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USHB3967Engross
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Addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service. The bill provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) m...
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2022-05-24
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
USHB604Intro
25%
Provides support for long-term improvements to public elementary and secondary school facilities. First, the bill sets forth allocations to states and establishes a need-based grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve school faci...
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2022-05-18
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 19.
USSB2102Engross
50%
Expands eligibility for Veterans Health Administration mammography screenings to veterans who served in certain locations during specified periods, including those who were exposed to toxic substances at such locations. The specified locations and co...
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2022-05-18
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB7289Intro
25%
Requires various studies and reports on the exposure, hazards, and management of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS. These substances are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of produc...
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2022-05-17
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USHB2499Engross
50%
Makes it easier for federally employed firefighters who contract certain illnesses to qualify for federal workers' compensation. Specifically, the bill provides that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mesothelioma, and specified other cancers of ...
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2022-05-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB1146Intro
25%
Revises the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program which restores land and water adversely impacted by surface coal mines that were abandoned before August 3, 1977. A state with an approved reclamation program may enter into a memorandum of understa...
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2022-04-25
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 215.
USHR1051Intro
25%
Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing mate...
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2022-04-18
To House Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
USHB7266Intro
25%
Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to prohibit local regulations relating to the sale, distribution, labeling, application, or use of any pesticide or device subject to regulation by a state or the Environmental Pr...
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2022-04-18
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USSR590Intro
25%
A resolution recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing ma...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1638Intro
25%
Provides for a land conveyance to South Dakota. Specifically, if South Dakota submits an offer to the Forest Service to acquire approximately 266 acres of National Forest System land within the Gilt Edge Mine Superfund Boundary for its market value, ...
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2022-04-06
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USSB3580Engross
50%
Revises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to promote the growth and development of U.S. exports through an ocean transportation system that is competitive, efficient, and economic...
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2022-04-04
Held at the desk.
USSB3956Intro
25%
Requires the Federal Trade Commission to issue regulations requiring entities responsible for the labeling or retail packaging of certain premoistened, nonwoven wipes (e.g., baby wipes, cleaning wipes, or personal care wipes) to label such products c...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR561Intro
25%
This resolution designates the first week of April 2022 as National Asbestos Awareness Week. It also urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate people about asbestos exposure, which may be hazardous to their health.
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2022-03-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1839; text: CR S1836)
USSR557Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the week of March 20-March 26, 2022, as National Poison Prevention Week.
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2022-03-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1778; text: CR S1787)
USHB7142Intro
25%
Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to (1) issue a final rule adding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom to the list of hazardous air pollutants, and (2) revise the list of air...
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2022-03-17
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3799Intro
25%
Sets out programs and activities primarily to address public health preparedness and response. Specifically, the bill establishes a legislative task force to investigate the COVID-19 pandemic and a White House office to advise on pandemic preparednes...
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2022-03-15
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB2471PassProvides appropriations to federal agencies for the remainder of FY2022, provides supplemental appropriations for activities to support Ukraine, and modifies or establishes various programs that address a wide range of policy areas. The bill includes...
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2022-03-15
Became Public Law No: 117-103.
USSB3541Engross
50%
Updates policies and procedures related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for veterans who have been exposed to toxic substances. Specifically, the bill extends the eligibility period for VA hospital care, medical servic...
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2022-02-18
Held at the desk.
USHB2021Intro
25%
Establishes several environmental justice requirements, advisory bodies, and programs to address the disproportionate adverse human health or environmental effects of federal laws or programs on communities of color, low-income communities, or tribal...
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2022-02-15
Committee Hearings Held.
USSR438Intro
25%
This resolution designates October 30, 2021, as a national day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program, including uranium miners, millers, and haulers, plutonium producers, and on-site participants at atmospheric nuclear weapons...
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2022-02-15
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S722; text: 11/03/2021 CR S7723-7724)
USSB2373Intro
25%
Provides support and incentives for nuclear infrastructure, addresses the uranium supply chain, and sets forth related requirements.
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2022-02-09
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USHB6659Intro
25%
Updates policies and procedures related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for veterans who have been exposed to toxic substances. Specifically, the bill extends the eligibility period for VA hospital care, medical servic...
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2022-02-09
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3571Intro
25%
Promotes the remediation of abandoned hardrock mine sites by Good Samaritans. A Good Samaritan means a person that is (1) not a past or current owner or operator of the abandoned site; (2) had no role in the creation of the historic mine residue; and...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USHB1848Intro
25%
Establishes several programs and incentives to modernize the nation's communications, drinking water, energy, transportation, health care, and other related infrastructure. For example, the bill provides incentives to make broadband internet more acc...
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2022-01-20
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USSB569Intro
25%
Provides for a land conveyance to South Dakota. Specifically, if South Dakota submits an offer to the Forest Service to acquire approximately 266 acres of National Forest System land within the Gilt Edge Mine Superfund Boundary for its market value, ...
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2022-01-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 252.
USSB3489Intro
25%
Directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research on medical products for virus families and viral pathogens with pandemic potential. Specifically, the NIH must establish or continue a multidisciplinary program for supporting resear...
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2022-01-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6250Intro
25%
Addresses workplace conditions and safety with a particular focus on meat and poultry processing establishments and makes other changes to agricultural programs and activities. Generally, the bill provides funding through FY2027 for hiring additional...
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2022-01-04
To House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
USSB1605PassAuthorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities and programs for FY2022 and addresses various other issues. For example, the bill provides or extends procurement authority for certain helicopters and amphibious shipbuilding programs; imposes variou...
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2021-12-27
Became Public Law No: 117-81. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2016Intro
25%
A bill to authorize elements of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
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2021-12-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 227.
USHB6135Intro
25%
Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish safety standards for portable generators, including requirements related to labeling, minimum cord length, and shutoff capability in an elevated carbon monoxide environment. The commission ...
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2021-12-02
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3285Intro
25%
Addresses workplace conditions and safety with a particular focus on meat and poultry processing establishments and makes other changes to agricultural programs and activities. Generally, the bill provides funding through FY2027 for hiring additional...
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2021-11-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6058Intro
25%
Extends through FY2023 the authority of the Department of Defense to transfer funds for the required study on the human health implications of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in drinking water, groundwater, and any ...
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2021-11-19
To House Armed Services Committee
USHB5376Intro
25%
Provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build...
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2021-11-19
Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
USHB5987Intro
25%
Broadens the definition of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, in relation to the reporting requirement under the Toxic Substances Control Act. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A var...
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2021-11-17
To House Environment and Climate Change Committee
USHB2433Engross
50%
Authorizes specified individuals to update the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry with the cause of death of a registered individual. The Department of Veterans Affairs established the burn pit registry to allow certain veterans and service ...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB3373Intro
25%
Requires various actions and programs related to the Oceania region, which includes Fiji, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The bill requires the Department of State to take actions in the region to develop a program to strengthen resi...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USSR434Intro
25%
This resolution designates October 30, 2021, as a national day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program, including uranium miners, millers, and haulers and on-site participants at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests.
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2021-10-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3075Intro
25%
Provides FY2022 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The bill provides appropriations to the State Department for Administration of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations, and International Commi...
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2021-10-26
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB5599Intro
25%
Requires the Government Accountability Office to study and report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record program of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2021-10-25
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
USSB3062Intro
25%
Provides FY2022 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for the Employment and Training Administration, the Employee Benef...
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2021-10-25
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB5421Intro
25%
Expands the research and extension grant program for the coffee plant health initiative. Under current law, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) may provide competitive grants under the initiative to support research and extension activities to comba...
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2021-10-21
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USHB5422Intro
25%
Expands the research and extension grant program for the macadamia tree health initiative. Under current law, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) may provide competitive grants under the initiative to support research and extension activities to com...
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2021-10-21
To House Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee
USSB3023Intro
25%
A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSB3034Intro
25%
Provides FY2022 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to Interior for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...
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2021-10-20
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHR304Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the opportunity for Black Maternal Health Week to raise national awareness of the state of Black maternal health in the United States.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR332Intro
25%
This resolution calls for the creation of a Green New Deal with the goals of achieving greenhouse gas and toxic emissions reductions needed to stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming; establishing millions of high-wage union jobs and ensuring econo...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2751Intro
25%
Provides a cause of action under the Toxic Substances Control Act for individuals or classes of individuals who were significantly exposed to perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS. These substances are man-made an...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2192Intro
25%
Allows certain individuals to sue and recover damages for harm from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This action is available only to individuals who were exposed to conta...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB2663Intro
25%
Prohibits federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from using chemical weapons on minors in the course of policing activities. The term chemical weapon includes pepper spray.
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB2644Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding to states, local governments, or Native American nations to carry out Green New Deal projects, such as projects to clean up pollution, climate adaptation measures, or conse...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
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