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USHB1952EnrollIntercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State to include additional information in its annual report to Congress on intercountry adoptions. The reports shall contain (1) a list of countries that have laws tha...
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2020-10-20
Presented to President.
USHB5572EngrossFamily Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 This bill directs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to certain nonprofits to develop or expand services for individuals with substance use disorders and the...
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2020-10-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB8034IntroVeterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2020
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2020-10-06
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB925EngrossNorth American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act This bill reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through FY2024.
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2020-10-01
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSR736IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as "National Kinship Care Month".
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2020-09-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5998; text: CR S5985)
USHR1156IntroCondemning attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett. This resolution condemns any disparagement or attack on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett based on her religious faith or her adoption of two children from Haiti and expresses support for the...
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2020-09-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB8406IntroThe Heroes Act
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2020-09-29
To House Appropriations Committee
USHR1101IntroExpressing support for the designation of September 2020 as "National Kinship Care Month".
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2020-09-11
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB8118IntroFoster Youth Dental Act of 2020
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2020-08-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7947IntroSupporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act
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2020-08-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7976IntroSuspend the Timeline not Parental Rights in a Public Health Crisis Act
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2020-08-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB4399IntroHELP Act of 2020 Housing Emergencies Lifeline Program Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a database of information regarding evictions from federally assisted dwellings, limits the inclus...
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2020-08-03
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB7027EngrossChild Care Is Essential Act This bill establishes and provides $50 billion in appropriations for the Child Care Stabilization Fund to award grants to child care providers during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health em...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHB7868IntroStrengthening America's Families Act of 2020
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2020-07-30
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7847IntroHELP Act of 2020 Housing Emergencies Lifeline Program Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a database of information regarding evictions from federally assisted dwellings, limits the inclus...
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2020-07-29
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB4318IntroAmerican Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act
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2020-07-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB7723IntroBehavioral Health Coordination and Communication Act of 2020
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2020-07-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7614IntroDepartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. The bi...
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2020-07-15
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 362.
USHB7591IntroFostering Healthy Transitions into Adulthood Act of 2020
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2020-07-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB4172IntroChild Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4112IntroCoronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3874IntroChild Care Is Essential Act This bill establishes and provides $50 billion in appropriations for the Child Care Stabilization Fund to award grants to child care providers during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health em...
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2020-06-03
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR603IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that State agencies and other providers of foster care services should make every effort to ensure that siblings remain together in the foster care system. This resolution expresses the sense the Senate...
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2020-06-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB7042IntroFoster Youth and Driving Act
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2020-05-28
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6959IntroDosha Joi Immediate Coverage for Foster Youth Act This bill accelerates the application of certain changes that are scheduled to take effect under the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patient...
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2020-05-22
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSR598IntroA resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care sy...
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2020-05-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2610; text: CR S2607-2608)
USHR966IntroRecognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system. This reso...
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2020-05-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6848IntroPandemic Protection Act Pandemic Protection for Transition-age Foster Youth Act
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2020-05-13
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6766IntroTo temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-08
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6379IntroTake Responsibility for Workers and Families Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. The bill provides FY...
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2020-03-23
To House Appropriations Committee
USHB6355IntroTo temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes. This bill expands during FY2020 foster-care programs for older youth. Among other change...
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2020-03-23
To House Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support
USSB3405IntroDIPLOMA Act Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act This bill authorizes the Department of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to consortia of local educational agencies...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6106IntroDIPLOMA Act Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act This bill authorizes the Department of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to consortia of local educational agencies...
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2020-03-05
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHCR95IntroExpressing the sense of the Congress that State agencies and other providers of foster care services should make every effort to ensure siblings remain together in the foster system. This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that fos...
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2020-03-04
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB6048IntroSpecial Needs Tax Credit Act This bill allows an income-based tax credit, up to $5,000 in a taxable year, for legal expenses paid to establish a legal guardianship of a disabled family member.
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2020-03-02
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB5740IntroSave Our Girls from Sex Trafficking Act of 2020 This bill establishes an interagency task force and authorizes various grants to combat domestic child human trafficking. Additionally, it requires the Department of Justice and the Department of Health...
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2020-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5331IntroFairness for All Act
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2020-01-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB5651IntroAdoption Information Act
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2020-01-16
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB5191IntroRunaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019
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2020-01-14
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 19.
USHB5583IntroHelp Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act
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2020-01-10
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB3179IntroFamily Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 This bill directs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to certain nonprofits to develop or expand services for individuals with substance use disorders and the...
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2020-01-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills: the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Serv...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94. (TXT | PDF)
USSB1790PassNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 This bill authorizes FY2020 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget aut...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-92. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3116IntroEnding the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019 This bill allows state Medicaid programs to cover whole genome sequencing services for certain individuals. Specifically, states may cover such services for individuals under the age of 21 (or a lower age, if...
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2019-12-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3025IntroIncreasing Opportunity for Former Foster Youth Act This bill establishes and funds grants to provide services to youth aging out of the foster care system. Such grants must be awarded based on specified degrees of evidence-based effectiveness. Grant ...
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2019-12-11
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB5296IntroAdvancing Support for Working Families Act This bill allows individual taxpayers an election to advance up to $5,000 of the child tax credit in the year of birth or adoption of an applicable qualifying child (a child, other than an eligible foster ch...
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2019-12-04
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB2976IntroAdvancing Support for Working Families Act This bill allows individual taxpayers an election to advance up to $5,000 of the child tax credit in the year of birth or adoption of an applicable qualifying child (a child, other than an eligible foster ch...
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2019-12-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR438IntroA resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children waiting for adoption, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encourag...
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2019-11-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6764; text: CR S6760)
USHB5222IntroHelping Student Parents Succeed Act This bill requires an institution of higher education to make a statement of policy regarding expectant and parenting students accessible on its website. Such information shall include (1) policies regarding leaves...
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2019-11-21
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB2916IntroRunaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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