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USHB12IntroCTF Act China Task Force Act
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2020-10-21
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB5139EngrossStop 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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2020-10-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB8337PassContinuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act This bill provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies and extends expiring programs that address health care, surface transportation, agriculture, veterans benefits, and o...
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2020-10-01
Became Public Law No: 116-159. (TXT | PDF)
USHB925EngrossNorth American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act This bill reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through FY2024.
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2020-10-01
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB8406IntroThe Heroes Act
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2020-09-29
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB8319IntroContinuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act This bill provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies through December 11, 2020, and extends several programs. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a g...
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2020-09-23
Rule H. Res. 1129 passed House.
USHR1106IntroExpressing support to designate the week of September 21 through September 27, 2020, Rail Safety Week in the United States, and to support the goals and ideals of Rail Safety Week to reduce rail-related accidents, fatalities, and injuries. This resol...
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2020-09-14
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB7781IntroEnd Polluter Welfare Act of 2020
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2020-09-03
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB8082IntroFreight RAILCAR Act of 2020 Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity and Recovery Act of 2020 This bill establishes a new tax credit for the replacement and modernization of qualified freight railcars. Specifically, i...
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2020-08-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSR681IntroA resolution recognizing the Chinese railroad workers who worked on the Transcontinental Railroad from 1865 to 1869 and the important contributions of those railroad workers to the growth of the United States.
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2020-08-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2805IntroTOD Advancement Act of 2019 This bill revises and extends until December 4, 2021, the Railroad Rehabilitation Improvement and Financing program. Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of Transportation to provide transit-oriented loans and ...
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2020-08-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 516.
USHB7471IntroSAFE While Traveling Act Securing All Fundamental Equipment While Traveling Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide all its frontline personnel, including in U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Custom...
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2020-08-01
To House Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security
USHB7489IntroLong Bridge Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to convey to Virginia or the District of Columbia any federal land or interest in federal land under the jurisdiction of the NPS that is identified by Virginia or the Distri...
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2020-07-29
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
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.
USHB7681IntroIntercity Passenger Rail Trust Fund Act
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2020-07-21
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
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.
USHB7653IntroPedestrian Safety Study Act of 2020 This bill directs the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration to jointly conduct a study on the effects of the high-speed rail project carried out in Florida by Virgin Trains USA, or ...
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2020-07-16
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
USHB7616IntroTransportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and several relate...
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2020-07-16
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 363.
USHB7248IntroSTARTER Act Surface Transportation Advanced through Reform, Technology, and Efficient Review Act
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2020-06-19
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB7223IntroRURAL Act Railway Upgrades for Rural American Lines Act This bill modifies requirements for the Railway-Highway Crossings Program. Specifically, the bill (1) requires the Department of Transportation to set aside highway safety improvement funds for ...
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2020-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB7214IntroSurface Transportation Research and Development Act of 2020
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2020-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB7110IntroWarren Cowles Grade Crossing Safety Act This bill authorizes appropriations for FY2021 to carry out highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects, specifically projects for commuter rail and operators in high-ridership corridors. The authorization...
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2020-06-05
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB7095IntroINVEST in America Act Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and ra...
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2020-06-05
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USSB3884IntroEssential Transportation Employee Safety Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the efforts of state and local governments to provide for priority COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) testing of transpor...
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2020-06-03
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB7074IntroPromoting Equitable Transit-Oriented Development and Mobility Corridors Act
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2020-06-02
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB6951IntroCOVID-19 Recovery for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act of 2020
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2020-05-19
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB3740IntroCOVID-19 Recovery for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act of 2020
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2020-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3619IntroStrengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act
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2020-05-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6680IntroStrengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act
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2020-05-04
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6657IntroWUHAN Rescissions Act Working Under Humanity's Actual Needs Rescissions Act
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2020-05-01
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6422IntroNational Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020
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2020-04-23
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB6452IntroRailroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Equity Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation to refund credit risk premiums under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan program upon the satisfaction of a loan's ...
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2020-04-06
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6379IntroTake Responsibility for Workers and Families Act 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. The bill provides FY...
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2020-03-23
To House Appropriations Committee
USSB3549IntroSave America's Main Street Act This bill allows (1) certain small businesses ($1 million or less in gross receipts and not more than 50 full time employees) a tax credit for the lesser of 30% of their gross receipts or $75,000 for the first taxable y...
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2020-03-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6225IntroEvery Person Deserves Peace and Quiet Act of 2020 This bill requires a set aside of 10% of the funding under the consolidated rail infrastructure and safety improvements grant program for supplementary and alternative safety measures (i.e., substitut...
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2020-03-13
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6223IntroD-BLOC Act Don't BLock Our Communities Act This bill addresses concerns related to blocked crossings. (A blocked crossing is a circumstance in which a train, railroad car, or locomotive engine is stopped or is standing in a manner that obstructs publ...
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2020-03-13
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6224IntroBuilding Much Needed Rail Grade Separations Act of 2020 This bill establishes a grade separation investment program to award competitive grants to certain entities for projects that separate railway-highway grade crossings, improve safety by reducing...
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2020-03-13
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6226IntroImproving the Metra Commuter Experience Act of 2020 This bill requires the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to transfer operational control of Chicago Union Station to the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Met...
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2020-03-13
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USSB3463IntroWarren Cowles Grade Crossing Safety Act This bill authorizes appropriations for FY2021 to carry out highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects, specifically projects for commuter rail and operators in high-ridership corridors. The authorization...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB6171IntroMoving Towards A Safe Climate Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to publish a national strategic action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector to the emissions target by the year 2040. (The emis...
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2020-03-11
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB6101IntroEnding Passenger Rail Forced Arbitration Act This bill prohibits all pre-dispute arbitration agreements and pre-dispute joint-action waivers with respect to consumer and civil rights disputes between the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtra...
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2020-03-09
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USSB3400IntroEnding Passenger Rail Forced Arbitration Act This bill prohibits all pre-dispute arbitration agreements and pre-dispute joint-action waivers with respect to consumer and civil rights disputes between the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtra...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3387IntroCapital Investment Grant Program Improvement Act of 2020 This bill revises and extends through FY2025 the fixed guideway capital investment grant program. Specifically, the bill (1) increases funding for the program; (2) revises how the Department of...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB6066IntroPassenger Train Safety Act This bill addresses passenger safety issues aboard trains. Specifically, the bill directs the Federal Railroad Administration to research safety issues relating to speed signs, seat securement mechanisms, and methods for mi...
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2020-03-04
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USSB436IntroTransit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act This bill requires grant recipients under the public transportation safety program who operate a fixed route bus service to (1) develop a risk reduction program for bus operations to improve safety by redu...
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2020-02-25
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB5947IntroInvest in American Railroads Act This bill revises and expands the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Specifically, the bill authorizes DOT to pay certain credit risk premiums for loan...
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2020-02-24
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB5903IntroTRAIN Act Transit Revitalization And Infrastructure Needs Act This bill expands the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide fixed guideway capital investment grants. DOT may provide grants to state and local governments to assi...
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2020-02-14
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB5908IntroFreight Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2020
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2020-02-14
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB5805IntroHigh Speed Rail Corridor Development Act of 2020 This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2024 the high-speed rail corridor development competitive grant program of the Department of Transportation (DOT). In awarding grants, the bill requires DOT...
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2020-02-07
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
USHB5812IntroBUILD UP Act Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development for Underfunded Projects Act This bill requires the Department of Transportation to set aside at least 30% of funds from its BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program for cities...
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2020-02-07
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
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