US Congress Representative Blake Farenthold [R]

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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.
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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2018-05-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 523.
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.
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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2018-04-18
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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.
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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2018-04-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 377.
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)
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.
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)
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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2018-03-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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
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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2018-03-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs 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.
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 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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2018-02-09
Became Public Law No: 115-123.
USHCR105IntroCommemorating the 100th anniversary of women serving in the United States Marine Corps.
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2018-02-07
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3076IntroCreating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2017 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 i...
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2018-02-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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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2018-02-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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
USHB2319IntroConsumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017 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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2018-01-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 21.
USHB4718IntroRecognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act
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2017-12-21
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4714IntroTo award a Congressional Gold Medal to Don and Deyon Stephens, Founders of Mercy Ships, in recognition of nearly 40 years of service as the leaders of a humanitarian relief organization that exemplifies the compassionate character of America. This bi...
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2017-12-21
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB4706IntroMusic Modernization Act of 2017
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2017-12-21
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR671IntroExpressing strong disapproval of the adoption of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/ES-10/L.22, which rejects United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Disapproves of the adoption of United Nations General Assembly Re...
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2017-12-21
To House Foreign Affairs 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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2017-12-13
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 16.
USHR640IntroExpressing support for the designation of December 3, 2017, as the "National Day of 3D Printing". Supports the designation of a National Day of 3D Printing. Recognizes the economic impact of 3D printing and its positive implications for the U.S. adva...
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2017-12-08
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection 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.
USHB38EngrossConcealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 TITLE I--CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT OF 2017 (Sec. 101) 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...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1148IntroFAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that, under Medicare, telehealth services include telehealth-eligible stroke services provided to an individual soon after the onset of acute-stroke sy...
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2017-12-06
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 328.
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.
USHR576IntroReaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States of America and the country of Georgia. Reaffirms U.S. support for the government of Georgia, its people, and its membership in NATO. Honors the sacrifices of Georgian servicemembers and ...
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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. Recognizes the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
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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
USHB4174EngrossFoundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017
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2017-11-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
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