US Congress Representative Bennie Thompson [D]

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USHB4IntroVoting 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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2019-12-06
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR747IntroAcknowledging that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy in achieving the goal of reducing drug use, and for the House of Representatives to apologize to the individuals and communities that were victimized by this policy.
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2019-12-06
To House Energy And Commerce 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
USHB2486EngrossFUTURE Act Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act
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2019-12-05
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
USHB5309IntroTo prohibit discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair.
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2019-12-05
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5308IntroTo amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and the Richard B Russell National School Lunch Act to eliminate reduced price breakfasts and lunches and to require that the income guidelines for determining eligibility for free breakfasts and free lunches ...
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2019-12-05
To House Education and Labor 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.
USHB4739IntroSynthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act
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2019-12-03
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 259.
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.
USHB4727IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2019
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2019-11-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 251.
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
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
USHB5195IntroFAIR Fees Act Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB5221IntroTo declare a national goal that the United States achieve a 100 percent clean economy by not later than 2050, and for other purposes.
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2019-11-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5243IntroClosing the Homework Gap Through Mobile Hotspots Act
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2019-11-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5209IntroRaising the Bar Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To House Homeland Security Committee
USHB3884IntroMORE Act of 2019 Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHB2854IntroProtect Our Refuges Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the use of neonicotinoids (a class of neuroactive insecticides that are chemically similar to nicotine) within the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 13.
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.
USHB3469IntroCovert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 240.
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.
USHB4713IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act
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2019-11-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 242.
USHB3702EngrossReforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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
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).
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
USHB5066IntroTax Excessive CEO Pay Act of 2019 This bill requires an increase in the corporate income tax rate based upon the ratio of compensation paid to the corporation's highest paid employee to median worker compensation. The pay ratios range from greater th...
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2019-11-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5036IntroPut Patients First Act
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2019-11-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR690IntroCommending Alice Allison Dunnigan for her barrier-breaking career in journalism.
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2019-11-12
To House Oversight and Reform 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.
USHB5028IntroProtecting Benefits for Disabled Veterans Act of 2019
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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
USHB4984IntroAffordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2019
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2019-11-05
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB35IntroEmmett Till Antilynching Act
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2019-10-31
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 212.
USHB1373EngrossGrand Canyon Centennial Protection Act This bill withdraws 1,006,545 acres of federal lands in Arizona, including any land or interest in land acquired by the United States after enactment of this bill, from entry, appropriation, and disposal under t...
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2019-10-31
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB4965IntroLEARNS Act Leveraging Effective Apprenticeships to Rebuild National Skills Act
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2019-10-31
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB4914IntroDiabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp Act
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2019-10-30
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB4927IntroAdvancing Youth Enrollment Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the premium assistance tax credit for taxpayers with household members between the ages of 18-34. (The credit is available to eligible individuals and families to s...
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2019-10-30
To House Ways And Means Committee
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
USHR296IntroAffirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. This resolution states that it is U.S. policy to (1) commemorate the Armenian Genocide, the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923; (2) reject efforts to a...
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2019-10-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4864IntroGlobal Child Thrive Act of 2019
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2019-10-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR654IntroSupporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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2019-10-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2426EngrossCASE Act of 2019 Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 This bill creates the Copyright Claims Board, a body within the U.S. Copyright Office, to decide copyright disputes. Damages awarded by the board are capped at $30,000. Pa...
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2019-10-23
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 266.
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.
USHB2932IntroHomeland Security for Children Act
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2019-10-23
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB835EngrossRodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019
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2019-10-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB4737IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act
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2019-10-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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