US Congress Representative Filemon Vela [D]

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USHB1709IntroScientific Integrity Act
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2019-10-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 6.
USHB3742IntroRecovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019
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2019-10-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1396EngrossHidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act 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 recognition of...
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2019-10-17
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5904)
USHB2420IntroNational 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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2019-10-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB3IntroLower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain...
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2019-10-17
[Hearing: Oct 22 @ 9:30 am]
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
USHJR77EngrossOpposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
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2019-10-17
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246.
USHB4718IntroTo restrict the enforcement of the immigration laws at polling places, and for other purposes.
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2019-10-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB95EngrossHomeless Veteran Families Act This bill updates the Department of Veterans Affairs per diem payment calculation for entities furnishing services to homeless veterans to include funding for a minor dependent. The rate for per diem payments is the dail...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2334EngrossTo designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the "Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic". This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs i...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB886IntroVeteran 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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2019-10-16
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB3749IntroLegal Services for Homeless Veterans Act
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2019-10-16
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB724IntroPACT 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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2019-10-16
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Deutch.
USHB4617IntroSHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act
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2019-10-16
[Hearing: Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm]
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 1.
USHR628IntroExpressing support for the designation of the week beginning on October 13, 2019, as National Wildlife Refuge Week.
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2019-10-15
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB4482IntroProtecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 This bill authorizes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), every fiscal year, to hire, train, and assign 240 new agricultural specialists until the total number of specialists equals and susta...
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USHB4550IntroMinority Diabetes Initiative Act
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2019-09-27
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2203EngrossHomeland Security Improvement Act This bill establishes the position of Ombudsman for Border and Immigration Related Concerns within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The ombudsman shall establish an independent, neutral, and standardized pr...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1595EngrossSAFE Banking Act of 2019 Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 This bill generally prohibits a federal banking regulator from penalizing a depository institution for providing banking services to a legitimate marijuana-related business. Spe...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2474IntroProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019
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2019-09-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
USHR556IntroExpressing support for designation of the month of September as "National Voting Rights Month".
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2019-09-25
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1423EngrossFAIR Act Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2019-09-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4297IntroEATS Act of 2019 Enhance Access To SNAP Act of 2019
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2019-09-24
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHB550EngrossMerchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill provides for a Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to the U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their service during World War II. Following the a...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB3589EngrossGreg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his con...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1830EngrossNational Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The bill l...
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2019-09-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB132IntroNorth American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2019 This bill authorizes the Department of the Treasury to provide a capital increase for the North American Development Bank, a financial institution the United States and Mexico created to develop...
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2019-09-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 23.
USHB3632IntroFair and Open Skies Act
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2019-09-19
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB737IntroShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a l...
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2019-09-18
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 13.
USHR561IntroRecognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
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2019-09-18
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1044EngrossFairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant vi...
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2019-09-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1773IntroRosie 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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2019-09-12
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Ms. Speier.
USHB1980IntroSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act
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2019-09-11
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mrs. Maloney, Carolyn B..
USHB3867IntroViolence Against Women Veterans Act
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2019-09-11
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1236IntroExtreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019
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2019-09-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 16.
USHB1186IntroKeep Americans Safe Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD...
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2019-09-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 16.
USHB2708IntroDisarm Hate Act The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or the transport of a firearm by a person ...
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2019-09-10
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 15.
USHB1250PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the "Lucas Lowe Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hard...
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2019-08-23
Became Public Law No: 116-55. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4165IntroImproving Benefits for Underserved Veterans Act
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2019-08-22
[Hearing: Oct 22 @ 10:30 am]
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
USHB4139IntroTo provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes. This bill adjusts the boundary of the P...
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2019-08-21
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB4155IntroFunding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act
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2019-08-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB3783IntroRadiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2019
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2019-08-06
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB3554IntroEnd Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2019
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB3451IntroHELP Separated Children Act of 2019 Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1327PassNever 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...
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2019-07-29
Became Public Law No: 116-34. (TXT | PDF)
USHB693EngrossPAST Act U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 This bill addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses' limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pai...
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2019-07-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3239EngrossHumanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act This bill imposes requirements and standards related to the care of aliens in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody. CBP shall conduct an initial health sc...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB759EngrossYsleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act This bill amends the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act, which restores the federal trust relationsh...
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2019-07-25
Received in the Senate.
USHB434EngrossEmancipation National Historic Trail Study Act This bill designates 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 G...
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2019-07-25
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB3934IntroEqual Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019
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2019-07-24
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB582EngrossRaise the Wage Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. The bill set...
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2019-07-22
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 156.
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