US HB1327 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 237-96)
Status: Passed on July 29 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-29 - Became Public Law No: 116-34. (TXT | PDF)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (Sec. 2) This bill funds through FY2092 the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Additionally, the bill modifies the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF): to allow claims to be filed until October 2090, to require VCF policies and procedures to be reassessed at least once every five years (currently, at least once annually), to require claimants to be paid for the amount by which a claim was reduced on the basis of insufficient funding, to remove the cap on noneconomic damages in certain circumstances, and to periodically adjust the annual limit on economic loss compensation for inflation. (Sec. 3) It provides statutory authority for the Attorney General to appoint a special master and up to two deputy special masters to administer the VCF. (Sec. 4) The bill exempts the budgetary effects of this bill from the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules established by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and the FY2018 congressional budget resolution.

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Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act


Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Peter King [R-NY]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]
Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon [R-PR]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]
Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]
Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Don Young [R-AK]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX]
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Dan Meuser [R-PA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL]Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]
Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Pete Stauber [R-MN]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. Lance Gooden [R-TX]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]
Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. David McKinley [R-WV]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY]
Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH]
Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL]Rep. Denver Riggleman [R-VA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. John Joyce [R-PA]
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]
Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Garland Barr [R-KY]Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Dusty Johnson [R-SD]
Rep. Carol Miller [R-WV]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]
Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL]
Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA]Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. George Holding [R-NC]Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]
Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA]Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN]Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN]
Rep. James Hagedorn [R-MN]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Steve Watkins [R-KS]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]
Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. William Timmons [R-SC]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]
Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO]Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC]Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT]Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA]Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA]Rep. Ben Cline [R-VA]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH]Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA]Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]
Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI]
Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA]Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ]Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA]
Rep. John Carter [R-TX]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC]Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]
Rep. Mark Green [R-TN]Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK]Rep. Harold Rogers [R-KY]
Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA]Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]

Roll Calls


2019-07-29HouseBecame Public Law No: 116-34. (TXT | PDF)
2019-07-29HouseSigned by President.
2019-07-24HousePresented to President.
2019-07-23SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2019-07-23SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 2. Record Vote Number: 224.
2019-07-23SenateS.Amdt.929 Amendment SA 929, under the order of 7/18/19, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 22 - 77. Record Vote Number: 223.
2019-07-23SenateS.Amdt.928 Amendment SA 928, under the order of 7/18/19, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32 - 66. Record Vote Number: 222.
2019-07-23SenateS.Amdt.928 Amendment SA 928 proposed by Senator Lee. (consideration: CR S4997-4998; text: CR S4997) To limit the amount available for the Victims Compensation Fund.
2019-07-23SenateS.Amdt.929 Amendment SA 929 proposed by Senator Paul. (consideration: CR S4996-4998; text: CR S4996) To require a sequestration of certain direct spending.
2019-07-23SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4986, S4994-4998)
2019-07-17SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 153.
2019-07-16SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2019-07-15SenateReceived in the Senate.
2019-07-12HouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2019-07-12HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-07-12HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 12 (Roll no. 474). (text: CR H5743-5744)
2019-07-12HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5764-5765)
2019-07-12HouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2019-07-12HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1327.
2019-07-12HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5743-5750)
2019-07-12HouseMr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-07-12HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114.
2019-07-12HouseReported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-152.
2019-06-12HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
2019-06-12HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-03-25HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2019-03-07HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2572-2573)
2019-02-25HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-02-25HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB546 (Same As) 2019-02-25 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR476 (Related) 2019-07-10 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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