US Congress Representative Joaquin Castro [D]

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USHB4785Intro
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Addresses human rights issues concerning the Uyghurs and other minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. The bill authorizes the establishment of a Special Coordinator for Uyghur Issues position within the Department of State...
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2022-11-29
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
USHB8203Intro
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Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 651 Business Interstate Highway 35 North Suite 420 in New Braunfels, Texas, as the "Bob Krueger Post Office."
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2022-11-29
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
USHB7240Engross
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Reauthorizes a law that requires the implementation of a strategy to promote quality basic education in partner countries by (1) expanding access to basic education for all children, particularly marginalized children and vulnerable groups; and (2) i...
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2022-11-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB8404Engross
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Provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages. Specifically, the bill repeals and replaces provisions that define, for purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as a person of the opposite sex wit...
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2022-11-29
Passed Senate under the order of 11/28/22, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 36. Record Vote Number: 362.
USHB3630Engross
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Provides for Medicare coverage of lymphedema compression treatment items. Specifically, the bill provides for coverage of standard and custom fitted gradient compression garments and other approved items that are prescribed by a physician or other sp...
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2022-11-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB9324Intro
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Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4400 East Paisano Drive in El Paso, Texas, as the "Enedina Sanchez Cordero Post Office Building."
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2022-11-17
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR1481Intro
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Urging United States policy toward Guatemala to support the rule of law and address challenges of kleptocracy, organized crime, private and public sector corruption, illicit campaign financing, criminalization of and attacks on justice operators, jou...
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2022-11-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5441Engross
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Addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of horses includes various actions taken on horses' limbs to produce higher gaits that may cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness. Specifically, the bill expands soring regulation and enfor...
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2022-11-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB1931Engross
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Increases the authorization of appropriations for the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program, which supports the preservation of U.S. confinement sites that were used to detain Japanese Americans during World War II (i.e., internmen...
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2022-11-14
Star Print ordered on the reported bill.
USHB2193Intro
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Directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate a standard that requires employers to implement certain measures for protecting workers from heat stress and related illnesses or injuries. Heat stress refers to the load of heat...
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2022-11-07
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 393.
USHJR48Intro
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This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment providing that the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, shall have no rights under the Constitution and are s...
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2022-11-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR1451Intro
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This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Further, it expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should continue to raise awareness of and support programs to end domestic viol...
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2022-10-28
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB9243Intro
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To provide for the treatment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as an international organization for purposes of the International Organizations Immunities Act, and for other purposes.
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2022-10-28
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1282Intro
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Provides that combat-disabled uniformed services retirees with fewer than 20 years of creditable service may concurrently receive, without reduction, veterans' disability compensation and retired pay or combat-related special compensation.
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2022-10-25
Assigned to the Consensus Calendar, Calendar No. 4.
USHB9206Intro
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Provides law enforcement authority to the Inspector General of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
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2022-10-21
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB4693PassSets out programs and otherwise directs the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to carry out activities to prevent and treat malnutrition globally. Specifically, USAID may leverage resources to address malnutrition through the Global Nu...
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2022-10-19
Became Public Law No: 117-214.
USHCR113Intro
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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, commonly known as the "Clean Water Act".
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2022-10-17
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB8463Engross
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Modifies income-related eligibility requirements for assistance from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a program that provides assistance through a competitive selection process to eligible developing countries based on various factors, inc...
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2022-10-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB8681Engross
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Establishes the John Lewis Civil Rights Fellowship Program within the J. William Fulbright Educational Exchange Program (commonly referred to as the Fulbright Program). The fellowship program shall honor the legacy of Representative John Lewis and pr...
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2022-10-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4877PassRequires the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a website compiling small entity compliance guides and contact information for individuals who can assist small entities with each guide.
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2022-10-10
Became Public Law No: 117-188.
USHB5577PassDesignates 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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2022-10-04
Became Public Law No: 117-184.
USHB9124Intro
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To establish an Office of Environmental Justice within the Department of Justice, and for other purposes.
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2022-10-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6833PassThis act provides continuing FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies through December 16, 2022, provides supplemental appropriations for assistance to Ukraine, and establishes a compensation program for victims of the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon fire...
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2022-09-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR1397Intro
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This resolution condemns the Iranian regime's torture and murder of Mahsa Amini. The resolution condemns the Iranian regime's laws that discriminate against women. The resolution also condemns the Iranian regime's use of violence against those peacef...
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2022-09-28
To House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism
USHB4380Engross
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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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2022-09-21
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USHB82Intro
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Repeals provisions that reduce Social Security benefits for individuals who receive other benefits, such as a pension from a state or local government. The bill eliminates the government pension offset, which in various instances reduces Social Secu...
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2022-09-21
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 372.
USHB8932Intro
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To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify requirements for disclosure of transfer of credit policies.
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2022-09-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1456Engross
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Reauthorizes through FY2024 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory authority for an executive order that grants return...
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2022-09-20
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 492.
USHR1353Intro
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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
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2022-09-20
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H7975)
USHB4213Intro
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Provides statutory authority for the Department of State's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The initiative shall include an academic fellows program and a professional fellows program to bring eligible students and professionals to the Unite...
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2022-09-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5865Engross
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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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2022-09-15
Received in the Senate.
USHB8872Intro
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To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to double the Pell Grant award amount, improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and reduce interest rates, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-15
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHR1342Intro
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Reaffirming the importance of diplomacy and development in United States-African Union relations, promoting strategic partnerships and shared objectives between the United States and the African Union, and expressing strong support for the successful...
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2022-09-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8813Intro
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To direct the United States Government to support extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela which is set to expire in September 2022.
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2022-09-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8711Intro
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Requires and authorizes actions to strengthen the U.S.-Ecuador relationship. The President may transfer two excess Coast Guard vessels to Ecuador if there is sufficient capacity to maintain the vessels. The Department of State must develop and implem...
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2022-08-12
To House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy
USHB1842PassDirects the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the legacy of Harriet Tubman as an abolitionist. The Secretary may issue coins under this bill on...
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2022-08-03
Became Public Law No: 117-163.
USHB1808Engross
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Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt,...
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2022-08-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB263Engross
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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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2022-08-01
Received in the Senate.
USHR1259Intro
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Condemning the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and honoring his life and legacy.
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2022-07-28
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHR517Intro
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This resolution supports the designation of a Slavery Remembrance Day and condemns slavery and its progenies.
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2022-07-27
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1256, H. Res. 517 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H7182-7184; text: CR H7183-7184)
USHB2920Intro
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Authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Department of Justice (DOJ) to exercise discretion in certain immigration cases. The bill also removes certain requirements related to birthright citizenship. Under this bill, DOJ or DHS may...
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2022-07-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 16.
USHB310Engross
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Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, four ...
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2022-07-27
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR1291Intro
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Recognizing the significance of "Chicano Heritage Month" in August as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Mexican Americans to the history of the United States.
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2022-07-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB8529Intro
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Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 East Alexander Street in Three Rivers, Texas, as the "Private Felix Z. Longoria Veterans' Memorial Post Office."
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2022-07-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB2021Intro
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Establishes several environmental justice requirements, advisory bodies, and programs to address the disproportionate adverse human health or environmental effects of federal laws or programs on communities of color, low-income communities, or tribal...
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2022-07-27
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
USHB8433Intro
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To amend section 249 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to render available to certain long-term residents of the United States the benefit under that section.
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2022-07-20
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB203Engross
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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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2022-07-18
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB8297Engross
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Prohibits anyone acting under state law from interfering with a person's ability to access out-of-state abortion services. (Abortion services includes the use of any drugs that are approved to terminate pregnancies and any health care services relate...
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2022-07-18
Received in the Senate.
USHR720Intro
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This resolution condemns the terrorist attacks and violence carried out by ISIS-Mozambique in the Cabo Delgado Province and urges the government of Mozambique to take actions to counter violent extremism and protect its citizens.
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2022-07-14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR892Intro
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This resolution calls on the government of Rwanda to immediately release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds and permit him to return safely to the United States. The resolution calls on the government of Rwanda to ensure Paul Rusesabagina rece...
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2022-07-14
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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