US Congress Representative Filemon Vela [D]

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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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2022-05-19
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 371.
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
USHB224Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5302 Galveston Road in Houston, Texas, as the "Vanessa Guillen Post Office Building."
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB268Engross
50%
Adjusts the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Texas to include the approximately 166.44 acres of land identified on the map titled PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Proposed Boundary Addition, Fort Brown U...
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2022-05-11
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
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.
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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2022-04-07
Received in the Senate.
USHB3648Intro
25%
Modifies requirements related to employment-based visas and addresses related issues. The bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15% and eliminates the per-c...
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2022-04-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 14.
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
USHR831Intro
25%
This resolution reaffirms unequivocal support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an alliance founded on democratic principles. The resolution urges NATO to continue to provide unwavering support to the people of Ukraine as they figh...
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2022-04-05
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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.
USHR1018Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the accomplishments and example of Cesar Estrada Chavez. The resolution also encourages the people of the United States to commemorate his legacy and to always remember his rallying cry, "Si, se puede!" (which means "Yes, w...
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2022-03-31
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)
USHR1003Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the designation of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. It also honors and recognizes the contributions of veterans who served in Vietnam.
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2022-03-24
To House Veterans' Affairs 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)
USHR998Intro
25%
Celebrating 200 years of United States diplomatic relations with Colombia.
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2022-03-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4380Engross
50%
Designates the Healing Garden located at 6900 Delta Drive in El Paso, Texas, as the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB7052Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1535 East Los Ebanos Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas, as the "1st Lieutenant Andres Zermeno Post Office Building."
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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.
USHB203Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4020 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas, as the "Benny C. Martinez Post Office Building."
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2022-02-02
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB6448Intro
25%
To direct the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice to carry out a grant program to provide assistance to police departments with fewer than 200 law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
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2022-01-20
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2773Intro
25%
Provides funding for (1) the conservation or restoration of wildlife and plant species of greatest conservation need; (2) the wildlife conservation strategies of states, territories, or the District of Columbia; and (3) wildlife conservation educatio...
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2022-01-19
Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Discharged.
USHR878Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the goals and ideals of PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormone imbalance. Symptoms can include infertility, weight gain, excess hair growth, and acne.
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2022-01-19
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1664PassAuthorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia in honor of the extraordinary acts of valor, selfless service, and sacrifice displayed by Medal of Honor recipients...
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2021-12-27
Became Public Law No: 117-80. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5142PassPosthumously provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of the 13 service members who died on August 26, 2021, while stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan.
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2021-12-16
Became Public Law No: 117-72. (TXT | PDF)
USHB6324Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Education (ED) to develop and support implementation of an evidence-based, K-12 curriculum on the dangers of substances of misuse, including opioids, vaping, and synthetic drugs. ED must review and update the curriculum ever...
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2021-12-16
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1193Engross
50%
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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2021-12-09
Received in the Senate.
USHB4706Engross
50%
Establishes the Blackwell School National Historic Site in Texas as a unit of the National Park System to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations the Blackwell School, its role as both an academic and cultur...
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2021-12-09
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB5907Intro
25%
To authorize the provision of water and waste facility direct loans and grants to communities with greater populations under certain circumstances.
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2021-11-30
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB729Intro
25%
Establishes a program through which the Department of Education may award planning and implementation grants to specified educational agencies (e.g., local educational agencies) to improve diversity and reduce or eliminate racial or socioeconomic iso...
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2021-11-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 127.
USHR815Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for National Rural Health Day.
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2021-11-19
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB6053Intro
25%
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of a credit applicant's institution of higher education (IHE). Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for a private educational lender to discriminate against a credit applicant based on the IHE that the applic...
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2021-11-18
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6013Intro
25%
Increases the standard mileage rate for the tax deduction for the charitable use of a passenger automobile. The bill increases the rate from the standard charitable rate of 14 cents per mile to the standard business mileage rate (56 cents per mile in...
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2021-11-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5954Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1304 4th Avenue in Canyon, Texas, as the "Gary James Fletcher Post Office Building."
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2021-11-12
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHCR33Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution declares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over the air,...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet
USHB3385Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to postpone the medical exam requirement for qualifying citizens or nationals of Afghanistan seeking entry into the United States as special immigrants. Specifically, th...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB5562Intro
25%
Expands eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care to include veterans of World War II who are not already covered.
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2021-11-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB5865Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Bluebonnet Drive in Stafford, Texas, as the "Leonard Scarcella Post Office Building."
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2021-11-04
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB5834Intro
25%
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to replace the windfall elimination provision with a formula equalizing benefits for certain individuals with noncovered employment, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Social Security
USHR762Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The resolution urges the United States and the Department of Homeland Security to promote policies that uphold the human dignity of each migrant person and put an end to migrant...
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2021-11-03
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5807Intro
25%
Establishes information security requirements for businesses that collect, process, store, or disclose information relating to at least 50,000 people in a 12-month period. The bill applies to information that may be linked to a specific individual or...
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2021-11-02
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB5723Intro
25%
To protect our Social Security system and improve benefits for current and future generations.
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2021-10-27
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5735Intro
25%
Allows states, tribes, territories, and localities to use certain COVID-19 relief funds for new categories of spending, including for natural disasters and infrastructure projects. It also makes changes to expenditure deadlines and other aspects of t...
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2021-10-26
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHCR55Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution recognizes the disparity between wages paid to Latina women, and its impact on women, families, and the nation and reaffirms Congress' commitment to supporting equal pay and to narrowing the gender wage gap.
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2021-10-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR731Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the ultimate sacrifice of the unknown soldiers interred at Arlington National Cemetery and expresses gratitude and appreciation of all the members of the Armed Forces who have served during wars and peacetime. Additionally,...
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2021-10-21
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB2480Intro
25%
Directs Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to take steps to address mental health issues among immigrants and CBP agents and officers. It also restricts the sharing of mental health information for use in certain immigration proceedings. CBP shall d...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB2192Intro
25%
Allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to conta...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2616Intro
25%
Extends public safety officers' death benefits to Transportation Security Administration employees performing official duties related to protecting the nation's transportation systems.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2137Intro
25%
Explicitly grants extraterritorial jurisdiction over criminal conduct involving the killing (or attempted killing) of a federal officer or employee. The United States may prosecute such conduct that occurs outside the United States.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5576Intro
25%
Allows states to apply the requirements of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to covered outpatient drugs under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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2021-10-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
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