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HB193IntroImproving Embassy Design and Security Act This bill amends procedures related to Department of State overseas construction to reduce costs. For any new embassy or consulate compound construction projects, the State Department may use a non-standard d...
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2019-01-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
HR15IntroCalling upon any agreement reached between the President and Vladimir Putin at their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, to be approved by Congress. This resolution expresses support for the intelligence community's assessment that Russian agents acting un...
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2019-01-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
HB147IntroVisa Overstay Enforcement Act of 2019 This bill imposes various penalties on aliens who overstay a visa or lawful immigration status. An alien who overstays shall be fined or imprisoned for up to six months, or both. Such an individual may not be adm...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
SB11IntroStrengthening the National Disaster Medical System Act of 2019 This bill makes several changes to the National Disaster Medical System, which is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Prepare...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
HB38IntroConcealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019 This bill allows a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must (1) be ...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
HB78IntroJudicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2019 This bill divides the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit into two judicial circuits: (1) the Ninth Circuit, and (2) a new Twelfth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit is composed of California, Guam,...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
HB138IntroUniversal Right to Vote by Mail Act of 2019 This bill prohibits a state from imposing additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of an individual to cast a vote in federal elections by mail, except to the extent that it imposes a deadli...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB155IntroHearing Protection Act This bill removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of ...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
HB131IntroRedistricting Transparency Act of 2019 This bill requires state redistricting entities to publish information regarding redistricting plans, both before and after adoption of a redistricting plan, including (1) maps of the congressional districts; (2...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
SR7IntroA resolution to make effective appointment of Senate Legal Counsel. This resolution makes the President pro tempore's appointment of Patricia Mack Bryan as Senate Legal Counsel effective January 3, 2019, for a term of service to expire at the end of ...
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2019-01-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6; text: CR S6)
HJR6IntroProposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress a...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
SB12IntroHealth Savings Act of 2019 This bill modifies the requirements for health savings accounts (HSAs) to rename high deductible health plans as HSA-qualified health plans; allow spouses who have both attained age 55 to make catch-up contributions to the ...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HB28IntroUnited Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2019 This bill prohibits giving assistance, such as various types of economic support or military training, to countries that oppose U.S. positions on more than 50 percent of the recorded votes in the most ...
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2019-01-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
HB112IntroTo prohibit the Central Intelligence Agency from using an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other deliberately lethal action and to transfer the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal action to the Department of Defense. T...
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2019-01-03
To House Intelligence Committee
HB181IntroAMERICA Act Authorizing Moderated Enumeration Responses Including Citizenship Acquisition Act This bill restricts application of the penalty on individuals who refuse or neglect to answer a decennial census question. The penalty shall apply only to i...
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
HB99IntroThin Blue Line Act This bill expands the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
HB167IntroTo prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer. This bill makes it unlawful for a person who is not a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm at a gun show. The prohibition does not apply to a transfer ...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
SB18IntroSAFE Hospitals Act of 2019 State Accountability, Flexibility, and Equity for Hospitals Act of 2019 This bill alters Medicaid requirements relating to payment for inpatient hospital services that are provided by disproportionate share hospitals (DSHs)...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
SB26IntroVote By Mail Act of 2019 This bill requires states to allow voting in federal elections to be by mail without additional conditions or requirements, except a deadline for returning the ballot. States must mail ballots to individuals registered to vot...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
HB225IntroPuerto Rico Small Business Assistance Act of 2019 This bill expands funding and support for small businesses that have their principal office in Puerto Rico. Specifically, the bill increases the total amount of loans outstanding and committed to any ...
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2019-01-03
To House Small Business Committee
SB3IntroKeeping Health Insurance Affordable Act of 2019 This bill alters and establishes several programs relating to health insurance and prescription drugs. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a pu...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HB213IntroBaseball Diplomacy Act This bill waives various embargo and immigration restrictions in order to allow Cuban nationals to enter the United States to play organized professional baseball. U.S. embargo authority may not regulate or prohibit various tra...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
SB20IntroPresidential Tax Transparency Act This bill requires the President and certain candidates for President to disclose federal income tax returns for the three most recent taxable years in reports filed with either the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) ...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
SR1IntroA resolution informing the President of the United States that a quorum of each House is assembled. This resolution provides for appointment of a Senate committee joined with a House of Representatives committee to notify the President that a quorum ...
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2019-01-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5; text: CR S5)
HB216IntroMain Street Tax Certainty Act This bill makes permanent the tax deduction for qualified business income. (Under current law, the deduction expires after December 31, 2025.)
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HB27IntroZero-Baseline Budget Act of 2019 This bill changes the assumptions that the Congressional Budget Office uses to calculate the baseline for discretionary spending. (A baseline is a projection of federal spending and receipts during a fiscal year under...
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2019-01-03
To House Budget Committee
HB159IntroTo require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a grant program to address rising costs of tax compliance for small business concerns, and for other purposes. This bill authorizes the Small Business Administration to aw...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HB25IntroFairTax Act of 2019 This bill imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HJR3IntroExpressing support for designation of September 2019 as "Gospel Music Heritage Month" and honoring gospel music for its valuable and longstanding contributions to the culture of the United States. This joint resolution supports the designation of Gos...
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
HR21IntroRecognizing and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the entry of Alaska into the Union as the 49th State. This resolution recognizes the 60th anniversary of Alaska becoming a state.
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
SR2IntroA resolution informing the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled. This resolution informs the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled.
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2019-01-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6; text: CR S6)
HR14IntroAuthorizing the Speaker, on behalf of the House of Representatives, to intervene, otherwise appear, or take any other steps in the case of Texas v. United States, and in any appellate proceedings arising from such case, and for other purposes. This r...
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2019-01-03
To House Rules Committee
HJR4IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms an individual may serve as a Member of Congress. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House of Representatives t...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HR11IntroProviding the sense of the House of Representatives that the House should not adjourn until the annual appropriation bills within the jurisdiction of all the subcommittees of the Committee on Appropriations for the current fiscal year are enacted int...
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2019-01-03
To House Appropriations Committee
HB93IntroSame Day Registration Act of 2019 This bill requires states with a voter registration requirement to make same-day voter registration available at the polling place on any day voting is permitted.
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB158IntroRehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2019 This bill allows rehabilitation expenditures for any building which is a qualified public educational facility to qualify for the rehabilitation tax credit. A "qualified public educational facility" is a...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
SB9IntroTraditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2019 This bill exempts traditional large and premium cigars from regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and from user fees assessed on tobacco products by the F...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
SB5IntroEducational Opportunities Act This bill allows individual taxpayers a tax credit for charitable contributions to a scholarship granting organization. The bill allows a maximum credit amount of $4,500 ($2,250 for a married individual filing a separate...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HB210IntroPresidential Inaugural Committee Oversight Act This bill requires disbursements by presidential inaugural committees to be reasonable, related to the inaugural ceremony, and reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Currently, there are no r...
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
SB17IntroSafe Temperature Act of 2019
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2019-01-03
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
HR3IntroAuthorizing the Speaker to appoint a committee to notify the President of the assembly of the Congress. This resolution provides for appointment of a House of Representatives committee joined with a Senate committee to notify the President that a quo...
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2019-01-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HJR13IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the presidential pardoning power. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment denying the President the power to grant himself a reprieve or pardon for an offens...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HB77IntroInjunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2019 This bill prohibits federal courts from issuing injunctive orders that bar enforcement of a federal law or policy against a nonparty, unless the nonparty is represented by a party in a class action lawsu...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
SB16IntroDefending Domestic Produce Production Act of 2019 This bill establishes a process by which a core seasonal industry may petition for countervailing and antidumping duties.
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
SB4IntroLIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act This bill establishes a refundable middle class tax credit of up to $3,000 for individuals and up to $6,000 for married individuals filing joint returns. Taxpayers must be at least 18 yea...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HB102IntroNo Pay Raise for Congress Act This bill cancels the automatic adjustment to the pay of Members of Congress that is based on the employment cost index if the Congressional Budget Office determines that there was a federal budget deficit in the last fi...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB50IntroGREAT Act Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019 This bill requires the Office of Management and Budget, jointly with the executive department that issues the most federal grant awards, to (1) establish government-wide dat...
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
HB191IntroEPIC Act End Pensions in Congress Act This bill excludes future Members of Congress from the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and requires Members currently enrolled in FERS or the Civil Service Retirement System to opt in to continue their...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB214IntroTo authorize an additional district judgeship for the district of Idaho. This bill increases from two to three the total number of U.S. district court judgeships for the District of Idaho. The President must appoint, with the advice and consent of th...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
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