US Congress Representative Blake Farenthold [R]

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USHR477IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a special counsel should be appointed by the Attorney General or his designee to investigate misconduct by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former Federal Bureau of Investigation Dire...
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2017-08-17
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB3108IntroProtecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2017
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2017-08-09
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB510EnrollRapid 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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2017-08-07
Presented to President.
USHB3548IntroBorder Security for America Act of 2017
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2017-07-31
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
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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2017-07-28
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3585IntroWrongful Unmasking Prevention Act
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2017-07-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3570IntroTransportation and Trailer Modernization Act of 2017
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2017-07-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3470IntroGPS Act Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act
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2017-07-27
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB391IntroAsylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: prohibit the government from bearing any expense of counsel for any person in a removal or related appeal proceedings, add a requirement to estab...
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2017-07-26
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 11.
USHB3377IntroJAWS Act Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks Act
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2017-07-25
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3341IntroCell Location Privacy Act of 2017
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2017-07-20
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3350IntroTransparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act
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2017-07-20
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2603IntroSAVES Act Saving America's Endangered Species Act
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2017-07-19
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB469IntroSunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 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 ...
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2017-07-12
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 8.
USHB2851IntroSITSA Act Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017
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2017-07-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB392IntroFairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per country numerical limitation for fa...
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2017-07-11
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Yoder asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 392, 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.
USHB2996IntroSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act of 2017
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2017-07-11
To House Nutrition 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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2017-06-29
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHB3141IntroTaxpayer Transparency Act of 2017
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2017-06-29
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB3097IntroHolding SSA Employees Accountable Act
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2017-06-28
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2997Intro21st Century AIRR Act 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act
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2017-06-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 25.
USHB2832IntroWelfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act
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2017-06-26
To House Nutrition Committee
USHB2957IntroSave Rural Hospitals Act This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to increase payments to, and modify various requirements regarding, rural health care providers under the Medicare program. Among other provisions, t...
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2017-06-23
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2911IntroNational Museum of the American Latino Act
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2017-06-23
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB2909IntroDC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act
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2017-06-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB535IntroTaiwan Travel Act 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 officials at all levels of the...
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2017-06-15
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHB657PassFollow 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 obey an order that wo...
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2017-06-14
Became Public Law No: 115-40. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2723IntroEmployee Rights Act
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2017-06-14
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Prior to Referral.
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. (Sec. 1) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, if the American Health Care Act (H.B. ...
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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 (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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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
USHB2740IntroRabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017
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2017-05-25
To House Financial Services 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 (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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2017-05-22
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
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 (Sec. 3) 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: impro...
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2017-05-18
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2519IntroThe 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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2017-05-18
To House Financial Services 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
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
USHB2335IntroEqual Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2017
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2017-05-03
To House Administration 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
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 This bill prohibits state or local taxes that discriminate against the rental of motor vehicles, the business of renting motor vehicles, or motor vehicle rental property, except where ...
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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
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