Congress Update of The Week

Summary of this past week in Congress

The House introduced thirty-one new bills.

Introduced House Bills

  • Apr 18: To direct the Postmaster General to modify any hard copy change of address form used by the United States Postal Service so that such form contains a reminder that any individual using such form should update the individual’s voter registration as a result of any change in address.
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  • Apr 18: To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the “Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic”.
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  • Apr 18: To amend titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to provide a contracting preference for contractors that retain American jobs and purchase goods and services in the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to the definition of “family farmer”.
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  • Apr 18: To expand in-country processing of family units and minors in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to provide relief to the southern border and uphold access to humanitarian protection consistent with U.S. laws.
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  • Apr 18: To require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To provide for the upgrade of the vehicle fleet of the United States Postal Service, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to ensure compensation for certain hours of work for border patrol agents, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Small Business Act to clarify the intention of Congress that the Administrator of the Small Business Administration is subject to certain requirements with respect to establishing size standards for small business concerns, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Small Business Act to provide interim partial payment to small business contractors that request an equitable adjustment due to a change in the terms of a construction contract, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To require the Secretary of State to submit annual reports reviewing the educational material used by the Palestinian Authority or the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in the West Bank and Gaza, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the disclosure of tax returns of candidates for the office of President or Vice President, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To provide that an individual who uses marijuana in compliance with State law may not be denied occupancy of federally assisted housing, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to Congress notice of any suicide or attempted suicide of a veteran in a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 18: To express the sense of the House of Representatives that all briefings held by the President or Federal agencies should be made available to the press, except for under circumstances that are consistent with Federal law.
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  • Apr 18: Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation.
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  • Apr 15: To authorize the 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.
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  • Apr 15: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the “65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building”.
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  • Apr 15: To reauthorize and extend funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps.
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  • Apr 15: To develop an immersive, real-life, scenario-based training curriculum for law enforcement personnel, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: To direct the Secretary of State to provide assistance to civil society organizations in Burma that work to secure the release of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Burma, and assistance to current and former prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Burma, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: To amend the Social Security Act, to amend the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2012, and to direct the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Labor, and Homeland Security, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to take certain actions to improve transition assistance to members of the Armed Forces who separate, retire, or are discharged from the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to require creditors to request demographic information from applicants for certain types of credit in order to prevent discriminatory lending practices with respect to those applicants, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: To amend section 3903 of title 31, United States Code, to establish accelerated payments applicable to contracts with certain small business concerns, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain veterans organizations to take into account the membership of spouses, widows, and widowers of members of the Armed Forces for purposes of determining tax exempt status.
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  • Apr 15: Recognizing the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi, and for other purposes.
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  • Apr 15: Recognizing the National Association of Letter Carriers one-day food drive.
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  • Apr 15: Supporting State, local, and community initiatives to encourage parents, teachers, camp counselors, and childcare professionals to take measures to prevent sunburns in the minors they care for, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that State, local, and community entities should continue to support efforts to curb the incidences of skin cancer beginning with childhood skin protection.
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