. John Culberson (REP-TX)
Science Appropriations Act, 2019
05/24/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 544.
HR 5955 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5961 - Rep. Robert Aderholt (REP-AL)
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
05/24/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 545.
HR 5977 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
MOMMA's Act
05/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 5986 - Rep. Scott Taylor (REP-VA)
Bill Mulder and Ryan Larkin Posttraumatic Growth Act
05/29/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 6 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
06/26/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 485.
...This bill makes several changes to state Medicaid programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. Specifically, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>modifies provisions related to coverage for juvenile inmates and former foster care youth,</li> <li>establishes a demonstration project to increase provider treatment capacity for substance use disorders,</li> <li>requires the establishment of drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries,</li> <li>establishes drug review and utilization requirements, </li> <li>extends the enhanced federal matching rate for expenditures regarding substance use disorder health home services, and</li> <li>temporarily requires coverage of medication-assisted treatment.</li> </ul> <p>The bill also alters Medicare requirements to address opioid use. Specifically, ...
HR 6011 - Rep. Bruce Westerman (REP-AR)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to authorize a court to reduce the term of imprisonment imposed on certain defendants convicted as an adult for an offense committed and completed before the defendant attained 18 years of age, and for other purposes.
07/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 6024 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018
07/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 6071 - Rep. Doris Matsui (DEM-CA)
SERV Communities Act
06/14/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 6085 - Rep. Anna Eshoo (DEM-CA)
To revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act).
06/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6092 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
To develop and identify indicators of potentially fraudulent and disreputable recovery housing operators, and for other purposes.
06/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6110 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018
06/25/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 6136 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Adjustment to immigrant status is provided based on a point system. Children of long-term temporary foreign workers are also eligible for such status adjustment.</p> <p>DHS may designate certain groups as a criminal gang. Such individuals may not seek asylum, withholding of removal, or temporary protected status.</p> <p>Indemnification is provided for law enforcement entities sued for complying with DHS detainers. DHS detainer authority is revised. </p> <p>The bill creates a private right of action against a state or local jurisdiction that declines to honor a DHS detainer for a convicted illegal alien who then commits murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor. </p> <p>The bill eliminates: (1) the diversity visa program, (2) certain family-based visa categories, and (3) the per-country ...
HR 6147 - Rep. Ken Calvert (REP-CA)
Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2019
09/07/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
<p><b>Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019</b></p> <p>Provides FY2019 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for: </p> <ul> <li> the Bureau of Land Management, </li> <li> the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, </li> <li> the National Park Service, </li> <li> the U.S. Geological Survey, </li> <li> the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, </li> <li> the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, </li> <li> the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and </li> <li> the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including: ...
HR 6148 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
BRAVE Act
06/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6151 - Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]
VA Act of 2018
06/19/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 6157 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019
09/13/2018 - Conference report H. Rept. 115-952 filed. (text of conference report: CR H8258-8723)
...Provides FY2019 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to DOD for: </p> <ul> <li>Military Personnel; </li> <li>Operation and Maintenance; </li> <li> Procurement; </li> <li> Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and </li> <li> Revolving and Management Funds. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations for Other Department of Defense Programs, including: </p> <ul> <li> the Defense Health Program, </li> <li>Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, </li> <li> Drug-Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and </li> <li> the Office of the ...
HR 6174 - Rep. Steve Cohen (DEM-TN)
NEWBORN Act
06/21/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6180 - Rep. Nanette Barragan (DEM-CA)
Mental Health Care for Children Inhumanely Separated from Parents by the Federal Government Act of 2018
08/06/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HR 6184 - Rep. Doris Matsui (DEM-CA)
Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6201 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities in All-Hazards Emergencies.
06/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6211 - Res. Com. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (NPP-PR)
Puerto Rico Data Collection Equality Act of 2018
07/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
HR 6238 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6378 - Rep. Susan Brooks (REP-IN)
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018
07/18/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
HR 6470 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
07/23/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 667.
HR 6495 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into a 10-year arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct and update biennially a study on the effects of State legalized marijuana programs, and for other purposes.
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
HR 6498 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 65 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
RAISE Act of 2017
01/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...The Department of Justice must establish pilot programs for diversion of high-risk, victimized, and primary caretaker youth. The BOP must establish pilot programs on youth mentorship, government service, and animal service.</p> <p>This bill's provisions apply to youth involved in the federal criminal justice system before, on, or after enactment.</p>
HR 6526 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
RURAL Act
07/25/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
HR 6535 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act of 2018
07/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6543 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
Aim Higher Act
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6545 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018
08/03/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
HR 6571 - Rep. Ami Bera (DEM-CA)
Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
HR 6572 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
Homeless Veterans Community Care Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial 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.
HR 6590 - Rep. John Delaney (DEM-MD)
CAMRA Act
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6597 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 66 - Rep. Rodney Davis (REP-IL)
Route 66 Centennial Commission Act
07/17/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
<p><b>Route 66 Centennial Commission Act</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the Route 66 Centennial Commission to honor Route 66 on the occasion of its centennial anniversary.</p> <p>The Department of Transportation shall prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66.</p>
HR 6604 - Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]
Mental Health and Public Safety Partnership Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 6608 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Best Practices Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6692 - Rep. Anthony Brown (DEM-MD)
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes.
08/31/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 6698 - Rep. Alma Adams (DEM-NC)
To support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial ...
09/04/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6712 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (REP-PA)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy to recruit and retain mental health providers, to direct the Secretaries of the military departments to develop medication monitoring programs, and for other purposes.
09/05/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 6717 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that the label of drugs with an increased risk of suicide or depression present such increased risk prominently, and for other purposes.
09/06/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6744 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize Federal assistance to State adult protective services programs, and for other purposes.
09/07/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 676 - Rep. John Conyers (DEM-MI)
Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
03/07/2018 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Ellison asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 676, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
...This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, dietary and nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.</p> <p>Only public or nonprofit institutions may participate. Nonprofit health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that deliver care in their own facilities may participate. </p> <p>Patients may choose from participating physicians and institutions. </p> <p>Health insurers may not sell health insurance that duplicates the benefits provided under this bill. Insurers may sell benefits that are not medically necessary, such ...
HR 6764 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a consistent standard of health care to the incarcerated.
09/10/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6775 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
To effectively staff the public elementary schools and secondary schools of the United States with school-based mental health services providers.
09/12/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6781 - Rep. Suzan DelBene (DEM-WA)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of certain mental health telehealth services.
09/12/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
HR 68 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Tiffany Joslyn Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
01/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
The Office of Inspector General in the Department of Justice (DOJ) must conduct annual audits of selected grant recipients. DOJ must submit an annual certification to Congress and identify and report on duplicative grant awards.</p>
HR 737 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
Caring Start Act of 2017
01/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
...Such assistance must also, to the maximum extent practicable, assist Head Start agencies in adopting evidence-based approaches to best identify and serve children whose experiences have elicited a toxic stress response. (Toxic stress response can result from strong or prolonged adversity without adequate adult support.)</p> <p>HHS shall fund personnel training in:</p> <ul> <li>evidence-based trauma-informed practices, as well as early childhood mental health consultation and age-appropriate positive behavioral interventions and supports; and </li> <li>helping children who are victims of trauma or toxic stress. </li></ul>
HR 820 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Childhood Cancer STAR Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 or the Childhood Cancer STAR Act</b> </p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to collect the medical specimens and information of children, adolescents, and young adults with selected cancers that have the least effective treatments in order to achieve a better understanding of these cancers and the effects of treatment.</p> <p>The national childhood cancer registry is reauthorized through FY2022 and revised to authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to state cancer registries to improve tracking of childhood cancers.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may: (1) support ...
HR 897 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to State and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the P.F.C. Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support program to make grants to eligible entities for peer-to-peer mental health programs for veterans. </p> <p>""Eligible entity"" means: (1) a nonprofit organization having historically served the mental health needs of veterans; (2) a congressionally chartered veteran service organization; or (3) a state, local, or tribal veteran service agency, director, or commissioner. </p> <p>The VA shall establish an advisory committee to create appropriate program standards.</p>
HR 90 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act of 2017
01/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out major medical facility leases in specified amounts for:</p> <ul> <li> outpatient clinics in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Daytona Beach, Gainesville, and Ocala, Florida; Hampton Roads, Virginia; Missoula, Montana; Northern Colorado, Colorado; Oxnard and Santa Rosa, California; Pike County, Georgia; Portland, Maine; and Raleigh, North Carolina;</li> <li> an outpatient mental health clinic and an outpatient specialty clinic in Birmingham, Alabama;</li> <li>research space in Boston, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; and Mission Bay, California;</li> <li>Chief Business Office Purchased Care office space in Denver, Colorado; and</li> <li> replacement ...
HR 901 - Rep. Elijah Cummings (DEM-MD)
MERCY Act
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Maintaining dignity and Eliminating unnecessary Restrictive Confinement of Youths Act of 2017 or the MERCY Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit juvenile solitary confinement, except as a temporary response to behavior that poses a serious and immediate risk of harm. </p>
HR 913 - Rep. Bill Foster (DEM-IL)
Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Executive Office for Immigration Review an Office of Legal Access Programs to administer a system of legal orientation programs to make immigration proceedings more efficient by educating aliens regarding administrative procedures and legal rights under U.S. immigration law and to establish other programs to assist in providing aliens access to legal information; and </li> <li>submit a plan to Congress that includes a schedule to develop and deploy legal orientation programs for all detainees. </li> </ul> <p>The legal orientation programs shall: </p> <ul> <li>provide programs to assist detained aliens in making decisions regarding their removal and eligibility for relief from removal in order to increase efficiency s in immigration proceedings and federal custody processes and to improve ...
HR 918 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services required to treat the member's urgent mental health care needs, including risk of suicide or harming others. </p> <p> A former member of the Armed Forces is an individual who: </p> <ul> <li>served in the active military, naval, or air service, was discharged or released under a condition less than honorable (except a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge), has applied for a character of service determination that has not yet been made, and is not otherwise eligible to enroll in the VA health care system by reason of such discharge ...
HR 927 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill provides eligibility for beneficiary travel through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to a veteran whose travel to a specialized outpatient or residential program at a VA facility is in connection with treatment or care for military sexual trauma.</p>
HR 947 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
FAMILY Act
02/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
The bill entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month beginning on the first day of the month in which the individual meets the criteria specified below and ending 365 days later (benefit period), not to exceed 60 qualified caregiving days per period. An individual qualifies for such a benefit payment if such individual:</p> <ul> <li>is insured for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act at the time an application is filed;</li> <li>has earned income from employment during the 12 months before filing it; and</li> <li>was engaged in qualified caregiving (any activity for which the individual would be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), or anticipates being so engaged, during the ...
HR 95 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Veterans' Access to Child Care Act
07/31/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans' Access to Child Care Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran: (1) receives covered health care services at a VA facility, and (2) is required to travel to and return from such facility for the receipt of such services.</p> <p>The bill defines: (1) "covered health care services" to mean regular mental health care services, intensive mental health care services, or such other intensive health care services to which the VA determines that provision of child care assistance would improve the veteran's access; and (2) "eligible veteran" as a veteran who is the primary caretaker of a child and who is receiving covered health care ...
HR 959 - Rep. David Joyce (REP-OH)
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...Eligibility for advanced nursing education grants is expanded to include education programs for clinical nurse leaders and all combined registered nurse and graduate degree programs. (Clinical nurse leaders are advanced generalist clinicians who apply research and coordinate care in order to improve outcomes for patients.) To be eligible for these grants, clinical nurse specialist programs must provide registered nurses with full-time clinical nurse specialist education that qualifies the nurses to provide a full range of care.</p> <p>Programs for loan repayment and scholarships for nurses, loans for nursing faculty, and geriatric care education are extended through FY2022. Grants for increasing nursing workforce diversity are also extended through FY2022.</p> <p>Nurse education, practice, ...
HR 977 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act
02/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><b>Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Department of Education to implement a demonstration project providing competitive, 4-year grants to at least 10 secondary schools that have a 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 60% or lower, for the provision of additional school counselors and counselor resources.</p> <p>The bill expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should provide one additional counselor for every 250 students at risk.</p> <p>The additional school counselors must serve primarily students identified as being at risk of not graduating in four years.</p> <p>Grantees that demonstrate progress in improving their graduation rates are eligible for subsequent grants.</...
HR 982 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
TREAT Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow federal payment for qualified substance use disorder services furnished to inmates in public institutions under state Medicaid programs. ""Qualified substance use disorder services"" include medication or behavioral treatment administered to eliminate, mitigate, treat, or cure an individual's substance abuse disorder or use or abuse of drugs.</p> <p>The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall not establish, maintain, or implement any policy that restricts its statutorily authorized provision or support of substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals.</p>
HR 992 - Rep. Bill Foster (DEM-IL)
Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to states to expand access to clinically appropriate services for opioid abuse or addiction. States must use these grants to provide up to 60 consecutive days of services to individuals who otherwise would not have access to substance abuse services.</p>
HR 993 - Rep. Bill Foster (DEM-IL)
Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require HHS to establish grant programs to: (1) facilitate training to increase the capacity of health care providers to screen and treat patients to prevent drug abuse, and (2) develop continuing education criteria that allow health profession boards or state agencies to certify appropriate education for safe prescribing of schedule II or III drugs. The Health Resources and Services Administration must award grants to evaluate the prospect of state health professions boards expanding the authority of providers to prescribe drugs to treat drug abuse.</p> <p>The Drug Enforcement Administration must request that practitioners registered to dispense controlled substances screen patients for potential drug abuse before prescribing a schedule II ...
HRES 1025 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for policies that maintain a robust, fully-funded and staffed Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs and do not jeopardize care for veterans by moving essential resources to the private sector.
07/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for policies that provide necessary resources to maintain a robust Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and create integrated veterans health care networks.</p> <p>Expresses opposition to policies that would move resources from the VHA to the private sector.</p>
HRES 1067 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Recognizing suicide as a public health problem and expressing support for designation of September as ""National Suicide Prevention Month"".
09/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HRES 108 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for designation of the week of February 6, 2017, through February 10, 2017, as ""National School Counseling Week"".
02/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Honors the contributions of school counselors to the success of students in elementary and secondary schools.</p> <p>Encourages the observation of National School Counseling Week with ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the crucial role school counselors play in preparing students for fulfilling lives as contributing members of society.</p>
HRES 155 - Rep. John Lewis (DEM-GA)
Expressing support for designation of the month of February 2017 as ""National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month"".
03/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. </p> <p>Expresses support for communities in empowering teens to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives.</p> <p>Calls on the people of the United States to observe National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with programs and activities that promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence in their communities.</p>
HRES 171 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
Expressing support for designation of the week beginning March 5, 2017, as ""School Social Work Week"".
03/09/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1957-1958)
<p>Expresses support for the designation of School Social Work Week.</p> <p>Honors the contributions of school social workers to the success of students in schools.</p>
HRES 204 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Declaring support for Brain Awareness Week.
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Declares support for Brain Awareness Week. Calls upon Americans to recognize and support brain and spinal cord research.</p>
HRES 213 - Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
Expressing support for designation of October 17, 2017, as the ""National Vitiligo Awareness Day"".
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Expresses support for the designation of National Vitiligo Awareness Day. (Vitiligo is a condition in which skin color is lost in patches.)</p> <p>Recognizes the importance of providing support for individuals diagnosed with vitiligo.</p>
HRES 217 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.
03/21/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Supports the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.</p>
HRES 258 - Rep. Charlie Crist (DEM-FL)
Urging the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prioritize the hiring of mental health professionals.
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Recognizes the critical shortage of mental health professionals working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).</p> <p>Calls on the VA to prioritize the hiring of such professionals.</p> <ul> </ul>
HRES 265 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 24, 2017, through April 28, 2017, as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Awareness Week.
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Expresses support for the designation of National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Awareness Week. Recognizes that such personnel implement evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes.</p> <p>Commends the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel for its efforts to promote and improve the availability of specialized instructional support services.</p> <p>Encourages: (1) policymakers to work together to raise awareness of the importance of such personnel in education reform efforts, and (2) experts to share best practices.</p> <p>Urges: (1) the Department of Education to provide states and local educational agencies with guidance on effectively using such personnel to improve schools; and (2) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...
HRES 269 - Rep. Tom Reed (REP-NY)
Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
04/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.</p> <p>Recognizes that National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month provides an opportunity for sexual violence education and sexual assault prevention, treatment, and prosecution. </p> <p>Calls for: (1) acknowledging survivors and commending volunteers and professionals who assist them; (2) recognizing and applauding national and community organizations and private sector supporters; and (3) recognizing and applauding public safety, law enforcement, and health professionals.</p>
HRES 270 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.</p> <p>Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, tribes, and individuals in preventing disease and injury.</p> <p>Encourages increased efforts and resources to improve the health of individuals in the United States to create the healthiest nation in one generation through greater opportunities to improve community health and by strengthening the public health system.</p>
HRES 277 - Rep. Tony Cardenas (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for designation of April 2017 as National Stress Awareness Month.
04/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of National Stress Awareness Month.</p> <p>Recognizes the efforts made by the Department of Health and Human Services to educate people about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of stress.</p>
HRES 319 - Rep. Randy Hultgren (REP-IL)
Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promoting religious freedom globally, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
...Urges the Department of State to: (1) implement Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act provisions that direct the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center to conduct training on religious freedom for all Foreign Service officers and all outgoing deputy chiefs of mission and ambassadors, (2) develop a training curriculum for American diplomats in international religious freedom policy, and (3) reestablish the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group.</p>
HRES 320 - Rep. Tim Murphy (REP-PA)
Expressing support for the designation of May 2017 as ""Mental Health Month"".
05/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Supports the designation of Mental Health Month to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and to place emphasis on scientific findings regarding mental health recovery.</p>
HRES 329 - Rep. Ted Budd (REP-NC)
Recognizing the significance of the hundredth anniversary of the soda Cheerwine.
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
<p>Recognizes the significance of the 100th anniversary of the soda Cheerwine and acknowledges its contribution to North Carolina's vibrant food culture and unique local character.</p>
HRES 332 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.</p> <p>Encourages: (1) health care providers to offer culturally and clinically competent care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) community; (2) schools to support the creation of gay-straight alliances to achieve safer learning environments; (3) individuals to learn about national resources for those who identify as LGBT; and (4) the federal government, states, international funding organizations, and U.S. bilateral and multilateral aid efforts to prioritize the health and human rights of LGBT people.</p>
HRES 333 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Expressing support for States to adopt ""Racheal's Law"".
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<br />Encourages states to ensure that victims of rape or sexual assault can file and obtain a restraining order against the guilty party for an indefinite period of time without the necessity of renewal or refiling. <br /><br />Encourages states to ensure that victims of rape or sexual assault can be represented by an attorney instead of being physically present during hearings involving their convicted attacker.
HRES 345 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Urging the President to faithfully carry out the Affordable Care Act.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Urges the President to take care that the laws are faithfully executed by: (1) ensuring cost sharing reduction payments under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are paid; (2) enforcing PPACA's individual mandate provisions; (3) working with states and insurers to make sure that consumers have options; and (4) providing adequate funding for specified PPACA activities.</p> Discourages the President from using executive actions to undermine PPACA.
HRES 361 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
Supporting the goals and ideals of ""National Gun Violence Awareness Day"" and ""National Gun Violence Awareness Month"".
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and National Gun Violence Awareness Day.</p> <p>Calls on the people of the United States to: </p> <ul> <li>promote greater awareness of gun violence and gun safety;</li> <li>wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day;</li> <li>concentrate heightened attention on gun violence during the summer months, when gun violence typically increases; and</li> <li>bring citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make the communities safer. </li></ul>
HRES 362 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
Affirming the need to achieve environmental justice, commending the work of environmental justice advocates, and for other purposes.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p>Reaffirms the importance of clean air, clean water, resource conservation, and other policy goals that led to the enactment of existing environmental and public health protections.</p> <p>Affirms the need to achieve environmental justice so that environmental and public health policies adequately and equally protect all Americans. </p> <p>Commends environmental justice advocates for their work to achieve fairer, healthier, more sustainable policies and outcomes.</p> <p>Acknowledges the prevalence of environmental injustices that directly affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities across the country, especially racial minority, rural, indigenous, and low-income communities.</p> <p>Affirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to ameliorating existing ...
HRES 367 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Rules.
<p>Establishes the House Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to investigate and report on:</p> <ul> <li>the causes of mass shootings,</li> <li>methods to improve the federal firearms purchaser background check system,</li> <li>connections between access to firearms and dangerously mentally ill individuals,</li> <li>strengthening federal penalties for trafficking and straw purchasing of firearms,</li> <li>closing loopholes that allow some domestic abusers continued access to firearms,</li> <li>linkages between firearms and suicide,</li> <li>gun violence's effect on public health,</li> <li>the correlation between state gun violence prevention laws and the incidence of gun violence,</li> <li>the importance of having reliable and accurate information on gun violence and its toll on our ...
HRES 373 - Del. Eleanor Norton (DEM-DC)
Expressing support for the designation of June 2017 as ""National Gun Violence Awareness Month"" and calling on Congress to address gun violence.
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of June 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month.</p> <p>Calls on Congress to enact the following legislation to address gun violence:</p> <ul> <li>H.R. 1475, the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act;</li> <li>H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act of 2017;</li> <li>H.R. 1612, the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017; and</li> <li>legislation to ban assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.</li> </ul>
HRES 390 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
06/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
...Urges the President to reverse his decision and maintain U.S. participation in such agreement.</p> <ul> </ul>
HRES 391 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for designation of the month of June 2017 as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month'' and June 27, 2017, as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day''.
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p>Expresses support for: </p> <ul> <li>the designation of National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month and National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day; and</li> <li> efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, as well as the medical community, to educate members of the Armed Forces, veterans, their families, and the public about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress injury/injuries (PTSI). </li> </ul> <p>Encourages Armed Forces commanders to support appropriate treatment of personnel diagnosed with PTSI.</p>
HRES 419 - Rep. Al Green (DEM-TX)
Encouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U.S. Constitution; LBGTQ Pride month should be celebrated; and all Americans should be treated equally regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <ul> <ul></ul></ul> <ul></ul>
HRES 428 - Rep. Tim Murphy (REP-PA)
Expressing support for the designation of ""National Eating Disorders Awareness Week"" and supporting the goals and ideals to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders.
11/01/2017 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Costello (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.Res. 428, a bill originally introduced by Representative Murphy (PA), for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
<p> Recognizes National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.</p> <p>Recognizes the rate at which individuals are affected by eating disorders and the inadequate rate at which such individuals seek treatment.</p> <p>Acknowledges that eating disorders can be successfully treated and that individuals with eating disorders can and do recover.</p>
HRES 443 - Rep. Mike Gallagher (REP-WI)
Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-informed care.
02/26/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for trauma-informed care among existing federal programs and agencies. (Trauma-informed care takes into account a patient's history of trauma in the design of the patient's treatment.) Encourages the use of trauma-informed care within the federal government.</p> <p>Expresses support for the designation of National Trauma Awareness Month and National Trauma-Informed Awareness Day.</p>
HRES 46 - Rep. Sam Graves (REP-MO)
Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p>Expresses support for raising public awareness of sleep apnea, especially for soldiers and veterans, and providing access to care for soldiers and veterans with sleep illnesses.</p> Encourages soldiers and veterans to seek and maintain healthy sleep habits.
HRES 484 - Rep. Sander Levin (DEM-MI)
Expressing concern for the well-being of Liu Xia, and urging the Government of the People's Republic of China to unconditionally release Liu Xia from illegal detention, cease surveillance, and allow her freedom of movement.
09/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
<p>Recognizes Liu Xia for her role in supporting human rights in the People's Republic of China and expresses concern for her well-being under house detention.</p> <p>Urges: (1) Chinese authorities to allow Liu Xia freedom of movement, including freedom to leave China and to establish a place of residence of her choosing; and (2) the United States to continuously advocate for Liu Xia's release when meeting with Chinese authorities.</p>
HRES 489 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
Honoring Edward G. Grossman for his distinguished public service and professional assistance to the House of Representatives.
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
Expresses sincere appreciation and deep gratitude to: (1) Edward G. Grossman for his distinguished public service and professional assistance to the House of Representatives for 42 years, and (2) the Office of the Legislative Counsel for its nearly 100 years of professionalism and dedication in its assistance in drafting of legislation considered by the House.</p>
HRES 490 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Supporting the goals and ideals of ""National Diaper Need Awareness Week"".
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
...Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Diaper Need Awareness Week. (Diaper need is a shortage of diapers for infants and toddlers that can affect the well-being of children and their families.)</p> <p>Expresses gratitude for those who operate or support diaper banks and distribution programs, and encourages people to donate generously to such organizations.</p>
HRES 495 - Rep. David Scott (DEM-GA)
Recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2017 as ""PCOS Awareness Month"".
08/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. (PCOS is caused by a hormone imbalance. Symptoms can include infertility, weight gain, excess hair growth, and acne.)</p> <p>Recognizes the need for further research, improved treatment and care options, and a cure for PCOS.</p> <p>Acknowledges the struggles affecting all women and girls afflicted with PCOS.</p>
HRES 497 - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (DEM-CA)
Urging the Vice President and the Cabinet to fulfill their duties pursuant to Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
08/18/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
<p>Urges the Vice President and the Cabinet to: (1) quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals to examine the President to assist in their deliberations under the Twenty-fifth Amendment to determine whether the President suffers from mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his constitutional duties, and (2) take immediate action pursuant to the Twenty-fifth Amendment and report to Congress.</p> <ul></ul>
HRES 558 - Rep. Brendan Boyle (DEM-PA)
Recognizing October 7th as National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day.
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Supports the goals and ideals of Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. (Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic neurological condition that causes episodes of extreme pain in the face.)</p> <p>Recognizes and reaffirms the commitment of the United States to ending trigeminal neuralgia by promoting awareness and education programs, supporting research, and expanding access to medical treatment.</p> <p>Expresses gratitude to the family members and friends of individuals living with trigeminal neuralgia.</p>Salutes the health care professionals and medical researchers who provide assistance to individuals affected by trigeminal neuralgia and continue to work to find ways to end trigeminal neuralgia.
HRES 583 - Rep. Yvette Clarke (DEM-NY)
Expressing support for the designation of the last week in October as ""Black Women's Health Week"".
10/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of Black Women's Health Week. </p>
HRES 594 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Supporting the goals and ideals of October as ""National Domestic Violence Awareness Month"" and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should continue to raise awareness of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities, and support ...
10/31/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.</p>
HRES 598 - Del. Eleanor Norton (DEM-DC)
Recognizing the life and legacy of Isaac ""Ike"" Fulwood, Jr., Police Chief for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992.
10/31/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Honors the life and legacy of Isaac Fulwood, Jr., and acknowledges his contributions to the District of Columbia, to law enforcement, to community policing, and to creating a more peaceful and stable society.</p>
HRES 613 - Rep. John Carter (REP-TX)
Supporting the goal of ensuring that members of the Armed Forces have opportunities to receive career technical education training and credentialing opportunities during their term of service to ensure they can transition directly into in-demand civilian careers.
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p>Supports providing members of the Armed Forces the opportunity to receive vocational trade training and credentialing opportunities for no cost.</p> <p>Recognizes that: (1) such training promotes members' success in their post military career and life and will likely lead to a reduction in unemployment costs borne by the Department of Defense, and (2) veterans and employers benefit directly from ensuring that newly transitioned veterans are trained for growing career fields.</p> <p>Celebrates the contribution well-trained veterans provide to the American workforce and economy.</p>
HRES 628 - Rep. Joseph Kennedy (DEM-MA)
Recognizing the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
11/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
<p>Recognizes the goals and principles of Transgender Day of Remembrance, supports an increase in the amount and accuracy of federal collection and reporting of data for violence against transgender people, and calls on federal and state governments to study, respond to, and prevent violence against transgender people.</p>
HRES 67 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Expressing support for designation of November 2017, as ""National Bladder Health Month"".
01/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of National Bladder Health Month.</p>
HRES 704 - Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the courageous work and life of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, and calling for a swift and transparent investigation into his tragic death in Buenos Aires on January 18, 2015.
01/18/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
...Offers condolences to the family of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Recognizes his dedication to the investigation of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. </p> <p>Applauds Argentine President Mauricio Macri for calling for an independent investigation into Mr. Nisman's death and encourages the public release of the results. Recognizes the work of the Argentine National Gendarmerie in reviewing evidence to produce credible findings. </p> <p>Commends the government of Argentina for exemplifying the rule of law and the importance of an independent justice system.</p> <p>Urges the President of the United States to: (1) offer technical assistance to the government of Argentina in investigating Mr. Nisman's death and the AMIA bombing, ...
HRES 723 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for designation of the week of February 5, 2018, through February 9, 2018, as ""National School Counseling Week"".
02/07/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H906)
<p>Honors the contributions of school counselors to the success of students in elementary and secondary schools.</p> <p>Encourages the observation of National School Counseling Week with ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the crucial role school counselors play in preparing students for fulfilling lives as contributing members of society. </p>
HRES 740 - Rep. David McKinley (REP-WV)
Expressing support for the designation of March 3, 2018, as World Hearing Day.
02/26/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E218)
HRES 757 - Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
Expressing support for the designation of October 17 as ""National Vitiligo Awareness Day"".
03/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HRES 758 - Rep. John Lewis (DEM-GA)
Expressing support for designation of the month of February 2018 as ""National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month"".
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p>Expresses support for the designation of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.</p>
HRES 763 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes.
03/05/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
<p>Calls for the international community to demand that North Korea dismantle its labor camp system and for North Korea to cease human rights abuses and release political prisoners.</p> <ul> <ul> </ul> </ul>
HRES 770 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month during March 2018 and World Social Work Day on March 20, 2018.
03/09/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.<br /></p>
HRES 779 - Rep. Mark Pocan (DEM-WI)
Expressing support for the designation of the week of March 12 through 16, 2018, as ""Public Education Week"".
03/14/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p>Supports the designation of Public Education Week.</p>
HRES 78 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Reiterating the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust and calling on every entity in the executive branch to affirm that fact.
02/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
<p>Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) it is an indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust, and (2) to deny or minimize that the Holocaust was an effort to eliminate the Jewish people is shameful.</p> <p>Calls on all executive branch entities, including the White House, to affirm that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in the Holocaust.</p> <ul> </ul>
HRES 791 - Rep. Louie Gohmert (REP-TX)
Expressing support for the designation of Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31, as National Border Control Day.
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HRES 794 - Rep. Dennis Ross (REP-FL)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the national parks, national forests, and public lands and waters of the United States contribute greatly to the economic and physical well-being of Americans and can be further improved by public-private partnerships.
03/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
HRES 805 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
03/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HRES 812 - Rep. Erik Paulsen (REP-MN)
Supporting quality of life for prostate cancer patients.
04/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HRES 823 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 16, 2018, through April 20, 2018, as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week.
04/12/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
HRES 829 - Rep. Tom Reed (REP-NY)
Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of ""National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month"".
05/21/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HRES 864 - Rep. David Scott (DEM-GA)
Recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as ""PCOS Awareness Month"".
04/27/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HRES 883 - Rep. Grace Napolitano (DEM-CA)
Expressing support for the designation of May 2018 as ""Mental Health Month"".
05/11/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Supports the designation of Mental Health Month to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and to place emphasis on scientific findings regarding mental health recovery.</p>
HRES 90 - Rep. Alan Lowenthal (DEM-CA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that gun violence is a public health issue and Congress should enact by the end of the 115th Congress comprehensive Federal legislation that protects the Second Amendment and keeps communities safe and healthy, including expanding enforceable ...
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) gun violence is a public health issue; and (2) Congress should expand enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improve the mental health system, and make gun trafficking and straw purchasing a federal crime.</p>
HRES 941 - Rep. Glenn Thompson (REP-PA)
Recognizing the importance of public park and recreation facilities and activities and expressing support for the designation of the month of July as ""Park and Recreation Month"".
06/21/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H5366-5367)
HRES 960 - Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (DEM-NJ)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis research, education, and usage, and addressing the barriers to receiving this treatment, especially for communities of color, gay and bisexual men, and transgender people.
06/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HRES 972 - Rep. Al Green (DEM-TX)
Original LGBTQ Pride Month Resolution of 2018
08/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
S 1006 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (DEM-OR)
Equality Act
05/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...The bill prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, subject to the same exceptions and conditions that currently apply to unlawful employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employers must recognize individuals in accordance with their gender identity if sex is a bona fide occupational qualification that is reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise. </p> <p>The bill provides government employees with protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>DOJ may intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>Protections against ...
S 1014 - Sen. Deb Fischer (REP-NE)
PAWS Act of 2017
05/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 or the PAWS Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which it awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to provide service dogs to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after completing other evidence-based treatment.</p> <p>An organization that receives a grant shall provide for each participating service dog and veteran:</p> <ul> <li>coverage by a commercially available veterinary health insurance policy,</li> <li>hardware clinically determined to be required by the dog to perform the tasks necessary to assist the veteran,</li> <li>payments for travel expenses to obtain the dog, and </li> <li>travel expenses ...
S 1015 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017
03/13/2018 - By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 115-213.
<p><b>National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to coordinate with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and to consult with the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine: (1) the feasibility of designating a three-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system; and (2) the effectiveness of the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK), including how well it addresses the needs of veterans.</p> <p> The FCC must submit to Congress a recommended dialing code, a cost-benefit analysis comparing the three-digit code to the current lifeline number, and cost estimates for service providers, states, and localities.</p>
S 1016 - Sen. Brian Schatz (DEM-HI)
CONNECT for Health Act of 2017
05/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1070 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Realizing Intended Safety for Certain Accessories Act of 2017
05/08/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1091 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act
07/07/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-196.
<p><b>Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act </b></p> This bill establishes a Federal Task Force to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. <p>The task force shall identify, promote, coordinate, and publicly disseminate information and resources to help grandparents or other relatives meet the needs of the children in their care and maintain their own health and emotional well-being.</p> <p>The task force terminates after five years.</p>
S 1111 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
Violence Against Women Veterans Act
05/11/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program to assist veterans that have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in accessing benefits from the VA, including by coordinating access to medical treatment centers, housing assistance, and other benefits. The VA shall carry out the program in partnership with specified health care or other service providers that serve domestic violence or sexual assault victims.</p> <p>The VA may: (1) conduct training for community-based domestic violence or sexual assault service providers on identifying veterans who have been victims, coordinating with local VA service providers, and connecting veterans with appropriate VA housing, mental health, medical, and other financial assistance or ...
S 1112 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017
07/09/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 502.
...The bill defines "pregnancy-associated death" as the death of a woman while pregnant or during the one-year period following the date of the end of pregnancy, irrespective of the cause of death. It defines "pregnancy-related death" as the death of a woman while pregnant or during the one-year period following the date of the end of pregnancy, irrespective of the pregnancy's duration, from any cause related to, or aggravated by, the pregnancy or its management, excluding any accidental or incidental cause. </p> <p>States shall develop procedures for mandatory reporting to their departments of health by health facilities and professionals concerning maternal deaths and for voluntary reporting of such deaths by family members.</p> <p>States shall investigate each case and ...
S 1129 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017
06/05/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 112.
S 114 - Sen. Dean Heller (REP-NV)
VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017
08/12/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-46.
<p><strong>Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit an annual report to specified congressional committees on the performance awards and bonuses presented to Regional Office Directors of the VA, Directors of Medical Centers of the VA, and Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks.</p> <p>Each report shall include:</p> <ul> <li>the amount of each award or bonus,</li> <li>the job title of each recipient, and</li> <li>the location where each recipient individual works.</li> </ul> <ul> </ul>
S 1197 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017
05/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to waive, for individuals diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, the 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage. Current law generally applies this waiting period to individuals deemed eligible for OASDI benefits.</p>
S 120 - Sen. Dean Heller (REP-NV)
Bring Our Heroes Home Act
01/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...The Board may request the Attorney General to petition any U.S. or foreign court to release information relevant to the loss, fate, or status of missing Armed Forces personnel that is held under seal of such court.</p>
S 121 - Sen. Dean Heller (REP-NV)
Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act
01/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
<p><strong>Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act </strong> </p> <p>This bill amends the Small Business Act to establish the Boots to Business Program under which the Small Business Administration (SBA) shall provide entrepreneurship training to:</p> <ul> <li>members of the Armed Forces,</li> <li>individuals participating in the Transition Assistance Program (Department of Defense),</li> <li>individuals who served on active duty and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, and </li> <li> their spouses or dependents.</li> </ul> <p>The SBA shall establish: (1) a Women Veterans Business Training Program, and (2) a Business Training Program for Service Disabled Veterans. </p> <p>The SBA shall establish a veterans' business outreach center program to ...
S 1236 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
A bill to require the Attorney General to designate Human Trafficking Coordinators for Federal judicial districts, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p>This bill amends the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 to direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to designate: </p> <ul> <li>at least one Human Trafficking Coordinator in each federal judicial district to implement the National Strategy for Combatting Human Trafficking and to prosecute cases, conduct outreach, and enforce laws related to human trafficking; and </li> <li>a National Human Trafficking Coordinator within DOJ to coordinate, promote, and support DOJ's work related to human trafficking.</li> </ul>
S 1252 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
RESET Act
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment Act of 2017 or the RESET Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the potential sentence for possession of a controlled substance by a person with one or more prior convictions.</p> <p>The bill repeals the provision providing for up to three years' imprisonment for the possession of a date rape drug and revises the penalties for possession of such drugs after a prior drug-related conviction.</p> <p> The maximum term of imprisonment for the sale or use of the mails to transport, or for importation or exportation of, drug paraphernalia is reduced to one year.</p> <p>The bill eliminates increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base.</p> <p> In determining the ...
S 1258 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
PRIDE Act
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2017 or the PRIDE Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires a state or Indian tribe that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report on use-of-force incidents involving a law enforcement officer and a civilian. </p> <p>The Department of Justice (DOJ) may reduce by up to 10% the JAG allocation of a state or Indian tribe that fails to comply.</p> <p>The bill authorizes DOJ to make grants to law enforcement agencies to comply with reporting requirements, establish reporting systems, promote public awareness, and train law enforcement personnel with respect to use-of-force incidents.</p>
S 1268 - Sen. Steve Daines (REP-MT)
Child Protection and Family Support Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3218-3219)
S 131 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK)
Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - By Senator Murkowski from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 115-117.
<p><b>Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017</b></p> This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to convey certain federal land in two phases to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority in exchange for certain nonfederal land. <p>Before completing each phase of the land exchange, USDA shall complete any necessary land surveys and required pre-exchange clearances, mitigation activities, and approvals related to:</p> <ul> <li>threatened and endangered species,</li> <li>cultural and historic resources,</li> <li>wetland and floodplains, and </li> <li>hazardous materials. </li> </ul> <p>Upon acquisition by USDA, the nonfederal land shall become part of Tongass National Forest, and shall be withdrawn from:</p> <ul> <li>entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public ...
S 1311 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017
09/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill sets forth a variety of measures to address the prevention and punishment of human trafficking and to assist trafficking victims. Included among these are provisions concerning:</p> <ul> <li>restitution for victims;</li> <li>funding of investigations of offenses relating to sexual abuse of children;</li> <li>grants to states and localities and other entities for victim service assistance;</li> <li>training of health, victim service, and federal law enforcement personnel, including through the use of a victim screening protocol by the Department of Homeland Security;</li> <li>penalties imposed for slavery offenses, sex trafficking of children, and repeat convictions for transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes;</li> <li>travel for the purpose of engaging in ...
S 1316 - Sen. Joni Ernst (REP-IA)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for a one-year extension of the suicide prevention and resilience program for the National Guard and Reserves.
06/08/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
<p> This bill extends through FY2019 the Department of Defense program to provide members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families with training in suicide prevention, resilience, and community healing and response to suicide. </p>
S 1325 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
<p><b>Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to appoint qualified graduates and post-secondary students to competitive service positions without regard to certain federal civil service employment and retention provisions. </p> <p>The VA shall allow for excepted service appointments of qualifying students and recent graduates leading to career or career conditional employment.</p> <p>The VA may appoint: (1) highly qualified candidates without regard to competitive service provisions if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) determines that the VA has a severe shortage of highly qualified candidates, and (2) former highly qualified federal employees to high-demand VA positions without regard to such provisions. </p> ...
S 1334 - Sen. Mark Warner (DEM-VA)
Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017
06/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1357 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
Family-Based Care Services Act
06/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1370 - Sen. Al Franken (DEM-MN)
Mental Health in Schools Act of 2017
06/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and (2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed, and age appropriate. A comprehensive school mental health program funded under this bill must assist children in dealing with trauma and violence. The bill makes only certain partnerships that include a state educational agency and one or more educational agencies, with a local agency serving as lead partner, eligible for funding. They include public or ...
S 1386 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Schedules That Work Act
06/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The employer, if the request is made, shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with the employee that includes a discussion of potential schedule changes that would meet the employee's needs. The bill outlines the process for either granting or denying a change. </p> <p> The employer shall grant a request, unless there is a bona fide business reason for denying it, if the request is made because of the employee's serious health condition, the employee's responsibilities as a caregiver, or enrollment in a career-related educational or training program, or if a part-time employee requests such a change for a reason related to a second job. </p> <p> An employer, if an employee requests a change for any other reason, may deny it for any reason that is not unlawful. The employer ...
S 1421 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity to support state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and elementary and secondary schools in fully implementing title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs or activities. The office may provide grants and perform activities to reduce or prevent discrimination, bias, harassment, or violence based on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or stereotypes in all areas of education.</p> <p>The office must provide technical assistance and annual training to title IX coordinators and develop a handbook ...
S 1439 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act of 2017
06/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 1502 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
S 1504 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 1526 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Veterans Access to Care Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...The VA may record as a U.S. government obligation amounts owed for hospital care or medical services furnished at non-VA facilities when a health care provider's payment claim is approved, rather than when the VA authorizes such care or services.</p>
S 1543 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Protecting Military Honor Act
07/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 1550 - Sen. Luther Strange (REP-AL)
Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Employment Act of 2017
07/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill provides that the annual determination of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staff shortages shall include shortages for five clinical and five non-clinical occupations for each network. (Such determination currently includes the five occupations for which there are the largest Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]-wide shortages.) </p> <p>The bill establishes in the VA an executive management fellowship program to provide eligible employees of: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the VHA with private sector training and experience, and (2) a private-sector entity with VA training and experience.</p> <p>The VA shall: </p> <ul> <li>conduct an annual performance plan for each political appointee that is similar to the plan conducted for VA career senior executive ...
S 1554 - Sen. Edward Markey (DEM-MA)
Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act
07/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to require a practitioner (other than a hospital, pharmacy, or veterinarian) to complete training, as a condition of obtaining or renewing a registration to dispense or conduct research with controlled substances in schedule II, III, IV, or V. The training must meet certain requirements, including providing information on best practices for pain management and responsible prescribing of pain medications. </p> <p>The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration must establish a training module that meets the requirements.</p>
S 1557 - Sen. Jerry Moran (REP-KS)
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/13/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.
<p><b>Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations for Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for Military Construction for: </p> <ul> <li>the Army; </li> <li>the Navy and Marine Corps; </li> <li>the Air Force; </li> <li>Defense-wide agencies and activities; </li> <li>the Army and Air National Guard; and </li> <li>the Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to DOD for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for the Department of Defense Base Closure Account. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to ...
S 1566 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
CARE for Reservists Act of 2017
07/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide counseling without referral, which may include a comprehensive individual assessment, to any member of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who has a behavioral health condition or psychological trauma. Outpatient services shall also be available to such reservists. </p> <p>The VA shall evaluate current and future workloads to determine whether more Vet Centers, including mobile Vet Centers, are needed to handle an expansion of services resulting from such increased eligibility. If a Vet Center's workload treating members of the Armed Forces exceeds its workload treating veterans, the VA shall enter into discussions with the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine whether a reimbursable memorandum of ...
S 1603 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/20/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 177.
...Rescinds specified unobligated balances from prior appropriations. Sets forth permissible, restricted, and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts. </p>
S 1606 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
In-Home CARE Act
07/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><b>In-Home Caregiver Assessment Resources and Education Act or the In-Home CARE Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Administration for Community Living to award grants to carry out home visiting programs for unpaid caregivers.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services must coordinate with the National Family Caregiver Support Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and others on this grant program.</p> <p>Grantees must provide:</p> <ul> <li>caregiver education and training regarding medication management, food preparation, falls prevention, and other subjects;</li> <li>services or referrals for services related to home care, such as transportation, home modification, or respite care; ...
S 1610 - Sen. Tim Scott (REP-SC)
Walter Scott Notification Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This bill requires a state that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report certain data on deadly shootings by law enforcement officers. It reduces by 10% the JAG allocation of a state that fails to comply.</p> <p>Additionally, the bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to modify requirements under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. During the four-year period following enactment, the Department of Justice (DOJ) may give preference to a COPS program grant applicant from a state that reports data on deadly shootings by law enforcement. Beginning in the fifth year, DOJ must reduce by 20% the COPS allocation of a state that fails to report such data.</p> <p>DOJ, in coordination with the ...
S 1616 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
09/15/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-60.
<p><b>Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act</b></p> <p> This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.</p>
S 1624 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
Protect Children, Farmers, and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4193-4194)
<p><b>Protect Children, Farmers, and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to prohibit from sale any food that contains the organophosphate pesticide, chlorpyrifos. </p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must offer a contract to the National Research Council to conduct an organophosphate pesticide risk assessment. </p> <p>If the EPA finds pesticide exposure that does not meet FFDCA standards or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act standards, the EPA must take regulatory action not later than 90 days after becoming aware of the exposure.</p>
S 1633 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
Recreation Not Red-Tape Act
07/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...The bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to establish the Ski Area Fee Retention Account. A specified portion of rental charges for ski area permits on a Forest Service unit shall be deposited in such account, and a specified portion of such amounts shall be available to such unit for ski area administration, improvements, and visitor services.</p> <p>The bill establishes a National Recreation Area System to be comprised of existing National Recreation Areas and new units designated after enactment of this bill.</p> <p>Interior and USDA shall: (1) develop initiatives to enhance private-sector volunteer programs, actively promote private-sector volunteer opportunities, and provide outreach and coordination to the private sector to carry out projects and ...
S 1650 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2017
07/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services such as sexual health education and contraception. Marginalized youth are disadvantaged individuals under the age of 26. Grants may be awarded to state or local health or education agencies, public schools, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations.</p> <p>Grants may be used to: (1) provide sexual health information to marginalized youth, (2) promote effective communication regarding sexual health among marginalized youth, (3) promote and support opportunities for school-age parents, and (3) train individuals who work with marginalized youth to promote sexual health and the development of safe and supportive ...
S 1653 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2017
07/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in coordination with the Department of Education, to award grants for: (1) comprehensive sex education for adolescents, (2) comprehensive sex education provided by institutions of higher education, and (3) training faculty and staff to teach comprehensive sex education to adolescents. HHS must enter a contract with a nonprofit organization to evaluate and report on these grants. The bill makes appropriations to carry out the the bill.</p> <p>Grants may not be used for health education programs that:</p> <ul> <li> withhold health-promoting or lifesaving information about sexuality-related topics, including HIV;</li> <li>are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective;</li> <li>promote gender ...
S 1662 - Sen. Richard Shelby (REP-AL)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/27/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 186.
<p><b>Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Department of Commerce; the Department of Justice (DOJ); science agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF); and several related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for: </p> <ul> <li> the International Trade Administration, </li> <li>the Bureau of Industry and Security, </li> <li> the Economic Development Administration, </li> <li> the Minority Business Development Agency, </li> <li>Economic and Statistical Analysis, </li> <li> the Bureau of the Census, </li> <li> the National ...
S 171 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments and Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2017
11/07/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 259.
...This bill revises the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002.The bill sets forth new requirements under that Act concerning obligated service requirements, training and physical fitness, education loan assistance, recruitment, hiring and promotions, and other workforce issues.</p> <p>Additionally, the bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2021 the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998.</p> <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may waive bond requirements for certain contracts regarding vessels that conduct surveying.</p>
S 1723 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Strengthening Veterans Health Care Act of 2017
08/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Strengthening Veterans Health Care Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes and appropriates funds to increase veterans access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care, including by: (1) hiring primary and specialty care physicians and other medical staff, (2) establishing medical residency programs and increasing residency positions, and (3) improving VA health facility infrastructure.</p>
S 1732 - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)
Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act
05/11/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to specify that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation may test models to provide incentive payments to behavioral health providers for: (1) adopting electronic health records technology, and (2) using that technology to improve the quality and coordination of care.</p>
S 1757 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Building America's Trust Act
09/05/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 208.
...This bill provides for strengthening the barriers along the U.S. land and maritime borders to deter illegal activity, including through U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement enhancements and personnel increases and National Guard use.</p> <p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) establish a National Border Security Advisory Committee; (2) submit a southern border threat analysis; (3) implement the Border Security Deployment Program; (4) establish a biometric exit data system; (5) reestablish the Secure Communities program immigration enforcement program; (6) expand criminal alien repatriation programs; and (7) increase visa security at high-risk posts.</p> <p>The Department of Agriculture may carry out livestock or plant disease prevention/eradication operations.</p> <p>The ...
S 1771 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
12/05/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-277.
<p><b>Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for: </p> <ul> <li>the Employment and Training Administration,</li> <li>the Employee Benefits Security Administration,</li> <li>the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, </li> <li>the Wage and Hour Division, </li> <li>the Office of Labor-Management Standards,</li> <li>the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs,</li> <li>the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs,</li> <li>the Occupational Safety and Health ...
S 1775 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2017
09/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires Vet Centers (centers for readjustment counseling and related mental health services for veterans) to be treated as Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities for purposes of payment of medical-related expenses or allowances for travel to or from a VA facility.</p> <p> The bill makes permanent VA authority to transport individuals to and from VA facilities in connection with vocational rehabilitation or counseling or for examination, treatment, or care.</p> <p>The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 is amended to authorize appropriations through FY2020 for grants to state veterans service organizations to assist veterans in highly rural areas to travel to VA medical centers.</p> ...
S 178 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
10/18/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-70.
...The bill amends the federal criminal code to expand prohibited telemarketing fraud to include "telemarketing or email marketing" fraud. It broadens the definition of telemarketing or email marketing. </p> <p> A defendant convicted of telemarketing or email marketing fraud that targets or victimizes a person over age 55 is subject to an enhanced criminal penalty and mandatory forfeiture. </p> <p>The bill also adds health care fraud to the list of fraud offenses subject to enhanced penalties. </p> <p>The Government Accountability Office must report on: (1) elder justice programs and initiatives in the federal criminal justice system; and (2) the exploitation of older adults in global drug trafficking schemes and criminal enterprises, the incarceration of exploited older adults in ...
S 1792 - Sen. Al Franken (DEM-MN)
Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017
09/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1795 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act
09/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1804 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Medicare for All Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1806 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Child Care for Working Families Act
09/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1852 - Sen. Thom Tillis (REP-NC)
SUCCEED Act
09/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 1873 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Veteran PEER Act
01/29/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
S 1875 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
Flexible Grid Infrastructure Act of 2017
09/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6188)
S 1879 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017
09/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) cover marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare, (2) exclude such services from the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system, and (3) authorize marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to develop discharge plans for post-hospital services.</p>
S 1881 - Sen. Joni Ernst (REP-IA)
Prioritizing Veterans Access to Mental Health Care Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Prioritizing Veterans Access to Mental Health Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to make a veteran seeking mental health care in a non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) entity eligible for such care if the veteran provides a written statement (which may be sent electronically or made in person or by fax) that the veteran seeks mental health care from the VA and has not received timely and adequate mental health care through a VA facility or health care provider.</p> <p>The VA shall give health professional hiring priority to those health professionals for which there is the greatest need, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health care providers.</p>
S 1905 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act
10/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 191 - Sen. Bill Cassidy (REP-LA)
Patient Freedom Act of 2017
01/23/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S400-402)
...This bill provides states with three options regarding title I (provisions on health insurance reform, exchanges, and subsidies) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): (1) continue implementing PPACA, with a limit on total premium and cost sharing subsidies provided in the state; (2) waive the requirements of title I of PPACA, with specified exceptions; or (3) the second option plus implementation of a Roth health savings account (HSA) deposit system. Only residents of states continuing to implement PPACA are eligible for PPACA premium subsidies.</p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to set forth provisions regarding Roth HSAs, which have annual contribution limits and are not subject to taxes. Contributions to Roth HSAs are not tax deductible.</p> <p>In ...
S 1917 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017
02/15/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
S 1937 - Sen. Jeff Flake (REP-AZ)
Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act
10/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6362-6363)
...The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may cancel removal of, and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis for up to 10 years to, qualifying resident aliens who: (1) have been continuously physically present in the United States since January 1, 2012; (2) were under 16 years old on the initial date of U.S. entry or, if 18 years or older when filing under this bill, have met certain educational, employment, or military requirements; (3) are not inadmissible or deportable on criminal, security, terrorism, or other grounds; (4) have not participated in persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; and (5) have not been convicted of specified federal or state offenses. Such an alien ...
S 1949 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
AHEAD Act
10/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
S 1953 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2017
02/14/2018 - Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
...This bill amends the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, and other laws to: (1) establish, or reauthorize through FY2022 and revise, various public safety programs and services for Indian communities (e.g., law enforcement, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, and control of illegal narcotics); and (2) modify provisions, and reauthorize through FY2022 various programs, related to Indian youth and juvenile justice.</p>
S 1964 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Child Welfare Oversight and Accountability Act of 2017
10/16/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1994 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
CORRECTIONS Act
10/19/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6646-6655)
S 1996 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Environmental Justice Act of 2017
10/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 2043 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Security and Financial Empowerment Act of 2017
10/31/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2060 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018
02/12/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 307.
S 2089 - Sen. Michael Bennet (DEM-CO)
LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017
11/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals among the ""greatest social needs"" served under that Act. An LGBT individual shall be considered a ""minority"" for purposes of services provided under the Act.</p> <p>The bill authorizes the Administration of Aging to designate within it a person with responsibility for addressing issues affecting LGBT older individuals. In addition, the administration shall conduct studies and collect data to determine the services needed by LGBT older individuals. </p> <p>The administration shall establish and operate the National Resource Center on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging to provide national, state, and local organizations ...
S 2124 - Sen. Patrick Leahy (DEM-VT)
Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017
11/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7215-7216)
S 2135 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Fix NICS Act of 2017
03/14/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs. </p>
S 2165 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2017
11/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2174 - Sen. Todd Young (REP-IN)
Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017
11/30/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on the outcomes and the efficacy of the Veterans Crisis Line during the five-year period beginning January 1, 2014, based on an analysis of national suicide data and data collected from the line. </p> <p>Such study shall address: (1) the efficacy of the line in leading veterans to sustained mental health regimens and suicide prevention; (2) the line's visibility; (3) the role of the line as part of the VA's mental health care services; and (4) whether receiving sustained mental health care affects suicidality, including among veterans who are at high risk for suicide.</p>
S 2184 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017
12/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
S 2192 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
SECURE Act of 2017
12/06/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
...This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the U.S. southern border and to deter and detect illegal activity in high traffic areas.</p> <p>The bill authorizes National Guard and Department of Defense support to secure such border.</p> <p>DHS shall establish: (1) a National Border Security Advisory Committee, (2) the Integrated Border Enforcement Team program, (3) Tunnel Task Forces, and (4) a biometric exit data system to complete the required integrated biometric entry and exit data system. </p> <p>The bill provides for: (1) additional border control and immigration personnel, (2) reimbursement to state and local prosecutors for federally initiated immigration-related criminal cases, (3) expansion of biometric ...
S 2193 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
Caring for our Veterans Act of 2017
03/07/2018 - By Senator Isakson from Committee on Veterans' Affairs filed written report. Report No. 115-212.
S 2199 - Sen. Jeff Flake (REP-AZ)
Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act
12/07/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 276.
...The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may cancel removal of, and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis for up to 10 years to, qualifying resident aliens who: (1) have been continuously physically present in the United States since January 1, 2012; (2) were under 16 years old on the initial date of U.S. entry or, if 18 years or older when filing under this bill, have met certain educational, employment, or military requirements; (3) are not inadmissible or deportable on criminal, security, terrorism, or other grounds; (4) have not participated in persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; and (5) have not been convicted of specified federal or state offenses. Such an alien ...
S 2227 - Sen. Rob Portman (REP-OH)
EMPOWER Care Act
12/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2253 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
CHIP Mental Health Parity Act
12/19/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S8165-8166)
S 2289 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act of 2018
07/12/2018 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
<p><b>Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act of 2018 </b></p> <p>This bill creates the Office of Cybersecurity within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that, in part, must: </p> <ul> <li>supervise, evaluate, and regulate specified agencies' management of data security; </li> <li>examine agencies annually for compliance with regulations; </li> <li>investigate an agency in the event of a breach covered by the bill or suspected noncompliance with regulations, and report on any findings of such investigation; and </li> <li>coordinate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center of the Department of Homeland Security. </li> </ul> <p>The office is authorized to: (1) investigate an agency's compliance with ...
S 2301 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2018
01/11/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2326 - Sen. John Kennedy (REP-LA)
PRENDA
01/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...Courts must make such orders as necessary to protect the anonymity of any woman upon whom an abortion has been performed or attempted if she does not give her written consent to such disclosure. In the absence of such consent, any party, other than a public official, who brings an action must use a pseudonym.</p>
S 233 - Sen. Mark Warner (DEM-VA)
Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act of 2017
01/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out major medical facility leases in specified amounts for:</p> <ul> <li> outpatient clinics in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Daytona Beach, Gainesville, and Ocala, Florida; Hampton Roads, Virginia; Missoula, Montana; Northern Colorado, Colorado; Oxnard and Santa Rosa, California; Pike County, Georgia; Portland, Maine; and Raleigh, North Carolina;</li> <li> an outpatient mental health clinic and an outpatient specialty clinic in Birmingham, Alabama;</li> <li>research space in Boston, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; and Mission Bay, California;</li> <li>Chief Business Office Purchased Care office space in Denver, Colorado; and</li> <li> replacement ...
S 2336 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Supporting Veteran Families Act of 2018
01/24/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
S 2367 - Sen. Chris Coons (DEM-DE)
USA Act of 2018
02/05/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...The bill repeals provisions that deny an unlawful alien eligibility for higher education benefits on the basis of residence within a state unless a U.S. citizen or national is eligible for such benefits without regard to whether such citizen or national is such a resident.</p> <p>DHS shall: (1) deploy the most practical and effective technology available in order to achieve situational awareness and operational control along the U.S. border; (2) submit to Congress a comprehensive southern border strategy to achieve border control; and (3) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and salt cedar along the Rio Grande River and the Lower Colorado River. </p> <p>DHS may construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders. </p> <p>The bill establishes Operation Stonegarden in ...
S 2372 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
VA MISSION Act of 2018
06/06/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-182.
<p><b>Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act</b> </p> <p>This bill requires the Department of the Interior to provide outer burial receptacles for veterans remains buried in open cemeteries administered by the National Park Service. </p> <p>The use of outer burial receptacles in such cemeteries shall be in accordance with regulations or procedures approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of the Army.</p> </p>
S 2386 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Restoration Act of 2018
02/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S653-654)
S 2387 - Sen. Shelley Capito (REP-WV)
Concentrating on High-value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of 2018
02/07/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2402 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.
02/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the veterans peer counseling program includes a sufficient number of peer counselors for women veterans. </p> <p>Such counselors may be VA employees and may have expertise in: (1) gender-specific issues and services, (2) VA services and benefits, and (3) employment mentoring. </p> <p>The VA shall: (1) emphasize facilitating peer-to-peer counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress disorder or suffer from another mental health condition, or are otherwise at risk of becoming homeless; (2) conduct program outreach; and (3) coordinate with community organizations, state and local governments, institutions of higher education, local business ...
S 2407 - Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]
Gateway to Careers Act of 2018
02/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2456 - Sen. Rob Portman (REP-OH)
CARA 2.0 Act of 2018
04/11/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held.
S 2495 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
STOP School Violence Act of 2018
03/14/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
S 2502 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2018
03/14/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
S 2513 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act of 2018
03/07/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2516 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act
03/07/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2521 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2018
03/20/2018 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
S 2524 - Sen. Joe Donnelly (DEM-IN)
Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2526 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2528 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Continued Support for the Iranian People Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
S 2532 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
NURSE Act
03/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill establishes a competitive demonstration grant program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award matching funds to increase the number of school nurses in public elementary and secondary schools served by an eligible entity. An eligible entity is a state educational agency or local educational agency (LEA) in which at least 20% of students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p> <p>In awarding grant funds, ED shall give priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate the greatest need for new or additional nursing services. A high-need LEA is one in which at least 40% and no fewer than 15,000 students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p>
S 2533 - Sen. Tina Smith (DEM-MN)
Improving Access to Mental Health Services Act
03/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2545 - Sen. Tina Smith (DEM-MN)
Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act of 2018
03/14/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
S 2546 - Sen. Edward Markey (DEM-MA)
MASS Act
03/14/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 2548 - Sen. Dean Heller (REP-NV)
Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
03/14/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
S 2571 - Sen. Patrick Leahy (DEM-VT)
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2018
03/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1792)
S 2575 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2018
03/20/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2582 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2584 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2589 - Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]
Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2606 - Sen. Brian Schatz (DEM-HI)
Opioid ECHO Act
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2607 - Sen. Marco Rubio (REP-FL)
Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2018
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 2609 - Sen. Christopher Murphy (DEM-CT)
Recovery COACH Act
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2613 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2018
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2626 - Sen. Todd Young (REP-IN)
TEST Act
03/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2642 - Sen. Tim Kaine (DEM-VA)
Jobs Plus Recovery Act of 2018
04/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2042)
S 2646 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
A bill to establish a pilot program administered by the Secretary of Labor, in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to award competitive grants to counties (or other equivalent entities) and Tribal entities to administer combined workforce training and drug addiction ...
04/11/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2657 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create peer support recovery networks, and for other purposes.
04/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2664 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
A bill to reform the GEAR UP program.
04/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2123-2124)
S 2678 - Sen. Tim Kaine (DEM-VA)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to publish and disseminate best practices for operating recovery housing, and for other purposes.
04/16/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2142)
S 2680 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
05/07/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 398.
S 2691 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2018
04/17/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2696 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
A bill to provide grants to States to improve and coordinate their response to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children at high risk for abuse and neglect.
04/18/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2700 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A bill to provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the development, ...
04/18/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2712 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
A bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a farm and ranch stress assistance network, and for other purposes.
04/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 2724 - Sen. Richard Durbin (DEM-IL)
Solitary Confinement Reform Act
04/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2324-2329)
S 2730 - Sen. Mitch McConnell (REP-KY)
CAREER Act
04/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2346-2348)
S 2732 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Defending Access to Mental Health Care Act
04/24/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2754 - Sen. Joe Manchin (DEM-WV)
A bill to establish a grant program to address the impact of substance use-related trauma on children and youth in public schools.
04/25/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2759 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to reauthorize and expand the National Threat Assessment Center of the Department of Homeland Security.
04/25/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 2789 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018
06/19/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 475.
S 2791 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Healthier Students for Stronger Campuses Act
05/07/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2795 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
FIRST STEP Act
05/07/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR 5/9/2018 S2580-2581; text of measure as introduced: CR S2518-2527)
S 2805 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
START Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 2828 - Sen. Marco Rubio (REP-FL)
A bill to develop and identify indicators of potentially fraudulent and disreputable recovery housing operators, and for other purposes.
05/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2841 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A bill to require policies and programs to research, prevent, and address the harmful consequences of gambling disorder among members of the Armed Forces and their dependents, and for other purposes.
05/15/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 2846 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
A bill to provide for multidisciplinary teams for military installations on child abuse and other domestic violence, to require a pilot program on nurse home visits to reduce child abuse and improve safe childcare among military families, and for other purposes.
05/15/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 2849 - Sen. Kamala Harris (DEM-CA)
A bill to prohibit the expansion of immigration detention facilities, to improve the oversight of such facilities, and for other purposes.
05/15/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 2851 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
A bill to improve regional health care emergency preparedness and response systems, and for other purposes.
05/15/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2852 - Sen. Richard Burr (REP-NC)
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018
06/18/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
S 2875 - Sen. Bill Cassidy (REP-LA)
COMBAT Act of 2018
05/17/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2906 - Sen. Joe Manchin (DEM-WV)
VA MISSION Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
S 2915 - Sen. Robert Menendez (DEM-NJ)
A bill to protect alien victims of crime or serious labor or employment violations from removal from the United States, and for other purposes.
05/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 292 - Sen. Jack Reed (DEM-RI)
Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018
06/05/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-180.
<p><b>Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 or the Childhood Cancer STAR Act</b> </p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to collect the medical specimens and information of children, adolescents, and young adults with selected cancers that have the least effective treatments in order to achieve a better understanding of these cancers and the effects of treatment.</p> <p>The national childhood cancer registry is reauthorized through FY2022 and revised to authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to state cancer registries to improve tracking of childhood cancers.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may: (1) support ...
S 2934 - Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM-FL)
A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies.
05/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2961 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
A bill to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.
05/24/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 2976 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
05/24/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.
S 2987 - Sen. James Inhofe (REP-OK)
An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
06/05/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 439.
S 3002 - Sen. Tammy Duckworth (DEM-IL)
A bill to provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 3008 - Sen. Todd Young (REP-IN)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report containing recommendation on how to improve the use of non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management for individuals entitled to benefits under part A or enrolled under part B ...
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3029 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act of 2018
09/12/2018 - Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6154-6155)
S 3041 - Sen. Ron Johnson (REP-WI)
A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for disaster recovery reforms, and for other purposes.
06/13/2018 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
S 3042 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
06/18/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 470.
S 3053 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to ensure access to mental health and substance use disorder services for children and pregnant women under the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
06/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3072 - Sen. Jerry Moran (REP-KS)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
06/14/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 451.
S 3095 - Sen. Jack Reed (DEM-RI)
Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act
06/20/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4283)
S 3106 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to establish an Advisory Commission on Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Education, and for other purposes.
06/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3110 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3112 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
A bill to provide standards for facilities at which aliens in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security are detained, and for other purposes.
06/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 3118 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Mens Rea Reform Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 3120 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
An original bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to help end addictions and lessen substance abuse disorders, and for other purposes.
06/25/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 484.
S 3151 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3158 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
06/28/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 497.
S 3263 - Sen. Richard Durbin (DEM-IL)
Humane Treatment of Migrant Children Act
07/25/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5363-5366)
S 3280 - Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (DEM-NV)
End Trafficking of Native Americans Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
S 3286 - Sen. Edward Markey (DEM-MA)
CAMRA Act
07/26/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 329 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
MERCY Act
02/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Maintaining dignity and Eliminating unnecessary Restrictive Confinement of Youths Act of 2017 or the MERCY Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit juvenile solitary confinement, except as a temporary response to behavior that poses a serious and immediate risk of harm.</p>
S 3299 - Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]
IMPROVE Transition for Servicemembers Act
07/30/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 3337 - Sen. Tina Smith (DEM-MN)
Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2018
08/01/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3362 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
A bill to provide grants to communities affected by substance use disorder to enable those communities to plan for and implement full-service community schools.
08/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3363 - Sen. Kamala Harris (DEM-CA)
A bill to support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial ...
08/22/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 337 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
FAMILY Act
02/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
The bill entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month beginning on the first day of the month in which the individual meets the criteria specified below and ending 365 days later (benefit period), not to exceed 60 qualified caregiving days per period. An individual qualifies for such a benefit payment if such individual:</p> <ul> <li>is insured for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act at the time an application is filed;</li> <li>has earned income from employment during the 12 months before filing it; and</li> <li>was engaged in qualified caregiving (any activity for which the individual would be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), or anticipates being so engaged, during the ...
S 3383 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid program.
08/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3385 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
A bill to reestablish the Office of Noise Abatement and Control in the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.
08/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3388 - Sen. Thom Tillis (REP-NC)
A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
08/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 3426 - Sen. Brian Schatz (DEM-HI)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish an initiative on improving the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation, and for other purposes.
09/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
S 3427 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (DEM-OR)
A bill to effectively staff the public elementary schools and secondary schools of the United States with school-based mental health services providers.
09/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 383 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act
02/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to direct the Department of Energy (DOE), acting through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to act as the lead federal agency for coordinating and disseminating information on existing federal programs and assistance that may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects for schools. </p> <p>DOE must: </p> <ul> <li>carry out a review of existing programs and financing mechanisms available in or from appropriate federal agencies with jurisdiction over energy financing and facilitation that are currently used or may be used for such purposes;</li> <li> establish a federal ...
S 39 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017
05/22/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 94.
This bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. The tribe and its members become eligible for services and benefits provided by the United States to federally recognized tribes and their members, without regard to the existence of a reservation or the location of the residence of any member. </p> <p>The service area of the tribe is considered to be the area comprised of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties, Montana.</p> <p> The tribe, as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits, must submit to the Department of the Interior, and maintain, a membership roll. </p> <p>Interior must take into trust for the benefit of the tribe 200 acres of land within the tribe's service area to be used for a tribal land base. </p>
S 435 - Sen. Martin Heinrich (DEM-NM)
Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill establishes the Interagency Council on Multigenerational Poverty to carry out specified objectives and the 2-generation approach, including by providing guidance, and addressing questions pertaining to 2-generation programs and other programs engaging in efforts to break the cycle of multigenerational poverty. The "2-generation approach" means the approach to breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty by improving family economic security through the implementation of 2-generation pilot programs that create opportunities for, and address the needs of, parents and children together.</p> <p>The council shall: (1) develop, make available for public comment, and submit to the President and Congress, a national strategic plan to end and prevent multigenerational ...
S 439 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act
02/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act with respect to state plans for the ongoing oversight and coordination of health care services for children in a foster care placement.</p> <p>An initial mental health screening of any child in foster care must be completed within 30 days after the child enters into foster care. In the case of any child for whom a mental health issue is identified in such initial screening, a comprehensive assessment of the child's mental health must be completed within 60 days after the child's entry into foster care.</p>
S 448 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
Medicare Mental Health Access Act
02/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Medicare Mental Health Access Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to expand the definition of ""physician,"" for purposes of the Medicare program, to include a clinical psychologist with respect to the furnishing of qualified psychologist services.</p>
S 464 - Sen. Edward Markey (DEM-MA)
Independence at Home Act of 2017
02/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...The bill extends the existing Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program pending implementation of the permanent program. In addition, the bill removes the limit on the number of beneficiaries that may participate in the demonstration program.</p>
S 473 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Educational Development for Troops and Veterans Act of 2017
06/15/2017 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
...The bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow members of the Armed Forces and National Guard to defer principal payments on Federal Family Education Loans, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans for the period (not to exceed 180 days) beginning on the date they receive a duty order in connection with a war, military operation, or national emergency and ending on the first day of service. (Currently, the payment of principal on those loans is deferred during the service period and for the 180-day post-service period.) </p> <p>The bill replaces the grant program for model programs to support veterans in postsecondary education with a grant program to assist in the establishment and operation of Veteran Student Centers.</p> <p>The annual educational ...
S 523 - Sen. Joe Manchin (DEM-WV)
Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
03/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to excise taxes on manufacturers, to impose a one cent per milligram fee on the sale of active opioids by the manufacturer, producer, or importer. The fee excludes prescription drugs used exclusively for the treatment of opioid addiction as part of a medically assisted treatment effort. </p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must establish a program to provide rebates or discounts to cancer and hospice patients to ensure that they do not pay the fee. </p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require any increase in federal revenues from the fee after rebates and discounts are subtracted to be distributed to states under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program. The states must ...
S 554 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.
03/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...For one year, the bill restricts the availability of federal funding for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America). </p> <p>This bill amends the Social Security Act, including to end the expansion of Medicaid under PPACA on December 31, 2019.</p> <p>The tax on high-cost, employer-sponsored health coverage (popularly known as the "Cadillac tax") does not apply after 2019.</p> <p>The bill revises provisions regarding health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements, including to allow payments for over-the-counter medications.</p> <p>The bill eliminates various taxes and fees imposed by PPACA, including the tax on medical devices, the annual fee ...
S 573 - Sen. Gary Peters (DEM-MI)
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017
03/08/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><strong></strong><b>National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the National Criminal Justice Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; make recommendations for criminal justice reform; and disseminate findings and guidance to the federal government and to state, local, and tribal governments.</p>
S 582 - Sen. Ron Johnson (REP-WI)
Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p><b>Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 to reauthorize through FY2022 the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency that protects federal employees, former employees, and applicants for employment from prohibited personnel practices. </p> <p>The OSC is authorized to, with exceptions, have timely access to material available to an agency that relates to an investigation, review, or inquiry. </p> <p>Agencies must: (1) inform their employees of whistle-blower protections available to new employees during a probationary period and of the role of the OSC and the Merit Systems Protection Board, and (2) provide training for supervisors with respect to ...
S 585 - Sen. Ron Johnson (REP-WI)
Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-73.
<p><strong>Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017</strong></p> <p> This bill directs federal agencies (excluding any entity that is an element of the intelligence community) to give priority to an employee transfer request if the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) grants a stay of a personnel action at the request of: (1) the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) if the OSC determines the personnel action was taken, or is to be taken, as a result of a prohibited personnel practice; or (2) the employee if such employee is in probationary status and seeks corrective action.</p> <p>The bill: (1) prohibits any employee who has the authority to take a personnel action to access the medical records of another employee or applicant for employment, (2) authorizes disciplinary ...
S 591 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017
06/14/2017 - Special Committee on Aging. Hearings held.
<p><strong>Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or who became ill on active duty prior to September 11, 2001 (currently, limited to service after September 11, 2001). </p> <p>Services to caregivers of veterans under such program are expanded to include child care services, financial planning services, and legal services. </p> <p> The bill terminates the support program for caregivers of covered veterans on October 1, 2022, except that any caregiver activities carried out on September 30, 2022, shall be continued on and after October 1, 2022. </p> <p>The bill ...
S 611 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017
03/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1780-1781)
...This bill amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to modify definitions relating to homeless individuals and homeless children or youth as used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to verify eligibility for HUD homeless assistance programs to align them with the definitions of "homeless" used to verify eligibility for other federal assistance programs. (The amended definitions would increase access to federal homeless programs by homeless children, youth, and families.)</p> <p>The community-wide homeless management information system shall be made publicly available on HUD's website.</p>
S 619 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2017
03/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include physical therapy within the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of the National Health Service Corps. The bill makes physical therapists eligible for repayment of their educational loans in order to ensure an adequate supply of physical therapists.</p>
S 636 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Healthy Families Act
03/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The bill authorizes small employers with fewer than 15 employees to provide the same paid sick time, but allows them to opt out. Any small employer that opts out shall provide at least 56 hours of unpaid sick time to each employee per calendar year.</p> <p>The bill declares that an employer shall not be required to permit an employee to earn more than 56 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year, unless the employer chooses to set a higher limit.</p> <p> Employees may use such time to: (1) meet their own medical needs; (2) care for the medical needs of certain family members (including a domestic partner or the domestic partner's parent or child); or (3) seek medical attention, assist a related person, take legal action, or engage in other specified activities relating to domestic ...
S 681 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Deborah Sampson Act
05/17/2017 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
<p><b>Deborah Sampson Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility of peer-to-peer assistance for women veterans (including those who are separating or newly separated from the Armed Forces), with emphasis placed on women who suffered service-related sexual trauma or who are at risk of becoming homeless.</p> <p> Additionally, the VA shall: </p> <ul> <li>expand the women veterans call center to include a text messaging capability; </li> <li>establish a partnership with at least one nongovernmental organization to provide legal services to women veterans based upon their 10 highest unmet needs; </li> <li>retrofit VA medical facilities with fixtures, materials, and other outfitting measures to ...
S 69 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Regulatory Responsibility for our Economy Act of 2017
01/09/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...The bill requires federal agencies to: (1) propose or adopt regulations only upon a reasoned determination that the benefits of such regulations justify their costs; (2) tailor regulations to impose the least burden on society and to maximize economic and other benefits; (3) involve the public and parties affected by regulations in the regulatory process; (4) develop regulatory actions that promote innovation, flexibility, and objectivity; and (5) consider methods to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and develop plans for reviewing on a periodic basis significant regulation actions (i.e., those having an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or otherwise adversely affecting the economy). </p> ...
S 699 - Sen. Christopher Murphy (DEM-CT)
Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017
03/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish mental and behavioral health care to individuals who:</p> <ul> <li> served in the active military, naval, or air service for more than 180 days and were deployed in a theater of combat operations, in support of a contingency operation, or or in an area at a time during which hostilities occurred in that area for more than 30 days; </li> <li> were discharged or released from such service, by reason of committing a covered offense, under conditions other than honorable but not dishonorable or by court-martial; and either</li> <li> were diagnosed by a qualified mental health care provider with a mental or behavioral health condition before committing such offense; ...
S 700 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017
03/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2017</strong></p> <p> This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to furnish fertility treatment and counseling, including through the use of assisted reproductive technology, to a severely wounded, ill, or injured member of the Armed Forces who has an infertility condition incurred or aggravated while serving on active duty (covered member) or to the spouse, partner, or gestational surrogate of such member. </p> <p> DOD shall: </p> <ul> <li>establish procedures for gamete retrieval from a member of the Armed Forces in cases in which the fertility of such member is potentially jeopardized as a result of an injury or illness incurred or aggravated while serving on active duty; and </li> <li>give members of the Armed Forces ...
S 748 - Sen. Robert Menendez (DEM-NJ)
PROFILED Act
03/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This bill prohibits a law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. It creates a civil cause of action permitting declaratory or injunctive relief to enforce this ban on racial profiling.</p> <p>The Department of Justice shall issue regulations requiring law enforcement agencies to collect certain data relating to investigatory activities, including, but not limited to, collecting information on the race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, and religion of persons subject to investigatory activities.</p> <p>The bill requires that law enforcement agents give notice to persons suspected of immigration violations of their right to counsel (at no expense to the federal government), the right to remain silent, and notice that any statements given by the individual can be ...
S 774 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill establishes: (1) the Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care; (2) the National Law Enforcement Child and Youth Trauma Coordinating Center; (3) the Native American Technical Assistance Resource Center to provide trauma-informed technical assistance; and (4) Medicaid demonstration projects to test innovative, trauma-informed approaches for delivering early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to eligible children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must encourage states to collect and report data on adverse childhood experiences.</p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act, and other laws to revise or establish provisions related to ...
S 786 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act
03/30/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support programs for schools, athletic programs, or communities to prevent prescription drug misuse and addiction related to opioids and other medications for pain or injury recovery. SAMHSA must report annually on federal programs to prevent pain medication misuse and addiction.
S 787 - Sen. Cory Gardner (REP-CO)
Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act of 2017
03/30/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall test Medicare coverage of expanded telehealth services, as defined by the bill, in conjunction with existing models that test the use of accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and other coordinated care models under Medicare. CMS must: (1) establish a methodology for determining the amounts of payment for such services, and (2) provide for evaluations of the service model by an independent entity.</p> <p>CMS shall expand the application of a service tested under the model if: (1) the required evaluation demonstrates that the service either reduced Medicare spending without reducing the quality of care or improved the quality of care without increasing spending, and (2) the Chief Actuary of CMS certifies that ...
S 788 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017
03/30/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (or another private, not-for-profit entity with comparable expertise) to review the deaths of all covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years. A "covered veteran" is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.</p> <p>The review shall include:</p> <ul> <li>the total numbers of veterans who died by a violent death or by an accidental death during such period;</li> <li> each veteran's age, gender, race, and ethnicity;</li> <li>a list of medications and substances prescribed to such veterans, as annotated on toxicology reports;</li> <li>a summary of ...
S 805 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017
04/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Inclusive Prosperity Act of 201</b><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) impose an excise tax on the transfer of ownership in certain securities (covered transaction), including any share of stock in a corporation, any partnership or beneficial interest in a partnership or trust, any note, bond, debenture, or other evidence of indebtedness (excluding tax-exempt municipal bonds), or derivative financial instruments; (2) impose a penalty on taxpayers who fail to include a covered transaction on their tax return or information statement; and (3) allow an individual taxpayer whose modified adjusted gross income does not exceed $50,000 ($75,000 for married taxpayers filing joint returns) a tax credit for the amount of tax paid on covered transactions. </p>
S 827 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
REDEEM Act
04/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This bill creates a mechanism by which certain eligible individuals may file a petition to seal federal criminal records with respect to covered nonviolent offenses. If an individual is eligible for such a sealing order, the court must notify the person in writing of their potential eligibility. The bill establishes a set of rules and procedures for assessing a sealing petition. If granted, the offense, criminal proceeding, conviction, or sentence shall be treated as if it never occurred.</p> <p>A judge shall issue a sealing order three years after the date on which a person is adjudicated delinquent for a juvenile nonviolent offense if certain conditions are met.</p> <p>The use of room confinement (defined as involuntary placement of a juvenile alone in a cell) for discipline, other than ...
S 829 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
<p><strong>AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to: (1) repeal the expiration dates of, and to reauthorize through FY2023, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) Program; and (2) authorize the use of AFG Program grants, instead of SAFER Program grants, to provide specialized training to first responders on how to recognize and properly intervene with individuals with mental illness.</p>
S 830 - Sen. Bill Cassidy (REP-LA)
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 833 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
...The bill sets forth the standard of proof, which may be rebutted, in the case of a veteran who claims that a covered mental health condition was incurred in or aggravated by military sexual trauma during active service. The reasons for granting or denying service-connection in each case shall be recorded in full.</p> <p>DOD shall ensure that: (1) in a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder based on sexual assault, battery, cyber harassment, or harassment experienced during active military service, non-DOD evidence may corroborate the veteran's account of such assault, battery, or harassment; and (2) behavior changes may be considered as corroborating evidence.</p> <p>DOD shall: (1) report annually through 2027 on submitted claims to identify and track the consistency of ...
S 845 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Protecting Sensitive Locations Act
04/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall provide training to officers and report to Congress on any enforcement activity occurring at sensitive locations.</p>
S 860 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Held at the desk.
<p><b>Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to modify and reauthorize through FY2021 juvenile justice programs and activities.</p> <p>Specifically, it:</p> <ul> <li>revises and expands the purpose areas of the JJDPA; </li> <li>expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Secretary of the Interior; </li> <li>expands requirements for the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with respect to the annual report on juveniles in custody; </li> <li>modifies the required ...
S 867 - Sen. Joe Donnelly (DEM-IN)
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017
05/17/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs mental health practices and services that could be adopted by law enforcement agencies.</p> <p>Additionally, DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services must report on programs to address the psychological health and well-being of law enforcement officers.</p> <p>The bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to include establishing peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.</p> <p>DOJ must ...
S 870 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:</p> <ul> <li>extend the Independence at Home demonstration program; </li> <li>modify provisions regarding access to home dialysis therapy under Medicare and special needs plans under Medicare Advantage (MA); </li> <li>expand testing of the MA Value-Based Insurance Design test model; </li> <li>allow an MA plan to provide additional telehealth benefits to enrollees and, to chronically ill enrollees, certain supplemental health care benefits; </li> <li>modify other provisions regarding the use of telehealth services; </li> <li>allow prospective, voluntary assignment of Medicare ...
S 881 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-57.
<p><b>21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, the Home Owner's Loan Act, the International Banking Act of 1978, the federal bankruptcy code, and other laws to:</p> <ul> <li>limit affiliations between an insured depository institution and any insurance company, securities entity, or swaps entity</s />; </li> <li>restrict the authority of a national banking association to purchase or sell investment securities or stock, invest in certain structured or synthetic products, control or hold an interest in financial subsidiaries, or otherwise engage in nonbanking activities; </li> <li>restrict the authority of a federal savings association to invest in, ...
S 928 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017
04/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
...This bill prohibits sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy from being provided in exchange for compensation. It bars advertisements for such therapy that claim to: (1) change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, (2) eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender, or (3) be harmless or without risk. </p> <p>Individuals or entities shall not knowingly assist or facilitate a conversion therapy if they receive compensation from any source in connection with providing such therapies.</p> <p>These prohibitions are inapplicable to practices or treatments that do not seek to change sexual orientation or gender identity if they provide: (1) assistance to an individual undergoing a gender transition; or (2) ...
S 954 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 967 - Stabenow
Medicare Ambulance Access and Payments
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; increases access to ambulance services under the Medicare program; reforms payments for such services under such program.
S 974 - Leahy
Drugs and Biological Products Market Competition
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Promotes competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
S 977 - Cardin
Medicare Rehabilitation Cases Initial Assessment
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Permits occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases.
S 980 - Capito
Rural Clinic and Health Center Medicare Service Payment
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for payments for certain rural health clinic and Federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients under the Medicare program.
S 982 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act
04/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><b>Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to eligible entities to carry out educational campaigns and provide evidence-based or evidence-informed training regarding state laws for mandatory reporting of incidents of child abuse or neglect.</p> <p>A state plan under a grant program for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment shall contain specified assurances about: <UL> <LI>mandatory reporting of suspected or known incidents of child abuse or neglect to state child protective services agencies or law enforcement agencies; <LI>procedures to ensure coordination with law enforcement and state or community-based victims' services ...
S 986 - Menendez
Medicare Dependent Hospitals Consideration
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; permits hospitals in all-urban states to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals.
S 989 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017
04/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include pediatric subspecialties in primary health services for purposes of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Psychiatrists who are pediatric subspecialists are included in behavioral and mental health professionals. (These amendments make pediatric subspecialists, including psychiatrists, eligible for the NHSC fellowship program for the delivery of primary health services in health professional shortage areas, the NHSC Scholarship Program, and the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.)</p> “Health professional shortage area” can mean an underserved population of children and adolescents.
S 992 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017
05/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the deaths of all covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years, regardless of whether information relating to such deaths has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A "covered veteran" is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.</p> <p>The review shall include:</p> <ul> <li>the total numbers of veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death;</li> <li>the percentage of such veterans with combat experience or related trauma;</li> <li> each veteran's age, gender, race, and ethnicity;</li> <li>a ...
S 997 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
Flexibility for Working Families Act
05/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill allows an employee to request from an employer a temporary or permanent change in the terms or conditions of the employee's employment if the request relates to: (1) the number of hours the employee is required to work, (2) the times when the employee is required to work or be on call for work, (3) where the employee is required to work, or (4) the amount of notification the employee receives of work schedule assignments. The bill sets forth certain employer duties with respect to such requests.</p> <p>The bill prohibits an employer from interfering with any rights provided to an employee under this bill. An employee may file a complaint with the Department of Labor for any violations of such rights. Labor shall investigate and attempt to resolve such complaints and may issue ...
SRES 122 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
A resolution designating April 2017 as ""National 9-1-1 Education Month"".
04/25/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
<p>Designates April 2017 as National 9-1-1 Education Month. </p>
SRES 125 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2458)
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.</p> <p>Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, tribes, and individuals in preventing disease and injury.</p> <p>Encourages increased efforts and the use of additional resources to improve the health of people in the United States and to make the United States the healthiest nation in one generation through greater opportunities to improve community health and by strengthening the public health system.</p>
SRES 140 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
A resolution supporting the designation of April 2017 as ""Parkinson's Awareness Month"".
04/25/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2536; text: CR S2534)
<p>Designates April 2017 as Parkinson's Awareness Month.</p> <p>Expresses support for research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease.</p> <p>Recognizes individuals living with Parkinson's disease who participate in clinical trials.</p> <p>Commends the dedication of organizations, volunteers, researchers, and millions of individuals across the United States working to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson's disease and their families. </p>
SRES 159 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
05/08/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2803; consideration: CR S2314; text as passed Senate: CR S2802-2803)
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.</p> <p>Recognizes that National Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an opportunity for sexual violence education and sexual assault prevention, treatment, and prosecution. </p> <p>Calls for: (1) acknowledging survivors and commending volunteers and professionals who assist them; (2) recognizing and applauding national and community organizations and private sector supporters; and (3) recognizing and applauding public safety, law enforcement, and health professionals.</p>
SRES 162 - Sen. James Lankford (REP-OK)
A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promoting religious freedom, and for other purposes.
05/11/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2920-2921)
...Calls for the President to: (1) strengthen U.S. foreign policy on behalf of individuals persecuted in foreign countries on account of religion; (2) develop an action plan on international religious freedom and integrate that plan into U.S. diplomatic, development, and national security strategies; and (3) develop a strategic plan to direct grants for implementing innovative programs in key countries to train and work with local religious leaders on the importance of pluralistic societies, rights guaranteed under international law, and reporting mechanisms available within international institutions.</p> <p>Urges the State Department to: (1)  implement Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act provisions that direct the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center to ...
SRES 179 - Sen. Richard Durbin (DEM-IL)
A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2, 2017, as ""National Gun Violence Awareness Day"" and June 2017 as ""National Gun Violence Awareness Month"".
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3223)
<p>Expresses support for the designation of June 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month and June 2, 2017, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. </p> <p>Calls on the people of the United States to: </p> <ul> <li>promote greater awareness of gun violence and gun safety;</li> <li>wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day;</li> <li>concentrate heightened attention on gun violence during the summer months, when gun violence typically increases; and</li> <li>bring citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make the communities safer.</li> </ul>
SRES 185 - Sen. Jerry Moran (REP-KS)
A resolution recognizing and expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Water Safety Month.
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3339)
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Water Safety Month.</p> <p>Acknowledges the grief of families who have faced the loss of a loved one, and commends the families who, in their grief, choose to promote and educate the public on water safety.</p> <p>Encourages state and local governments to adopt codes and standards that provide safety requirements that may decrease the incidence of drowning.</p> <p>Recognizes the vital role that swimming and water-related activities play in maintaining physical and mental health and enhancing quality of life.</p> <p>Encourages efforts to educate the public about water safety to prevent drownings and water-related injuries.</p>
SRES 188 - Sen. Bob Corker (REP-TN)
A resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Australia, and Iran and offering thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences to all of the victims, their families, and the people of their countries.
06/08/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3375; text as passed Senate: CR S3365-3366)
...Recognizes the threat posed by ISIS and recommits to U.S. leadership in the global coalition working to defeat it.</p>
SRES 201 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
A resolution affirming the importance of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to women and girls, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.
06/22/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3736)
<p>Recognizes the increase in educational opportunities, including in sports, for women and girls since the passage of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.</p> <p>Encourages the Department of Education and Department of Justice to ensure that students have a safe learning environment by working to ensure schools prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex including sexual assault, harassment, domestic and dating violence, pregnancy, sex-stereotyping, and actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.</p> <p>Recognizes that progress remains to ensure that no educational institution that receives federal funding discriminates against any persons because of their sex.</p> <p>Recognizes the progress in education ...
SRES 203 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
A resolution designating the month of June 2017, as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month"" and June 27, 2017, as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day"".
08/01/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4695)
<p> Designates June 2017 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27, 2017, as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day.</p> <p>Supports efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense, as well as the medical community, to educate members of the Armed Forces, veterans, their families, and the public about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress.</p> <p> Welcomes the efforts of the VA's National Center for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and local Vet Centers to assist veterans suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress.</p> <p>Encourages Armed Forces commanders to support appropriate treatment of Armed Forces personnel who suffer from post-traumatic stress.</p>
SRES 205 - Sen. Gary Peters (DEM-MI)
A resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of Fort Custer in Augusta, Michigan.
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3833-3834)
<p>Honors Fort Custer in Augusta, Michigan, on its 100th anniversary.</p> <ul> </ul>
SRES 212 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
A resolution recognizing June 2017 as ""LGBTQ Pride Month"".
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3863-3864)
...Recognizes that LGBTQ rights are human rights and protected by the U.S. Constitution and international treaties.</p> <p>Encourages the celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month in June.</p>
SRES 254 - Sen. Mitch McConnell (REP-KY)
A resolution relative to the death of Pietro ""Pete"" Vichi Domenici, former United States Senator for the State of New Mexico.
09/13/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5707; text: CR S5485)
Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Pete V. Domenici, former member of the U.S.Senate.</p> <p> Declares that when the Senate adjourns September 13, 2017, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator Domenici.</p>
SRES 280 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A resolution designating the week of October 2 through October 6, 2017, as ""National Health Information Technology Week"" to recognize the value of health information technology in transforming and improving the healthcare system for all people in the United States.
10/25/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
<p>Designates October 2-October 6, 2017, as National Health Information Technology Week, recognizes the value of information technology in transforming health care, and encourages all interested parties to promote the use of information technology.</p>
SRES 320 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, commending domestic violence victim advocates, domestic violence victim service providers, crisis hotline staff, and first responders serving victims of domestic violence for their compassionate support of ...
11/01/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6973; text: CR S6972)
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.</p>
SRES 336 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as ""Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month"".
12/21/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8278)
...Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. (PCOS is caused by a hormone imbalance. Symptoms can include infertility, weight gain, excess hair growth, and acne.)</p> <p>Recognizes the need for further research, improved treatment and care options, and a cure for PCOS.</p> <p>Acknowledges the struggles affecting all women and girls afflicted with PCOS.</p>
SRES 339 - Sen. Tammy Duckworth (DEM-IL)
A resolution designating November 2017 as ""National Runaway Prevention Month"".
11/16/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7310; text: CR S7304)
<p>Designates November 2017 as National Runaway Prevention Month.</p>
SRES 346 - Sen. Ron Johnson (REP-WI)
A resolution recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-informed care.
05/22/2018 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
...Recognizes the importance, effectiveness, and need for trauma-informed care among existing federal programs and agencies. (Trauma-informed care takes into account a patient's history of trauma in the design of the patient's treatment.) Encourages the use of trauma-informed care within the federal government.</p> <p>Expresses support for the designation of May 2018 as National Trauma Awareness Month, and May 22, 2018, as National Trauma-Informed Awareness Day.</p>
SRES 354 - Sen. Marco Rubio (REP-FL)
A resolution 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.
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7933-7934)
...Offers condolences to the family of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Recognizes his dedication to the investigation of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. </p> <p>Applauds Argentine President Mauricio Macri for calling for an independent investigation into Mr. Nisman's death and encourages the public release of the results. Recognizes the work of the Argentine National Gendarmerie in reviewing evidence to produce credible findings. </p> <p>Commends the government of Argentina for exemplifying the rule of law and the importance of an independent justice system.</p> <p>Urges the President of the United States to: (1) offer technical assistance to the government of Argentina in investigating Mr. Nisman's death and the AMIA ...
SRES 358 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
A resolution designating December 3, 2017, as ""National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day"".
12/12/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7978; text: CR S7977)
...Designates December 3, 2017, as National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day. (Phenylketonuria or PKU is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder that can cause intellectual disability and other neurological problems.)</p>
SRES 390 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2018 as ""National Stalking Awareness Month"".
01/30/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S591; text: CR S586-587)
<p>Designates January 2018 as National Stalking Awareness Month.</p> <p>Applauds the efforts of service providers, police, prosecutors, national and community organizations, campuses, and private sector supporters to promote awareness of stalking.</p> <p>Encourages increased awareness of stalking and the availability of services for stalking victims. </p> <p>Urges national and community organizations, private businesses, and the media to promote awareness of the crime of stalking through National Stalking Awareness Month.</p>
SRES 397 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
A resolution designating the week of February 5 through February 9, 2018, as ""National School Counseling Week"".
02/07/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S697-698; text: CR S707)
<p>Designates February 5-February 9, 2018, as National School Counseling Week.</p>
SRES 399 - Sen. Patrick Toomey (REP-PA)
A resolution congratulating the Philadelphia Eagles on their triumph in Super Bowl LII.
02/07/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S697-698; text: CR S709)
<p>Congratulates the Philadelphia Eagles on their triumph in Super Bowl LII.</p>
SRES 41 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2017 as ""National Stalking Awareness Month"".
02/01/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S604; text as passed Senate: CR S603-604)
<p>Designates January 2017 as National Stalking Awareness Month.</p> <p>Applauds the efforts of service providers, police, prosecutors, national and community organizations, campuses, and private sector supporters to promote awareness of stalking.</p> <p>Encourages increased awareness of stalking and the availability of services for stalking victims. </p> <p>Urges national and community organizations, private businesses, and the media to promote awareness of the crime of stalking through National Stalking Awareness Month.</p>
SRES 410 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
A resolution commemorating the life of Luis Alejandro ""Alex"" Villamayor and calling for justice and accountability.
02/15/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1168-1169)
<p>Urges Paraguayan authorities to invite the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide technical assistance for the investigation into Alex Villamayor's death and the Department of State to prioritize justice for Villamayor in its diplomatic engagement with the Paraguayan government.</p>
SRES 419 - Sen. Shelley Capito (REP-WV)
A resolution designating the week of February 26 through March 4, 2018, as ""National Eating Disorders Awareness Week"" and supporting the goals and ideals of raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders.
03/01/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration CR S1321; text: CR S1317-1318)
SRES 426 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
03/22/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 361.
...Recognizes the unique cultural, historical, and religious differences throughout the world and urges the U.S. government to act with respect and understanding toward legitimate differences when promoting any policies.</p> <p>Reaffirms the commitment to: (1) end discrimination and violence against women and girls, and ensure their safety and welfare; (2) pursue policies that guarantee the basic human rights of women and girls worldwide; and (3) promote women's participation in every aspect of society and community. </p> <p> Supports sustainable global development that seeks to achieve gender equality.</p>
SRES 427 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month during March 2018 and World Social Work Day on March 20, 2018.
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1582)
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Social Work Month during March 2018 and World Social Work Day on March 20, 2018.<br /></p>
SRES 44 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
A resolution designating February 6 through 10, 2017, as ""National School Counseling Week"".
02/10/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
<p>Designates February 6-February 10, 2017, as National School Counseling Week.</p>
SRES 462 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
04/12/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2127)
SRES 476 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
A resolution designating April 2018 as ""National 9-1-1 Education Month"".
04/18/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2283; text: CR S2268)
<p>Designates April 2018 as National 9-1-1 Education Month. </p>
SRES 484 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
A resolution supporting the designation of April 2018 as ""Parkinson's Awareness Month"".
04/25/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2443; text: CR S2441)
SRES 49 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
A resolution declaring that achieving the primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025 is an urgent national priority.
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S747-748)
<p>Expresses the Senate's commitment to strengthening the quality of care and expanding support for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and family caregivers. </p> <p>Declares that: (1) achieving the primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025 is an urgent national priority, and (2) bold action and considerable increases in funding are necessary to meet that goal.</p> <p>Encourages: (1) greater collaboration between governments to advance a global Alzheimer's and dementia research plan; (2) innovative public-private partnerships, financing tools, incentives, and other mechanisms to accelerate the pursuit of disease-modifying therapies.</p> <p> Calls for: (1) doubling the funding for Alzheimer's ...
SRES 499 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
04/26/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2498; text: CR S2497)
SRES 516 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DEM-MN)
A resolution designating the week of May 1 through May 7, 2018, as ""National Physical Education and Sport Week"".
05/17/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3778; text: CR S2775-2776)
SRES 529 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2018, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Asian ...
05/24/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2942-2943; text: CR S2940)
SRES 554 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
A resolution designating the month of June 2018 as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month"" and June 27, 2018, as ""National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day"".
06/20/2018 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4285-4286; text: CR S4285-4286)
SRES 569 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
A resolution recognizing the importance of public park and recreation facilities and activities and providing for the designation of the month of July 2018 as ""Park and Recreation Month"".
07/09/2018 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
SRES 576 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
A resolution designating September 4, 2018, as ""National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day"", and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.
09/12/2018 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
SRES 612 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
A resolution designating September 2018 as ""National Child Awareness Month"" to promote awareness of charities that benefit children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing the efforts made by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as ...
09/06/2018 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
SRES 84 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
03/08/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1695-1696; text of measure as introduced: CR S1693-1694)
...Recognizes the unique cultural, historical, and religious differences throughout the world and urges the U.S. government to act with respect and understanding toward legitimate differences when promoting any policies.</p> <p>Reaffirms the commitment to: (1) end discrimination and violence against women and girls, and ensure their safety and welfare; (2) pursue policies that guarantee the basic human rights of women and girls worldwide; and (3) promote women's participation in every aspect of society and community. </p> <p> Supports sustainable global development that seeks to achieve gender equality.</p>
SRES 91 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Professional Social Work Month in March 2017 and World Social Work Day on March 21, 2017.
03/21/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1895-1896)
<p>Supports the goals and ideals of National Professional Social Work Month in March 2017 and World Social Work Day on March 21, 2017.</p>
 
Processing...


Driving Walking/Biking Public Transit  Get Directions