US Congress Representative Joe Courtney [D]

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USHR326IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that only a ...
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2019-12-05
Rule H. Res. 741 passed House.
USHR743IntroExpressing strong disapproval of the President's formal notification to the United Nations of his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
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2019-12-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5312IntroTo authorize the creation of a commission to develop voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related technologies used in postsecondary education, and for other purposes.
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2019-12-05
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB4IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 This bill establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices in these areas may take effect. (Preclearance is the process ...
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2019-12-04
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 741 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H. Res. 326 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. The rule provides that the amendments to H. Res. 326 and preamble, modified by the amendments in Part B of the report are considered as adopted.
USHB2382IntroUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2019-12-04
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. DeFazio.
USHR546IntroDisapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies.
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR585IntroReaffirming support for the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements to ensure a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR517IntroSupporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment.
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB724PassPACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using i...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-72.
USHB2423PassWomen's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Ame...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-71.
USHB1309EngrossWorkplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act This bill requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors. Specifically, Labor must promulgate an occupational s...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB737EngrossShark 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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2019-11-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB2699IntroNuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5204IntroStudent Mental Health Rights Act
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2019-11-20
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1865EngrossNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) 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 that are emblematic of the Nati...
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2019-11-19
ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table the bill H.R. 1865, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment submitted for printing by Representative Lowey of New York in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question; and that House Resolution 708 be laid on the table. Objection was heard.
USHB5124IntroSouthern New England Regional Commission Act
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2019-11-18
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB5125IntroAmerican Security Drone Act of 2019
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2019-11-15
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB1773EngrossRosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Ro...
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2019-11-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHR703IntroSupporting the designation of the week beginning November 11, 2019, as "National Apprenticeship Week".
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2019-11-14
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5104IntroRespect Graduate Student Workers Act
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2019-11-14
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1980IntroSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The bill establishes a council, tha...
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2019-11-13
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 230.
USHJR79IntroRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
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2019-11-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHB1396PassHidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of one Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, in recog...
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2019-11-08
Became Public Law No: 116-68. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3195IntroLand and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act This bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. The President shall annually submit to Congress specified details regarding the allocation of funds to the LWCF....
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2019-11-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 222.
USHB4985IntroVeterans Residential Care Choice Act
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2019-11-05
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4674IntroCollege Affordability Act
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2019-10-31
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
USHB4965IntroLEARNS Act Leveraging Effective Apprenticeships to Rebuild National Skills Act
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2019-10-31
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB4334EngrossDignity in Aging Act of 2019 This bill establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor relating to care for the elderly. Among other things, the bill reau...
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2019-10-30
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 280.
USHB728EngrossTitle VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB647EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHCR37IntroExpressing support for designation of October 28 as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day". This resolution supports the designation of Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day.
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2019-10-29
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR296IntroAffirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. This resolution states that it is U.S. policy to (1) commemorate the Armenian Genocide, the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923; (2) reject efforts to a...
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2019-10-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB4617EngrossSHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act This bill establishes a duty to report election interference from foreign entities, applies existing campaign advertising requirements to online advertisements, and gen...
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2019-10-28
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB4843IntroSusan Harwood Training Grant Program Authorization Act
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2019-10-23
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1225IntroRestore Our Parks and Public Lands Act
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2019-10-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 199.
USHB628IntroWINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act
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2019-10-22
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB3IntroLower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs. In particular, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain...
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2019-10-22
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
USHB1709IntroScientific Integrity Act
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2019-10-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 6.
USHB3742IntroRecovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019 This bill provides funding for (1) the conservation or restoration of wildlife and plant species of greatest conservation need; (2) the wildlife conservation strategies of states, Indian tribes, or territorie...
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2019-10-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2420IntroNational Museum of the American Latino Act This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. The purposes of the museum are to (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States; (2) p...
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2019-10-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB95EngrossHomeless Veteran Families Act This bill updates the Department of Veterans Affairs per diem payment calculation for entities furnishing services to homeless veterans to include funding for a minor dependent. The rate for per diem payments is the dail...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4303IntroBahamas TPS Act of 2019
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB4322IntroExpanding Cannabis Research and Information Act
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2019-10-02
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB1058PassAutism CARES Act of 2019 Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019
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2019-09-30
Became Public Law No: 116-60. (TXT | PDF)
USHR589IntroExpressing the need for immediate climate action in response to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
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2019-09-27
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USHB1595EngrossSAFE Banking Act of 2019 Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 This bill generally prohibits a federal banking regulator from penalizing a depository institution for providing banking services to a legitimate marijuana-related business. Spe...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHJR76IntroProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
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2019-09-26
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1046IntroMedicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019 This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies regarding prices for drugs covered under the Medicare prescription drug benefi...
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2019-09-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2474IntroProtecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections to union workers. Specifically, it revises the definition of "employee" and "supervisor" to prevent employers ...
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2019-09-25
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
USHB1423EngrossFAIR Act Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act This bill 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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2019-09-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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