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HB69IntroEnding Common Core and Expanding School Choice Act This bill modifies requirements related to federal education funding for disadvantaged children. Specifically, the bill (1) eliminates the standards, assessments, and academic accountability requirem...
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2019-01-03
To House Education and Labor Committee
HR20IntroStay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution This resolution amends Rule XXI (Restrictions on Certain Bills) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to make it out of order for the House to consider a concurrent resolution for its adjournment during any...
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2019-01-03
To House Rules Committee
HJR14IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to four in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment ...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HB63IntroStudent Loan Disclosure Modernization Act This bill requires loan disclosure forms for federal student loans to be written in plain language, thus enabling borrowers to understand loan terms, total costs of loans, and estimated monthly repayments. Bo...
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2019-01-03
To House Education and Labor Committee
HB198IntroNational Voter Opportunity To Inform Congress Effectively on Term Limits Act of 2019 V.O.I.C.E. on Term Limits Act of 2019 This bill requires the chief election official of each state, in the regularly scheduled general election for federal office in...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HJR5IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
SJR1IntroA joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House o...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HB197IntroSpecial Counsel Independence and Integrity Act This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General ...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
SR8IntroA resolution to make effective appointment of Deputy Senate Legal Counsel. This resolution makes the President pro tempore's appointment of Morgan J. Frankel as Deputy Senate Legal Counsel effective January 3, 2019, for a term of service to expire at...
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2019-01-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6-7; text: CR S7)
SB27IntroAmerican Miners Act of 2019 This bill transfers certain funds to provide pension and health benefits for retired coal miners who have been affected by issues such as coal company bankruptcies. The Department of the Treasury must transfer additional f...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
HJR12IntroProposing 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
HB24IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2019 This bill establishes requirements regarding audits of certain financial agencies performed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Specifically, the bill directs the GAO to complete, within 12 months, ...
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2019-01-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
HB73IntroTo terminate the designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes. This bill removes Pakistan's designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess U...
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2019-01-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
HR10IntroFixing the daily hour of meeting of the First Session of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress. This resolution sets the daily meeting time for the House of Representatives.
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2019-01-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HJR18IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit Members of Congress from receiving compensation for any period during which a Government shutdown is in effect. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment proh...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HB186IntroVeterans Jobs Opportunity Act This bill allows a new business-related tax credit for the start-up expenses of a veteran-owned small business in an underserved community. The allowable amount of such credit is 15% of start-up expenditures that do not ...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HB222IntroDeath Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill repeals the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
SB23IntroNational Commission on the Federal Response to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico Act of 2019 This bill establishes a National Commission on the Federal Response to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico to examine the federal preparedness, response, and rec...
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2019-01-03
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
HB175IntroTo amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition. This bill revises criminal provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition.An...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
HB236IntroNo Budget, No Pay Act This bill withholds the salaries of Members of a chamber of Congress that has not agreed to a budget resolution for FY2020 by April 15, 2019, as required by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Salaries are withheld from April ...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB54IntroTo designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. This bill designates the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the "Major Bre...
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2019-01-03
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
HB177IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for waivers of user fees imposed with respect to applications for reinstatement of tax-exempt status of small, subsidiary tax-exempt organizations. This bill requires (1) the reinstatement of the ...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HR5IntroProviding for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 6) adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress; providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 21) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending Se...
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2019-01-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HB189IntroFinancial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2019 This bill specifies that a federal banking agency may not request or order a depository institution to terminate a customer account unless (1) the agency has a valid reason for doing so, and (2) t...
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2019-01-03
To House Financial Services Committee
HJR15IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to end the practice of including more than one subject in a single law by requiring that each law enacted by Congress be limited to only one subject and that the subject be clearly and d...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HB68IntroDefund National Endowment for the Humanities Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the use of any funds that are made available to the National Endowment for the Humanities of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities to carry out the function...
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2019-01-03
To House Education and Labor Committee
HB144IntroOld Glory Only Act This bill prohibits the flying of any flag other than the U.S. flag over U.S. diplomatic and consular posts.
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2019-01-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
HB65IntroEnhancing Educational Opportunities for Home School Students Act This bill allows distributions from tax-favored qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans) to be used for certain expenses in connection with a homeschool (whether treated as a hom...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
HB124IntroJohn Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act This bill establishes requirements regarding congressional redistricting, including that redistricting plans must be developed by an independent redistricting commission. A state that has bee...
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2019-01-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
HB126IntroStudents Voicing Opinions in Today's Elections (VOTE) Act This bill directs the Election Assistance Commission to carry out a pilot program providing funds, during FY2019, to local educational agencies (LEAs) for initiatives that provide 12th graders...
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2019-01-03
To House Administration Committee
HB162IntroPresidential Tax Transparency Act This bill requires the Internal Revenue Service to disclose and make publicly available tax returns and return information for certain candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. The requirement...
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2019-01-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
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
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