US Congress Representative Vicente Gonzalez [D]

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USHB5377IntroRestoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act This bill increases the tax deduction for state and local taxes in 2019 to $20,000 for persons filing a joint tax return. It eliminates the current $10,000 cap on the deduction in 2020 and 2021. Th...
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2019-12-13
[Hearing: Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm]

Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 275.
USHB3IntroElijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act 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 ...
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2019-12-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB133EngrossUnited States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act This bill directs the Department of State to develop a strategy to enhance economic cooperation and expand professional and educational exchange programs between the United States and Mexico. The State De...
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2019-12-11
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHR742IntroRecognizing the continued success of the Food for Peace Act.
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2019-12-11
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
USHB2445IntroSelf-Employed Mortgage Access Act of 2019 This bill allows creditors to use certain alternative standards when evaluating an applicant's ability to pay for purposes of obtaining a home mortgage.
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2019-12-10
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
USHB4EngrossVoting 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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2019-12-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB3495IntroImprove Well-Being for Veterans Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants for a period of three years to eligible entities for the provision of suicide prevention services to veterans and their families. Under the...
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2019-12-05
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 10.
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.
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
USHB2334EnrollTo designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the "Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic". This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs i...
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2019-12-04
Presented to President.
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.
USHB3349IntroRepublic of Texas Legation Memorial Act This bill authorizes the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those individuals who, as re...
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2019-12-04
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHR517IntroSupporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment.
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR585IntroReaffirming support for the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements to ensure a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.
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2019-12-03
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR738IntroRecognizing the goals and ideals of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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2019-12-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
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. (TXT | PDF)
USHB2423PassWomen's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Ame...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-71. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5253Intro21st Century Youth Entrepreneurship Act
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2019-11-22
To House Education and Labor 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
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
USHB4820IntroSeeding Rural Resilience Act
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2019-11-21
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H9158)
USHB5243IntroClosing the Homework Gap Through Mobile Hotspots Act
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2019-11-21
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3851IntroTravel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2019 This bill extends funding for Brand USA, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through FY2027 and raises the fee for using the electronic system for travel authorization.
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2019-11-20
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHR720IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the International Olympic Committee should correct Jim Thorpe's Olympic records for his unprecedented accomplishments during the 1912 Olympic Games.
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2019-11-20
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1865EngrossNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins that are emblematic of the Nati...
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2019-11-19
ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table the bill H.R. 1865, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment submitted for printing by Representative Lowey of New York in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question; and that House Resolution 708 be laid on the table. Objection was heard.
USHB3702EngrossReforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB4634EngrossTerrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes through 2027 the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program within the Department of the Treasury. The Government Accountability Office must report on insurance coverage of cyb...
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2019-11-19
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5173IntroTo authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia or its environs, and for other purposes.
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2019-11-19
To House Natural Resources Committee
USHR672IntroExpressing support of the Three Seas Initiative in its efforts to increase energy independence and infrastructure connectivity thereby strengthening the United States and European national security.
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2019-11-15
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment 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
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.
USHB3224EngrossDeborah Sampson Act
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2019-11-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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).
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.
USHB4999IntroTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require fairness and diversity in opportunity zone investment. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to opportunity zones, to require a qualified opportunity fund to have an investment ...
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2019-11-08
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4946IntroEnsuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2019
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2019-10-31
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR349IntroReaffirming the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB554IntroSaudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress annually on educational materials published by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education, which are used both inside and outside Saudi Ar...
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR189IntroRecognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development's commitment to global nutrition through its mu...
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USHB4754IntroTaiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR649IntroExpressing the support of the United States for the grassroots development programs the Inter-American Foundation has undertaken for the past 50 years.
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHR446IntroReaffirming German-American friendship and cooperation under the Wunderbar Together-Germany and the U.S. initiative.
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2019-10-30
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USHB486IntroChicano Park Preservation Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park and its murals located in San Diego, California. In conducting the study, Interior shall evaluate the site's national ...
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2019-10-29
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB4139IntroTo provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes. This bill adjusts the boundary of the P...
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2019-10-29
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB886EngrossVeteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program to provide grants and technical assistance for state, local, and tribal governments to develop and maintain v...
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2019-10-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4067EngrossFinancial Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019 This bill expands the duties of the Office of Community Affairs within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding under-banked, un-banked, and underserved consumers. The office must, in part (1) repo...
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2019-10-29
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB647EngrossPalliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
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2019-10-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4599IntroThe Southern Border Communities Relief Act of 2019
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2019-10-28
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHB4617EngrossSHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act This bill establishes a duty to report election interference from foreign entities, applies existing campaign advertising requirements to online advertisements, and gen...
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2019-10-28
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
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