US Congress Representative Peter DeFazio [D]

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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.
USHB2854IntroProtect Our Refuges Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the use of neonicotinoids (a class of neuroactive insecticides that are chemically similar to nicotine) within the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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2020-08-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 375.
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.
USHB5068IntroWomen Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia in commemoration of the commitment and s...
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2020-08-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 377.
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.
USHB7980IntroTo amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to establish an Inspector General of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-07
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7979IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for owning certain disaster resilient property.
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2020-08-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7961IntroTo amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage State Medicaid programs to provide community-based mobile crisis intervention services, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-07
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2579IntroHardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019
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2020-08-04
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 374.
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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2020-07-31
House Committee on Transportation Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Sept. 21, 2020.
USHB7867IntroTo amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for aviation system enhancements during public health emergencies, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-31
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB7906IntroTo amend title 40, United States Code, to include certain requirements for officers protecting Federal property, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-31
To House Transportation And Infrastructure 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
USHB7575EngrossWater Resources Development Act of 2020
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2020-07-30
Received in the Senate.
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
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.
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.
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.
USHB2678IntroNo President is Above the Law Act
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2020-07-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
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.
USHB7719IntroPreventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act
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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.
USHR1052IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all young children and families should have access to high-quality child care that is affordable for families.
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2020-07-16
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1646IntroHERO Act of 2019 Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2019 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...
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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.
USHB6906IntroHealth Care Emergency Guarantee Act
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2020-07-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB7584IntroTo amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to receive work-study allowances for certain outreach ser...
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2020-07-13
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB7515IntroMaritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to provide financial assistance to states and maritime industry entities during an emergency such as COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus...
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2020-07-10
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
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
USHB7521IntroSafe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act
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2020-07-09
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB7464IntroElijah E. Cummings Merchant Mariner Workforce Development Act
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2020-07-02
To House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
USHB7481IntroRESTART Act Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards A Recovery in Twenty-twenty Act This bill establishes a loan program whereby the Small Business Administration (SBA) shall guarantee loan amounts to certain businesses affected by COVID-19 (i.e., c...
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2020-07-02
To House Small Business 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.
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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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB884IntroMedicare Mental Health Access Act This bill expands the definition of "physician," for purposes of the Medicare program, to include a clinical psychologist with respect to the furnishing of qualified psychologist services.
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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.
USHJR90EngrossProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to "Community Reinvestment Act Regulations". This joint resolution nullifies a rul...
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2020-06-30
Received in the Senate.
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.
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.
USHB1776IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2020-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB6761IntroMurder Hornet Eradication Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of the Interior to establish a program to provide financial assistance to states for management, research, and public education activities necessary to (1) eradicate the Asian gia...
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2020-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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