US Congress Representative John Sarbanes [D]

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USHB3465EngrossFallen Journalists Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of America's commitment to a free press as represented by journalists who sacrificed th...
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2020-12-03
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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.
USHB1380IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act This bill 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 ex...
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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB8856IntroTo award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Freedom Riders, collectively, in recognition of their unique contribution to Civil Rights, which inspired a revolutionary movement for equality in interstate travel.
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2020-12-03
To House Financial Services 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.
USHB1773EnrollRosie 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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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.
USHB8820IntroPASS Act Pandemic Accommodation to Support Students Act
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2020-11-24
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB1049IntroNational Heritage Area Act of 2020 This bill establishes a National Heritage Areas System to recognize certain areas of the United States that tell nationally significant stories and to conserve, enhance, and interpret the areas' natural, historic, s...
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2020-11-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 494.
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
USHB5919EngrossNational Children's Museum Act This bill requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children's Museum with respect to the museum's occupancy of a specified space in the Ronald Reagan Bui...
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2020-11-18
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHR1203IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting the Republic of Artsakh at all levels of civil society and government and recognizing the people of Artsakh's inalienable right to self-determination. This resolution condemns the milita...
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2020-11-09
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHR1209IntroExpressing support for Supreme Court decisions affirming the constitutionally protected right of same-sex couples to marry.
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2020-10-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB8109IntroNonpartisan Postmaster General Act of 2020 This bill restricts the political activities of the members of the Postal Service Board of Governors, including the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General. Specifically, the bill prohibits (1) ...
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2020-10-27
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 462.
USHR1205IntroExpressing support for the designation of October 28 as "Oxi Day" to commemorate the anniversary of Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas' answer of "Oxi!" or "No!" to surrender to the Axis forces, inflicting a fatal wound that helped save democracy f...
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2020-10-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB8687IntroSaving the Civil Service Act
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2020-10-27
To House Oversight and Reform 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
USHB8544IntroSTRONG Support for Children Act of 2020 Services and Trauma-informed Research of Outcomes in Neighborhoods Grants for Support for Children Act of 2020
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2020-10-06
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1966IntroHenrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019 This bill requires the Government Accountability Office to complete a study reviewing how federal agencies address barriers to participation in federally-funded cancer clinical trials by individua...
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2020-10-02
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Mfume asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1966, a bill originally introduced by Representative Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHR1153IntroCondemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent. This resolution condemns the performance of unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their informed consent and recognizes...
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2020-10-02
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5986IntroEnvironmental Justice For All Act This bill 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...
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2020-10-01
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB7340EngrossChai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2020 This bill requires federal agencies to develop and disclose reopening plans that incorporate certain information before sending employees back to work during a public health emergency, such as the emergency r...
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2020-10-01
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2075EngrossSchool-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2020
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2020-09-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1754EngrossHorseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 This bill recognizes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority for purposes of developing and implementing a horseracing anti-doping and medication control program and a racetrack safety program. The ...
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2020-09-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB8433IntroPreventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020 This bill establishes measures to address global public health risks posed by wildlife markets, which are commercial markets that sell or slaughter wildlife for human consumption as food or medicine in communit...
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2020-09-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB8402IntroTo direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to place the statue in the United States Capitol in National Statuary Hall. This bill requires the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain and place in Nation...
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2020-09-25
To House Administration Committee
USHB6210EngrossUyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act This bill imposes various restrictions related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, including by prohibiting certain imports from Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on those responsible for human rights violat...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB8345IntroAir Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020
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2020-09-23
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHCR119IntroRecognizing that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children; recognizing the importance of renewed leadership by the United States in addressing the climate crisis; and reco...
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2020-09-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5602EngrossDomestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020
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2020-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1136IntroRecognizing 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. This resolution recognizes (1) the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month; and...
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2020-09-22
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB2694EngrossPregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an emp...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB7107IntroPLUM Act of 2020 Periodically Listing Updates to Management Act of 2020 This bill replaces the congressional publication entitled United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the PLUM Book, with an online public directo...
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2020-09-16
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8270IntroI am Vanessa Guillen Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To House Armed Services 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
USHB8200IntroEHDC Act of 2020 Ending Health Disparities During COVID-19 Act of 2020
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2020-09-14
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB1379IntroEnsuring Lasting Smiles Act This bill requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment services for congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and prosthetics. Coverage must include services that f...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB51EngrossWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill admits certain portions of Washington, DC as the 51st state. The bill defines state as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. TITLE I--STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission (S...
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2020-09-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USHB3EngrossElijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs, health care coverage and costs, and public health. TITLE I--LOWERING PRICES THROUGH FAIR DRUG PRICE NEGO...
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2020-09-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.
USHB8194IntroTo authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Waverly B. Woodson, Jr., for acts of valor during World War II. This bill authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Waverly B. Woodson, Jr., for acts of valor during...
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2020-09-08
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB8015EngrossDelivering for America Act This bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on January 1, 2020, establishes requirements for the processing of election mail, and ...
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2020-09-08
Received in the Senate.
USHB8178IntroAnti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2020 This bill establishes within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a National Center on Antiracism and Health and a law enforcement violence prevention program. Among other activities, the new c...
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2020-09-04
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5552IntroMigratory Bird Protection Act of 2020 This bill prohibits the incidental taking (e.g., capturing or killing) of migratory birds by commercial activities unless the activity is authorized under a permit or is identified as posing de minimis risk to mi...
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2020-09-01
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 386.
USHB7827IntroClean Energy Innovation Funding Act of 2020
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2020-08-24
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USHR1082IntroExpressing the sense of the House that the Department of Justice should defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; 124 Stat. 119) and halt its efforts to repeal, sabotage, or undermine health care protections for milli...
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2020-08-11
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1079IntroExpressing support for the designation of August 9 through 15, 2020, as National Health Center Week and encourages all Americans to take part in this week by visiting their local health center and celebrating the important partnership between America...
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2020-08-07
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7027EngrossChild Care Is Essential Act This bill establishes and provides $50 billion in appropriations for the Child Care Stabilization Fund to award grants to child care providers during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health em...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB2420EngrossNational Museum of the American Latino Act (Sec. 4) 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 Stat...
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2020-07-29
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB7799IntroTo designate a portion of United States Route 80 in Alabama as the "John R. Lewis Voting Rights Highway", and for other purposes.
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2020-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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