US Congress Representative Vern Buchanan [R]

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USHB2969EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1401 1st Street North in Winter Haven, Florida, as the "Althea Margaret Daily Mills Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at...
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2020-12-03
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
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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2020-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5062EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the "Officer Robert German Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9...
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2020-12-03
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
USHB5306IntroKnow Your Social Security Act of 2019
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2020-12-02
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 506.
USHB3589EnrollGreg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his con...
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2020-11-24
Presented to President.
USHB5589IntroBlue Carbon for Our Planet Act
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2020-11-17
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB8633IntroHumane Research and Testing Act of 2020 This bill establishes the National Center for Alternatives to Animal Research and Testing within the National Institutes of Health to promote alternatives to animal research and testing and to reduce the number...
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2020-10-20
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8611IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4755 Southeast Dixie Highway in Port Salerno, Florida, as the "Joseph Bullock Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4755 ...
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2020-10-16
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB8580IntroLittle Manatee Wild and Scenic River Act This bill designates a specified segment of the Little Manatee River in Florida as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The bill withdraws the federal land within the boundaries of the de...
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2020-10-13
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHB2795IntroWildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 This bill provides for the conservation and restoration of habitats that facilitate the movement of certain native species (e.g., fish, wildlife, or plant species) that may be at risk due to habitat loss or...
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2020-10-09
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 456.
USHB8558IntroComprehensive Breast Reconstruction Act of 2020
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2020-10-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR823IntroCondemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. This resolution condemns Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and ...
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2020-10-01
Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Discharged.
USHB1754EngrossHorseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 This bill recognizes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority for purposes of developing and implementing a horseracing anti-doping and medication control program and a racetrack safety program. The ...
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2020-09-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB8433IntroPreventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020 This bill establishes measures to address global public health risks posed by wildlife markets, which are commercial markets that sell or slaughter wildlife for human consumption as food or medicine in communit...
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2020-09-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR1110IntroSupporting the announcements of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and for other purposes. This resolution supports the announcem...
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2020-09-15
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB8236IntroCREEPER Act 2.0 Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act 2.0
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2020-09-14
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2564IntroMedicare Enrollment Protection Act This bill creates a special Medicare enrollment period for individuals enrolled in, or transitioning out of, continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)—a federal law tha...
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2020-09-09
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB8195IntroTo name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic, located at 400 College Drive, Middleburg, Florida, the "A.K. Baker VA Clinic". This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affa...
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2020-09-08
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB7646IntroProtect America's Statues Act of 2020 This bill makes certain jurisdictions ineligible for historic preservation grants or fixed guideway capital investment grants. Ineligible jurisdictions are those with any law, regulation, policy, or procedure wit...
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2020-08-07
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USHB7947IntroSupporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act
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2020-08-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1957PassTaxpayer First Act of 2019 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% of...
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2020-08-04
Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)
USHB7111IntroVeterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020
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2020-07-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB7450IntroPrevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to designate organizations as National Centers of Excellence in Harmful Algal Bloom Research, Prevention, Response, and Mitigation. An algal...
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2020-07-28
To House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
USHB7806IntroSOS Act Save our Stages Act This bill authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavir...
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2020-07-27
To House Small Business 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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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USHB6082IntroForgotten Vietnam Veterans Act This bill revises the definition of Vietnam era for purposes of the laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, the bill adjusts the start date of the era to November 1, 1955 (currently Februa...
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2020-07-23
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB7640IntroLocal Journalism Sustainability Act This bill allows individual and business taxpayers certain tax credits for the support of local newspapers and media. Specifically, individual taxpayers may claim an income tax credit up to $250 for a local newspap...
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2020-07-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7643IntroTo set forth the policy of the United States regarding vandalism, and for other purposes. This bill provides statutory authority for a June 26, 2020, executive order directing various agencies to take actions related to protecting monuments, memorial...
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2020-07-16
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7663IntroProtecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 This bill modifies requirements relating to coverage of telehealth services under Medicare. Specifically, the bill (1) authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to generall...
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2020-07-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB4194IntroNational Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental-health crisis hotline.
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2020-07-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB6194IntroTo authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational institution...
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2020-07-13
To House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
USHB7505IntroAmerican Innovation Act of 2020
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2020-07-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB1776IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2020-06-25
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB7278IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7154IntroOutpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act This bill modifies payment and funding for certain outpatient therapy services under Medicare. Among other things, the bill specifically includes physicians, physical therapists, occupational the...
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2020-06-11
To House Energy And Commerce 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
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)
USHB7039IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 210 North Missouri Avenue in Lakeland, Florida, as the "Officer Paul Dunn Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 210 North...
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2020-05-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB7040IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida, as the "Officer Ken Foley Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 ...
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2020-05-27
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB6829IntroEMPIL-DOC Act Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act This bill authorizes a bilateral grant program with Israel to develop health technologies, with an emphasis on the use of technology, personalized medicine, an...
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2020-05-12
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6708IntroSecuring America's Medicine Cabinet Act of 2020
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2020-05-05
To House Energy And Commerce 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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2020-04-14
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB6444IntroStop COVID Act of 2020 Stop China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases Act of 2020 This bill limits the immunity of foreign states from suit in the United States. Specifically, it bars immunity for a foreign state in cases where the foreign state, wh...
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2020-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6433IntroHEROES Act of 2020 Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations Act of 2020 This bill excludes from gross income, for income tax purposes, wages and other income up to $50,000 of qualified first responders for the period beginning on Fe...
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2020-04-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6419IntroSenior Legal Hotline Act of 2020
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2020-03-31
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB6407IntroTo rescind the appropriation made to the Kennedy Center in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This bill rescinds the appropriation to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...
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2020-03-27
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6399IntroSAVE Act of 2020 Securing America's Vaccines for Emergencies Act of 2020
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2020-03-26
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB6151IntroCARING for Kids Act Comprehensive Access to Robust Insurance Now Guaranteed for Kids Act
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2020-03-09
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5826IntroConsumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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