U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for June 3 – 7, 2019

When:
June 6, 2019 – June 13, 2019 all-day
2019-06-06T00:00:00-05:00
2019-06-14T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington
DC
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Steny Hoyer
(202) 225-4131

NOTES:

  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website)
  • 6,259 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
  • This week, our representatives are voted on 9 bills, 2 resolutions and 1 amendment.
  • Here is another way to communicate with your representatives about legislation. (Issue Voter)
  • Also, check out this link to the 20 bills that have become law so far this session.

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE:

H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act (Rep. Roybal-Allard – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule). This bill cancels and prohibits removal proceedings against certain aliens and provides such aliens with a path toward permanent resident status. (Full Summary)

 

Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 – Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations). This bill provides $17.2 billion in FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters.The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.

H.R. 2940 – To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019 (Rep. Davis (IL) – Ways and Means).

H. Res. 393 – Remembering the victims of the violent suppression of democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in China on June 3 and 4, 1989 and calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the universally recognized human rights of all people living in China and around the World, as amended (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs).

H.R. 1921 – Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Kilmer – Science, Space, and Technology). To authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relating to ocean acidification.

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION:

Natural Resources

H.R. 1261 – National Landslide Preparedness Act (Rep. DelBene – Natural Resources). This bill directs the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program to identify and understand landslide hazards and risks, reduce losses from landslides, protect communities at risk of landslide hazards, and help improve communication and emergency preparedness. 5 Cosponsors

H.R. 559 – Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources). This bill grants Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Resident status to certain aliens who have resided continuously and lawfully in the CNMI since November 28, 2009. 2 Cosponsors

Energy

S. 1379 – Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (Sen. Burr – Energy and Commerce). To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes. 3 Cosponsors

Science, Space, and Technology

H.R. 1237 – COAST Research Act of 2019 (Rep. Bonamici – Science, Space, and Technology). To amend the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009 to establish an Ocean Acidification Advisory Board, to expand and improve the research on Ocean Acidification and Coastal Acidification, to establish and maintain a data archive system for Ocean Acidification data and Coastal Acidification data, and for other purposes. 48 Cosponsors

H.R. 1716 – Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2019 (Rep. Pingree – Science, Space, and Technology). To direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, and for other purposes. 18 Cosponsors

H.R. 988 – NEAR Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Posey – Science, Space, and Technology). To provide for a study by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science examining the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors in estuarine environments. 7 Cosponsors

Veterans’ Affairs

H. Res. 413 – Expressing the immense gratitude of the House of Representatives for the acts of heroism, valor, and sacrifices made by the members of the United States Armed Forces and allied armed forces who participated in the June 6, 1944, amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending those individuals for their leadership and bravery in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II. 37 Cosponsors

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