Congress Update of This Past Week

Roundup of the week in Congress

The house introduced one hundred and sixty-three bills, while the Senate did one hundred and forty-four. The house passed nineteen bills and the Senate seven.

Introduced Senate Bills

  • May 16: A resolution designating the week of May 19 through May 25, 2019, as “National Public Works Week”.
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  • May 16: A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States.
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  • May 16: A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in state of the remains of the last Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, in order to honor the Greatest Generation and the more than 16,000,000 men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States from 1941 to 1945.
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  • May 16: A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
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  • May 16: A bill to facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new, long-term job creation through the establishment of an Infrastructure Financing Authority, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to ensure America’s law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment needed to defend themselves and civilians from attacks by terrorists and violent criminals.
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  • May 16: A bill to enhance efforts to prevent sexual assault in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to support healthy aging and age-friendly communities.
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  • May 16: A bill to decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to require the Government Accountability Office to study the role pharmaceutical benefit managers play in the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide Congress with appropriate policy recommendations, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct, and submit to Congress a report describing the results of, an assessment of the total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes received by the Secretary of the Treasury and transferred to the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for health insurance consumers from surprise billing.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of Green Bonds and to establish the United States Green Bank, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to waive vehicle weight limitations for certain logging vehicles, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to award grants for promoting industry or sector partnerships to encourage industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement as part of an infrastructure investment.
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  • May 16: A bill to improve the process by which environmental documents are prepared and permits and applications are processed and regulated by Federal departments and agencies, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to permit certain individuals complying with State law to possess firearms.
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  • May 16: A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
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  • May 16: A bill to make additional financial assets of the Government of Iran available to pay compensatory damages to the victims of terrorism sponsored by that Government, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill 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 16: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct an assessment of quantum computing technology to address problems associated with exposure to PFAS, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to modify the requirements for the longitudinal medical study of the Department of Defense on blast pressure exposure of members of the Armed Forces to assess the feasibility and advisability of uploading and sharing data, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to improve broadband data collection, mapping, and validation to support the effective deployment of broadband services to all areas of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide funding to secure nonprofit facilities from terrorist attacks, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
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  • May 16: A bill to improve oversight of privatized military housing provided by the Department of Defense to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for institutional ineligibility based on low cohort repayment rates and to require risk sharing payments of institutions of higher education.
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  • May 16: A bill to establish National Wildlife Corridors to provide for the protection and restoration of certain native fish, wildlife, and plant species, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education that participate in programs under such title to distribute voter registration forms to students enrolled at the institution, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to revise the shareholder threshold for registration under that Act for issuers that receive support through certain Federal universal service support mechanisms, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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  • May 16: A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the designation by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the military departments of installations of the Department of Defense as “remote” or “isolated”, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen the future workforce and reduce the cost of postsecondary education by reducing rates of postsecondary remediation.
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  • May 16: A bill to include certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the toxics release inventory, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties for convicted murderers who kill or target America’s public safety officers.
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  • May 16: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve and enhance protections for members of the Armed Forces who are victims of a sex-related or domestic violence offense, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to require prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans to report potential fraud, waste, and abuse to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Medicare part D, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband services available in rural areas are reasonably comparable to those services provided in urban areas.
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  • May 16: A bill to require a mechanism for the regular evaluation by the Air Force of justifications for the continuing maintenance of non-operational staff positions in the Air Force that require pilot expertise.
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  • May 16: A bill to promote ethics and prevent corruption in Department of Defense contracting and other activities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A resolution recognizing the Aviation Cadet Museum in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as “America’s National Aviation Cadet Museum”.
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  • May 15: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continues to make an invaluable contribution to United States and international security, and noting former Senator Richard G. Lugar’s indispensable contributions to international security and reducing nuclear weapons-related risks.
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  • May 15: A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to develop workforce development investment incentives and to consider a qualified training program of an offeror as part of the past performance rating of such offeror, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to enhance the readiness of the Department of Defense to challenges relating to climate change and to improve the energy and resource efficiency of the Department, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to protect alien minors and to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end abuse of the asylum system and establish refugee application and processing centers outside the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to prohibit forced arbitration in work disputes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify certain charitable tax provisions
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to make 4,000 visas available for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to enhance the prevention of sexual assault and related offenses in the Armed Forces, to enhance protections of victims of such offenses, to improve the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to provide disaster relief assistance to individuals for the purpose of clearing fallen debris, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize borrowers to separate joint consolidation loans.
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  • May 15: A bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate horseracing, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to establish an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy.
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  • May 15: A bill to establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal governments and other entities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve cost and quality transparency under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require paper ballots and risk limiting audits in all Federal elections, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to repeal the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to further development of Next Generation 9-1-1 to enhance and upgrade the 9-1-1 systems of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill 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 15: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to have an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response.
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  • May 15: A bill to require digital engineering as a core competency of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to improve the collection and aggregation of fixed and mobile broadband internet access coverage data, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to set maximum contaminant levels for certain chemicals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to protect law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: A bill to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease.
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  • May 14: A resolution designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2019, as “National Police Week”.
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  • May 14: A resolution marking the 70th anniversary of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, expressing concern about significant violations of international humanitarian law on contemporary battlefields, and encouraging United States leadership in ensuring greater respect for international humanitarian law in current conflicts, particularly with its security partners.
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  • May 14: A resolution congratulating the Senate GLASS Caucus staff association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Senate staff on the 15-year anniversary of the association.
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  • May 14: A resolution supporting the designation of May 15, 2019, as “National Senior Fraud Awareness Day” to raise awareness about the increasing number of fraudulent schemes targeting seniors in the United States, to encourage the implementation of policies to prevent those schemes, and to improve protections from those schemes for seniors.
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  • May 14: A resolution expressing the gratitude of the Senate for the people who operate or support diaper banks and diaper distribution programs in their local communities.
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  • May 14: A resolution expressing support for the designation of July as “American Grown Flower Month”.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for an investment option under the Thrift Savings Plan that does not include investment in any fossil fuel companies.
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  • May 14: A bill to control the export to the People’s Republic of China of certain technology and intellectual property important to the national interest of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.
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  • May 14: A bill to require health insurance coverage for the treatment of infertility.
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  • May 14: A bill to provide for interagency coordination on risk mitigation in the communications equipment and services marketplace and the supply chain thereof, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to support the successful implementation of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement in Cambodia, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to codify the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in the commission, from obtaining a firearm.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interfering in elections with agents of a foreign government.
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  • May 14: A bill to establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be used to offset provisions that increase the deficit.
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  • May 14: A bill to require a pilot program on information sharing between the Department of Defense and designated relatives and friends of members of the Armed Forces regarding the experiences and challenges of military service, particularly during and after overseas deployments, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award competitive grants to enhance collaboration between State child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
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  • May 14: A bill to provide grants to State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies to obtain behavioral health crisis response training for law enforcement officers.
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  • May 14: A bill to require the appropriation of funds to use a fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement received by a Federal agency, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
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  • May 14: A bill to prohibit the issuance of F or J visas to researchers affiliated with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
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  • May 14: A bill to repeal the provision of law that provides automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress.
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  • May 14: A bill to provide a coordinated regional response to manage effectively the endemic violence and humanitarian crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
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  • May 14: A bill to reauthorize activities of the Maritime Administration, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to farmers adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to establish a program to provide assistance for education and research harbors.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.
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  • May 14: A bill to enhance pre- and post-adoptive support services.
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  • May 14: A bill to require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.
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  • May 14: A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the provision of certain vessels for the construction of Russian energy export pipelines, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to allow the financing by United States persons of sales of agricultural commodities to Cuba.
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  • May 14: A bill to strengthen border security, increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to discontinue a Federal program that authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens in accordance with a written agreement with the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to strengthen school security.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to provide increased protection for horses participating in shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to add a representative of the Department of Homeland Security from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on the Technical Guidelines Development Committee.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to include an act of unregulated custody transfer in the definition of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require warning labels for prescription opioids, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States relative to the line item veto, a limitation on the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve, and requiring a vote of two-thirds of the membership of both Houses of Congress on any legislation raising or imposing new taxes or fees.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of the Czech Republic of certain defense articles and services.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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  • May 14: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of the Czech Republic of certain defense articles and services.
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  • May 13: A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of charter schools across the United States for making ongoing contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the 20th annual National Charter Schools Week, to be held on May 12 through May 18, 2019.
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  • May 13: A resolution recognizing the 80th anniversary of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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  • May 13: A resolution honoring the 65th anniversary on May 17, 2019, of the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
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  • May 13: An executive resolution to return to the President of the United States the Arms Trade Treaty.
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  • May 13: A bill to direct the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to establish an interagency working group to study Federal efforts to collect data on sexual violence and to make recommendations on the harmonization of those efforts, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees.
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  • May 13: A bill to make technical corrections to the computation of average pay under Public Law 110-279.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the effectiveness of major rules in accomplishing their regulatory objectives by promoting retrospective review, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to improve the Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform retirement provisions, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit treatment of student loan payments as elective deferrals for purposes of employer matching contributions, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to limit funding for any extension of the New START Treaty or any successor agreement unless the agreement includes the People’s Republic of China and covers all strategic and non-strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation.
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  • May 13: A bill to establish a commission for the purpose of studying the issue of retirement security.
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  • May 13: A bill to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules.
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  • May 13: A bill to transfer revenues from the net investment income tax to the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require that direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs and biological products include truthful and non-misleading pricing information.
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  • May 13: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23d Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133d Signal Service Company in recognition of their unique and distinguished service as a “Ghost Army” that conducted deception operations in Europe during World War II.
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  • May 13: A bill to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements, and for other purposes.
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  • May 13: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the deduction for interest on education loans, to extend and expand the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses, and eliminate the limitation on contributions to Coverdell education savings accounts.
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  • May 13: A bill to promote affordable access to evidence-based opioid treatments under the Medicare program and require coverage of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, opioid overdose reversal medications, and recovery support services by health plans without cost-sharing requirements.
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  • May 13: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.
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Introduced House Bills

  • May 17: To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain nationals of certain countries designated for temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend title 18, United States Code, to reform certain forfeiture procedures, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that for purposes of computing the annuity of certain law enforcement officers, any hours worked in excess of the limitation applicable to law enforcement premium pay shall be included in such computation, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend title V of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of funding for family-to-family health information centers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To clarify that Congress has not provided authorization for the use of military force against Iran.
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  • May 17: To require the student loan ombudsman of the Department of Education to provide student loan data to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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  • May 17: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rehabilitation credit for certain small projects, to eliminate the requirement that the taxpayer’s basis in a building be reduced by the amount of the rehabilitation credit determined with respect to such building, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategies to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population.
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  • May 17: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a business credit for gain from the sale of real property for use as a manufactured home community, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the inclusion of credit scores with free annual credit reports provided to consumers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2020 through 2022 to provide assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras through bilateral compacts to increase protection of women and children in their homes and communities and reduce female homicides, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
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  • May 17: 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 17: To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem any perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance used as a food contact substance to be unsafe and therefore treated as adulterated under such Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to create a task force to process applications submitted for determinations, assessments, and waivers for unmanned aircraft systems.
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  • May 17: To require the Secretary of Labor to award grants for promoting industry or sector partnerships to encourage industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement as part of an infrastructure investment.
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  • May 17: To extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work in honor of Gold Star Families, and for other purposes.
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  • May 17: Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
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  • May 16: To reauthorize section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to continue to encourage the expansion, maintenance, and establishment of approved graduate medical residency programs at qualified teaching health centers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend title 18, United States Code, to permit uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued firearms in certain Federal facilities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to include data on animal abuse in the national clearinghouse for information relating to child abuse and neglect.
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  • May 16: To improve oversight of privatized military housing provided by the Department of Defense to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education that participate in programs under such title to distribute voter registration forms to students enrolled at the institution, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to the health professions workforce, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain payments made by Indian tribal governments as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax.
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  • May 16: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase access to hepatitis C testing for Vietnam-era veterans, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.
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  • May 16: To provide temporary resident status and employment authorization for certain non-seasonal agricultural workers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To permit aliens seeking asylum to be eligible for employment in the United States and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to improve the efficiency of summer meals.
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  • May 16: To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to repeal the particular work requirement that disqualifies able-bodied adults for eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
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  • May 16: To amend title 37, United States Code, to authorize the basic allowance for housing for members of the uniformed services in the Virgin Islands.
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  • May 16: To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require continued and expanded monitoring of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to preserve and protect the ability of State and local governments and public-private partnerships to provide broadband services.
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  • May 16: To make additional financial assets of the Government of Iran available to pay compensatory damages to the victims of terrorism sponsored by that Government, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To establish National Wildlife Corridors to provide for the protection and restoration of certain native fish, wildlife, and plant species, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to implement a national employer notification service.
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  • May 16: To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
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  • May 16: To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to make 4,000 visas available for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Agricultural Act of 1961 to modify the limitations applicable to qualified conservation loan guarantees, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To require the Secretary of State to develop and maintain an international diplomatic and assistance strategy to stop the flow of illicit opioids, including fentanyl, into the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
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  • May 16: To clarify section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934 as not limiting the ability of a State to adopt a one touch make ready policy for pole attachments, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for certain protections for aliens granted temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To authorize the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in place laws that authorize law enforcement agencies to retain firearms taken from dangerous individuals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning seat belts on school buses, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To To require health insurance coverage for the treatment of infertility.
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  • May 16: To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to States for certain highway programs, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain scholarships and fellowship grants as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax.
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  • May 16: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To mandate the monthly formulation and publication of a consumer price index specifically for senior citizens for the purpose of establishing an accurate Social Security COLA for such citizens.
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  • May 16: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize provisions relating to rural health clinics under Medicare.
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  • May 16: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a health insurance Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program.
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  • May 16: To implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels, and for other purposes.
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  • May 16: To reauthorize and improve the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program.
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  • May 16: Condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict.
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  • May 16: Expressing support for “Bike to Work Day” on May 17, 2019.
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  • May 16: Honoring retired Representative John Conyers, Jr., and extending to him the best wishes of the House of Representatives on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
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  • May 15: Requiring congressional approval prior to engaging in hostilities within the sovereign country of Iran.
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  • May 15: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require coverage without a deductible of certain primary care services by high deductible health plans.
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  • May 15: To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the modification and clarification of construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease.
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  • May 15: To amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families.
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  • May 15: To amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.
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  • May 15: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate advance refunding bonds.
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  • May 15: To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend title 13, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a mid-decade census of population for the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise regulations with respect to payment rates for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To prohibit the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from implementing certain rules.
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  • May 15: To prohibit forced arbitration in work disputes, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect coverage for screening mammography, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for eating disorders treatment for members and certain former members of the uninformed services, and dependents of such members, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal Governments and other entities, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to permit the Council of the District of Columbia to enact laws with respect to the organization and jurisdiction of the District of Columbia courts.
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  • May 15: To nullify certain memorandum of the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service regarding the application of the excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers to certain chassis renovations.
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  • May 15: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
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  • May 15: To amend title 49, United States Code, to limit certain rolling stock procurements, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require paper ballots and risk limiting audits in all Federal elections, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend title 9 of the United States Code to prohibit predispute arbitration agreements that force arbitration of certain disputes arising from claims of servicemembers and veterans.
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  • May 15: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for adjustments to the Medicare part D cost-sharing reductions for low-income individuals.
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  • May 15: To repeal the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To allow qualified current or former law enforcement officers to purchase their service weapons, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To direct the Secretary of Defense to develop workforce development investment incentives and to consider a qualified training program of an offeror as part of the past performance rating of such offeror, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To make certain municipalities eligible for grants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To provide disaster relief assistance to individuals for the purpose of clearing fallen debris, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses.
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  • May 15: To rebuild and modernize the Nation’s infrastructure to expand access to broadband and Next Generation 9-1-1, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, and protect public health and the environment, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: 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 15: To further deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 to enhance and upgrade the 9-1-1 systems of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To require the Secretary of Defense to enhance the readiness of the Department of Defense to challenges relating to climate change and to improve the energy and resource efficiency of the Department, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans.
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  • May 15: To prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require certain consumer reporting agencies to include a credit score when providing consumers with a free annual consumer report.
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  • May 15: To authorize the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to prescribe the manner in which programs of the agency are identified overseas, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas and midwives, and for other purposes.
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  • May 15: To standardize and extend certain Buy America provisions.
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  • May 15: Expressing support for recognizing the week of May 13 through May 19, 2019, as “National Police Week”.
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  • May 15: Recognizing the September 11th National Memorial Trail as an important trail and greenway to be enjoyed by all in honor of the heroes of September 11th.
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  • May 15: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continues to make an invaluable contribution to United States and international security, and noting former Senator Richard G. Lugar’s indispensable contributions to international security and reducing nuclear weapons-related risks.
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  • May 14: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 312) to reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 987) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
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  • May 14: For the relief of Ravidath Lawrence Ragbir.
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  • May 14: For the relief of Corina de Chalup Turcinovic.
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  • May 14: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require warning labels for prescription opioids, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, to require that the annual budget submissions of the Presidents include the total dollar amount requested for intelligence or intelligence related activities of each element of the Government engaged in such activities.
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  • May 14: To establish a pilot program to improve information sharing between the Department of Defense and designated relatives and friends of members of the Armed Forces regarding the experiences and challenges of military service, particularly during and after overseas deployments, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To provide for automatic acquisition of United States citizenship for certain internationally adopted individuals, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.
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  • May 14: To direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To discontinue a Federal program that authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens in accordance with a written agreement with the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government.
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  • May 14: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on Amtrak trains.
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  • May 14: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.
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  • May 14: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize borrowers to separate joint consolidation loans.
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  • May 14: To provide duty-free treatment for the sale of used yachts, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to not apply changes under Public Law 115-97 pertaining to the kiddie tax to children receiving certain military survivor benefits.
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  • May 14: 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 14: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include green infrastructure bonds in the definition of qualified private activity bonds.
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  • May 14: To provide for the issuance of a Stamp Out Elder Abuse Semipostal Stamp.
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  • May 14: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to clarify that charitable organization officials may receive food donations from schools under the food donation program, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.
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  • May 14: To clarify the requirements of authorized representatives under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the San Felipe Pueblo certain Federal land in Sandoval County, New Mexico, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a Multimodal Freight Funding Formula Program and a National Freight Infrastructure Competitive Grant Program to improve the efficiency and reliability of freight movement in the United States, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.
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  • May 14: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for transfers of the renewable electricity production credit and the energy credit.
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  • May 14: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit against tax, or refund of tax, for certain Federal insurance taxes for employees who are members of religious faiths which oppose participation in such insurance.
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  • May 14: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for State approval and implementation of specified waivers under the Medicaid program.
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  • May 14: To require that purchases of agricultural commodities made by the Secretary of Agriculture under the Food Purchase and Distribution Program be from domestically owned enterprises, and other purposes.
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  • May 14: To prohibit the issuance of F or J visas to researchers affiliated with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce and prevent gas waste and to enhance gas measuring and reporting, to codify a final rule of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding certain emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to innovative new medical devices furnished to individuals with end stage renal disease under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a new device add-on payment adjustment under such part.
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  • May 14: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify the definition of firefighter for the purposes of the Public Safety Officers’ Death Benefits Program.
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  • May 14: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To limit funding for any extension of the New START Treaty or any successor agreement unless the agreement includes the People’s Republic of China and covers all strategic and non-strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation.
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  • May 14: To amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
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  • May 14: 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 14: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the admissibility and deportability of aliens acting in accordance with State and foreign marijuana laws, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To establish a Water Infrastructure Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to farmers adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To provide for the establishment of a pilot program to provide grants to community mental health centers for the placement of social workers with law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To rename the Success Dam in Tulare County, California, as the Richard L. Schafer Dam.
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  • May 14: To eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
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  • May 14: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement.
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  • May 14: Honoring the 65th anniversary of the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education (347 U.S. 483 (1954)).
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  • May 14: To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of broadband conduit installation in certain highway construction projects, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To authorize the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to prescribe the manner in which programs of the agency are identified overseas, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: To provide grants to State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies to obtain behavioral health crisis response training for law enforcement officers.
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  • May 14: To incentivize low-cost drug options and generic competition, and to provide extensions for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: Expressing support for the designation of July as “American Grown Flower Month”.
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  • May 14: To increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers, and for other purposes.
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  • May 14: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continues to make an invaluable contribution to United States and international security, and noting former Senator Richard G. Lugar’s indispensable contributions to international security and reducing nuclear weapons-related risks.
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  • May 14: Recognizing the REALTORS┬« Land Institute on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
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  • May 14: Expressing support for the designation of the week of May 13 through May 20, 2019, as Infrastructure Week.
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  • May 14: Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Arthur “Art” Simon.
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Passed Senate Bills

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,May 16: 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.


House Judiciary Committee,May 16: To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.


House Judiciary Committee,May 16: A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty, and for other purposes.


Senate Judiciary Committee,May 16: A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes.


Senate Judiciary Committee,May 16: A bill to strengthen programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004.


Senate Judiciary Committee,May 16: A bill to amend section 175b of title 18, United States Code, to correct a scrivener’s error.


Senate Judiciary Committee,May 14: A bill to reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.


Passed House Bills

May 17: To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.
House House Administration Committee:
Equality Act This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services. The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity.Committees: House House Administration Committee
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May 16: A bill to make technical corrections to the computation of average pay under Public Law 110-279.

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May 14: To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
House Financial Services Committee:
National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 2019. The bill shall take effect as if it had been enacted on May 31, 2019.Committees: House Financial Services Committee
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May 14: To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.
Committees: House Judiciary Committee
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May 15: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019 This bill makes numerous changes to the quadrennial homeland security reviews. The quadrennial homeland security review is the Department of Homeland Security’s capstone strategy document, which offers recommendations on long-term strategy and priorities for homeland security. Specifically, the changes are related to consultation, prioritization, resources required, deadlines, and documentation. Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 16: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
House Budget Committee:
Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019 or the MORE Health Education Act This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct outreach and educational activities regarding federally-facilitated exchanges (i.e., health insurance exchanges that are established and operated within states by HHS). The activities must inform potential enrollees of the availability of coverage and related financial assistance under the exchanges and must be provided in culturally and linguistically appropriate formats.Committees: House Budget Committee
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May 15: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Indian Affairs Committee
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May 15: To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes.
House Natural Resources Committee:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act This bill reaffirms the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation as trust land in Massachusetts. In addition, the bill requires actions, including actions pending in federal court, relating to the land to be dismissed.Committees: House Natural Resources Committee
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May 16: Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes.
House House Administration Committee:
This resolution directs the Committee on House Administration to require Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives to complete a training program on workplace rights and responsibilities, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training, during each congressional session.Committees: House House Administration Committee
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May 15: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 312) to reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 987) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
House Rules Committee:
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 312) to reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 987) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.Committees: House Rules Committee
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May 14: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 14: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for requirements relating to documentation for major acquisition programs, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 14: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:
First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement a uniform process for reviewing grant applications under the Urban Area Security Initiative or the Homeland Security Grant Program that contain explanations for using grant funds to purchase equipment or systems used by first responders that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards.Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 14: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to achieve security of sensitive assets among the components of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 14: To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and for other purposes.
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
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May 14: To provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee:
Building Up Independent Lives and Dreams Act or the BUILD Act This bill allows nonprofit organizations offering mortgage loans for charitable purposes to use certain alternative forms to satisfy disclosure requirements. Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
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May 14: To increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials, and for other purposes.
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee:
Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to report semiannually on financial services provided to benefit a state sponsor of terrorism or specified sanctioned persons. Treasury may waive these reporting requirements with respect to a foreign financial institution if the institution credibly assures Treasury that it will cease conducting transactions for such persons, or the waiver is important to the national interest. Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
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May 14: To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to pay rewards under an asset recovery rewards program to help identify and recover stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption and the proceeds of such corruption hidden behind complex financial structures in the United States and abroad.
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee:
Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act This bill establishes in the Department of the Treasury the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program. The program may provide rewards to individuals furnishing information leading to the restraining, seizure, forfeiture, or repatriation of stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption. The bill provides for the administration of the program, including reward payment and eligibility. Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
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May 14: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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