US Congress Representative Vern Buchanan [R]

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USHB3893EngrossTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the "Robert H. Jenkins Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Inte...
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2017-11-16
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB4202IntroPACE Act Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act
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2017-11-16
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Committee
USHB1IntroTax Cuts and Jobs Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses. With respect to individuals, the bill: replaces the seven existing tax brackets (10%, 15...
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2017-11-16
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1164IntroTaylor Force Act This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority: is taking steps to end acts...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR401IntroUrging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade. Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry. U...
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2017-11-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB918EngrossVeteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish to former members of the Armed Forces: (1) an initial mental health assessment; and (2) the mental health care services requi...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB849EngrossProtecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per ...
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2017-11-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB1698EngrossIran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The President shall report to Congress regarding ...
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2017-10-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB3329EngrossHizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017
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2017-10-26
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 253.
USHB2142EngrossINTERDICT Act International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to: (1) increase the number of chemical screening devic...
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2017-10-25
Received in the Senate.
USHB3312IntroSystemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017
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2017-10-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 47 - 12.
USHB4042IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak St...
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2017-10-12
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB2519PassThe American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. Surcharges received f...
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2017-10-06
Became Public Law No: 115-65.
USHB3826IntroProtecting Seniors During Disasters Act
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2017-09-29
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2327IntroPAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017
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2017-09-26
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1235EngrossNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in recognition and celebration of the N...
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2017-09-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB1843EngrossClyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act (Sec. 2) This bill revises the authority and procedures that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses to seize prope...
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2017-09-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3638IntroTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road ...
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2017-08-01
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB3332IntroBob Dole 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 award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole in recognition for his service to the n...
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2017-07-20
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB3305IntroBikeshare Transit Act of 2017 This bill makes a bikeshare project eligible to be an associated transit improvement project, including one carried out to facilitate a bicycle rental operation that makes bicycles available for public transportation, al...
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2017-07-20
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHB2803IntroAbolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017
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2017-07-12
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB2133IntroCLEARR Act of 2017 Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act of 2017
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2017-07-12
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Prior to Referral.
USHB3003EngrossNo Sanctuary for Criminals Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit any federal, state, or local government or any individual from prohibiting any government entity, official, or employee from complying with the i...
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2017-07-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB3004EngrossKate's Law (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise provisions relating to the reentry of removed aliens. The bill provides that an alien who has been excluded, deported, removed, or denied admission, or who has departe...
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2017-07-10
Received in the Senate.
USHB2946IntroHeavy Truck, Tractor, and Trailer Retail Federal Excise Tax Repeal Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the 12% excise tax on the retail sale of heavy trucks and trailers.
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2017-06-20
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2748IntroSOS Act of 2017 Save Our Seas Act of 2017
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2017-06-12
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB2790IntroHumane Cosmetics Act This bill prohibits testing cosmetics on animals, effective on the date that is one year after enactment of this bill. No cosmetic may be sold or transported if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured usi...
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2017-06-09
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2651IntroHorseracing Integrity Act of 2017
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2017-05-26
To House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
USHB2719IntroCoastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2017
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2017-05-25
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHB115EngrossThin Blue Line Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first res...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB2373IntroTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the accreditation of osteopathic residency training programs for purposes of graduate medical education payments under the Medicare program. This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of th...
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2017-05-18
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB2261IntroMarine Oil Spill Prevention Act
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2017-05-16
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Committee
USHB2126IntroWhat Works to Move Welfare Recipients into Jobs Act
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2017-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Human Resources Committee
USHB2191IntroSEAT Act of 2017 Secure Equity in Airline Transportation Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Transportation to issue a final rule to revise a federal regulation relating to oversold flights to prohibit an air carrier from denying air tran...
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2017-04-28
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB19IntroSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of programs related to women's cont...
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2017-04-07
To House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Committee
USHB299IntroBlue 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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2017-04-05
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB1847IntroPAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 This bill amends the Horse Protection Act to establish a new system for inspecting horses for soring, revise penalties for violations of the Act, and modify enforcement procedures. The soring of horses ...
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2017-03-31
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1779IntroNo Budget, No Pay Act This bill prohibits the payment of any pay to any Member of Congress (excluding the Vice President): (1) if both houses of Congress have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year before October 1 of th...
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
USHB1652IntroOver-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to categorize certain hearing aids as over-the-counter hearing aids and issue regulations regarding t...
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2017-03-24
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1406IntroDog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingly transporting, possessing, ...
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2017-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Committee
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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2017-03-23
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB1494IntroPACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an a...
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2017-03-21
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1661IntroAffordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit "the affordable housing credit" and make several modifications to the credit. The bill r...
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2017-03-21
To House Ways And Means 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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2017-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
USHB1178IntroSAFE for America Act Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.
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2017-03-16
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB909IntroPet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet. Additionall...
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2017-03-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1266IntroVision Zero Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Transportation to award grants to a city, town, township, borough, county, parish, district, village, or other political subdivision of a state to develop a Vision Zero plan to eliminate ...
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2017-03-02
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee
USHB321PassInspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, ...
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2017-02-28
Became Public Law No: 115-7. (TXT | PDF)
USHB1121IntroPre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017 This bill sets forth amendments that would take effect in the case of the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education ...
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2017-02-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1057IntroSTOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017
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2017-02-24
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
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