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July Monthly Legislative Wrap Up

August 2, 2019

July Legislative Updates

LEGISLATION UPDATES

H.R. 1850 the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2019. This bill imposes sanctions with respect to foreign support for Palestinian terrorism, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast: Passed the House

H.R. 2331 the SBA Cyber Awareness Act. This bill requires an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow: Passed House and received in the Senate

H.R. 3153 the EFFORT Act. This bill directs the National Science Foundation to support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jim Baird: Passed the House 
 

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R. 3640 the Housing Access for Blind Veterans Act. This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assist blind veterans who have not lost use of a leg in acquiring specially adapted housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R. 3659 Danny's Law. This bill establishes an Anti-Bullying Roundtable to study bullying in elementary and secondary schools in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Max Rose

H.R. 3749 the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act. This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to entities that provide legal services for homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Greg Steube, and Rep. Michael Waltz


H.R. 3759 the Defending America's 5G Future Act. This bill prohibits United States persons from dealing in certain information and communications technology or services from foreign adversaries and to require the approval of Congress to terminate certain export controls in effect with respect to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta


H.R. 3774 the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2019. This bill amends the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Baird
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow


H.R. 3828 the Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas Act of 2019. This bill requires the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the research, development, and demonstration of commercially viable technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide produced during the generation of natural gas-generated power.
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Crenshaw
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb


H.R. 3908 To increase the long-term fiscal accountability of direct spending legislation.
Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R. 3919 To require research in coastal sustainability and resilience, to ensure that the Federal Government continues to implement and advance coastal resiliency efforts, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R. 3938 To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that children of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be preference eligible for purposes of appointments in the civil service, and for other purpose.
Sponsored by Rep. Van Taylor
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Jim Baird, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Elaine Luria, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Rep. Greg Steube, and Rep. Michael Waltz


H.J.Res. 72 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to “Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits”.
Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Jimmay Panetta, and Rep. Max Rose 

H.Res. 508 Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Baird

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R. 3607 the Fossil Energy Research and Development Act of 2019. This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct Federal research in fossil energy and to promote the development and demonstration of environmentally responsible coal and natural gas technologies, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb 

H.R.3608 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive in-state tuition using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R. 3609 the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019. This bill provides for a program of wind energy research, development, and demonstration, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R. 3722 the Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019. This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a Joint Task Force to enhance integration of the Department of Homeland Security's border security operations to detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics, such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, from entering the United States, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Max Rose

H.R. 3735 the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act. The bill requires the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide information on suicide rates in law enforcement, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R. 3744 the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2019. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R. 3758 the Small Community Transit Improvement Act of 2019. This bill amends title 49, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to small transit intensive cities, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R. 3761 the Protecting Access to Student Transcripts (PAST) Act of 2019. This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit institutions of higher education from denying students access to transcripts because of loan default.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R. 3778 the Cady Housh and Gemesha Thomas Student Suicide Prevention Act of 2019. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain grants (for youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies) to be used for school personnel in elementary and secondary schools and students in secondary schools to receive student suicide awareness and prevention training, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Max Rose

H.R. 3827 To promote and support collaboration between Hispanic-serving institutions and Hispanic-serving school districts, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R. 3829 the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2019. This bill requires a certain percentage of natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on United States-built and United States-flag vessels, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jared Golden and Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R. 3833 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the automatic recertification of income for income-driven repayment plans, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R. 3872 the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019. This bill reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program. 
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R. 3909 To amend subpart 2 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to authorize grants to eligible entities to develop and implement statewide or tribal post-adoption and post-legal guardianship mental health service programs for all children who are adopted or placed in legal guardianship, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R. 4032 To Require the Corps of Engineers to carry out an assessment of the resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline, and for other purposes. 
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

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