US Congress Representative Brian Higgins [D]

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USHB1140IntroRights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the personnel system used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides insu...
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2020-02-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 320.
USHJR79EngrossRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1980EngrossSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The bill establishes a council, tha...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB2214IntroNO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementin...
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHB5821IntroHOSPICE Act Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments Act
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5826IntroConsumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5851Intro2019 ESOP Fairness Act
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2020-02-11
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4031EngrossGLRI Act of 2019 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes through FY2026 the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
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2020-02-10
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB2382EngrossUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2020-02-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB2474EngrossProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections to union workers. Specifically, it revises the definition of "employee" and "supervisor" to prevent employers ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4305EngrossPAWS for Veterans Therapy Act Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4794EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the "Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 ...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR809IntroExpressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States.
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2020-02-04
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHR805IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President and the Secretary of State should ensure that the Government of Canada does not permanently store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin. This resolution expresses the sense of t...
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2020-02-04
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHB550EngrossMerchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of federal funds for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has either declared war or enacted specific sta...
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2020-01-30
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment.
USHB1049IntroNational Heritage Area Act of 2019
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2020-01-29
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
USHB943EngrossNever Again Education Act This bill expands U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming. The bill requires the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding o...
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2020-01-28
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHR815IntroSupporting Minor League Baseball, and for other purposes.
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2020-01-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB434PassEmancipation National Historic Trail Study Act This bill requires the Emancipation National Historic Trail, which extends approximately 51 miles and follows the migration route taken by newly freed slaves and other persons of African descent from Gal...
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2020-01-27
Became Public Law No: 116-111. (TXT | PDF)
USHB263PassTo rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This bill designates the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Oyster Bay, New York, as the "Congressman Lester Wolff National W...
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2020-01-27
Became Public Law No: 116-110. (TXT | PDF)
USHR813IntroRecognizing the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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2020-01-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2476PassSecuring American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 This bill establishes in the Department of Homeland Security a Nonprofit Security Grant Program, under which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall make grants to e...
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2020-01-24
Became Public Law No: 116-108. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4618IntroMedicare Hearing Act of 2019 This bill expands Medicare coverage to include hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation and treatment services, in accordance with specified limitations.
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2020-01-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 302.
USHJR76EngrossProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability". This joint resolution nullifies a rule issued by...
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2020-01-21
Received in the Senate.
USHB886EngrossVeteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program to provide grants and technical assistance for state, local, and tribal governments to develop and maintain v...
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2020-01-16
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB1230EngrossProtecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to establish an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, pr...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR797IntroEncouraging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen requirements under the Clean Water Act and reverse ongoing administrative actions to weaken this landmark law and protections for United States waters.
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2020-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB2694IntroPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill...
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2020-01-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 17.
USHB3851IntroBrand USA Extension Act This bill (1) extends funding for Brand USA, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through FY2027; (2) raises the fee for using the electronic system for travel authorization; and (3) otherwise modifies the duties and powers o...
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2020-01-13
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 299.
USHCR83EngrossDirecting the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran. This concurrent resolution directs the President to terminate the use of U.S...
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2020-01-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB5502IntroRemoving Federal Barriers to Offering of Mobile Sports Wagers on Indian Lands Act
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2020-01-09
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USHR787IntroRecognizing January 2020 as "National Mentoring Month", and for other purposes. This resolution recognizes (1) National Mentoring Month, and (2) the staff and volunteers at quality mentoring programs who help young people reach their full potential.
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2020-01-09
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5377EngrossRestoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act This bill increases the tax deduction for state and local taxes in 2019 to $20,000 for persons filing a joint tax return if the adjusted gross income of the taxpayer does not exceed $100 million. I...
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2020-01-03
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5534IntroComprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019
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2019-12-24
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills: the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Serv...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94.
USHB1138PassTo reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes. This bill reauthorizes through FY2026 the West Valley Demonstration Project located in West Valley, New York. The Government Accountability Office must report to Congress o...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-95. (TXT | PDF)
USHB51IntroWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union o...
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2019-12-19
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB397EngrossRehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 This bill establishes the Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury and a related trust fund to make loans to certain multiemployer defined benefit pension plans....
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2019-12-19
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.
USHB5210IntroRefugee Protection Act of 2019
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2019-12-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB5237IntroPurple Heart Flag Act
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2019-12-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB4920EngrossDepartment of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act
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2019-12-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5451IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 599 East Genesse Street in Fayetteville, New York, as the "George H. Bacel Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 599 East...
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2019-12-17
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB3EngrossElijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices ...
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2019-12-16
Received in the Senate.
USHB2151PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the "Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service loc...
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2019-12-13
Became Public Law No: 116-85. (TXT | PDF)
USHR762IntroRecognizing the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the international Paris Agreement on climate change.
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2019-12-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5036IntroPut Patients First Act
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2019-12-11
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H10033)
USHB5306IntroKnow Your Social Security Act
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2019-12-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB1346IntroMedicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act of 2019
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2019-12-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1384IntroMedicare for All Act of 2019 This bill establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among other requirements, the program must (1) cover all U.S. residents; (2) provide for...
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2019-12-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2000IntroMedicare-X Choice Act of 2019
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2019-12-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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