US Congress Representative Brian Higgins [D]

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USHB1446Engross
50%
(Sec. 2) revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a m...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391.
USHB3807Engross
50%
Addresses support for restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides an additional $42 billion in FY2021 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and gives priority to previous appl...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 387.
USHB8Engross
50%
Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer ...
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2022-05-24
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
USHB350Engross
50%
Establishes new requirements to expand the availability of information on domestic terrorism, as well as the relationship between domestic terrorism and hate crimes. It authorizes domestic terrorism components within the Department of Homeland Securi...
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2022-05-24
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2647)
USHB5754Engross
50%
Requires the Office of Patient Advocacy within the Veterans Health Administration to establish an information technology system that allows veterans or their representatives to electronically file a complaint with a patient advocate and review the st...
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2022-05-18
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHR1128Intro
25%
Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia.
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2022-05-17
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB903Engross
50%
Modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill by December 31, 2022, eliminates personnel authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
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2022-05-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB3508Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39 West Main Street, in Honeoye Falls, New York, as the "CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office."
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2022-05-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5129Engross
50%
Reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2032 and otherwise modifies the program. The program supports various antipoverty activities, primarily through formula-based allotments to states, Indian tribes, and territories. In p...
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2022-05-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB7775Intro
25%
To extend the National Alzheimer's Project.
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2022-05-13
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB935Engross
50%
Exempts from securities registration requirements certain merger-and-acquisition brokers that facilitate transfer of ownership in privately held companies with earnings or revenues under a specified threshold. However, this exemption shall not apply ...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB263Intro
25%
Revises requirements governing the trade of big cats (i.e., species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species). Specifically, it revises restrictions on the possession and exhibition of big cats, including to r...
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2022-05-12
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB5444Intro
25%
Establishes the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, and membership. Among other duties, the commission must investigate the impacts and ongoing effects of the Indian ...
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2022-05-12
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2499Engross
50%
Makes it easier for federally employed firefighters who contract certain illnesses to qualify for federal workers' compensation. Specifically, the bill provides that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mesothelioma, and specified other cancers of ...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB7077Engross
50%
Authorizes the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to conduct on-site investigations of major fires and other fires under other specified circumstances. In the case of a major fire, the USFA may send incident investigators (e.g., safety specialists, fire...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB6015Engross
50%
Provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Berell Ferencz in recognition of his service to the United States and the international community during the post-World War II Nuremberg trials and his lifelong advocacy for internation...
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2022-05-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB7709Intro
25%
To authorize programs to provide college scholarships and educational support to women and girls who have escaped Afghanistan and come to the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-10
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR1096Intro
25%
Approving certain regulations to implement provisions of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 relating to labor-management relations with respect to employees of the House of Representatives covered under section 220(e) of the Act, and for ot...
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2022-05-10
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1097, H. Res. 1096 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H4774-4775; text: CR H4774-4775)
USHR1086Intro
25%
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of United States and Bangladesh relations.
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2022-05-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3482Intro
25%
Establishes the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation to serve as a national independent forum to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between aviation and aerospace stakeholders to support and promote civil and military aviation and ae...
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2022-04-28
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB7555Intro
25%
To direct the Librarian of Congress to carry out activities to support Armenian Genocide education programs, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-21
To House Administration Committee
USHCR86Intro
25%
Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN's 2022 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary, Two-Spirit, intersex, and questioning (LGBTQ+) bullying, harassment, discrimination, and other forms ...
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2022-04-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR1051Intro
25%
Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing mate...
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2022-04-18
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHR1057Intro
25%
Condemning the rape and assault of women by Russian forces in the occupied area of Bucha, Ukraine, and calling on Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to remove all Russian forces from Ukraine, and to cease all hostilities, protect human rights,...
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2022-04-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6968PassProhibits the importation of energy products from Russia. Specifically, the bill prohibits the importation of Russian products that are classified under chapter 27 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (which includes mineral fuels, mineral oils and prod...
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2022-04-08
Became Public Law No: 117-109. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5497Engross
50%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3076PassAddresses the finances and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish the Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under whi...
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2022-04-06
Became Public Law No: 117-108. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1916Engross
50%
Requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment of congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and items. Coverage must include services and items that functionally improve, repair, or restore any ...
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2022-04-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5577Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the "John R. Lewis Post Office Building."
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2022-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 335.
USHB7382Intro
25%
To treat certain liquidations of new motor vehicle inventory as qualified liquidations of LIFO inventory for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
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2022-04-04
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7371Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Broadway in Greenlawn, New York, as the "Samuel Ballton Post Office."
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2022-04-01
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7337Intro
25%
To require the Archivist of the United States to submit a plan to Congress to eliminate the records backlog at the National Personnel Records Center, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-31
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7346Intro
25%
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Disorder treatment under part B of such title, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-31
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2954Engross
50%
Makes various changes with respect to employer-sponsored retirement plans, including providing for the automatic enrollment of employees in certain plans and increasing the age at which participants are required to begin receiving mandatory distribut...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5776Intro
25%
Establishes a Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Veterans within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among other functions, the center must serve as principal adviser to the VA on the adoption and implementation of...
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2022-03-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7303Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 129 Walnut Street in Corning, New York, as the "Amory 'Amo' Houghton, Jr. Post Office Building."
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2022-03-30
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB55PassMakes lynching a federal hate crime offense. Specifically, the bill imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 30 years, or both—on an individual who conspires to commit a hate crime offense that results in death or serious bodily ...
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2022-03-29
Became Public Law No: 117-107. (TXT | PDF)
USHR1013Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered to be the founder of landscape architecture in the United States.
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2022-03-29
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6774Intro
25%
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide coverage for boxing-based exercise classes for veterans diagnosed with certain movement disorders, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-28
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHR1008Intro
25%
This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month and recognizes the women and organizations that continue to promote the teaching of women's history.
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2022-03-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7236Intro
25%
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the availability of mental, emotional, and behavioral health services under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB963Engross
50%
Prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1667PassEstablishes grants and requires other activities to improve mental and behavioral health among health care providers. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to hospitals, medical professional associations, a...
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2022-03-18
Became Public Law No: 117-105. (TXT | PDF)
USHR997Intro
25%
This resolution commemorates the 100th anniversary of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The commission establishes cancer care standards in health care settings and accredits cancer programs that meet those standards.
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2022-03-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR993Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the important role of local nutrition programs supported through the Older Americans Act of 1965 in addressing senior hunger, malnutrition, and isolation.
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2022-03-18
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR888Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday for the 14 individuals killed and those injured on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. The resolution supports the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement to ensure pe...
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2022-03-17
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
USHR987Intro
25%
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the people of the United States to the journalists and news staff who are risking injury and death, are subject to grave threat, and have sacrificed their lives, to chronicle and report on the ongoing war in Ukraine ...
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2022-03-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7105Intro
25%
To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.
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2022-03-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3419PassDesignates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Meserole Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the Joseph R. Lentol Post Office.
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2022-03-11
Became Public Law No: 117-94. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7062Intro
25%
To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman and to place the statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.
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2022-03-11
To House Administration Committee
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