US Congress Representative Joseph Kennedy [D]

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USHR1042IntroCalling on the Senate to rename the Russell Senate Office Building.
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2020-07-10
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB7532IntroTo amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the availability of Federal habeas corpus relief for a person who is sentenced to death though actually innocent.
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2020-07-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7539IntroTo strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
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2020-07-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7517IntroTo provide that the rules entitled "Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act" and "Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affo...
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2020-07-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-02
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
USHR1038IntroRecognizing the forthcoming centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. This resolution recognizes the forthcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The resolution, among other things acknowledges the historical significance of this even...
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2020-07-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7460IntroTo extend the authority for the establishment by the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation of a commemorative work to commemorate the mission of the Peace Corps and the ideals on which the Peace Corps was founded, and for other purposes.
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2020-07-01
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB3539IntroBehavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2019 This bill requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop best practices for schools to establish behavioral intervention teams (i.e., experts who are responsib...
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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1425EngrossPatient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act This bill establishes and provides funding for the Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund. States must use allocated funds to (1) issue reinsurance payments to health insurers (i.e., reimbur...
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2020-06-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB945IntroMental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019 This bill provides for coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Medicare. It also excludes such services from the skilled nursing facility prospective p...
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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR1001IntroRecognizing June 19, 2020, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day. This resolution recognizes the historical significance and supports the continued celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19,...
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2020-06-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHJR90EngrossProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to "Community Reinvestment Act Regulations". This joint resolution nullifies a rul...
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2020-06-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB7420IntroTo amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or queer.
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2020-06-30
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB7432IntroTo amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit schools and libraries that receive universal service support from blocking internet access to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer resources, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-30
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR1032IntroInstructing the Committee on the Judiciary to further its inquiry into the misconduct of William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States.
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2020-06-30
To House Rules Committee
USHB51EngrossWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union o...
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2020-06-29
Received in the Senate.
USHB7402IntroTo provide a temporary moratorium on eviction filings, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB7197IntroRESTAURANTS Act of 2020 Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive Act of 2020 This bill temporarily establishes and provides funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, from which the Department of the...
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2020-06-29
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2598-2599)
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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2020-06-26
The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House.
USHB1776IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2020-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7308IntroTo authorize appropriations for offsetting the costs related to reductions in research productivity resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-06-24
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB7268IntroTo require Federal law enforcement and prison officials to obtain or provide immediate medical attention to individuals in custody who display medical distress.
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7232IntroTo amend title 5, United States Code, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-18
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR1010IntroCommemorating Juneteenth by calling for the implementation of safeguards to protect the integrity of United States elections and end voter suppression. This resolution commemorates June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, as the end of slavery in the United Sta...
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2020-06-18
To House Administration Committee
USHB7217IntroConfederate Monument Removal Act
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2020-06-15
To House Administration Committee
USHB7161IntroCOVID-19 Memorial Quilt Act of 2020
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2020-06-11
To House Administration Committee
USHB7173IntroTribal Reservation Pandemic Protection Act
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2020-06-11
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB7164IntroHonoring Real Patriots Act of 2020
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2020-06-11
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB7153IntroLaw Enforcement Identification Act
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2020-06-11
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2020-06-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 344.
USHB7134IntroBend Toward Justice Act of 2020
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2020-06-08
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7135IntroCIVIL Act Curtailing Insurrection act Violations of Individuals' Liberties Act
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2020-06-08
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB7140IntroPLANET Act Preserving Leadership Against Nuclear Explosives Testing Act
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2020-06-08
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB7100IntroGeorge Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHCR100IntroUrging the establishment of a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. This concurrent resolution (1) affirms, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ship, the U.S. debt of remembrance not only to tho...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7085IntroEnding Qualified Immunity Act This bill eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authori...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR992IntroDeclaring unconditional war on racism and invidious discrimination and providing for the establishment of a Cabinet-level Department of Reconciliation charged with eliminating racism and invidious discrimination. This resolution condemns racism and i...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7089IntroPRIDE Act Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2020
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7092IntroGreat American Outdoors Act This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% o...
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2020-06-04
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHR990IntroRecognizing racism as a national crisis and the need for a truth and reconciliation process. This resolution recognizes racism as a national public health crisis and supports the creation of a truth and reconciliation process to address historic, end...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7074IntroPromoting Equitable Transit-Oriented Development and Mobility Corridors Act
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2020-06-02
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USHB7068IntroVoteSafe Act of 2020
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2020-06-01
To House Administration Committee
USHR988IntroCondemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country. This resolution condemns acts of brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers...
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2020-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7076IntroCORE Act Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020 This bill establishes requirements for oversight, accountability, and transparency in the disbursement and supervision of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds. Among oth...
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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. (TXT | PDF)
USHR985IntroExpressing the moral responsibility of Congress to end adult and child poverty in the United States. This resolution acknowledges that child poverty prevents children from reaching healthy development and an economically secure future. It also encour...
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2020-05-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6707IntroReWIND Act Resources for Workforce Investments, Not Drilling Act
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2020-05-27
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
USHB7024IntroClimate Smart Ports Act
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2020-05-27
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7027IntroChild 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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2020-05-27
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6963IntroRight to Timely Rehearings at FERC Act of 2020
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2020-05-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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