US Congress Representative Al Lawson [D]

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USHB5038EngrossFarm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 This bill contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program. The Department of Home...
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2019-12-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3IntroElijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
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2019-12-11
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3 as unfinished business.
USHB5287IntroFair Student Loan Debt Collection Practices Act
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2019-12-10
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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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2019-12-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR326IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that only a ...
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2019-12-06
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5267IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2019
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2019-12-06
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB5349IntroTo prevent the changing of regulations governing the provision of waivers under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.
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2019-12-06
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB2405IntroNational Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2019
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2019-12-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 262.
USHB3742IntroRecovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019 This bill provides funding for (1) the conservation or restoration of wildlife and plant species of greatest conservation need; (2) the wildlife conservation strategies of states, Indian tribes, or territorie...
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2019-12-05
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 6.
USHB3495IntroImprove Well-Being for Veterans Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants for a period of three years to eligible entities for the provision of suicide prevention services to veterans and their families. Under the...
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2019-12-05
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 10.
USHR743IntroExpressing strong disapproval of the President's formal notification to the United Nations of his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
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2019-12-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5309IntroTo prohibit discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair.
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2019-12-05
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2382IntroUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2019-12-04
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. DeFazio.
USHB3094IntroTo designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes. This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the "National Pulse M...
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2019-12-04
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB4895IntroCFTC Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-26
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 254.
USHB724PassPACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using i...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-72. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2423PassWomen's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Ame...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-71. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3614IntroRestricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act This bill generally prohibits a consumer reporting agency from providing a consumer's credit information for employment purposes, unless otherwise required by law or for a national security inves...
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2019-11-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 246.
USHB737EngrossShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a l...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1309EngrossWorkplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act This bill requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors. Specifically, Labor must promulgate an occupational s...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR730IntroExpressing support for the recognition and celebration of the vital role of small businesses, along with the efforts of the Small Business Administration to help Americans start, build, and grow businesses. This resolution recognizes and celebrates s...
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2019-11-21
To House Small Business Committee
USHB1865EngrossNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins that are emblematic of the Nati...
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2019-11-19
ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table the bill H.R. 1865, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment submitted for printing by Representative Lowey of New York in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question; and that House Resolution 708 be laid on the table. Objection was heard.
USHB2339IntroReversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 24.
USHB4634EngrossTerrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes through 2027 the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program within the Department of the Treasury. The Government Accountability Office must report on insurance coverage of cyb...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB4916IntroFarm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 This bill contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program. The Department of Home...
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2019-11-15
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1773EngrossRosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Ro...
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2019-11-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5013IntroSmall Business Fair Debt Collection Protection Act
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2019-11-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 23.
USHB2398IntroTo amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate...
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2019-11-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 54 - 0.
USHB1980IntroSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act 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. The bill establishes a council, tha...
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2019-11-13
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 230.
USHJR79IntroRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2019-11-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHB5062IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the "Officer Robert German Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9...
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2019-11-13
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR694IntroRecognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived therefrom.
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2019-11-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1396PassHidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of one Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, in recog...
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2019-11-08
Became Public Law No: 116-68. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3195IntroLand and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act This bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. The President shall annually submit to Congress specified details regarding the allocation of funds to the LWCF....
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2019-11-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 222.
USHB4878IntroVETS Act Veterans Emergency Treatment Services Act
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2019-11-08
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB4991IntroPost-9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act
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2019-11-08
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4989IntroAccess to AEDs Act
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2019-11-05
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR677IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week. This resolution expresses the House of Representatives' support for the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week, celebrates the millions of people in the Unit...
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2019-11-01
To House Small Business Committee
USHB35IntroEmmett Till Antilynching Act
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2019-10-31
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 212.
USHB4674IntroCollege Affordability Act
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
USHB728EngrossTitle VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB647EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB886EngrossVeteran 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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2019-10-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4408IntroEric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019
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2019-10-28
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHR654IntroSupporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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2019-10-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB935IntroMiners Pension Protection Act This bill transfers certain funds to provide pension benefits for retired coal miners who have been affected by issues such as coal company bankruptcies. The Department of the Treasury must transfer additional funds to t...
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2019-10-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1225IntroRestore Our Parks and Public Lands Act This bill establishes the National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund into which, through FY2020-FY2024, there shall be deposited an amount equal to 50% of all energy development revenues due ...
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2019-10-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 199.
USHB628IntroWINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act
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2019-10-22
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1709IntroScientific Integrity Act
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2019-10-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 6.
USHB2420IntroNational Museum of the American Latino Act 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 States; (2) p...
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2019-10-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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