US Congress Representative Val Demings [D]

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USHB1446Engross
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(Sec. 2) revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a m...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391.
USHB8Engross
50%
Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer ...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.
USHB3807Engross
50%
Addresses support for restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides an additional $42 billion in FY2021 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and gives priority to previous appl...
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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 387.
USHB1620Engross
50%
Modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill also authorizes new programs, makes c...
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2022-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB350Engross
50%
Establishes new requirements to expand the availability of information on domestic terrorism, as well as the relationship between domestic terrorism and hate crimes. It authorizes domestic terrorism components within the Department of Homeland Securi...
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2022-05-24
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S2647)
USHB7875Intro
25%
To provide for the expedited and duty-free importation of infant formula that may be lawfully marketed in the European Union, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-24
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2992Engross
50%
Requires the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to consult with relevant agencies to establish crisis intervention training tools for first responders to address individuals with traumatic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, and post-traumatic s...
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7174Intro
25%
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute of the United States Secret Service, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-19
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB604Intro
25%
Provides support for long-term improvements to public elementary and secondary school facilities. First, the bill sets forth allocations to states and establishes a need-based grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve school faci...
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2022-05-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 19.
USHB6873Engross
50%
Establishes within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an Office for Bombing Prevention. The office shall advise DHS on matters related to terrorist explosive threats and attacks in the United States, coordinate DHS efforts to counter such thre...
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2022-05-18
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB6825Engross
50%
Modifies the Nonprofit Security Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security and reauthorizes appropriations for such program through FY2028. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must establish an office, headed by a senior FEMA off...
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2022-05-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB903Engross
50%
Modifies the workplace rights, protections, and benefits applicable to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel. Specifically, the bill by December 31, 2022, eliminates personnel authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
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2022-05-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR1114Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for recognizing National Police Week.
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2022-05-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB263Intro
25%
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 exhibition of big cats, including to r...
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2022-05-12
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB2499Engross
50%
Makes it easier for federally employed firefighters who contract certain illnesses to qualify for federal workers' compensation. Specifically, the bill provides that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mesothelioma, and specified other cancers of ...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB7736Intro
25%
To make price gouging unlawful, to expand the ability of the Federal Trade Commission to seek permanent injunctions and equitable relief, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB521Intro
25%
Allows disabled federal first responders (e.g., law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, and firefighters) to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled. Under curre...
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2022-05-11
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB6015Engross
50%
Provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Berell Ferencz in recognition of his service to the United States and the international community during the post-World War II Nuremberg trials and his lifelong advocacy for internation...
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2022-05-11
Received in the Senate.
USHB7709Intro
25%
To authorize programs to provide college scholarships and educational support to women and girls who have escaped Afghanistan and come to the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-05-10
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB7668Intro
25%
To ensure greater equity in Federal disaster assistance policies and programs by authorizing an equity steering group and equity advisor within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, improving data collection to measure disparate outcomes and parti...
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2022-05-09
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USHB4521Engross
50%
Addresses U.S. technology and communications, foreign relations and national security, domestic manufacturing, education, trade, and other matters. Among other provisions, the bill provides funding for FY2022-FY2026 to support U.S. semiconductor manu...
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2022-05-05
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHB7638Intro
25%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6000 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Florida, as the "U.S. Marine Corporal Ronald R. Payne Jr. Post Office."
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2022-04-29
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB4693Engross
50%
Sets out programs and otherwise directs the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to carry out activities to prevent and treat malnutrition globally. Specifically, USAID may leverage resources to address malnutrition through the Global Nu...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB7075Intro
25%
To designate Ukrainian Independence Park in Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7550Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and report on whether the price of gasoline is being manipulated by reducing refinery capacity or by any other form of market manipulation. The report must include a long-term strategy for the comm...
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2022-04-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5497Engross
50%
Imposes sanctions pertaining to Burma (Myanmar) and addresses related issues. The President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on certain foreign persons (i.e., an individual or entity), including those that (1) knowingly operate in Bu...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB4330Intro
25%
Prohibits the federal government from compelling journalists and providers of telecommunications services (e.g., phone and internet companies) to disclose certain protected information, except in limited circumstances such as to prevent terrorism or ...
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2022-04-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB7422Intro
25%
To amend the HITECH Act to allow an individual to obtain a copy of such individual's protected health information at no cost unless certain circumstances apply, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-06
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB2324Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the "D. Edwina Stephens Post Office."
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2022-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 330.
USHB5577Engross
50%
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the "John R. Lewis Post Office Building."
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2022-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 335.
USHB7374Intro
25%
To recapture certain unused immigrant visa numbers, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3359Engross
50%
Establishes a framework for immediate family members of a victim of murder under federal law to request a review of the victim's case file if the murder was committed more than three years prior, the murder was investigated by a federal law enforceme...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB55PassMakes lynching a federal hate crime offense. Specifically, the bill imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 30 years, or both—on an individual who conspires to commit a hate crime offense that results in death or serious bodily ...
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2022-03-29
Became Public Law No: 117-107. (TXT | PDF)
USHR1008Intro
25%
This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month and recognizes the women and organizations that continue to promote the teaching of women's history.
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2022-03-28
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB2116Engross
50%
Prohibits discrimination based on a person's hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating...
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB963Engross
50%
Prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1667PassEstablishes grants and requires other activities to improve mental and behavioral health among health care providers. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to hospitals, medical professional associations, a...
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2022-03-18
Became Public Law No: 117-105. (TXT | PDF)
USHR998Intro
25%
Celebrating 200 years of United States diplomatic relations with Colombia.
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2022-03-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR988Intro
25%
Calling for justice and accountability for the perpetrators of the bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992.
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2022-03-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR987Intro
25%
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the people of the United States to the journalists and news staff who are risking injury and death, are subject to grave threat, and have sacrificed their lives, to chronicle and report on the ongoing war in Ukraine ...
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2022-03-16
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5616Engross
50%
Addresses issues involving accreditation and law enforcement training, research, and development at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Specifically, the bill requires DHS to report to the congressional homeland security committees on the accr...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5615Engross
50%
Directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to submit to Congress a plan to make federal assistance available to certain urban areas that previously received Urban Area Security Initiative funding to preserve homeland security capabilities...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR881Intro
25%
This resolution condemns the terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022. It also expresses support for the affected community, commends the actions of law enforcement and emergency responders, and reaffirm...
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2022-03-08
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6907Intro
25%
Directs the Department of State to restart processing applications under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program. (The program, which was suspended in 2017, allows eligible U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for parole for fa...
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2022-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3755Engross
50%
Prohibits governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services. Specifically, governments may not limit a provider's ability to prescribe certain drugs, offer abortion services via telemedicine, or immediately provide abort...
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2022-02-28
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 48. Record Vote Number: 65. (CR S826)
USHB6872Intro
25%
To protect election workers and polling places.
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2022-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6860Intro
25%
Prohibits government entities and insurance providers from denying community-based services to individuals with disabilities that require long-term service or support that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent...
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2022-02-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6683Intro
25%
To establish an AmeriCorps Administration to carry out the national and volunteer service programs, to expand participation in such programs, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-24
To House Conservation and Forestry Committee
USHB6768Intro
25%
To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to reauthorize the First Responder Network Authority.
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2022-02-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6758Intro
25%
Prohibits courts from awarding damages to plaintiffs in civil actions using a calculation for projected future earning potential that takes into account a plaintiff's race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or actual or perceived sexual orientation. The b...
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2022-02-18
To House Judiciary Committee
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