US Congress Representative Vern Buchanan [R]

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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.
USHB6396IntroRetirement Security for American Workers Act
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2016-11-29
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6333IntroTo 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.
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2016-11-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1192EngrossNational Clinical Care Commission Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to establish within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the National Clinical Care Commission to evaluate and recommend solutions regarding be...
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2016-11-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB985EngrossConcrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products. An order regarding the generic research, educatio...
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2016-11-15
Received in the Senate.
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.
USHB6087IntroIDENT Fingerprint Digitization Completion Act of 2016 This bill requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, within 90 days after this bill's enactment, to complete the digitization of all remaining paper-based fingerprint records for inclusion...
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2016-09-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USHR851IntroExpressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes. Expresses concern about: (1...
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2016-09-27
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3957EngrossEmergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants. The taxpayer must own an equity interest ...
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2016-09-22
Received in the Senate.
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.
USHB6045IntroSTOP Act of 2016 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2016
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2016-09-20
To House Subcommittee on Trade Committee
USHB1309IntroSystemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2015 Amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to authorize the Financial Stability Oversight Council to subject a bank holding company to enhanced supervision and prudential sta...
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2016-09-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 584.
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.
USHB5620EngrossVA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove or demote a VA employee based on performance or misconduct and provides that specified federal employee performance a...
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2016-09-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB6025IntroAmerican Innovation $1 Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue American Innovation $1 coins commemorating an innovation, an individual innovator or pioneer, or a group of innovators or pioneers from each state, the...
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2016-09-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB921EngrossSports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2016 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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2016-09-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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
USHB3953PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, Elfers, Florida, as the "Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located...
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2016-07-29
Became Public Law No: 114-203. (TXT | PDF)
USHB4987PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in Laurel Hill, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class William 'Kelly' Lacey Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
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2016-07-29
Became Public Law No: 114-213. (TXT | PDF)
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
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
USHR827IntroCondemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the dedication and ...
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2016-07-13
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB3080IntroTribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the definition of "applicable large employer" for purposes of the employer health care mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable C...
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2016-07-05
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 507.
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
USHB5456EngrossFamily First Prevention Services Act of 2016 TITLE I--INVESTING IN PREVENTION AND FAMILY SERVICES Subtitle A--Prevention Activities Under Title IV-E (Sec. 111) This bill amends Part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Se...
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2016-06-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 527.
USHB5545IntroPreventing Investment in Terrorist Regimes Act
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2016-06-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5550IntroNo Dollars for Ayatollahs Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on any U.S. person who clears or transfers more than $1 million U.S. dollars per year for the direct or indirect benefit of the government of Iran or any...
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2016-06-21
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5169IntroWhat Works to Move Welfare Recipients into Jobs Act This bill amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title VI of the Social Security Act to revise requirements for research by the Department of Health and Human Services (HH...
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2016-06-10
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 478.
USHB3380IntroTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to broaden the scope of persons subject to criminal prosecution for manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance in schedule ...
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2016-06-03
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 469.
USHB5292IntroAir Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act of 2016
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2016-05-20
To House Subcommittee on Aviation Committee
USHB3832EngrossStolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to take several actions to prevent and respond to tax-related identity theft and...
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2016-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5046EngrossComprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to award grants to state, local, and tribal governments to provide opioid a...
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2016-05-16
To Senate Judiciary 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. (TXT | PDF)
USHB699EngrossEmail Privacy Act Amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to prohibit a provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public from knowingly divulging to a governmental entity the contents of any comm...
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2016-04-28
Received in the Senate.
USHB5076IntroMain Street Fairness Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prevent qualified business income attributed to individuals from being taxed at a higher rate than corporate income. (Under current law, business income attributed to individuals ...
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2016-04-27
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4948IntroArtist-Museum Partnership Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers who create literary, musical, artistic, scholarly compositions, or similar property a fair market value (determined at the time of contribution) tax d...
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2016-04-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4938IntroFree File Act of 2016 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to continue to operate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File Program. The program must work with state government agencies to enhance and expand the use of the program, wh...
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2016-04-14
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4907IntroGrow Philanthropy Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of an individual who is at least 70-1/2 years of age up to $100,000 in distributions from an individual retirement plan to a donor-advised fund....
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2016-04-12
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB4247IntroCuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act of 2015 This bill makes Cuban nationals who enter the United States on or after the date of enactment of this Act ineligible for refugee/parolee assistance under the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980. Confo...
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2016-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Committee
USHB4722IntroRefundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require taxpayers who are claiming the refundable portion of the child tax credit to include their social security account ...
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2016-03-23
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 362.
USHB4717IntroMARTLAND Act Mandating America's Responsibility To Limit Abuse, Negligence and Depravity Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy that human rights violations, including child abuse, shall not be conducted or condoned on any U.S. military installa...
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2016-03-21
To House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
USHB4773IntroProtecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act This bill declares that the proposed or the final rule of the Department of Labor entitled "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Com...
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2016-03-17
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB4650IntroPreserving Patient Access to Post-Acute Hospital Care Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to delay by two additional years the application of negative payment adjustments under the "25-percent rule" to certa...
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2016-03-03
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHB4667IntroTo direct the Secretary of the Army to expedite the completion of repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike, Florida, and for other purposes. This bill directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, after completion of the study of the Herbert Hoover Dike, Flori...
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2016-03-03
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHB2896IntroTAILOR Act of 2015 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2015 This bill directs the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, th...
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2016-03-02
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 22.
USHB3442EngrossDebt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to provide a report to Congress prior to any date on which the Secretary anticipates the public debt will reach the statutory limit. The S...
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2016-02-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB4521IntroLake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act of 2016 This bill establishes as the Lake Berryessa Recreation Area specified land administered by the Bureau of Reclamation that is underlying or adjacent to Lake Berryessa in California, including any impro...
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2016-02-16
To House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Committee
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