US Congress Representative James Baird [R]

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USHB1044EngrossFairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 This 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 7% cap for employment-based immigrant vi...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB4734EnrollTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 171 South Maple Street in Dana, Indiana, as the "Ernest 'Ernie' T. Pyle Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 171 South Maple Stre...
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2020-12-03
Signed by President.
USHB8855IntroTo prohibit Federal employees from making allegations or appeals with respect to an adverse action to more than one entity, and for other purposes.
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2020-12-03
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1830EngrossNational Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. (...
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2020-12-02
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1668EnrollInternet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 This bill requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to take specified steps to i...
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2020-11-24
Presented to President.
USHB3589EnrollGreg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his con...
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2020-11-24
Presented to President.
USHB4104EnrollNegro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins in commemoration of the 100th annivers...
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2020-11-24
Presented to President.
USHB2466EngrossState Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the State Opioid Response Grants program that is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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2020-11-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB8702IntroHolding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 This bill temporarily increases payments to providers under Medicare medical services. Specifically, the bill provides an additional payment for certain services in 2021 and 20...
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2020-10-30
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8662IntroAccelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act
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2020-10-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR1191IntroHonoring the World Food Program on the occasion of being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
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2020-10-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1165IntroCondemning Azerbaijan's military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh and denouncing Turkish interference in the conflict. This resolution condemns Azerbaijan's military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region also known as Artsakh, and denounces ...
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2020-10-09
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHR1174IntroExpressing support for the designation of October 2020 as "National Co-Op Month" and commending the cooperative business model and the member-owners, businesses, employees, farmers, ranchers, and practitioners that use the cooperative business model ...
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2020-10-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8498IntroInformed Consent Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense for knowingly performing an abortion or sterilization procedure without obtaining informed consent, unless the procedure is necessary to save an individual's life or otherwise prevent ...
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2020-10-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1169IntroRecognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This resolution (1) recognizes, among other things, that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a global leader in earth and environmental...
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2020-10-01
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB8368IntroRural Broadband Expansion Act of 2020 This bill authorizes a recipient of amounts from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to use such amounts to expand or improve infrastructure in rural areas for the provision of broadband internet access service. The Depa...
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2020-09-24
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB8353IntroWomen's Public Health and Safety Act This bill allows a state to exclude from participation in the state's Medicaid program a provider that performs an abortion, unless (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or (2) the woman suffers from ...
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2020-09-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8346IntroAcademic Research Protection Act
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2020-09-22
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB4979EngrossRural STEM Education Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research regarding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science) education in rural schools. The NSF must award grants ...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHCR116IntroExpressing the sense of Congress with respect to the principles that should guide the national artificial intelligence strategy of the United States. This concurrent resolution sets forth considerations for Congress in guiding the national artificial...
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2020-09-16
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB8265IntroTo amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to establish a program for second draw loans and make other modifications to the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-16
To House Small Business Committee
USHR1110IntroSupporting the announcements of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and for other purposes. This resolution supports the announcem...
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2020-09-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7483IntroFlexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020 This bill allows rural utility service providers to submit to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a request to adjust the interest rate or modify the terms of certain loans. The request shall include ...
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2020-09-03
To House Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Committee
USHB8117IntroSupport Peaceful Protest Act
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2020-08-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB8094IntroDr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act This bill establishes several grant programs and otherwise requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take actions to improve mental and behavioral health and prevent burnout amon...
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2020-08-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8077IntroGIVE MILK Act Giving Increased Variety to Ensure Milk Into the Lives of Kids Act This bill revises the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to allow WIC participants (or the parent or guardian of such particip...
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2020-08-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB8082IntroFreight RAILCAR Act of 2020 Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity and Recovery Act of 2020 This bill establishes a new tax credit for the replacement and modernization of qualified freight railcars. Specifically, i...
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2020-08-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB8044IntroSupporting Early-Career Researchers Act This bill authorizes the National Science Foundation to establish a two-year pilot program to award grants to highly qualified early-career investigators to carry out an independent research program at the inst...
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2020-08-14
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB886PassVeteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program to provide grants and technical assistance for state, local, and tribal governments to develop and maintain v...
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2020-08-08
Became Public Law No: 116-153. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3153EngrossEFFORT Act Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation to support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction.
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2020-08-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 510.
USHB7875IntroEqual Opportunity First Amendment Act This bill requires states and local governments to enforce orders limiting public gatherings under emergency declarations equally. Specifically, the bill (1) prohibits states and units of local government that is...
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2020-07-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7809IntroHOPE Act of 2020 Helping Open Properties Endeavor Act of 2020 This bill establishes an equity facility in the Department of the Treasury to assist commercial mortgage borrowers. Specifically, Treasury must guarantee the purchase by financial institut...
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2020-07-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7808IntroStop the Censorship Act of 2020
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2020-07-29
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7802IntroTo require the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and any affiliates to return amounts received under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and any affiliates th...
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2020-07-27
To House Small Business Committee
USHB7777IntroPaycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act This bill modifies loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the bill prov...
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2020-07-24
To House Small Business Committee
USHR1050IntroUrging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This resolution calls on Turkey to eliminate all forms of discrimination and uphold international standards for human rights. The resolution also urges Turkey ...
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2020-07-24
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
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.
USHB6082IntroForgotten Vietnam Veterans Act This bill revises the definition of Vietnam era for purposes of the laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, the bill adjusts the start date of the era to November 1, 1955 (currently Februa...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB7358IntroMount Rushmore Protection Act This bill prohibits the use of any federal funds to alter, change, destroy, or remove any name, face, or other feature on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
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2020-07-23
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB7679IntroTo amend the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act to index the borrowing authority limit of Commodity Credit Corporation for inflation, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-20
To House Agriculture Committee
USHR1049IntroRecognizing the duty of the House of Representatives to condemn Modern Monetary Theory and recognizing that the implementation of Modern Monetary Theory would lead to higher deficits and higher inflation. This resolution recognizes that (1) deficits ...
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2020-07-16
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7642IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-16
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB5534IntroComprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019 This bill indefinitely extends Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients for individuals who do not have other coverage. Unde...
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB7308IntroRISE Act Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...
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2020-07-14
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHB6482IntroProtecting Our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from China Act of 2020
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2020-07-13
To House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
USHB7528IntroGet America Back to Work Act
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2020-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7481IntroRESTART Act Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards A Recovery in Twenty-twenty Act This bill establishes a loan program whereby the Small Business Administration (SBA) shall guarantee loan amounts to certain businesses affected by COVID-19 (i.e., c...
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2020-07-02
To House Small Business Committee
USHB7061IntroAmerican Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020
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2020-06-26
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
USHB7393IntroGrowing Climate Solutions Act of 2020
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2020-06-26
To House Agriculture Committee
USHB7391IntroProtect Telehealth Access Act of 2020 This bill modifies requirements relating to coverage of telehealth services under Medicare. Specifically, the bill removes restrictions that require the originating site (i.e., the location of the beneficiary) to...
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2020-06-26
To House Financial Services Committee
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