U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for July 27 – 31, 2020.

When:
July 31, 2020 @ 4:11 am – August 7, 2020 @ 5:11 am
2020-07-31T04:11:00-05:00
2020-08-07T05:11:00-05:00

    • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and Govtrack)
    • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
      • 17,715 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
      • This week, our representatives voted on 7 bills and 1 resolution.
      • See additional votes on rules and amendments here. Navigate the days with the calendar feature on the top of the linked page.
      • Laws from the 116th Congress: 150 bills signed by the President

     

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE

H.R. 7027 – Child Care Is Essential Act (Rep. DeLauro  Appropriations/Education and Labor). This bill establishes and provides $50 billion in appropriations for the Child Care Stabilization Fund to award grants to child care providers during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency. The bill establishes the fund within the existing Department of Health and Human Services Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program, and the grants must be administered by the existing CCDBG lead agencies of states, tribes, or territories. Child care providers that are currently open or temporarily closed due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive grant awards, which are based on the provider’s operating costs before the COVID-19 public health emergency and adjusted to account for the increased costs of providing child care as a result of COVID-19. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 249 – 163 (Roll no. 171).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Nay
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips –  Yea                   
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Nay
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Nay

H.R. 7327 – Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations/Ways and Means). This bill provides additional funding in FY2020 for taxpayer services, social services block grants, and infrastructure grants to improve child care safety, including needs assessments. The bill adds and modifies certain tax provisions.  The bill increases funding (1) in FY2020-FY2024 for the general child care entitlement under the Social Security Act, and (2) for child care services for the children of essential workers. The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct an immediate needs assessment of the condition of child care facilities throughout the United States and authorizes HHS to award grants to acquire, construct, renovate, or improve child care facilities, including expanding facilities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 250 – 161 (Roll no. 172).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Nay
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                    
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Nay
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Yea

H.R. 7617 – Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule).

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 197 (Roll no. 178).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Nay
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                   
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Nay
    • Emmer – Nay
    • Peterson – Nay
    • Stauber – Nay

S. 2163 – Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (Sen. Rubio/Rep. Wilson – Judiciary). This bill establishes the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys within the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Office of the Staff Director to conduct a systematic study of the conditions affecting black men and boys. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 – 1 (Roll no. 167).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – No Vote
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                     
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – Yea
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – No Vote

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION

H.R. 2420 – National Museum of the American Latino Act, as amended (Rep. Serrano – House Administration). This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. The purposes of the museum are to (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States; (2) provide for the collection, study, research, publication, and establishment of exhibitions and programs related to Latino life, art, history, and culture; and (3) provide for collaboration with Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers and other museums and educational institutions in the United States and abroad to promote the study and appreciation of Latino life, art, history, culture, and its impact on society in the United States. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 4686 – Sami’s Law, as amended (Rep. Smith (NJ) – Transportation and Infrastructure). This bill directs the Department of Transportation to withhold specified graduated percentages of a state’s apportionment of certain federal-aid highway funds if the state has not enacted and is not enforcing certain transportation network company (TNC) vehicle identification laws. A “transportation network company” is an entity that uses a digital network to connect riders to drivers affiliated with the entity to transport the rider using a vehicle owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by the driver to a point chosen by the rider. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 7575Water Resources Development Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure). To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H. Res. 1046 – Supporting the designation of August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month. (Cosponsors)

H. Res. 1074 – In the matter of allegations relating to Representative David Schweikert (Rep. Deutch – Ethics).

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