US Congress Representative Filemon Vela [D]

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USHB6193IntroTo direct the Secretary of State to help keep Central American families together, and for other purposes.
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2018-06-22
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6135IntroTo limit the separation of families at or near ports of entry.
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2018-06-19
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR948IntroRecognizing June 19, 2018, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.
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2018-06-19
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB6137IntroTo amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand access to school-wide arts and music programs, and for other purposes.
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2018-06-19
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB2851EngrossSITSA Act Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017
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2018-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4567EngrossDHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by 90 days after the submission of the three-year strategy for DHS international programs required under the National Defense Authorization Ac...
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2018-06-13
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB6078IntroTo provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes.
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2018-06-12
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHR927IntroCondemning the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. Condemns the Trump Administration's zero tolerance policy that is separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.
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2018-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6005IntroMinorities in Aviation Education Act of 2018
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2018-06-06
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB6022IntroAccurate Labels Act
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2018-06-06
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR877IntroOf inquiry directing the Secretary of Commerce to provide certain documents in the Secretary's possession to the House of Representatives relating to the decision to include a question on citizenship in the 2020 decennial census of population.
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2018-05-24
Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 149.
USHB5896IntroBorder Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 2018
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2018-05-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5950IntroHELP Separated Children Act Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act
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2018-05-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5945IntroCorey Adams Searchlight Act
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2018-05-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5141IntroUnited States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB5920IntroAirborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Improvement Act
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2018-05-22
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB299IntroBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agent...
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2018-05-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 523.
USHB613EngrossLieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correctional institution to: (1) sto...
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2018-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5814IntroEducators Expense Deduction Modernization Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the deduction from gross income for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers, to: (1) increase from $250 to $500 the annual ...
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2018-05-15
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5728IntroWorkplace Democracy Act
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2018-05-09
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHR876IntroSupporting the goal of increasing public school teacher pay and public education funding. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that compensation of public school teachers should be comparable to other college graduates with years in th...
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2018-05-08
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB5671IntroBurn Pits Accountability Act
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2018-05-02
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHR857IntroExpressing support for the designation of the week of April 29, 2018, through May 5, 2018, 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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2018-04-27
To House Small Business Committee
USHR838IntroHonoring the life of First Lady Barbara Bush.
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2018-04-24
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5533IntroSpecial Counsel Transparency Act of 2018
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2018-04-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5467IntroPurple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018
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2018-04-12
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB3940IntroVeterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
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2018-04-11
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
USHB5476IntroSpecial Counsel Independence and Integrity Act This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General ...
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR799IntroRecognizing March 31 as "César Chávez Day" in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.
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2018-03-22
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB5391IntroFederal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about March 23, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensation for the period of such lap...
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2018-03-22
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB3654IntroSpecial Counsel Independence Protection Act This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who...
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2018-03-22
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Ms. Jackson Lee. Petition No: 115-9. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
USHB4659IntroTo require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to recognize the exposure-reducing nature of client margin for cleared derivatives. This bill amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, and the Home Owners' Loa...
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2018-03-21
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 44 - 16.
USHB5374IntroStudent Non-Discrimination Act of 2018 This bill prohibits discrimination, under a federally assisted program, against public school students on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates....
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2018-03-21
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB1208PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, ...
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2018-03-20
Became Public Law No: 115-138. (TXT | PDF)
USHB294PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the "Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Culle...
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2018-03-16
Became Public Law No: 115-133. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5275IntroAgricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act
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2018-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Environment Committee
USHB1116EngrossTAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the institutions involved, with co...
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2018-03-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5292Intro2020 Census Accountability Act This bill requires the Bureau of the Census to establish the Task Force on the 2020 Census, which shall report to Congress on: existing and potential policies and measures that promote full participation in the decennia...
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2018-03-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB5280IntroTo designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse", and to designate the jury room in that Federal building and Unite...
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2018-03-15
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee
USHB1207EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas...
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2018-03-14
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB5241IntroSafe Equitable Campus Resources and Education Act of 2018 Secure Act of 2018
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2018-03-09
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB4940IntroBorder and Port Security Act
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2018-03-08
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USHR768IntroRecognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United States.
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2018-03-08
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB676IntroExpanded & Improved Medicare For All Act This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primar...
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2018-03-07
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Ellison asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 676, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB5132IntroIranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act
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2018-03-07
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB1209EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the "Mission Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco ...
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2018-03-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5127IntroWater Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
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2018-03-06
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB5011IntroElection Security Act
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2018-02-28
To House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Committee
USHB2422EngrossAction for Dental Health Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention programs through FY2022. The Department of Health and Human Services may award grants or enter in...
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2018-02-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB880EngrossMISSION ZERO Act Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to Achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to award grant...
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2018-02-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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