US Congress Representative Blake Farenthold [R]

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USHB2196EngrossTo amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients. (Sec. 1) This bill expands the list of individuals to whom a whistleblower may disclose information evidencing a violation of law, gross mism...
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2018-10-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 629.
USHB1677EngrossCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 This bill declares that it is U.S. policy to use all diplomatic and economic means to compel the government of Bashar al Assad to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and work toward a democratic govern...
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2018-10-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 620.
USHB1209EngrossTo 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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2018-09-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 593.
USHB754EngrossAnwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sadat in recognition of his ac...
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2018-09-27
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 585.
USHCR72EngrossExpressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged. Expresses the sense of Congress that: ch...
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2018-09-26
Received in the Senate.
USHB1695EngrossRegister of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends federal copyright law to require the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a Register of Copyrights from a list of at least three ind...
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2018-09-26
Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held.
USHB2327IntroPAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which it provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to provide servi...
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2018-09-25
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Stivers asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 2327, a bill originally introduced by Representative DeSantis, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB660EngrossBureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of the Interior to submit to Congress, make publicly available, and biennially update an Asset Management Report that describes the Bureau of Reclamation's efforts to ma...
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2018-09-17
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 573.
USHB2319IntroConsumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2018 This bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to allow a money market fund, under specified conditions, to elect to operate using a different method of valuation than is other...
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2018-08-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 699.
USHB299EngrossBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agent...
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2018-08-01
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB184EngrossProtect Medical Innovation Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on the sale of a medical device by the manufacturer, producer, or importer.
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2018-07-26
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 528.
USHB1676EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide support for Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers. These centers mus...
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2018-07-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3076EngrossCASES Act Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents Act of 2018 This bill amends the Privacy Act of 1974 to require each executive agency to establish a system that allows an individual, or an entity authorized to act on such...
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2018-07-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB66EngrossRoute 66 Centennial Commission Act This bill establishes the Route 66 Centennial Commission to honor Route 66 on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. The Department of Transportation shall prepare a plan on the preservation needs of Route 66.
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2018-07-17
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1861EngrossLarry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Larry Doby in recogni...
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2018-07-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB2229PassAll 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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2018-07-07
Became Public Law No: 115-195.
USHB1697IntroIsrael Anti-Boycott Act This bill declares that Congress: (1) opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution of March 24, 2016, which urges countries to pressure companies to divest from, or break contracts with, Israel; and (2) encourage...
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2018-06-28
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent.
USHB2851EngrossSITSA Act Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017 This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to establish a new, sixth schedule of controlled substances—schedule A. A drug or substance in schedule A has a chemica...
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2018-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2846IntroFederal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017 This bill exempts an agency's authority to collect information that is voluntary feedback from the federal information resources management activities authority of the the Office of Management and Budget...
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2018-06-05
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Fitzpatrick asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 2846, a bill originally introduced by Representative Farenthold, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
USHB788IntroTarget Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of ac...
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2018-05-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 546.
USHB548IntroHealth Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to deem a hospital or an emergency department and a physician or physician group of a hospital or emergency department to be an employee of the Public Healt...
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2018-05-21
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Kelly (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 548, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
USHB613EngrossLieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correctional institution to: (1) sto...
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2018-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2152EngrossCitizens' Right to Know Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill requires a state or local government that receives funds under a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant program and uses such funds for a pretrial services program to annually report to DOJ the amount...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB256IntroProtect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm to the spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty. ...
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2018-04-25
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Hunter asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 256, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Farenthold, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB3545IntroOverdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
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2018-04-25
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB1456IntroShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain ci...
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2018-04-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB4177IntroPREPARE Act of 2017 Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness Act of 2017 This bill directs the President to establish the Interagency Council on Extreme Weather Resilience, Preparedness, and ...
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2018-04-12
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB4311IntroForeign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017
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2018-04-12
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade Prior to Referral.
USHJR2IntroProposing 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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2018-04-12
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 233 - 184 (Roll no. 138). (text: CR H3162)
USHB4631IntroAccess to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act This bill requires the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to establish and maintain a publicly available website containing copies of all congressionally mandated reports. The website must feature, in ad...
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2018-04-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB3940IntroVeterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
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2018-04-11
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
USHB3548IntroBorder Security for America Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) construct and operate infrastructure and technology to deter and detect illegal border activity in high traffic areas, (2) deploy the most pra...
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2018-03-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
USHB5358IntroDRIVE-Safe Act Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act
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2018-03-22
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHB1208PassTo 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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2018-03-20
Became Public Law No: 115-138. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2584IntroNational Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 This bill: (1) establishes the National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund, and (2) requires specified amounts of federal mineral revenues that are not otherwise credited, covered, or deposited pursuant to f...
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2018-03-20
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB535PassTaiwan Travel Act (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should encourage visits between U.S. and Taiwanese officials at all levels. The bill states that it should be U.S. policy to: (1) allow U.S. officials at al...
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2018-03-16
Became Public Law No: 115-135. (TXT | PDF)
USHB294PassTo 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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2018-03-16
Became Public Law No: 115-133. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1116EngrossTAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the institutions involved, with co...
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2018-03-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5253IntroOffice of Government Information Services Empowerment Act of 2018
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2018-03-15
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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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2018-03-14
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB5199IntroEducation Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2018 This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Department of Education to establish a program to provide children with parents on active duty in the unifo...
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2018-03-07
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHR767IntroDirecting the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to enter into contracts with nationally- or regionally-known franchises for the provision of food services in the cafeteria of the Longworth House Office Building in a food co...
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2018-03-07
To House Administration Committee
USHB582PassKari's Law Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit businesses from manufacturing or importing for use in the United States, or selling or leasing in the United States, a multi-line telephone system unless it i...
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2018-02-16
Became Public Law No: 115-127. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2603IntroSAVES Act Saving America's Vulnerable and Endangered Species Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to limit the scope of the Act to native species. Species that are not native to the United States may not be treated or list...
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2018-02-15
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 423.
USHB5006IntroChild Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act of 2018 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the child tax credit, to allow the credit to be used for an unborn child if the child is born and issued a Social Security number before the du...
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2018-02-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1892PassHonoring Hometown Heroes Act DIVISION A--HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES ACT Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (Sec. 10102) This division authorizes the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or the Mayor of the District of Columbia t...
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2018-02-09
Became Public Law No: 115-123.
USHCR105IntroCommemorating the 100th anniversary of women serving in the United States Marine Corps. Commemorates the service, dedication, and sacrifice of female Marines who have served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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2018-02-07
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHR717IntroRelease the Memo Resolution Official Titles Official Titles - House of Representatives Official Title as Introduced Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the so-called "FISA memo", a document prepared by the House Permane...
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2018-01-29
To House Intelligence Committee
USHB4850IntroAsylum Protection Act of 2018 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) replace the current deadline for an asylum application from 1 year to 30 days from the date an asylum seeker enters the United States, and (2) require an appli...
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2018-01-24
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB4718IntroRecognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act
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2017-12-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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