US Congress Representative Filemon Vela [D]

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USHB1646IntroHERO 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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2020-09-21
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2328IntroCommunity Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the Community Health Center Fund, which provides enhanced funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps.
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2020-09-21
House Committee on Transportation Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Nov. 20, 2020.
USHB5602IntroDomestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020
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2020-09-21
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2694EngrossPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5562IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4650 East Rosedale Street in Fort Worth, Texas, as the "Dionne Phillips Bagsby Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4650...
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2020-09-16
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB7810IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3519 East Walnut Street in Pearland, Texas, as the "Tom Reid Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3519 East Walnut Stree...
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2020-09-16
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2639EngrossStrength in Diversity Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to specified educational agencies (e.g., local educational agencies) to develop or implement plans to improve diversity and reduce or eliminate racia...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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
USHB4785EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1305 U.S. Highway 90 West in Castroville, Texas, as the "Lance Corporal Rhonald Dain Rairdan Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at...
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2020-09-15
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5317EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 315 Addicks Howell Road in Houston, Texas, as the "Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 31...
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2020-09-15
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB7718IntroProtecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act
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2020-09-15
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB8248IntroDiversity in Military Leadership Act
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2020-09-14
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB7985IntroEmergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act
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2020-09-11
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHR1105IntroHonoring the Buffalo Soldiers who were dishonorably discharged and ultimately had their honorable service restored following events which occurred in 1906 in Brownsville, Texas.
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2020-09-11
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB8221IntroBlackwell School National Historic Site Act
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2020-09-11
To House Natural Resources Committee
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.
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.
USHB7483IntroFlexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020 This bill allows rural utility service providers to submit to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a request to adjust the interest rate or modify the terms of certain loans. The request shall include ...
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2020-09-03
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHR1098IntroCommending the United States military servicemembers and NATO allies who successfully planned, coordinated, deployed, and trained as part of the DEFENDER-EUROPE 2020 Exercise.
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2020-09-01
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7908IntroTo designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial located at 6900 Delta Drive, El Paso, Texas and for other purposes.
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2020-08-26
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB8091IntroUNITED Act Uniform National Guard Implementation To End this Disaster Act
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2020-08-22
To House Armed Services Committee
USHCR113IntroExpressing the sense of Congress regarding the achievements of Tejano music artists such as Freddy Fender, Roberto Pulido, Flaco Jimenez, and Selena Quintanilla, in recognition of their contributions to the cultural heritage and diversity of the Unit...
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2020-08-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR1088IntroUrging the Secretary of the Interior to approve the designation of James Weldon Johnson Park in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the National Park Service's African American Civil Rights Network.
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2020-08-18
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHR1089IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation should honor and recognize military families who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives to...
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2020-08-18
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR1080IntroUrging the Secretary of the Interior to approve the designation of Hemming Park in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the National Park Service's African American Civil Rights Network.
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2020-08-14
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB8062IntroE-Filing Standards Improvement Act
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2020-08-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB8063IntroInstallation Agreement Affordability Act
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2020-08-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB8028IntroProtect Minority Student Borrowers Act
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2020-08-11
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB8017IntroMOTION Act Mobile Options for Testing In Our Neighborhoods Act This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants within 120 days to, among others, specified health facilities, governmental health departments, and no...
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2020-08-11
To House Energy And Commerce 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)
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
USHB7984IntroStrengthening Oversight of DHS Intelligence Act
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2020-08-07
To House Homeland Security Committee
USHR1075IntroCommemorating one year since the domestic terror attack motivated by white supremacy occurred in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019.
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2020-07-31
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7883IntroAgricultural Fairs Rescue Act This bill directs the Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department of Agriculture to establish a program to award grants to states or state departments of agriculture to provide support to agricultural fairs for loss...
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2020-07-30
To House Agriculture Committee
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
USHB7832IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4020 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas, as the "Benny C. Martinez Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4020 Broadway Str...
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2020-07-29
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7799IntroTo designate a portion of United States Route 80 in Alabama as the "John R. Lewis Voting Rights Highway", and for other purposes.
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2020-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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
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.
USHB7763IntroSaving America's Future by Educating Kids Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to develop and disseminate an evidence-based curriculum on substance use disorders (e.g., opioids, tobacco, and vaping) for grades K-12. ED must ...
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2020-07-23
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7761IntroProtecting Access to Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants During the COVID-19 Pandemic Act
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2020-07-23
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7724IntroNo Funds for Apportionment Exclusion Act This bill prohibits using federal funds to carry out the July 21, 2020, presidential memorandum ordering the exclusion of aliens without legal immigration status from being counted for the purposes of apportio...
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2020-07-22
To House Judiciary 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.
USHB7671IntroSmall Business Comeback Act This bill establishes a recovery compensation program whereby the Department of the Treasury shall authorize specified payments to certain small businesses to support their recovery from the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus dis...
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2020-07-20
To House Financial Services Committee
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