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H 2198 - Castro
Veterans Crisis Line
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that calls to medical facilities of the Department can be quickly redirected to the Veterans Crisis Line.
H 2210 - Kelly M
VA Community Living Center Designation
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the "Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center".
H 2211 - Lance
Award of Medals or Other Commendations
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs.
H 2220 - Sinema
Armed Forces Pay and Allowances in Government Shutdown
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Appropriates such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a Government shutdown occurs.
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 105 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women serving in the United States Marine Corps.
02/07/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HCONRES 109 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
WeissSat-1 Resolution
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.
HCONRES 121 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 2372.
05/24/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
HCONRES 122 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and its significant contributions to the national security of the United States.
06/07/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HCONRES 16 - Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]
Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers.
02/01/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 20 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999.
02/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HCONRES 21 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Australia alliance relationship.
02/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HCONRES 22 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (DEM-OH)
Recognizing the difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a Nation.
02/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 32 - Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]
Congratulating the State of Nebraska on the 150th anniversary of the admission of that State into the United States.
03/01/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 33 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.
06/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the "National George C. Marshall Museum and Library." </p>
HCONRES 39 - Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]
Recognizing and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Islands of the United States becoming a part of the United States.
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HCONRES 41 - Rep. Walter Jones (REP-NC)
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States declaration of war against Germany and entry into World War I and recognizing and appreciating the lasting historical significance and heroic human endeavor and sacrifice of the United States Armed Forces in that conflict.
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HCONRES 45 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, should be presumed to have served in the Republic of Vietnam for all purposes under the Agent Orange ...
04/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HCONRES 46 - Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]
Expressing support for the designation of a ""National Purebred Dog Day"".
04/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 47 - Rep. Eric Swalwell (DEM-CA)
Expressing the sense of Congress that until the conclusion of the FBI's criminal and counterintelligence investigations into the nature of the Russian connection to the Trump campaign, the Trump Administration is acting under a ""gray cloud"" of the appearance of a conflict of interest, and, as such, ...
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 52 - Rep. William Keating (DEM-MA)
Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site in the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker to honor the memory of those who have been awarded or are eligible for the Korean Defense Service Medal who are missing in action, are ...
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HCONRES 53 - Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11]
Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 244.
05/04/2017 - Senate - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
HCONRES 59 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
Recognizing the 75th anniversary of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HCONRES 61 - Rep. Glenn Thompson (REP-PA)
Expressing the sense of Congress that all trade agreements the United States enters into, should provide reasonable access and collaboration of each nation involved in such an agreement, for the purpose of search and recovery activities relating to members of the United States Armed Forces missing ...
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
HCONRES 63 - Rep. Ted Lieu (DEM-CA)
Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HCONRES 70 - Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]
Recognizing and commending the leadership, patriotism, and contributions of veterans service organizations and volunteers involved for their commitment and sacrifice to ensure veterans are laid to rest with the honor and ceremony they earned through selfless service to the people of the United ...
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 71 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
10/26/2017 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
<p>Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2018 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2019-FY2027. </p> <p>Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 for:</p> <ul> <li>federal revenues, </li> <li>new budget authority, </li> <li>budget outlays, </li> <li>deficits (on-budget), </li> <li>debt subject to limit, </li> <li>debt held by the public, and </li> <li>the major functional categories of spending. </li> </ul> <p>Includes reconciliation instructions directing 11 specified House authorizing committees to submit deficit reduction legislation to the House Budget Committee by October 6, 2017. </p> <p>Sets forth budget enforcement procedures addressing: </p> <ul> <li> long-term direct spending; </li> <li> allocations for Overseas Contingency Operations/ ...
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. Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
HCONRES 81 - Rep. Ro Khanna (DEM-CA)
Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from unauthorized hostilities in the Republic of Yemen.
10/11/2017 - UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that the provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall apply to H.Con.Res. 81 not earlier than November 2, 2017, but on the same terms that would have adhered on October 13, 2017. Agreed to without objection. Action By: House of Representatives
HCONRES 90 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the violence in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma.
12/07/2017 - Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
<p>Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's security services and calls on Burma's Commander-in-Chief, Min Aung Hlaing, to end such attacks in the state of Rakhine.</p> <p> Expresses appreciation to the government of Bangladesh for providing refuge to those fleeing violence. </p> <p>Condemns the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacks but warns that these attacks do not justify the response that has resulted in severe human rights violations and atrocities against civilians. </p> <p>Calls on Burma's government and military and security forces to: (1) implement the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, and (2) allow humanitarian access to refugees and internally displaced persons. </p> <p>Urges support and access for the United Nations Fact Finding Mission to ...
HCONRES 91 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Expressing the sense of Congress that public health professionals should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States on ""Public Health Thank You Day"", November 20, 2017.
11/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HCR 35 - Barletta
Capitol Grounds Use Authorization
04/27/2017 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
HJR 100 - Schiff
Use of Armed Forces Authorization
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the Afghan Taliban.
HJRES 100 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Consolidated Authorization for Use of Military Force Resolution of 2017
04/27/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 joint resolution authorizes the President, for three years, to use all necessary and appropriate force to protect U.S. national security against Al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Afghan Taliban, and any associated organized and armed group that is a co-belligerent against the United States. </p> <p>Congress declares that this authorization is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization under the War Powers Resolution and that nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of such resolution.</p> <p>The President shall: (1) submit to Congress and publish in the Federal Register at least every 90 days a list of entities (including their locations) against which such authority has been exercised. If the President exercises such ...
HJRES 104 - Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]
To provide limitations on the transfer of air-to-ground munitions from the United States to Saudi Arabia.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 107 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HJRES 108 - Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]
Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018 during any period between October 1, 2017, and December 14, 2017, for which discretionary appropriations have lapsed, and for other purposes.
07/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 110 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
08/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HJRES 112 - Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Islamist Extremism
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 118 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 127 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Making continuing appropriations for military pay and for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
01/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 128 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018
02/05/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on 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 division provides emergency funding for the Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Program Account. (Emergency spending is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.)</p> <p>DIVISION C--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018 </p> <p>This division provides appropriations to the Department of Defense for the remainder of FY2018.</p> <p>DIVISION D--MISCELLANEOUS </p> <p>This division amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to extend the Department of Agriculture Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through FY2019. (EQIP provides financial and technical assistance for agricultural producers and land owners to implement certain conservation practices.) </p> <p>DIVISION E--BUDGETARY EFFECTS </p> <p>This division exempts the budgetary ...
HJRES 2 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
04/12/2018 - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 233 - 184 (Roll no. 138). (text: CR H3162)
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. </p> <p>The amendment requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber of Congress to increase the public debt limit. It requires a majority roll vote of each chamber to increase revenue. It also requires the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. </p> <p>Congress is authorized to waive these requirements when a declaration of war is in effect or if the United States is engaged in a military conflict which causes an imminent ...
HJRES 63 - Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]
Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
02/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 72 - Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]
Relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Kenya of Air Tractor aircraft with weapons, and related support.
02/14/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 75 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
War Powers Resolution
02/15/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.
Congressional consultation procedures are included concerning the participation of U.S. Armed Forces in certain military operations of the United Nations. </p> <p> Additional conditions are provided concerning emergency use of the Armed Forces.</p>
HJRES 89 - Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
03/15/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HJRES 98 - Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP-TX)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
04/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HJRES 99 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
04/28/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-30.
April 28, 2017, because 11 of the 12 FY2017 regular appropriations bills that fund the federal government have not been enacted. (The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 was signed into law on September 29, 2016.) </p> <p>The CR also amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to extend through May 5, 2017, a provision that provides health care benefits for certain retired miners and their families. </p>
HR 1 - Rep. Kevin Brady (REP-TX)
An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
12/22/2017 - - Became Public Law No: 115-97.
HR 10 - Rep. Jeb Hensarling (REP-TX)
Financial CHOICE Act of 2017
07/13/2017 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-108.
The bill removes the Financial Stability Oversight Council's authority to designate non-bank financial institutions and financial market utilities as ""systemically important"" (also known as ""too big to fail""). Under current law, entities so designated are subject to additional regulatory restrictions. Designations made previously are retroactively repealed.  </p> <p> The bill also amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to:</p> <ul> <li>convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into a consumer law enforcement agency; </li> <li>subject the agency to the congressional appropriations process, expanded judicial review, and additional congressional oversight; </li> <li>eliminate supervisory authority over financial institutions; and</li> ...
HR 1001 - Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]
Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017
02/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1005 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
05/24/2017 - 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 enter into an agreement or a contract with each state home to pay for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care.</p> <p>The veteran must need such care specifically for a service-connected disability or the veteran must have a service-connected disability rated 70% or more. </p> <p>Payment under each agreement or contract between the VA and a state home must equal 65% of the payment that the VA would otherwise pay to the state home if the veteran were receiving nursing home care.</p>
HR 1007 - Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]
Lawrence J. Hackett Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act
02/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1009 - Rep. Paul Mitchell (REP-MI)
OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act
03/02/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...Each year, OIRA must publish the unified agenda by April 15 and October 15. The agenda must explain why any regulation included in the immediately previous agenda is no longer included. </p> <p>The deadline for OIRA's review may be extended for any number of additional 30-day periods upon written request by OIRA or the agency. </p> <p>Within 24 hours after OIRA's review, the agency that submitted the regulation must provide OIRA with a redline of any changes the agency made to the regulatory action during the review period. OIRA must disclose the redline to the public online within three days after the earliest of: (1) the date OIRA completes the review, (2) the date on which such agency publishes the regulatory action in the Federal Register, or (3) the date on which the agency announces ...
HR 1029 - Rep. Rodney Davis (REP-IL)
Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 163.
...The bill: (1) extends the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collect the annual fees for registering pesticides; (2) increases the maximum amount of registration fees, including the fees for small businesses; (3) extends a prohibition on the EPA levying other fees for registering pesticides; and (4) revises requirements concerning the use of the Pesticide Registration Fund, including by requiring the EPA to use a portion of the fund to develop guidance for product performance data requirements for certain invertebrate pests of significant public health or economic importance (e.g., bed bugs).</p> <p>The EPA must determine whether to grant experimental use permits for pesticides within specified time frames.</p> <p>The bill adds new categories of pesticide ...
HR 1032 - Rep. Bradley Byrne (REP-AL)
Full Choice for Veterans Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 105 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
HR 1052 - Rep. Grace Meng (DEM-NY)
High-Risk Military Occupation Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1058 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
VA Provider Equity Act
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>VA Provider Equity Act</strong></p> <p>This bill includes podiatrists within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) definition of physician, and increases their pay grade to match other VA physician compensation.</p>
HR 1063 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Veteran Prescription Continuity Act
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
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 1066 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
VA Management Alignment Act of 2017
11/07/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>VA Management Alignment Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including recommendations for appropriate legislation) regarding the roles, responsibility, and accountability of elements and individuals of the VA.</p> <p>In creating such report, the VA shall utilize the results of:</p> <ul> <li> the Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Process of the VA established by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014;</li> <li> any study or report by the Commission on Care established by such Act; and </li> <li> other studies or reports, including a report titled "Task Force on ...
HR 1078 - Rep. Susan Davis (DEM-CA)
Military Hunger Prevention Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Military Hunger Prevention Act</strong></p> <p>This bill excludes the value of a housing allowance for a member of a uniformed service from any income, assets, or resources calculation for determining eligibility for any federal program issuing benefits for nutrition assistance (including the family subsistence supplemental allowance program).</p>
HR 1084 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
Today's American Dream Act
03/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
...This bill establishes new programs or amends existing programs related to workforce and community development. It directs: (1) the Department of Labor to award grants for job skills training for older individuals (older than age 45) and for workers in highly-skilled industries; and (2) the Department of Education to award scholarships to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and teaching certifications. </p> <p>The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) expand and extend the work opportunity tax credit, (2) allow tax credits for wages paid to interns by small business owners, and (3) extend and increase the new markets tax credit.</p> <p>With respect to community development, the bill limits the first-time homebuyer tax credit to ...
HR 1092 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Chief Manufacturing Officer Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1100 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1104 - Rep. Susan Brooks (REP-IN)
Veterans TEST Accessibility Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1107 - Rep. Mark Amodei (REP-NV)
Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act
02/07/2018 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
...Interior shall offer for sale and convey to specified qualified entities, for fair market value, the remaining U.S. right, title, and interest in certain lands and interests in the county. </p> <p>Interior shall convey to the county, without consideration, Unionville Cemetery. </p> <p>The bill designates specified federal land in Nevada as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. </p> <p>The bill releases specified wilderness study areas from further review for designation as wilderness. </p>
HR 1111 - Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1112 - Rep. Raul Labrador (REP-ID)
Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1131 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1133 - Rep. John Carter (REP-TX)
Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out a transplant procedure for an eligible veteran notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for VA health care, and (2) provide for such an operation at a VA or a non-VA facility.</p> <p>The VA shall furnish to such a donor any care or services that may be required before and after conducting such procedure.</p>
HR 1145 - Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]
Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1152 - Rep. Richard Hudson (REP-NC)
Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2017
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1162 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
No Hero Left Untreated Act
05/24/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>No Hero Left Untreated Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a one-year pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, or opiate addiction.</p> <p>The VA shall: (1) carry out the program at up to two VA facilities, and (2) provide access to such therapy to more than 50 veterans.</p>
HR 1164 - Rep. Doug Lamborn (REP-CO)
Taylor Force Act
12/07/2017 - Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 278.
<p><strong>Taylor Force Act</strong></p> <p>This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority: </p> <ul> <li>is taking steps to end acts of violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens perpetrated by individuals under its jurisdictional control, such as the March 2016 attack that killed former Army officer Taylor Force; </li> <li>is publicly condemning such acts of violence and is investigating, or cooperating in investigations of, such acts; and </li> <li>has terminated payments for acts of terrorism against U.S. and Israeli citizens to any individual who has been convicted and imprisoned for such acts, to any individual who died ...
HR 1168 - Rep. Nita Lowey (DEM-NY)
United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>United States Cadet Nurse Corps Equity Act</strong> <p>This bill deems as active military service for Department of Veterans Affairs purposes any service as a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps between July 1, 1943, and December 31, 1948 (qualified service). </p> <p> The Department of Defense shall issue an honorable discharge within one year to each person whose qualified service warrants one. </p> <p> Retroactive benefits shall not be paid to persons as a result of enactment of this bill.</p>
HR 1181 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
03/22/2017 - Senate - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 21.
HR 1182 - Rep. Mike Rogers (REP-AL)
Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Preservation Act of 2017
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
...The Department of Defense shall: (1) establish a program to develop a dual-capable road-mobile ground-launched cruise missile system with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers; (2) report on the feasibility of modifying the tomahawk, standard missile-3, standard missile-6, long-range stand off cruise missile, and Army tactical missile for ground-launch with such range; and (3) report on the AEGIS Ashore sites with anti-air warfare capability necessary in Asia and Europe to defend U.S. forces and allies from Russian ground launched missile systems.</p> <p>The Director of National Intelligence, every 90 days for five years, shall determine whether Russia has flight tested, produced, or possesses a system that is inconsistent with the treaty and that has reached initial operational capability ...
HR 1186 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Investing in America's Small Manufacturers Act
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
<p><b>Investing in America's Small Manufacturers Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Small Business Administration (SBA) to guarantee 90% of a loan to a small business manufacturing concern.</p> <p>The SBA may not collect a guarantee fee for a loan of not more than $350,000. For loans exceeding that amount, the fee shall be 50% of the guarantee fee that the SBA would otherwise collect for the loan.</p> <p>The SBA must provide training to small manufacturers in obtaining SBA assistance, including on the application process and partnering with participating lenders.</p> <p>This bill authorizes the SBA and its partners to establish partnerships to facilitate outreach to small manufacturers with respect to the application process for SBA loan guarantees.</p> ...
HR 1187 - Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1191 - Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]
Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2017
02/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 12 - Rep. John Lewis (DEM-GA)
Voter Empowerment Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 1202 - Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (DEM-HI)
Red Hill Oversight and Environmental Protection Act of 2017
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
<p><strong>Red Hill Oversight and Environmental Protection Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that: (1) its budget justification materials submitted to Congress include a description of how it will use funds to support any deliverables that the parties of the agreement between the Department of the Navy, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, and the State of Hawaii Department of Health, entered into on September 28, 2015, have identified as necessary to mitigate and prevent fuel leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Oahu, Hawaii; and (2) each future-years defense program describes how DOD will use funds to support deliverables that the parties to such agreement identified as ...
HR 1206 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017
04/11/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
<p><strong>Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill makes an individual who is eligible for educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program eligible for assistance with the fees for applying to institutions of higher education (IHEs).</p> <p>The amount of such assistance payable to an individual shall be the lesser of: (1) the total application fees charged to the individual by the IHEs, or (2) $750.</p>
HR 1207 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the ""Tilden Veterans Post Office"".
03/14/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the ""Tilden Veterans Post Office.""
HR 1208 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the ""Converse Veterans Post Office Building"".
03/20/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-138.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the ""Converse Veterans Post Office Building.""
HR 1209 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the ""Mission Veterans Post Office Building"".
03/06/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the ""Mission Veterans Post Office Building.""
HR 1210 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the ""Pleasanton Veterans Post Office"".
09/13/2017 - Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent. Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
HR 1211 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the ""Encinal Veterans Post Office"".
09/13/2017 - Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent. Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
HR 1212 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
BRAVE Act of 2017
03/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1216 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Protecting Veterans From School Closures Act of 2017
03/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1225 - Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1229 - Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force
02/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1230 - Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
02/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1243 - Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
BEST Practices Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1248 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (DEM-NY)
Make Our Government Safe Act
02/28/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.
<p><b>Make Our Government Safe Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the National Security Act of 1947 to prohibit the President from designating as an attendee or participant in the National Security Council (or in any meeting of the Principals Committee) any individual who threatens to destroy the government, including in speech or written form or through action. </p> <p>The bill expresses the sense of Congress that a federal department or agency that issues a security clearance for an employee, including for an employee of the Executive Office of the President, should consider suspending the security clearance of an employee who threatens to destroy the state or to take hostile actions against the United States.</p>
HR 1251 - Rep. John Garamendi (DEM-CA)
CPI-E Act of 2017
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>CPI-E Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill bases cost-of -living increases in benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal Employees Retirement System, military retirement and survivor benefit programs, the Social Security old-age, survivors, or disability insurance benefit program, and other specified veterans benefits programs on increases in the Consumer Price Index for the elderly.</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. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1254 - Rep. Frank LoBiondo (REP-NJ)
Veterans Health ID Act
03/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1259 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
VA Accountability First Act of 2017
03/21/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>VA Accountability First Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a senior executive position, for reasons of performance or misconduct. </p> <p>The bill prescribes VA removal and employee appeals procedures.</p> <p>Whistle-blower protections are revised, including by prohibiting VA from taking any such action against a person who has a pending whistle-blower complaint. </p> <p>This bill provides for the reduction of federal annuities of VA employees and retirees convicted of a felony that influenced their performance while employed in such position. </p> <p>The VA may recoup certain bonuses, awards, and reallocation expenses. </p> ...
HR 1271 - Rep. Bill Johnson (REP-OH)
DXM Abuse Prevention Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1272 - Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]
Cold Case Record Collections Act of 2017
03/01/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1279 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act</strong></p> <p> This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits and other environmental exposures in Afghanistan or Iraq.</p> <p>The VA shall, in selecting the center's site, consider entities that: </p> <ul> <li> are equipped with the specialized equipment needed to study, diagnose, and treat health conditions relating to such exposure;</li> <li> have a track record of publishing information on post-deployment health exposures among veterans who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom;</li> <li> have access to animal models and in ...
HR 1289 - Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1291 - Del. Eleanor Norton (DEM-DC)
Washington, D.C. Admission Act
03/02/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1524-1526)
This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. The Commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states. <p>The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the Commonwealth. <p>The Commonwealth shall consist of all Washington, DC territory as of enactment of this bill, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments. <p>The Commonwealth may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits. <p>The bill applies current DC laws to the Commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings. <p>The bill maintains: (1) DC as the seat of the federal government, and (2) the federal ...
HR 1299 - Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act
03/02/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign 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.
...This bill prohibits funds from being made available to Honduras for the police or military (including for equipment and training), and directs the Department of the Treasury to instruct U.S. representatives at multilateral development banks to vote against any loans for the police or military of Honduras, until the Department of States certifies that the government of Honduras has: </p> <ul> <li>prosecuted members of the military and police for human rights violations and ensured that such violations have ceased; </li> <li>established the rule of law and guaranteed a judicial system capable of bringing to justice members of the police and military who have committed human rights abuses; </li> <li>established that it protects the rights of trade unionists, journalists, human rights ...
HR 1300 - Rep. David McKinley (REP-WV)
United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
...This bill requires a business that employs 50 or more call center employees, excluding part-time employees, or 50 or more call center employees who in the aggregate work at least 1,500 hours per week, exclusive of overtime, to notify the Department of Labor at least 120 days before relocating such center outside of the United States. Violators are subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day. </p> <p>Labor must make publicly available a list of all such employers that relocate a call center. It may remove from the list an employer that has relocated the call center from a location outside the United States to a location inside the United States.</p> <p>Employers must remain on the list for up to three years after each relocation. An employer is ineligible for federal grants or ...
HR 1301 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Continuing Appropriations Amendments Act, 2018
02/09/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-124.
...Provides FY2017 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 1308 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area Designation Act
03/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 1328 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
American Heroes COLA Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
HR 1329 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017
11/02/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-75.
<p><strong>Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2017, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.</p> <p>Each such increase shall be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.</p>
HR 1331 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Veterans Success on Campus Act of 2017
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1339 - Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]
Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017
03/02/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1359 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Arla Harrell Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reconsider and make a new determination regarding each claim for disability compensation in connection with exposure to mustard gas or lewisite during active military, naval, or air service during World War II that was denied before this bill's enactment. The VA or the Department of Defense (DOD): (1) shall presume that a veteran experienced full-body exposure to mustard gas or lewisite unless proven otherwise; and (2) may not use information contained in the DOD and VA Chemical Biological Warfare Database or any list of known testing sites for mustard gas or lewisite maintained by the VA or DOD as the sole reason for determining that the veteran did not experience such exposure.</p> <p>The VA shall report to Congress every 90 ...
HR 1362 - Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic.
03/31/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-16.
<p>This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, as the "Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic." </p>
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 1370 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.
12/22/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-96.
<p><strong>Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of DHS's Blue Campaign, to issue DHS-wide guidance to, and develop training programs for, appropriate DHS personnel regarding:</p> <ul> <li>types of information that should be collected and recorded in information technology systems utilized by DHS to help identify individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking,</li> <li>systematic and routine information sharing regarding such individuals among DHS components,</li> <li>techniques to identify suspected victims of trafficking along the U.S. border,</li> <li>techniques specifically for Transportation ...
HR 1371 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Vet Connect Act of 2017
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1379 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart.
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1383 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
Recognizing Officers and Enlisted Men of the Korean Constabulary Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
...This bill commends the veterans of the Korean Constabulary and thanks them for their support during the difficult times leading to the establishment of South Korea. (The Korean Constabulary undertook internal security tasks on behalf of the U.S. military government in Korea and the South Korean people from November 1945 to January 1949.)</p> <p>The Department of State shall seek to urge the South Korean government to: (1) reexamine Article 16-9 of South Korea's Military Pension Act, and (2) expeditiously locate the records and remains of 7,235 combat dead of the Korean Constabulary. (Article 16-9 of South Korea's Military Pension Act denies veterans of the Korean Constabulary coverage for their service prior to the establishment of South Korea.)</p> <p>The Department of Defense shall ...
HR 1384 - Rep. Steven Palazzo (REP-MS)
Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><b>Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act</b></p> <p>This bill makes reserve component members who are deployed to support pre planned operations of a combatant command eligible for: (1) pre-mobilization health care, (2) transitional health care, (3) consideration of active duty service to reduce the age for retired pay, (4) the high-deployment allowance for lengthy or numerous deployments and frequent mobilizations, (5) Post-9/11 educational assistance, and (6) non-reduction in pay while serving in the uniformed services or National Guard. </p> <p>The bill makes reserve component members who are deployed in response to a major disaster or emergency eligible for Post-9/11 educational assistance.</p> <p>The bill makes all such reserve component members eligible for extension of the time ...
HR 1390 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization.
04/27/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
HR 1391 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Veterans Success on Campus Act of 2017
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1405 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Veterans Visa and Protection Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
United States due to a criminal conviction for a crime of violence or for a crime that endangers U.S. national security for which the noncitizen served at least five years' imprisonment; and (2) is not inadmissible to, or deportable from, the United States due to such a conviction. DHS may waive such eligibility requirements for humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, due to exceptional service in the U.S. Armed Forces, or if such waiver otherwise is in the public interest.</p> <p>A noncitizen veteran or service member shall not be removed from the United States unless he or she has a criminal conviction for a crime of violence. </p> <p>A noncitizen who has obtained the status of a noncitizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this bill shall be eligible for ...
HR 1419 - Rep. David Young (REP-IA)
Cold War Service Medal Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1428 - Rep. Will Hurd (REP-TX)
American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017
05/17/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include as an allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services program prioritizing the hiring and training of veterans as career law enforcement officers.</p>
HR 1443 - Rep. David McKinley (REP-WV)
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
<p><b>Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act</b></p> <p>This bill revises a variety of programs to encourage energy efficiency in buildings, industry, the federal government, and certain appliances, including by:</p> <ul> <li>requiring states and Indian tribes to measure their compliance with certain residential and commercial building energy codes;</li> <li>requiring the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants for establishing building training and assessment centers at institutions of higher education;</li> <li>requiring DOE to establish a process to recognize schools for implementing energy efficient and renewable energy projects;</li> <li>directing DOE to carry out an industry-government partnership program to research, develop, and demonstrate new sustainable ...
HR 1445 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
VREASA
03/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1449 - Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]
Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017
03/09/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1461 - Rep. Jodey Arrington (REP-TX)
VET Protection Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 94.
...This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) track the use of official time by VA employees accurately; and (2) submit to the Office of Personnel Management and Congress, by October 1 of each fiscal year, a report on such use. ""Official time"" means any period of time granted to an employee under federal labor-management provisions to perform representational or consultative functions during which the employee would otherwise be in a duty status.</p> <p>The bill prohibits: (1) a VA employee from using official time to carry out political activities or activities relating to lobbying; (2) a VA physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or optometrist from using official time for any purpose; (3) other VA employees involved with direct patient care and other employees ...
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 1469 - Rep. Warren Davidson (REP-OH)
Welfare Benefit Reform and Alignment Commission (BRAC) Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
...The commission must submit to Congress a report including recommendations and proposed legislation. Congress must consider the proposal using specified expedited legislative procedures. </p>
HR 1470 - Rep. Ruben Gallego (DEM-AZ)
Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act
03/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
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 1477 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
...This bill prohibits: (1) any federal agency from obligating or expending any federal funds to carry out provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 regarding barriers at the border or any related provision of law or to otherwise build a border fence, wall, or related physical barriers along the U.S. southern border; and (2) a state from using federal grant funds for such purpose.</p> <p>The Government Accountability Office (GAO) must conduct an audit each fiscal year to assess compliance with such prohibition. If the GAO is unable to confirm compliance, the Office of Management and Budget and federal agencies must take specified actions to reduce funds for federal agencies and states until the GAO is able to confirm compliance.</p> <p>The bill ...
HR 1495 - Rep. Mia Love (REP-UT)
Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1505 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
VA Provider Pay Modernization Act of 2017
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1506 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
VA Health Care Provider Education Debt Relief Act of 2017
04/17/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
<p><b>VA Health Care Provider Education Debt Relief Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill increases the annual and five-year caps on the amount of education debt reduction available to Veterans Health Administration health care professionals under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education debt reduction program. </p> <p>The VA may waive such caps for a participant working in a geographical area designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as a health professional shortage area with respect to such participant's specialty or assignment. </p>
HR 1507 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Ask Veterans Act
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1508 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Get Veterans a Doctor Now Act
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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
06/06/2018 - Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Prior to Referral.
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 1536 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (REP-PA)
SHIELD Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
This bill requires, in the event that the U.S. public debt limit is reached, priority payment of the pay and allowances of: (1) members of the Armed Forces, including reserves, who perform active service; and (2) critical law enforcement officers employed by federal agencies.</p> <p> This bill requires the Department of the Treasury, during a period of lapsed appropriations for the Armed Forces or federal agencies employing critical law enforcement officers, to make available necessary amounts to continue such pay and allowances.</p>
HR 1537 - Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5]
Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017
03/15/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1543 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
Support Small Business R & D Act of 2017
03/15/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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><b>Support Small Business R & D Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to develop partnership agreements to:</p> <ul> <li>provide for development of basic training relating to federal income tax credits benefitting small business concerns and startups, especially credits for research and experimentation, and informational materials relating to such credits, including IRS guidance documents; </li> <li> provide these basic training and informational materials through electronic resources and at physical locations; and</li> <li> make the materials available to SBA business development programs and business development entities that partner with SBA programs, including universities, ...
HR 1545 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017
11/21/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-86.
<p><strong>VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to disclose information about an individual who is dispensed medication prescribed by a VA employee or by a non-VA provider authorized to prescribe such medication by the VA (currently, about a veteran or the dependent of a veteran) to a state controlled substance monitoring program to the extent necessary to prevent misuse and diversion of prescription medicines.</p>
HR 1553 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
American Patriots of WWII through Service with the Canadian and British Armed Forces Gold Medal Act of 2017
03/15/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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 directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to all U.S. nationals who voluntarily joined the Canadian and British armed forces and their supporting entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service.</p>
HR 1556 - Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1563 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Mary Jo Lawyer Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1564 - Rep. Jack Bergman (REP-MI)
VA Beneficiary Travel Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
HR 1582 - Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5]
Duty First Act
03/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1588 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Servicemember Intimate Privacy Protection Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1590 - Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]
CLEAR SBA Act
03/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1600 - Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]
Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1618 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
S.O.S. Veterans Caregivers Act
03/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1619 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Stop Iran From Smuggling Weapons to Terrorists Act
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.
Congress that DOD should seek payments from such countries to offset training costs. DOD shall negotiate a training cost-sharing agreement with a recipient country that covers at least 50% of related costs.</p>
HR 1622 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Wounded Veterans Recreation Act
04/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
...This bill amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to require the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which is made available for the lifetime of the passholder without charge to any U.S. citizen or person domiciled in the United States who has been medically determined to be permanently disabled, to be made available to any veteran with a service-connected disability.</p>
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 - Senate - Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 120.
HR 1634 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
EAT for Health Act of 2017
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1638 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
12/14/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Treasury assesses the effectiveness of U.S. economic sanctions against Iran; and</li> <li> recommendations for improving Treasury's ability to develop and enforce additional economic sanctions against Iran if so ordered by the President. </li> </ul> <p>The unclassified portion of the report shall be made available to the public and posted on Treasury's website in downloadable English, Farsi, Arabic, and Azeri versions.</p>
HR 1641 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
To amend the Small Business Act to clarify the responsibilities of Business Opportunity Specialists, and for other purposes.
03/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
<p>This bill amends the Small Business Act to declare that the exclusive duties of a Business Opportunity Specialist reporting to the senior official (or designee) appointed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) with certain SBA loan responsibilities, including the procurement program for small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans and the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program, shall be to implement specified SBA loan programs, and complete other duties related to contracting programs.</p> <p>Such duties shall include: </p> <ul> <li>performing specified functions with respect to small business concerns eligible to receive federal contracts and subcontracts;</li> <li>reviewing and monitoring compliance with mentor-protege agreements;</...
HR 1644 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act
05/04/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...This bill amends the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 to modify and increase the President's authority to impose sanctions on persons in violation of certain U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.</p> <p>The President shall report to Congress regarding: (1) measures to deny specialized financial messaging services to U.N.-designated North Korean financial institutions, (2) foreign countries whose seaports and airports fail to inspect or seize the cargo of North Korean ships or aircraft as required by Security Council resolutions, (3) North Korea-Iran weapons and nuclear cooperation, (4) foreign government implementation of Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea, and (5) whether North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism. </p> <p>The ...
HR 1661 - Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]
Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017
01/16/2018 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Curbelo asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1661, a bill originally introduced by Representative Tiberi, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1662 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking in any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1666 - Rep. Walter Jones (REP-NC)
To prohibit the availability of funds for activities in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
04/27/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2904)
...This bill prohibits making funds available for activities in Afghanistan after one year following enactment of this bill. Such prohibition shall not apply to: (1) operations of the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, or (2) intelligence gathering activities.</p> <p>Such prohibition may be waived on a case-by-case basis if: (1) the President submits to Congress a certification that the availability of funds for such activities is in U.S. national interests; and (2) Congress, within 30 days after receipt of such certification, enacts a joint resolution authorizing the availability of funds for such activities.</p>
HR 1676 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 1677 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...This bill declares that it is U.S. policy to use all diplomatic and economic means to compel the government of Bashar al Assad to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and work toward a democratic government.</p> <p>The President shall prohibit, or impose conditions on, the opening or maintaining in the United States of a correspondent account or payable-through account by any domestic financial institution or domestic financial agency for or on behalf of the Central Bank of Syria that is of primary money laundering concern.</p> <p> The bill directs the President to impose specified entry and U.S.-based property sanctions against a foreign person that knowingly: (1) provided significant financial or material support to Syria, the Central Bank of Syria, or to a foreign person subject to ...
HR 1680 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
Women's Business Centers Improvements Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Office to approve or amend, subject to appeal. The Office shall terminate any grant for failure of compliance with a plan of action.</p> <p>Upon request by an eligible entity, the SBA may waive, in whole or in part, although not for more than two years, the requirement to obtain non-federal funds for a grant recipient's counseling and training activities.</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 1683 - Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act
03/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1685 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017
03/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1689 - Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2017
04/25/2018 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
...Private property owners or tenants suffering injury as a result of a violation of this bill may: (1) bring private actions, or (2) notify the Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ must investigate notices of alleged violations, provide the government authority with 90 days to cure any violations that exist, and bring actions to enforce this bill if the government is still in violation after the 90-day period. DOJ must also intervene in private actions if necessary to enforce this bill. </p> <p>The bill prohibits: (1) state immunity in federal or state court, and (2) actions from being brought after the statute of limitation period of seven years following the conclusion of any condemnation proceedings. </p> <p>DOJ must disseminate to states and the public information on: (1) the rights of ...
HR 1690 - Rep. Claudia Tenney (REP-NY)
Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<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, Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks, and any other individual employed in a senior executive position.</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>
HR 1693 - Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]
Improving Contract Procurement for Small Businesses through More Accurate Reporting Act of 2017
03/23/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1698 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act
10/30/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. </p> <p>The President shall report to Congress regarding the foreign and domestic supply chain in Iran that supports Iran's ballistic missile program. The report shall identify individuals and companies involved in such activities.</p> <p> The President shall submit to Congress a determination of whether any Iranian ballistic missile test violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. Such resolution endorses the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and sets out a mechanism to monitor Iranian compliance.</p> <p>The President shall impose sanctions against: (1) Iranian government agencies involved in ballistic missile development; (2) foreign entities ...
HR 1707 - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (DEM-CA)
To apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
<p>This bill declares that Congress apologizes on behalf of the nation for violations of the civil liberties and constitutional rights of Italian Americans during World War II.</p>
HR 1712 - Rep. Martha Roby (REP-AL)
Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act
03/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1721 - Rep. David Rouzer (REP-NC)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an ""American World War II City"", and for other purposes.
09/13/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
HR 1725 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit certain reports relating to medical evidence submitted in support of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary.
03/09/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-130.
<p><strong>Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires (current law authorizes) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept, for purposes of establishing a claim for veterans disability benefits, a report of a medical examination administered by a private physician without requiring confirmation by a Veterans Health Administration physician if the report is sufficiently complete (defined as competent, credible, probative, and containing such information as required to make a decision on the claim for which the report is provided).</p> <p>The VA is required to submit: (1) a report on the progress of the VA's Acceptable Clinical Evidence initiative in reducing the necessity for in-person disability examinations, and (2) an annual report for each VA ...
HR 1726 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017
06/27/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
...This bill reorganizes several provisions of title 14 (Coast Guard) of the United States Code, including U.S. Coast Guard acquisitions, and other provisions.</p> <p>The bill expands the duties of several federal advisory committees that provide advice to the Coast Guard, including the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee, by requiring that each committee meet at least once per year.Additionally, each committee must terminate on September 30, 2027. Currently, some committees are permanent and some have earlier termination dates.</p> <p>The bill also repeals the provision that allows enlisted members of the Coast Guard who are discharged for bad conduct, undesirability, unsuitability, or inaptitude to be furnished civilian clothing at a cost not to exceed $30 per person.</p>
HR 1739 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2017
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...The bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Defense (DOD) to initiate a national review of federal (including military) and state laws, policies, regulations, and judicial precedents and decisions regarding criminal and related civil commitment cases involving people living with HIV. DOJ must transmit to Congress and make publicly available the results of such review with related recommendations.</p> <p>DOJ and HHS must: (1) develop and publicly release guidance and best practice recommendations for states, and (2) establish an integrated monitoring and evaluation system to measure state progress.</p> <p>DOJ, HHS, and DOD must transmit to the President and Congress any proposals necessary to implement ...
HR 1749 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
VET CARE Act of 2017
03/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1751 - Rep. Alex Mooney (REP-WV)
Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
...This bill directs the President to impose U.S. entry and property blocking sanctions against: (1) a person that engages in significant activities for the government of the Russian Federation that undermine U.S. or allied cyber security, or (2) a foreign person responsible for serious human rights abuses in any territory occupied or controlled by Russia.</p> <p>The President shall impose specified financial and property sanctions against a person that: (1) engages in a significant transaction on behalf of Russian defense or intelligence sectors; (2) invests specified amounts in Russian petroleum or natural gas resources, energy export pipelines, or civil nuclear projects; (3) purchases or facilitates the issuance of Russian sovereign debt; or (4) contributes to Russia's ability to privatize ...
HR 1756 - Rep. Barbara Comstock (REP-VA)
Virginia Jobs and Energy Act
04/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
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 1773 - Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]
Clarity for America's Small Contractors Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1775 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Prescription Reduction in Costs for Everyone (PRICE) Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the President, with respect to offering one or more Medicare-operated prescription drug plan options, to: (1) negotiate prices with drug manufacturers, and (2) establish and apply a formulary and formulary incentives. In general, a Medicare-operated drug plan must meet the same requirements as apply to other prescription drug plans.</p> <p>The President must report to Congress biannually on negotiations conducted by the President to achieve lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries.</p>
HR 1776 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends provisions of various laws relating to prescription-drug pricing and affordability. Specifically, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>expands reporting requirements for drug manufacturers and establishes corresponding civil penalties for noncompliance; </li> <li>adds reporting requirements for certain nonprofit patient-assistance programs; </li> <li>requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress on the impact of patient-assistance programs on prescription-drug pricing and expenditures; </li> <li>requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain prescription drugs under the Medicare program; </li> <li>requires the GAO to report to Congress on such negotiations conducted by the CMS; </li> <li>requires the ...
HR 1777 - Rep. Ralph Abraham (REP-LA)
To amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to improve and enhance authorities relating to the employment, use, status, and benefits of military technicians (dual status), and for other purposes.
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1783 - Rep. Sam Graves (REP-MO)
Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2017
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) develop a plan for working with institutions of higher education to develop partnerships for the establishment or expansion of programs of advanced degrees in prosthetics and orthotics in order to improve and enhance the availability of high quality prosthetic and orthotic care for veterans; and (2) provide full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and such other licensed VA health care professionals as is consistent with the education, training, and certification of such professionals without regard to any limitation that would otherwise be imposed on the health care practice of such professionals by ...
HR 1785 - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (REP-IL)
Comprehensive Strategy to Destroy ISIS Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
<p><strong>Comprehensive Strategy to Destroy ISIS Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State to jointly develop and submit to Congress: (1) a strategy to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and its affiliates, (2) a biennial update of such strategy, and (3) a strategy to bring the civil war in Syria to a sustainable end.</p> <p>The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall submit to Congress an assessment of:</p> <ul> <li>the willingness and capabilities of coalition members and allies to defeat ISIS with their own military assets;</li> <li>the presence of ISIS or its affiliates in countries other than Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan;</li> <li>preventing radicalization of citizens of ...
HR 1788 - Rep. Mark Meadows (REP-NC)
Recognizing Mayaguez Veterans Act
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1790 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Veterans Health Care Trust Fund Act
03/29/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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>Veterans Health Care Trust Fund Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upon the commencement of any war, to establish a trust fund to be named for that war. </p> <p>Amounts collected pursuant to a war tax (required by this bill) shall be deposited into such fund and may be used by the VA to provide for veterans who serve on active duty during that war programs and benefits directly related to their health care. </p> <p>For any fiscal year during which the VA makes a withdrawal from such a fund, the Government Accountability Office shall conduct an audit of the consolidated financial statements relating to the fund. </p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the imposition upon individuals who have not served on ...
HR 1793 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act of 2017'.
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Veterans Education Priority Enrollment Act</strong> <b>of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs or a state approving agency from approving a program of education offered by an educational institution for purposes of an educational assistance program for veterans or members of the Selected Reserve or the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces unless any such institution that administers a priority enrollment system allows an eligible veteran, member, or dependent to enroll in courses at the earliest possible time.</p> <BR>
HR 1796 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Lift the Relocation Burden from Military Spouses Act
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 1797 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veteran's Choice Accountability Act
03/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1798 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Collaboration Act
06/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1799 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Affairs Transfer of Information and sharing of Disability Examination Procedures with DOD Doctors Act
04/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Veterans Affairs Transfer of Information and Sharing of Disability Examination Procedures with DOD Doctors Act</strong></p> <p>This bill declares that: </p> <ul> <li>if a member of the Armed Forces who is required to receive a physical examination as part of his or her separation from active duty has or is believed to have a medical condition that will or may make the member eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and benefits, the physical examination shall be performed by a VA-certified health care provider; and </li> <li>if such a condition is discovered during the physical examination and the examining health care provider is not VA-certified, the examination shall be completed by a VA-certified health care provider. </li> </ul> <p>An ...
HR 1802 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
CARE for All Veterans Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1820 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Veterans Equal Access Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1824 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Controlled Substances Act for marijuana-related activities authorized by state or tribal law (i.e., state-authorized); </li> <li> to allow businesses that sell marijuana in compliance with state or tribal law to claim certain federal tax credits and deductions; </li> <li>to eliminate restrictions on print and broadcast advertising of state-authorized marijuana-related activities; </li> <li>to create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses; </li> <li> to specify that a marijuana-related business is entitled to federal bankruptcy protections; </li> <li>to establish a process to expunge criminal records related to certain marijuana-related convictions; </li> <li> to reestablish federal student aid eligibility for certain students ...
HR 1827 - Rep. John Delaney (DEM-MD)
Medical Leave for Disabled Veterans Act
03/30/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 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>Medical Leave for Disabled Veterans Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to provide eligibility for specified medical/hospital care for an employee who: (1) has a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability rating of between 30% and 50% and at least 833 hours of service with the employer (from whom leave is requested) during the previous eight-month period, or (2) has a VA disability rating of 60% or higher and at least 625 hours of service with such employer during the previous 6-month period. </p> <p>Medical/hospital leave shall also be provided to an employee who is not covered by the above provision but who retired from the Armed Forces by reason of a service-connected disability: (1) rated at between 30% and 50% at ...
HR 1829 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
Military Retiree Employment Act
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Military Retiree Employment Act</strong></p> <p>This bill permits, for a specified five-year period, retired members of the Armed Forces to be appointed to civil service positions in or under the Department of Defense (DOD) during the first 180 days after retirement without meeting current requirements regarding: (1) appointment authorization, (2) basic pay increase, or (3) existence of a state of national emergency. </p> <p>The Office of Personnel Management shall establish an oversight plan to monitor such appointments. </p> <p>DOD shall ensure that every DOD employee is informed, within one calendar day, of the publication of a vacancy within that employee's office that requires qualifications related to the employee's current duties. </p> <p>DOD shall ensure for 10 years ...
HR 1837 - Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]
21st Century Energy Workforce Act
03/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1839 - Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]
Retired Civil Servant Military Service Restoration Act
03/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1842 - Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP-TX)
Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><b>Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to add violent state crimes to the list of violent offenses that trigger an additional five-year consecutive mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who fails to comply with sex offender registration requirements and commits such offense.</p> <p>Additionally, it expands the prior military sex offense convictions that trigger an enhanced mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who subsequently commits aggravated child sex abuse or certain child pornography offenses.</p>
HR 1844 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2017
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1848 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program under which it shall increase the use of medical scribes at VA medical centers. </p> <p>The bill defines "medical scribe" as an unlicensed individual hired to enter information into the electronic health record or chart at the direction of a physician or licensed independent practitioner whose responsibilities include:</p> <ul> <li>assisting the physician or practitioner in navigating the electronic health record; and</li> <li>responding to various messages and entering information into such record, as directed by the physician or practitioner. </li> </ul> <p>The VA shall carry out the program at four VA ...
HR 1867 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act
04/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 1875 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
<p><strong>Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) establish in the Treasury the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to provide services to homeless veterans; (2) allow individual taxpayers to designate on their tax returns a portion of any overpayment of tax or an additional contribution for the fund; and (3) require the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, and Housing and Urban Development, to include in the President's budget, beginning with FY2019, a description of the uses of the fund during the previous fiscal year and the proposed uses for the next fiscal year.</p> <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 19 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act</b></p> <p>This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of programs related to women's contributions that have influenced the direction of the United States; (2) collaboration with other Smithsonian museums and facilities, outside museums, and educational institutions; and (3) the creation of exhibitions and programs that recognize diverse perspectives on women's history and contributions.</p> <p>The bill establishes a council within the Smithsonian Institution to: (1) make recommendations to the Smithsonian's Board of Regents for the construction of the museum; (2) advise and assist the board on the administration ...
HR 1900 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act
06/21/2018 - Signed by President.
<p><strong>National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act</strong></p> <p>This bill designates the Veterans Memorial and Museum currently being constructed in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.</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 1910 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Support Our Military Caregivers Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1928 - Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]
Families of Fallen Servicemembers First Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1942 - Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to periodically conduct an audit of the Veterans Health Administration budget, and for other purposes.
04/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1943 - Rep. Steve King (REP-IA)
Restoring Maximum Mobility to Our Nation's Veterans Act of 2017
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
HR 1947 - Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]
Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
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 1956 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Caring for the Families of our Wounded and Fallen Heroes Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1964 - Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]
Community Mortgage Lender Regulatory Act of 2017
04/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 1968 - Rep. Neal Dunn (REP-FL)
Military Asset Protection Act
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD), in order to mitigate the threat of an unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft to the safety or security of a covered facility or asset or to classified information, to take actions or authorize the Armed Forces or DOD contractors to take actions to: (1) disrupt, seize control of, or confiscate the system or aircraft; (2) use reasonable force to disable or destroy the system or aircraft; or (3) disrupt, alter, or intercept any communications to or from the system or aircraft. DOD may provide exceptions to such provisions.</p> <p>The bill provides that: (1) DOD shall develop such actions with Department of Transportation assistance, consistent with the protection of sensitive defense information; and (2) any such system or aircraft ...
HR 1972 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (REP-PA)
VA Billing Accountability Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>VA Billing Accountability Act</strong></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to waive the requirement that a veteran make copayments for medications, hospital care, nursing home care, and medical services if: </p> <ul> <li>an error committed by the VA or a VA employee was the cause of delaying copayment notification to the veteran, and </li> <li>the veteran received such notification later than 120 days (18 months in the case of a non-VA facility) after the date on which the veteran received the care or services.</li> </ul> <p>In requiring a veteran to make a copayment for care or services provided at a VA or a non-VA medical facility, the VA shall notify the veteran not later than 120 days (18 months in the case of a non-VA facility) after the date ...
HR 1975 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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>Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill prohibits federal agency funds from being obligated or expended to purchase, transfer, export, or use any cluster munitions unless: (1) the submunitions of such munitions, after arming, do not result in more than 1% unexploded ordnance across the range of intended operational environments; and (2) the policy applicable to the export or transfer of such munitions specifies that they will be used only against clearly defined military targets and not in areas normally inhabited by civilians or where civilians are known to be present.</p> <p>Expresses the sense of Congress that:</p> <ul> <li>the Department of Defense should ensure that the July 2008 Gates policy on cluster munitions is being fully ...
HR 1977 - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DEM-FL)
Veterans PARC Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1989 - Rep. Kevin McCarthy (REP-CA)
VET TEC Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1993 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (DEM-OH)
Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1994 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
VETERAN Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 1997 - Rep. Brendan Boyle (DEM-PA)
Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017
12/14/2017 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HR 1998 - Rep. Brendan Boyle (DEM-PA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives and certain Members of Congress before the expiration or termination of a HUD-VASH contract, and for other purposes.
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
<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 2006 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...The VA shall make available and use on a VA-wide basis the standardized procurement templates used by the Central Office of the VA, the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Such templates may be customized to address particular procurement situations. </p>
HR 2014 - Rep. John Delaney (DEM-MD)
Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act
04/06/2017 - 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.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on certain greenhouse gas emissions. The tax is equal to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018, increasing each subsequent year at 4% above inflation.</p> <p>The Internal Revenue Service must: (1) provide certain refunds of the tax to account for the capture and permanent sequestration of greenhouse gas emissions, and (2) adjust the tax to account for goods that are exported or imported.</p> <p>The bill amends the Social Security Act to establish a Low-Income Energy Cost Mitigation Program to provide an energy refund amount to certain low and middle-income households to compensate such households for increases in energy costs due to this bill.</p> <p>The Department of Labor may use up to ...
HR 2033 - Rep. Ruben Kihuen (DEM-NV)
Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...The bill exempts from undetectable firearms provisions: (1) a prototype firearm for detectability testing; (2) any firearm received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the United States; or (3) the manufacture, importation, possession, transfer, receipt, shipment, or delivery of a firearm by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer pursuant to an existing contract with the United States. (This replaces the exemption of any firearm that has been certified by the Department of Defense or the Central Intelligence Agency as necessary for military or intelligence applications or that is manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military or intelligence agencies.)</p>
HR 2036 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
To prohibit any reduction in the amount of the per diem allowance to which members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps or civilian employees of the Department of Defense are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel, and for other purposes.
04/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p> This bill prohibits uniformed service agencies or the Department of Defense (DOD) from altering the amount of the locality-based travel and transportation per diem allowances or reimbursements to which certain uniformed service members or civilian DOD employees are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel in a locality.</p> <p> The bill nullifies the DOD policy implemented on November 1, 2014, regarding reductions in per diem allowances based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or civilian travel.</p> <p> The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 is amended to repeal the modifications to the flat rate per diem requirements for DOD military and civilian personnel on long-term temporary duty assignments. </p>
HR 2037 - Rep. Leonard Lance (REP-NJ)
Veterans Health Care Freedom Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2040 - Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2]
Defense Spending Accountability Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2052 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
PRIVATE Act
05/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
<p><strong>Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation Act or the PRIVATE Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit a person from knowingly and wrongfully broadcasting or distributing an intimate visual image of a private area of another individual who is at least 18 years old, who is identifiable from the image or from information displayed in connection with the image, and who does not explicitly consent, if the person knows or reasonably should have known that: </p> <ul> <li> the image was made under circumstances in which the individual depicted retained a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any broadcast or distribution of such image; and</li> <li> the broadcast or distribution of the intimate visual image ...
HR 2060 - Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]
Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Social Security Act related to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (currently 16 years of age). </p>
HR 2061 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017
04/25/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
...The bill extends through 2022 the requirements for annual reports from: (1) the Department of State on freedom of information inside North Korea, (2) the Special Envoy on North Korean human rights issues, (3) the U.S. Agency for International Development on U.S. humanitarian assistance activities both inside North Korea and for North Koreans outside of North Korea, and (4) the State Department and Department of Homeland Security on North Korean refugees and immigration. </p> <p> The Broadcasting Board of Governors shall report to Congress regarding: (1) the status of current U.S. broadcasting to North Korea and the extent to which the Board has achieved the goal of 12-hour-per-day broadcasting to North Korea; and (2) a strategy to overcome obstacles to communication with the North Korean ...
HR 2062 - Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]
Defend Israel Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2068 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2076 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Ending Homelessness Act of 2017
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
...Beginning in FY2018, the bill provides annual additional funds for: (1) the Housing Trust Fund to provide grants to states for use to increase homeownership and the supply of rental housing for extremely low- and very low-income families, including homeless families; and (2) incremental project-based voucher or rental assistance under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992. During the first five fiscal years such amounts are made available, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must ensure that priority for occupancy in dwelling units located in housing that was provided or is receiving such assistance be given to persons and households who are homeless.</p> <p>When HUD allocates grants to states from the fund for rental housing, the ...
HR 2090 - Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]
Election Integrity Act of 2017
04/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2099 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
GI Bill Fairness Act of 2017
04/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2100 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Work-Study for Student Veterans Act
04/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2103 - Rep. John Rutherford (REP-FL)
Julian Woods Yellow Ribbon Program Expansion Act
04/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2108 - Rep. David McKinley (REP-WV)
GI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2017
04/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2123 - Rep. Glenn Thompson (REP-PA)
VETS Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 or the VETS Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill allows a licensed health care professional of the Department of Veterans Affairs to practice his or her profession using telemedicine at any location in any state, regardless of where the professional or patient is located. </p>
HR 2130 - Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]
Civil Rights Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers Congressional Gold Medal Act
04/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2139 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and title 49, United States Code, with respect to disadvantaged business enterprises, and for other purposes.
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 2147 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018
06/18/2018 - Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
<p><strong>Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire at least 50 Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists, place each one at an eligible VA medical center, and ensure that each one serves as part of a justice team in a veterans treatment court or other veteran-focused court.</p> <p>An eligible VA medical center is one that:</p> <ul> <li> complies with all VA guidelines and regulations for placement of a specialist; </li> <li> works with a veteran with active, ongoing, or recent contact with some component of a local criminal justice system;</li> <li> maintains an affiliation with one or more veterans treatment courts or other veteran-focused courts; and </li> <li> either routinely provides specialists, ...
HR 2166 - Rep. Louie Gohmert (REP-TX)
ASAP Act
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2176 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
Asia-Pacific Defense Commission Act
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
...This bill declares that it is U.S policy to continue to maintain a strong military posture in the Asia-Pacific region in order to reassure U.S. allies, deter aggression, and respond swiftly to crises.</p> <p>The Department of Defense (DOD) shall shall seek opportunities to enhance military training and exercises with U.S. allies in such region.</p> <p> The bill authorizes the President to establish the Asia-Pacific Defense Commission to strengthen cooperation between the United States and its allies in such region to combat joint threats. </p> <p>The commission may undertake activities to: </p> <ul> <li>strengthen counterterrorism operations and building capacity to track, investigate, and prosecute individuals engaged in terrorist activities;</li> <li>improve regional maritime security ...
HR 2180 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2184 - Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]
Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2198 - Rep. Joaquin Castro (DEM-TX)
Veterans Crisis Line Improvement Act
04/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2200 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017
07/13/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...The bill provides for transparency in U.S. Agency for International Development anti-trafficking expenditures. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations through FY2021 for: (1) specified anti-trafficking programs and entities, and (2) U.S. Customs and Border Protection for on-site anti-trafficking training for airport and airline personnel.</p>
HR 2206 - Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]
21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act
04/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2207 - Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]
Community College to Career Fund Act
04/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2210 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the ""Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center"".
08/16/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-47.
<p> This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community living center in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the "Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center."</p>
HR 2211 - Rep. Leonard Lance (REP-NJ)
Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2213 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...This bill amends the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to revise the waiver authority of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for polygraph examinations of applicants for law enforcement positions in CBP. Such waiver authority terminates five years after the enactment of this bill.</p> <p>Any individual who is granted a waiver and holds a current Tier 4 background investigation (High Risk Public Trust) shall be subject to a Tier 5 (Critical Sensitive and Special Sensitive National Security) background investigation.</p> <p>The CBP may administer a polygraph examination to an applicant for employment or employee who is eligible for a waiver if information is discovered prior to the completion of a background investigation that results in a determination that an ...
HR 2220 - Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (DEM-AZ)
Military Pay Protection Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><b>Military Pay Protection Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of the Treasury, during a government shutdown, to make available to the Department of Defense (DOD) and to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in the case of the Coast Guard, such amounts as necessary to continue to provide: (1) pay and allowances to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including reserve components, who perform active service during the shutdown and, at DOD's discretion, to DOD civilian and contractor personnel providing direct support to such members; and (2) funding necessary to prevent interruptions or delays in the performance of domestic disaster relief and recovery operations during the shutdown.</p> <p>The bill defines "government ...
HR 2222 - Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]
HOMeS Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2225 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
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 2231 - Rep. Suzan DelBene (DEM-WA)
To establish a joint commission on North Korea, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Departments of State, Defense (DOD), Energy, and the Treasury, the Intelligence Community, and their counterparts in countries in the region on technical aspects of North Korea's nuclear program and accompanying U.S. sanctions;</li> <li>coordinate information sharing among the intelligence services of the participating countries to identify immediate threats; and</li> <li>create guidelines for coordinating multilateral direct action against shared threats. </li> </ul> <p>The bill declares that it is U.S. policy: (1) to continue to maintain robust and multifaceted diplomatic engagement in the region, to include promoting U.S. values and economic interests and a strong military posture; and (2) that diplomacy, development, and defense should be used to enhance U.S. national security, promote ...
HR 2251 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act
04/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2257 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
Guard and Reservists Education Improvement Act
04/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2258 - Rep. Pete Aguilar (DEM-CA)
ADVANCE Act
06/27/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p><b>Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment Act or the ADVANCE Act</b></p> <p>This bill applies commercial driver's license standards for former members of the Armed Forces or reserves to current members of the Armed Forces or reserves.</p>
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 228 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017
12/18/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-93.
This bill amends the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to revise the program that provides for the integration of employment, training, and related services programs for Indian tribes. The Act is renamed the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 1992.</p> <p>The bill revises the types of programs that may be integrated. <p> The bill revises the process for: (1) federal agencies to grant or deny a tribe's request to waive statutory, regulatory, or administrative requirements to efficiently implement an integration plan, and (2) the Department of the Interior to approve or disapprove an integration plan. A tribe is granted certain hearing and appeal rights if Interior disapproves its plan. </p> <p> Tribal authority to use funds to ...
HR 2286 - Rep. Gene Green (DEM-TX)
Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act of 2017
05/02/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2288 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
08/23/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-55.
<p><b>Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill revises the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims appeals system.</p> <p>The bill permits a veteran to appeal within one year by: (1) requesting a review of the agency of original jurisdiction's (AOJ) decision by a higher-level adjudicator within AOJ using the same evidentiary record; (2) filing a supplemental claim with a regional office that includes the opportunity to submit additional evidence and have a hearing; or (3) appealing directly to the Board of Veterans' Appeals, with the opportunity to select an expedited review to submit new evidence but without a hearing, or to select a review with the option to submit new evidence and request a hearing.</p> <p>A veteran may: (1) maintain ...
HR 2307 - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DEM-FL)
Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act) of 2017
05/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires that any provision of law referring to current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with respect to breast cancer screening, mammography, and prevention be administered as if: (1) the provision referred to USPSTF recommendations last issued before 2009; and (2) those recommendations applied to any screening mammography modality, including any digital modality of such a procedure. (In 2009, the USPSTF updated its guidelines to recommend against routine screening mammography for women between 40 to 49 years of age and to recommend biennial, instead of annual, screening mammography for most women between 50 to 74 years of age.) This requirement shall also apply to the Veterans Health Administration's policy on mammography screening for ...
HR 2311 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Express Appeals Act
05/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2312 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Enhanced Veteran Healthcare Act of 2017
05/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2317 - Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]
United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act of 2017
05/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2318 - Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]
Military Spouse Hiring Act
05/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2322 - Rep. Tim Walberg (REP-MI)
Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights
04/17/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that an Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights is printed on signage in accessible formats and displayed prominently and conspicuously in each VA prosthetics and orthotics clinic. VA employees who work at such clinics, as well as patient advocates of veterans who receive care there, must receive training on such Bill of Rights. The VA shall conduct outreach to inform veterans of such Bill of Rights.</p> <p>Such Bill of Rights shall include the right to: (1) access the highest quality prosthetic and orthotic care; (2) select the practitioner that best meets their prosthetic and orthotic needs; (3) receive timely and efficient prosthetic and orthotic care; and (4) transition and readjust to civilian life in an ...
HR 2327 - Rep. Ron DeSantis (REP-FL)
PAWS Act of 2017
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
HR 2328 - Rep. Marcia Fudge (DEM-OH)
Low-Income Sewer and Water Assistance Program Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 2329 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Nation Building Here at Home Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 2345 - Rep. Chris Stewart (REP-UT)
National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017
06/13/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
<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 2346 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act
06/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2353 - Rep. Glenn Thompson (REP-PA)
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
06/26/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill reauthorizes through FY2023 and increases funding levels for Department of Education (ED) grants to states, national programs, and tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) institutions under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to support CTE programs for secondary and postsecondary students. It repeals the authorization for certain occupational and information activities and the separate mandate for tech prep education.</p> <p> Beginning in FY2021, states must receive at least 90% of their previous year's allocation of basic state CTE grants.</p> <p>The bill permits states to:</p> <ul> <li> reserve up to 15% (currently 10%) of their grant funds for innovative CTE activities in rural areas or areas with higher numbers of CTE ...
HR 2354 - Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Clarification Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2358 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act
05/04/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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>Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the Chinese American Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II. </p> <p>The medal shall be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution, which is urged to make the medal available for display at other locations associated with such veterans or with World War II.</p>
HR 2362 - Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]
Assuring Contracting Equity Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2372 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
VETERAN Act
02/06/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
...Under current law, the premium assistance tax credit is a refundable tax credit provided to eligible individuals and families to subsidize the purchase of health insurance plans through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Individuals eligible for minimum essential health coverage from certain sources other than the individual insurance market are not eligible for the credit.) </p>
HR 2380 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...This bill authorizes the National Institute of Justice to make grants to states or local governments, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to develop technology for personalized handguns (i.e., technology that enables only an authorized user to fire a handgun).</p> <p>The bill prohibits, subject to exceptions: (1) the manufacture of a handgun inside the United States that is not a personalized handgun, and (2) the distribution in commerce of a handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. It authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission and states to enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act.</p> <p>A manufacturer must, at an owner's request, retrofit a ...
HR 2383 - Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large]
American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2392 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals to implement and submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a staffing plan that complies with specified minimum nurse-to-patient ratios by unit. Hospitals must post a notice regarding nurse-to-patient ratios in each unit and maintain records of actual ratios for each shift in each unit.</p> <p>HHS must adjust Medicare payments to hospitals to cover additional costs incurred in providing services to Medicare beneficiaries that are attributable to compliance with these ratios.</p> <p>The bill states that nurses have a duty and a right to act based on their professional judgment and provide care in the exclusive interests of patients. Nurses may object to, or refuse to participate in, an assignment if it ...
HR 2409 - Rep. Ryan Costello (REP-PA)
To allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed.
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
...This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow a service member to terminate a commercial mobile, telephone exchange, Internet access, or multichannel video programming service contract at any time after the date the service member receives military orders to relocate for at least 90 days to a location that does not support such service contract. (Currently, such provision applies to a cellular telephone service or telephone exchange service contract.) </p> <p>A service member shall return any provider-owned consumer premises equipment to the service provider not later than 10 days after the service is disconnected.</p>
HR 2411 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
To provide that certain current and former Federal employees and members of the Armed Forces may enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and for other purposes.
05/11/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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>This bill declares that any current or former federal employee, including any member or veteran of the Armed Forces, who is not otherwise eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, may enroll in such program beginning in 2018.</p>
HR 2419 - Rep. David Rouzer (REP-NC)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the process by which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs pays non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers for hospital care or medical services furnished to veterans pursuant to the laws administered by the Secretary.
05/11/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2421 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act
05/11/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2429 - Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]
Puerto Rico Task Force Economic Empowerment Act of 2017
05/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2431 - Rep. Raul Labrador (REP-ID)
Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act
05/24/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 13.
<p><b>Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act</b></p> <p> This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act and related federal law with respect to immigration law enforcement within the United States.</p> <p> The bill authorizes: (1) states and localities to enact and enforce criminal penalties for immigration violations; and (2) state and local law enforcement personnel to investigate, arrest, and transfer aliens to federal custody. </p> <p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) make grants to states and localities for equipment, technology, and facilities; (2) construct or acquire additional domestic detention facilities for aliens pending removal; and (3) expand to all states a program that provides for the identification and ...
HR 2434 - Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10]
College Transparency Act
05/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
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 2451 - Rep. Susan Davis (DEM-CA)
Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act
05/16/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
HR 2452 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
Deborah Sampson Act
05/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2478 - Rep. Doug Collins (REP-GA)
Expanding Veterans' Access to Choice Act
05/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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 2484 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017
06/21/2017 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 152.
...The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development may establish guidelines for overseas U.S. personnel to consult with appropriate stakeholders regarding U.S. efforts to: (1) prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict; and (2) enhance the success of mediation and negotiation processes by ensuring the meaningful participation of women. </p> <p> The State Department is urged to work with international, regional, national, and local organizations to increase the participation of women in international peacekeeping operations.</p>
HR 2487 - Rep. Joe Wilson (REP-SC)
Military Family Stability Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2488 - Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]
Puerto Rico Small Business Assistance Act of 2017
05/17/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2491 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Global Respect Act
06/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
...The Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security may waive such prohibition if such waiver is in U.S. national security interests or is necessary for compliance with the Agreement between the United Nations (U.N.) and the United States regarding the U.N. Headquarters. Congressional notification is required prior to any such waiver.</p> <p>The Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor shall designate a senior officer or officers to track violence, criminalization, and restrictions on fundamental freedoms in foreign countries based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended to require the annual country reports on human rights practices to include information on sexual orientation or gender ...
HR 2496 - Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]
Defunding the Corrupt and Incompetent United Nations Act
05/17/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2506 - Rep. Tim Ryan (DEM-OH)
Veteran Wellness Act
05/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2511 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
...This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a program to procure commercial off-the-shelf products through online marketplaces to expedite procurement and ensure reasonable pricing. A contract may be made without full and open competition.</p> <p>DOD shall comply with commercially accepted standards of risk and materiality in performing an incurred cost audit.</p> <p>DOD shall emphasize sustainment factors: (1) early in a weapon system's development, and (2) in the development of capabilities requirements. </p> <p>A weapon system contract shall include clearly defined requirements for reliability and maintainability. </p> <p>DOD shall establish: (1) contract performance best practices, which shall include incentive fees and recovery options; and (2) an investment program ...
HR 2517 - Rep. Scott Taylor (REP-VA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees.
05/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2518 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017
06/26/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 133. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2519 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
10/06/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-65.
<p><strong>American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.</p> <p>Surcharges received from the sale of these coins shall be paid to the American Legion for costs related to promoting the importance of: (1) caring for those who have served, and those who are still serving, in the Armed Forces; and (2) maintaining patriotic values, strong families, and assistance for at-risk children.</p>
HR 2535 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 2538 - Rep. Grace Meng (DEM-NY)
Intern Protection Act
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...The bill authorizes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Library of Congress, the Board of Directors of Congress's Office of Compliance, the Department of Justice, the President, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and U.S. courts to enforce this bill under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and other laws granting rights and protections to certain applicants and employees.</p>
HR 2547 - Rep. Rob Woodall (REP-GA)
Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017
06/27/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p><b>Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Fast Act to require the medical professional who may perform a medical examination and provide a medical certificate for purposes of compliance with requirements for operation of a commercial motor vehicle to be a "qualified examiner" who:</p> <ul> <li>is employed in the Department of Veterans Affairs as an advanced practice nurse, doctor of chiropractic, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, or other medical professional; and</li> <li>is licensed, certified, or registered in a state to perform physical examinations.</li> </ul>
HR 2549 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
GI Bill Processing Improvement Act
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2555 - Rep. Mia Love (REP-UT)
Veterans' Health Care Integrity Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Veterans' Health Care Integrity Act of 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the director of each VA medical facility annually certifies that: (1) the facility is in full compliance with all provisions of law and regulations relating to scheduling appointments for veterans hospital care and medical services, and (2) any official data on appointment wait times is accurate. </p> <p>The VA may not waive any applicable provision of such laws or regulations. </p> <p>If unable to make such certification, a director shall provide the VA with an explanation of any noncompliance and a description of compliance actions being taken. If a director does not make a certification for any year, each covered official may not receive specified awards ...
HR 256 - Rep. Blake Farenthold (REP-TX)
Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act
04/25/2018 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Hunter asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 256, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Farenthold, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
...This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm to the spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty. (Current law already allows a licensed dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell a firearm to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty.) </p> <p>The bill also specifies that, for purposes of federal firearms laws, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, or his or her spouse, is a resident of the state in which: (1) the member or spouse maintains legal residence, (2) the permanent duty station of the member is located, and (3) the member maintains a home from which he or she commutes to the permanent duty station.</p>
HR 2580 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
ExCEL Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - 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.
Income Dependent Education Assistance (IDEA) Loan Program and the IDEA Loan Repayment Program, which limit annual repayments based on the borrower's income and prohibit the accrual of interest on loans for active duty service members. Loans under the program are not eligible for the federal public service loan forgiveness program. </p> <p>ED must provide through the Internet a tool to enable borrowers to make payments and access specified details regarding loans. </p> <p>The bill amends the Social Security Act (SSAct) to provide ED with access to information in the National Directory of New Hires to identify when borrowers are hired and remind them of their repayment status and obligation to provide accurate employment information. </p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to ...
HR 2586 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
RISK Act
06/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HR 2592 - Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]
Expanding the Impact of the HUBZone Program Act of 2017
05/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2593 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017
05/24/2017 - Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 2601 - Rep. Neal Dunn (REP-FL)
VICTOR Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017 or the VICTOR Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include among veterans eligible to receive hospital care and medical services through agreements with the Department of Defense, the Indian Health Service, federally-qualified health centers, or health care providers that participate in the Medicare program a veteran who: (1) requires an organ transplant, (2) lives more than 100 miles from a Department of Veterans Affairs transplant center, and (3) is seeking such care and services related to a required organ transplant at a transplant center that is located within 100 miles of such veteran's residence and operated by such an entity.</p>
HR 2615 - Rep. Steven Palazzo (REP-MS)
Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act
04/11/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
This bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to convey to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5699 approximately 1.542 acres of real property located within the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Jackson County, Mississippi, in exchange for a parcel of 2.161 acres. </p> <p>The NPS shall require the Post to pay the costs incurred by the NPS to carry out such exchange.</p> <p>Land and interests acquired by the United States under this bill shall be administered as part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. </p>
HR 2616 - Rep. Kurt Schrader (DEM-OR)
HOMES Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2621 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
Strengthening Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Act
06/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
<p><b>Strengthening Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to report to Congress regarding: </p> <ul> <li>U.S. defense priorities and challenges emanating from the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, including challenges from North Korea and China; </li> <li>an assessment of the U.S. force posture and basing needs in such region; </li> <li>an assessment of the actions and resources necessary to retain an eleventh combat aviation brigade in South Korea; </li> <li>an assessment of the Air Force's ability to employ bombers and associated weapons while forward deployed in support of operations in such region; </li> <li>a plan for enhancing the sharing of commercial imagery and national technical means with South Korea and Japan; </li> <li>a ...
HR 2624 - Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]
Military Child Educational Freedom Act
05/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2625 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...This bill directs the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the K-9 Service Corps Program for the awarding of grants to assist nonprofit organizations in establishing, planning, designing, and/or operating programs to provide assistance dogs to certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans who have certain disabilities. An "assistance dog" is defined to mean a dog specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of such a disability, except that such term does not include a dog specifically trained for comfort or personal defense.
HR 2631 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Justice for Servicemembers Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
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. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2635 - Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (DEM-HI)
Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2017
06/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2638 - Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]
Jobs for Veterans Act of 2017
05/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2646 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act
02/06/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...The President is authorized to establish and operate an enterprise fund to provide assistance to Jordan. The fund's authority to provide assistance shall terminate on the earlier of December 31, 2022, or the date on which the fund is liquidated in accordance with this bill.</p>
HR 2648 - Rep. Steve Stivers (REP-OH)
Veterans Transition Improvement Act
05/23/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
<p><b>Veterans Transition Improvement Act</b></p> <p>This bill extends the policy entitling new federal employees who are veterans with a service-connected disability to a specified amount of leave for medical treatment for such disability to all Veterans Health Administration physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, and expanded-function dental auxiliaries.</p>
HR 2652 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2658 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017
12/11/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
The President shall use U.S. influence to place the humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela on the United Nations Security Council agenda and to secure a statement urging the Venezuelan government to allow the delivery of humanitarian relief. If the government of Venezuela refuses to allow such delivery, the President shall use U.S. influence to secure a U.N. Security Council resolution: (1) directing the government of Venezuela to allow access for humanitarian agencies; and (2) calling on such government to allow the delivery of food and medicine, end human rights violations, agree to free elections, cease violence, and release all political prisoners. </p> <p>The State Department shall work: (1) with the Organization of American States to ensure international observation that ...
HR 2668 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2674 - Rep. Andre Carson (DEM-IN)
Young Americans Financial Literacy Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.
...This bill requires the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to award competitive grants to eligible institutions for the establishment of centers of excellence to support research, development, implementation, and evaluation of effective financial-literacy education programs for young people and families. An "eligible institution"" is a partnership among two or more of the following:</p> <ul> <li>an institution of higher education;</li> <li>a local educational agency;</li> <li>a nonprofit agency, organization, or association; or</li> <li>a financial institution.</li></ul> <p>Authorized grant-funded activities shall include:</p> <ul> <li>developing and implementing comprehensive, research-based, financial-literacy education programs for young people;</li> <li>designing ...
HR 2679 - Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]
Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2683 - Rep. John Delaney (DEM-MD)
Protecting Veterans Credit Act of 2017
01/09/2018 - Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Prior to Referral. Action By: House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
HR 2686 - Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]
To codify the Small Business Administration's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2692 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Veterans Education Flexibility Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Veterans Education Flexibility Act</strong></p> <p>This bill declares that, if an individual eligible for educational assistance under the all-volunteer force educational assistance program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is enrolled in an educational institution and the period of entitlement (10 years after discharge or release from active duty) would expire during a quarter or semester of enrollment, the period shall be extended to the end of that period (or until the earlier of the end of the course or 12 weeks in the case of an educational institution not regularly operated on a quarter or semester basis).</p> <p>The bill: (1) repeals the delimiting period for the use of assistance under the post-Vietnam era veterans' educational assistance program (generally 10 years ...
HR 2694 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to enhance protections regarding voter registration, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2697 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Transparency in Military Lending Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2698 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Keep Student Veterans in Their Homes Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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 2701 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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>Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the "Ghost Army," collectively, in recognition of its service during World War II. </p> <p>The bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Smithsonian Institution should make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at appropriate locations associated with the Ghost Army, and that preference should be given to locations affiliated with the Smithsonian.</p>
HR 2703 - Rep. Ted Lieu (DEM-CA)
Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2704 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
Purple Heart Heroes Act of 2017
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2707 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Ensuring Fair Access to Veterans Healthcare Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2708 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Veterans Independent Living Enhancement Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2712 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017
11/15/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
...This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to prevent Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or any affiliate or successor from accessing its international support networks.</p> <p>The President shall report to Congress for up to three years identifying foreign persons, agencies, or instrumentalities that knowingly and materially assist any such organization.</p> <p> The President shall impose two or more of the following sanctions on an identified person, agency, or instrumentality, including the denial of: (1) Export-Import guarantees, credit, or insurance; (2) defense article sales or services; (3) munitions export licenses; (4) exports of goods or technology controlled for national security reasons; and (5) loans or credit of more than $10 million.</p> <p>The President shall: (1) ...
HR 2716 - Rep. Tom O'Halleran (DEM-AZ)
Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2727 - Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]
To support the education of Indian children.
05/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2733 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Housing Our Heroes Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2737 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Improving Transition Programs for All Veterans Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2738 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Career-Ready Student Veterans Act
05/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2739 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
BE HEARD Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2744 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Ensuring Quality Education for Veterans Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 2749 - Rep. Jack Bergman (REP-MI)
Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may award a contract only after obtaining a certification from the offeror that it will comply with such subcontracting limitations if awarded the contract. Such certification shall: (1) specify the applicable performance requirements, and (2) explicitly acknowledge that the certification is subject to criminal penalties for making false statements in any matter within the jurisdiction of the U.S. government.</p> <p>The VA Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the VA Chief Acquisition Officer shall jointly refer any violation or suspected violation to the VA Inspector General.</p> <p>If the VA determines that a contract recipient did not act in good faith, such recipient shall be subject to any or all of the following: (1) ...
HR 2754 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2758 - Rep. Tom Rice (REP-SC)
SOS Act
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2759 - Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]
To establish naturalization offices at initial military training sites.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2760 - Rep. Juan Vargas (DEM-CA)
Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2761 - Rep. Juan Vargas (DEM-CA)
Healthcare Opportunities for Patriots in Exile (HOPE) Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2764 - Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans.
05/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 277 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
American Health Care Reform Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective January 1, 2018. The bill restores provisions amended by the repealed provisions.</p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an income tax standard deduction for health insurance.</p> <p>Provisions regarding health savings accounts (HSAs) are revised, including to raise contribution limits and to expand the products and services that may be paid for using an HSA.</p> <p>Group health plans may vary premiums and cost-sharing based on participation in a wellness program.</p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide grants to states ...
HR 2772 - Rep. Scott Taylor (REP-VA)
SEA Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Signed by President.
<p><strong>VA Senior Executive Accountability Act or the SEA Act</strong></p> <p>This bill prohibits an individual employed in a senior executive position at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from being reassigned to another such position unless such reassignment is approved in writing and signed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.</p> <p>The VA shall report to Congress on such reassignments biannually.</p>
HR 2773 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to sell Pershing Hall.
10/12/2017 - Committee Hearings Held. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2777 - Rep. Marc Veasey (DEM-TX)
Give Veterans Home Loan Choices Act of 2017
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Give Veterans Home Loan Choices A</strong>ct <strong>of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the National Housing Act to require that a Federal Housing Administration mortgage notice for a prospective borrower who is a veteran include, in addition to comparative rate and fee information about conventional loans, similar comparative information about Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans.</p> <p>The Federal Housing Finance Agency shall direct the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to revise the uniform residential loan application by December 31, 2018, to include: (1) a check box to indicate that the applicant is a veteran; (2) the statement "If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for a ...
HR 2781 - Rep. Neal Dunn (REP-FL)
Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to certify that sufficient numbers of small businesses owned and controlled by veterans, and of small business owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities, are represented within each category of supplies or services for which a suite of contracts has been awarded under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative. A ""sufficient number"" means between two and enough to maximize the percentage of orders entered into by the VA with such businesses, as determined by the VA.</p> <p>If such representation within a category is not sufficient, the VA shall: (1) consult with the General Services Administration to increase the number of such concerns awarded contracts under that category, or (2) stop awarding orders under that category ...
HR 2783 - Rep. Susan Davis (DEM-CA)
Equal Justice for Our Military Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2785 - Rep. Clay Higgins (REP-LA)
Veterans Emergency Room Relief Act of 2017
06/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2787 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (DEM-OH)
VET MD Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
...The VA shall select undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited science or medical program of study to participate in the program, with priority to students who resided in a health professional shortage area and who are the first in their immediate family to attend an undergraduate institution.</p>
HR 279 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Military Family Stability Act of 2017
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2792 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under those titles to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or attempting to commit, a felony; or (2) violating a condition of parole or probation.</p> <p>Current law prohibits the payment of such benefits to an individual who: (1) is fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for committing, or attempting commit, a felony; or (2) is violating a condition of parole or probation.</p>
HR 2795 - Rep. Karen Bass (DEM-CA)
Yemen Security and Humanity Act
06/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
...This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) addressing the famine conditions in Yemen is in U.S. national security interests, (2) U.S.-supported interventions to advance national security should consider the impact of military engagement on humanitarian operations, and (3) bureaucratic procedures with respect to humanitarian aid must be improved.</p> <p>The Global Food Security Act of 2016 is amended to include in the U.S. global comprehensive food security strategy, with respect to famine-risk areas, coordination among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the U.S. military.</p> <p>The Department of State and the Department of Defense shall jointly report to Congress regarding U.S. security and ...
HR 2800 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Aviation Funding Stability Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 2807 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require congressional notification concerning sensitive military cyber operations and cyber weapons, and for other purposes.
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
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 2812 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Enhance Partner Cyber Capabilities Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
...This bill directs the President to develop a strategy for the offensive use of cyber capabilities by federal agencies. The strategy shall include: (1) a description of enhancements needed to improve such capabilities of the United States and partner nations, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members; and (2) a statement of principles for deployment of such capabilities.</p> <p>The bill authorizes the Department of Defense to furnish technical assistance to NATO members in developing and enhancing their capabilities. </p>
HR 282 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Military Residency Choice Act
07/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Military Residency Choice Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to permit the spouse of a servicemember to elect to use the same residence as the servicemember for purposes of taxation and voting, regardless of the date on which the marriage of the spouse and the servicemember occurred.</p>
HR 2820 - Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]
Fight Russian Corruption Act
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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 amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to require the Department of State to establish the Office of Anti-Corruption relating to Illicit Russian Financial Activities in Europe. Such office shall: (1) analyze financial networks of the Russian Federation operating in European countries that relate to real estate, energy, media, infrastructure, and other sectors; and (2) train U.S. liaison officers to serve in key U.S. diplomatic and consular posts in such countries to cooperate with foreign partners in uncovering and prosecuting illicit Russian financial activity. </p> <p>The bill authorizes the State Department to provide assistance to European countries to combat corruption, including to support: (1) activities of such office; (2) foreign programs focused on ...
HR 2822 - Rep. Ted Yoho (REP-FL)
Equip Ag Act of 2017
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2825 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
DHS Authorization Act
04/16/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 381.
<p><strong>Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017 or the DHS Authorization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Headquarters, which shall, among other things: (1) establish an overall strategy to successfully further the mission of DHS, and (2) ensure that DHS successfully meets operational and management performance objectives.</p> <p>The bill: (1) sets forth the responsibilities of Chief Privacy Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Chief Information Officer of DHS; (2) establishes the positions of Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Security Officer; and (3) includes acquisition management with the responsibilities of the Under Secretary for Management.</p> ...
HR 2827 - Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]
Voices for Veterans Act
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2832 - Rep. Jim Jordan (REP-OH)
Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act
06/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
<p><b>Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the President to include in the annual budget proposal the total level of means-tested welfare spending by the federal, state, and local governments for the most recent fiscal year for which such data is available, and estimated levels for the current and 10 ensuing fiscal years.</p> <p>For each of FY2018-FY2028 each state that receives means-tested welfare spending by the federal government shall report annually to the Congressional Budget Office on the total amount of such spending by the state for the fiscal year.</p> <p>The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended to define means-tested welfare spending as spending for any federal program designed specifically to give assistance or benefits exclusively to ...
HR 2833 - Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]
Defending Israel's QME Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2835 - Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]
To amend the Small Business Act to waive the guarantee fee for loans of not more than $150,000 provided to veterans and spouses of veterans under the Export Working Capital, International Trade, and Export Express programs.
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2837 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Military Family Leave Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2838 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act
06/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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 2845 - Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]
Jumpstart on College Act
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2849 - Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6]
Louisiana Flood and Storm Devastation Tax Relief Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2850 - Rep. Walter Jones (REP-NC)
Military Patron Protection Act of 2017
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2859 - Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]
Advancing Competency-Based Education Act of 2017
06/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2861 - Rep. Steve Russell (REP-OK)
Hire Military Service Members Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2876 - Rep. Robert Brady (DEM-PA)
Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 2885 - Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]
Dust Off Crews of the Vietnam War Congressional Gold Medal Act
06/12/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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>Dust Off Crews of the Vietnam War Congressional Gold Medal Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Dust Off crews (helicopter air ambulance crews) of the Vietnam War in recognition of their heroic military service. </p> <p>It is the sense of Congress that the Smithsonian Institution should also make such medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at appropriate locations associated with the Vietnam War, and that preference should be given to locations affiliated with the Smithsonian.</p>
HR 2891 - Rep. Sanford Bishop (DEM-GA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida for benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
06/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 2899 - Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017
07/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 2904 - Rep. Mark Pocan (DEM-WI)
Restore Honor to Service Members Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 2908 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (DEM-MA)
Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 2911 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
National Museum of the American Latino Act
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>National Museum of the American Latino Act</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. </p> <p>The purposes of the museum are to: (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States; (2) provide for the collection, study, research, publication, and establishment of exhibitions and programs related to Latino life, art, history, and culture; and (3) provide for collaboration with Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers and other museums and educational institutions in the United States and abroad to promote the study and appreciation of Latino life, art, history, culture, and its impact on society in the United States. </p> <p>The bill establishes a Board of Trustees for the museum to advise ...
HR 2919 - Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide that an individual may remain eligible to participate in the teacher loan forgiveness program under title IV of such Act if the individual's period of consecutive years of employment as a full-time teacher is interrupted because the individual is ...
06/15/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2920 - Rep. Steve Cohen (DEM-TN)
CARERS Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to terminate the Public Health Service's interdisciplinary review process that is used to evaluate applications for medical marijuana research. The DEA must license manufacturers and distributors of marijuana for medical research; HHS must register practitioners to conduct research; and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must authorize VA health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in their states' marijuana programs.</p>
HR 2922 - Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]
PREPARE Act
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
...This bill revises programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Office of Emergency Communications of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of Health Affairs of DHS. Specifically, the bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to:</p> <ul> <li> revise requirements for and reauthorize the Urban Area Security Initiative, </li> <li> require states receiving homeland security grants to submit to FEMA certain threat and risk assessments, </li> <li>expand the allowable uses of homeland security grant funds to include enhancing medical preparedness and cybersecurity,</li> <li>require FEMA to implement a uniform process for using grant funds to purchase certain equipment or systems, </li> <li>update the National Incident Management System at ...
HR 2931 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Community Economic Assistance Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
Department of the Treasury. A nominated area must:</p> <ul> <li>have received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice after December 31, 2014, and met other criteria related to loss of employment;</li> <li>have been (or will be) seriously impacted by changes in trade through loss of employment; or</li> <li>satisfy at least two specified conditions, including status as an energy-transitioning or low-income community and other factors related to employment and economic activity. </li> </ul> <p>For businesses or individuals located in or investing in a zone, the bill allows: </p> <ul> <li> an employment tax credit, </li> <li> increased expensing, </li> <li> nonrecognition of gain from certain investments, </li> <li> a 3-year carryback of net operating losses, </li> <li> a ...
HR 2933 - Rep. Mark Pocan (DEM-WI)
LEARNS Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 2961 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
Remedial Education Improvement Act
06/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 2966 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
United States-Cuba Normalization Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
HR 2987 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017
01/17/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 299 - Rep. David Valadao (REP-CA)
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
05/18/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 523.
<p><strong>Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017</strong></p> <p> This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam.</p>
HR 2997 - Rep. Bill Shuster (REP-PA)
21st Century AIRR Act
09/06/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 213. Action By: House of Representatives
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3000 - Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]
To terminate the designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes.
06/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3007 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Federal Aviation Administration Veterans' Preference Protection Act
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 3011 - Rep. Walter Jones (REP-NC)
Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3018 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
Veterans' Entry to Apprenticeship Act
10/25/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
HR 3023 - Rep. Steve Russell (REP-OK)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay reporting fees to educational institutions.
04/11/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
<p>This bill eliminates the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay reporting fees to educational institutions.</p> </p>
HR 3024 - Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]
Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3025 - Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]
Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3027 - Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11]
SERVE Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3028 - Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11]
BRAVE Act
06/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 303 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Retired Pay Restoration Act
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Retired Pay Restoration Act</strong></p> <p>This bill: (1) allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (currently, only for a disability rated at 50% or more), and (2) repeals provisions phasing in the full concurrent receipt of such pay through December 31, 2013. </p> <p> Individuals who were retired or separated from military service due to a service-connected disability shall be eligible for the full concurrent receipt of both veterans' disability compensation and either military retired pay or combat-related special pay.</p>
HR 3033 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
Aeronautics Innovation Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.
HR 3034 - Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]
Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3039 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
San Gabriel Mountains Forever Act of 2017
07/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
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. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3049 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
Evan's Law
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3053 - Rep. John Shimkus (REP-IL)
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018
05/14/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
<p><b>Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to initiate a program to consolidate and temporarily store commercial spent nuclear fuel during the development, construction, and operation of a permanent nuclear waste repository.</p> <p>The bill addresses federal land withdrawal and related management issues, including the permanent withdrawal of specific federal land for repository use by DOE, updating the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process and conditions for the repository, and limiting activities relating to developing a separate defense waste repository used for storing high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel derived from the atomic energy defense ...
HR 3054 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3065 - Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on the national security implications of the outsourcing of industrial and manufacturing capacities to locations outside the United States.
06/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3067 - Rep. Katherine Clark (DEM-MA)
Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3069 - Rep. Cheri Bustos (DEM-IL)
Army Arsenal Revitalization Act of 2017
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 307 - Rep. Warren Davidson (REP-OH)
Lead by Example Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Lead by Example Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill provides that, beginning January 3, 2019, the only health care plan the federal government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff shall be health care provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).</p> <p>By September 15, 2017, the VA and the Office of Personnel Management shall jointly submit to Congress a plan to carry out this bill, including recommendations for any necessary legislative actions.</p>
HR 3077 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act of 2017
07/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security. Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
HR 3079 - Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017
06/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3080 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
To provide installation reutilization authority for arsenals, depots, and plants.
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3085 - Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]
To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to American military personnel who fought in defense of Bataan, Corregidor, Guam, Wake Island, and the Philippine Archipelago between December 7, 1941, and May 10, 1942, and who died or were imprisoned by the Japanese military in the Philippines, ...
06/27/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3095 - Rep. Seth Moulton (DEM-MA)
Veterans ACCESS Act
06/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3102 - Rep. Marc Veasey (DEM-TX)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the provision of naturalization assistance to members of the uniformed services, including new recruits, who are not citizens of the United States, and for other purposes.
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3103 - Rep. Marc Veasey (DEM-TX)
To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to jointly conduct a study and submit a report on deported veterans.
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 312 - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (DEM-OR)
Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2017
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
HR 3122 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017
03/09/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-131.
<p><strong>Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with federal agencies, states, and experts to develop and implement federal and state standards that protect individuals who are eligible for increased pension for a non-service-connected disability or death or for service on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices. </p> <p>The Government Accountability Office must: (1) report standards that would be effective in protecting such individuals if the VA fails to submit such standards as required, and (2) complete a study on standards implemented under this bill. </p>
HR 3123 - Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3130 - Rep. Jared Huffman (DEM-CA)
INSPIRE Act
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3145 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
ISA Act of 2017
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3158 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3160 - Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]
To transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty by reforming the public housing demolition and disposition rules to require one-for-one replacement and tenant protections, and to provide public housing agencies with additional resources and flexibility to preserve public housing units, and for other ...
06/29/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3165 - Rep. Chris Collins (REP-NY)
REVAMP Act of 2017
07/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3169 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
VA Acquisition Workforce Improvement and Streamlining Act
07/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3177 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
Keeping Our Commitment to Disabled Veterans Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3180 - Rep. Devin Nunes (REP-CA)
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
07/31/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.
...This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations for intelligence community programs and activities, including personnel limits. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation.</p> <p>The bill eliminates or transfers several intelligence entities from Defense Intelligence Agency to other intelligence networks.</p> <p>The bill requires a public report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence about foreign cyberthreats to elections for federal offices.</p> <p>Contracts awarded in the intelligence community must not limit a contractor's interaction with congressional intelligence committees. </p> <p>The bill also sets forth reporting requirements regarding various intelligence matters, including security clearance processes, ...
HR 3185 - Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]
REVAMP Act
07/11/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3194 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3195 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
Honor Guardsmen and Reservists Act
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3197 - Rep. Dave Brat (REP-VA)
PUPPERS Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3203 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
07/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
HR 3205 - Rep. John Delaney (DEM-MD)
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Reauthorization Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3209 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (REP-WA)
Protecting Military Honor Act
07/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3218 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
08/16/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-48.
HR 3219 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018
08/01/2017 - Senate - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
HR 3232 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Oath of Exit Act
08/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3257 - Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]
To provide certain reforms to promote accountability and efficiency in the civil service, and for other purposes.
07/14/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3262 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017
07/31/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out the Grow Our Own Directive or G.O.O.D. pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as VA physician assistants. </p> <p>An individual is eligible to participate in the program if the individual: </p> <ul> <li>has medical or military health experience gained while serving in the Armed Forces; </li> <li>has received a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, master's degree, or postbaccalaureate training in a science relating to health care; </li> <li>has participated in the delivery of health care services or related medical services; and </li> <li>does not have a degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of ...
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3270 - Rep. Paul Cook (REP-CA)
Historic Routes Preservation Act
08/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 3272 - Rep. Lois Frankel (DEM-FL)
Veteran Education Empowerment Act
07/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3280 - Rep. Tom Graves (REP-GA)
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2018
07/18/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 167. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3294 - Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]
HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act of 2017
07/19/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3296 - Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]
Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act
07/19/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 33 - Rep. Steve Chabot (REP-OH)
Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-21.
...This bill modifies the rulemaking requirements and procedures of federal agencies (excluding Congress, U.S. courts, U.S. territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia) under the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA) and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA). The definition of ""rule"" under the RFA is expanded to include all agency rules, except for: (1) rules that pertain to the protection of the rights of and benefits for veterans or that impose limitations on the cost and terms of consumer credit extended to service members and their dependents, or (2) rules of particular (and not general) applicability relating to rates, wages, and other financial indicators. Under a new definition of ""economic impact,"" agencies are required to consider ...
HR 3308 - Rep. Clay Higgins (REP-LA)
Veterans Caregiver Improvement and Expansion Act
07/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3313 - Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]
Prioritize Housing for Homeless Veterans Act of 2017
07/19/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3314 - Rep. Jared Polis (DEM-CO)
100 by '50 Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
...The bill provides financial incentives (e.g., tax credits and grants) for clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, and energy storage.</p> <p>The bill amends the Clean Air Act to establish a zero-emission vehicle standard. In addition, it establishes: (1) a carbon fee to transition the commercial aviation, maritime transportation, and rail sectors away from fossil fuel usage; (2) grant programs for zero-emission vehicles; (3) a national highway decarbonization grant program; and (4) tax credits for electric vehicles, hybrid trucks, biofuels, and alternative fuels.</p> <p>DOE must also establish a zero-emission residential and commercial heating grant program.</p> <p>The bill: (1) terminates specified fossil fuel subsidies, and (2) creates a climate duty for ...
HR 3319 - Rep. Marc Veasey (DEM-TX)
More for Veterans Act
08/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3329 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 253.
<p><b>Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose specified sanctions on: (1) foreign persons that knowingly assist in or provide support for fund raising or recruitment activities for Hizballah; (2) agencies of foreign governments that provide Hizballah with financial support, arms, or other assistance (export license requirements are included in addition to sanctions if such government is a state sponsor of terrorism); and (3) Hizballah, including by reason of Hizballah's significant transnational criminal activities. </p> <p>The bill expresses the sense of Congress that sanctions should be placed on financial institutions that serve Lebanese government officials ...
HR 333 - Rep. Sanford Bishop (DEM-GA)
Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p><strong>Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends federal military retired pay provisions to: (1) permit veterans with a service-connected disability of less than 50% to concurrently receive both retired pay and disability compensation; (2) eliminate provisions requiring a phase-in between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2013, of concurrent receipt of retired pay and disability compensation; (3) eliminate a phase-in of concurrent receipt of retired pay and disability compensation for disabled veterans determined to be individually unemployable; and (4) require a limited reduction in retired pay for qualified disability retirees with less than 20 years of retirement-creditable service.</p>
HR 3332 - Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]
Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3335 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Pups for Patriots Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 334 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
...The Department of Health and Human Services shall: (1) make grants to appropriate public health organizations and Vietnamese-American organizations to conduct a broad health assessment of Vietnamese-Americans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange and their children or descendants; and (2) establish centers in U.S. locations where large populations of Vietnamese-Americans reside to provide assessment, counseling, and treatment for conditions related to Agent Orange exposure. </p> <p>The bill amends veterans benefits provisions to provide benefits to the children of male (currently only female) Vietnam veterans who are affected by certain birth defects. The VA shall require any health care provider with whom the VA enters into a contract for the provision of health care to such children ...
HR 3342 - Rep. Mike Gallagher (REP-WI)
Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
10/26/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
...This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to condemn Hizballah's use of human shields as a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights. </p> <p>The President is urged to use U.S. influence at the United Nations Security Council to secure support for a resolution imposing multilateral sanctions against Hizballah for its use of human shields.</p> <p>The President shall: </p> <ul> <li> transmit to Congress and update a list of each foreign person or entity that is a member of, or acting on behalf of, Hizballah and that is responsible for, or complicit in, the use of human shields and each foreign person, entity, or instrumentality of a foreign state that has supported or facilitated such person or entity; </li> <li>impose asset blocking and U.S. exclusion sanctions against ...
HR 3345 - Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]
Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act
07/20/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3353 - Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (REP-FL)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/21/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 169. Action By: House of Representatives
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 3355 - Rep. John Carter (REP-TX)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018
07/21/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 171. Action By: House of Representatives
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. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3357 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Military Consumer Protection Act
07/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3358 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/24/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 176. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3362 - Rep. Harold Rogers (REP-KY)
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
07/24/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3364 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
08/02/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-44.
North Korea a defense article or service is prohibited from receiving certain types of U.S. foreign assistance. </p> <p>The bill provides sanctions against: (1) North Korean cargo and shipping, (2) goods produced in whole or part by North Korean convict or forced labor, and (3) foreign persons that employ North Korean forced laborers.</p> <p>The State Department shall submit a determination regarding whether North Korea meets the criteria for designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. </p> </p> </p>
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. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 337 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act
02/07/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><strong>Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) complete environmental, cultural resource, and other due diligence activities on certain public land to confirm its suitability for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, South Dakota; and (2) notify the Department of the Interior of such activities. </p> After completion of such activities and upon receipt by Interior of written confirmation of suitability from the VA, the land shall: (1) be withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, the mineral leasing laws, and the geothermal leasing laws, for as long as it remains under VA administrative jurisdiction; (2) be deemed property; and ...
HR 3370 - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (DEM-NY)
Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act
07/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3372 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the restoration of entitlement to educational assistance and other relief for veterans affected by school closure or disapproval, and for other purposes.
07/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3376 - Rep. Frederica Wilson (DEM-FL)
Jobs Now Act of 2017
07/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 338 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce.
06/13/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...The bill requires DOE to consider increasing outreach to institutions that serve minority populations.DOE must also give special consideration to dislocated energy and manufacturing workers.</p> <p>The bill does not authorize additional funding to carry out its requirements or authorize the creation of a new workforce development program.</p>
HR 3389 - Rep. Nanette Barragan (DEM-CA)
Housing Homeless Veterans Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
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 3420 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3429 - Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (DEM-TX)
Repatriate Our Patriots Act
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
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 3440 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Dream Act of 2017
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3446 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
RBI Act
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3456 - Rep. Nanette Barragan (DEM-CA)
Military Care Package Program Act
07/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3459 - Rep. Anthony Brown (DEM-MD)
VA Staffing and Vacancies Transparency Act of 2017
07/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3471 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (REP-PA)
American Job Creation and Investment Into Public Works Reform Act of 2017
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
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. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HR 3492 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand educational assistance to veterans who pursue certain apprenticeship programs, to establish a pilot program for veterans to pursue certification programs in computer numerically controlled machining, and for other purposes.
07/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3497 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (REP-WA)
Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017
03/07/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
<p><b>Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out in at least one Veterans Integrated Services Network a pilot program for at least a 12-month period during which veterans enrolled in the VA's patient enrollment system will use a portable medical records storage system to store and share with VA health care providers and community health care providers records of their individual medical histories. </p> <p>The VA shall seek to enter into a contract, using competitive procedures, with an appropriate entity to furnish such storage system. </p> <p>The bill specifies system requirements, including: (1) the capability to store at least four gigabytes of electronic health records on a physical ...
HR 3506 - Rep. Bill Posey (REP-FL)
Article I Restoration Act of 2017
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3510 - Rep. Kurt Schrader (DEM-OR)
Recalled Veterans Protection Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3522 - Rep. Bruce Westerman (REP-AR)
Geospatial Data Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (as defined in this bill) shall ensure that geospatial data from multiple sources is available and easily integrated to enhance the understanding of the physical and cultural world. The committee shall prepare a strategic plan for the implementation of the infrastructure consistent with national security, national defense, and emergency preparedness program policies regarding data accessibility. </p> <p> The committee shall operate GeoPlatform, an electronic service that provides access to geospatial data and metadata for geospatial data. </p> <p> Agencies whose functions involve geospatial data shall implement a strategy for advancing geographic information and related geospatial data activities appropriate to that agency's mission in support of ...
HR 353 - Rep. Frank Lucas (REP-OK)
Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017
04/18/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-25.
...The National Weather Service must collect and utilize information to make reliable and timely foundational forecasts of subseasonal and seasonal temperature and precipitation. Subseasonal forecasting is forecasting weather between two weeks and three months and seasonal forecasting is between three months and two years.</p> <p>The bill provides for technology transfers between the National Weather Service and private sector weather companies and universities to improve forecasting.</p> <p>NOAA must complete and operationalize the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (a weather satellite program which develops observational techniques using global navigation systems).</p> <p>Additionally, NOAA may contract with the private sector to obtain data for weather ...
HR 3542 - Rep. Joe Wilson (REP-SC)
Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act
11/15/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HR 3548 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Border Security for America Act of 2017
01/10/2018 - House Committee on Armed Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than March 23, 2018. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3557 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of health care professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program.
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3558 - Rep. Susan Brooks (REP-IN)
Improve Access to Care for Our Female Veterans Act
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3561 - Rep. Jodey Arrington (REP-TX)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appraisers approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make appraisals for purposes of chapter 37 of such title based on inspections performed by third parties.
10/12/2017 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Voice Vote. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3562 - Rep. Jodey Arrington (REP-TX)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.
06/01/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-177.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist a veteran with a service-connected disability who is in the vocational rehabilitation and employment program to acquire necessary residential adaptations. Such assistance may not be provided if it would result in a duplication of benefits.</p> <p>The aggregate amount of assistance available to a veteran may not exceed $77,307. The VA may waive this limitation if necessary for a veteran's rehabilitation program. The VA shall: (1) increase assistance limits annually, and (2) submit a biennial report on the use of such waiver authority. </p> <p>The VA is not required to provide mortgage life insurance to an individual under the age of 70 with a service-connected disability who receives adaptive residential assistance under ...
HR 3563 - Rep. Nanette Barragan (DEM-CA)
Veterans' Pathway to Citizenship Act of 2017
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3587 - Rep. Jimmy Gomez (DEM-CA)
To provide for the collection and assessment of intelligence regarding the efforts of foreign powers to gain influence through the financial interests of the President and close family members and associates of the President.
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select). Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3605 - Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]
Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3614 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
Guaranteed COLA Act
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3634 - Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]
Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of 2017 or the SERVE Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) furnish individuals receiving Post-9/11 educational assistance with documentation verifying the amount of the recipient's monthly housing stipend, and (2) make such documentation available using an Internet website in the same manner that the VA provides individuals with documentation verifying other compensation and benefits.</p>
HR 3640 - Rep. John Ratcliffe (REP-TX)
Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Restructuring Act of 2017
08/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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 3651 - Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]
Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a feasibility study on renovating or replacing the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center with a new or updated facility.
08/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3656 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable.
03/16/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-136.
This bill expands eligibility for memorial headstones and markers provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain family members of veterans. Eligibility for dependent children and remarried spouses whose remains are unavailable is expanded to include all those who die on or after November 11, 1998.</p>
HR 3657 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries, and for other purposes.
11/07/2017 - 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), upon request, to provide headstones and markers for the unmarked graves of spouses (including surviving spouses) and children (including unmarried adult children at the VA's discretion) of veterans who are buried in tribally-owned cemeteries. </p>
HR 3658 - Rep. Yvette Clarke (DEM-NY)
Honoring Real Patriots Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3660 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (DEM-NY)
No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3663 - Rep. Evan Jenkins (REP-WV)
To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the Hershel ""Woody"" Williams VA Medical Center.
06/15/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-183.
<p>This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the "Hershel `Woody' Williams VA Medical Center."</p>
HR 3666 - Rep. Paul Tonko (DEM-NY)
Fort McClellan Health Registry Act
08/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3667 - Rep. John Faso (REP-NY)
Veteran and Beginning Farmers Assistance Act
09/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Action By: Committee on Agriculture
HR 3671 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
...This bill transitions away from fossil fuel sources of energy to clean energy sources (e.g., energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy).</p> <p> By 2027: (1) 80% of electricity sold must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 80% of new vehicle sales from manufacturers must be sales of zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 80% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified. By 2035: (1) 100% of electricity must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 100% of vehicle sales from manufacturers must be zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 100% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified.</p> <p>The bill establishes a car allowance rebate system within the Department of Transportation to provide economic incentives for consumers to purchase new, ...
HR 3680 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing.
09/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3686 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017
09/11/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1194) Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3687 - Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (REP-NE)
Farm to School Act of 2017
09/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 369 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
To eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.
03/29/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 36. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3696 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
...This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to eligible institutions to: (1) establish a master's degree program in orthotics and prosthetics, or (2) expand upon an existing master's degree program in such area. The VA shall give grant priority to institutions that have entered into a partnership with a medical center administered by the VA or a facility administered by the Department of Defense. An "eligible institution" is an educational institution that is either accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education or that demonstrates an ability to meet such accreditation requirements if it receives a grant.</p> <p>The bill requires the VA to award a grant to an institution with orthotic and prosthetic research and education ...
HR 3699 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (DEM-OH)
Urban Agriculture Production Act of 2017
09/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3701 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Confederate Monument Removal Act
09/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3705 - Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)
Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to require that certified mail be used: (1) to send a veteran any debt demand or debt information notification concerning collection of debts resulting from the veteran's participation in a VA benefit or home loan program, and (2) by a veteran to request a collection waiver from the VA. </p> <p>A VA debt demand shall explain in plain language why the debtor owes money to the VA, and a VA debt notification shall include in plain language options available to the debtor.</p>
HR 3711 - Rep. Lamar Smith (REP-TX)
Legal Workforce Act
10/25/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 10. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 3712 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
Major General Tim Lowenberg National Guard Cyber Defenders Act
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3718 - Rep. Doug Collins (REP-GA)
International Communications Privacy Act
09/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 3719 - Rep. Virginia Foxx (REP-NC)
Spending Safeguard Act
09/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on the Budget. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3720 - Rep. Rick Larsen (DEM-WA)
Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2017
09/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3731 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2018
04/03/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-160.
...This bill amends the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2016 to extend through 2018 the exemption of U.S. Secret Service officers, employees, and agents who perform protective services from the limitation on premium pay otherwise applicable to federal employees. </p> <p>The Secret Service must report to Congress by January 30, 2018, and January 30, 2019, on the amounts of premium pay above the limitation paid to Secret Service personnel in the previous year. </p> <p>The Secret Service must conduct and provide to Congress updated threat assessments, including protection costs, on all of the individuals who are protected by the Secret Service. No such assessments will be conducted for the President, the Vice-President, their spouses or children, or former Presidents or ...
HR 3748 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017
09/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3752 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
PATIENT Act
09/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3754 - Rep. Vicky Hartzler (REP-MO)
VHA REHIRE Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3755 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Comprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3759 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
RAISE Family Caregivers Act
01/22/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-119.
<p><b>Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 2017 or the RAISE Family Caregivers Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and make publicly available a National Family Caregiving Strategy that identifies recommended actions for recognizing and supporting family caregivers in a manner that reflects their diverse needs.</p> <p>HHS shall convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise the department on recognizing and supporting family caregivers.</p> <p>The council shall terminate after five years.</p>
HR 3760 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3765 - Rep. Greg Gianforte (REP-MT)
To redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana.
09/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3766 - Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]
Credit Information Protection Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3781 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
Veterans' Record Reconstruction Act
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3795 - Rep. Juan Vargas (DEM-CA)
Tijuana River Valley Comprehensive Protection and Rehabilitation Act of 2017
11/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
HR 3810 - Rep. Gerald Connolly (DEM-VA)
Commission to Verify Iranian Nuclear Compliance Act
09/21/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3816 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
To require notification following a breach of security of a system containing personal information, and for other purposes.
09/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3819 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017
09/29/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-62.
HR 3826 - Rep. Lois Frankel (DEM-FL)
Protecting Seniors During Disasters Act
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3832 - Rep. Neal Dunn (REP-FL)
Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs under which VA health care providers shall query such network to support the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances to patients who: (1) receive a prescription for a controlled substance for a period of 90 days or longer, and (2) are not receiving palliative care or enrolled in hospice care.</p> <p>Under such memorandum of understanding, VA health care providers practicing in: (1) a participating state shall query such network in accordance with the agreement between that state's prescription drug monitoring program and such network, and (2) a ...
HR 3839 - Rep. Robin Kelly (DEM-IL)
Today's American Dream Act
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3848 - Rep. David Price (DEM-NC)
We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 3853 - Del. Eleanor Norton (DEM-DC)
Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3855 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Securing the Electric Grid to Protect Military Readiness Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 3864 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 37 - 22. Action By: Committee on Financial Services
HR 3865 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3866 - Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (DEM-TX)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.
09/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3874 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (DEM-WA)
Accountability for Quality VA Healthcare Act
09/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 388 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 3895 - Rep. Suzan DelBene (DEM-WA)
Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
<p><b>Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Departments of Commerce, Energy, House and Urban Development, and Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and, as appropriate, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Labor, and State to establish the Interagency Council on Smart Cities to promote coordination of the activities and funding from federal agencies related to smart cities or communities. </p> <p>The council shall develop a multiyear strategy for the coordination of such activities and funding, the development of partnerships with the private sector relating to smart cities or communities, and the promotion of international cooperation with respect to smart city or community technologies and standards. </p> <p>The ...
HR 3896 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Secure and Protect Americans' Data Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3897 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
Gold Star Family Support and Installation Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
HR 3899 - Rep. George Holding (REP-NC)
To amend title 28, United States Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina.
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 390 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017
09/19/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 227.
<p><strong>Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of State <o > to provide assistance to entities taking specified criminal and judicial actions against individuals who are suspected of committing genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes in Iraq since January 2014 or in Syria since March 2011. </p> <p>The State Department shall encourage foreign governments to identify and prosecute individuals who are suspected of committing such crimes, including members of foreign terrorist organizations operating in Iraq or Syria. </p> <p>The Department of Justice shall review existing criminal statutes concerning genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes to determine: </p> <ul> <li>the extent to which U.S. courts ...
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 3926 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Community CARE Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3933 - Rep. James Renacci (REP-OH)
Veterans Health Nurse Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017
10/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3937 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
To require the Federal prudential banking agencies to determine whether certain institutions they regulate engage in a pattern or practice of violations of Federal banking and consumer protection laws and regulations, to provide for the revocation of banking charters and Federal deposit insurance ...
10/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3940 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
04/11/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
HR 3941 - Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)
To improve food safety, to encourage greater production of agricultural commodities for use in the locality in which produced, to reauthorize and expand Department of Agriculture support of these efforts, and for other purposes.
10/04/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3946 - Rep. Rick Allen (REP-GA)
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the ""Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic"".
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p>This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, as the "Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic."</p>
HR 3949 - Rep. Ro Khanna (DEM-CA)
VALOR Act
11/21/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-89.
<p><b>Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act or the VALOR Act</b></p> <p>This bill provides that the state approving agency for a multi-state non-federal apprenticeship program is: (1) for program approval purposes, the state approving agency for the state in which the headquarters of the apprenticeship program is located; and (2) for all other purposes, the state approving agency for the state in which the apprenticeship program takes place. </p> </p>
HR 3961 - Rep. Darren Soto (DEM-FL)
Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2018
04/17/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...The Department of the Interior shall complete a study of such river segment. The study shall not interfere with the Kissimmee River Restoration Project authorized under the Water Resources Development Act of 1992. </p>
HR 3963 - Rep. Suzan DelBene (DEM-WA)
Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act
10/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 3965 - Rep. John Rutherford (REP-FL)
Veterans Armed for Success Act
10/25/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
HR 3995 - Rep. Jerry McNerney (DEM-CA)
Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2017
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 3997 - Rep. Keith Rothfus (REP-PA)
Free Veterans from Fees Act
06/06/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Free Veterans from Fees Act</b></p> <p>This bill waives the application fee for any special use permit for a veterans demonstration or special event at war memorials on federal land.</p>
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 4016 - Rep. Ruben Gallego (DEM-AZ)
Restore Veterans' Compensation Act of 2017
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4017 - Rep. Josh Gottheimer (DEM-NJ)
United States-Israel Common Defense Authorization Act
10/11/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4027 - Rep. Ann Wagner (REP-MO)
LEED Act
10/11/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4028 - Rep. Patrick McHenry (REP-NC)
To amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to establish cybersecurity supervision and examination of large consumer reporting agencies, and for other purposes.
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 403 - Rep. Blake Farenthold (REP-TX)
Ensuring the Safety of Our Military Aviators Act of 2017
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
<p><strong>Ensuring the Safety of Our Military Aviators Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill prohibits the Department of Defense from approving any application for the construction or alteration of a wind turbine that is proposed to be constructed or altered within 25 miles of a military airbase or military airfield.</p>
HR 4031 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
Beneficiary Travel Act of 2017
10/12/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4037 - Rep. Vicky Hartzler (REP-MO)
VA Fairness in Hiring Act
10/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4041 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
To provide for the retention and service of transgender members of the Armed Forces.
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4044 - Rep. Steve Scalise (REP-LA)
To authorize the minting of a coin in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and for other purposes.
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4046 - Rep. Cheri Bustos (DEM-IL)
Department of Defense Check Before You Rent Act
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4055 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information when denying claims for traumatic injury protection under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance.
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4059 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (REP-WA)
Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017
10/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 406 - Rep. Ron Kind (DEM-WI)
Honoring our Heroes Act
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4071 - Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DEM-DE)
SOAR Act
10/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4072 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
Central Coast Heritage Protection Act
10/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 4074 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition. Action By: Committee on Agriculture
HR 4083 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
American Apprenticeship Act
10/19/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4099 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of the amounts of certain per diem grants.
10/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4106 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Surviving Spouses Income Security Act
10/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 411 - Rep. Peter King (REP-NY)
Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4113 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act
10/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4132 - Rep. John Rutherford (REP-FL)
Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act of 2017
10/25/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4140 - Rep. John Conyers (DEM-MI)
No Unconstitutional Strike against North Korea Act
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4141 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Selective Service Modernization Act of 2017
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4146 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
Disabled Veterans Life Insurance Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4149 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the use of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for flight training programs.
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4153 - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (DEM-CA)
Federal Law Enforcement and Public Protection Act
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4157 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Restoring Identity and Dignity Act
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
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. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4181 - Rep. Steve Cohen (DEM-TN)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding proprietary institutions of higher education in order to protect students and taxpayers.
10/31/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 42 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
05/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4201 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
Young and Beginning Farmers Act
11/01/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4209 - Rep. John Larson (DEM-CT)
America Wins Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4223 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
BURMA Act of 2017
11/02/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Armed Services, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4226 - Rep. Ron Kind (DEM-WI)
Veterans Access to Care Act
11/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 4235 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
To authorize a review of financial services industry requirements of the People's Republic of China and the implications of such requirements on national security interests of the United States.
11/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 4237 - Rep. Louie Gohmert (REP-TX)
United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2017
11/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4238 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017
11/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4242 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
VA Care in the Community Act
12/19/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 14 - 9. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4243 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
To establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction and management leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend and appropriate funds for the Veterans ...
11/08/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 13 - 10. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4245 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Veterans' Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans' Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to Congress: (1) certain documents concerning the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program; (2) quarterly updates of certain documents until the program is completed; (3) a copy of any contract, order, or agreement under the program within 5 days after it is awarded; and (4) a notice within 10 days after the occurrence of specified events regarding the program, including milestone delays, change requests, protest submissions, data losses, or breaches of patient privacy.</p> <p>The Electronic Health Record Modernization Program means VA activities, contracts, or agreements to procure or implement an electronic health or medical ...
HR 4261 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
SAFE Justice Act
11/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4262 - Rep. Mark Walker (REP-NC)
Financial Independence for Disabled Veterans Act of 2017
11/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
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 4286 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
VET Act
11/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4288 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Taiwan Security Act of 2017
11/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4299 - Rep. Rob Bishop (REP-UT)
To provide for the indefinite duration of certain military land withdrawals, to improve the management of lands currently subject to such withdrawals and to make the management of such lands more transparent, and for other purposes.
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4309 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Regulatory Relief Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4311 - Rep. Robert Pittenger (REP-NC)
Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017
04/12/2018 - Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade Prior to Referral.
HR 4312 - Rep. James Renacci (REP-OH)
Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act
11/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4313 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (DEM-CA)
Fair Credit Reporting for Servicemembers Act
11/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4315 - Rep. Juan Vargas (DEM-CA)
Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4316 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4318 - Rep. Kevin Brady (REP-TX)
Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018
01/17/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to: (1) repeal expired reductions in rates of duty for specified chemicals and other items; and (2) provide for duty suspensions and reductions through December 31, 2020, for specified chemicals and other items.</p>
HR 4319 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (REP-PA)
Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2017
11/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 4320 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (DEM-NY)
Hear our Heroes Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4321 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (DEM-NY)
Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4322 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
Home for the Brave Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4323 - Rep. Neal Dunn (REP-FL)
Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
12/20/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p><b>Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to: (1) encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and computer science in coordination with other federal agencies that serve veterans, and (2) submit a plan to Congress for enhancing outreach efforts to veterans.</p> <p>The National Science Board shall provide in its annual report on the state of science and engineering in the United States relevant data on veterans in science and engineering careers or education programs.</p> <p>The bill provides for veterans' participation and outreach in: (1) the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program to recruit and train mathematics and science teachers, (2) NSF fellowships ...
HR 4324 - Rep. Roger Williams (REP-TX)
Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act
12/18/2017 - Senate - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
HR 4325 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Access to Military Service Records Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4328 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
Honoring World War I Memorials Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4334 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Improving Oversight of Women Veterans' Care Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress annually on the access of women veterans to gender-specific medical care (mammograms, maternity care, and gynecological care) provided by contracting non-VA medical providers. Each VA medical facility must report quarterly to the VA on the facility's compliance with the environment of care standards for women veterans, which are standards intended to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of women veterans when they receive medical care. The VA must report to Congress with a plan to strengthen such standards.</p>
HR 4335 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Servicemember Family Burial Act
05/08/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill revises eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-provided memorial headstones and markers that commemorate individuals whose remains are unavailable. The bill makes eligible the spouse or eligible dependent child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces serving on active duty under other than dishonorable conditions at the time of the spouse's or child's death.</p> <p>The spouse, minor child, and, in the VA's discretion, unmarried adult child of such a member of the Armed Forces may be buried in any open national cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration.</p>
HR 4338 - Rep. Claudia Tenney (REP-NY)
Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4339 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
Veterans' Agricultural Apprenticeship Act of 2017
12/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Action By: Committee on Agriculture
HR 4340 - Rep. Dave Brat (REP-VA)
American LAWS Act
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4345 - Rep. Charlie Crist (DEM-FL)
Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4346 - Rep. Bill Foster (DEM-IL)
GI Education Benefits Fairness Act
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
HR 4347 - Rep. Matt Gaetz (REP-FL)
Warrior Act
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4348 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
To direct the Director of National Intelligence to produce a National Intelligence Estimate on Russian political intentions, and for other purposes.
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4357 - Rep. John Lewis (DEM-GA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require certain additional budgetary information to be included in the annual report submitted to Congress on the Department of Veterans Affairs.
11/09/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4359 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
To provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.
11/09/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4360 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
Wage Adjustment for Veterans Student Act
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4362 - Rep. Tom O'Halleran (DEM-AZ)
Fairness for Rural Veterans Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4363 - Rep. Jared Polis (DEM-CO)
Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4365 - Rep. Scott Taylor (REP-VA)
Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4366 - Rep. Norma Torres (DEM-CA)
GI Bill Distance Learning Improvement Act
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4369 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
Protecting Benefits for Disabled Veterans Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4374 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes.
12/12/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-92.
...This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize the emergency use of an otherwise unapproved medical product if the Department of Defense (DOD) determines that there is a military emergency involving an agent that may cause imminently life-threatening and specific risk to U.S. forces. If a military emergency is determined to exist, the bill allows DOD to request that the FDA expedite certain procedures for approving medical products that would be reasonably likely to diagnose, prevent, treat, or mitigate such risk. The FDA must take specified actions to facilitate such a request by DOD.</p> <p>The bill repeals provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal ...
HR 4380 - Rep. Ron Kind (DEM-WI)
Better Jobs for Veterans Act of 2017
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4391 - Rep. Betty McCollum (DEM-MN)
Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act
11/14/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4412 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
To amend the Military Selective Service Act to provide that a registrant for selective service may indicate at the time of registration a desire to be classified as a conscientious objector.
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4413 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
No Back Pay for Bergdahl Act
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4414 - Rep. Francis Rooney (REP-FL)
Pell for Performance Act
11/15/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4416 - Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DEM-DE)
Simple FAFSA Act of 2017
11/16/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4420 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017
12/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. Action By: Committee on Agriculture
HR 4425 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Food and Farm Act
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4426 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4431 - Rep. Earl Carter (REP-GA)
Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act
11/30/2017 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote. Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
HR 4437 - Rep. Garret Graves (REP-LA)
To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the payment of back pay and allowances to certain members of the Armed Forces who are guilty of desertion and to use the amount of any such unpaid pay and allowances to provide additional compensation to other members of the Armed Forces who ...
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4450 - Rep. Marc Veasey (DEM-TX)
Veterans' STEM Education Program
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4451 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill reauthorizes Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) homeless veterans reintegration programs through FY2022. The bill includes among those for whom job training, counseling, and placement services are to be provided to expedite their reintegration into the labor force: (1) veterans participating in the VA supported housing program for which rental assistance is provided under the United States Housing Act of 1937, (2) Indians who are veterans receiving assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, (3) veterans who are transitioning from being incarcerated, and (4) veterans participating in the VA's rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention program. </p>
HR 4457 - Rep. Doug Lamborn (REP-CO)
Veterans Empowerment Act
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4473 - Rep. Claudia Tenney (REP-NY)
Veteran Entrepreneurs Act of 2017
11/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4479 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2017
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4487 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Medical Innovation Act of 2017
12/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for each of its covered blockbuster drugs. A covered blockbuster drug is a drug that has at least $1 billion in net sales in a year and was developed, in whole or in part, through federal investments in medical research, including a drug for which a patent contains information that relates to, or is based upon, federally funded research.</p> <p>Each fiscal year, HHS must publish a list of manufacturers that make payments, each manufacturer's covered blockbuster drugs, and payment amounts.</p> <p>Payments are divided between the FDA and the NIH in proportion to the discretionary funding of those agencies, excluding FDA user fees. Payments are not disbursed if appropriations for the FDA or the NIH are lower than in the prior fiscal year.</p> ...
HR 4489 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen Act or the ACCESS Act</b> </p> <p>This bill revises, reauthorizes, and establishes programs and entities regarding the conservation of wildlife and expanded access to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal lands. </p> <p>The bill makes permanent the authorizations for: (1) the program for the sale and exchange of public lands identified for disposal under approved land use plans, and (2) the Land and Water Conservation Fund.</p> <p>The bill revises requirements for appointment to the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and reauthorizes the foundation through FY2022. </p> <p>This bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the ...
HR 4498 - Rep. Charlie Crist (DEM-FL)
No Arms Sales to Iran Act
11/30/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 450 - Rep. Walter Jones (REP-NC)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4503 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Empowering Victims of Sexual Misconduct Act
11/30/2017 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4508 - Rep. Virginia Foxx (REP-NC)
031' College Act
12/13/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 17. Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
HR 4513 - Rep. Cheri Bustos (DEM-IL)
Farmers of Tomorrow Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Action By: Committee on Agriculture
HR 4532 - Rep. John Curtis (REP-UT)
Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act
01/09/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands
HR 4533 - Rep. Andy Barr (REP-KY)
To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the ""Lexington VA Health Care System"" and to make certain other designations.
12/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4541 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
HR 4556 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.
12/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4565 - Rep. Scott Tipton (REP-CO)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish headstones or markers to private cemeteries for graves of certain veterans of World War I.
12/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4566 - Rep. Bruce Poliquin (REP-ME)
Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act
03/21/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
<p><b>Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to: (1) exempt certain nonbank financial companies from requirements to conduct stress tests, and (2) eliminate the Federal Reserve Board's authority to conduct stress tests of nonbank financial companies more than once annually.</p>
HR 457 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4571 - Rep. Susan Davis (DEM-CA)
Fair Access to Insurance for Retired (FAIR) Heroes Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4574 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the ""Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building"".
06/14/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the ""Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.""
HR 4587 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act
01/10/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4589 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act
12/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 46 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
Fort Ontario Study Act
06/14/2017 - Senate - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 147.
HR 4603 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
Houthis and Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2017
12/07/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 462 - Rep. Jason Lewis (REP-MN)
REG Act of 2017
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4630 - Rep. Steve Pearce (REP-NM)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure military airports are eligible for certain grant funds.
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
HR 4632 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Military and Veterans Education Protection Act
01/10/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
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 4639 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act
01/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4642 - Rep. Scott Tipton (REP-CO)
Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017
12/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4653 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Servicemembers and Veterans Prescription Drug Safety Act of 2017
01/10/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
HR 4658 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act
01/10/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 4663 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
Know Your Vets Act
01/10/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. Action By: Committee on Armed Services
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 467 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
VA Scheduling Accountability Act
05/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
...This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that each VA medical facility annually certifies that it is in full compliance with all provisions of law and regulations relating to scheduling appointments for veterans hospital care and medical services. The VA may not waive any applicable provision of such laws or regulations. </p> <p>If unable to make such certification, the facility shall provide the VA with an explanation of noncompliance and a description of compliance actions being taken. If a facility does not make a certification for any year, each covered official may not receive specified awards or bonuses during the subsequent year. A covered official is the: (1) director, (2) chief of staff, (3) associate director, (4) associate director for patient care, ...
HR 4670 - Rep. Gerald Connolly (DEM-VA)
EARNED Act of 2017
12/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4680 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017
01/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4681 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
No Assistance for Assad Act
04/25/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
HR 4687 - Rep. Al Lawson (DEM-FL)
Department of Veterans Affairs in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Sergeant Ernest I. ""Boots"" Thomas VA Clinic, and for other purposes.
12/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4702 - Rep. Francis Rooney (REP-FL)
Department of Education Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
12/20/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4703 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (REP-PA)
Department of Labor Accountability Act of 2017
12/20/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4716 - Rep. Jim Costa (DEM-CA)
Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4727 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Improving Access to VA Care Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 4728 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Fixing VHA Facilities Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 473 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
Military LAND Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
HR 4744 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
05/07/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
HR 4747 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Defending U.S. Government Communications Act
01/09/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 476 - Rep. Dan Newhouse (REP-WA)
VET Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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 4765 - Rep. Norma Torres (DEM-CA)
Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act of 2018
01/10/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4775 - Rep. Gerald Connolly (DEM-VA)
FAIR Act
01/11/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
<p><b>Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act or the FAIR Act</b></p> <p>This bill increases by 3% the rates of basic pay for federal employees under the statutory pay systems (i.e., the General Schedule, the Foreign Service Schedule, and various schedules related to the Veterans Health Administration) for calendar year 2019.</p> <p>Additionally, it increases by 3% the rates of basic pay for prevailing rate employees for FY2019.</p>
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 4783 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Veterans Deserve Better Act
01/11/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4793 - Rep. Ralph Norman (REP-SC)
Pay Our Troops Act of 2018
01/16/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4796 - Rep. Will Hurd (REP-TX)
USA Act of 2018
01/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4812 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
21st Century Buy American Act
01/17/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4820 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
ASK Act
01/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4821 - Rep. Peter Roskam (REP-IL)
Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act
01/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
HR 4830 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
SIT-REP Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p> <b>Servicemembers Improved Transition through Reforms for Ensuring Progress Act or the SIT-REP Act</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to require educational institutions, in order to be eligible for educational payments, to adopt policies that prohibit penalizing student veterans for late VA assistance payments.</p> <p>Such policies shall: (1) permit a veteran who provides the institution with a certificate of VA assistance eligibility to attend courses for a period without VA payment; and (2) ensure that the educational institution will not impose penalties such as late fees, course denial, or requiring an individual to borrow additional funds because of delayed VA payments.<br> </p>
HR 4834 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
State and Local Fleet Efficiency Act
01/18/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4835 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
Job TOOLS for Veterans Act
04/11/2018 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
HR 4837 - Rep. Ro Khanna (DEM-CA)
No Unconstitutional Strike against North Korea Act
01/18/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4843 - Rep. Bruce Westerman (REP-AR)
To modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.
01/18/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4851 - Rep. Andre Carson (DEM-IN)
Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act
04/04/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-163.
HR 4852 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
Pay Our Protectors Not Our Politicians Act of 2018
01/19/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4871 - Rep. Betty McCollum (DEM-MN)
Pay Our Military Act of 2018
01/20/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4873 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
DACA Compromise Act of 2018
01/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
HR 4877 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018
01/25/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on 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. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4883 - Rep. Jared Polis (DEM-CO)
Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act
01/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4897 - Rep. Frank LoBiondo (REP-NJ)
Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2018
02/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4898 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018
01/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
<p><strong>Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018</strong></p> <p>This bill extends through FY2019 authority for the following Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs: </p> <ul> <li>homeless veterans reintegration programs,</li> <li>the homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children reintegration program,</li> <li>referral and counseling services for certain veterans at risk of homelessness,</li> <li>treatment and rehabilitation services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans, and </li> <li>the grant program for homeless veterans with special needs.</li> </ul> <p>The bill extends through FY2020 authority for the following VA programs:</p> <ul> <li>housing assistance for homeless veterans, and </li> <li>financial assistance for ...
HR 4910 - Rep. Austin Scott (REP-GA)
Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act
06/15/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-184.
<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 under National Park Service control. </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>
HR 4914 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
STRIVE Act
02/02/2018 - 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 4920 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
President to award the Medal of Honor to Colonel Philip J. Conran of the United States Air Force for acts of valor in Laos during the Vietnam War.
02/05/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 4926 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2018
02/06/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
<p><strong>American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 201</strong><b>8</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose fees on: (1) fossil fuel products producing carbon dioxide emissions, including coal, petroleum products, and natural gas; (2) fluorinated greenhouse gases; (3) emissions of any greenhouse gas from any greenhouse gas emissions source; and (4) associated emissions (attributable to venting, flaring, and leakage across the supply chain). </p> <p>The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to: </p> <ul> <li> establish, implement, and report on a program to identify all major source categories of associated emissions and collect data on associated emissions from the coal, petroleum products, and natural gas supply chains; </li> <li> make specified adjustments to ...
HR 4944 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
Reuniting Families Act
02/06/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 4954 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
BATTLE for Servicemembers Act
02/07/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 4958 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2018, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.</p> <p>Each such increase shall be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.</p>
HR 496 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
BRIDGE Act
09/05/2017 - Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Coffman. Petition No: 115-4. (Discharge petition text with signatures.) Action By: House of Representatives
HR 4973 - Rep. Mike Rogers (REP-AL)
Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act
02/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 4982 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Preparedness Before Parades Act
02/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 4986 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
RAY BAUM'S Act of 2018
03/07/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
...This bill reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for FY2019-FY2020. It amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require that FCC-collected fees be deposited and credited as offsetting collections. Regulatory and application fees must be assessed at rates to recover costs associated with such activities.<br /><br />The bill requires the Department of the Treasury to accept bidding deposits for spectrum auctions held by the FCC. The deposits of successful bidders must be used for deficit reduction.</p> <p>The bill includes requiring the FCC:</p> <ul> <li>to complete a rulemaking proceeding and adopt procedural changes to maximize opportunities for public participation and efficient decision-making; </li> <li>to amend station antenna structure regulations ...
HR 4996 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2018
02/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 5 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Senate - Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-21. Action By: Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
HR 5004 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2018
02/14/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
HR 501 - Rep. Debbie Dingell (DEM-MI)
VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017
09/26/2017 - Subcommittee Hearings Held. Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
HR 5017 - Rep. Marcia Fudge (DEM-OH)
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 5023 - Del. Eleanor Norton (DEM-DC)
Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act
05/17/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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 5040 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Export Control Reform Act of 2018
04/17/2018 - Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent.
HR 5044 - Rep. Steve Chabot (REP-OH)
Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5045 - Rep. Nanette Barragan (DEM-CA)
STOP Homelessness Act of 2018
02/15/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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 5047 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
VA Community Care Enhancement Act
02/15/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5049 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Facilitating Veterans' Education Act
02/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5056 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
Confederate Commemorative Works Inventory and Joint Resource Study Act
02/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
HR 506 - Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]
Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017
03/15/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
<p><strong>Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to declare that any person who knowingly engages in any scheme or artifice to defraud an individual of veterans' benefits, or in connection with obtaining veteran's benefits for that individual, shall be fined, imprisoned not more than five years, or both.</p>
HR 5069 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Smart Building Acceleration Act of 2018
02/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 5077 - Rep. Frederica Wilson (DEM-FL)
Assault Weapons Ban of 2018
03/20/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5087 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Assault Weapons Ban of 2018
03/20/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
...The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.</p> <p>The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.</p> <p>Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.</p> <p>The legislation amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW.</p> <p>It also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow a state or local ...
HR 5088 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
No MAGA Act
03/08/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E287-288)
<p><b>No More Atrocities with Guns Act or the No MAGA Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit, with respect to a semiautomatic assault weapon, the following:</p> <ul> <li>sale or delivery by a licensed gun dealer, importer, manufacturer, or collector to an individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under age 21; </li> <li> transfer by a private party to an individual under age 21; and </li> <li>possession or ownership by an individual under age 21. </li> </ul> <p>The prohibitions do not apply if the individual under age 21 is a law enforcement officer or active-duty member of the Armed Forces.</p>
HR 5090 - Rep. Anthony Brown (DEM-MD)
Raise the Age Act
03/20/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5095 - Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
Veterans Cancer Treatment Flexibility Act of 2018
02/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5097 - Rep. Tom Rice (REP-SC)
PAVE Act of 2018
02/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5098 - Rep. Eric Swalwell (DEM-CA)
Expanding Wounded in Action Notification Act
02/27/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5101 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (DEM-MA)
Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act
02/27/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
HR 5115 - Rep. Andre Carson (DEM-IN)
RARE Act of 2018
03/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 512 - Rep. Ted Yoho (REP-FL)
WINGMAN Act
02/14/2017 - Senate - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5125 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018
02/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5126 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
Deterring and Defeating Rocket and Missile Threats to Israel Act of 2018
02/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
HR 5130 - Rep. Claudia Tenney (REP-NY)
Ensuring Veterans Access to Military Fitness Facilities Act of 2018
02/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
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 5141 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 5144 - Rep. Rod Blum (REP-IA)
Contracting Compliance Act
03/01/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
HR 5146 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
TECH Careers Act
03/01/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5152 - Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program for eligible nonprofit organizations to carry out positive psychology reconditioning programs for veterans.
03/01/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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 5167 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Foreign Service Officer Civil Relief Act of 2018
03/05/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5170 - Rep. Bruce Westerman (REP-AR)
FLIP Act
03/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
HR 5177 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
Encouraging Veteran Employment Act of 2018
03/06/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5182 - Rep. Ruben Gallego (DEM-AZ)
CORRUPT Act
03/06/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5186 - Rep. Mark Meadows (REP-NC)
Veterans Securing Schools Act of 2018
04/06/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5191 - Rep. Mike Coffman (REP-CO)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish Alzheimer's Disease research, education, and clinical centers.
03/07/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5193 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5195 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act of 2018
03/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
HR 5196 - Rep. Steven Palazzo (REP-MS)
CENOTE Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 5199 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2018
03/07/2018 - 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.
...This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Department of Education to establish a program to provide children with parents on active duty in the uniformed services with funds for specified educational purposes. Children of active duty service members who reside in a local education agency that receives payments under the Impact Aid Program or who reside within the boundaries of a federal military installation are eligible to receive funds.</p>
HR 520 - Rep. Mark Amodei (REP-NV)
National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
04/11/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 482.
...Under the bill, projects that provide minerals vital to job creation, energy infrastructure, American economic competitiveness, and national security must be considered to be "infrastructure projects" as described in Executive Order 13604, entitled "Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects" dated March 22, 2012.This order directed federal agencies to significantly reduce the time required to make permitting and review decisions on infrastructure projects.</p> <p>The bill sets forth general requirements for an existing mineral exploration or mine permit application.</p> <p>The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)or the Forest Service shall appoint a project lead for the mine permitting process to coordinate with other agencies to ...
HR 5214 - Rep. Bradley Byrne (REP-AL)
Protecting Our Children's Future Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 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 5215 - Rep. Jack Bergman (REP-MI)
Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misuse Mitigation Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misuse Mitigation Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prohibit employees who have knowingly misused VA purchase cards from serving as purchase card holders or approving officials. </p> <p>Such prohibition shall be in addition to any other applicable penalty.</p>
HR 5217 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Transforming Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies Act of 2017
03/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
HR 5222 - Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (DEM-HI)
Korean War Combat Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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 5223 - Rep. Ro Khanna (DEM-CA)
Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act
03/19/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5246 - Rep. Steve Russell (REP-OK)
VA Medical Center Improvement Act
03/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5273 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018
03/14/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5291 - Rep. Niki Tsongas (DEM-MA)
Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act
03/28/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
HR 5301 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from requiring a surviving spouse of a veteran to return certain payments for a month in which the veteran dies.
03/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5303 - Rep. Rob Bishop (REP-UT)
Full Count Act of 2018
03/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5304 - Rep. Jamie Raskin (DEM-MD)
Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging Act of 2018
03/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5308 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act
03/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
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 5313 - Rep. Mo Brooks (REP-AL)
End Federal Shutdowns Act of 2018
03/15/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
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 5320 - Rep. Mark Meadows (REP-NC)
Responsible DOD Leasing Act of 2018
03/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
HR 5328 - Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]
Guam Land Return Act of 2018
04/04/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
HR 5348 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Military Career Intermission Program Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5356 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
National Security Commission Artificial Intelligence Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 5357 - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP-FL)
Nuclear Cooperation Reform Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 5360 - Rep. Mark Meadows (REP-NC)
Tax Credit for Veterans and Retired Law Enforcement Officers for Securing Schools Act
03/21/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 5384 - Rep. Mark Pocan (DEM-WI)
Debt-Free College Act
03/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5388 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
Data Accountability and Trust Act
03/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
HR 539 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017
02/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the scope and responsibilities of the United States Preventive Services Task Force to require it to: (1) publish research plans to guide its review of scientific evidence relating to the effectiveness of preventive services; (2) make evidence reports and recommendations available for public comment; (3) establish a system for grading preventive care (Grades A, B, C, and D and a Grade I for insufficient information); and (4) convene a preventive services stakeholders board to provide feedback on task force activities and recommend preventive services and scientific evidence for the task force to review. Members of the task force and the preventive services stakeholders board must disclose conflicts of interest.</p> <p>The Government ...
HR 5392 - Rep. John Carter (REP-TX)
MINOR Act
03/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5397 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Veterans Residential Care Choice Act
03/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5402 - Rep. Barry Loudermilk (REP-GA)
Government Customer Service Accountability and Improvement Act of 2018
03/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5410 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (DEM-OH)
SAFER Now Act
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5413 - Rep. Brian Mast (REP-FL)
Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act of 2018
03/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5418 - Rep. Jack Bergman (REP-MI)
Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act
05/22/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><b>Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in procuring medical, surgical, dental, or laboratory items for VA medical facilities through the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program, to: (1) award contracts to multiple regional prime vendors instead of a single nationwide prime vendor; and (2) prohibit a prime vendor from solely designing, or purchasing from, the formulary of items available for MSPV purchase.</p> <p>The VA shall: (1) ensure that each VA employee who conducts formulary analyses or makes decisions about including items on the formulary has relevant medical expertise, and (2) provide Congress with periodic lists of such individuals and their medical expertise listed by ...
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 5428 - Rep. Joaquin Castro (DEM-TX)
Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act
04/05/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, 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 5434 - Rep. Ted Lieu (DEM-CA)
Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2018
04/05/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 544 - Rep. Paul Cook (REP-CA)
Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act
02/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
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 5452 - Rep. Julia Brownley (DEM-CA)
Reduce Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act of 2018
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5467 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018
04/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5479 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Military Taxpayer Assistance Act
04/11/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 5482 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
Military Biodefense Readiness and Protection Act of 2018
04/13/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
HR 5486 - Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
Veteran Employment and Child Care Access Act of 2018
04/12/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5487 - Rep. Jim Costa (DEM-CA)
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act of 2018
04/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
HR 5494 - Rep. Trent Kelly (REP-MS)
Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Adjustment Act of 2018
04/12/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
HR 5500 - Rep. David Rouzer (REP-NC)
Veterans' Credit Protection Act
04/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5501 - Rep. Norma Torres (DEM-CA)
End Corruption in the Northern Triangle Act
06/04/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
HR 5515 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
06/19/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
...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 5520 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018
05/18/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 533.
<p><b>VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of certain forms of cannabis and cannabis delivery for veterans enrolled in the VA health care system diagnosed with conditions such as chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.</p> <p>Collected data shall be preserved in a manner that facilitates further research.</p>
HR 5521 - Rep. Vicky Hartzler (REP-MO)
VA Hiring Enhancement Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5522 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Readiness Act of 2018
04/17/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
HR 5528 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
SWORDD Act of 2018
04/18/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
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 5538 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain additional periods of active duty service for purposes of suspending charges to veterans' entitlement to educational assistance under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during periods of suspended ...
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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 5550 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
AID Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 5553 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
Loya-Sears Warrior Transition Assistance Reform Act of 2018
04/19/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5566 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
To establish a technology-based job training and education program.
04/18/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5567 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
To enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at DOE National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security ...
04/18/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5569 - Rep. Mike Quigley (DEM-IL)
To establish a pilot program to enhance the mapping of urban flooding and associated property damage and the availability of such mapped data to homeowners, businesses, and localities to help understand and mitigate the risk of such flooding, and for other purposes.
04/19/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
HR 5576 - Rep. Ted Yoho (REP-FL)
To address state-sponsored cyber activities against the United States, and for other purposes.
04/18/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, 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.
HR 558 - Rep. Barry Loudermilk (REP-GA)
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act
05/16/2017 - Senate - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 86.
HR 5588 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the city of Vallejo, California, for the transfer of Mare Island Naval Cemetery in Vallejo, California, and for other purposes.
04/23/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into an agreement with the city of Vallejo, California, for the transfer to the VA of Mare Island Naval Cemetery in Vallejo, California, to be maintained as a national shrine. </p>
HR 5591 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
SHIELDS Act
04/25/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5592 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Department of State Authorization Act of 2018
04/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5593 - Rep. Darren Soto (DEM-FL)
Protect Patriot Spouses Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
HR 5601 - Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3]
Survey Our Military Impacted Schools Act
05/25/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5612 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
To require the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Director of National Intelligence, to report on Iranian expenditures supporting foreign military and terrorist activities, and for other purposes.
04/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5619 - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (DEM-TX)
Emergency Port of Entry Personnel and Infrastructure Funding Act of 2018
05/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
...This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to hire, train, and assign to duty, by September 30, 2023: (1) 5,000 additional full-time U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to serve on all inspection lanes and enforcement teams at U.S. land ports of entry on the northern and southern borders, and (2) 350 full-time support staff for all U.S. ports of entry. </p> <p>The bill also requires DHS to:</p> <ul> <li>ensure that each CBP officer is equipped with a secure two-way communication and satellite-enabled device that allows communication between ports of entry and inspection stations and with other law enforcement entities; </li> <li>award grants for the purchase of identification and detection equipment and mobile, hand-held, two-way communication devices for ...
HR 5621 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
Vietnam Human Rights Act
06/04/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
HR 5622 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
PERSIST Against MST Act
04/26/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5634 - Rep. Matt Gaetz (REP-FL)
Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5639 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Communications Jobs Training Act of 2018
04/26/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 5644 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
VET OPP Act
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
<p><b>Veterans' Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2018 or the VET OPP Act of 2018</b></p> <p>This bill establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs: (1) the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration to administer economic opportunity assistance programs for veterans and their dependents and survivors, and (2) the position of Under Secretary for Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition to head such administration.</p>
HR 5649 - Rep. Jodey Arrington (REP-TX)
Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William `Bill' Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5657 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (DEM-NY)
Gladys Ricart Gun Offender Registry Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5671 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
Burn Pits Accountability Act
05/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
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 5677 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
International Security Assistance Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
HR 5680 - Rep. Don Bacon (REP-NE)
To provide for the establishment of the Taiwan Defense Assessment Commission, and for other purposes.
05/07/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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 5683 - Rep. Jim Banks (REP-IN)
Department of Veterans Affairs Oversight Enhancement Act of 2018
05/07/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5689 - Rep. Kevin Cramer (REP-ND)
Secretary of Defense to provide for the inclusion of the names of the crew members of the USS Frank E. Evans killed on June 3, 1969 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
05/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
<p>This bill directs the Department of Defense to include on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, the names of the 74 crew members of the USS <i>Frank E. Evans</i> killed on June 3, 1969.</p>
HR 5693 - Rep. Clay Higgins (REP-LA)
Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), during the three-year period beginning on October 1, 2019, to transfer upon request a veteran for whom the VA is required to provide nursing home care to a medical foster home that meets VA standards. A veteran shall agree, as a transfer condition, to accept VA home health services.</p>
HR 5699 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
HOST Act of 2018
05/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 5707 - Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]
START Act
05/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5713 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
National Guard Promotion Accountability Act
05/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
HR 5722 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - 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 5727 - Rep. John Curtis (REP-UT)
Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5739 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Prescription Drug and Medical Device Price Review Board Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on 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 574 - Rep. Jose Serrano (DEM-NY)
Cuba Reconciliation Act
02/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
...The bill permits: (1) installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment and facilities in Cuba, including telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba; and (2) travel to and from Cuba by U.S. citizens or residents. <p>The U.S. Postal Service shall provide direct mail service to and from Cuba.
HR 5741 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
Military Research and Development Act
05/09/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5754 - Rep. Ted Yoho (REP-FL)
Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018
05/17/2018 - Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
HR 576 - Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]
Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act
02/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
...This bill allows the Department of the Treasury to enter into agreements with state and local governments for social-impact partnership projects for which federal funds shall be awarded only if a project achieves certain agreed-upon outcomes resulting in both social benefit and federal, state, or local savings. In carrying out these agreements, Treasury must consult with the Federal Interagency Council on Social Impact Partnerships and the Commission on Social Impact Partnerships (both newly established by the bill). Treasury may transfer to another federal agency the authority to administer the agreements.</p> <p>At least 50% of all federal payments made under such agreements must be used for initiatives that directly benefit ...
HR 5763 - Rep. Alan Lowenthal (DEM-CA)
Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act
05/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
HR 5774 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
COACH 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 578 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Military Residency Choice Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 5781 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Students LIVE Act of 2018
05/11/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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 5786 - Rep. Charlie Dent (REP-PA)
Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
05/11/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 518.
HR 5805 - Rep. Conor Lamb (DEM-PA)
To designate certain amounts authorized to be appropriated for the provision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of hospital care and medical services in non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities pursuant to contracts as changes in concepts and definitions for certain budgetary purposes, and ...
05/15/2018 - Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 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 5819 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
BURMA Act of 2018
05/17/2018 - Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
HR 5822 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5824 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Assist Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
HR 5829 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
VA Opioid Prescribing Rates Accountability Act
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5830 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
Veteran PEER Act
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5831 - Rep. Mark Takano (DEM-CA)
Keith Nolan Air Force Deaf Demonstration Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5841 - Rep. Robert Pittenger (REP-NC)
Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 53 - 0.
HR 5851 - Rep. William Keating (DEM-MA)
To provide for the termination of residential or motor vehicle leases and telephone service contracts for combat support agency personnel working in combat theaters of operation.
05/16/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5863 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
To limit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey.
05/17/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 5864 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5865 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
To establish programs related to prevention of prescription opioid misuse, and for other purposes.
05/17/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, 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 5866 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to receive work-study allowances for certain outreach services provided through congressional offices, and ...
05/17/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5874 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
HR 5879 - Rep. John Garamendi (DEM-CA)
Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2018
05/23/2018 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4586)
HR 5882 - Rep. Cheri Bustos (DEM-IL)
Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act
05/23/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5883 - Rep. William Keating (DEM-MA)
To require the Secretary of Defense, in concurrence with the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a strategy for removing unexploded ordnance in Syria and Iraq, and for other purposes.
05/18/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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 5895 - Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]
Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019
06/21/2018 - Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
...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 5910 - Rep. Val Demings (DEM-FL)
Defend Against Russian Disinformation and Aggression Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Oversight and Government Reform, 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 5918 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Department of Defense Service Dog Training Therapy Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5920 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Improvement Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 5921 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (DEM-NH)
PFAS Registry Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 5922 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Vietnam-Era Veterans Hepatitis C Testing Enhancement Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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 5933 - Rep. Doug Collins (REP-GA)
Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 2018
05/23/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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 5938 - Res. Com. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (NPP-PR)
Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5940 - Rep. Ann Kuster (DEM-NH)
To require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on victims in military criminal investigative organization reports, and for other purposes.
05/23/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR 5945 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
Corey Adams Searchlight Act
05/23/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 5951 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act of 2018
05/24/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
HR 5952 - Rep. John Culberson (REP-TX)
Science Appropriations Act, 2019
05/24/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 544.
HR 5954 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
HR 5959 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
Natural Gas Parity Act
05/24/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, and 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 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 5965 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act
05/24/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Veterans' Affairs, 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 5966 - Rep. William Keating (DEM-MA)
Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2018
05/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5974 - Rep. Jeff Denham (REP-CA)
VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 5980 - Rep. Keith Rothfus (REP-PA)
CODE RED Act
05/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5981 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
To amend title 44, United States Code, to prohibit the Archivist from charging certain fees to veterans for destroyed records regarding such veterans, and for other purposes.
05/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HR 5986 - Rep. Scott Taylor (REP-VA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot program on posttraumatic growth, and for other purposes.
05/29/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 5993 - Rep. Josh Gottheimer (DEM-NJ)
Fixing Housing Access Act of 2018
06/01/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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 6001 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
To safeguard certain technology and intellectual property in the United States from export to or influence by the People's Republic of China and to protect United States industry from unfair competition by the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.
06/05/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, 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.
HR 601 - Rep. Nita Lowey (DEM-NY)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
09/08/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-56.
...This bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to state that it shall be U.S. policy to work with partner countries, other donors, multilateral institutions, the private sector, and nongovernmental and civil society organizations (including faith-based organizations) to promote basic education through programs that: (1) respond to the needs and capacities of developing countries to improve literacy and other basic skills; (2) strengthen educational systems, expand access to safe learning environments (including by breaking down barriers to basic education for women and girls), and support the engagement of parents in their children's education; (3) promote education as a foundation for economic growth; and (4) monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of basic education ...
HR 6010 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
To require an unclassified interagency report on the political influence operations of the Chinese Government and Communist Party with respect to the United States, and for other purposes.
06/05/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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 6012 - Rep. Eliot Engel (DEM-NY)
North Korea Nuclear Baseline Act
06/06/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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 6013 - Rep. Rob Bishop (REP-UT)
Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act
06/11/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
HR 6018 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018
06/06/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 6024 - Rep. Bobby Rush (DEM-IL)
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 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR 6027 - Rep. Joaquin Castro (DEM-TX)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide a process by which a family member of a deceased individual who is eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs burn pit registry may register for such registry on behalf of the deceased individual.
06/07/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 6033 - Rep. Alan Lowenthal (DEM-CA)
To establish in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department of State a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Peoples, and for other purposes.
06/07/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 6065 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
DEFENSE Act of 2018
06/11/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
HR 6066 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (REP-OH)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the productivity of the management of Department of Veterans Affairs health care, and for other purposes.
06/13/2018 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
HR 6072 - Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (REP-FL)
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
06/12/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 584.
HR 609 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the ""Abie Abraham VA Clinic"".
03/13/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-9.
<p>This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the "Abie Abraham VA Clinic."</p>
HR 6099 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 6101 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (REP-PA)
VA Personnel Equity Act of 2018
06/14/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
HR 611 - Rep. Doug Lamborn (REP-CO)
VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct. The VA may remove such individual from the civil service or demote the individual through a reduction in grade or annual pay rate. </p> <p> A demoted individual shall not be placed on administrative leave or any other category of paid leave during the appeals period and can receive pay only if he or she reports for duty.</p> <p>The bill: (1) establishes an expedited appeals process by the Merit Systems Protection Board, (2) amends the disability benefits appeals process, (3) prescribes restrictions on the VA's authority to remove or demote an employee, and (4) establishes whistleblower protections. </p> <p> The VA shall reduce the federal annuity of an ...
HR 6110 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018'
06/20/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
HR 6117 - Rep. Cedric Richmond (DEM-LA)
Choose Medicare Act
06/14/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 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 6136 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 6136 is postponed until a time to be announced.
HR 6139 - Rep. Bill Huizenga (REP-MI)
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers.
06/21/2018 - Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
HR 6151 - Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify qualifying veterans of a covered change of service reducing or eliminating a medical service provided at a medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
06/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 6157 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
06/20/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 598.
HR 6161 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (REP-WA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to waive fees for Purple Heart recipients serving on active duty for loans guaranteed under the home loan program of Department of Veterans Affairs.
06/20/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
HR 629 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 632 - Rep. Grace Meng (DEM-NY)
Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 645 - Rep. Mike Bost (REP-IL)
Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service Act
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
HR 664 - Rep. David Joyce (REP-OH)
STOP OD Act of 2017
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
...This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to impose a fee on persons convicted of drug offenses. Collected amounts are made available for the HHS grants in this bill.</p> <p>Specified agencies must submit to the Office of E-Government and Information Technology of the Office of Management and Budget an inventory of agency data centers and a strategy to consolidate and optimize the data centers.</p> <p>The bill revises reporting requirements for the Department of Defense (DOD) regarding data centers. DOD and the Director of National Intelligence may waive this bill's data center requirements for any national security system.</p> <p>The bill sets forth requirements for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, including that the office must publish a goal for cost savings ...
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 691 - Rep. Todd Rokita (REP-IN)
CHOICE Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...This bill amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act to include among the eligibility criteria for opportunity scholarships, a requirement that a student in Washington, DC is enrolled, or will be enrolled for the next school year, in a public or private elementary or secondary school. (Opportunity scholarships are provided to low-income DC students to enable them to attend a participating private school of their choice.)</p> <p>The bill also amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to allow states that have established a program which allows the parents of disabled children to use public or private funds for assistance with the cost of their children attending a private school, to supplement those funds with their allocation of federal special education funds.</...
HR 695 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018
02/08/2018 - Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 695 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 44. Record Vote Number: 29. (CR S798)
<p><b>Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to direct the Department of Justice to establish a program to provide national criminal history background checks and criminal history reviews for individuals who apply to work or volunteer at organizations that serve children, elderly adults, or individuals with disabilities. </p>
HR 703 - Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (DEM-TX)
Apollo I Memorial Act
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.
<p><b>Apollo I Memorial Act</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of the Army to construct in Arlington National Cemetery a memorial marker in honor of the three crew members of the mission that became known as the Apollo I mission who died during a launch rehearsal test on January 27, 1967, at the Kennedy Space Center. </p>
HR 750 - Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
02/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) items that: (1) are designed or configured to meet an individual's unique needs and capacities; (2) are primarily used to serve a medical or functional purpose; and (3) require certain services to ensure appropriate design, configuration, and use. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall designate CRT items and establish eligibility criteria with respect to such items, in accordance with specified exclusions and other requirements. </p> <p>The CMS must also establish: (1) a payment system applicable to CRT items, subject to clinical conditions and other specified requirements; (2) ...
HR 753 - Rep. Adam Smith (DEM-WA)
Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017
02/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
...This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to: (1) develop a force structure plan (plan) for the Armed Forces based on a DOD assessment of threats to U.S. national security for FY2018-FY2038; (2) conduct a comprehensive inventory of military installations world-wide for each military department; and (3) submit a certification of whether the need exists for DOD to consolidate, close, or realign military installations (installation actions).</p> <p>DOD may begin a round for the selection of installation actions only after Congress has had 90 days to consider such certification. The President may not begin such actions if Congress enacts a joint resolution of disapproval of the plan, inventory, or certification during such period.</p> <p>DOD must certify that a round of installation ...
 
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