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USHB3828IntroPatsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity to support state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and elementary and se...
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2018-06-14
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Matsui asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 3828, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
USSR547IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
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2018-06-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3958; text: CR S3954)
USHR936IntroExpressing support for designation of June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
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2018-06-13
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR545IntroA resolution honoring the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016.
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2018-06-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3861; text: CR S3765)
USHR902IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the obligation of the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice to enforce title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
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2018-06-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB5621IntroVietnam Human Rights Act
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2018-06-04
To House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee
USSR530IntroA resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR911IntroRecognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2018-05-24
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSB2940IntroAnti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018
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2018-05-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5924IntroAnti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018
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2018-05-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB995Engross21st Century Respect Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to change the terminology used to describe the racial background or place of origin of people in regulations concerning: (1) ...
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2018-05-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
USHB1911IntroSpecial Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 This bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide that the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall have the rank of ambassador and be appointed...
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2018-05-17
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
USSB1459IntroFort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park in South Carolina for the preservation and interpretation of the nationally significant historical values and cultural resou...
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2018-05-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB5819IntroBURMA Act of 2018 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2018
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2018-05-17
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
USHB5785IntroJobs and Justice Act of 2018
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2018-05-14
To House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
USHR869IntroRecognizing American Muslims' history and contributions to our Nation.
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2018-05-03
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR798IntroCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the teaching of nonviolence.
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2018-04-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR791IntroExpressing support for the designation of Cesar Chavez's birthday, March 31, as National Border Control Day.
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2018-04-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security Committee
USSB2722IntroEnvironmental Justice Right to Know Act of 2018
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2018-04-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5561IntroBarbara Johns Congressional Gold Medal Act
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2018-04-18
To House Financial Services Committee
USSR426IntroA resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. Supports the goals of International Women's Day. Recognizes that the empowerment of women is linked to a country's potential to generate economic growth, sustainable democracy, and inclu...
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2018-04-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2280-2283; text: CR S2281-2283)
USHB5537IntroLocal Task Forces on 21st Century Policing Act of 2018
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2018-04-17
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USHB4851PassKennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act
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2018-04-04
Became Public Law No: 115-163.
USHB3638PassTo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road ...
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2018-03-23
Became Public Law No: 115-150.
USSR376IntroA resolution urging the Governments of Burma and Bangladesh to ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary, and sustainable return of the Rohingya refugees who have been displaced by the campaign of ethnic cleansing conducted by the Burmese military. Conde...
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2018-03-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 358.
USSB2572IntroSafe Schools Improvement Act of 2018 This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying a...
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2018-03-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB5094IntroEnhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act
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2018-03-19
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 466.
USHB5292Intro2020 Census Accountability Act This bill requires the Bureau of the Census to establish the Task Force on the 2020 Census, which shall report to Congress on: existing and potential policies and measures that promote full participation in the decennia...
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2018-03-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR772IntroCondemning Louis Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB40IntroCommission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United S...
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2018-03-08
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHB1498IntroEnd Racial Profiling Act of 2017 This bill prohibits racial profiling by a federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency or agent. The term "racial profiling" includes the practice of relying on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national...
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2018-03-08
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1498, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHCR108IntroOriginal NAACP Resolution of 2018 Recognizes the 109th anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Honors the NAACP for its work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic rig...
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2018-03-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB1992IntroCamp Nelson Heritage Park Study Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park and adjacent property in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Interior shall: (1) evaluate the ...
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2018-02-28
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSR404IntroA resolution recognizing the coordinated struggle of workers on the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to voice their grievances and reach a collective agreement for rights in the workplace. Recognizes the 50th anniversary...
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2018-02-28
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1291-1292; text: CR 2/13/2018 S909)
USHR755IntroOriginal Black History Month Resolution of 2018
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2018-02-27
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSB2462IntroA bill to place restrictions on searches and seizures of electronic devices at the border.
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2018-02-27
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHR742IntroHonoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a civil rights icon, humanitarian, theologian, and cultural historian.
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2018-02-16
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR413IntroA resolution celebrating Black History Month. Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. Calls for the United States to: (1) honor the contribution of pioneer...
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2018-02-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1189; text: CR S1169-1170)
USSR412IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month. Expresses support for the monument recognizing the service of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion a...
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2018-02-15
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USHB5028IntroSunlight in Workplace Harassment Act
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2018-02-14
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2060IntroBurma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2018
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2018-02-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 307.
USHB4932IntroWomen and Climate Change Act of 2018 This bill establishes a Federal Interagency Working Group on Women and Climate Change within the Department of State. The duties of the working group include: (1) coordinating the development of policies and activ...
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2018-02-09
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
USHR732IntroUrging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Calls on Turkey to: (1) eliminate all forms of discrimination, particularly those based on race or religion, and grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate int...
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2018-02-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB1809EngrossJuvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I--DECLARATION OF FINDINGS, PURPOSE, AND DEFINITIONS (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to revise an existing finding to specify that the increase ...
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2018-02-06
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 303.
USSR387IntroA resolution recognizing January 30, 2018, as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution". Honors Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu for his loyalty and patriotism to the United States, his work to advance the civil liberties of all people of...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR720IntroRecognizing the coordinated struggle of workers on the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to voice their grievances and reach a collective agreement for rights in the workplace. Recognizes the 50th anniversary of the 1968 ...
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2018-01-30
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHR718IntroCondemning the actions taken by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon against Patrice Nganang and others, and for other purposes. Condemns the actions taken by the government of Cameroon against Patrice Nganang and Cameroon's English-speaking mi...
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2018-01-29
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR715IntroCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the Memphis sanitation workers' strike. Honors the memory of Echol Cole, Robert Walker, and all the Memphis sanitation workers who struggled for economic justice and human dignity. Honors and remembers the extrao...
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2018-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR713IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of the designation of January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the "International Decade for People of African Descent". Supports: (1) the goals of the International Decade for People of African Descent, (2) the estab...
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2018-01-25
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2332IntroKennedy-King Establishment Act of 2018
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2018-01-23
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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