US Congress Representative Christopher Smith [R]

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USHB2986IntroBEST Act Better Energy Storage Technology Act This bill addresses grid-scale energy storage systems. The bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish within its Office of Electricity a research, development, and demonstration program for...
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2020-08-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 379.
USHB835EngrossRodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 This bill makes it unlawful to knowingly influence (or attempt or conspire to influence) a major international sports competition by use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method. A violator is subject to crimi...
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2020-08-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 509.
USHB7918IntroTo amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to replacement of lead service lines, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-31
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4686EngrossSami's Law This bill directs the Department of Transportation to withhold specified graduated percentages of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway funds if the state has not enacted and is not enforcing certain transportation network...
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2020-07-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB5119IntroSafe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act This bill addresses safety standards related to foreign aircraft repair stations. Among other things, the bill requires that all foreign aircraft repair stations be subject to at least one unannounced safety in...
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2020-07-29
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 370.
USHB7782IntroTo amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for mandatory cable carriage of low power televisions stations sharing facilities of certain full power commercial VHF stations, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2435IntroAccelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish the Task Force on Outdoor Recreation for Veterans to report on and make recommendations regarding the use of public lands or other outdoor ...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB7708IntroDefend COVID Research from Hackers Act
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2020-07-21
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7623IntroPassport Backlog Elimination Act
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2020-07-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7415IntroHong Kong Safe Harbor Act This bill designates certain Hong Kong residents with priority status for refugee consideration and contains other related provisions. An individual and certain family members shall have such priority status if the individua...
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2020-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR986IntroCommemorating the 80th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. This resolution honors the Polish soldiers and civilians whose lives were lost at the hands of the Soviet People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (also known as the NKVD) during the Katyn M...
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2020-06-26
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHB7276IntroEast Africa Locust Eradication Act
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2020-06-26
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHR994IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning threats to Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy on the 31st anniversary of the violent repression of the peaceful protests centered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. This resolution calls on C...
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2020-06-26
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHB7292IntroThe COVID-19 Hospital and Health Provider Loan Forgiveness Act of 2020
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2020-06-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7278IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7229IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1087 Route 47 South in Rio Grande, New Jersey, as the "Carlton H. Hand Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1087 Route 4...
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2020-06-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7230IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at Block 1025, Lots 18 & 19, Northeast Corner of US Route 9 South and Main Street in the Township of Middle, County of Cape May, New Jersey, as the "George Henry White Post Office ...
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2020-06-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1380IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act This bill 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 ex...
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2020-06-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 344.
USHB7092IntroGreat American Outdoors Act This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% o...
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2020-06-04
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB943PassNever 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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2020-05-29
Became Public Law No: 116-141. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7048IntroNursing Home Pandemic Protection Act This bill establishes several requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to address the outbreak of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the...
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2020-05-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7001IntroWorld Press Freedom Protection and Reciprocity Act
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2020-05-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR962IntroExpressing support for assisting East African countries afflicted by the plague of desert locusts. This resolution calls upon the President to (1) elevate locust eradication efforts among relevant U.S. agencies to address the food security crisis in ...
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2020-05-22
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB6914IntroNew Jersey, New York, and Highly Impacted States COVID-19 Relief Fund Act
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2020-05-15
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6915IntroGlobal COVID-19 Truth, Transparency, and Accountability Act This bill requires assessments of the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The Department of State shall report to Congr...
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2020-05-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6896IntroNo TikTok on Government Devices Act This bill prohibits federal employees from using the social media video application TikTok on government-issued devices. Specifically, the bill prohibits employees and officers of the United States, Members of Cong...
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2020-05-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6886IntroPaycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 This bill modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program implemented in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019)....
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2020-05-15
To House Small Business Committee
USHB6813IntroPromoting Alzheimer's Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act
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2020-05-12
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6829IntroEMPIL-DOC Act Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act This bill authorizes a bilateral grant program with Israel to develop health technologies, with an emphasis on the use of technology, personalized medicine, an...
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2020-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6742IntroProtecting Life in Crisis Act
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2020-05-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR943IntroRecognizing the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This resolution recognizes the significance of the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. The resolution honors the contributions of Vietnamese Americans and...
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2020-04-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6575IntroNational Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Transportation to establish a national transit frontline workforce training center (targeted to both rural and urban transit systems) and award grants to a nonprofit ...
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2020-04-22
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB6566IntroAirline Travelers Equity Act of 2020 This bill requires an air carrier receiving federal loans or grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act due to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) to certify to the Department of Tra...
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2020-04-21
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6524IntroCompensation for the Victims of State Misrepresentations to the World Health Organization Act of 2020
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2020-04-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6522IntroPPP Expansion Act of 2020 Paycheck Protection Program Expansion Act of 2020 This bill expands the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to encompass additional e...
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2020-04-17
To House Small Business Committee
USHB6523IntroTRUE Act of 2020 Traveler Reimbursements Underscore Equity Act of 2020 This bill requires an air carrier receiving federal loans or grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act due to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) t...
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2020-04-17
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6454IntroEquity for Disaster Victims Act of 2020 This bill (1) cancels the repayment requirement for all uncollected amounts owed with respect to community disaster loans made by the federal government between January 1, 2011, and the enactment of this bill; ...
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2020-04-06
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB6431IntroMade in America Emergency Preparedness Act This bill establishes in the legislative branch a National Commission on United States Preparedness for National Emergencies. Not later than 18 months after this bill's enactment, the commission shall report...
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2020-04-06
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB6421IntroLi Wenliang Global Public Health Accountability Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the President to impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities involved in deliberate acts to conceal or distort information about a p...
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2020-03-31
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6404IntroCOVID-19 REAL ID Relief Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to grant states an extension until October 1, 2021, of the deadline by which they are required to meet requirements under the Real ID Act of 2005 due to the na...
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2020-03-26
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6376IntroTo amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to exempt the reimbursement for certain travel to return to the United States, and for other purposes.
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2020-03-23
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6281IntroMedicare Wage Index Parity Act of 2020 This bill provides statutory authority for, and extends, a specified methodology used to calculate the minimum Medicare hospital wage index for all-urban states.
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2020-03-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6279IntroBusiness Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2020 This bill requires certain issuers of securities to disclose their efforts to prevent the use of forced labor, slavery, trafficked persons, and child labor in their supply chai...
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2020-03-13
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR902IntroCommemorating March 17, 2020, as the 40th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, and the amendments made by that Act, at a time when the need for bipartisan support of the refugee resettlement program of the United States is critical to the survival...
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2020-03-13
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1379IntroEnsuring Lasting Smiles Act This bill requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment services for congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and prosthetics. Coverage must include services that f...
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2020-03-11
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB6210IntroUyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act This bill imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violat...
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2020-03-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR754IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase poli...
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2020-03-09
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6043IntroPAW Against Trafficking Act Protecting All Wildlife Against Trafficking Act
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2020-03-09
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHB1140EngrossRights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 This bill modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill within 180 days, eliminates person...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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