US Congress Representative Filemon Vela [D]

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USHB5IntroEquality Act This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically,...
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2019-05-17
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB553IntroMilitary Surviving Spouses Equity Act This bill updates the Department of Defense's Survivor Benefit Plan and how it operates in relation to other benefits. The plan currently provides a monthly annuity (based on a percentage of a service member's re...
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2019-05-16
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Wilson (SC).
USHB1994IntroSetting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 This bill modifies the requirements for employer-provided retirement plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and other tax-favored savings accounts. With respect to employer-prov...
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2019-05-16
[Hearing: May 20 @ 5:00 pm]
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 42.
USHB299EngrossBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
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2019-05-15
Received in the Senate.
USHB2762IntroTo amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the modification and clarification of construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency, and for other purposes.
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2019-05-15
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB2749IntroTo prohibit forced arbitration in work disputes, and for other purposes.
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2019-05-15
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2662IntroTo prohibit funds from being used to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on December 20, 2018.
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2019-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR360IntroExpressing support for the designation of the week of May 5, 2019, through May 11, 2019, as "National Small Business Week" to honor the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States.
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2019-05-08
To House Small Business Committee
USHB9EngrossClimate Action Now Act This bill requires the President to develop and update annually a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Specifically, the plan must describe steps...
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2019-05-07
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 79.
USHR287IntroCondemning the President's threat to shut down the United States-Mexico border to the detriment of the United States economy.
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2019-05-03
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHR285IntroRecognizing over 85 years of successful State-based alcohol regulation since the creation of an effective system of independent beer, wine, and spirits distribution. This resolution acknowledges over 85 years of effective state-based alcohol regulati...
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2019-05-03
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB2334IntroTo designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the "Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic".
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2019-05-02
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB2474IntroProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019
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2019-05-02
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB95IntroHomeless Veteran Families Act
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2019-05-01
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
USHB2450IntroMilitary Base Operations and Infrastructure Innovative Management Act
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2019-05-01
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR333IntroPromoting and supporting the goals and ideals of the Fair Housing Act and supporting the recognition of April 2019 as Fair Housing Month, which includes bringing attention to the discrimination faced by everyday Americans in the United States in hous...
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2019-05-01
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3399-3401)
USHB2435IntroAccelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act
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2019-05-01
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2326IntroNavy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019
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2019-05-01
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
USHB1644EngrossSave the Internet Act of 2019
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2019-04-29
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 74.
USHB2381IntroModern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019 This bill repeals the 12% excise tax on the retail sale of heavy trucks and trailers.
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2019-04-29
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2382IntroUSPS Fairness Act
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2019-04-29
To House Oversight and Reform 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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2019-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USHB2099IntroWildlife VET Act Wildlife Veterinarians Employment and Training Act
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2019-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
USHB2081IntroChronic Wasting Disease Research Act
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2019-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
USHCR36IntroSupporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires.
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2019-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB2203IntroHomeland Security Improvement Act
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2019-04-23
To House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
USHB2347IntroBorder and Refugee Assistance Act of 2019
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2019-04-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1585EngrossViolence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-04-10
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 66.
USHB2261IntroCustoms Business Fairness Act of 2019
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2019-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2147IntroRURAL Act of 2019 Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands Act of 2019
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2019-04-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1423IntroFAIR Act Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act
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2019-04-08
To House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
USHB6IntroAmerican Dream and Promise Act of 2019 This bill cancels and prohibits removal proceedings against certain aliens and provides such aliens with a path toward permanent resident status. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Department of Ju...
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2019-04-08
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB1595IntroSAFE Banking Act of 2019 Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019
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2019-04-08
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHR291IntroRecognizing that contributions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are vital to United States national security.
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2019-04-04
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7EngrossPaycheck Fairness Act
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2019-04-03
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 53.
USHR271IntroCondemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care. This resolution urges the Department of Justice (DOJ) to cease its efforts against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and reverse its positi...
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2019-04-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB2063IntroE-FRONTIER Act Eliminate From Regulators Opportunities to Nationalize The Internet in Every Respect Act
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2019-04-03
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR124IntroExpressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals. This resolution (1) strongly opposes President Trump's ban on transgender members of the Armed Forces, (2) rejects the scientific and medical claims upon ...
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2019-03-28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR266IntroRecognizing March 31 as "César Chávez Day" in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.
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2019-03-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1948IntroLymphedema Treatment Act of 2019 This bill includes certain lymphedema compression treatment items as covered durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling that is caused when th...
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2019-03-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1943IntroCommunity Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019
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2019-03-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR257IntroInquiring whether the House of Representatives should impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America. This resolution directs the House Committee on the Judiciary to inquire whether or not the House of Representatives should imp...
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2019-03-27
To House Rules Committee
USHB737IntroShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a l...
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2019-03-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHJR46VetoRelating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. This joint resolution terminates the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
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2019-03-26
The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House.
USHB1869IntroRestoring Investment in Improvements Act
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2019-03-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1210IntroHeroes Lesley Zerebny and Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act of 2019
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1234IntroPreventing the Taking of Americans' Land to Build Trump's Wall Act This bill restricts the government's ability to seize private land rights for physical barriers, or roads between ports of entry, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Before taking possessio...
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1350IntroCorey Adams Searchlight Act
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB4IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB1233IntroBorderland Takings Defense Fund Act
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2019-03-25
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
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