US Congress Representative Blake Farenthold [R]

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USHB2909IntroTo require reciprocity between the District of Columbia and other States and jurisdictions with respect to the ability of individuals to carry certain concealed firearms, and for other purposes.
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2017-06-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB657PassFollow the Rules Act Follow the Rules Act (Sec. 2) This bill extends the prohibition against a person taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a personnel action against any employee or applicant for employment for refusing to ...
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2017-06-14
Became Public Law No: 115-40.
USHB2846IntroFederal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017
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2017-06-08
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB2192EngrossTo amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.
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2017-06-07
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2432IntroVolunteer Organization Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to expand liability protections to volunteer nonprofit organizations for harm caused by an act or omission of a volunteer on behalf of the organizatio...
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2017-06-07
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB660IntroBureau of Reclamation Transparency Act 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 maintain in...
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2017-06-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 103.
USHB2550IntroMedicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017
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2017-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2603IntroSAVES Act Saving America's Endangered Species Act
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2017-05-23
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB115EngrossThin Blue Line Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first res...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1892EngrossHonoring Hometown Heroes Act 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 death of...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2589IntroHuntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to waive, for individuals diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, the 24-month waiting period for Medicar...
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2017-05-22
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR218IntroRecognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation. Affirms that the U.S.-Israel economic partnership has benefitted both countries and is a foundational component of the strong allia...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHR188IntroCondemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims. Condemns the government of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and for denying the evidence ...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
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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2017-05-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2227EngrossMGT Act Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 This bill authorizes each of specified agencies for which there are Chief Financial Officers to establish an information technology system modernization and working capital fund to: improve, retir...
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2017-05-18
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2481IntroPATCH Act of 2017 Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act of 2017
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2017-05-17
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB510EngrossRapid DNA Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue standards and procedures for using Rapid DNA instruments to analyze DNA samples of criminal offenders. Ra...
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2017-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB244PassHIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division of this bill refer only to the provisions of the division unless the bill e...
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2017-05-05
Became Public Law No: 115-31.
USHB2327IntroPAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017
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2017-05-03
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2303Intro416d65726963612043616e20436f6465 Act of 2017 America Can Code Act of 2017 This bill amends the America COMPETES Act to include computer programming language that is critical to the national security and economic competitiveness of the United States a...
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2017-05-03
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB2335IntroEqual Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2017
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2017-05-03
To House Administration Committee
USHB2229IntroAll Circuit Review Act This bill makes permanent the authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers.
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2017-05-02
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2196IntroTo amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.
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2017-05-02
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2024IntroEnd Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2017
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2017-05-01
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB2279IntroU.S. Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society Recognition Act of 2017 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 gold medal to the U.S. Air Forces Escape...
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2017-05-01
To House Administration Committee
USHB1694EngrossFannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill applies the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) during any period eith...
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2017-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2230IntroTo direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue or bust of Elie Wiesel for placement in the United States Capitol.
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2017-04-28
To House Administration Committee
USHB2225IntroVeterans Dog Training Therapy Act
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2017-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
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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2017-04-27
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB613IntroLieutenant 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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2017-04-27
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB2189IntroTrade Protection Not Troll Protection Act
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2017-04-27
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1899IntroProtecting Data at the Border Act
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2017-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2174IntroUnauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2017
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2017-04-26
To House Budget Committee
USHB1879IntroPARTS Act Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2017 This bill declares that it is not an act of infringement, with respect to a design patent that claims a component part of a motor vehicle as originally manufactured, to: (1) make, te...
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2017-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet Committee
USHB2170IntroFlood and Agriculture Risk Management Cost Reduction Act of 2017
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2017-04-26
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1945IntroWildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee Act This bill amends the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act to establish the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee to advise the Department of the I...
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2017-04-24
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB1944IntroTo amend section 100905 of title 54, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to require annual permits and assess annual fees for commercial filming activities on Federal land for film crews of 5 p...
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2017-04-24
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB2023IntroModernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017
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2017-04-20
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHJR43PassProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecip...
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2017-04-13
Became Public Law No: 115-23. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1818IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act
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2017-04-11
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB2029IntroSIGN Act Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation Act
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2017-04-07
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHB1953IntroTreat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
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2017-04-07
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB299IntroBlue 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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2017-04-05
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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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2017-04-05
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 10.
USHB1955IntroRural Hospital Access Act of 2017
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2017-04-05
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1861IntroLarry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act 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 recognition of h...
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2017-04-03
To House Financial Services Committee
USHJR42PassDisapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants. This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, relating to establishing, fo...
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2017-03-31
Became Public Law No: 115-17. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1633IntroLanding Pass Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend to up to 90 days the time period for which a conditional permit to land temporarily in the United States may be granted to an alien crewman.
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2017-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB1847IntroPAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017
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2017-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1838IntroAmbulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) require the payment system for ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services to feature certain positive annual adjustmen...
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2017-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
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