US Congress Representative Matthew Cartwright [D]

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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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2019-12-06
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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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2019-12-06
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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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2019-12-06
[Hearing: Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm]

House Committee on Education and Labor Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 9, 2019.
USHB4650IntroMedicare Dental Act of 2019
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2019-12-06
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-325, Part I.
USHB5267IntroTo prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.
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2019-12-06
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
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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2019-12-05
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 6.
USHB4957IntroNative American Child Protection Act
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2019-12-05
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
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
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.
USHB3115IntroLiving Shorelines Act of 2019 This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to award grants to state or local governments, Indian tribes, or nonprofit organizations to (1) implement climate-resilient living shoreline projects;...
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2019-11-26
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 257.
USHB1747IntroNational Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act
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2019-11-26
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 255.
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.
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
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
USHB5221Intro100% Clean Economy Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2854IntroProtect Our Refuges Act of 2019 This bill prohibits the use of neonicotinoids (a class of neuroactive insecticides that are chemically similar to nicotine) within the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 13.
USHB3794IntroPublic Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB307IntroPreserving America's Battlefields Act This bill reauthorizes though FY2028 the Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program and expands the purposes of the American Battlefield Preservation Program to include the preservation and protection of nationally si...
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB5170IntroSafe Skies Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
To House Subcommittee on Aviation
USHB2339IntroReversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 24.
USHB5143IntroOPEN Act Openness in Political Expenditures Now Act
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2019-11-18
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5127IntroRefuge From Cruel Trapping Act of 2019
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2019-11-15
To House Natural Resources 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
USHB4248IntroSurface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019 This bill reauthorizes the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund fees and expands the payments from the fund for abandoned coal mine cleanups. Specifically, the bill authorizes the Department of...
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2019-11-14
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
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.
USHB3153EngrossEFFORT Act Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act This bill directs the National Science Foundation to support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction.
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2019-11-13
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHJR79IntroRemoving 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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2019-11-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHB2427IntroChesapeake 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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2019-11-08
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 221.
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.
USHB4986IntroGreen Climate Fund Authorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4967IntroChesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense Act of 2019
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2019-11-01
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
USHR678IntroCommending the performance of the Special Operations Forces and a military working dog in the eradication of the terrorist leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. This resolution recognizes the value of military working dogs and specifically h...
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2019-11-01
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB35IntroEmmett Till Antilynching Act
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2019-10-31
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 212.
USHB1373EngrossGrand Canyon Centennial Protection Act This bill withdraws 1,006,545 acres of federal lands in Arizona, including any land or interest in land acquired by the United States after enactment of this bill, from entry, appropriation, and disposal under t...
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2019-10-31
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB4674IntroCollege Affordability Act
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2019-10-31
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
USHB2153IntroKeeping Girls in School Act
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB647EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4857IntroFor the 99.8 Percent Act This bill imposes increased tax rates on decedent estates, gifts, and generation-skipping transfers. Estates with a value of over $1 billion are taxed at a 77% tax rate. The basic exclusion amount is reduced to $3.5 million. ...
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2019-10-24
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2579IntroHardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019
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2019-10-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 13.
USHB935IntroMiners Pension Protection Act This bill transfers certain funds to provide pension benefits for retired coal miners who have been affected by issues such as coal company bankruptcies. The Department of the Treasury must transfer additional funds to t...
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2019-10-23
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB4822IntroAlice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
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2019-10-23
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB934IntroHealth Benefits for Miners Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to transfer additional funds to provide health benefits for retired coal miners. The bill adds miners affected by 2018 coal company bankruptcies to the group who...
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2019-10-23
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB1225IntroRestore Our Parks and Public Lands Act
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2019-10-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 199.
USHB1305IntroAlbatross and Petrel Conservation Act
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2019-10-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 198.
USHB4735IntroMine Affected Community Energy and Environment Act This bill allows a new tax credit for the production of electricity from a coal refuse facility. A "coal refuse facility" means any facility (1) that was originally placed in service prior to January...
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2019-10-18
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB3207EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennslyvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114...
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2019-10-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1709IntroScientific Integrity Act
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2019-10-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 6.
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.
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