US Congress Representative Elijah Cummings [D]

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USHB3465EngrossFallen Journalists Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of America's commitment to a free press as represented by journalists who sacrificed th...
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2020-09-22
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB2468IntroSchool-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act
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2020-09-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 430.
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
USHB4382IntroIntegrity Committee Transparency Act of 2019 This bill expands the membership of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to include a former inspector general and revises requirements regarding the council's Integrity Committee....
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2020-09-16
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USHCR37IntroExpressing support for designation of October 28 as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day". This resolution supports the designation of Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day.
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2020-09-04
Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 92.
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
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.
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.
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.
USHR549IntroReaffirming the commitment to media diversity and pledging to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity. This resolution reaffirms the House of Representatives' commi...
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB3165IntroMental Health Parity Compliance Act
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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1140EngrossRights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 This bill modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill within 180 days, eliminates person...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2214IntroNO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementin...
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2020-03-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 333.
USHB2339EngrossProtecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020 This bill revises requirements related to the safety, sale, and advertisement of tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-ho...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB35EngrossEmmett Till Antilynching Act This bill establishes a new criminal civil rights violation for lynching. Specifically, a person who conspires to commit certain civil rights offenses (e.g., a hate crime act) is subject to criminal penalties.
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2020-02-27
Received in the Senate.
USHB2427EngrossChesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2025 the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grants Assistance Program.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB3749EngrossLegal Services for Homeless Veterans Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make grants to eligible entities that provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness. To be eligible, an entity ...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB745IntroExecutive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act of 2019 This bill expands the duties and authorities of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and reauthorizes the OGE through FY2023. Among other things, the bill authorizes the OGE to issue subp...
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2020-02-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 325.
USHB1980EngrossSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. (Sec. 4) The bill establis...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB1620EngrossChesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act This bill reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Program through FY2025.
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2020-02-10
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB2474EngrossProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections to union workers. Specifically, it revises the definition of "employee" and "supervisor" to prevent employers ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1075IntroFAFSA Fairness Act of 2019 This bill revises the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process for certain students. Specifically, the Department of Education must allow students to complete FAFSA as independent students under special circ...
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2020-01-30
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Trone asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1075, a bill originally introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB550EngrossMerchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of federal funds for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has either declared war or enacted specific sta...
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2020-01-30
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment.
USHB1049IntroNational Heritage Area Act of 2019 This bill establishes a National Heritage Areas System to recognize certain areas of the United States that tell nationally significant stories and to conserve, enhance, and interpret the areas' natural, historic, s...
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2020-01-29
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
USHB964IntroTransition Team Ethics Improvement Act This bill establishes ethics requirements for a President-elect's transition team. The bill requires a President-elect to submit to Congress a report with a list of any individual (1) for whom an application for...
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2020-01-27
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 306.
USHB434PassEmancipation National Historic Trail Study Act This bill requires the Emancipation National Historic Trail, which extends approximately 51 miles and follows the migration route taken by newly freed slaves and other persons of African descent from Gal...
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2020-01-27
Became Public Law No: 116-111. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1076IntroFair Chance Act Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 This bill prohibits federal agencies and federal contractors from requesting that applicants for employment disclose criminal history record information before receiving a conditional offer ...
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2020-01-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 301.
USHB2569IntroComprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2019
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2020-01-13
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) asked unanimous consent that she hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2569, a bill originally introduced by Representative Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills: the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Serv...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94. (TXT | PDF)
USHB135EngrossFederal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2019 This bill requires each federal agency to establish a model Equal Employment Opportunity Program that is independent of the agency's Human Capital or General Counsel office, and it establishes requireme...
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2019-12-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330.
USHB3469EngrossCovert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019 This bill establishes standards for the covert testing process that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses to evaluate its aviation security operations. Specifically, the TSA m...
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2019-12-10
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1384IntroMedicare for All Act of 2019 This bill establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among other requirements, the program must (1) cover all U.S. residents; (2) provide for...
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2019-12-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR326IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that only a ...
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2019-12-06
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR517IntroSupporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment. This resolution commends the Global Fund to Fight AIDS and its partners for their contributions to ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, and mala...
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB724PassPACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using i...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-72. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2423PassWomen's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Ame...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-71. (TXT | PDF)
USHB737EngrossShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 This bill addresses the sale of shark fins and the inclusion of rays and skates in the Seafood Traceability Program. (The Seafood Traceability Program has data reporting and recordkeeping requirements at the ti...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1309EngrossWorkplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act This bill requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors. Specifically, Labor must promulgate an occupational s...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1915IntroNet Price Calculator Improvement Act This bill establishes requirements concerning the information that must be provided to prospective students about the cost of an institution of higher education (IHE). Specifically, the bill establishes the minimu...
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2019-11-14
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mrs. Trahan asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1915, a bill originally introduced by Representative Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB1773EngrossRosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Ro...
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2019-11-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1396PassHidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of one Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, in recog...
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2019-11-08
Became Public Law No: 116-68. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3195IntroLand and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act This bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. The President shall annually submit to Congress specified details regarding the allocation of funds to the LWCF....
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2019-11-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 222.
USHB728EngrossTitle VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB647EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take a series of actions relating to palliative-care training. Specifically, HHS must provide support for Palliative Care a...
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4467IntroWitness Security and Protection Grant Program Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Justice to award competitive matching grants to state, local, and tribal governments to establish or maintain witness protection programs in cases involving...
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2019-10-28
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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