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HCONRES 11 - Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through 2030.
02/03/2021 - Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 5.
...The resolution includes reconciliation instructions that direct 12 House committees to submit changes in laws within their jurisdictions that will increase the deficit over FY2021-FY2030 by no more than an amount specified for each committee. The committees must submit the legislation to the House Budget Committee by February 16, 2021.

(Under current law, reconciliation bills are considered by Congress using expedited legislative procedures that prevent a filibuster and restrict amendments in the Senate.)

The resolution establishes reserve funds that allow the chair of the House Budget Committee to revise committee allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels to accommodate (1) reconciliation legislation that complies with the instructions in this resolution, and (2) deficit-neutral legislation.

It also includes provisions that (1) exempt reconciliation legislation reported by the House Budget Committee under this resolution from the House pay-as-you-go ...

HCONRES 12 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This concurrent resolution calls for the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend that the Postmaster General issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Buffalo Soldiers.

HCONRES 13 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Recognizing the difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a Nation.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This concurrent resolution recognizes the difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a nation. The concurrent resolution also recognizes the need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to work to eliminate any health and benefit disparities for minority veterans.

HCONRES 8 - Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Honoring and memorializing the life and sacrifice of Officer Brian D. Sicknick.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

This concurrent resolution mourns the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and expresses the gratitude of the country for his courage and sacrifice. Further, the resolution directs the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate to select an appropriate memorial honoring Officer Sicknick to be located in the U.S. Capitol.

HJRES 13 - Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution requiring that each agency and department's funding is justified.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless (1) Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths vote of each chamber, and (2) total outlays do not exceed a specified percentage of the estimated gross domestic product of the United States. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber of Congress to increase revenue or increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The amendment also requires the President to submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. The President's budget must also include justifications and specified details regarding funding proposed for departments and agencies.

Congress may waive the requirements due to a declaration of war, a military conflict, an event that causes an ...

HJRES 15 - Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles and services.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

This joint resolution prohibits the proposed foreign military sale of certain defense articles and services to Saudi Arabia.

HJRES 2 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product of the United States, unless two-thirds of each chamber of Congress provides for a specific increase above this amount.

The amendment requires a two-thirds vote of each chamber of Congress to impose a new tax, increase the statutory rate of any tax, or increase the aggregate amount of revenue. It requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber to increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The President must submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts and 18% of the gross domestic product of the ...

HJRES 3 - Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment requires roll call votes of (1) three-fifths of each chamber of Congress to increase the public debt limit, and (2) a majority of each chamber for legislation increasing revenue.

It also requires the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.

Congress is authorized to waive these requirements when a declaration of war is in effect or if the United States is engaged in a military conflict which causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security.

HR 1 - Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
For the People Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 102 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Restoring Faith in Elections Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 1029 - William Gregory Steube
Free Veterans from Fees Act
10/20/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Free Veterans from Fees Act This bill waives the application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans special event at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs.

HR 109 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish the Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee to provide guidance regarding the implementation of and transition to an electronic health record system.

HR 110 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 112 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2021

This bill expands the availability of care for veterans at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and non-VA facilities.

Specifically, the bill requires the VA to furnish hospital care, medical services, and extended care services via providers under the Veterans Community Care Program to veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 50% or more who elect to receive care or services through a non-VA provider.

The bill requires the VA to extend the operating hours of its pharmacies.

The VA must enter into contracts with physicians and nurses to work at VA medical facilities during nights and weekends.

Finally, the bill authorizes the VA to provide for a best-practices peer review of each VA medical center by a nongovernmental hospital organization to evaluate the efficacy of the care provided at each center. VA medical centers with the longest wait times for appointments or the worst health ...

HR 116 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act

This bill requires that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, post-conflict reconstruction and development, police and military training, or refugee relief and assistance support the human rights of women and their full political, social, and economic participation.

HR 119 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Cyber Defense National Guard Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).

Cyber Defense National Guard Act

This bill requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress regarding the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Defense National Guard.

The report shall address topics including (1) the cost of creating a Cyber Defense National Guard, (2) the number of persons needed to defend critical U.S. infrastructure from a cyberattack, (3) the sources of potential members of the Cyber Defense National Guard, and (4) which federal government elements would be best equipped to train and manage the Cyber Defense National Guard.

HR 127 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 128 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
RAISE Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 143 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 147 - Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
BRAVE Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Bringing Registered Apprenticeships to Veterans Education Act or the BRAVE Act

This bill requires the Department of Labor, in the implementation of the Transition Assistance Program, to provide information concerning apprenticeship programs to members of the Armed Forces who are separating from active duty.

The bill expands an existing monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 GI Bill by authorizing the stipend to be used for other purposes.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in coordination with Labor, must establish a publicly accessible and user-friendly website on which veterans can find specified information about apprenticeship programs that are approved under VA education benefit provisions.

HR 148 - Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2021

This bill allows an employer a work opportunity tax credit for hiring the spouse or domestic partner of a member of the Armed Forces and requires the creation of programs for service members to pay for childcare on a pretax basis.

Specifically, an employer may receive a tax credit equal to 40% of a new employee's first-year wages if the employer hires a service member's spouse or domestic partner (as recognized under state law or by the Armed Forces). Currently, a similar tax credit exists for employers who hire certain disadvantaged individuals, including disadvantaged veterans.

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (with respect to the Coast Guard) must implement flexible spending arrangements that permit members of the Armed Forces to use basic pay and compensation to pay on a pretax basis for dependent childcare.

HR 1510 - David Bennett McKinley
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of cameras in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
11/16/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report on its policies and procedures relating to the usage and maintenance of video cameras for patient safety and law enforcement at VA medical facilities.

HR 156 - Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 163 - Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL)
Protect Patriot Spouses Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 165 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Improving Access to Homes for Heroes Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HR 171 - Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Commerce to establish for one year the Resilient Manufacturing Task Force. Among other duties, the task force shall (1) identify critical vulnerabilities in the supply chains of products and resources that are essential to U.S. economic security, with a particular focus on vulnerabilities that have been made worse by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019); and (2) develop specified plans to mitigate such vulnerabilities.

HR 181 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act

This bill addresses procurement procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, the bill requires the VA to record the amount of any cost savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding contracts reported in the Federal Procurement Data System (or successor systems).

The VA shall make available and use on a VA-wide basis the standardized procurement templates already used internally at certain VA offices.

HR 182 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veteran's Choice Accountability Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veteran's Choice Accountability Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to evaluate VA programs that furnish hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care to ensure that the most intensively used specialized care programs are maintained as centers of excellence. The bill also requires the VA to submit an evaluation of the VA's implementation of the VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act.

HR 183 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Collaboration Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veterans Collaboration Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program in states with the highest veteran populations to promote collaboration between the VA, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning.

The VA shall emphasize collaboration with (1) veterans service organizations that provide personnel with appropriate credentials to assist veterans in filing disability compensation claims and appeals with the VA, and (2) educational institutions that provide veterans with pro bono legal assistance.

HR 185 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Affairs Transfer of Information and Sharing of Disability Examination Procedures With DOD Doctors Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 204 - Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
STEM Opportunities Act
01/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

HR 2093 - Hakeem Sekou Jeffries
Veterans and Family Information Act
11/22/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-62.
Veterans and Family Information Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make all of its fact sheets available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and each of the 10 most commonly spoken languages not listed. The bill also requires the VA to establish a publicly available website that provides links to all VA fact sheets. Finally, the VA must report to Congress regarding the utilization of such fact sheets as well as the details of the Language Access Plan of the VA.

HR 217 - Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enforce the licensure requirement for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 234 - Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to treat certain individuals who served in Vietnam as a member of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea as a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States for purposes of the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 239 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 240 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependents in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs, and for other purposes.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 256 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HR 257 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

HR 291 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use on-site regulated medical waste treatment systems at certain Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 2911 - Michael Joseph Bost
VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021
11/22/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-63.
VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit a plan for obligating and expending covered funds, which are funds made available to the VA for response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill requires the VA to submit biweekly reports regarding obligations, expenditures, and planned uses of the funds until seven days after the VA has expended all covered funds. The Inspector General of the VA must submit reports examining the obligations and expenditures made using covered funds during the specified reporting period. Finally, the Government Accountability Office must submit an interim report and final report containing a review of obligations and expenditures made using covered funds.

HR 292 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire directors of the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 293 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications for the human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 303 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 307 - Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include the KIA, MIA, and POW acronyms on headstones and markers furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 333 - Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 342 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
To provide for the issuance of a PFC Garfield M. Langhorn Memorial Semipostal Stamp to Benefit our Veterans, and for other purposes.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 344 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an analysis of the need for women-specific programs that treat and rehabilitate women veterans with drug and alcohol dependency and to carry out a pilot program regarding such programs.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 345 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide abortion counseling to a veteran who has an unwanted pregnancy.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 3469 - Bradley Scott Schneider
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021
11/03/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021 This bill provides statutory authority for the Boots to Business Program, which provides entrepreneurship training to individuals including veterans and active members of the Armed Forces, to be administered by the Small Business Administration.

HR 3475 - Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr.
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic".
11/12/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-56.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Georgia, as the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic.

HR 35 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
To terminate the designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

This bill removes Pakistan's designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess U.S. defense supplies and participation in cooperative defense research and development projects.

The President may not redesignate Pakistan a major non-NATO ally without certifying that the country has taken various actions against the Haqqani Network, including continuing to conduct military actions against the Taliban-affiliated group and prosecuting its leaders.

HR 360 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to automate third-party health insurance billings and collections of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 364 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide eligibility for TRICARE Select to veterans with service-connected disabilities, and for other purposes.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 3665 - Michael Ted Levin
To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and to support the designation of a component of such medical center in honor of Kathleen Bruyere.
11/16/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that the VA should designate a prominent physical space within the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to honor Kathleen Mae Bruyere.

HR 3730 - Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes.
11/19/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States to provide advice and guidance to the VA on matters relating to veterans residing in American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Among other duties, the committee must advise the VA on how to improve its programs and services to better serve veterans living in the listed areas.

HR 389 - Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2021
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.

HR 39 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 4035 - Sheila Jackson Lee
Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021
10/28/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 4172 - Jason Anderson-Utley Crow
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the "Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic".
11/12/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-57.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be located in Aurora, Colorado, as the Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley Clinic.

HR 430 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from denying a veteran benefits administered by the Secretary by reason of the veteran participating in a State-approved marijuana program, and for other purposes.
01/21/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 4350 - David Adam Smith
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
11/19/2021 - S.Amdt.3867 Cloture motion on amendment SA 3867, as modified, presented in Senate.
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 This bill authorizes FY2022 appropriations for military activities and programs of the Department of Defense (e.g., personnel; research, development, test, and evaluation; and procurement of items such as aircraft, missiles, and ammunition). It also prescribes military personnel strengths for FY2022.

HR 447 - Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)
National Apprenticeship Act of 2021
02/05/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
...The bill provides statutory authority for the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within Labor. The OA's responsibilities include (1) supporting the development of apprenticeship models; (2) recognizing qualified state apprenticeship agencies, and operating apprenticeship offices in states without a recognized agency; (3) providing technical assistance to state agencies; (4) periodically updating requirements for each occupation in the apprenticeship program and determining whether to approve new occupations for the program; (5) promoting greater diversity in the national apprenticeship system; and (6) awarding grants provided under this bill.

The bill also establishes in statute the responsibilities of state apprenticeship agencies and offices, including (1) providing technical assistance to stakeholders, (2) resolving complaints, (3) establishing state performance goals, and (4) including in its written plan a description of how its apprenticeship programs align with the skills ...

HR 454 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA)
To render certain military parents eligible for adjustment of status, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 476 - Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)
Innovation Centers Acceleration Act
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

HR 492 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 499 - Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 51 - Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC)
Washington, D.C. Admission Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
...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 on an equal footing with the other states.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the commonwealth.

The bill applies current District laws to the commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings.

The commonwealth (1) shall consist of all District territory, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments, including the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building; and (2) may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits.

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HR 5293 - Frank John Mrvan
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021
09/30/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-42.

HR 5412 - Adam Bennett Schiff
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
10/28/2021 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114.

HR 5671 - Mark Allan Takano
To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish seasonal influenza vaccines to certain individuals, and for other purposes.
11/16/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 58 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Education and Labor, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 584 - Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)
To ensure that veterans receive timely and effective emergency treatment during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 617 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from charging veterans copayments for preventive services relating to COVID-19.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 637 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide retraining assistance to certain veterans unemployed by reason of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 67 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to report on the deaths of covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years, regardless of whether information relating to such deaths has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A covered veteran is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.

Among other elements, the report shall include the total number of covered veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death, as well as certain demographic information.

HR 68 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Housing Fairness Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2021 or the Housing Fairness Act of 2021

This bill expands efforts to detect and address housing discrimination.

Specifically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must conduct a nationwide testing program to (1) detect and document differences in the treatment of prospective renters, homebuyers, or mortgage borrowers; (2) measure patterns of adverse treatment because of the race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability status, or national origin of a renter, homebuyer, or borrower; and (3) measure the prevalence of such discriminatory practices across housing and mortgage lending markets.

The bill also reauthorizes through FY2025 the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, which supports organizatons that provide direct assistance to individuals who have been victims of housing discrimination.

Additionally, HUD shall implement a ...

HR 746 - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 765 - Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)
To require directors of medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit annual fact sheets to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the status of such facilities, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 78 - Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Legal Workforce Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 781 - Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of cable service and telephone service to charge veterans' organizations residential rates for such services, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 789 - Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount of certain payments during the emergency period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 797 - Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 Washington Avenue in Murrieta, California, as the ""Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office"".
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 Washington Avenue in Murrieta, California, as the ""Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office.""

HR 800 - Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to give preference to local contractors, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 845 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 855 - Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
To provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 876 - Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
To direct the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information to Department of Veterans Affairs medical center staff and homelessness service providers regarding the Coordinated Entry program, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 885 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for personal protective equipment to small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors, veterans' organizations, and farmers, among other entities, in any year in which the President declares a national emergency relating to COVID-19.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

HR 8899 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act
12/08/2020 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HR 8920 - Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]
The PASTEUR Act
12/09/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8957 - Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)
Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2020
12/14/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 8958 - Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)
Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act
12/14/2020 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 9064 - Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
To Amend and Improve Federal law regarding in the areas of immigration, health care, the Constitution, education, trade, veterans affairs, welfare, tax, and other matters.
12/31/2020 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, Agriculture, Oversight and Reform, Veterans' Affairs, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 910 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 912 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 913 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 914 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 958 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
To codify maternity care coordination programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 97 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HRES 10 - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/04/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 102 - Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HRES 18 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Honoring the life of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston as a World War I veteran, military surgeon, community doctor, and founder of the Elm Terrace/Abington Lansdale Hospital and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps (VMSC) ambulance corps.
01/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution honors the life of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston as a World War I veteran, military surgeon, community doctor, and founder of the Elm Terrace/Abington Lansdale Hospital and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps.

HRES 20 - Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Expressing support for the goals and ideals of ""National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"".
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

This resolution expresses support for National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. (Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the brain.)

HRES 25 - Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)
Directing the Committee on Ethics to investigate, and issue a report on, whether any and all actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress who sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution or the Rules of the House of Representatives, and should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

This resolution requires the House Committee on Ethics to investigate and report on whether (1) actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress seeking to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office; and (2) these Members should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives.

It also condemns all targeted and malicious efforts to disenfranchise Black, Brown, and Indigenous voters.

HRES 28 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ethics, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that President Donald Trump did knowingly and purposefully incite a violent and unlawful insurrection against the United States and that action should be taken to prosecute or sanction any individual who participated in or facilitated this insurrection, including Members of Congress. Further, the resolution urges the establishment of a commission to investigate all factors leading up to the breach of the U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Complex and to provide recommendations to prevent a similar event from occurring again.

HRES 45 - Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Korean American Day.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

HRES 47 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

HRES 49 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp series should be issued honoring women veterans, and that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp series be issued.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should issue a commemorative stamp series honoring women veterans.

HRES 50 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the naming of new or undedicated facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs after women veterans and minority veterans in order to reflect the diversity of all who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This resolution supports the naming of new or undedicated Department of Veterans Affairs facilities after women veterans and minority veterans to reflect the diversity of all who have served in the Armed Forces.

HRES 54 - Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA)
Reaffirming the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States must lead the world in preventing further nuclear proliferation, while also reducing and eventually eliminating all nuclear weapons.
01/21/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HRES 62 - Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/28/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 63 - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/28/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 64 - Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)
Recognizing that it is the duty of the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HRES 65 - Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's certified registered nurse anesthetists and their critical role in providing quality health care for the public, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 70 - Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
Honoring the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution honors the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron for his accomplishments on and off the baseball field and for defying racism and breaking down racial barriers in the fight for equality.

HRES 74 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

This resolution recognizes Black History Month as an important time to reflect on the significant contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States, including in the Armed Forces.

HRES 75 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Dominican Heritage Month.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution expresses support for the establishment of a Dominican Heritage Month to honor the Dominican people and their contributions.

HRES 80 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and their role in providing quality health care for the public.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 9 - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/04/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 92 - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
02/03/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 98 - Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN)
Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This resolution recognizes the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars for 100 years of dutiful service to veterans across Minnesota.

S 1031 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill requires 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) disability ratings determined by the VA, and (3) the rejection of fully developed claims for VA benefits. The GAO must also develop recommendations to facilitate better data collection on such disparities associated with race and ethnicity. Within one year, the GAO must brief Congress on the initial results of the study. The GAO must also submit a final report on the study following the briefing.

S 1064 - Robert Menendez
RENACER Act
11/01/2021 - S.Amdt.4132 Amendment SA 4132 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S 1095 - Gerald Wesley Moran
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to disapprove courses of education provided by public institutions of higher learning if such institutions charge a higher rate for tuition and fees than in-state tuition for individuals who are entitled to educational assistance under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance program.

S 1296 - Sherrod Campbell Brown
Daniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
Daniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly implement a five-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing specified counseling and services as part of the Transition Assistance Program for members of the Armed Forces as a means of reducing the incidence of suicide among veterans. Specifically, the pilot program would involve a three-hour counseling module and the provision of contact information for a counseling or similar facility in the locality where the veteran intends to reside. Additionally, the participating veterans must submit medical records in connection with their service in the Armed Forces, regardless of whether they intend to file a claim for benefits for a service-connected disability. Under the program, a social worker or behavioral health coordinator from the VA must contact the veteran within 90 days after the member is discharged or released from service to schedule a follow-up appointment. At least 10 DOD Transition Assistance Centers must be jointly selected to carry out the pilot program.

S 134 - Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a retraining assistance program for unemployed veterans, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 1664 - Amy Jean Klobuchar
Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Processing Claims Improvement Act of 2021
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Processing Claims Improvement Act of 2021 This bill 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 disorder (PTSD). Such claims processors will be required to participate in the training at least once a year starting in their second year of being a VA claims processor. The training program must be standardized at regional offices of the VBA and include instruction on stressor development and verification. The VBA must establish a formal process to annually analyze training needs based on identified processing error trends. Additionally, the VBA must establish a formal process to conduct annual studies to help guide the national training program for claims processors. Finally, the VBA must evaluate the guidance relating to PTSD to determine if updates are warranted to provide claims processors with better resources regarding best practices for claims processing, including specific guidance regarding development of claims involving compensation for service-connected PTSD.

S 1872 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act
10/27/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill provides for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.

S 1881 - Jacklyn Sheryl (Spektor) Rosen
Veteran Education Empowerment Act
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
Veteran Education Empowerment Act This bill reauthorizes through FY2029 and otherwise revises a Department of Education (ED) grant program for student veteran centers. Specifically, ED must make grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs to establish, maintain, improve, or operate a student veteran center. A student veteran center is a dedicated space on a campus that provides students who are veterans or members of the Armed Forces with (1) a lounge or meeting space for themselves, their spouses or partners, their children, and veterans in the community; and (2) a centralized office for student veteran services that serves as a single point of contact to coordinate comprehensive support services for student veterans.

S 189 - John Randolph Thune
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021
10/08/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-45.
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021 This bill requires 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 compensation for surviving spouses and children. Specifically, the VA must increase the amounts by the same percentage as the cost-of-living increase in benefits for Social Security recipients that is effective on December 1, 2021. The bill requires the VA to publish the amounts payable, as increased, in the Federal Register. The VA is authorized to make a similar adjustment to the rates of disability compensation payable to persons who have not received compensation for service-connected disability or death.

S 202 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
A bill to ensure that veterans receive timely and effective emergency treatment during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 219 - Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount of certain payments during the emergency period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 2274 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act
11/03/2021 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S 2386 - Richard Blumenthal
Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021
10/20/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

S 2526 - Daniel Scott Sullivan
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements for the planning, design, and construction of facilities to be operated as shared medical facilities, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

S 2761 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
Every Veteran Counts Act of 2021
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

S 2792 - John Francis Reed
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
10/20/2021 - S.Amdt.3863 Senate amendment submitted

S 3016 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
A bill to address out-of-pocket inequities related to military service uniforms, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3021 - Kyrsten Lea Sinema
A bill to provide non-medical counseling services for military families.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3025 - Raymond Jon Tester
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 3083 - Marsha (Wedgeworth) Blackburn
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve veterinary care for retired military working dogs, and for other purposes.
10/27/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3183 - Timothy Michael Kaine
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a program of the Department of Defense to carry out stormwater management projects on or related to military installations to improve the resilience of military installations and defense access roads and protect waterways and stormwater-stressed ecosystems.
11/04/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3210 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to Black veterans of World War II, and surviving spouses and certain direct descendants of such veterans, eligibility for certain housing loans and educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
11/15/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 4978 - Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Israel CENTCOM Reclassification Act
12/08/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Israel CENTCOM Reclassification Act

This bill requires the Department of Defense to direct a study on potentially transferring Israel from the area of responsibility of the U.S. European Command to the U.S. Central Command.

S 5001 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
GREEN Building Jobs Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 5002 - Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act of 2020

This bill requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to provide grants for Research Centers of Diagnostic Excellence to support research in diagnostic quality, safety, and value and establishes the federal Interagency Council on Improving Diagnosis in Health Care within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Research centers must use funds to conduct diagnostic safety and quality research, including high-impact research on novel solutions to reduce patient harm, and to support initiatives to improve diagnosis in medicine. Other activities may include developing and training the diagnostic research workforce and developing and validating measures to assess diagnostic errors.

S 5009 - Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Supporting More Nonprofits Through the PPP Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Supporting More Nonprofits Through the PPP Act of 2020

This bill expands the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to include certain entities that meet an alternative size standard.

S 5011 - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Economic Empowerment for Underserved Communities Act
12/11/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 5012 - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Holding Sexual Predators and Online Enablers Accountable Act of 2020
12/11/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S 796 - Ladda Tammy Duckworth Bowlsbey
Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes for veterans.

S 89 - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 894 - Michael K. Braun
Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consult with the Department of Defense to identify and refer members of the Armed Forces with health care occupations for employment with the VA during their separation from the Armed Forces. The VA must refer interested members to a recruiter for consideration of open positions in the member's specialty and geography of interest. Referrals must not be made earlier than one year before the member's separation from the Armed Forces.

S 94 - Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to hiring veterans who are receiving educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Defense.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

SCONRES 20 - Robert Menendez
A concurrent resolution condemning the October 25, 2021, military coup in Sudan and standing with the people of Sudan.
11/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

SCONRES 5 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through 2030.
02/03/2021 - Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S273-303, S304-314)
...The resolution includes reconciliation instructions that direct several House and Senate committees to submit changes in laws within their jurisdictions that will increase the deficit over FY2021-FY2030 by no more than an amount specified for each committee. The committees must submit the legislation to their respective budget committees by February 16, 2021.

(Under current law, reconciliation bills are considered by Congress using expedited legislative procedures that prevent a filibuster and restrict amendments in the Senate.)

The resolution establishes reserve funds that allow (1) the chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees to revise committee allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels to accommodate reconciliation legislation that complies with the instructions in this resolution; and (2) the chair of the House Budget Committee to make similar adjustments for deficit-neutral legislation.

The resolution also exempts reconciliation legislation ...

SJRES 6 - Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
02/03/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product of the United States, unless two-thirds of each chamber of Congress provides for a specific increase above this amount.

The amendment requires a two-thirds vote of each chamber of Congress to impose a new tax, increase the statutory rate of any tax, or increase the aggregate amount of revenue. It requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber to increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The President must submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts and 18% of the gross domestic product of the ...

SRES 22 - Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
A resolution reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador and recognizing the restoration and advancement of economic relations, security, and development opportunities in both nations.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S203-204)

This resolution reaffirms the Senate's commitment to the historic partnership between the United States and Ecuador, and it supports actions to strengthen this bilateral relationship. Further, it recognizes President Moreno and his administration for committing to democratic values and commends President Moreno for taking steps to protect freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Ecuador.

SRES 23 - Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron.
02/02/2021 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 01/28/2021 CR S204)

This resolution honors the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron for his accomplishments on and off the baseball field and for defying racism and breaking down racial barriers in the fight for equality.

SRES 24 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
A resolution supporting efforts by the Government and people of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability.
02/02/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S252-253)

This resolution reaffirms support for the people of Colombia in their pursuit of peace, lauds efforts to bring an end to Colombia's internal armed conflict, and reaffirms the partnership between the governments of the United States and Colombia on issues of mutual interest.

SRES 26 - Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and national security of the United States and allies and partners of the United States around the world.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: S320-321)

SRES 28 - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
A resolution to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
02/03/2021 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S303; text: CR S322)

SRES 32 - Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
A resolution to constitute the minority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
02/03/2021 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S409; text: CR S323)

SRES 35 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
A resolution condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military's detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate and unconditional release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S487-488)

SRES 45 - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S581-582)