US Congress Representative Thomas Garrett [R]

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USHB1911EngrossSpecial Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018 This bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide that the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall have the rank of ambassador and be appointed...
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2018-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB502IntroTo permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bill amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to make permanent the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. No less than 1.5% of the annual authorize...
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2018-09-13
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5634IntroMedical Cannabis Research Act of 2018
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2018-09-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB4581EngrossScreening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism scree...
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2018-09-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 566.
USHCR33EngrossDesignating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library. Designates the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexin...
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2018-08-15
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USHCR126IntroAffirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and protected for all people of the United States under the Constitution of the United States.
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2018-08-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB299EngrossBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agent...
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2018-08-01
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB2353PassStrengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Sec. 4) The effective date for this bill is July 1, 2018. (Sec. 7) This bill amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to revise and introduce definiti...
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2018-07-31
Became Public Law No: 115-224.
USHB184EngrossProtect Medical Innovation Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on the sale of a medical device by the manufacturer, producer, or importer.
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2018-07-26
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 528.
USHB6556IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 East Third Street in Farmville, Virginia, as the "Barbara Rose Johns Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 East Third Stre...
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2018-07-26
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB6636IntroMongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act
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2018-07-26
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR1034IntroCondemning Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and expressing support for the Iranian people's desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic of Iran. Condemns Iranian state-sponsored terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and officials an...
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2018-07-26
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR257IntroCondemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States. Condemns hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, dis...
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2018-07-25
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3183PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the "U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located a...
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2018-07-24
Became Public Law No: 115-209.
USHB6495IntroMarijuana Data Collection Act
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2018-07-24
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5480EngrossWomen's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
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2018-07-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR990IntroSupporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Expresses support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and personnel and denounces calls for IC...
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2018-07-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5105EngrossBUILD Act of 2018 Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018 This bill establishes the United States International Development Finance Corporation to facilitate the participation of private sector capital and skills in the e...
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2018-07-18
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USHB3030EngrossElie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018 This bill states that it is U.S. policy to regard the prevention of genocide and other atrocity crimes as a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility. The President shal...
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2018-07-18
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.
USHB6407IntroCOVS Act Computers for Veterans and Students Act of 2018
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2018-07-17
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR992IntroCondemning the actions taken by the Lao People's Democratic Republic against the Hmong ChaoFa Indigenous people, and for other purposes. Urges Laos to cease its assaults on the Hmong community, respect the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and u...
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2018-07-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB2259EngrossSam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 This bill increases the monthly pay rate for Peace Corps volunteers. The Peace Corps shall provide initial medical care to a former volunteer for a service-related condition for 180 days after t...
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2018-07-11
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.
USHB931PassFirefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters in order to collect history and occupational information that can be...
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2018-07-07
Became Public Law No: 115-194.
USHB1697IntroIsrael Anti-Boycott Act This bill declares that Congress: (1) opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution of March 24, 2016, which urges countries to pressure companies to divest from, or break contracts with, Israel; and (2) encourage...
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2018-06-28
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, by Unanimous Consent.
USHR970IntroInsisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign ...
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2018-06-28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6291IntroEfficient Drug Disposal Act of 2018
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2018-06-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2651IntroHorseracing Integrity Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority as an independent non-profit corporation with responsibility for developing and administering an anti-doping and medication control p...
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2018-06-22
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB5890EngrossAssisting States' Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide states with guidance and technical assistance regarding their plans under the Child Abuse Prevention and Tre...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR919IntroRecognizing the national debt as a threat to national security.
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2018-06-05
To House Budget Committee
USHR912IntroRecognizing the importance of the Chesapeake Bay and supporting the efforts and goals of the Clean the Bay Day. Recognizes the importance of the Chesapeake Bay and expresses support for the Clean the Bay Day.
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2018-05-30
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB5653IntroCriminal Alien Removal Clarification Act of 2018 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to subject to deportation an alien who at any time after admission has been convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors under state or federal law.
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB5141IntroUnited States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
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2018-05-22
To House Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee
USHB5819IntroBURMA Act of 2018 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2018
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2018-05-17
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
USHB5681IntroGlobal Engagement Center Authorities Act of 2018
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2018-05-16
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3989)
USHB3395Intro529 OPTIONS Act 529 Opening Paths To Invest in Our Nation's Students Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow distributions from qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans) to be used for certain expenses associated with registered...
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2018-05-07
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Norcross asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 3395, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Meehan, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB5671IntroBurn Pits Accountability Act
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2018-05-02
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHR864IntroRecognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as "PCOS Awareness Month".
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2018-04-27
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR862IntroREAD IT Resolution Review Every Act Diligently in Total Resolution
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2018-04-27
To House Rules Committee
USHB5561IntroBarbara Johns Congressional Gold Medal Act
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2018-04-18
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1456IntroShark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain ci...
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2018-04-17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2825EngrossDHS Authorization Act Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Headquarters, which shall, among other things: (1) establish an ove...
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2018-04-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 381.
USHJR2IntroProposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress a...
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2018-04-12
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 233 - 184 (Roll no. 138). (text: CR H3162)
USHB1865PassAllow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 was not intended to provide legal protection to websites that unlawfully promot...
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2018-04-11
Became Public Law No: 115-164. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5399IntroCivil Defense Preparedness Act of 2018
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2018-04-10
To House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Committee
USHB3731PassSecret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2016 to extend through 2018, subject to specified limitations, the exemption of U.S. Secret Service officers, employees, an...
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2018-04-03
Became Public Law No: 115-160. (TXT | PDF)
USHB3548IntroBorder Security for America Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) construct and operate infrastructure and technology to deter and detect illegal border activity in high traffic areas, (2) deploy the most pra...
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2018-03-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
USHB1625PassTARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that t...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-141.
USHR801IntroREAD IT Resolution Review Every Act Diligently In Total Resolution Amends Rule XXI (Restrictions on Certain Bills) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to make it out of order to consider a bill, joint resolution, resolution, or conference re...
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2018-03-22
To House Rules Committee
USHB756IntroPostal Service Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I--POSTAL SERVICE BENEFITS REFORM This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to offer ...
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2018-03-20
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Garrett asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 756, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Chaffetz, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB3184IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the "Captain Humayun Khan Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick ...
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2018-03-15
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
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