US Congress Representative Joe Courtney [D]

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USHB1567EngrossGlobal Food Security Act of 2016 This bill requires the President to develop and implement a Global Food Security Strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition. (Sec. 2) This section specifies that it is in the U.S. national sec...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1475EngrossKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes a Wall of Remembrance, as part of the previously authorized Korean War Veterans Memorial, to include: a list by name of members of the Armed Forces who died in...
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2016-07-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 572.
USHB5844IntroTo establish a National and Community Service Administration to carry out the national and volunteer service programs, to expand participation in such programs, and for other purposes.
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2016-07-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4470EngrossSafe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require public water systems to notify their customers of lead concentration levels in drinking water that exceed lead limits under national pri...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Environment And Public Works 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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2016-07-14
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHB1301IntroAmateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Communications Commission to amend regulations concerning the height and dimensions of station antenna structures to prohibit a private land use restriction from applying to amateur service communi...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB921IntroSports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015 Provides that for purposes of medical professional liability insurance or civil and criminal malpractice liability determinations, a physician or athletic trainer (covered sports medicine professional) wh...
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2016-07-13
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB5529EngrossAccessing Higher Education Opportunities Act This bill amends title V (Developing Institutions) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand grant activities under the Hispanic Serving Institutions program to include: (1) support programs that facil...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5530EngrossHBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3178EngrossStrengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act This bill amends title I (General Provisions) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify consumer information disclosure requirements related to college costs and student characteristics. Specific...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5528EngrossSimplifying the Application for Student Aid Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Department of Education (ED) to use tax information from the second preceding tax year (the "prior, prio...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB3179EngrossEmpowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify loan counseling requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in ...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1434IntroBank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program to refinance the unpaid principal, accrued unpaid interest, and late ...
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2016-07-11
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Courtney. Petition No: 114-6. ( ">Discharge petition text with signatures.)
USHR210IntroAffirming and recognizing the Khmer, Laotian, Hmong, and Montagnard Freedom Fighters and the people of Cambodia and Laos for their support and defense of the United States Armed Forces and freedom in Southeast Asia. Recognizes the Khmer, Laotian, Hmo...
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2016-07-06
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
USHB5632IntroStranded Nuclear Waste Accountability Act of 2016
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2016-07-06
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB3209PassRecovering Missing Children Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to permit federal law enforcement officials to seek an ex parte order in federal court for the disclosure of tax returns or return information for criminal investigat...
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2016-06-30
Became Public Law No: 114-184.
USHB5447EngrossSmall Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016 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 (HRA) from certain r...
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2016-06-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 526.
USHB5044IntroMaking supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus. This bill provides FY2016 emergency supplemental appropriations to the Departments of State and Health and Human Services (HHS) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to ...
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2016-06-21
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mrs. Lowey. Petition No: 114-5. ( ">Discharge petition text with signatures.)
USHB5476IntroHonoring Hometown Heroes Act This bill authorizes the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of...
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2016-06-16
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHR789IntroCondemning the horrific acts of terrorism and hatred in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by that tragedy.
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2016-06-16
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB2867IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located o...
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2016-06-15
Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Aguilar. Petition No: 114-4. ( ">Discharge petition text with signatures.)
USHB5489IntroAgriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016
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2016-06-15
To House Science, Space, And Technology Committee
USHR769IntroTerminating a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Terminates the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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2016-06-08
To House Rules Committee
USHR753IntroExpressing support for the designation of June 2, 2016, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2016 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month". Expresses support for the designation of June 2016 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month and...
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2016-06-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB1887EngrossTo amend certain appropriation Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York, and for o...
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2016-05-26
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1769IntroToxic Exposure Research Act of 2016 Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to select a VA medical center to serve as the national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the biological children, grandchildr...
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2016-05-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 460.
USHB4923PassAmerican Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill declares the sense of Congress that it should consider a miscellaneous tariff bill. (Sec. 3) The U.S. International Trade Commission shall: conduct a process, meeting specified req...
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2016-05-20
Became Public Law No: 114-159.
USHB5207IntroFreedom of Religion Act of 2016 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of his or her religion or lack of religious beliefs.
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB5216IntroOpioid and Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act of 2016
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB5292IntroAir Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act of 2016
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB4336PassWomen Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act (Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of the Army to ensure that the cremated remains of persons whose service has been determined to be active duty service pursuant to the GI Bill ...
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2016-05-20
Became Public Law No: 114-158.
USHB5260IntroEquity and Inclusion Enforcement Act This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to allow private civil causes of action for disparate impact violations (to the same extent as intentional violations) of federal regulations of general applicability ...
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR739IntroReaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the United States reaffirms its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO...
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2016-05-18
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB4962IntroMulti-State Worker Tax Fairness Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a state from imposing an income tax on the compensation of a nonresident individual for any period in which such individual is not physically present in or working in such state or from ...
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2016-05-17
To House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law Committee
USHB5123IntroHERO Benefits Reform Act of 2016 Honoring Emergency Response Officers Benefits Reform Act of 2016
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2016-05-17
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHR721IntroExpressing support for the designation of May 8, 2016, through May 14, 2016, as Food Allergy Awareness Week. Supports the designation of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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2016-05-13
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4599EngrossReducing Unused Medications Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a pharmacist to partially fill a prescription for a schedule II controlled substance (such as a prescription opioid painkiller) if: (1) it is not...
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2016-05-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5106IntroIn the Red Act of 2016
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2016-05-06
To House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Committee
USHB2722PassBreast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins (to be made of "pink gold" containing at least 75% gold), 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-...
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2016-04-29
Became Public Law No: 114-148.
USHR713IntroHonoring the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States during "National Small Business Week", beginning on May 1, through May 7, 2016. Supports: (1) the designation of National Small Business Week, (2) efforts...
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2016-04-29
To House Small Business Committee
USHB5073IntroEUREKA Act Ensuring Useful Research Expenditures is Key for Alzheimer's Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish EUREKA prize competitions to achieve high-priority breakthrough...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHR686IntroExpressing support for efforts to enhance Israeli security and create the conditions for progress toward a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Condemns acts of terrorism against Israelis. Mourns all loss of innocent lif...
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2016-04-29
To House Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa Committee
USHB5096IntroTECH Careers Act Technical Education Creates High-Paying Careers Act of 2016
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2016-04-28
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB4896IntroDairy MILC Act of 2016 Dairy Margin Insurance Location Calculation Act of 2016 This bill amends the Agricultural Act of 2014 to require the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to calculate the average feed cost for the Dairy Margin Protection Program us...
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2016-04-26
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Committee
USHR694IntroAmending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence. Declares that, whenever a momen...
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2016-04-20
To House Rules Committee
USHB4697IntroPrevent Drug Addiction Act of 2016 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to award grants for consumer education about opioid addiction. (Opioids are drugs with...
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2016-04-01
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4646IntroFair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appoint or provide counsel at government expense to aliens in removal proceedings. The Department of Homela...
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2016-04-01
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHB3512IntroPell Grant Restoration Act of 2015 This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to restore a student's Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which the student qualified for, or would have qualified...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB3625IntroBlack Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2015 This bill amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to revise requirements for miners' claims for pneumoconiosis (black lung) benefits. A mine operator must give a copy of the examining physician's report to miner...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Committee
USHB3988IntroMilitary and Veterans Education Protection Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require proprietary institutions of higher education to derive at least 10% of their revenue from sources other than ...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
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