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USHB7120EngrossGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to e...
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2020-07-02
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
USSB4049IntroNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 This bill authorizes FY2021 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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2020-07-02
Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (CR S4197)
USHB5855IntroBipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for specified trauma centers and nonprofits to establish or expand intervention or prevention programs rel...
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2020-06-30
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB2163EngrossCommission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act This bill establishes the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys within the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Office of the Staff Director to conduct a systematic study of the con...
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2020-06-29
Held at the desk.
USSB3985IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-24
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 126) entered in Senate.
USSB712EngrossRobert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act This bill establishes various entities and procedures to address the wrongful detainment of U.S. nationals abroad.
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2020-06-18
Held at the desk.
USHB7206IntroExcessive Force Prevention and Accountability Act of 2020
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2020-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR454IntroA resolution calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. This resolution condemns the conviction, sentenci...
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2020-06-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2921-2922; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S2922)
USSB3912IntroJustice in Policing Act of 2020
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2020-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB6800EngrossThe Heroes 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. Among other things, the bill provides FY2020 emergency...
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2020-06-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 455.
USHR987IntroRaising awareness regarding period poverty. This resolution encourages the observation of National Period Awareness Week and Menstrual Hygiene Day. It also recognizes the efforts of individuals and entities to support those struggling with period pov...
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2020-05-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6900IntroEmergency GRACE Act Emergency Grants of Release And Compassion Effectively Act of 2020
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2020-05-15
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3720IntroCOVID-19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020
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2020-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3698IntroEmergency GRACE Act Emergency Grants of Release And Compassion Effectively Act of 2020
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2020-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3646IntroEmergency Community Supervision Act This bill establishes measures to reduce the number of individuals in federal custody during a national emergency relating to a communicable disease. Specifically, it does the following: requires certain categories...
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2020-05-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB6678IntroFederal Prisons Accountability Act of 2020
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2020-05-01
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6637IntroHealth Equity and Accountability Act of 2020
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2020-04-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB6427IntroPANDEMIC Act of 2020 Pausing All New Detention and Ending Movement of Inmates for Coronavirus Act of 2020 This bill limits the transfer of prisoners between facilities during the public health emergency declared on January 31, 2020, relating to COVID...
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2020-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB748PassMiddle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 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. DIVISION A--KEEPI...
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2020-03-31
POSITION STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORD - The Chair announced that all Members may have five legislative days in which to include their stated position on the voice vote on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, and those statements will appear in the appropriate point in the Record. Agreed to without objection.
USHB6142IntroBlack Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations. HHS must (1) establish task forces to address social det...
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2020-03-30
To House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
USHB6414IntroCOVID-19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020 This bill establishes a new grant program to help states and local governments prevent, detect, and stop the spread of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) in correctional facilities....
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2020-03-27
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6400IntroEmergency Community Supervision Act This bill establishes measures to reduce the number of individuals in federal custody during a national emergency relating to a communicable disease. Specifically, it does the following: requires certain categories...
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2020-03-26
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB3579IntroEmergency Community Supervision Act This bill establishes measures to reduce the number of individuals in federal custody during a national emergency relating to a communicable disease. Specifically, it does the following: requires certain categories...
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2020-03-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB6389IntroMartha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act This bill establishes requirements related to certain charges, practices, classifications, or regulations in connection with confinement facility communications services. Specifically, the bill requires the Fede...
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2020-03-25
To House Energy And Commerce 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
USHB6309IntroNatural Disaster Safe Inmate Relocation Act This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage states and localities that receive assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to adopt...
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2020-03-20
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USSB3481IntroCorrect the Census Count Act This bill requires the Department of Commerce, beginning with the 2030 decennial census, to attribute an individual incarcerated in a correctional center to such individual's last place of residence before incarceration.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3467IntroTRACER Act Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act
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2020-03-12
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USHB5909IntroCrisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020
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2020-03-10
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5973IntroTo direct the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to establish a pilot program to help State prisons and local jails improve the documentation of incarcerated veterans. This bill directs the Department of Justice...
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2020-03-10
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSB3424IntroBlack Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations. HHS must (1) establish task forces to address social det...
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2020-03-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6129IntroJustice for Incarcerated Moms Act
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2020-03-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1611IntroRobert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act This bill establishes various entities and procedures to address the wrongful detainment of U.S. nationals abroad.
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB3375IntroState Justice Improvement Act
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB6061IntroState Justice Improvement Act
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6055IntroCommunity Reentry Act of 2020 This bill modifies requirements with respect to the prerelease placement of inmates in residential reentry centers. Specifically, it requires the Bureau of Prisons to place a prisoner in a residential reentry center that...
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2020-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6054IntroREPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2020 Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2020 This bill concerns the burdens that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations may place upon people living with human...
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2020-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR868IntroCondemning the comments of Senator and Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), disregarding the history of systemic human rights abuses, forced indoctrination, and authoritarian actions of the literacy and education polici...
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2020-02-27
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB3312IntroCrisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5546IntroEffective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported.
USHB1076IntroFair Chance Act Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019
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2020-01-24
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 301.
USHB3068IntroOffshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to award offshore wind career training grants to institutions of higher education or labor organizations to develop, offer, or improve educational or career tr...
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2020-01-15
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 13.
USHB5078EngrossPrison to Proprietorship Act This bill directs the Small Business Administration, in coordination with the Bureau of Prisons, to require women's business centers and small-business development centers to provide entrepreneurship counseling and traini...
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2020-01-13
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USHB5065EngrossPrison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act This bill directs the Small Business Administration, in coordination with the Bureau of Prisons, to require the Service Corps of Retired Executives to provide entrepreneurship counseling and trai...
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2020-01-09
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USHB4018EngrossTo provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes. This bill modifies the el...
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2019-12-19
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 392.
USHR747IntroAcknowledging that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy in achieving the goal of reducing drug use, and for the House of Representatives to apologize to the individuals and communities that were victimized by this policy.
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2019-12-19
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHR774IntroCalling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist José Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of José Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. This resolution condemns the imprisonment of Cuban democracy...
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2019-12-19
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR698IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance of assisting justice-involved veterans. This resolution supports the expansion of the veterans treatment court program, encourages deeper studies into the efficacy of such program...
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2019-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB4970IntroEnd For-Profit Prisons Act of 2019
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2019-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB5087IntroPrivate Prison Information Act of 2019 This bill specifies that a record related to a non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility must be considered a federal agency record for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A non-fede...
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2019-12-18
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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