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USHB51EngrossWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill admits certain portions of Washington, DC as the 51st state. The bill defines state as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. TITLE I--STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission (S...
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2020-09-08
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 522.
USSJR74EngrossA joint resolution requesting the Secretary of the Interior to authorize a unique and 1-time arrangement for certain displays on Mount Rushmore National Memorial relating to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution...
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2020-08-14
Held at the desk.
USHB7895IntroSeparation of Powers Restoration Act of 2020 This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo (i.e., without giving deference to the agency's interpretation) all relevant...
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2020-07-31
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7865IntroNational Commission on Renaming the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Headquarters Building Act of 2020 This bill establishes the National Commission on Renaming the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Headquarters Building. The commission must make recommendations for redesignat...
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2020-07-30
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
USHR1046IntroSupporting the designation of August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month. This resolution supports the designation of National Women's Suffrage Month. It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amen...
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2020-07-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB7828IntroCivil Rights Enhancement and Law Enforcement Accountability Improvement Act of 2020 This bill makes an employer of a law enforcement officer acting under color of law vicariously liable, in the same manner and to the same extent as a private employer...
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2020-07-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7742IntroDefending Freedom Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review the actions of federal, state, and local government officials taken during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic that may violate the Bill of ...
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2020-07-23
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR648IntroA resolution designating August 2020 as "National Women's Suffrage Month". This resolution designates August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month. It honors the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which provided for women...
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2020-07-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4240; text: CR S4231-4232)
USSB4142IntroEnding Qualified Immunity Act This bill eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authori...
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2020-07-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHJR92IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a punishment for a crime. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of slavery or involunt...
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2020-06-29
To House Judiciary Committee
USHJR91IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States protecting the right of citizens to vote. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment that grants U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older a right to vote unless they...
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2020-06-25
To House Judiciary Committee
USSCR40IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that undue restrictions on the right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense outside of the home violate the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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2020-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4036IntroReforming Qualified Immunity Act This bill modifies the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state author...
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2020-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1013IntroResolving that jurisdictions seeking to dismantle or reduce funding for the jurisdiction's police force should not unduly burden residents who seek to defend themselves.
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2020-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR1014IntroEncouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U....
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2020-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5803IntroWashington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union o...
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2020-06-18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 347.
USHR992IntroDeclaring unconditional war on racism and invidious discrimination and providing for the establishment of a Cabinet-level Department of Reconciliation charged with eliminating racism and invidious discrimination. This resolution condemns racism and i...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3895IntroEric Garner Excessive Force Prevention Act
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2020-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB7115IntroRestoration of Civil Rights Act of 2019 This bill expands remedies under provisions regarding civil actions for deprivation of rights under color of law. Specifically, the bill provides that any person against whom such an action is filed for an act ...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB7085IntroEnding Qualified Immunity Act This bill eliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authori...
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2020-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3565IntroSmall Business and Consumer Debt Collection Emergency Relief Act of 2020 This bill places restrictions on the collection of consumer and small business debts during a major disaster or emergency, including during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disea...
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2020-03-22
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHJR86IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting a person from serving more than two co...
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2020-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR458IntroReaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms. This resolution commends the people of Tunisia for their commitment to democracy, the rule...
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHJR79EngrossRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR475IntroA resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th ann...
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2020-02-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 01/16/2020 CR S280)
USSJR70IntroA joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the voting threshold for impeachment. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment that allows the House of Representatives to agree to an art...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR694IntroRecognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived therefrom. This resolution recognizes and honors the importance of statutes giving all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States the full and equal benefit of ...
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported.
USHR842IntroRequiring an affirmative vote of a majority of the Members present and voting, a quorum being present, on final passage of House Joint Resolution 79. This resolution requires a majority vote of the Members present and voting, a quorum being present, ...
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2020-02-11
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, H. Res. 842 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H1044; text: CR H1044)
USHR755EngrossImpeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. This resolution impeaches President Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. The resolution sets forth two articles of impeachment of the Preside...
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2020-02-05
The Senate adjudges that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 34.
USHR804IntroRecognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th anniversary of w...
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR780IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that upon adoption by the House, the Speaker of the House is required to transmit without delay articles of impeachment to the Senate and must do so immediately. This resolution (1) disapproves of ...
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2020-01-08
To House Ethics Committee
USHR731IntroCondemning the inflammatory and racially offensive statement of the President of the United States suggesting falsely a moral equivalence between the domestic terrorist act of lynching and the constitutionally provided congressional impeachment power...
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2019-12-18
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR771IntroCensuring the President of the United States. This resolution censures President Donald J. Trump for (1) actions taken which constitute a willful abuse of power, and (2) putting his personal political interests before those of the American people in ...
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2019-12-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR766IntroCensuring President Donald J. Trump. This resolution censures President Donald J. Trump for (1) actions taken which constitute a willful abuse of power, and (2) putting his personal political interests before those of the American people in a manner ...
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2019-12-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR757IntroCalling for the resignation and disbarment of United States Attorney General William P. Barr, and for other purposes. This resolution (1) condemns Attorney General William Barr for his comments and actions; (2) calls on Barr to resign; (3) calls on t...
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2019-12-10
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR429IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived from the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This resolution recognizes and honors the importance of statutes giving all persons within the jurisdiction of the United ...
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2019-11-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHJR78IntroExpressing support for freedom of conscience. This joint resolution expresses support for the protection of the right to follow one's own religious beliefs under the First Amendment. The joint resolution also condemns government dictation of acceptab...
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2019-11-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR660IntroDirecting certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Dona...
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2019-10-31
UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Ms. Scanlon asked unanimous consent that Mr. Cole of Oklahoma be permitted to insert the text of the amendment he would have offered had the House rejected the previous question on H. Res. 660, along with extraneous material, into the Record immediately prior to the vote on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 660. Agreed to without objection.
USSR236IntroA resolution reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms. This resolution commends the people of Tunisia for their commitment to democr...
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2019-10-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6256; text: 6/5/2019 CR S3264)
USHR641IntroAcknowledging that the decisions rendered by the United States Supreme Court in the so-called Insular Cases rest on the same racist and ethnocentric assumptions leading to Plessy v. Ferguson's infamous "separate but equal" doctrine, that the legal do...
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2019-10-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSR376IntroA resolution emphasizing the importance of a career, nonpartisan Foreign Service of the United States. This resolution highlights the nonpartisan nature of the Foreign Service and the oath taken by Foreign Service members to defend the Constitution a...
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2019-10-24
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSJR58IntroA joint resolution expressing support for freedom of conscience. This joint resolution expresses support for the protection of the right to follow one's own religious beliefs under the First Amendment. The joint resolution also condemns government di...
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2019-10-17
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 245.
USSR311IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 11 through September 17 as "Patriot Week". This resolution (1) supports the designation of the week of September 11-September 17 as Patriot Week; and (2) recognizes that eac...
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2019-09-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5482; text: CR S5477)
USHCR61IntroSupporting the designation of the week of September 11 to September 17 as "Patriot Week". This concurrent resolution (1) expresses support for the designation of Patriot Week; and (2) recognizes that each generation should renew the spirit of the nat...
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2019-09-11
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHB3914IntroTo apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II. This bill declares that Congress apologizes on behalf of the nation for violations of the civil liberties and constitutional rights of Italian Americans during World War II.
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2019-08-15
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR465IntroExpressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBTQ Equality Day". This resolution expresses support for (1) equal rights and protections for all people, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity; and (2) the des...
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR464IntroEncouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U....
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR70IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the delegation of the legislative powers granted to Congress. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the delegation of the legislative powers g...
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB3482IntroTo amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive certain requirements for naturalization for American Samoan United States nationals to become United States citizens, and for other purposes.
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USHJR73IntroProposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the permissible sources of funding for elections for public office and State ballot measures.
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2019-07-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
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