US Congress Representative Christopher Smith [R]

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USHB1193Engross
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Expands research on valvular heart disease and its treatment. This disease is caused by damage to or disease affecting any valve that controls blood flow in the heart. The National Institutes of Health must consult with the National Heart, Lung, and ...
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2022-05-25
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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.
USHB7829Intro
25%
Reauthorizes the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom through FY2024.
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2022-05-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4395Intro
25%
Requires retail businesses to accept cash as a form of payment for sales in amounts less than $2,000, and it prohibits them from charging cash-paying customers a higher price compared to customers not paying with cash. Such businesses are those engag...
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2022-05-17
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 17.
USHB7787Intro
25%
To allow Federal personnel stationed abroad to return to the United States with dogs, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-17
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
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
USHR1121Intro
25%
Calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was unjustly detained on April 11, 2022.
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2022-05-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7775Intro
25%
To extend the National Alzheimer's Project.
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2022-05-13
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7773Intro
25%
To require an annual budget estimate for the initiatives of the National Institutes of Health pursuant to reports and recommendations made under the National Alzheimer's Project Act.
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2022-05-13
To House Energy And Commerce 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.
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
USHB7758Intro
25%
To improve the intelligence received by the Secretary of State to identify, prevent, and respond to atrocities.
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2022-05-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB496Engross
50%
Directs the President, when determining whether Russia is a country of particular concern for religious freedom under certain federal laws, to consider incidents occurring in the parts of Ukraine that Russia (or any Russia-affiliated non-state group)...
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2022-05-11
Star Print ordered on the bill.
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.
USHB3344Engross
50%
Directs the Department of State and other federal agencies to help certain countries improve the security of their telecommunications networks and addresses related issues. Assistance provided under this bill shall be available to projects in a count...
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2022-05-11
Star Print ordered on the bill.
USHB7718Intro
25%
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to work through the Codex process to review and update internationally recognized standards for infant formula to ensure that such standards are ...
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2022-05-11
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7690Intro
25%
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to establish or carry out the activities of a Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-10
To House Homeland Security Committee
USHB7713Intro
25%
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the concealment, removal, or mutilation of a Supreme Court opinion or draft opinion, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1091Intro
25%
Calling for the immediate resignation of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security.
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2022-05-06
To House Homeland Security 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.
USHB6089Engross
50%
Expands existing provisions requiring sanctions against individuals or entities that provide certain types of weapons to Iran. Specifically, the bill modifies the provisions by adding unmanned combat aerial vehicles to the list of weapons covered by ...
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2022-04-28
[Hearing: May 26 @ 11:00 am]
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7075Intro
25%
To designate Ukrainian Independence Park in Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7311Engross
50%
Requires the Department of State to report to Congress a strategy and implementation plan outlining U.S. efforts to counter Russia's malign influence and activities in Africa. The State Department must also report to Congress annual updates on the st...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7570Intro
25%
To establish certain protections for individuals involuntarily separated from the Armed Forces solely on the basis of refusing to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.
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2022-04-25
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB7571Intro
25%
To direct the Administer of the Small Business Administration to consider certain applications under certain EIDL COVID-19 relief programs, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-25
To House Small Business Committee
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
USHB7276Engross
50%
Requires the President to report to Congress on atrocities committed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022. Specifically, the report must describe in detail (1) U.S. government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence ...
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2022-04-07
[Hearing: May 26 @ 11:00 am]
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.
USHR1020Intro
25%
Condemning the Biden administration's plans for seeking to remove sanctions on the oppressive Maduro regime and negotiating with Iran in response to the crisis in Ukraine, and instead calling for Congress and the administration to support the product...
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2022-04-04
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USHB7321Intro
25%
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 inspection each year; requires air carriers to submi...
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2022-04-01
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB7359Intro
25%
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to suspend the right to introduce certain persons or property into the United States in the interest of the public health.
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2022-04-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7332Intro
25%
To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-31
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7240Intro
25%
To reauthorize the READ Act.
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2022-03-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1005Intro
25%
Honoring the life and legacy of the late Congressman Don Young of Alaska.
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2022-03-28
To House Administration Committee
USHJR79Intro
25%
This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond, which was issued by the...
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2022-03-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7223Intro
25%
To provide for the abolition of certain United Nations groups, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7193Intro
25%
To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from, and apply certain provisions of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to, products of the People's Republic of China, and to expand the eligibility requirements for products of the People's Republic of C...
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2022-03-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR998Intro
25%
Celebrating 200 years of United States diplomatic relations with Colombia.
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2022-03-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR988Intro
25%
Calling for justice and accountability for the perpetrators of the bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992.
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2022-03-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHJR76Intro
25%
This joint resolution nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on October 7, 2021, that reverts requirements for federally funded providers of family planning services to those in effect before May 3, 2019, and makes o...
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2022-03-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7036Intro
25%
To prohibit the Federal Government from compiling or maintaining any list or other record of Federal employees who have requested or been granted a religious exemption or accommodation to any Federal requirement for any Federal employee to be vaccina...
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2022-03-09
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR881Intro
25%
This resolution condemns the terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022. It also expresses support for the affected community, commends the actions of law enforcement and emergency responders, and reaffirm...
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2022-03-08
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6951Intro
25%
Declares that a national emergency exists with respect to the aggression of Russia against Ukraine. During this emergency, the President must prohibit the importation of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, and coal in whi...
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2022-03-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR966Intro
25%
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need for investigation and prosecution of the crime of aggression and other international crimes committed by officials of the Government of the Russian Federation against the Governm...
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2022-03-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4445PassInvalidates arbitration agreements that preclude a party from filing a lawsuit in court involving sexual assault or sexual harassment, at the election of the party alleging such conduct.
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2022-03-03
Became Public Law No: 117-90. (TXT | PDF)
USHR961Intro
25%
This resolution supports reopening the U.S. Capitol Building and House Office Buildings to visitors.
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2022-03-02
To House Administration Committee
USHJR67Intro
25%
This joint resolution nullifies the rule titled Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on November 5, 2021. The rule requires health care provid...
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2022-02-28
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Duncan. Petition No: 117-10. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
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