U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for June 22-26, 2020.

June 26, 2020 @ 4:11 am – July 3, 2020 @ 5:11 am

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and Govtrack)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
    • 16,487 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
    • This week, our representatives voted on 5 bills and 1 veto message/resolution.
    • See additional votes on rules and amendments here. Navigate the days at the bottom of the linked page.
    • Laws from the 116th Congress: 145 bills signed by the President


H.R. 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (Rep. Bass – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule). This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to enhance transparency and data collection, and to eliminate discriminatory policing practices. (Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

H.R. 51 – Washington, D.C. Admission Act (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform) (Subject to a Rule). 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. (Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

Veto Message to Accompany H.J.Res. 76 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability” (Rep. Lee (NV) – Education and Labor)  This joint resolution nullifies a rule issued by the Department of Education (ED) on September 23, 2019. The rule revised the process for a student loan borrower to obtain a discharge from a student loan if an institution of education misrepresented a material fact. Among other requirements, the 2019 rule requires each borrower to apply to ED for a defense to repayment. However, under the previous 2016 rule, an application could be submitted on behalf of an entire group (e.g., veterans). (Cosponsor including Representative Craig)

  • On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 238 – 173 (Roll no. 120).
  • See how your representatives voted by state
  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:
    • Hagedorn – Nay
    • Craig – Yea
    • Phillips – Yea                     
    • McCollum – Yea
    • Omar – Yea
    • Emmer – No Vote
    • Peterson – Yea
    • Stauber – Nay


H.R. 7259 – Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act (Reps. McBath/Johnson (GA) – Judiciary). To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable.(Cosponsors)

H.R. 3094 – To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes (Rep. Soto – Natural Resources). (Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

H. R. 7036 – To amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to repeal the sunset provision. (Rep. Neguse – Judiciary). To amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to repeal the sunset provision. (Cosponsors)

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