US Congress Representative Al Lawson [D]

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USHB3807Engross
50%
Addresses support for restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides an additional $42 billion in FY2021 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and gives priority to previous appl...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 387.
USHB1620Engross
50%
Modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill also authorizes new programs, makes c...
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2022-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB350Engross
50%
Establishes new requirements to expand the availability of information on domestic terrorism, as well as the relationship between domestic terrorism and hate crimes. It authorizes domestic terrorism components within the Department of Homeland Securi...
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2022-05-24
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2647)
USHB604Intro
25%
Provides support for long-term improvements to public elementary and secondary school facilities. First, the bill sets forth allocations to states and establishes a need-based grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve school faci...
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2022-05-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 19.
USHB623Intro
25%
Modifies funding for a pediatric disease research initiative within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, this initiative receives funding through FY2023 from the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund. directs certain penalties ass...
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2022-05-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 53 - 0.
USHB5585Intro
25%
Establishes within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health to accelerate innovation in health and medicine by investing in high-risk, high-reward research projects. The bill also establishes an i...
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2022-05-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 53 - 3.
USHB7814Intro
25%
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to health care providers to enhance the physical and cyber security of their facilities, personnel, and patients.
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2022-05-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4395Intro
25%
Requires retail businesses to accept cash as a form of payment for sales in amounts less than $2,000, and it prohibits them from charging cash-paying customers a higher price compared to customers not paying with cash. Such businesses are those engag...
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2022-05-17
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 17.
USHB903Engross
50%
Modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill by December 31, 2022, eliminates personnel authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
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2022-05-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5129Engross
50%
Reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2032 and otherwise modifies the program. The program supports various antipoverty activities, primarily through formula-based allotments to states, Indian tribes, and territories. In p...
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2022-05-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB263Intro
25%
Revises requirements governing the trade of big cats (i.e., species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species). Specifically, it revises restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats, including to r...
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2022-05-12
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2499Engross
50%
Makes it easier for federally employed firefighters who contract certain illnesses to qualify for federal workers' compensation. Specifically, the bill provides that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mesothelioma, and specified other cancers of ...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR1110Intro
25%
Honoring one million deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.
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2022-05-12
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHCR89Intro
25%
Expressing opposition to the criminalization of essential health care, including the full range of sexual and reproductive health care such as abortion, gender-affirming care, and contraceptive care, and disapproving of the criminalization of pregnan...
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2022-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6015Engross
50%
Provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Berell Ferencz in recognition of his service to the United States and the international community during the post-World War II Nuremberg trials and his lifelong advocacy for internation...
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2022-05-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB7431Intro
25%
Requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish the Veterans Advancing Conservation Grant Program to award grants, on a competitive basis, to facilitate the training and employment of veterans for marine and coastal c...
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2022-05-10
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
USHR1092Intro
25%
This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
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2022-05-06
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB4521Engross
50%
Addresses U.S. technology and communications, foreign relations and national security, domestic manufacturing, education, trade, and other matters. Among other provisions, the bill provides funding for FY2022-FY2026 to support U.S. semiconductor manu...
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2022-05-05
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB5315Intro
25%
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish in the Department of Transportation a drone infrastructure inspection grant program and a drone education and training grant program, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 54 - 4.
USHR1076Intro
25%
This resolution celebrates the contributions of small businesses in every U.S. community and supports the designation of National Small Business Week. Further, it supports efforts to provide small businesses with aid and assistance through certain pr...
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2022-04-28
To House Small Business Committee
USHB6201Engross
50%
Extends through FY2027 the authority of the National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to establish a memorial on eligible federal land to honor the slaves and free Black persons who served as soldiers and sailors or provided civilian assistance during the Amer...
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2022-04-27
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB7585Intro
25%
To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7561Intro
25%
To amend title 37, United States Code, to increase the basic allowance for housing inside the United States for members of the uniformed services.
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2022-04-21
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR1051Intro
25%
Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing mate...
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2022-04-18
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHB7530Intro
25%
To update the income-driven repayment plans and the public service loan forgiveness program under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-14
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7469Intro
25%
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of James Weldon Johnson.
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2022-04-07
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB301Intro
25%
Designates the composition consisting of the words and music known as "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as the national hymn of the United States.
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2022-04-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 11.
USHB3076PassAddresses the finances and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish the Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under whi...
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2022-04-06
Became Public Law No: 117-108. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7429Intro
25%
To impose sanctions with respect to the use of cryptocurrency to facilitate transactions by Russian persons subject to sanctions, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-06
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1916Engross
50%
Requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment of congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and items. Coverage must include services and items that functionally improve, repair, or restore any ...
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2022-04-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2324Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the "D. Edwina Stephens Post Office."
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2022-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330.
USHB5577Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the "John R. Lewis Post Office Building."
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2022-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 335.
USHB2954Engross
50%
Makes various changes with respect to employer-sponsored retirement plans, including providing for the automatic enrollment of employees in certain plans and increasing the age at which participants are required to begin receiving mandatory distribut...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB55PassMakes lynching a federal hate crime offense. Specifically, the bill imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 30 years, or both—on an individual who conspires to commit a hate crime offense that results in death or serious bodily ...
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2022-03-29
Became Public Law No: 117-107. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6823Intro
25%
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve certain programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs for home and community based services for veterans, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-28
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB7206Intro
25%
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a major disaster. The bill directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to submit to specified congressional committees ...
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2022-03-25
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHR1001Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the designation of National Women in Agriculture Day. It also recognizes the important role of women in agriculture as producers, educators, leaders, mentors, and more.
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2022-03-24
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB2116Engross
50%
Prohibits discrimination based on a person's hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB963Engross
50%
Prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR993Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the important role of local nutrition programs supported through the Older Americans Act of 1965 in addressing senior hunger, malnutrition, and isolation.
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2022-03-18
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB3114Intro
25%
Establishes a conclusive presumption that certain workers diagnosed with COVID-19 are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). It also provides funding to reimburse employers for cos...
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2022-03-16
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
USHB7078Intro
25%
Permits states, territories, or tribal governments to use State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to finance qualified low-income housing projects (i.e., projects for residential rental property meeting certain income tests) with loans obligated by Dec...
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2022-03-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7062Intro
25%
To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman and to place the statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.
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2022-03-11
To House Administration Committee
USHCR70Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution condemns violence and threats of violence against historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and reaffirms the federal government's commitment to combating violence against HBCU students, faculty, and staff.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7011Intro
25%
Expands the scope of the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to include research and activities to prevent stillbirths.
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2022-03-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR881Intro
25%
This resolution condemns the terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022. It also expresses support for the affected community, commends the actions of law enforcement and emergency responders, and reaffirm...
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2022-03-08
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6907Intro
25%
Directs the Department of State to restart processing applications under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program. (The program, which was suspended in 2017, allows eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for parole for fa...
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2022-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3755Engross
50%
Prohibits governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services. Specifically, governments may not limit a provider's ability to prescribe certain drugs, offer abortion services via telemedicine, or immediately provide abort...
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2022-02-28
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 48. Record Vote Number: 65. (CR S826)
USHB6860Intro
25%
Prohibits government entities and insurance providers from denying community-based services to individuals with disabilities that require long-term service or support that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent...
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2022-02-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR942Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the importance of commemorating Black History Month to acknowledge the achievements of Black Americans throughout history.
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2022-02-25
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
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