US Congress Representative Steve Watkins [R]

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USHB3228EngrossVA 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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2020-09-23
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 553.
USHB895EngrossTribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act This bill allows schools that receive grants under the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 to participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program.
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2020-09-22
Received in the Senate.
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. This resolution supports the announcem...
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2020-09-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3788IntroVA Child Care Protection Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from making payments to any child care center, child care agency, or child care provider that employs an individual who has been charged with a sex crime...
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2020-09-10
Committee Hearings Held.
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.
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.
USHB8002IntroAviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020
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2020-08-11
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7990IntroFENTANYL Results Act Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting Results Act
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2020-08-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1957PassTaxpayer First Act of 2019 This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of...
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2020-08-04
Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7792IntroAbortion Providers Loan Elimination Act This bill modifies the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), by making any individual or entity that provides abortions i...
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2020-07-27
To House Small Business Committee
USHB7802IntroTo require the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and any affiliates to return amounts received under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and any affiliates th...
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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.
USHB7715IntroU.S. Military Right to Carry Act
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2020-07-21
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1049IntroRecognizing the duty of the House of Representatives to condemn Modern Monetary Theory and recognizing that the implementation of Modern Monetary Theory would lead to higher deficits and higher inflation. This resolution recognizes that (1) deficits ...
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2020-07-16
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7642IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-16
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB3361IntroRIVER Act Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported 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.
USHB1776IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2020-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7285IntroCHOPping Cash for CHAZ Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7278IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7066IntroReopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020
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2020-06-01
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB943PassNever Again Education Act This bill expands U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming. The bill requires the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding o...
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2020-05-29
Became Public Law No: 116-141. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6964IntroTo establish a lower Missouri River flood prevention program, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB6802IntroALIGN Act Accelerate Long-term Investment Growth Now Act This bill makes permanent the expensing of certain new business equipment. Expensing allows the deduction of the full amount of an expense item in the same taxable year.
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2020-05-12
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6829IntroEMPIL-DOC Act Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act This bill authorizes a bilateral grant program with Israel to develop health technologies, with an emphasis on the use of technology, personalized medicine, an...
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2020-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6742IntroProtecting Life in Crisis Act
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2020-05-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6728IntroTo amend the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act to raise the borrowing limit of the Commodity Credit Corporation. This bill raises the borrowing limit of the Commodity Credit Corporation from $30 billion to $68 billion.
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2020-05-05
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB6697IntroLocal Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act of 2020 This bill modifies the Paycheck Protection Program implemented by the Small Business Administration in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) to include certain entities and ...
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2020-05-05
To House Small Business Committee
USHB6665IntroTo direct the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to submit a report on the actions of the World Health Organization to address the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19, and for other purposes....
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2020-05-01
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6611IntroMaking supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes. This bill provides $50 billion in FY2020 supplemental appropriations for the Department of Agricult...
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2020-04-23
To House Appropriations Committee
USHR922IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all nations should permanently close live wildlife markets and that the People's Republic of China should cease spreading disinformation regarding the origins of coronavirus.
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2020-04-20
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHCR97IntroEstablishing the Joint Select Committee on the Events and Activities Surrounding China's Handling of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This concurrent resolution establishes the Joint Select Committee on the Events and Activities Surrounding China's Handli...
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2020-04-17
To House Rules Committee
USHR917IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should withhold the contribution of Federal funds to the World Health Organization until Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus resigns and an international commission to invest...
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2020-04-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6407IntroTo rescind the appropriation made to the Kennedy Center in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This bill rescinds the appropriation to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...
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2020-03-27
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB4334PassDignity in Aging Act of 2019 This bill establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor relating to care for the elderly. Among other things, the bill reau...
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2020-03-25
Became Public Law No: 116-131. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6394IntroTo help small business broadband providers keep customers connected. This bill provides funds with which the Federal Communications Commission shall reimburse small business broadband providers for costs incurred during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronaviru...
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2020-03-25
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB3598EngrossFREED Vets Act Federally Requiring Earned Education-debt Discharges for Vets Act This bill requires the Department of Education (ED), after providing specified notice, to automatically discharge loans under the Federal Family Education Loan program f...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR189IntroRecognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development's commitment to global nutrition through its mu...
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2020-03-10
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB5935IntroLawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act
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2020-03-10
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB6060IntroVeterans Burial Benefit Correction Act
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2020-03-10
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB5875IntroProtect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act This bill broadens the scope of allowable firearm transactions involving active duty service members and their spouses. Specifically, the bill allows a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufact...
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2020-03-10
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB6126IntroEnd the Normalized Delay of Suppressors Act of 2020 This bill modifies procedural requirements related to the transfer of a silencer. Specifically, it permits the transfer of a silencer if 90 days have elapsed since the application to transfer the si...
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2020-03-05
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR886IntroCondemning Charles "Chuck" Schumer, Senator of New York. This resolution condemns Senator Schumer of New York for certain comments made on March 4, 2020, at a rally outside of the Supreme Court.
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2020-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB497IntroBRAVE Act of 2019 Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts Act of 2019 This bill increases the amounts payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for (1) burial and funeral expenses of veterans, and (2) such expenses in connection w...
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2020-02-28
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Kinzinger asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 497, a bill originally introduced by Representative Hunter, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHR864IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month. This resolution supports the designation of Career and Technical Education Month to celebrate career and technical education across the United States.
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2020-02-25
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5957IntroK2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act of 2020
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2020-02-25
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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
USHB2382EngrossUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2020-02-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB4305EngrossPAWS for Veterans Therapy Act Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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