US Congress Representative Blake Farenthold [R]

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USHB38EngrossConcealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. ...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1164EngrossTaylor Force Act This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority: is taking steps to end acts...
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2017-12-07
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 278.
USHB350IntroRPM Act of 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to allow the modification of a vehicle's air emission controls if the vehicle is used solely for competition.
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2017-12-06
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 20.
USHB1148IntroFAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017
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2017-12-06
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 328.
USHR640IntroExpressing support for the designation of December 3, 2017, as the "National Day of 3D Printing".
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2017-12-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1892EngrossHonoring Hometown Heroes Act (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the...
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2017-11-29
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHR576IntroReaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States of America and the country of Georgia.
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2017-11-29
To House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Committee
USHCR94IntroRecognizing the opening of the nonsectarian Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the only museum of its size and scope in the world devoted exclusively to the Bible.
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2017-11-28
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB4438IntroTo amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to waive a prohibition, and for other purposes.
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2017-11-17
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee
USHB1207EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas...
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2017-11-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4174EngrossFoundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017
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2017-11-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB170IntroProtect and Grow American Jobs Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant" to eliminate the masters or higher degree requirement and raise the annual salary threshold requirement fro...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB659IntroStandard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clayton Act with respect to notice to a state by the Department of Justice (DOJ) about federal actions brought for violations of antitrust laws. The Federal ...
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2017-11-15
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 304.
USHB4124IntroUSA RIGHTS Act Uniting and Strengthening America by Reforming and Improving the Government's High-Tech Surveillance Act
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2017-11-14
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1133EngrossVeterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out a transp...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4274IntroHigher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2017
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2017-11-07
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB849EngrossProtecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per ...
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2017-11-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2319IntroConsumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017
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2017-11-03
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Capital Markets Prior to Referral.
USHR605IntroCongratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.
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2017-11-03
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB4177IntroPREPARE Act of 2017 Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness Act of 2017
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2017-11-01
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHB1698EngrossIran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The President shall report to Congress regarding ...
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2017-10-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4143IntroDialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 Dialysis Patient Access To Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, Treatment, and Services Demonstration Act of 2017
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2017-10-27
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB469EngrossCongressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or u...
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2017-10-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB732EngrossStop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement on behalf of the United States (resolving a civil action, a plea agreement, a deferred prosecution agreem...
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2017-10-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4102IntroCommercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2017
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2017-10-25
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB4131IntroNo Abortion Bonds Act
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2017-10-25
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4010EngrossCongressional Subpoena Compliance and Enforcement Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal judicial code to establish certain rules that apply in a civil action by the Senate, House of Representatives, or a congressional committee or subcommittee aga...
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2017-10-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB294EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the "Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Culle...
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2017-10-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2229EngrossAll Circuit Review Act (Sec. 2) This bill makes permanent the authority for a federal employee (or applicant for federal employment) or the Office of Personnel Management to appeal, in any federal appeals court of competent jurisdiction, a final orde...
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2017-10-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2196EngrossTo amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients. This bill expands the list of individuals to whom a whistleblower may disclose information evidencing a violation of law, gross mismanagement...
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2017-10-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1116IntroTAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017 This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the institutions involved, with considerati...
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2017-10-12
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 39 - 21.
USHB535IntroTaiwan Travel Act This bill states that it should be U.S. policy to: (1) allow officials at all levels of the U.S. government to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts; (2) permit high-level Taiwanese officials to enter the United Stat...
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2017-10-12
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2519PassThe American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. Surcharges received f...
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2017-10-06
Became Public Law No: 115-65. (TXT | PDF)
USHB36EngrossPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator is ...
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2017-10-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2603IntroSAVES Act Saving America's Endangered Species Act
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2017-10-04
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 16.
USHB3548IntroBorder Security for America Act of 2017
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2017-10-04
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12.
USHB3940IntroVeterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
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2017-10-04
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHR532IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding conduct during a rendition of the National Anthem.
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2017-09-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR544IntroAmending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat. Amends Rule XIV (Order and Priority of Business) of the Rules of the House of Re...
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2017-09-28
To House Rules Committee
USHB1235EngrossNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in recognition and celebration...
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2017-09-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB2327IntroPAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017
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2017-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2023IntroModernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017
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2017-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2225IntroVeterans Dog Training Therapy Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing veterans' post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder sy...
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2017-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB3588IntroRED SNAPPER Act Regionally Empowered Decision-making for Snapper, Noting the Angling Public and the Preservation of an Exceptional Resource Act
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2017-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB3830IntroPRO Sports Act Properly Reducing Overexemptions for Sports Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to remove professional football leagues from the list of tax-exempt organizations. No organization or entity shall be treated as tax-exempt if i...
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2017-09-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB296IntroPRO Sports Act Properly Reducing Overexemptions for Sports Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to remove professional football leagues from the list of tax-exempt organizations. No organization or entity shall be treated as tax-exempt if i...
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2017-09-26
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Gaetz asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as first sponsor of H.R. 296, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB24IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017 This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete, within 12 months, an audit of the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve banks. In addition, the bill allows the GAO to audit the Fe...
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2017-09-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 228.
USHB3770IntroCommunity Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend through FY2022 and make appropriations for enhanced funding for the community health centers program.
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2017-09-15
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1208IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, ...
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2017-09-13
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB1209IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the "Mission Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco ...
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2017-09-13
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
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