US Congress Representative Brian Higgins [D]

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USHR1079IntroExpressing support for the designation of August 9 through 15, 2020, as National Health Center Week and encourages all Americans to take part in this week by visiting their local health center and celebrating the important partnership between America...
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2020-08-07
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7974IntroTo modify the deadline for completing the 2020 decennial census of population and related tabulations, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-07
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1957PassTaxpayer First Act of 2019 This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of...
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2020-08-04
Became Public Law No: 116-152.
USHB7027EngrossChild Care Is Essential Act This bill establishes and provides $50 billion in appropriations for the Child Care Stabilization Fund to award grants to child care providers during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health em...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB7327EngrossChild Care for Economic Recovery Act This bill provides additional funding in FY2020 for taxpayer services, social services block grants, and infrastructure grants to improve child care safety, including needs assessments. The bill adds and modifies ...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB7884IntroTo require the Internal Revenue Service to establish a procedure by which parents may immediately claim the recovery rebate amount for children born in 2020.
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2020-07-30
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2420EngrossNational Museum of the American Latino Act This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. The purposes of the museum are to (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States; (2) p...
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2020-07-29
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB7830IntroTo provide protections to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries relating to extra payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-29
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB886EnrollVeteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program to provide grants and technical assistance for state, local, and tribal governments to develop and maintain v...
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2020-07-28
Presented to President.
USHB4920EnrollDepartment of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act
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2020-07-28
Presented to President.
USHB4EngrossVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 This bill establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices in these areas may take effect. (Preclearance is the process ...
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2020-07-27
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 107, enrollment corrections on H.R. 4 have been made.
USHB7806IntroTo establish a grant program for small live venue operators and talent representatives.
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2020-07-27
To House Small Business Committee
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB2435IntroAccelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish the Task Force on Outdoor Recreation for Veterans to report on and make recommendations regarding the use of public lands or other outdoor ...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB3582IntroTo amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the scope of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, and for other purposes. This bill expands the scope of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans by including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tra...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB96IntroTo amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes. This bill expands eligibility for veterans for dental care provided by...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHR1064IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of Black, indigenous, and people of color ("BIPOC") Mental Health Awareness Month in July 2020.
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2020-07-23
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-20
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.
USHB2EngrossMoving Forward Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill ext...
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2020-07-20
Received in the Senate.
USHB4194IntroNational Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental-health crisis hotline.
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5534IntroComprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019 This bill indefinitely extends Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients for individuals who do not have other coverage. Unde...
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB7499IntroSocial Security COVID Correction and Equity Act
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2020-07-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7551IntroEarned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2020
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2020-07-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7531IntroInfectious Disease Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Act
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2020-07-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7517IntroProtect Access to Birth Control Act
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2020-07-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR1044IntroExpressing support for the designation of Journeyman Lineworkers Recognition Day.
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2020-07-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7485IntroSAFE Workers Act Secure And Fair Elections for Workers Act
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2020-07-02
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR1039IntroExpressing support for the designation of April 13, 2020, as "National Borinqueneers Day".
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2020-07-01
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB945IntroMental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019 This bill provides for coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare. It also excludes such services from the skilled nursing facility prospective p...
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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR1001IntroRecognizing June 19, 2020, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day. This resolution recognizes the historical significance and supports the continued celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19,...
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2020-06-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB51EngrossWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union o...
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2020-06-29
Received in the Senate.
USHB3094EngrossTo designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes. This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the "National Pulse M...
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2020-06-29
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB7197IntroRESTAURANTS Act of 2020 Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive Act of 2020 This bill temporarily establishes and provides funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, from which the Department of the...
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2020-06-29
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2598-2599)
USHJR76VetoProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability". This joint resolution nullifies a rule issued by...
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2020-06-26
The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House.
USHB7330IntroGREEN Act of 2020 Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act of 2020
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2020-06-25
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR1014IntroEncouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U....
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2020-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7232IntroJuneteenth National Independence Day Act This bill establishes Juneteenth Independence Day as a federal holiday.
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2020-06-18
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7255IntroCoronavirus Health Care Worker Wellness Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1380IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act This bill revises requirements governing the trade of big cats (i.e., species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species). Specifically, it revises restrictions on the possession and ex...
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2020-06-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 344.
USHB7092IntroGreat American Outdoors Act This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% o...
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2020-06-04
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHR989IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that blood donation policies in the United States should be equitable and based on science. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that blood donation policies should b...
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2020-06-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB943PassNever Again Education Act This bill expands U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming. The bill requires the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding o...
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2020-05-29
Became Public Law No: 116-141. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7057IntroU.C.S. ME/CFS Act Understanding COVID-19 Subsets and ME/CFS Act
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2020-05-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7023IntroTo require the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a program that provides financial assistance to sports facilities, museums, and community theaters, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to implement a program...
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2020-05-27
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7015IntroPostal Preservation Act This bill provides additional funding to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in response to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. Specifically, the bill appropriates $25 billion to the USPS for its Postal Service ...
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2020-05-26
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6918IntroPaycheck Recovery Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to establish a paycheck recovery program to provide grants for certain small businesses and employers that have lost revenue because of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease...
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2020-05-19
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6902IntroBlack History is American History Act
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2020-05-15
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB6820IntroEmergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020
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2020-05-12
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6829IntroEMPIL-DOC Act Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act This bill authorizes a bilateral grant program with Israel to develop health technologies, with an emphasis on the use of technology, personalized medicine, an...
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2020-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6741IntroCOVID-19 Mortgage Relief Act
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2020-05-08
To House Financial Services Committee
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