US Congress Representative John Sarbanes [D]

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USHJR76VetoProviding 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". This joint resolution nullifies a rule issued by...
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2020-06-01
The Chair announced that without objection, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution, H.J. Res. 76, would be postponed until the legislative day of July 1, 2020.
USHB7076IntroTo ensure ethical and accountable use of COVID-19 relief funds, to prevent corruption and bias in the disbursement and supervision of those funds, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-01
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB943PassNever Again Education Act This bill expands U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming. The bill requires the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding o...
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2020-05-29
Became Public Law No: 116-141.
USHB7034IntroTo modify the deadline for completing the 2020 decennial census of population and related tabulations, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6918IntroTo direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a grant program for employers adversely affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-19
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6853IntroTo mobilize individuals in the United States in the fight against coronavirus by expanding volunteer opportunities in AmeriCorps, expanding employment opportunities at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and utilizing the expertise of Peace Corp...
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2020-05-14
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHR951IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2020. This resolution expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week. It also recognizes the contributions of nurses to the U.S. he...
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2020-05-05
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6702IntroPandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act
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2020-05-05
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB6563IntroEmergency Educational Connections Act of 2020 This bill establishes and provides funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, from which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must provide support for certain schools or libraries to purchase spe...
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2020-05-05
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E425)
USHB6666IntroCOVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act This bill authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to award grants for testing, contact tracing, monitoring, and other activities to address COVID-19 (i.e., corona...
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2020-05-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6637IntroTo improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.
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2020-04-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR932IntroExpressing support for honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and for other purposes.
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2020-04-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6579IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain taxpayers a 2-year carryback of net operating losses and to restore and make permanent the limitation on excess business losses of non-corporate taxpayers. This bill makes permanent the limi...
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2020-04-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6592IntroCoronavirus Relief for States Act This bill provides $500 billion to states and tribal governments affected by the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic for FY2020. Such funds shall be paid to each state and tribal government within 30 d...
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2020-04-21
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6487IntroACCESS Act Advancing Connectivity during the Coronavirus to Ensure Support for Seniors Act This bill (1) provides appropriations for the Telehealth Resource Center Program of the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth within the Federal Office of R...
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2020-04-10
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6472IntroCOVID-19 Price Gouging Prevention Act This bill makes it unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale a consumer good or service during a public health emergency resulting from COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) at a price that (1) is unc...
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2020-04-07
To House Energy And Commerce 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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2020-03-31
POSITION STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD - The Chair announced that all Members may have five legislative days in which to include their stated position on the voice vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, and those statements will appear in the appropriate point in the Record. Agreed to without objection.
USHB6425IntroProtect Our Post Offices Act This bill appropriates $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service, to remain available through FY2022 for revenue forgone due to the coronavirus pandemic. The appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exem...
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2020-03-31
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6426IntroTo direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program under which loans shall be made to certain health care organizations to assist such organizations with anticipated revenue loss or higher operating costs as a result of the C...
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2020-03-31
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6263IntroTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost sharing under the Medicare program for certain visits relating to testing for COVID-19. This bill requires Medicare to cover, without cost-sharing, visits to health care providers that rel...
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2020-03-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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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2020-03-11
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB1133IntroVA Employee Fairness Act of 2019 This bill repeals provisions excluding any matter or question concerning professional conduct or competence; peer review; or the establishment, determination, or adjustment of employee compensation from the applicabil...
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2020-03-10
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB6131IntroTo direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library, and for other purpos...
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2020-03-09
To House Administration Committee
USHB2214IntroNO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementin...
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2020-03-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 333.
USHB1140EngrossRights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 This bill modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill within 180 days, eliminates person...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB6108IntroTelework Metrics and Cost Savings Act This bill requires a federal agency's telework policy to include information on (1) annual goals for increasing the telework participation rate, and (2) methods for collecting data related to cost savings achieve...
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2020-03-05
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB2339EngrossProtecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020 This bill revises requirements related to the safety, sale, and advertisement of tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-ho...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6037IntroFair Access to Legal Counsel Act of 2020
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2020-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2427EngrossChesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2025 the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grants Assistance Program.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB35EngrossEmmett Till Antilynching Act This bill establishes a new criminal civil rights violation for lynching. Specifically, a person who conspires to commit certain civil rights offenses (e.g., a hate crime act) is subject to criminal penalties.
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2020-02-27
Received in the Senate.
USHR869IntroOriginal Black History Month Resolution of 2020 This resolution recognizes the importance of commemorating Black History Month to acknowledge the achievements of African Americans throughout history.
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2020-02-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR871IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Congress should enact the Older Americans Bill of Rights to establish that older Americans should have the right to live with dignity and with independence. This resolution expresses suppo...
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2020-02-27
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5919IntroNational Children's Museum Act This bill requires the General Services Administration to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children's Museum to allow the museum to occupy a specified space in the Ronald Reagan Building and Internat...
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2020-02-18
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHJR79EngrossRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1980EngrossSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act (Sec. 3) 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. (Sec. 4) The bill establis...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB5845IntroBreak Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 This bill sets forth requirements related to waste and recycling collection systems for a variety of products and materials, including plastics. The bill makes certain producers of products (e.g., packagi...
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2020-02-12
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHB1620EngrossChesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act This bill reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Program through FY2025.
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2020-02-10
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB2474EngrossProtecting 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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2020-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB2382EngrossUSPS Fairness Act This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits.
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2020-02-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB4305EngrossPAWS for Veterans Therapy Act Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB1075IntroFAFSA Fairness Act of 2019 This bill revises the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process for certain students. Specifically, the Department of Education must allow students to complete FAFSA as independent students under special circ...
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2020-01-30
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Trone asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1075, a bill originally introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB1049IntroNational Heritage Area Act of 2019 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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2020-01-29
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
USHB5684IntroChesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2019
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHB5690IntroFAIR Act Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act This bill increases by 3.5% the rates of basic pay for federal employees under the statutory pay systems (i.e., the General Schedule, the Foreign Service Schedule, and various schedules related to the V...
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2020-01-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB964IntroTransition Team Ethics Improvement Act This bill establishes ethics requirements for a President-elect's transition team. The bill requires a President-elect to submit to Congress a report with a list of any individual (1) for whom an application for...
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2020-01-27
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 306.
USHB1076IntroFair Chance Act Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019
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2020-01-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 301.
USHB2476PassSecuring American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 This bill establishes in the Department of Homeland Security a Nonprofit Security Grant Program, under which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall make grants to e...
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2020-01-24
Became Public Law No: 116-108. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3465IntroFallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 This bill authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in commemoration of the sacrifices made by journalists for a free and independent press.
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2020-01-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB5620IntroTRUE EQUITY Act Transformational Reforms and Updates to Ensure Educational Quality and Urgent Investments in Today's Youth Act of 2020
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2020-01-15
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5615IntroTREES Act The Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act
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2020-01-15
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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