US Congress Representative Diane Black [R]

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USHB1150EngrossFrank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) to state in the congressional findings that the freedom of thought and religion is understood to protect theistic and n...
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2016-12-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 705.
USHB4352EngrossFaster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to begin an 18-month pilot program in at least three Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) under which veterans use an Internet website to schedule ...
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2016-12-07
Received in the Senate.
USHB5015EngrossCombat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify: certain severance payments to veterans with combat-related injuries paid after January 17, 1991, from which DOD withheld amounts for tax p...
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2016-12-06
Received in the Senate.
USHB2992EngrossMerchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal to the U.S...
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2016-12-01
Received in the Senate.
USHB5166EngrossWINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide an accredited, permanent congressional employee with read-only remote access to the electronic Veterans ...
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2016-11-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB6135EngrossTo designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse". This bill designates the federal building and U.S. courthous...
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2016-11-30
Received in the Senate.
USHB5732EngrossCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016
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2016-11-16
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB866IntroFederal Land Freedom Act of 2015 This bill permits a state that has an established leasing, permitting, and regulatory program to: (1) declare to the Secretaries of the Interior, of Agriculture, and of Energy that it has either established or amended...
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2016-11-15
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USHB6094EngrossRegulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (Sec. 2) This bill postpones from December 1, 2016, until June 1, 2017, the effective date of a final rule of the Department of Labor (81 Fed. Reg. 32552 [May 23, 2016]) revising inc...
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2016-11-15
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 662.
USHB6131IntroHuman-Animal Chimera Prohibition Act of 2016
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2016-10-11
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1475PassKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., to construct a Wall of Remembrance at the site of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. The wall shall include a...
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2016-10-07
Became Public Law No: 114-230.
USHB6101IntroACO Improvement Act of 2016
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2016-09-28
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHR891IntroExpressing concern over the disappearance of David Sneddon, and for other purposes. Expresses concern about the disappearance of David Louis Sneddon in Yunnan Province, China, in August 2004. Encourages: (1) the Department of State and the intelligen...
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2016-09-28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6176IntroExport Control Reform Act
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2016-09-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5320EngrossSocial Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to direct the Social Security Administration to ensure that no document it sends b...
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2016-09-26
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3438EngrossREVIEW Act of 2016 Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits a final agency rule from being published or taking effect until the agency submits the rule to the Office of Information and Regula...
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2016-09-22
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB2315EngrossMobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015 (Sec.2) This bill prohibits the wages or other remuneration earned by an employee who performs employment duties in more than one state from being subject to income tax in any state other t...
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2016-09-22
Received in the Senate.
USHB4816IntroSmall Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2016 This bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to subject a small public housing agency (PHA) to the same requirements as a PHA. A small PHA is a PHA for which the sum of the number of publi...
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2016-09-21
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Prior to Referral.
USHB6100IntroProtect Family Farms and Businesses Act This bill prohibits proposed Internal Revenue Service regulations published on August 4, 2016, relating to restrictions on liquidation of an interest with respect to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transf...
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2016-09-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHR220IntroCondemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Condemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority an...
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2016-09-21
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB1309IntroSystemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to authorize the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to subject a bank holding company to enhanced supe...
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2016-09-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 584.
USHB5294IntroStudent Privacy Protection and Safety Act of 2016 This bill invalidates the Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students, dated May 13, 2016, that was issued by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education to provide guidance to schools...
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2016-09-19
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHR867IntroExpressing support for designation of September 2016 as "National Kinship Care Month". Supports the designation of National Kinship Care Month.
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2016-09-19
To House Subcommittee on Human Resources Committee
USHB5447EngrossSmall Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and other laws to exempt qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) from...
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2016-09-19
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
USHB6067IntroRelief from Obamacare Exchange Failures Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from the requirement to maintain minimum essential health coverage an individual who for any month is: (1) unable to obtain coverage under a qualified he...
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2016-09-19
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHCR155IntroExpressing support for designation of the first Friday of October as "Manufacturing Day". Declares that Congress supports the designation of Manufacturing Day.
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2016-09-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR729IntroExpressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel. Reaffirms: that Isra...
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2016-09-13
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB5994IntroBiodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through 2018: (1) the income tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel used as fuel, (2) the excise tax credit for biodiesel mixtu...
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2016-09-12
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHJR87IntroProviding for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of Labor relating to "Interpretation of the 'Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclos...
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2016-09-12
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 575.
USHR850IntroRecognizing suicide as a public health problem and expressing support for designation of September as "National Suicide Prevention Month". Expresses support for the designation of National Suicide Prevention Month. Recognizes suicide as a preventable...
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2016-09-08
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR752IntroCondemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade. Condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, because it: (1) is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty, (2) is a commercial activity not grounded in Chine...
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2016-09-07
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USHB5816IntroResettlement Accountability National Security Prioritization Act of 2016 Official Titles: Official Titles - House of Representatives Official Title as Introduced: To suspend, and subsequently terminate, the admission of certain refugees, to...
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2016-08-11
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB5881IntroUnaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2016 This bill amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Homeland S...
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2016-08-10
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHCR146IntroExpressing support for fostering closer economic and commercial ties between the United States and the United Kingdom following the decision of the people of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. Calls upon the President to begin ne...
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2016-07-22
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB5654IntroStop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act This bill prohibits a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program. A sanctuary jurisdiction is a state or po...
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2016-07-20
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB5734IntroVeterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out a transplant procedure for an eligible veteran notwithstanding that the live donor may...
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2016-07-14
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB1462EngrossProtecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to report on prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome (symptoms of withdrawal in a newborn). (An opioid is a drug with effects...
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2016-07-14
Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5195)
USHB2042EngrossRatepayer Protection Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill extends compliance deadlines for rules under the Clean Air Act that address carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants pending final judicial review. This extension applie...
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2016-07-14
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 569.
USHB24IntroFederal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to: (1) complete, within 12 months of enactment, the required audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Boar...
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2016-07-14
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 536.
USHB2646EngrossHelping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 This bill creates the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to take over the responsibilities of the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health S...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB4768EngrossSeparation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo (without giving deference to the agency's interpretation) all relevant quest...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5727IntroPreventing Iranian Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2016 This bill declares it shall be the policy of the United States to impose sanctions with respect to terrorist organizations and foreign countries, including the government of Iran, that threaten t...
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2016-07-12
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1270EngrossRestoring Access to Medication and Improving Health Savings Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savin...
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2016-07-11
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 550.
USHR812IntroCommending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development of the Tennessee River system. Commends the Tennessee Valley Authority on its successful construction and management of the Tennessee River system on the 80t...
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2016-07-08
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHB5652IntroAccess to Better Care Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to permit a health plan with no deductible for medical management of a chronic disease to be treated as a high deductible health plan for purposes of health savings account ...
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2016-07-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5608IntroNo Ex-Im Financing for Iran Act This bill amends the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 to prohibit the Export-Import Bank from guaranteeing, insuring, extending credit, or participating in the extension of credit in connection with the export of U.S. go...
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2016-07-07
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade Prior to Referral.
USHB5210EngrossPADME Act Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish a bid ceiling for durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs) under Medicare's competitive acquisiti...
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2016-07-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB210IntroStudent Worker Exemption Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude students who are employed by an institution of higher education (IHE) and carrying a full-time academic workload at the IHE from being counted as full...
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2016-07-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 506.
USHCR140IntroProviding for a joint session of Congress to receive a presentation from the Comptroller General of the United States regarding the audited financial statement of the executive branch. Requires both chambers of Congress to assemble annually in the Ha...
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2016-07-05
To House Administration Committee
USHB5621IntroTo posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during WWII. This bill directs the Speaker of...
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2016-07-05
To House Financial Services Committee
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