US Congress Representative Christopher Pappas [D]

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USHB1646EngrossHERO Act Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act This bill establishes a series of programs relating to the behavioral health of public-safety officers (e.g., law-enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, and 9-1-1 operators). For...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3798IntroEqual Access to Contraception for Veterans Act This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring payment from a veteran for any contraceptive item or service that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-...
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2020-09-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 429.
USHB3228IntroVA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act This bill authorizes health professional trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide treatment to veterans via telemedicine. To provide such treatment, a trainee must be under the supervision...
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2020-09-22
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4864IntroGlobal Child Thrive Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2025 programs to provide assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children in developing countries. The bill also requires the U.S. Agency for International Development to direct r...
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2020-09-22
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5602EngrossDomestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020
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2020-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2468IntroSchool-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act
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2020-09-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 430.
USHR1130IntroExpressing support for the designation of the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020, as "National Clean Energy Week".
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2020-09-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2694EngrossPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an emp...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5843IntroStrengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2020
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2020-09-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8266IntroTo modify the Federal cost share of certain emergency assistance provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to modify the activities eligible for assistance under the emergency declaration issued by the Presid...
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2020-09-17
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB8270IntroTo amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the responses of the Department of Defense to sex-related offenses, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-16
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR1110IntroSupporting the announcements of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7784IntroVA Police Improvement and Accountability Act
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2020-09-10
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB1379IntroEnsuring Lasting Smiles Act This bill requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment services for congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and prosthetics. Coverage must include services that f...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1109IntroMental Health Services for Students Act of 2019 This bill provides specific statutory authority for the Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Educational Agency Grant Program that is administered by the Substance Abuse ...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2466IntroState Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the State Opioid Response Grants program that is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1754IntroHorseracing Integrity Act of 2019 This bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority as an independent, private non-profit corporation with responsibility for developing and administering an anti-doping and medication ...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 46 - 5.
USHB4078IntroEARLY Act Reauthorization of 2019
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB51EngrossWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill admits certain portions of Washington, DC as the 51st state. The bill defines state as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. TITLE I--STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission (S...
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2020-09-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USHB3EngrossElijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs, health care coverage and costs, and public health. TITLE I--LOWERING PRICES THROUGH FAIR DRUG PRICE NEGO...
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2020-09-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.
USHB8015EngrossDelivering for America Act This bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on January 1, 2020, establishes requirements for the processing of election mail, and ...
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2020-09-08
Received in the Senate.
USHB3779IntroResilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019 This bill authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to enter into agreements with any state or Indian tribal government to make capitalization grants for the establishment of hazard mitigatio...
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2020-09-04
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 389.
USHB7690IntroTo establish a payment program for unexpected loss of markets and revenues to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-03
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB5552IntroMigratory Bird Protection Act of 2020 This bill prohibits the incidental taking (e.g., capturing or killing) of migratory birds by commercial activities unless the activity is authorized under a permit or is identified as posing de minimis risk to mi...
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2020-09-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 386.
USHB7841IntroThe American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act This bill requires the federal government to purchase medical supplies and personal protective equipment from the United States, with exceptions for small purchases. Specifically, the bill requires the Depa...
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2020-08-25
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USHB8091IntroUNITED Act Uniform National Guard Implementation To End this Disaster Act
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2020-08-22
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB4230IntroCIT Act of 2019 Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019
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2020-08-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 383.
USHB8053IntroProtect the Youth Vote Act of 2020
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2020-08-14
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1082IntroExpressing the sense of the House that the Department of Justice should defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; 124 Stat. 119) and halt its efforts to repeal, sabotage, or undermine health care protections for milli...
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2020-08-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB886PassVeteran 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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2020-08-08
Became Public Law No: 116-153. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4348IntroPAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019 Protect America's Wildlife and Fish In Need of Conservation Act of 2019 This bill nullifies the 2019 rules relating to the listing of endangered or threatened species and the designation of critical habitats. Amon...
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2020-08-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 376.
USHB2986IntroBEST Act Better Energy Storage Technology Act This bill addresses grid-scale energy storage systems. The bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish within its Office of Electricity a research, development, and demonstration program for...
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2020-08-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 379.
USHB7968IntroMulti-State Worker Tax Fairness Act of 2020 This bill limits the authority of a state to impose its income tax on the compensation of a nonresident individual to the period in which the nonresident individual is physically present in the state.
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2020-08-07
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1078IntroExpressing support for the designation of the week of September 19 through September 26, 2020, as "National Estuaries Week".
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2020-08-05
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHB5245IntroSHIELD for Veterans Act Stopping Harm and Implementing Enhanced Lead-time for Debts for Veterans Act
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2020-07-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB4526IntroBrian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act This bill prescribes the notice the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must provide in the event a person submits a claim for damage, injury, or death on Standard Form 95 (related to tort claims occurring w...
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2020-07-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5487IntroVeterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act This bill increases to $10 million (currently $5 million) the maximum amount the Department of Veterans Affairs may grant in a fiscal year to states and tribal organizations for operating and maintaining veter...
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2020-07-30
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2420EngrossNational Museum of the American Latino Act (Sec. 4) 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 Stat...
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2020-07-29
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB5119IntroSafe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act This bill addresses safety standards related to foreign aircraft repair stations. Among other things, the bill requires that all foreign aircraft repair stations be subject to at least one unannounced safety in...
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2020-07-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 370.
USHB5139IntroStop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act This bill establishes formal sexual assault and harassment policies for the transportation industry. Among other things, the bill requires certain passenger transportation carriers, including p...
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2020-07-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 371.
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.
USHB7806IntroSOS Act Save our Stages Act This bill authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavir...
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2020-07-27
To House Small Business Committee
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.
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.
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.
USHB7752IntroEAGLE Act of 2020 Establishing Accreditation Grants for Law Enforcement Act of 2020
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2020-07-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7764IntroChild Nutrition Relief Act of 2020
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2020-07-23
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7732IntroHow Awareness and Prevention Protect You Act
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2020-07-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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