U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for February 3-7, 2020.

When:
February 8, 2020 @ 4:11 am – February 15, 2020 @ 5:11 am
2020-02-08T04:11:00-06:00
2020-02-15T05:11:00-06:00

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and Govtrack)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
    • 12,740 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
    • This week, our representatives voted on 21 bills and 4 resolutions.
    • See additional votes on rules and amendments here. Navigate the days at the bottom of the linked page.
    • Laws from the 116th Congress: 114 bills signed by the President

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE

H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule). This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections to union workers. 218 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule). Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 826 – Legislation Related to the Administration’s Proposed Guidance on Medicaid Funding. Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid.

H.R. 4044 – Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, as amended (Rep. Malinowski – Transportation and Infrastructure). This bill reauthorizes the National Estuary Program for FY2022-FY2026. The bill revises the program, including by specifying that entities able to address issues related to coastal resiliency, stormwater runoff, or accelerated land loss are eligible for grants. 26 Cosponsors

  • Passed (2/3 required): 355 – 62 (Roll no. 35).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea               
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Nay
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

H.R. 4031 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 (Rep. Joyce – Transportation and Infrastructure). This bill reauthorizes through FY2026 the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 49 Cosponsors Including Representative Craig.

  • Passed (2/3 required): 373 – 45 (Roll no. 36).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea               
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

H.R. 2382 – USPS Fairness Act (Rep. DeFazio – Oversight and Reform). This bill repeals the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service annually prepay future retirement health benefits. 301 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

  • Passed (2/3 required): 309 – 106 (Roll no. 37).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Yea
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea               
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION

Veteran’s Affairs

H.R. 4305 – PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act (Rep. Stivers – Veterans’ Affairs). To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy. 317 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R. 1132 – San Francisco Bay Restoration Program, as amended (Rep. Speier – Transportation and Infrastructure). To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay. 11 Cosponsors

H.R. 2247 – PUGET SOS Act, as amended (Rep. Heck – Transportation and Infrastructure). To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide assistance for programs and activities to protect the water quality of Puget Sound, and for other purposes. 6 Cosponsors

H.R. 1620 – Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act, as amended (Rep. Luria – Transportation and Infrastructure). This bill reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Program through FY2024. 19 Cosponsors

H.R. 4275 – To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Graves (LA) – Transportation and Infrastructure). This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program. 1 Cosponsor

Oversight and Reform

H.R. 3830 – Taxpayer Right-to-Know Act, as amended (Rep. Walberg – Oversight and Reform). To provide taxpayers with an improved understanding of Government programs through the disclosure of cost, performance, and areas of duplication among them, leverage existing data to achieve a functional Federal program inventory, and for other purposes. 6 Cosponsors

H.R. 3941 – FedRAMP Authorization Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform). To enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations, and for other purposes. 2 Cosponsors.

S. 375 – Payment Information Integrity Act of 2019 (Sen. Carper – Oversight and Reform). To amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees. To improve efforts to identify and reduce Governmentwide improper payments, and for other purposes. 3 Cosponsors

S. 394 – Presidential Transition Act Enhancement Act of 2019 (Sen. Johnson – Oversight and Reform). To amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to improve the orderly transfer of the executive power during Presidential transitions. 3 Cosponsors

H.R. 5214 – Representative Payee Fraud Protection Act of 2019 (Rep. Tlaib – Oversight and Reform). To amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees. 1 Cosponsor

H. Res. 812 — Making a technical correction to the SFC Sean Cooley and SPC Christopher Horton Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program Act.

S.J. Res. 65— “Providing for the reappointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.”

S.J. Res. 67 — “Providing for the reappointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.”

Post Office Designations

H.R. 3976 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Aretha Franklin Post Office Building” (Rep. Lawrence – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4794 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building” (Rep. Rose – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4981 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2505 Derita Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the “Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office” (Rep. Adams – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 5037 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3703 North Main Street in Farmville, North Carolina, as the “Walter B. Jones, Jr. Post Office” (Rep. Murphy (NC) – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 3317 – To permit the Scipio A. Jones Post Office in Little Rock, Arkansas, to accept and display a portrait of Scipio A. Jones, and for other purposes (Rep. Hill – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4279 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 445 Main Street in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, as the “Melinda Gene Piccotti Post Office” (Rep. Keller – Oversight and Reform)

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