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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 136 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Breath of Fresh Air Act
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.

Breath of Fresh Air Act

This bill establishes a grant program for local educational agencies to purchase, and train school personnel to use, nebulizers.

HR 145 - Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 173 - Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 18 - Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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.

HR 28 - Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)
Protecting Life in Crisis Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

Protecting Life in Crisis Act

This bill specifies that federal funds allocated for COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) response efforts may not, in general, be used for abortions. Current law (specifically, language that has historically been included in certain appropriations bills, commonly referred to as the Hyde Amendment) generally prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions.

The bill also restricts the use of federal tax credits or other federal funding for health insurance coverage if the coverage includes abortions.

HR 283 - Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)
To amend the Clean Air Act to give States the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in the methods of monitoring, and for other purposes.
01/12/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 3684 - Peter Anthony DeFazio
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
11/15/2021 - Signed by President.
Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act or the INVEST in America Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill * extends FY2021 enacted levels through FY2022 for federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs; * reauthorizes for FY2023-FY2026 several surface transportation programs, including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, highway safety, motor carrier safety, and rail programs; * addresses climate change, including strategies to reduce the climate change impacts of the surface transportation system and a vulnerability assessment to identify opportunities to enhance the resilience of the surface transportation system and ensure the efficient use of federal resources; * revises Buy America procurement requirements for highways, mass transit, and rail; * establishes a rebuild rural bridges program to improve the safety and state of good repair of bridges in rural communities; * implements new safety requirements across all transportation modes; and * directs DOT to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system.

HR 382 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Bikeshare Transit Act of 2021
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

HR 385 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
PLACE Act
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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 477 - Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, 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 5376 - John Allen Yarmuth
Build Back Better Act
11/19/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
This bill provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build Back Better Act.) For example, the bill provides funding for * management of the National Forest System; * job placement and career services; * safe drinking water, energy-efficiency, and weatherization projects; * electric vehicles and zero-emission, heavy-duty vehicles; * public health infrastructure and supply chain resiliency; * housing, rental, and homeowner assistance programs; * cybersecurity programs; * tribal infrastructure, housing, environmental, and health programs; * wildfire prevention, drought relief, conservation efforts, and climate change research; * small business assistance and development; * transit services and clean energy projects in low-income communities; and * infrastructure and administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the bill establishes programs to provide * up to six semesters of free community college, * free child care for children under the age of six, * free universal preschool services, and * health benefits for eligible individuals who reside in states that have not expanded Medicaid. The bill also includes provisions that * establish a methane fee for certain petroleum and natural gas facilities; * expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care; * provide certain aliens with a path to permanent resident status (e.g., those who entered the United States as minors); * provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave; * restructure and increase the tax rates for certain corporations and high-income individuals (e.g., individuals with income over $400,000); and * require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate maximum prices for certain brand-name drugs under Medicare.

HR 550 - Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)
To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to immunization system data modernization and expansion, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H393)

HR 59 - Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

HR 610 - Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a grant program to support the restoration of San Francisco Bay.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

HR 64 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
Protection from Obamacare Mandates and Congressional Equity Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, House Administration, and Oversight and Reform, 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 66 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
CARING for Kids Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Comprehensive Access to Robust Insurance Now Guaranteed for Kids Act or the CARING for Kids Act

This bill permanently extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and related measures, programs, and authorities.

Specifically, the bill permanently funds CHIP and related programs that support the development of child health quality measures and outreach and enrollment efforts. The bill also permanently authorizes the Medicaid and CHIP express lane eligibility option, which allows states to use information from designated programs (e.g., the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to streamline eligibility determinations for children.

HR 736 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to covered health departments to increase the rate of recommended immunizations, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H332)

HR 751 - Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
To prohibit a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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 892 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 908 - Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 107 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of ""National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day"".
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 108 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the dedicated employees of the United States Postal Service are frontline essential workers and must be prioritized accordingly for the purposes of the COVID-19 vaccination program and State vaccine distribution plans.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 911 - Barbara Jean Lee
Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day".
02/04/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S 1201 - Robert Menendez
United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021
12/15/2021 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 This bill sets out priorities for climate action, clean energy, energy diplomacy, reduced deforestation, and related U.S. foreign policy. The Department of State must incorporate climate action and climate diplomacy across all bureaus and U.S. missions abroad. In addition, the bill directs increased U.S. involvement in international climate change agreements and activities, including * the Paris Agreement (a climate treaty adopted in 2015), * the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (amends a treaty on reducing ozone-depleting compounds to include hydrofluorocarbons) and efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, * the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, and * Mission Innovation and the Clean Energy Ministerial (global initiatives to advance clean energy technologies and policies). In addition, the bill directs (1) increased U.S. engagement in international economic forums (e.g., G-7 and the World Economic Forum) related to climate action, including with a specific focus on China; and (2) efforts by the U.S. International Finance Development Corporation and U.S. representatives at international financial institutions to prioritize renewable energy projects and advance other climate-related policy objectives. The bill also establishes foreign assistance, financing mechanisms, and other programs to support developing countries transition to renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Furthermore, the bill outlines climate-related foreign policy and programs for particular regions (the Arctic, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America) and countries (China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia). The bill also addresses climate change and its effects on women and girls.

S 1218 - Bernard Sanders
Green New Deal for Public Housing Act
11/09/2021 - Presented to President.
Green New Deal for Public Housing Act This bill addresses energy efficiency and workforce development in the context of public housing. Specifically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must award grants to public housing agencies (PHAs) and other eligible entities under a variety of new programs, including programs for * facilitating workforce development and high-income employment transition; * conducting physical needs assessments and subsequent energy efficiency retrofits; and * making upgrades, replacements, and improvements for energy efficiency, building electrification, and water quality upgrades. Recipients of these grants must provide relocation assistance for residents who are displaced during construction and must ensure that they can return to their homes once retrofitting is completed. A certain percentage of the employment positions generated by these grant programs and other specified federal grant programs must be filled by low-income individuals, and a specified percentage of certain contracts associated with these programs must be awarded to businesses owned by residents of public housing. The bill also repeals a provision that prohibits a PHA from using HUD funds to construct or operate new public housing units if doing so would result in the PHA owning or operating more units than it did on October 1, 1999.

S 1605 - Richard Lynn Scott
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
12/23/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the National Pulse Memorial.

S 167 - Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to covered health departments to increase the rate of recommended immunizations, and for other purposes.
02/02/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 1734 - Ronald Lee Wyden
National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021
10/21/2021 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021 This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to significantly increase the number and size of prescribed fires conducted on federal lands. Before the end of FY2023, Interior and USDA shall each have carried out a minimum of one prescribed fire on each unit of the National Forest System (with exceptions), unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, unit of the National Park System, and Bureau of Land Management district (1) that includes an area that has a historical low-severity fire regime, has a historical fire-return interval of not more than 35 years, and is larger than 100 acres; and (2) less than half of which was burned by a wildland fire during the previous 10-year period. Interior shall establish a collaborative prescribed fire program to provide financial assistance to eligible entities to conduct prescribed fires in priority landscapes. Interior shall establish an incentive program to encourage the implementation of large, cross-boundary prescribed fires. Interior and USDA shall hire additional employees and provide training to increase the number of skilled and qualified prescribed fire practitioners in the departments and other organizations. To address the public health and safety risk of the expanded use of prescribed fire, USDA and Interior shall conduct research to improve or develop, among other things, cost-effective, and consistent mitigation strategies for communities impacted adversely by smoke from prescribed fire.

S 2093 - Jeffrey Alan Merkley
For the People Act of 2021
09/15/2021 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
For the People Act of 2021 This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems. Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House. The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.

S 2806 - Dianne Emiel Goldman Berman Feinstein
Wildfire Emergency Act of 2021
10/21/2021 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

S 29 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source management, and for other purposes.
01/22/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 30 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
A bill to set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
01/22/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 3031 - Marco Antonio Rubio
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 3230 - Raymond Jon Tester
A bill to require the establishment of a working group to evaluate the food safety threat posed by beef imported from Brazil, and for other purposes.
11/17/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 3459 - Kevin John Cramer
A bill to prohibit a Federal agency from promulgating any rule or guidance that bans hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and for other purposes.
01/18/2022 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 239.

S 3507 - Edward John Markey
A bill to improve air quality management and the safety of communities using the best available monitoring technology and data.
01/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 41 - Sen. Shelley Capito (R-WV)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S 576 - Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin
Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021
12/16/2021 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 197.
Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021 This bill directs the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes in accordance with specific performance standards. Specifically, the Coast Guard must * keep channels and harbors in the Great Lakes open to navigation not less than 90% of the hours that commercial vessels and ferries attempt to transit ice-covered waterways; * in a year in which the Great Lakes are not open to navigation because of ice of a thickness that occurs on average only once every 10 years, keep channels and harbors open to navigation at least 70% of the hours that commercial vessels and ferries attempt to transit ice-covered waterways; and * coordinate Great Lakes icebreaking operations with operators of commercial vessels. The bill also directs the Coast Guard to acquire a Great Lakes icebreaker that is at least as capable as Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw in an accelerated timeframe and award the contract on the basis of contractor qualification and price.

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 ...

SRES 485 - Catherine Marie Cortez Masto
A resolution relating to the death of the Honorable Harry Mason Reid, Jr., former Senator for the State of Nevada.
01/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.