News From The United States Congress

Summary of this past week in Congress
The house introduced two hundred and twenty-four bills, while the Senate did one hundred and thirty-six. The house passed eleven bills and the Senate three.

Introduced Senate Bills

  • Feb 07: A bill to increase the rates of pay under the General Schedule and other statutory pay systems and for prevailing rate employees by 3.6 percent, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a stewardship fee on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the establishment of exchange programs relating to cybersecurity positions between the private sector and certain Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to research on autism spectrum disorder and enhance programs relating to autism, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to clarify the congressional intent behind the requirements relating to immediate suspension orders and corrective action plans under the Controlled Substances Act that were added by the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures in connections with marijuana sales conducted in compliance with State law.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide for the sealing of records relating to Federal nonviolent criminal offenses related to substance use disorders, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the gap between Federal and State marijuana policy, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of Aretha Franklin.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation and regulation of marijuana products, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to revoke the approval of one opioid pain medication for each new opioid pain medication approved.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to establish procedures regarding the approval of opioid dugs by the Food and Drug Administration.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financial aid.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide immigration status for certain battered spouses and children.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to facilitate lawful international trade by increasing the daily commercial hours of operation at designated ports of entry along the southern border, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to promote behavioral health crisis response training among law enforcement officers.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide a pay incentive for border patrol agents to complete emergency medical technician and paramedic training, to ensure that language interpretation services are available at all U.S. Border Patrol stations, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to establish a Counterterrorism Advisory Board, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the qualifying advanced coal project credit, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to establish a Federal rotational cyber workforce program for the Federal cyber workforce.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the publication of the annual reports required under the Presidential Orders on Buy American and Hire American and Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to plan, develop, and make recommendations to increase access to sexual assault examinations for survivors by holding hospitals accountable and supporting the providers that serve them.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to encourage the research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in the construction and preservation of the domestic transportation and water infrastructure system, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to acquire and enhance technology and assets in rural or remote areas near the southern border and to establish an Agent Mobility Demonstration Program.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to prohibit the research and development, production, and deployment of the Trident D5 low-yield nuclear warhead, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices and judges of the courts of the United States.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to gather information about the illicit production of illicit fentanyl in foreign countries and to withhold bilateral assistance from countries that do not have emergency scheduling procedures for new illicit drugs, cannot prosecute criminals for the manufacture or distribution of controlled substance analogues, or do not require the registration of tableting machine and encapsulating machines.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to support the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Yemen, to address the resulting humanitarian crisis, and to hold the perpetrators responsible for murdering a Saudi dissident.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend section 1202 of title 5, United States Code, to modify the continuation of service provision for members of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from operating unlicensed temporary emergency shelters for unaccompanied alien children.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to improve the orderly transfer of the executive power during Presidential transitions.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to authorize a special resource study on the spread vectors of chronic wasting disease in Cervidae, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to clarify that funding for the standard setting body designated pursuant to section 19(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 is not subject to the sequester.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to reduce the ability of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to engage in inappropriate civil immigration enforcement actions that harm unaccompanied alien children and to ensure the safety and welfare of unaccompanied alien children.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to clarify that funding for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is not subject to the sequester.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to clarify that funding for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation is not subject to the sequester.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide increased labor law protections for agricultural workers, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to help facilitate the adoption of composite technology in infrastructure in the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to direct the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to submit to Congress a report on the merits of, and options for, establishing an institute relating to space resources, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to increase access to agency guidance documents.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts paid for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or a license to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of a 529 account.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on certain prescription drugs which have been subject to a price spike, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to improve efforts to identify and reduce Governmentwide improper payments, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide for the administration of certain national monuments, to establish a National Monument Enhancement Fund, and to establish certain wilderness areas in the States of New Mexico and Nevada.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide for the retention and service of transgender individuals in the Armed Forces.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to appropriately limit the impact of the presence of large Federal installations in the delineation of core based statistical areas.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: A resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.
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  • Feb 07: A bill to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
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  • Feb 07: A resolution honoring the life of Rosemary Mariner.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Budget.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Special Committee on Aging.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Judiciary.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
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  • Feb 07: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require the Secretary of Defense to initiate investigations and to provide for congressional disapproval of certain actions, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to shorten monopoly periods for prescription drugs that are the subjects of sudden price hikes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Act of 1996 to modify the funding limitation.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to promote conservation and efficiency.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to establish an Intercountry Adoption Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend title 13, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Commerce to provide advance notice to Congress before changing any questions on the decennial census, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain Federally-subsidized loan repayments for dental school faculty.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to require annual reports on religious intolerance in Saudi Arabian educational materials, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to establish a grant program to provide assistance to States to prevent and repair damage to structures due to pyrrhotite.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to establish a grant program to provide assistance to prevent and repair damage to structures due to pyrrhotite.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to avoid duplicative annual reporting under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation (TIFIA) program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the national limitation amount for qualified highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for, and make determinations regarding, roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the “Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building”.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase survivors benefits for disabled widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to provide for the study and evaluation of net metering, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles and to provide for a Federal Highway user fee on alternative fuel vehicles.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to reauthorize title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve and encourage innovation in international education, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prevent the inter partes review process for challenging patents from diminishing competition in the pharmaceutical industry and with respect to drug innovation, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: A resolution recognizing the staff of the Office of Legislative Counsel of the Senate on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Office.
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  • Feb 06: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.
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  • Feb 06: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Select Committee on Intelligence.
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  • Feb 06: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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  • Feb 06: A resolution improving procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.
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  • Feb 06: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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  • Feb 06: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to require the development of ethics plans for certain transition teams, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to ensure that ZTE Corporation complies with all probationary conditions set forth in the settlement agreement entered into between ZTE Corporation and the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to extend the authorization for the MotorCities National Heritage Area in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the manifestation period required for the presumptions of service connection for chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, and acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to modify the exemptions from certain disclosure requirements.
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  • Feb 05: A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2019 as “National Stalking Awareness Month”.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow charitable organizations to make statements relating to political campaigns if such statements are made in the ordinary course of carrying out its tax exempt purpose.
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  • Feb 05: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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  • Feb 05: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
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  • Feb 05: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include fuel cells using electromechanical processes for purposes of the energy tax credit.
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  • Feb 05: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Armed Services.
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  • Feb 05: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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  • Feb 05: A resolution honoring the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Lindsborg, Kansas.
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  • Feb 05: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Finance.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to jump-start economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to prohibit the use of amounts appropriated for military construction or the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognition Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to promote international exchanges on best election practices, cultivate more secure democratic institutions around the world, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Garrison Diversion Unit Project Oakes Test Area in Dickey County, North Dakota, to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote retirement savings on behalf of small business employees by making improvements to SIMPLE retirement accounts and easing the transition from a SIMPLE plan to a 401(k) plan, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify safe harbor requirements applicable to automatic contribution arrangements, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans.
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  • Feb 04: A bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area.
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Introduced House Bills

  • Feb 08: To amend title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the removal of certain items under category I, II, or III of the United States Munitions List.
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  • Feb 08: For the relief of Roberto Luis Dunoyer Mejia, Consuelo Cardona Molina, Camilo Dunoyer Cardona, and Pablo Dunoyer Cardona.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette syndrome.
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  • Feb 08: To provide advance appropriations authority for certain accounts of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education of the Department of the Interior and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his contributions to the Nation by the promotion of nonviolence.
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  • Feb 08: To conduct a special resource study of Fort Pillow Historic State Park in Henning, Tennessee, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide inscriptions for spouses and children on certain headstones and markers furnished by the Secretary.
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  • Feb 08: To ensure labor organization transparency and accountability.
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  • Feb 08: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on physical security at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, to direct the Secretary to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for continuing appropriations in the absence of regular appropriations, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend title III of the Social Security Act to permit States to conduct substance abuse risk assessments and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation and regulation of marijuana products, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the gap between Federal and State marijuana policy, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 08: To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
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  • Feb 08: To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.
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  • Feb 07: To clarify certain land descriptions under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that gain or loss on the sale or exchange of certain coins or bullion is exempt from recognition.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide increased labor law protections for agricultural workers, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To require any amounts remaining in Members’ Representational Allowances at the end of a fiscal year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.
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  • Feb 07: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign $20 Federal reserve notes so as to include a likeness of Harriet Tubman, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To plan, develop, and make recommendations to increase access to sexual assault examinations for survivors by holding hospitals accountable and supporting the providers that serve them.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To require reports by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of National Intelligence relating to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To prohibit the removal from the United States of certain veterans, to expedite their naturalization, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To increase the rates of pay under the statutory pay systems and for prevailing rate employees by 3.6 percent, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
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  • Feb 07: To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To require the Congressional Budget Office to make publicly available the fiscal and mathematical models, data, and other details of computations used in cost analysis and scoring.
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  • Feb 07: To prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financial aid.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 18, United States Code, to limit the authority of States and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar and income limitations on the deduction for student loan interest.
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  • Feb 07: To prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from operating unlicensed temporary emergency shelters for unaccompanied alien children.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that the temporary refundable portion of the child tax credit is not less than the payroll taxes paid by the taxpayer.
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  • Feb 07: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain non-Federal lands, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require a school food authority to make publicly available any waiver of the Buy American requirement, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices and judges of the courts of the United States.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for a study on the use of social media in security clearance investigations.
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  • Feb 07: To ensure timely completion of the concurrent resolution on the budget and regular appropriation bills, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for the administration of certain national monuments, to establish a National Monument Enhancement Fund, and to establish certain wilderness areas in the States of New Mexico and Nevada.
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  • Feb 07: To modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payments of qualified education loans.
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  • Feb 07: To designate the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area in the State of Oregon.
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  • Feb 07: To strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities through robust public-sector, private-sector, and community partnerships and engagement, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for direct payment to physician assistants under the Medicare program for certain services furnished by such physician assistants.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations to require public corporations to disclose political expenditures, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend section 1341 of title 31, United States Code, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to require that covered persons develop and implement emergency contingency plans.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for improvements in the treatment of detainees, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To give effect to more accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program and Medicare Advantage program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To streamline requirements for currency transaction reports and suspicious activity reports, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To require the Treasury to take a more prominent role in coordinating AML/CFT policy and examinations across the Government, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Truth in Lending Act to clarify the exclusion for seller-financers from the definition of mortgage originator, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
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  • Feb 07: To increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Arms Export Control Act to modify certification and report requirements relating to sales of major defense equipment with respect to which nonrecurring costs of research, development, and production are waived or reduced under the Arms Export Control Act, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for the retention and service of transgender individuals in the Armed Forces.
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  • Feb 07: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that sea level rise and flooding are of urgent concern impacting Florida that require proactive measures for community planning and the States tourism-based economy to adapt.
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  • Feb 07: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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  • Feb 07: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a specific oath be administered to any witness appearing before a committee.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require a school food authority to make publicly available any waiver of the Buy American requirement, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices and judges of the courts of the United States.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for a study on the use of social media in security clearance investigations.
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  • Feb 07: To ensure timely completion of the concurrent resolution on the budget and regular appropriation bills, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for the administration of certain national monuments, to establish a National Monument Enhancement Fund, and to establish certain wilderness areas in the States of New Mexico and Nevada.
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  • Feb 07: To modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payments of qualified education loans.
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  • Feb 07: To designate the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area in the State of Oregon.
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  • Feb 07: To strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities through robust public-sector, private-sector, and community partnerships and engagement, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for direct payment to physician assistants under the Medicare program for certain services furnished by such physician assistants.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations to require public corporations to disclose political expenditures, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend section 1341 of title 31, United States Code, to require payment of interest on back pay for employees affected by a lapse in appropriations.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to require that covered persons develop and implement emergency contingency plans.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for improvements in the treatment of detainees, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To authorize phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To give effect to more accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program and Medicare Advantage program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To streamline requirements for currency transaction reports and suspicious activity reports, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To require the Treasury to take a more prominent role in coordinating AML/CFT policy and examinations across the Government, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Truth in Lending Act to clarify the exclusion for seller-financers from the definition of mortgage originator, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
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  • Feb 07: To increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To amend the Arms Export Control Act to modify certification and report requirements relating to sales of major defense equipment with respect to which nonrecurring costs of research, development, and production are waived or reduced under the Arms Export Control Act, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 07: To provide for the retention and service of transgender individuals in the Armed Forces.
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  • Feb 07: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that sea level rise and flooding are of urgent concern impacting Florida that require proactive measures for community planning and the States tourism-based economy to adapt.
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  • Feb 07: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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  • Feb 07: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a specific oath be administered to any witness appearing before a committee.
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  • Feb 06: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 840) to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 86) providing amounts for the expenses of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title 38, United States Code, to amend the definition of the term “spouse” to recognize new State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To counter the mass arbitrary detention of Turkic Muslims, including Uighurs, within the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To direct the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to submit to Congress a report on the merits of, and options for, establishing an institute relating to space resources, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To authorize the Director of the United States Geological Survey to conduct monitoring, assessment, science, and research, in support of the binational fisheries within the Great Lakes Basin, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To reform certain ethics rules of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles and to provide for a Federal Highway user fee on alternative fuel vehicles.
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  • Feb 06: To provide for consistent and reliable authority and funding to meet conservation and deferred maintenance needs affecting lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise labeling requirements for fuel pumps that dispense E15, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To provide that a former Member of Congress or former senior Congressional employee who receives compensation as a lobbyist representing a foreign principal shall not be eligible for retirement benefits or certain other Federal benefits.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require a full military honors ceremony for certain deceased veterans, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish a uniform 5-year post-employment ban on all lobbying by former Members of Congress, to establish a uniform 2-year post-employment ban on all lobbying by former officers and employees of Congress, to lower the income threshold for applying such ban to former officers and employees of Congress, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require Members of Congress to disclose business ties with foreign entities, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to provide space-available travel on aircraft of the Department of Defense to children, surviving spouses, and siblings of members of the Armed Forces who die while serving in the active military, naval, or air service.
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  • Feb 06: To require agents and officers of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to wear body cameras, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Aretha Franklin in recognition of her contributions of outstanding artistic and historical significance to culture in the United States.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title 31, United States Code, to reimburse employees of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia, Federal contractors, and the States for certain costs incurred as a result of a Government shutdown, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To reunite families separated at or near ports of entry, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit immigration enforcement actions at sensitive locations, to clarify the powers of immigration officers at sensitive locations, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To provide that the rule entitled “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance” shall have no force or effect.
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  • Feb 06: To prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require the Secretary of Defense to initiate investigations and to provide for congressional disapproval of certain actions, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To provide for the study and evaluation of net metering, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to amend the schedule for rating disabilities to add a diagnostic code and evaluation criteria for obliterative bronchiolitis, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend title I of the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for internet openness, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the issuance of licenses to certain individuals connected to dealers of dogs who have had licenses revoked, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: 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.
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  • Feb 06: To establish a National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress’ powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain federally-subsidized loan repayments for dental school faculty.
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  • Feb 06: To provide for the designation of the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon as wild or recreation rivers, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of settlement agreements, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco River, Oregon.
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  • Feb 06: To withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon.
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  • Feb 06: To extend certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act until September 30, 2030, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prevent the inter partes review process for challenging patents from diminishing competition in the pharmaceutical industry and with respect to drug innovation, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 06: To promote registered apprenticeships and other work-based learning programs for small and medium-sized businesses within in-demand industry sectors, through the establishment and support of industry or sector partnerships.
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  • Feb 06: To provide for a study by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science examining the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors in estuarine environments.
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  • Feb 06: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
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  • Feb 06: To provide that certain guidance related to waivers for State innovation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall have no force or effect.
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  • Feb 06: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance”.
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  • Feb 06: Expressing support for the designation of July 12 as Collector Car Appreciation Day and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
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  • Feb 06: Establishing the Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program for the placement in offices of Members of the House of Representatives of children, spouses, and siblings of members of the Armed Forces who are hostile casualties or who have died from a training-related injury.
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  • Feb 06: Expressing support for designation of the week beginning February 3, 2019, as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week”.
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  • Feb 06: Denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.
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  • Feb 06: Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
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  • Feb 06: Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 962) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that eligible product developers have competitive access to approved drugs and licensed biological products, so as to enable eligible product developers to develop and test new products, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to provide leave because of the death of a son or daughter.
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  • Feb 05: To preserve appropriate and achievable Federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and corporate average fuel economy for cars and light trucks through model year 2025, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into appropriate arrangements with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on the health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To avoid duplicative annual reporting under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to create a demonstration project to fund additional secondary school counselors in troubled title I schools to reduce the dropout rate.
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  • Feb 05: To award a Congressional Gold Medal to all United States nationals who voluntarily joined the Canadian and British armed forces and their supporting entities during World War Two, in recognition of their dedicated service.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require inclusion of the taxpayers social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
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  • Feb 05: To require the Corps of Engineers to notify affected communities before releasing water contaminated with cyanobacteria from flood risk management projects, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for additional programs funded by grants to strengthen the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by, or the disposition of a firearm to, a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of animal cruelty.
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  • Feb 05: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
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  • Feb 05: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of Easterseals, a leading advocate and service provider for children and adults with disabilities, veterans, older adults, caregivers, and their families.
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  • Feb 05: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monument to Robert E. Lee at the Antietam National Battlefield, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To prohibit the use of Federal funds to build a wall along the southern border, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to require the development of ethics plans for certain transition teams, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To authorize the construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System and study of the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 05: To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
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  • Feb 05: To promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
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  • Feb 05: To amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to modify the exemptions from certain disclosure requirements.
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  • Feb 05: Expressing support for designation of the week of February 4, 2019, through February 8, 2019, as “National School Counseling Week”.
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  • Feb 05: Honoring the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Lindsborg, Kansas.
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  • Feb 05: Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.
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  • Feb 05: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there is a need to rebuild the Navy and ensure that it is prepared to engage with adversaries around the world through an increased investment in the United States naval power.
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  • Feb 04: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the crime of lying to Congress must be prosecuted equitably.
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  • Feb 04: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To allow certain grants to be used for the purpose of assisting victims of female genital mutilation, to classify the offense of female genital mutilation as a part II crime for purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States.
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  • Feb 04: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that traveling interstate or causing another to travel interstate for the purpose of female genital mutilation is prohibited, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.
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  • Feb 04: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain provisions of Public Law 115-97, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year in 2019.
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  • Feb 04: To reform the GEAR UP program.
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  • Feb 04: To prohibit consumer reporting agencies from including adverse information in certain consumer reports, and from making adverse determinations relating to security clearances, with respect to certain individuals affected by the Government shutdown, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To enact into law a framework for deciding whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” for purposes of determining whether the projectiles are armor piercing ammunition.
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  • Feb 04: To require the disclosure of the Federal income tax returns of the President.
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  • Feb 04: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To promote bilateral tourism through cooperation between the United States and Mexico.
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  • Feb 04: To extend the supplemental security income program to Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: Requiring the advice and consent of the Senate or an Act of Congress to suspend, terminate, or withdraw the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty and authorizing related litigation, and for other purposes.
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  • Feb 04: To amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.
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  • Feb 04: Supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
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  • Feb 04: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow charitable organizations to make statements relating to political campaigns if such statements are made in the ordinary course of carrying out its tax exempt purpose.
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  • Feb 04: Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2019, as National Cancer Prevention Day.
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  • Feb 04: 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.
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  • Feb 04: Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers.
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Passed Senate Bills

Senate Judiciary Committee,Feb 05: To amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America, and for other purposes.


House Veterans' Affairs Committee,Feb 05: A bill to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.


Feb 05: A bill to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.
Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 This bill authorizes assistance and weapons transfers to Israel, and extends defense cooperation with Jordan. It establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, and allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2019 The bill reauthorizes through FY2028 Foreign Military Financing to Israel. It extends loan guarantees to Israel through FY2023, and authorizes the President to transfer precision-guided munitions to the country. The bill directs the President to report on steps taken to help Israel secure a strategic trade authorization exception. United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act The bill extends through 2022 arrangements that allow certain defense articles to be transferred to Jordan on an expedited basis. The bill also directs the President to submit a report to Congress assessing the costs and benefits of establishing a fund to support private investment in Jordan. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to determine whether the Central Bank of Syria is a primary money-laundering concern and, if so, impose special measures on transactions involving the bank. The bill also imposes sanctions on individuals providing support for the Syrian government. Combating BDS Act of 2019 The bill allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities using boycotts, divestments, or sanctions to influence Israel’s policies. Such measures shall meet various requirements, including those related to written notice and comment.
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Feb 07: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 840) to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 86) providing amounts for the expenses of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
House Rules Committee:
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 840) to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 86) providing amounts for the expenses of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.Committees: House Rules Committee
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Feb 06: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and for other purposes.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The term “Cascadia Subduction Zone” means the landward-dipping fault that is approximately 684 miles long, separates the Juan De Fuca and North America plates, and stretches along a portion of the western coast of the United States beginning off Cape Mendocino, California, along the states of Oregon and Washington, to Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The President shall establish an Earthquake and Tsunami Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy and recommendations on how the nation should prepare and plan for, mitigate against, respond to, recover from, and more successfully adapt to an earthquake, tsunami, or combined earthquake and tsunami event in the Cascadia Subduction Zone The task force shall enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for developing recommendations for a federal research strategy to advance scientific understanding of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and resulting tsunami preparedness. FEMA shall be responsible for the nation’s efforts to reduce the loss of life and property, and to protect the nation, from an earthquake, tsunami, or combined earthquake and tsunami event.Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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Feb 06: To provide a lactation room in public buildings.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:
Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019 (Sec. 2) This bill requires that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and is available for use by members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, and contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet. A public building may be excluded from such requirement at the discretion of the official responsible for its operation if it does not contain a lactation room for employees and does not have a space that could be repurposed as one or that could be made private by using portable materials, at a reasonable cost; or the cost of new construction required to create a lactation room is not feasible. Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
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Feb 06: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for and make determinations regarding roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
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Feb 07: To amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require the maintenance of databases on awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court cases to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.
Committees: House Judiciary Committee
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Feb 06: To require the Federal Railroad Administration to provide appropriate congressional notice of comprehensive safety assessments conducted with respect to intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation.
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee:
This bill requires the Federal Railroad Administration (1) within 10 days after it initiates a comprehensive safety assessment of an entity providing regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail passenger service, to notify specified congressional committees and each Member of Congress representing a state in which the service that is the subject of the assessment being conducted is located, of the initiation of that assessment; and (2) within 90 days after completing such assessment, to report the findings of such assessment to such committees and Members.Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
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Feb 07: To direct the Attorney General to study issues relating to human trafficking, and for other purposes.
Committees: House Education and Labor
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Feb 07: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, and for other purposes.
Committees: House Judiciary Committee
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Feb 07: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes.
Committees: House Judiciary Committee
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Feb 06: To establish the Route 66 Centennial Commission, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66, and for other purposes.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:
Route 66 Centennial Commission Act This bill establishes the Route 66 Centennial Commission to honor Route 66 on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. The Department of Transportation shall prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66.Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
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Feb 06: Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
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