Weekly Roundup From Congress

This Weeks Congressional Roundup

While the Senate didn’t pass any bills this week, the House managed to pass nine. The house introduced one hundred and eighty-four bills, while the Senate did one hundred and ten.

Introduced Senate Bills

  • May 09: A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to require certain disclosures related to amicus activities.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit anticompetitive behaviors by drug product manufacturers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Federal share of the fishing safety standards grants.
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  • May 09: A bill to provide bankruptcy relief for student borrowers.
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  • May 09: A bill to reauthorize activities of the Maritime Administration, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish an initiative on improving the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to establish the Strength in Diversity Program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to immediately release certain grant funds awarded for mitigation activities under the Community Development Block Grant program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to authorize veterans service organizations to solicit donations at post offices before and after Federal holidays.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to improve child care protections provided through interstate background checks.
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  • May 09: A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to recognize employers with a commitment to helping employees balance workplace responsibilities and family obligations.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to add definitions for the terms “common carrier” and “personal operator”, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to revise the boundaries of a unit of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System in Topsail, North Carolina, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to preserve the option of States to implement health care marketplaces, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program under the Higher Education Act of 1965.
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  • May 09: A bill to establish eligibility requirements for education support professionals under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to promote the use of smart technologies and systems in communities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend title VIII of the Public Health Services Act to revise and extend nursing workforce development programs.
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  • May 09: A bill to protect consumers from usury.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to address the increased burden that maintaining the health and hygiene of infants and toddlers places on families in need, the resultant adverse health effects on children and families, and the limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the service obligation verification process for TEACH Grant recipients, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to reform prescription drug pricing and reduce out-of-pocket costs by ensuring consumers benefit from negotiated rebates.
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  • May 09: A bill to enhance the ability of the Office of the National Ombudsman to assist small businesses in meeting regulatory requirements and develop outreach initiatives to promote awareness of the services the Office of the National Ombudsman provides, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of municipal solid waste.
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  • May 09: A bill to require plans for military installations for full military funeral honors for veterans at such installations.
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  • May 09: A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of suicide prevention coordinators of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to require reporting regarding certain drug price increases, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the purchase of certain firearms by individuals under 21 years of age, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to manage supply chain risk through counterintelligence training, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain land, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to prohibit Members of Congress from purchasing or selling certain investments, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by States or their political subdivisions.
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  • May 09: A bill to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A resolution condemning Brunei’s dramatic human rights backsliding.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide a guarantee of residency for registration of businesses of spouses of members of the uniformed services, to improve occupational license portability for military spouses through interstate compacts, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to provide for a national Federal write-in absentee ballot for domestic use.
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  • May 09: A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Judge Damon Jerome Keith.
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  • May 09: A resolution authorizing the taking of a photograph in the Senate Chamber.
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  • May 08: A resolution recognizing the American Peanut Shellers Association for a century of effective leadership in the peanut industry and the beneficial work of the peanut industry in the United States and the State of Georgia.
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  • May 08: A resolution recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States.
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  • May 08: A resolution designating July 30, 2019, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”.
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  • May 08: A resolution opposing the lifting of sanctions imposed with respect to Iran without addressing Iran’s nuclear program, ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, and other destabilizing activities.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to eliminate barriers to providing child welfare services for children and youth in need, to provide additional resources to implement programmatic changes necessary to meet the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop standards for a “Reef Safe” label for sunscreen.
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  • May 08: A bill to repeal the multi-State plan program.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to designate Union Station in Washington, DC, as “Harry S. Truman Union Station”.
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  • May 08: A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on the effects of oxybenzone and octinoxate on the environment and public health, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to require the United States Postal Service to enter into an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to train employees of the Postal Service to identify illicit packages.
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  • May 08: A bill to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to encourage Federal agencies to expeditiously enter into or amend cooperative agreements with States for removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to establish an Early Federal Pell Grant Commitment Program.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require the Attorney General to make procurement quotas for opioid analgesics publicly available, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to incentivize States and localities to improve access to justice, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to remind prosecutors of their obligations under Supreme Court case law.
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  • May 08: A bill to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of increasing the numbers of school nurses in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the final pay and certificate of discharge or release for a reserve member of the Armed Forces is ready upon discharge or release of that member from active status.
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  • May 08: A bill to impose sanctions on individuals who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain military survivor benefits as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to amend title 13, United States Code, to require that any questionnaire used in determining the decennial census of population shall contain an option for respondents to indicate citizenship status.
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  • May 08: A bill to provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: A bill to provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and cost efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with substance use disorder and their families.
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  • May 08: A bill to authorize an AI Center of Excellence within the General Services Administration, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A resolution to authorize testimony and representation in State of Nevada v. Lacamera.
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  • May 07: A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to require certain protections for student loan borrowers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for AmeriCorps educational awards.
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  • May 07: A bill to establish a Federal Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for eldercare expenses.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require mandatory reporting of incidents of child abuse or neglect, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to expand enrollment in TSA PreCheck to expedite commercial travel screening and improve airport security.
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  • May 07: A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to collect data and issue a report on the opportunity zone tax incentives enacted by the 2017 tax reform legislation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend title XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.
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  • May 07: A bill to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for particular communities.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend and reauthorize the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary to provide for the use of data from the second preceding tax year to carry out the simplification of applications for the estimation and determination of financial aid eligibility, to increase the income threshold to qualify for a student aid index equal to or less than zero, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education on removing criminal and juvenile justice questions from their application for admissions process.
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  • May 07: A bill to authorize activities to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish an Office of Correctional Education, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A bill to require greater transparency for Federal regulatory decisions that impact small businesses.
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  • May 07: A bill to adopt a certain California flammability standard as a Federal flammability standard to protect against the risk of upholstered furniture flammability, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: A resolution designating May 18, 2019, as “Kids to Parks Day”.
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  • May 06: A resolution supporting the designation of the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019, as “National Small Business Week” and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners in the United States and the impact that small business owners have on their communities.
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  • May 06: A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
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  • May 06: A bill to eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution in Indian tribes and tribal organizations and to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian tribes and tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian tribal communities.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interference with voting systems under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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  • May 06: A bill to provide additional protections for our veterans.
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  • May 06: A bill to provide that the President must seek congressional approval before engaging members of the United States Armed Forces in military humanitarian operations.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to give preferential consideration to individuals who have successfully completed air traffic controller training and veterans when hiring air traffic control specialists, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill authorizing a program to promote innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate care for individuals presenting at emergency departments with acute mental health illness.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend the Animal Health Protection Act to establish a grant program for research on chronic wasting disease, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill to reauthorize and improve the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program.
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  • May 06: A bill to set forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2020 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2021 through 2029.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.
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  • May 06: A bill to strengthen Buy American requirements, and for other purposes.
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  • May 06: A bill to amend title XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to collect information under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program related to social determinants of health, and for other purposes.
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Introduced House Bills

  • May 10: To require the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury to conduct a study to identify disparities between communities in auto insurance costs and payout amounts based on the predominant racial makeup of such communities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax free distributions from section 529 college savings plans for certain expenses associated with registered apprenticeship programs.
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  • May 10: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multichannel video programming distributors to carry rural video programming, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with a federally funded research and development center to conduct surveys to measure cannabis use by veterans, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible for the work opportunity credit.
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  • May 10: To establish a research, development, and technology demonstration program to improve the efficiency of gas turbines used in combined cycle and simple cycle power generation systems.
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  • May 10: To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide training in the use of medical cannabis for all Department of Veterans Affairs primary care providers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To increase consumer protection with respect to negative option agreements entered into on the Internet, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the availability of prosthetic items for women veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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  • May 10: To amend section 330C of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize special programs for Indians for providing services for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To prohibit the transfer, obligation, or expenditure of Federal funds to take property for the construction of a wall along the southern border, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to expand the use of salad bars in schools.
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  • May 10: To amend section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide increased accountability of nonprofit athletic associations and to establish a commission to identify and examine issues of national concern related to the conduct of intercollegiate athletics, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To enhance safety and security at federally licensed gun shops, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the tolling of the statute of limitations with regard to certain offenses committed by the President of the United States during or prior to tenure in office, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a smart energy and water efficiency program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To prohibit funds from being used to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on December 20, 2018.
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  • May 10: To provide for a Department of Veterans Affairs policy on medicinal cannabis, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To enhance the ability of the Office of the National Ombudsman to assist small businesses in meeting regulatory requirements and develop outreach initiatives to promote awareness of the services the Office of the National Ombudsman provides, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices.
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  • May 10: To prohibit discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the retirement earnings test, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To improve energy performance in Federal buildings, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to provide requirements on the use of assistance for broadband deployment, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend section 330B of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize special programs for Type I diabetes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to treat flamethrowers the same as machineguns.
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  • May 10: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: To protect the Nation’s law enforcement officers by regulating the sale of the Five-seveN pistol and its variants, testing handguns for capability to penetrate body armor, and regulating the manufacture, importation, sale, or purchase of such handguns by civilians.
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  • May 10: To amend the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2025, and for other purposes.
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  • May 10: Recognizing Israeli-American heritage and the contributions of the Israeli-American community to the United States.
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  • May 10: Condemning Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and expressing support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic of Iran.
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  • May 10: Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Move Over Law Day.
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  • May 10: Recognizing the Fifth Anniversary of the Chibok Girls Kidnapping by the Boko Haram Terrorist Organization and calling on the Government of Nigeria to redouble efforts to bring an end to the conflict in northeast and central Nigeria and to provide assistance to the victims.
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  • May 10: Expressing concern for the United States-Turkey alliance.
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  • May 09: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to disregard certain contributions to ABLE accounts when determining an individual’s ability to engage in substantial gainful activity, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To improve the retirement security of American families by strengthening Social Security.
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  • May 09: To provide priority under certain federally assisted housing programs to assist youths who are aging out of foster care, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to provide for the inclusion of certain workers in the exemption from numerical limitations on H-2B workers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To prohibit retail businesses from refusing cash payments, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish a disability benefit offset for Purple Heart recipients, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students.
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  • May 09: To adopt a certain California flammability standard as a Federal flammability standard to protect against the risk of upholstered furniture flammability, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to clarify the availability and appropriateness of training for local food service personnel, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To require the use of voting machines manufactured in the United States.
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  • May 09: To provide for a Federal match for earned income credit expansion for Puerto Rico.
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  • May 09: To provide bankruptcy relief for student borrowers.
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  • May 09: To direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of the internet-connected devices industry in the United States.
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  • May 09: To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a challenge process to verify fixed and mobile broadband service coverage data.
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  • May 09: To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To require the President, or a designee of the President, to provide frequent press briefings covering the official business of the President to the White House press corps.
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  • May 09: To establish the Strength in Diversity Program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development.
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  • May 09: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
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  • May 09: To prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from transferring a long gun to a person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the licensee’s place of business is located.
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  • May 09: To improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by designating and supporting manufacturing communities.
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  • May 09: To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to submit a report on the Office of Rural Affairs.
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  • May 09: To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue guidance on minimizing the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To reauthorize the child care access means parents in school program.
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  • May 09: To prevent the Secretary of Homeland Security from closing certain international field offices, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To promote the use of smart technologies and systems in communities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish an Office of Correctional Education, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To require search and rescue dogs to be treated in the same manner as seeing-eye dogs in the event of a federally declared disaster, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To make it unlawful for any physical retail establishment to refuse to accept cash as payment, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for mental health services from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide administrative support to providers of dental care who provide such care to veterans that is not furnished under such title, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program for the provision of dental care to certain veterans, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work.
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  • May 09: To encourage Federal agencies to expeditiously enter into or amend cooperative agreements with States for removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance recordkeeping with respect to exposure by members of the Armed Forces to certain occupational and environmental hazards while deployed overseas, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to include eating disorders prevention within the nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program and the local wellness program; and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the deduction for State and local taxes.
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  • May 09: To direct the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a threat assessment regarding terrorist use of ghost guns, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.
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  • May 09: To advance treatment and cures for blindness and other retinal conditions and to promote competitiveness in the United States through a pilot program to increase funding for translational research, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a grant program for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along the National Highway System, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide a guarantee of residency for registration of businesses of spouses of members of the uniformed services, to improve occupational license portability for military spouses through interstate compacts, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend title 11, United States Code, to include certain pension as administrative expenses in bankruptcy, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To support the people of Central America and strengthen United States national security by addressing the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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  • May 09: To require the disclosure of pension records under the Freedom of Information Act, and for other purposes.amend title 5, United States Code, to require the disclosure, public documentation, and reporting of Federal employee bonuses, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To establish a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council to collect and disseminate model educational materials useful in identifying and preventing scams that affect seniors.
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  • May 09: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Acquisition Review Board in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To require the testing of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To require the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to carry out a study on the use of emerging technologies within the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on employer-provided group term life insurance that can be excluded from the gross income of the employee.
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  • May 09: Condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, on April 27, 2019.
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  • May 09: Expressing support for the designation of the week of May 6 through May 12, 2019, as National Nurses Week.
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  • May 09: To support the establishment and improvement of communications sites on or adjacent to Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture through the retention and use of rental fees associated with such sites, and for other purposes.
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  • May 09: Expressing support for the designation of May 10, 2019, as “World Lupus Day”.
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  • May 09: Expressing support for designation of May as Stroke Awareness Month.
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  • May 09: Recognizing that climate change most severely impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the United States and around the world, and that it is the responsibility of the United States Government to work with its global partners to promote environmental justice and climate justice.
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  • May 09: Recognizing the 10th anniversary of Outdoor Afro.
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  • May 09: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting the Federal workforce.
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  • May 09: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that small business owners seeking financing have fundamental rights, including transparent pricing and terms, competitive products, responsible underwriting, fair treatment from financing providers, brokers, and lead generators, inclusive credit access, and fair collection practices.
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  • May 09: Recognizing the roles and contributions of America’s teachers to building and enhancing the Nation’s civic, cultural, and economic well-being.
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  • May 08: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.
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  • May 08: To provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and cost efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with substance use disorder and their families.
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  • May 08: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a homeland intelligence doctrine for the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on the effects of oxybenzone and octinoxate on the environment and public health, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Small Business Act to ensure that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is eligible for certain Small Business Administration programs, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.
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  • May 08: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty in the income tax rate brackets.
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  • May 08: To amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to manufacturing and processing notices for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to deem drugs or other substances that act as mu opioid receptor agonists to be in schedule I, subject to exceptions for substances intended for legitimate medical or research use, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the income limit of the simplified needs test.
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  • May 08: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to collect data and issue a report on the opportunity zone tax incentives enacted by the 2017 tax reform legislation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule adding as a class all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom to the list of hazardous air pollutants under section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(b)), and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Public Health Service Act to require State educational agencies and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy and school threat assessment team policy, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish the Office of Rural Telecommunications, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To modify the requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain lands, consistent with the principles of self-initiation of mining claims, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to restore the right to individual civil actions in cases involving disparate impact, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of increasing the numbers of school nurses in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
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  • May 08: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payments for certain rural health clinic and Federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients under the Medicare program.
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  • May 08: To require a report on expenditures for contracts for advertising services, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To ensure that polluters pay ongoing water treatment costs associated with contamination from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To prohibit the waste incineration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
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  • May 08: To designate Union Station in Washington, DC, as “Harry S. Truman Union Station”.
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  • May 08: To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
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  • May 08: To establish a Federal Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence.
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  • May 08: To authorize an AI Center of Excellence within the General Services Administration, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify the definition of a deposit broker, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop standards for a “Reef Safe” label for sunscreen.
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  • May 08: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require the Attorney General to make procurement quotas for opioid analgesics publicly available, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend title 10, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to use Department of Defense tuition assistance to pay for education or training at lower or lateral degree levels.
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  • May 08: To require the collection of voluntary feedback on services provided by agencies, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the Toxics Release Inventory, and for other purposes.
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  • May 08: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program.
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  • May 08: Expressing support for designation of May 2019 as “Health and Fitness Month”.
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  • May 08: Recognizing the importance of paying tribute to those individuals who have faithfully served and retired from the Armed Forces of the United States, supporting the goals and ideals of Military Retiree Appreciation Day, and encouraging the people of the United States to honor the past and continued service of military retirees to their local communities and the United States.
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  • May 08: Expressing support for the designation of the week of May 5, 2019, through May 11, 2019, as “National Small Business Week” to honor the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States.
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  • May 07: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit certain securities trading and related communications by those who possess material, nonpublic information.
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  • May 07: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to direct the Chief Administrative Officer to carry out an annual information security training program for Members, officers, and employees of the House.
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  • May 07: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 986) 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, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2157) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To provide for the first true audit of gold owned by the United States in more than 65 years, and subsequent audits every 5 years.
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  • May 07: To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise the Safer Choice Standard to provide for a Safer Choice label for pots, pans, and cooking utensils that do not contain PFAS, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To implement the recommendations of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain disability-related first responder retirement payments from gross income.
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  • May 07: To authorize the imposition of sanctions on officials of Brunei responsible for implementing the newly revised penal code, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education on removing criminal and juvenile justice questions from their application for admissions process.
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  • May 07: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a special enrollment period under Medicare for individuals enrolled in COBRA continuation coverage, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require mandatory reporting of incidents of child abuse or neglect, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold.
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  • May 07: To reauthorize title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
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  • May 07: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to study and report on the prevalence of cholangiocarcinoma in veterans of the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To improve the ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces to seek services provided by county veterans service officers.
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  • May 07: To amend the Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952 to require that former members of the uniformed services who were captured or entered a missing-in-action status during the Korean War while serving as a member of a combat unit in Korea receive combat pay for each month spent in a captured or missing-in-action status, rather than just a total of four months.
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  • May 07: To create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the recruitment of physicians in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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  • May 07: To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the use of Homeland Security Grant Program funds for anti-blood loss purposes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To provide for an extension of the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
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  • May 07: To require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that equitable distribution of assistance include equitable distribution to Indian tribes and tribal organizations and to increase amounts reserved for allotment to Indian tribes and tribal organizations under certain circumstances, and to provide for a Government Accountability Office report on child abuse and neglect in American Indian tribal communities.
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  • May 07: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to allow an individual to cure a mismatched signature on a mail-in or provisional ballot, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prevent certain payment reductions for clinic visit services furnished at excepted off-campus outpatient departments of a provider under the Medicare program.
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  • May 07: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for certain index fund investments from the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To modify eligibility requirements for certain hazard mitigation assistance programs, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To defer removal of certain nationals of Iraq for a 24-month period, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To assist community water systems affected by PFAS contamination, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To protect grizzly bear populations, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To create child safety accounts in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of certain officers and intelligence analysts from the Transportation Security Administration and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security to locations with participating State, local, and regional fusion centers in jurisdictions with a high-risk surface transportation asset in order to enhance the security of such assets, including by improving timely sharing of classified information regarding terrorist and other threats, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To alleviate the ethanol blend wall under the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend title 31, United States Code, to clarify that, during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after October 1, 2020, positions relating to providing services for paying or reimbursing Federal employees for official travel are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: 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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  • May 07: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to make grants for the operation of a clearinghouse to collect, conduct, and fund research on the influences of highly automated vehicles on land use, urban design, transportation, real estate, and municipal budgets, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure that child protective services systems do not permit the separation of children from parents on the basis of poverty, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to the economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: To direct the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to carry out programs and activities to ensure that Federal science agencies and institutions of higher education receiving Federal research and development funding are fully engaging their entire talent pool, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: Expressing support for designation of May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”.
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  • May 07: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Healthy Schools Day.
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  • May 07: To provide temporary authority to the general counsel of the Merit Systems Protection Board to grant stays of personnel actions, and for other purposes.
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  • May 07: Calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions.
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  • May 07: To require certain reports and briefings to Congress relating to the expiration of the New START Treaty, and for other purposes.
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May 10: Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
House Budget Committee:
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 This bill provides $17.2 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules. The bill includes appropriations for the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Committees: House Budget Committee
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May 09: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 986) 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, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2157) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
House Rules Committee:
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 986) 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, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2157) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.Committees: House Rules Committee
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May 08: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the publication of a list of licensed biological products, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
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May 08: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding the list under section 505(j)(7) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
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May 08: To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
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May 09: 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.
House Ways and Means Committee:
Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 This bill nullifies the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services guidance titled “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers,” published on October 24, 2018. The guidance pertains to Section 1332 waivers (also known as State Innovation Waivers or State Relief and Empowerment Waivers), which allow states to forego certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to implement experimental plans for health care coverage, as long as the resulting coverage meets certain statutory criteria. The guidance, which supersedes earlier guidance from 2015, alters agency interpretation of how states may satisfy the statutory criteria for waiver approval. For example, the guidance (1) redefines acceptable coverage under such waivers to include short-term, limited-duration insurance and association health plans; (2) allows the comprehensiveness and affordability of coverage under such waivers to be assessed based on projected availability, rather than enrollment; and (3) allows the level of coverage to be assessed based on the effects over the entire course of the waiver, rather than per year.Committees: House Ways and Means Committee
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May 07: To foster security in Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to review its guidance governing U.S.-Taiwan relations and to reissue such guidance to the relevant executive branch departments and agencies. It also directs the State Department to report to Congress on the results of the review and on the implementation of the Taiwan Travel Act, which states that it is U.S. policy to allow and encourage engagement between U.S. and Taiwanese officials. The bill states that Taiwan is an important part of U.S. strategy in the region and urges the United States to conduct regular transfers of defense articles to enhance Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities. Committees: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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May 07: To foster commercial relations with foreign countries and support United States economic and business interests abroad in the conduct of foreign policy, and for other purposes.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019 This bill establishes within the Department of State an Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Matters, and establishes that a principal duty of a diplomatic mission to a foreign country is the promotion of U.S. economic and commercial interests in that country. The Assistant Secretary shall be responsible for matters relating to international economics and business matters in foreign policy. The State Department shall train various Foreign Service officers, as part of their standard training, on matters including economic and commercial diplomacy, with a particular focus on market access, commercial advocacy, and increasing awareness of U.S. government assistance available to businesses. The President shall initiate negotiations with countries to establish international standards for government-supported infrastructure investment overseas. The negotiations shall cover issues including the sovereignty of countries receiving investment, anti-corruption, and environmental standards. The bill calls for various reports to Congress, including a State Department report about each mission’s activities to promote U.S. economic and business interests, and a State Department and Department of Commerce report on commercial relations with foreign countries, including information on each country or region’s political environment and investment climate. Committees: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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May 07: Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act.
Committees: House Foreign Affairs Committee
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