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USSB578EngrossALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019 This bill eliminates the five-month waiting period for Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a progressive neurodegenerative disease, also...
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2020-12-03
Held at the desk.
USSB4900IntroDaniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act
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2020-11-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR765IntroA resolution calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed, and designating October 2020 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month". This re...
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2020-11-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR 10/26/2020 S6602)
USSB4800IntroThe Heroes Act
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2020-11-09
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 581.
USHR1206IntroCalling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed, and supporting the designation of October 2020 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month". Th...
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2020-10-27
To House Education and Labor Committee
USSB4838IntroUnited States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act This bill establishes a grant program for collaborative efforts between the United States and Israel to advance research on post-traumatic stress disorders. The Department of Defense, in coordinati...
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2020-10-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6813EngrossPromoting Alzheimer's Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review and update, if necessary, certain best practices, replication guides, and other training materials for law enforcement, judicial o...
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2020-10-19
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 571.
USSB785PassCommander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care. TITLE I--I...
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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-171. (TXT | PDF)
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.
USHB8406IntroThe Heroes Act
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2020-09-29
To House Appropriations Committee
USHR1127IntroSupporting the designation of September 18, 2020, as "National Concussion Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of National Concussion Awareness Day.
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2020-09-18
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB8306IntroVeterans National Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to furnish, under the Veterans Community Care Program, hyperbaric oxygen therapy to veterans with traumatic brai...
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2020-09-17
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR708IntroA resolution supporting the designation of September 18, 2020, as "National Concussion Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of National Concussion Awareness Day on September 18, 2020, and encourages efforts to mitigate the adverse...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR698IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month".
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2020-09-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5676; text: CR S5654)
USSB332IntroAgent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019 This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to brief Congress and report on the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide benefits to veterans who served in the Republic...
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 535.
USSB3235IntroVeterans Posttraumatic Growth Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a two-year pilot program to study the effectiveness of nonprofit post-traumatic growth programs to determine (1) the outcomes of such programs in ...
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 543.
USSB4583IntroCARE for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2020 Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2020 This bill requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate NIH research on Tourette syndrome. The NI...
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2020-09-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHR1108IntroExpressing support for designation of the week of September 13, 2020, through September 20, 2020, as "Balance Awareness Week". This resolution expresses support for the designation of Balance Awareness Week and recognizes the importance of raising pu...
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2020-09-14
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7504IntroVA Clinical TEAM Culture Act of 2020 VA Clinical Training in Evidence-based treatments And Military Culture Act of 2020
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2020-09-10
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB8149IntroVA Precision Medicine Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the Precision Medicine for Veterans Initiative to identify and validate brain and mental health biomarkers among veterans, with specific consideration f...
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2020-09-10
Committee Hearings Held.
USHB8114IntroEmergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020 This bill establishes a series of requirements relating to the quality of care provided in nursing and long-term care facilities, specifically with respect to COVID-19 (i.e., co...
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2020-08-25
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3703EngrossPromoting Alzheimer's Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review and update, if necessary, certain best practices, replication guides, and other training materials for law enforcement, judicial o...
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2020-08-14
Held at the desk.
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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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR617IntroA resolution designating July 22, 2020, as "Glioblastoma Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of Glioblastoma Awareness Day. (Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor.)
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2020-07-22
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 06/15/2020 S2975)
USSB4182IntroEmergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020 This bill establishes a series of requirements relating to the quality of care provided in nursing and long-term care facilities, specifically with respect to COVID-19 (i.e., co...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR618IntroA resolution designating June 2020 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month" and June 27, 2020, as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day". This resolution designates June 2020 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and Ju...
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2020-06-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/15/2020 CR S2975-2976)
USSB3414PassMajor Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out specified major medical facility projects during FY2020. The bill also indicates the maximum amount that can be spent on each projec...
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2020-06-16
Became Public Law No: 116-144. (TXT | PDF)
USHR1006IntroExpressing support for the designation of the month of June 2020 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month" and June 27, 2020, as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of Natio...
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2020-06-15
To House Armed Services Committee
USHR1004IntroExpressing support for the designation of July 22, 2020, as "Glioblastoma Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of Glioblastoma Awareness Day. (Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor.)
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2020-06-15
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7071IntroAccelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act This bill establishes a grant program, as well as a new center within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to facilitate access to investigational therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such ...
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2020-06-01
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB7057IntroU.C.S. ME/CFS Act Understanding COVID-19 Subsets and ME/CFS Act
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2020-05-28
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHR980IntroExpressing support for designation of May 2020 as "National Brain Tumor Awareness Month". This resolution supports the designation of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month and encourages efforts to improve the quality of life and the long-term prognos...
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2020-05-26
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSR588IntroA resolution designating May 2020 as "ALS Awareness Month". This resolution designates May 2020 as ALS Awareness Month and commends efforts to improve the quality and length of life for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a prog...
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507-2508)
USSR587IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of May 17, 2020, as "DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day" to raise awareness of and encourage research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumors and pediatric cancers in general. This resolut...
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2508; text: CR S2507)
USHR970IntroSupporting the designation of May 2020 as "ALS Awareness Month". This resolution supports the designation of ALS Awareness Month and commends efforts to improve the quality and length of life for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS...
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2020-05-15
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB3720IntroCOVID-19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020
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2020-05-13
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
USSR562IntroA resolution designating March 25, 2020, as "National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day". This resolution designates National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day and encourages individuals in the United States to increase their awareness of the condition.
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2020-05-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2296-2297; text: CR S2294)
USSB3613IntroA bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to strengthen existing benefits for certain descendants of veterans exposed to herbicide agents, and for other purposes.
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2020-05-05
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB6537IntroFIRST Act Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and security Together Act This bill imposes requirements during a communicable disease-related national emergency, such as requiring the release of certain aliens in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcem...
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2020-04-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB6489IntroTo improve military family readiness.
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2020-04-10
To House Armed Services Committee
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
USHB4334PassDignity in Aging Act of 2019 This bill establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor relating to care for the elderly. Among other things, the bill reau...
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2020-03-25
Became Public Law No: 116-131. (TXT | PDF)
USHB712IntroVA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a clinical trial of the effects of medical-grade cannabis on the health outcomes of covered veterans diagnosed with chronic pain, and als...
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2020-03-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
USSB3444IntroFair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020 This bill provides a presumption of service-connection for Parkinsonism, bladder cancer, hypertension, and hypothyroidism for veterans exposed to certain herbicide agents while serving in Vietnam. Under a pr...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB6051IntroREAD Act Reading Early and Addressing Dyslexia Act
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2020-03-02
To House Education and Labor Committee
USHB5867IntroSTOP Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse Act Setting Treatment Options and Practices for Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete the development of clinical practice guidelines fo...
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2020-03-02
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5774IntroVeterans HOPE Act Veterans Heroin Overdose Prevention Examination Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete a review of the deaths of all covered veterans who died from opioid overdoses during the five-year period pre...
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2020-03-02
To House Subcommittee on Health
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