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USSB1116Intro
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Provides federal workers' compensation to firefighters who contract certain illnesses as a result of their service. Specifically, the bill provides that (1) heart disease, lung disease, and specified cancers of federal employees employed in fire prot...
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2022-05-25
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHB3967Engross
50%
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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2022-05-25
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 388.
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
USSB3969Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to distribute Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) program grants to the protection and advocacy systems of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the American Indian co...
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2022-03-31
Held at the desk.
USHB2954Engross
50%
Makes various changes with respect to employer-sponsored retirement plans, including providing for the automatic enrollment of employees in certain plans and increasing the age at which participants are required to begin receiving mandatory distribut...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USHR993Intro
25%
This resolution recognizes the important role of local nutrition programs supported through the Older Americans Act of 1965 in addressing senior hunger, malnutrition, and isolation.
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2022-03-18
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB3114Intro
25%
Establishes a conclusive presumption that certain workers diagnosed with COVID-19 are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). It also provides funding to reimburse employers for cos...
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2022-03-16
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 21.
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.
USHB6989Intro
25%
To address the homelessness and housing crises, to move toward the goal of providing for a home for all Americans, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-09
To House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
USSB3788Intro
25%
A bill to address the homelessness and housing crises, to move toward the goal of providing for a home for all Americans, and for other purposes.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB6924Intro
25%
Suspends payroll taxes (i.e., employment and self-employment taxes) in 2021 and 2022. The bill requires the transfer of funds from the Treasury to the Old-Age and Survivors Trust Fund, the Disability Trust Fund, and the Social Security Equivalent Ben...
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2022-03-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB3726Intro
25%
A bill to address research on, and improve access to, supportive services for individuals with long COVID.
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2022-03-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6860Intro
25%
Prohibits government entities and insurance providers from denying community-based services to individuals with disabilities that require long-term service or support that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent...
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2022-02-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
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.
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
USHB6583Intro
25%
To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the disability insurance benefits waiting period for individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-03
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB3575Intro
25%
A bill to amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the disability insurance benefits waiting period for individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-03
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6411Intro
25%
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the mental health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2022-02-02
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB3502Intro
25%
Establishes an Office of Civil Rights, Equity, and Community Inclusion within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The office shall be responsible for improving underserved community access to disaster assistance and improving the quality ...
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2022-02-02
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USHB6558Intro
25%
Prohibits requiring voters to present vaccine passports or other information regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status, and also restricts masking requirements, for voting in federal elections. Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for any state...
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2022-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB5746Engross
50%
Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, campaign finance, and voting rights. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g....
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2022-01-19
Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Record Vote No. 9) withdrawn in Senate.
USSB3485Intro
25%
Prohibits requiring voters to present vaccine passports or other information regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status, and also restricts masking requirements, for voting in federal elections. Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for any state...
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2022-01-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB6231Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the feasibility and advisability of establishing a five-year pilot program to provide assistance to entities that provide aid to veterans applying for compensation for a service-connected disa...
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2022-01-06
To House Subcommittee on Health
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)
USSB3417Intro
25%
Prohibits government entities and insurance providers from denying community-based services to individuals with disabilities that require long-term service or support that would enable such individuals to live in the community and lead an independent...
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2021-12-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3293Intro
25%
A bill to expand access of veterans to mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-12-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1664Intro
25%
Requires the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to update an ongoing national training program for claims processors who review compensation claims for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorde...
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2021-12-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1031PassRequires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to assess whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to (1) compensation benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), (2) d...
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2021-11-30
Became Public Law No: 117-66. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5574Engross
50%
Directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a plan to ensure that TSA material disseminated in major airports is better understood by people accessing such airports, including by foreign language speakers and people with visio...
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2021-11-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1511PassMakes changes to the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program. The PSOB program provides death, disability, and education benefits to public safety officers and survivors of public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty or permanen...
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2021-11-18
Became Public Law No: 117-61. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3047Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing assistance to eligible recipients to establish or maintain programs that assist veterans applying for comp...
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2021-11-17
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USHB2936Intro
25%
Makes changes to the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program. The PSOB program provides death, disability, and education benefits to public safety officers and survivors of public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty or permanen...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSR443Intro
25%
This resolution establishes the McCain-Mansfield Fellowship Program for wounded or disabled veterans. Under the program, qualifying individuals may serve a 24-month fellowship in the office of a Senator. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administrati...
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2021-11-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8055; text: CR S7799)
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
USSB2747Intro
25%
Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail ...
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2021-10-20
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2747 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 420) entered in Senate.
USSB2998Intro
25%
Prohibits the Social Security Administration from requiring vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of receiving Social Security retirement, disability, or survivor benefits. The prohibition also applies to receipt of Supplemental Security Income...
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2021-10-19
To Senate Finance Committee
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
USSB189PassRequires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase the amounts payable for wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensat...
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2021-10-08
Became Public Law No: 117-45. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2810Intro
25%
Extends until December 31, 2031, the excise tax on coal from U.S. mines. This tax is a source of funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.
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2021-09-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2792Intro
25%
Authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities for FY2022 and addresses related issues. For example, the bill provides or extends procurement authority for certain helicopters and amphibious shipbuilding programs; requires DOD to establish executi...
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2021-09-22
An errata sheet on written report No. 117-39 was printed.
USSB2093Intro
25%
Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-09-15
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (CR S6516-6517)
USHB1448PassImplements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to provide canine training to eligible veterans diagnosed wi...
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2021-08-25
Became Public Law No: 117-37. (TXT | PDF)
USSCR14Engross
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This concurrent resolution establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2022, sets forth budgetary levels for FY2023-FY2031, and provides reconciliation instructions for legislation that increases the deficit. The resolution ...
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2021-08-24
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 601, S. Con. Res. 14 is considered passed House. (text: CR H4372-4384)
USSB1Intro
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Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-08-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.
USSR348Intro
25%
This resolution addresses issues related to individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the resolution recognizes the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the enactment of the Americans with Disabilitie...
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2021-08-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6106; text: CR S6114-6115)
USSB2401Intro
25%
Reauthorizes through FY2026, modifies the funding allocations for, and makes administrative and other changes to programs that increase access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities. An ass...
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2021-08-07
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 121.
USSB2658Intro
25%
Establishes programs and requirements to assist individuals with disabilities and older adults (age 50 or older) with disaster preparedness. Among other provisions, the bill requires the establishment of an advisory committee that includes disabled i...
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2021-08-05
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2592Intro
25%
A bill to require the Bureau of Prisons to submit to Congress an annual summary report of disaster damage, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4502Engross
50%
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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2021-08-03
Received in the Senate.
USHB4826Intro
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Provides rights and protections for domestic workers (e.g., housekeepers, nannies, caretakers, personal assistants, and chauffeurs), including pay and leave rights, and health and safety protections. Specifically, the bill repeals the exemption of do...
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2021-07-30
To House Subcommittee on Health
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