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HCONRES 11 - Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Establishing 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 - Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 5.
...The resolution includes reconciliation instructions that direct 12 House 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 the House Budget Committee 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 the chair of the House Budget Committee to revise committee allocations, aggregates, and other budgetary levels to accommodate (1) reconciliation legislation that complies with the instructions in this resolution, and (2) deficit-neutral legislation.

It also includes provisions that (1) exempt reconciliation legislation reported by the House Budget Committee under this resolution from the House pay-as-you-go ...

HCONRES 12 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This concurrent resolution calls for the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to recommend that the Postmaster General issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Buffalo Soldiers.

HCONRES 13 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Recognizing the difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a Nation.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This concurrent resolution recognizes the difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a nation. The concurrent resolution also recognizes the need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to work to eliminate any health and benefit disparities for minority veterans.

HCONRES 75 - Claudia Tenney
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should take immediate procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to remove the Russian Federation as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
03/01/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HCONRES 8 - Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Honoring and memorializing the life and sacrifice of Officer Brian D. Sicknick.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

This concurrent resolution mourns the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and expresses the gratitude of the country for his courage and sacrifice. Further, the resolution directs the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate to select an appropriate memorial honoring Officer Sicknick to be located in the U.S. Capitol.

HJRES 13 - Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution requiring that each agency and department's funding is justified.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless (1) Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths vote of each chamber, and (2) total outlays do not exceed a specified percentage of the estimated gross domestic product of the United States. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber of Congress to increase revenue or increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The amendment also requires the President to submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. The President's budget must also include justifications and specified details regarding funding proposed for departments and agencies.

Congress may waive the requirements due to a declaration of war, a military conflict, an event that causes an ...

HJRES 15 - Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles and services.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

This joint resolution prohibits the proposed foreign military sale of certain defense articles and services to Saudi Arabia.

HJRES 2 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product of the United States, unless two-thirds of each chamber of Congress provides for a specific increase above this amount.

The amendment requires a two-thirds vote of each chamber of Congress to impose a new tax, increase the statutory rate of any tax, or increase the aggregate amount of revenue. It requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber to increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The President must submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts and 18% of the gross domestic product of the ...

HJRES 3 - Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment requires roll call votes of (1) three-fifths of each chamber of Congress to increase the public debt limit, and (2) a majority of each chamber for legislation increasing revenue.

It also requires the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.

Congress is authorized to waive these requirements when a declaration of war is in effect or if the United States is engaged in a military conflict which causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security.

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 1029 - William Gregory Steube
Free Veterans from Fees Act
10/20/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Free Veterans from Fees Act This bill waives the application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans special event at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs.

HR 109 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish the Electronic Health Record Advisory Committee to provide guidance regarding the implementation of and transition to an electronic health record system.

HR 110 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 112 - Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2021

This bill expands the availability of care for veterans at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and non-VA facilities.

Specifically, the bill requires the VA to furnish hospital care, medical services, and extended care services via providers under the Veterans Community Care Program to veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 50% or more who elect to receive care or services through a non-VA provider.

The bill requires the VA to extend the operating hours of its pharmacies.

The VA must enter into contracts with physicians and nurses to work at VA medical facilities during nights and weekends.

Finally, the bill authorizes the VA to provide for a best-practices peer review of each VA medical center by a nongovernmental hospital organization to evaluate the efficacy of the care provided at each center. VA medical centers with the longest wait times for appointments or the worst health ...

HR 116 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act

This bill requires that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, post-conflict reconstruction and development, police and military training, or refugee relief and assistance support the human rights of women and their full political, social, and economic participation.

HR 119 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Cyber Defense National Guard Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).

Cyber Defense National Guard Act

This bill requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress regarding the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Defense National Guard.

The report shall address topics including (1) the cost of creating a Cyber Defense National Guard, (2) the number of persons needed to defend critical U.S. infrastructure from a cyberattack, (3) the sources of potential members of the Cyber Defense National Guard, and (4) which federal government elements would be best equipped to train and manage the Cyber Defense National Guard.

HR 127 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 128 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
RAISE Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 143 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 1456 - John Raymond Garamendi
Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022
09/20/2022 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 492.
Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and modifies operations of the Peace Corps. Changes include increasing the readjustment allowance paid to volunteers when their service terminates and providing statutory authority for an executive order that grants returned volunteers noncompetitive eligibility for federal civil-service positions. Additionally, the bill entitles returned volunteers to sixty days of health care benefits. The Peace Corps must also provide volunteers with information about enrolling in U.S. health plans before service termination and mental health care during and after service. The bill also includes provisions to address involuntary termination of Peace Corps service in emergencies, including by expediting re-enrollment of involuntarily terminated volunteers. The Peace Corps must also adequately insure volunteers' safety and must coordinate with the Department of State to periodically update agreements concerning the security of Peace Corps volunteers and staff abroad. The bill also * authorizes Peace Corps to recruit domestically based volunteers to serve in the United States at the request of another agency or to provide services in a host country virtually, * modifies the Peace Corps National Advisory Council's membership and functions, * expands whistleblower protections for volunteers, * increases the rate of pay that applies to a volunteer's workers compensation claim, * requires Peace Corps to implement a zero tolerance drug use policy regarding volunteer involvement with illegal drugs, and * emphasizes the use of the internet in Peace Corps programs. Furthermore, the bill requires reporting, including on the provision of mental health services to volunteers.

HR 147 - Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
BRAVE Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

Bringing Registered Apprenticeships to Veterans Education Act or the BRAVE Act

This bill requires the Department of Labor, in the implementation of the Transition Assistance Program, to provide information concerning apprenticeship programs to members of the Armed Forces who are separating from active duty.

The bill expands an existing monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 GI Bill by authorizing the stipend to be used for other purposes.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in coordination with Labor, must establish a publicly accessible and user-friendly website on which veterans can find specified information about apprenticeship programs that are approved under VA education benefit provisions.

HR 148 - Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2021

This bill allows an employer a work opportunity tax credit for hiring the spouse or domestic partner of a member of the Armed Forces and requires the creation of programs for service members to pay for childcare on a pretax basis.

Specifically, an employer may receive a tax credit equal to 40% of a new employee's first-year wages if the employer hires a service member's spouse or domestic partner (as recognized under state law or by the Armed Forces). Currently, a similar tax credit exists for employers who hire certain disadvantaged individuals, including disadvantaged veterans.

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (with respect to the Coast Guard) must implement flexible spending arrangements that permit members of the Armed Forces to use basic pay and compensation to pay on a pretax basis for dependent childcare.

HR 1510 - David Bennett McKinley
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of cameras in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
11/16/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report on its policies and procedures relating to the usage and maintenance of video cameras for patient safety and law enforcement at VA medical facilities.

HR 156 - Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2021
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.

HR 163 - Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL)
Protect Patriot Spouses Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 165 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Improving Access to Homes for Heroes Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HR 171 - Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Resilient Manufacturing Task Force Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Commerce to establish for one year the Resilient Manufacturing Task Force. Among other duties, the task force shall (1) identify critical vulnerabilities in the supply chains of products and resources that are essential to U.S. economic security, with a particular focus on vulnerabilities that have been made worse by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019); and (2) develop specified plans to mitigate such vulnerabilities.

HR 181 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act

This bill addresses procurement procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, the bill requires the VA to record the amount of any cost savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding contracts reported in the Federal Procurement Data System (or successor systems).

The VA shall make available and use on a VA-wide basis the standardized procurement templates already used internally at certain VA offices.

HR 182 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veteran's Choice Accountability Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veteran's Choice Accountability Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to evaluate VA programs that furnish hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care to ensure that the most intensively used specialized care programs are maintained as centers of excellence. The bill also requires the VA to submit an evaluation of the VA's implementation of the VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act.

HR 183 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Collaboration Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veterans Collaboration Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program in states with the highest veteran populations to promote collaboration between the VA, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning.

The VA shall emphasize collaboration with (1) veterans service organizations that provide personnel with appropriate credentials to assist veterans in filing disability compensation claims and appeals with the VA, and (2) educational institutions that provide veterans with pro bono legal assistance.

HR 185 - Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]
Veterans Affairs Transfer of Information and Sharing of Disability Examination Procedures With DOD Doctors Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 204 - Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
STEM Opportunities Act
01/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

HR 2093 - Hakeem Sekou Jeffries
Veterans and Family Information Act
11/22/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-62.
Veterans and Family Information Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make all of its fact sheets available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and each of the 10 most commonly spoken languages not listed. The bill also requires the VA to establish a publicly available website that provides links to all VA fact sheets. Finally, the VA must report to Congress regarding the utilization of such fact sheets as well as the details of the Language Access Plan of the VA.

HR 217 - Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enforce the licensure requirement for medical providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 234 - Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to treat certain individuals who served in Vietnam as a member of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea as a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States for purposes of the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 239 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 240 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependents in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs, and for other purposes.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 256 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HR 257 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

HR 2650 - Michael Garcia
Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act of 2021
05/18/2022 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act of 2021 This bill provides for the portability of professional licenses of service members and their spouses who are relocated, because of military orders, outside of the jurisdiction that issued the license. Specifically, a professional license in good standing of a service member or spouse shall be considered valid at a similar scope of practice and in the discipline applied for in the new jurisdiction for the duration of such military orders. To establish and maintain eligibility, a service member or spouse must (1) provide a copy of the military orders to the licensing authority in the new jurisdiction; (2) remain in good standing with the licensing authority that issued the license; and (3) submit to the authority of the licensing authority in the new jurisdiction for the purposes of standards of practice, discipline, and fulfillment of any continuing education requirements. The bill also provides that if a service member or spouse is licensed to operate in multiple jurisdictions through an interstate licensure compact, the service member or spouse is subject to the requirements of the compact or the applicable provisions of the state law rather than the provisions of this bill.

HR 291 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use on-site regulated medical waste treatment systems at certain Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 2911 - Michael Joseph Bost
VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021
11/22/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-63.
VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit a plan for obligating and expending covered funds, which are funds made available to the VA for response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill requires the VA to submit biweekly reports regarding obligations, expenditures, and planned uses of the funds until seven days after the VA has expended all covered funds. The Inspector General of the VA must submit reports examining the obligations and expenditures made using covered funds during the specified reporting period. Finally, the Government Accountability Office must submit an interim report and final report containing a review of obligations and expenditures made using covered funds.

HR 292 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire directors of the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 293 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications for the human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 2988 - Carolyn Jane Bosher Maloney
Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021
09/19/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 This bill establishes, modifies, and expands certain whistleblower protections for federal employees, including with respect to petitions to Congress, whistleblower identity, and protected disclosures. For example, the bill prohibits personnel action against employees who exercise their right to petition or furnish information to Congress and specifically precludes the President, Members of Congress, members of the uniformed services, and other federal employees from interfering with this right. It also generally prohibits employees from disclosing the identity of whistleblowers to individuals outside of the government. Employees may request corrective action from the Merit Systems Protection Board with respect to such prohibited practices and may file an action in court if the board does not render a final decision within 180 days of a request. The bill also expands the list of recipients to whom an employee may make a protected disclosure to include a supervisor in the employee's direct chain of command. It also includes personnel actions involving furloughs of more than 14 days but less than 30 days, and furloughs of 13 days or less that are not due to funding lapses, as appealable adverse actions that are subject to certain procedural requirements.

HR 303 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 307 - Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include the KIA, MIA, and POW acronyms on headstones and markers furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 333 - Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 342 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
To provide for the issuance of a PFC Garfield M. Langhorn Memorial Semipostal Stamp to Benefit our Veterans, and for other purposes.
01/15/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 344 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an analysis of the need for women-specific programs that treat and rehabilitate women veterans with drug and alcohol dependency and to carry out a pilot program regarding such programs.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 345 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide abortion counseling to a veteran who has an unwanted pregnancy.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 3469 - Bradley Scott Schneider
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021
11/03/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021 This bill provides statutory authority for the Boots to Business Program, which provides entrepreneurship training to individuals including veterans and active members of the Armed Forces, to be administered by the Small Business Administration.

HR 3475 - Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr.
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic".
11/12/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-56.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Georgia, as the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic.

HR 35 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
To terminate the designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes.
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

This bill removes Pakistan's designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess U.S. defense supplies and participation in cooperative defense research and development projects.

The President may not redesignate Pakistan a major non-NATO ally without certifying that the country has taken various actions against the Haqqani Network, including continuing to conduct military actions against the Taliban-affiliated group and prosecuting its leaders.

HR 360 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to automate third-party health insurance billings and collections of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 364 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide eligibility for TRICARE Select to veterans with service-connected disabilities, and for other purposes.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 3665 - Michael Ted Levin
To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and to support the designation of a component of such medical center in honor of Kathleen Bruyere.
11/16/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that the VA should designate a prominent physical space within the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to honor Kathleen Mae Bruyere.

HR 3730 - Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes.
11/19/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States to provide advice and guidance to the VA on matters relating to veterans residing in American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Among other duties, the committee must advise the VA on how to improve its programs and services to better serve veterans living in the listed areas.

HR 389 - Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2021
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.

HR 39 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 3967 - Mark Allan Takano
Honoring our PACT Act of 2021
03/01/2022 - Rule H. Res. 950 passed House.
Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 This bill addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service. The bill provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care to veterans who (1) participated in a toxic exposure risk activity (a qualifying activity that requires a corresponding entry in the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record), or (2) served in specified locations on specified dates. The bill establishes within the VA the Formal Advisory Committee on Toxic Exposure, the Science Review Board, and the Working Group to assist with the various procedures in establishing or removing presumptions of service-connection. The bill modifies or establishes the presumption of service-connection for certain conditions or purposes for various groups of veterans. Among other requirements, the VA must * provide a veteran with a medical examination regarding the nexus between a disability and toxic exposure risk activity if a veteran submits a disability compensation claim for a service-connected disability with insufficient evidence, * incorporate a clinical questionnaire to help determine potential toxic exposures as part of the initial screening conducted for veterans with a VA primary care provider, * establish a registry for current or past members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam at a Department of Defense location, and * establish and maintain the Fort McClellan Health Registry.

HR 4035 - Sheila Jackson Lee
Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021
10/28/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 4172 - Jason Anderson-Utley Crow
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the "Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic".
11/12/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-57.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be located in Aurora, Colorado, as the Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley Clinic.

HR 430 - Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17]
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from denying a veteran benefits administered by the Secretary by reason of the veteran participating in a State-approved marijuana program, and for other purposes.
01/21/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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 447 - Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)
National Apprenticeship Act of 2021
02/05/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
...The bill provides statutory authority for the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within Labor. The OA's responsibilities include (1) supporting the development of apprenticeship models; (2) recognizing qualified state apprenticeship agencies, and operating apprenticeship offices in states without a recognized agency; (3) providing technical assistance to state agencies; (4) periodically updating requirements for each occupation in the apprenticeship program and determining whether to approve new occupations for the program; (5) promoting greater diversity in the national apprenticeship system; and (6) awarding grants provided under this bill.

The bill also establishes in statute the responsibilities of state apprenticeship agencies and offices, including (1) providing technical assistance to stakeholders, (2) resolving complaints, (3) establishing state performance goals, and (4) including in its written plan a description of how its apprenticeship programs align with the skills ...

HR 454 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA)
To render certain military parents eligible for adjustment of status, and for other purposes.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 4702 - David Madison Cawthorn
Military Spouse Tax Act
05/18/2022 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Military Spouse Tax Act This bill provides that a spouse of a service member may retain their personal residence or domicile for purposes of taxation. The bill authorizes a service member and the spouse of the member to elect to use the following locations for purposes of taxation: * the residence or domicile of the member, * the residence or domicile of the spouse, or * the permanent duty station of the member.

HR 476 - Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)
Innovation Centers Acceleration Act
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

HR 492 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing.
01/25/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 499 - Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, 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 51 - Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC)
Washington, D.C. Admission Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and 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.
...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.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the commonwealth.

The bill applies current District laws to the commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings.

The commonwealth (1) shall consist of all District territory, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments, including the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building; and (2) may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits.

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HR 5293 - Frank John Mrvan
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021
09/30/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-42.

HR 5412 - Adam Bennett Schiff
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
10/28/2021 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114.

HR 5545 - David John Trone
REMOTE Act
12/21/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-76.

HR 5671 - Mark Allan Takano
To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish seasonal influenza vaccines to certain individuals, and for other purposes.
11/16/2021 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 5754 - Lisa McClain
Patient Advocate Tracker Act
09/16/2022 - Signed by President.
Patient Advocate Tracker Act This bill requires the Office of Patient Advocacy within the Veterans Health Administration to establish an information technology system that allows veterans or their representatives to electronically file a complaint with a patient advocate and review the status of a filed complaint.

HR 58 - Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Education and Labor, and Appropriations, 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 584 - Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)
To ensure that veterans receive timely and effective emergency treatment during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 5916 - Peter Rey Aguilar
Wounded Warrior Access Act
09/15/2022 - Received in the Senate.
Wounded Warrior Access Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a secure, internet-based website to enable a claimant or their representative to make records requests related to VA claims and benefits. Requests for records must specify in which format the copy is desired. The VA must notify a requester within 10 days that their request has been received and must fulfill the request within 120 days.

HR 617 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from charging veterans copayments for preventive services relating to COVID-19.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 6353 - Susan Ellis Wild
National Service Animals Memorial Act
09/20/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
National Service Animals Memorial Act This bill authorizes the National Service Animals Monument Corporation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate the heroic deeds and sacrifices of service animals and handlers of service animals in the United States. The corporation shall be solely responsible for the acceptance of contributions for, and the payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the commemorative work. The establishment of the commemorative work shall be in accordance with the Commemorative Works Act. Federal funds may not be used to pay any expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work.

HR 637 - Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide retraining assistance to certain veterans unemployed by reason of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 6604 - Vernon Gale Buchanan
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the method by which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines the effects of a closure or disapproval of an educational institution on individuals who do not transfer credits from such institution.
02/04/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 67 - Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to report on the deaths of covered veterans who died by suicide during the last five years, regardless of whether information relating to such deaths has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A covered veteran is any veteran who received VA hospital care or medical services during the five-year period preceding the veteran's death.

Among other elements, the report shall include the total number of covered veterans who died by suicide, violent death, or accidental death, as well as certain demographic information.

HR 68 - Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Housing Fairness Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2021 or the Housing Fairness Act of 2021

This bill expands efforts to detect and address housing discrimination.

Specifically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must conduct a nationwide testing program to (1) detect and document differences in the treatment of prospective renters, homebuyers, or mortgage borrowers; (2) measure patterns of adverse treatment because of the race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability status, or national origin of a renter, homebuyer, or borrower; and (3) measure the prevalence of such discriminatory practices across housing and mortgage lending markets.

The bill also reauthorizes through FY2025 the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, which supports organizatons that provide direct assistance to individuals who have been victims of housing discrimination.

Additionally, HUD shall implement a ...

HR 6961 - Frank John Mrvan
Dignity for MST Survivors Act
05/19/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill modifies communications and procedures for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) regarding claims for compensation based on military sexual trauma (MST) experienced by veterans. The bill requires the VA to ensure each member of the BVA is offered annual training on MST and proceedings that concern a claim for compensation based on MST. A proceeding that concerns a claim for compensation based on MST may not be assigned to a member of the BVA (or a panel of members) unless such persons have completed the annual training. When a notice of disagreement is filed, the BVA must promptly determine whether it is filed for a case that concerns a claim for compensation based on MST and for which the appellant has requested a hearing in the notice. The VA must audit the language used in letters sent to individuals to explain decisions denying claims for compensation based on MST. Letters must be modified to ensure (1) the use of trauma-informed language, and (2) veterans are not retraumatized through insensitive language. The VA must establish protocols for VA medical providers and contract medical providers to ensure that the medical providers use trauma-informed practices in conducting examinations in relation to claims for compensation based on MST.

HR 7338 - Gregory Weldon Meeks
Russia Cryptocurrency Transparency Act
09/21/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Russia Cryptocurrency Transparency Act This bill requires the Department of State to appoint a Director of Digital Currency Security and take other actions related to digital currencies. The director shall be a part of the State Department's Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation and shall be responsible for issues related to digital currencies and U.S. sanctions, including assisting in the development of sanctions policies that are resilient to digital currency use by malevolent actors. The bill also requires the State Department to notify Congress before making a reward in cryptocurrency under an existing program that authorizes rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of parties responsible for certain criminal acts. (Current law allows such rewards to consist of money, nonmonetary items, or both.) The State Department must report to Congress on any cryptocurrency payments made under the rewards program, including any justification for using cryptocurrency for such rewards. The bill also requires the State Department to report to Congress on (1) the possible uses of cryptocurrencies or other blockchain-related technologies to provide aid to Ukraine, and (2) an assessment of how digital currencies can affect the effectiveness and enforcement of U.S. sanctions relating to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (Blockchain is a digital ledger technology that allows for transactions without a trusted intermediary, such as a bank.)

HR 7379 - John Raymond Garamendi
Military Vehicle Fleet Electrification Act
04/04/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 7445 - Anthony Gregory Brown
Equal Justice Under Military Law Act
04/07/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 746 - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 7500 - Colin Zachary Allred
Fiscal Year 2022 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Authorization Act
09/15/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Fiscal Year 2022 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Authorization Act This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out specified major medical facility projects during FY2022. The bill also indicates the maximum amount that can be spent on each project.

HR 7625 - Rohit Khanna
Protection of Civilians in Military Operations Act
04/28/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 765 - Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)
To require directors of medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit annual fact sheets to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the status of such facilities, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 7698 - Julia Andrews Brownley
To designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ventura, California, as the "Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic".
09/20/2022 - Received in the Senate.
This bill designates the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ventura, California, as the Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic.

HR 7735 - Michael Joseph Bost
Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Received in the Senate.
Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act of 2022 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to update regulations, requirements, and guidance related to appraisals for housing loans guaranteed by the VA. Specifically, such regulations or requirements must specify when an appraisal is required, how an appraisal is to be conducted, and who is eligible to conduct an appraisal for such loans. The VA must also provide additional guidance for desktop appraisals, which are performed remotely using information gathered by third parties with whom a VA-approved appraiser has entered into an agreement for such appraisal. In updating such guidance, the VA must specifically take into account situations where (1) desktop appraisals provide cost savings for borrowers, and (2) a traditional appraisal requirement could cause time delays and jeopardize the completion of a transaction.

HR 7762 - Graciela Flores Napolitano
USACE Military Personnel Augmentation Act of 2022
06/07/2022 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H5291)

HR 78 - Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Legal Workforce Act
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 781 - Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of cable service and telephone service to charge veterans' organizations residential rates for such services, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 7841 - Matthew Alton Cartwright
Military Family Leave Act of 2022
06/07/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Military Family Leave Act of 2022 This bill entitles an employed family member of a member of the Armed Forces who receives notification of a call or order to active duty in support of a contingency operation, or who is deployed in connection with a contingency operation, to two workweeks of leave per year for each family member who is so called or deployed. Such leave may (1) be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule; and (2) consist of paid or unpaid leave, as the employer considers appropriate. Additionally, the bill (1) allows an employer to require certification of entitlement to such leave within a leave request, (2) provides employment and benefits protection for employees upon their return from such leave, and (3) prohibits an employer from interfering with or otherwise denying the exercise of such leave rights.

HR 7846 - Elaine Goodman Luria
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Received in the Senate.
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase the amounts payable for wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Specifically, the VA must increase the amounts by the same percentage as the cost-of-living increase in benefits for Social Security recipients that is effective on December 1, 2022. The bill requires the VA to publish the amounts payable, as increased, in the Federal Register. The VA is authorized to make a similar adjustment to the rates of disability compensation payable to persons who have not received compensation for service-connected disability or death.

HR 7889 - John Trent Kelly
Military Fitness Incentive Tuition Act
05/27/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 789 - Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount of certain payments during the emergency period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 7900 - David Adam Smith
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
09/21/2022 - S.Amdt.5519 Senate amendment submitted
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 This bill authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities for FY2023 and addresses other issues. For example, the bill * authorizes the procurement of various items, including destroyers and aircraft; * modifies inventory requirements for various Air Force programs; * authorizes DOD to furnish electric vehicle charging stations at commissary stores and military exchanges; * requires DOD to provide, subject to appropriations, support for the research and development of innovative bioindustrial manufacturing processes; * requires DOD to carry out a pilot program to facilitate the transition of certain nontactical vehicles to electric vehicles; * requires the Army and the Navy to jointly carry out a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility of using data recorders to monitor the operation of military tactical vehicles; * prescribes end strengths for the branches of the Armed Forces; * requires the branches of the Armed Forces to notify Congress before taking certain actions regarding reserve units, such as the deactivation or reassignment of such a unit; * requires the Army to establish gender-neutral fitness standards for military occupational specialties that are higher than those for noncombat military occupational specialties; * requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress recommendations for improving the retention and recruitment of members who specialize in Army air and missile defense systems, and requires the Army to implement the recommendations; * requires the GAO to report to Congress a review of a major military health contract after DOD has entered into the contract; * temporarily prohibits certain TRICARE programs (health care programs that cover current and former members of the uniformed services and their dependents) from imposing cost-sharing requirements for prescription contraceptives and certain related services; * requires the Department of Homeland Security to designate a laboratory as the Chemical Security Analysis Center; * requires the Department of the Treasury to take actions to support international initiatives to provide debt restructuring and relief to developing countries; * prohibits federal regulators from taking certain adverse actions against a depository institution solely for providing financial services to a cannabis-related business operating pursuant to state or local law; * provides statutory authority for an April 27, 2021, executive order raising the minimum wage for the employees of federal contractors; * prohibits barring a veteran from federal employment solely because the veteran consumes or has consumed cannabis; * imposes data standards requirements on certain federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and * establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in California as a unit of the National Park System.

HR 7930 - Veronica Escobar
Military Spouse Entrepreneur Reimbursement Act
06/03/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 7939 - Michael Ted Levin
Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Received in the Senate.

HR 7945 - Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier
MARCH for Military Servicemembers Act
06/03/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 797 - Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 Washington Avenue in Murrieta, California, as the ""Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office"".
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 Washington Avenue in Murrieta, California, as the ""Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office.""

HR 800 - Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to give preference to local contractors, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 8007 - John Raymond Garamendi
Stop Price Gouging the Military Act
06/09/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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 8080 - Kaiali'i Kahele
Military STUDY Act
06/15/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 8114 - Andrew N. Kim
Military Family Protection from Debt Act
06/29/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

HR 8238 - Deborah Wasserman Schultz
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023
06/27/2022 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 299.
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 This bill provides FY2023 appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military construction for * the Army; * the Navy and Marine Corps; * the Air Force; * Defense-wide agencies and activities; * the Army and Air National Guard; and * the Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves. The bill also provides appropriations to DOD for * the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; * the Base Closure Account; * Construction and Operation and Maintenance of Family Housing for the Army, the Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-wide agencies and activities; * the Family Housing Improvement Fund; and * the Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund. Within the VA budget, the bill provides appropriations for * the Veterans Benefits Administration, * the Veterans Health Administration, * the National Cemetery Administration, and * Departmental Administration. The bill provides appropriations for related agencies and programs, including * the American Battle Monuments Commission, * the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, * Cemeterial Expenses of the Army, and * the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

HR 8240 - Donald John Bacon
Military Energy Security Act of 2022
06/28/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 8260 - Christopher Charles Pappas
Faster Payments to Veterans’ Survivors Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Received in the Senate.
Faster Payments to Veterans' Survivors Act of 2022 This bill modifies policies and procedures related to the payment of benefits under certain life insurance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If a primary beneficiary has not made a claim for payment within one year (currently two years) after the death of the insured under the National Service Life Insurance (NSLI) program or the United States Government Life Insurance (USGLI) program, the VA is authorized to make payment to another designated beneficiary as if the primary beneficiary had predeceased the insured. If no designated beneficiary makes a claim within two years (currently four years) after the death of the insured, the VA is authorized to make a payment to a person the VA deems to be equitably entitled to such benefit. The bill also modifies the beneficiary designation process under NSLI and USGLI. Specifically, if a person does not designate a beneficiary for insurance, or if the designated beneficiary predeceases the insured person, the VA must determine the beneficiary in a specified order of succession. Additionally, the bill requires the VA to improve its processes and procedures with respect to identifying, locating, and paying hard-to-find beneficiaries of life insurance policies, including by improving its website search tools.

HR 8281 - Nikema Natassha Williams
Military Housing Affordability Act of 2022
07/01/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 8321 - Stephen Francis Lynch
Military Consumer Protection Task Force Act of 2022
07/11/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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.
Military Consumer Protection Task Force Act of 2022 This bill requires the Department of Defense to establish an Interagency Task Force on Financial Fraud targeting members of the Armed Forces and veterans to identify and examine current and developing methods of financial fraud targeting members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and military families and issue recommendations to prevent and combat such fraud.

HR 8329 - Donald John Bacon
Military Threat Awareness Act of 2022
07/12/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 8342 - Addison Graves Wilson
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Improvement Act
07/12/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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 8347 - Donald John Bacon
Overseas Military Pay Protection Act of 2022
07/13/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 845 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 855 - Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
To provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 8553 - Stephanie Bice
Safeguarding Military Bonuses Act
07/28/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HR 8704 - Ruben Marinelarena Gallego
Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act
08/12/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act This bill limits the deportability of certain relatives of current and former members of the Armed Forces. Certain grounds of deportability shall not apply to a qualifying non-U.S. national (alien under federal law) who is (1) the spouse, widow or widower, parent, child, or sibling of a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran; or (2) eligible for a Gold Star lapel button (for certain immediate relatives of a member of the Armed Forces who died while serving). A qualifying non-U.S. national is one who (1) has not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three misdemeanors; and (2) is not a threat to national security or public safety.

HR 876 - Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
To direct the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information to Department of Veterans Affairs medical center staff and homelessness service providers regarding the Coordinated Entry program, and for other purposes.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 885 - Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for personal protective equipment to small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors, veterans' organizations, and farmers, among other entities, in any year in which the President declares a national emergency relating to COVID-19.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

HR 8899 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act
12/08/2020 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HR 8920 - Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]
The PASTEUR Act
12/09/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Natural Resources, 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 8957 - Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)
Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2020
12/14/2020 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 8958 - Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)
Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act
12/14/2020 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HR 9064 - Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
To Amend and Improve Federal law regarding in the areas of immigration, health care, the Constitution, education, trade, veterans affairs, welfare, tax, and other matters.
12/31/2020 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, Agriculture, Oversight and Reform, Veterans' Affairs, and Foreign Affairs, 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 910 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 912 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 913 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 914 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 958 - Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
To codify maternity care coordination programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

HR 97 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2021
01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

HRES 10 - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/04/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 102 - Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month.
02/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

HRES 18 - Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Honoring the life of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston as a World War I veteran, military surgeon, community doctor, and founder of the Elm Terrace/Abington Lansdale Hospital and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps (VMSC) ambulance corps.
01/05/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution honors the life of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston as a World War I veteran, military surgeon, community doctor, and founder of the Elm Terrace/Abington Lansdale Hospital and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps.

HRES 20 - Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Expressing support for the goals and ideals of ""National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"".
01/06/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

This resolution expresses support for National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. (Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the brain.)

HRES 25 - Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)
Directing the Committee on Ethics to investigate, and issue a report on, whether any and all actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress who sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution or the Rules of the House of Representatives, and should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

This resolution requires the House Committee on Ethics to investigate and report on whether (1) actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress seeking to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office; and (2) these Members should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives.

It also condemns all targeted and malicious efforts to disenfranchise Black, Brown, and Indigenous voters.

HRES 28 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
01/11/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ethics, 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.

This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that President Donald Trump did knowingly and purposefully incite a violent and unlawful insurrection against the United States and that action should be taken to prosecute or sanction any individual who participated in or facilitated this insurrection, including Members of Congress. Further, the resolution urges the establishment of a commission to investigate all factors leading up to the breach of the U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Complex and to provide recommendations to prevent a similar event from occurring again.

HRES 45 - Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Korean American Day.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

HRES 47 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.
01/13/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

HRES 49 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp series should be issued honoring women veterans, and that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp series be issued.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. Postal Service should issue a commemorative stamp series honoring women veterans.

HRES 50 - Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the naming of new or undedicated facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs after women veterans and minority veterans in order to reflect the diversity of all who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
01/19/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This resolution supports the naming of new or undedicated Department of Veterans Affairs facilities after women veterans and minority veterans to reflect the diversity of all who have served in the Armed Forces.

HRES 54 - Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA)
Reaffirming the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States must lead the world in preventing further nuclear proliferation, while also reducing and eventually eliminating all nuclear weapons.
01/21/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

HRES 62 - Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/28/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 63 - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/28/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 64 - Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)
Recognizing that it is the duty of the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs, 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.

HRES 65 - Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's certified registered nurse anesthetists and their critical role in providing quality health care for the public, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 70 - Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
Honoring the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution honors the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron for his accomplishments on and off the baseball field and for defying racism and breaking down racial barriers in the fight for equality.

HRES 74 - Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

This resolution recognizes Black History Month as an important time to reflect on the significant contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States, including in the Armed Forces.

HRES 75 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Dominican Heritage Month.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

This resolution expresses support for the establishment of a Dominican Heritage Month to honor the Dominican people and their contributions.

HRES 80 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America's certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and their role in providing quality health care for the public.
02/01/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HRES 9 - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
01/04/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 92 - Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
02/03/2021 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

This resolution elects designated Members to specified standing committees of the House of Representatives.

HRES 98 - Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN)
Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

This resolution recognizes the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars for 100 years of dutiful service to veterans across Minnesota.

S 1031 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to assess whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to (1) compensation benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), (2) disability ratings determined by the VA, and (3) the rejection of fully developed claims for VA benefits. The GAO must also develop recommendations to facilitate better data collection on such disparities associated with race and ethnicity. Within one year, the GAO must brief Congress on the initial results of the study. The GAO must also submit a final report on the study following the briefing.

S 1064 - Robert Menendez
RENACER Act
11/01/2021 - S.Amdt.4132 Amendment SA 4132 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S 1095 - Gerald Wesley Moran
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to disapprove courses of education provided by public institutions of higher learning if such institutions charge a higher rate for tuition and fees than in-state tuition for individuals who are entitled to educational assistance under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance program.

S 1198 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
Solid Start Act of 2021
09/20/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Solid Start Act of 2021 This bill permanently authorizes and expands the Solid Start program, which is an outreach program for veterans in their first year of separation from the military. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to coordinate with the Department of Defense to * collect updated contact information during transition classes or separation counseling for members of the Armed Forces who are separating from service; * explain the existence and purpose of the program; * call veterans three times within the first year of separation; * publish information about the program in booklets and on the VA website; * provide women veterans with information tailored to their health care and benefit needs; * provide information on access to state and local resources, such as Vet Centers; * gather and analyze data that assesses the effectiveness of the program; * ensure calls are tailored to each veteran's needs by conducting quality assurance tests; and * prioritize outreach to veterans who have accessed mental health resources prior to separation from the Armed Forces. Under the bill, the VA is authorized to (1) encourage members of the Armed Forces to provide additional contact information if they are unreachable following their separation, and (2) follow up on missed phone calls.

S 1296 - Sherrod Campbell Brown
Daniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
Daniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly implement a five-year pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing specified counseling and services as part of the Transition Assistance Program for members of the Armed Forces as a means of reducing the incidence of suicide among veterans. Specifically, the pilot program would involve a three-hour counseling module and the provision of contact information for a counseling or similar facility in the locality where the veteran intends to reside. Additionally, the participating veterans must submit medical records in connection with their service in the Armed Forces, regardless of whether they intend to file a claim for benefits for a service-connected disability. Under the program, a social worker or behavioral health coordinator from the VA must contact the veteran within 90 days after the member is discharged or released from service to schedule a follow-up appointment. At least 10 DOD Transition Assistance Centers must be jointly selected to carry out the pilot program.

S 134 - Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a retraining assistance program for unemployed veterans, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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 1664 - Amy Jean Klobuchar
Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Processing Claims Improvement Act of 2021
12/15/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Processing Claims Improvement Act of 2021 This bill requires the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to update an ongoing national training program for claims processors who review compensation claims for service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Such claims processors will be required to participate in the training at least once a year starting in their second year of being a VA claims processor. The training program must be standardized at regional offices of the VBA and include instruction on stressor development and verification. The VBA must establish a formal process to annually analyze training needs based on identified processing error trends. Additionally, the VBA must establish a formal process to conduct annual studies to help guide the national training program for claims processors. Finally, the VBA must evaluate the guidance relating to PTSD to determine if updates are warranted to provide claims processors with better resources regarding best practices for claims processing, including specific guidance regarding development of claims involving compensation for service-connected PTSD.

S 1760 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs planned to be built in Oahu, Hawaii, as the "Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic".
12/20/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs that will be built in Oahu, Hawaii, as the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic or the Daniel Kahikina Akaka VA Clinic.

S 1872 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act
10/27/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill provides for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.

S 1881 - Jacklyn Sheryl (Spektor) Rosen
Veteran Education Empowerment Act
11/17/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
Veteran Education Empowerment Act This bill reauthorizes through FY2029 and otherwise revises a Department of Education (ED) grant program for student veteran centers. Specifically, ED must make grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs to establish, maintain, improve, or operate a student veteran center. A student veteran center is a dedicated space on a campus that provides students who are veterans or members of the Armed Forces with (1) a lounge or meeting space for themselves, their spouses or partners, their children, and veterans in the community; and (2) a centralized office for student veteran services that serves as a single point of contact to coordinate comprehensive support services for student veterans.

S 189 - John Randolph Thune
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021
10/08/2021 - Became Public Law No: 117-45.
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase the amounts payable for wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Specifically, the VA must increase the amounts by the same percentage as the cost-of-living increase in benefits for Social Security recipients that is effective on December 1, 2021. The bill requires the VA to publish the amounts payable, as increased, in the Federal Register. The VA is authorized to make a similar adjustment to the rates of disability compensation payable to persons who have not received compensation for service-connected disability or death.

S 202 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
A bill to ensure that veterans receive timely and effective emergency treatment during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.
02/03/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 2089 - Cynthia Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen
Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act of 2021
03/01/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 288.
Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act of 2021 This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from establishing a condition for a cemetery grant that restricts the ability of a state to inter certain reservists (or their spouses and children) at a state-owned veterans' cemetery solely because such individuals are ineligible for burial in an open national cemetery. Specifically, as a condition for grants, the VA cannot restrict the ability of a state to inter a * member of a reserve component whose service was terminated under honorable conditions; * member of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard whose service was terminated under honorable conditions; * member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who died under honorable conditions while a member; and * spouse, minor child, or unmarried adult child of any member described above. The VA is prohibited from (1) denying an application for a grant solely on the basis that the recipient state may use funds to expand, improve, operate, or maintain a veterans' cemetery to allow for the internment of the specified individuals; and (2) enforcing certain conditions on grants for state veterans' cemeteries that were established before the date of enactment of this bill. The bill also provides for plot allowances for the individuals listed in the bill.

S 219 - Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount of certain payments during the emergency period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 2274 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act
11/03/2021 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S 2386 - Richard Blumenthal
Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021
10/20/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

S 2508 - John Francis Reed
Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act
09/13/2022 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act This bill applies certain military consumer credit protections to all consumers. Specifically, the bill caps the interest rate on extensions of consumer credit at 36%.

S 2514 - Michael Shumway Lee
To rename the Provo Veterans Center in Orem, Utah, as the Col. Gail S. Halvorsen Candy Bomber Veterans Center.
12/20/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the Provo Veterans Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Orem, Utah, as the Col. Gail S. Halvorsen "Candy Bomber" Veterans Center.

S 2526 - Daniel Scott Sullivan
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements for the planning, design, and construction of facilities to be operated as shared medical facilities, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.

S 2761 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
Every Veteran Counts Act of 2021
12/15/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

S 2792 - John Francis Reed
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
10/20/2021 - S.Amdt.3863 Senate amendment submitted

S 2794 - Thomas Hawley Tuberville
Supporting Families of the Fallen Act
03/01/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 290.

S 2959 - John Randolph Thune
Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act
12/14/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act This bill revises the Impact Aid Program application process for FY2023. Specifically, the bill requires local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the Impact Aid Program to use the student count or federal property valuation data from their FY2022 program applications, as applicable, for their FY2023 program applications. The program provides funding to LEAs that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property or to those that have experienced increased expenditures due to enrollment of federally connected children (e.g., children living on Indian lands or military bases).

S 3016 - Margaret Coldwell (Wood) Hassan
A bill to address out-of-pocket inequities related to military service uniforms, and for other purposes.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3021 - Kyrsten Lea Sinema
A bill to provide non-medical counseling services for military families.
10/20/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3025 - Raymond Jon Tester
Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2021
03/01/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 289.

S 3083 - Marsha (Wedgeworth) Blackburn
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve veterinary care for retired military working dogs, and for other purposes.
10/27/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3183 - Timothy Michael Kaine
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a program of the Department of Defense to carry out stormwater management projects on or related to military installations to improve the resilience of military installations and defense access roads and protect waterways and stormwater-stressed ecosystems.
11/04/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 3210 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to Black veterans of World War II, and surviving spouses and certain direct descendants of such veterans, eligibility for certain housing loans and educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
11/15/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 3293 - Raymond Jon Tester
Post-9/11 Veterans’ Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2021
12/15/2021 - Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

S 3323 - Kevin John Cramer
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements to the Veterans Justice Outreach Program, and for other purposes.
12/07/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 3447 - Richard Blumenthal
National Service Animals Memorial Act
09/21/2022 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
National Service Animals Memorial Act This bill authorizes the National Service Animals Monument Corporation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate the heroic deeds and sacrifices of service animals and handlers of service animals in the United States. The corporation shall be solely responsible for the acceptance of contributions for, and the payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the commemorative work. The establishment of the commemorative work shall be in accordance with the Commemorative Works Act. Federal funds may not be used to pay any expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work.

S 374 - Robert Menendez
Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2021
09/15/2022 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2021 This bill requires certain issuers of securities to disclose the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of their boards of directors and executive officers, as well as the status of any of those directors and officers as a veteran. It also requires the disclosure of any plan to promote racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among these groups. The Securities and Exchange Commission must establish a Diversity Advisory Group to report on strategies to increase gender, racial, and ethnic diversity among board members.

S 3909 - Timothy Michael Kaine
Military Spouse Hiring Act
03/23/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1751)
Military Spouse Hiring Act This bill expands the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of a qualified military spouse. (The WOTC permits employers who hire individuals who are members of a targeted group such as qualified veterans, ex-felons, or long-term unemployment recipients to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those individuals.) A qualified military spouse is any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as being (as of the hiring date) a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces.

S 4108 - Elizabeth Ann Warren
Protection of Civilians in Military Operations Act
04/28/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4281 - William Morgan Cassidy
Protecting Military Servicemembers' Data Act of 2022
05/19/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S 4337 - James Paul Lankford
Military Spouse Employment Act
08/03/2022 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S 4354 - Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand
MARCH for Military Servicemembers Act
06/07/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4360 - Thomas Jonathan Ossoff
Military Housing Affordability Act of 2022
06/08/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4380 - Elizabeth Ann Warren
Military Vehicle Fleet Electrification Act
06/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4387 - Ladda Tammy Duckworth Bowlsbey
Improving Military Aviation Readiness Act of 2022
06/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4388 - Thomas Jonathan Ossoff
Military Families Mental Health Services Act
06/14/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4428 - Robert Menendez
Taiwan Policy Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 488.

S 4526 - Cory Anthony Booker
Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act
07/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act This bill limits the deportability of certain relatives of current and former members of the Armed Forces. Certain grounds of deportability shall not apply to a qualifying non-U.S. national (alien under federal law) who is (1) the spouse, widow or widower, parent, child, or sibling of a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran; or (2) eligible for a Gold Star lapel button (for certain immediate relatives of a member of the Armed Forces who died while serving). A qualifying non-U.S. national is one who (1) has not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three misdemeanors; and (2) is not a threat to national security or public safety.

S 4653 - Robert Menendez
Department of State Authorization Act of 2022
09/15/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.

S 4742 - Elizabeth Ann Warren
Military Housing Readiness Council Act
08/02/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S 4802 - Maria Elaine Cantwell
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022
09/14/2022 - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S 4822 - Sheldon Whitehouse II
DISCLOSE Act of 2022
09/19/2022 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S 4842 - Rafael Edward Cruz
A bill to require the United States Coast Guard to implement new rules for Merchant Marine credentialing for veterans and members of the Uniformed Services, and for other purposes.
09/13/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S 4900 - Benjamin Louis Cardin
SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022
09/21/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S 4907 - Rafael Edward Cruz
A bill to condition civil and military assistance to the Government of Colombia on certain recurring certifications from the Secretary of State.
09/21/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S 4978 - Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Israel CENTCOM Reclassification Act
12/08/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Israel CENTCOM Reclassification Act

This bill requires the Department of Defense to direct a study on potentially transferring Israel from the area of responsibility of the U.S. European Command to the U.S. Central Command.

S 5001 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
GREEN Building Jobs Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S 5002 - Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act of 2020

This bill requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to provide grants for Research Centers of Diagnostic Excellence to support research in diagnostic quality, safety, and value and establishes the federal Interagency Council on Improving Diagnosis in Health Care within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Research centers must use funds to conduct diagnostic safety and quality research, including high-impact research on novel solutions to reduce patient harm, and to support initiatives to improve diagnosis in medicine. Other activities may include developing and training the diagnostic research workforce and developing and validating measures to assess diagnostic errors.

S 5009 - Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Supporting More Nonprofits Through the PPP Act of 2020
12/10/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Supporting More Nonprofits Through the PPP Act of 2020

This bill expands the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to include certain entities that meet an alternative size standard.

S 5011 - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Economic Empowerment for Underserved Communities Act
12/11/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 5012 - Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Holding Sexual Predators and Online Enablers Accountable Act of 2020
12/11/2020 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S 796 - Ladda Tammy Duckworth Bowlsbey
Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must report on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes for veterans.

S 89 - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the principal or contributory causes of death, and for other purposes.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S 894 - Michael K. Braun
Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021
11/19/2021 - Presented to President.
Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consult with the Department of Defense to identify and refer members of the Armed Forces with health care occupations for employment with the VA during their separation from the Armed Forces. The VA must refer interested members to a recruiter for consideration of open positions in the member's specialty and geography of interest. Referrals must not be made earlier than one year before the member's separation from the Armed Forces.

S 94 - Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to hiring veterans who are receiving educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Defense.
01/28/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S 945 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
Impact Aid Infrastructure Act
09/15/2022 - Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
Impact Aid Infrastructure Act This bill authorizes additional Impact Aid construction grants for FY2022. These grants provide infrastructure assistance to local educational agencies that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property or to those that have experienced increased expenditures due to enrollment of federally connected children (e.g., children living on Indian lands or military bases).

SCONRES 20 - Robert Menendez
A concurrent resolution condemning the October 25, 2021, military coup in Sudan and standing with the people of Sudan.
11/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

SCONRES 24 - John Francis Reed
A concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of the Senate to make corrections in the enrollment of the bill S. 1605.
12/20/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.

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 ...

SJRES 6 - Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
02/03/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing.

The amendment prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product of the United States, unless two-thirds of each chamber of Congress provides for a specific increase above this amount.

The amendment requires a two-thirds vote of each chamber of Congress to impose a new tax, increase the statutory rate of any tax, or increase the aggregate amount of revenue. It requires a three-fifths vote of each chamber to increase the limit on the debt of the United States.

The President must submit an annual budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts and 18% of the gross domestic product of the ...

SRES 22 - Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
A resolution reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador and recognizing the restoration and advancement of economic relations, security, and development opportunities in both nations.
01/28/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S203-204)

This resolution reaffirms the Senate's commitment to the historic partnership between the United States and Ecuador, and it supports actions to strengthen this bilateral relationship. Further, it recognizes President Moreno and his administration for committing to democratic values and commends President Moreno for taking steps to protect freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Ecuador.

SRES 23 - Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron.
02/02/2021 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 01/28/2021 CR S204)

This resolution honors the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron for his accomplishments on and off the baseball field and for defying racism and breaking down racial barriers in the fight for equality.

SRES 24 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
A resolution supporting efforts by the Government and people of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability.
02/02/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S252-253)

This resolution reaffirms support for the people of Colombia in their pursuit of peace, lauds efforts to bring an end to Colombia's internal armed conflict, and reaffirms the partnership between the governments of the United States and Colombia on issues of mutual interest.

SRES 26 - Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and national security of the United States and allies and partners of the United States around the world.
02/03/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: S320-321)

SRES 28 - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
A resolution to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
02/03/2021 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S303; text: CR S322)

SRES 32 - Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
A resolution to constitute the minority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
02/03/2021 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S409; text: CR S323)

SRES 35 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
A resolution condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military's detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate and unconditional release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment, and for other purposes.
02/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S487-488)

SRES 45 - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
02/08/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S581-582)

SRES 480 - Richard Joseph Durbin
A resolution to support an independent and democratic Ukraine against any further Russian military invasion, and for other purposes.
12/16/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

SRES 755 - Christopher Andrew Coons
A resolution recognizing September 11, 2022, as a "National Day of Service and Remembrance".
09/15/2022 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

US HR 1957 - Julia Andrews Brownley
Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2021
09/21/2022 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 10.
Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish infertility treatments, standard fertility preservation services, or both to a covered veteran or partner of a covered veteran if the individuals jointly apply for such treatments or services. A covered veteran is a veteran who has infertility and is enrolled in the VA health care system. Under the bill, in vitro fertilization treatment may only be furnished for up to three completed cycles resulting in live birth or six attempted cycles, whichever occurs first. The VA may furnish in vitro fertilization treatment using donated gametes or embryos. During the interim period before infertility treatment regulations are in effect, the VA must ensure that (1) fertility counseling and treatment for veterans may also be furnished to the partner of a veteran regardless of whether the veteran and the partner are married, and (2) such counseling and treatment may be furnished using donated gametes or embryos.

US HR 2250 - Matthew Martin Rosendale Sr.
Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2021
11/14/2022 - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2021 This bill addresses the management and implementation of information technology projects and investments of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, the bill prohibits the VA from obligating or expending funds for any major information technology project that begins after the date of enactment of this bill unless a report is submitted that includes information on the cost, schedule, and performance of the project, as generated by the business owner of the project. The information in the report must be used as a baseline against which changes or variances are measured and reported on during the life cycle of the project. Projects must be managed by an interdisciplinary team that includes a certified project manager, a functional lead, a technical lead, a contracting officer, and other appropriate personnel. The VA's Chief Information Officer must (1) exercise authority over the management, governance, and oversight processes relating to existing or proposed information technology of the VA's Financial Services Center; and (2) supervise the information technology employees and contractors of the center. The VA must ensure its annual budget justification materials include * a list of its active information technology projects and specified information about such projects, * projected funding needs for projects, and * a prioritized list of every proposed project that is unfunded.

US HR 2521 - Brenda Lulenar Lawrence
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the feasability and advisability of furnishing doula services to certain veterans, and for other purposes.
12/05/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs Act of 2021 or the DOULA for VA Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a five-year pilot program to furnish doula services to pregnant veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. The program must furnish doula services through eligible entities by expanding the VA's Whole Health model to measure the impact that doula support services have on birth and mental health outcomes of pregnant veterans. The Whole Health model is a holistic approach that looks at the many areas of life that may affect health in order to make a health plan suited for each individual based on his or her health goals.

US HR 3480 - Salud Ortiz Carbajal
Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 This bill establishes grants to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws at the state and local levels, extends federal firearms restrictions to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders, and expands related data collection. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. Among its provisions, the bill * directs the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the Department of Justice to establish a grant program to help states, local governments, Indian tribes, and other entities implement extreme risk protection order laws; * extends federal restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, and transportation of firearms and ammunition to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders; and * requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to compile (and later destroy) records from federal, tribal, and state courts and other agencies that identify individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders.

US HR 3482 - Andre D. Carson
National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2022
09/29/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2021 This bill establishes the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation to serve as a national independent forum to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between aviation and aerospace stakeholders to support and promote civil and military aviation and aerospace. The center must perform the following duties * support the development of aviation and aerospace education curricula; * support the professional development of educators using such curricula; * promote aviation and aerospace employment opportunities; * support Armed Forces personnel seeking to transition to a career in civil aviation or an aerospace-related field through outreach, training, apprenticeships, or other means; * serve as a central repository for publicly available economic data, safety data, and research efforts related to the aviation and aerospace sectors; and * serve as a forum, through symposiums, conferences, and other means as appropriate, for cross-disciplinary collaboration among aviation and aerospace stakeholders. Additionally, the center may issue grants to organizations that have experience in, and knowledge of, creating, developing, and delivering or updating (1) high school aviation curricula; or (2) aviation curricula used at institutions of higher education, secondary educations institutions, or by technical training and vocational schools.

US HR 3510 - Hakeem Sekou Jeffries
First Step Implementation Act of 2021
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
First Step Implementation Act of 2021 This bill makes various changes related to federal sentencing law and requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish procedures to ensure the prompt release and accuracy of employment-related background check records. The bill * allows certain reduced mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses to be applied retroactively to offenders who committed their offenses on or before December 21, 2018; * permits a court, in certain circumstances, to grant safety valve relief (i.e., impose a sentence without regard to the statutory mandatory minimum penalty for certain drug offenses) for an otherwise eligible defendant who does not meet the requirement pertaining to criminal history; * permits a court to reduce a sentence imposed on a defendant convicted as an adult for an offense committed as a juvenile if the defendant has served at least 20 years of the sentence; * establishes a process to seal and expunge certain records of juvenile nonviolent offenses; and * requires DOJ to establish and enforce procedures to ensure that records exchanged for employment-related background checks are promptly released and accurate.

US HR 3541 - Bradley Scott Schneider
Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act This bill modifies the Conrad 30 Waiver program, which incentivizes qualified foreign physicians to serve in underserved communities. It also extends statutory authority for the program for three years from this bill's enactment. Aliens coming to the United States under a J-1 nonimmigrant visa to receive medical training typically must leave the country and reside for two years abroad before being eligible to apply for an immigrant visa or permanent residence. The Conrad program waives this requirement for individuals who meet certain qualifications, including serving for a number of years at a health care facility in an underserved area. The bill increases the number of waivers that a state may obtain each fiscal year from 30 to 35 if a certain number of waivers were used the previous year, and provides for further adjustments depending on demand. An alien physician may be employed at an academic medical center to meet the Conrad program's employment requirements if the alien's work is in the public interest, even if the medical center is not in an underserved area. Employment contracts for alien physicians under the Conrad program shall contain certain information, such as the maximum number of on-call hours per week the physician shall have to work. Certain alien physicians (along with the physician's spouse and children) shall be exempt from the direct annual numerical limits on immigration, including those physicians that have met certain requirements related to visas for physicians to serve in underserved areas.

US HR 3544 - Abigail Anne Davis Spanberger
COVS Act
12/05/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 582.
Computers for Veterans and Students Act of 2022 or the COVS Act This bill requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to transfer certain surplus computers and technology equipment to nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and eventual distribution to (1) schools (including home schools), veterans, seniors, and other specified populations in need; and (2) state and local agencies for donation to nonprofit and public entities. Specifically, not later than 30 days after state agencies for surplus property have been given an opportunity to review surplus computer or technology equipment that has been determined to be repairable, the GSA must transfer such equipment to participating nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and distribution. Currently, the GSA operates the Computers for Learning Program, which distributes surplus computers and related technology from federal agencies to schools and educational nonprofits; the program does not allow property to be transferred directly to refurbishers.

US HR 3601 - Conor James Lamb
Fully Informed Veteran Act of 2021
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Fully Informed Veteran Act of 2021 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to authorize physicians and other health care providers of the Veterans Health Administration to provide veterans with information about participating in state-approved marijuana programs if their state has such a program available. Under the bill, the term state includes the District of Columbia, federally recognized tribes, and U.S. territories and possessions.

US HR 3625 - Bobby Lee Rush
United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act This bill repeals the trade embargo on Cuba and other provisions restricting trade and travel to Cuba. The bill also (1) removes restrictions on certain transactions related to trademarks used in connection with a confiscated business or asset, (2) extends nondiscriminatory trade treatment to Cuban products, and (3) prohibits and rescinds limits on remittances to Cuba. The President may, in relation to Cuba, impose new export controls and exercise powers related to declared national emergencies. The bill authorizes common carriers to provide telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba. Travel by U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba may not be regulated or prohibited if such travel would be lawful in the United States. The President shall take all necessary steps to engage with Cuba to (1) negotiate settlements relating to claims that Cuba had taken the property of U.S. nationals, and (2) secure the protection of internationally recognized human rights.

US HR 3647 - Louis Buller Gohmert Jr.
Justice for Warriors Act
11/01/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

US HR 408 - Aston Donald McEachin
Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2021
12/05/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 584.
Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protege Program Act of 2021 This bill provides statutory authority for the mentor-protégé program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under which a mentor firm enters into an agreement with a protégé firm to assist the latter to compete for prime contracts and subcontracts of DHS.

US HR 4601 - Michael Ted Levin
Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act
12/05/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide grants to states to implement programs that improve outreach and assistance to veterans and their families to ensure that such individuals are fully informed about veterans' benefits and programs. Specifically, the VA may provide grants to states to (1) implement or enhance outreach activities or activities to assist in the development and submittal of claims for veterans, or (2) increase the number of county or tribal veterans service officers in the state. The VA must prioritize awarding grants in areas with a critical shortage of county or tribal veterans service officers, areas with high rates of suicide among veterans, and areas with high rates of referrals to the Veterans Crisis Line.

US HR 4772 - Michael Ted Levin
Mark O’Brien VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act
12/05/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Mark O'Brien VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act This bill modifies the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clothing allowance policy for veterans who, due to a service-connected disability, wear a prosthetic, use an orthopedic appliance (e.g., a wheelchair), or use a prescription skin medication that the VA determines causes irreparable damage to clothing. The bill requires the VA to continue the clothing allowance for such a veteran on an annual basis until the veteran elects to no longer receive the allowance, or the VA determines the veteran is no longer eligible for the allowance, whichever occurs first. The bill sets forth a procedure by which the VA must conduct reviews of clothing allowance claims to determine the continued eligibility of veterans. Specifically, the VA must conduct a review (1) five years after the date on which a veteran initially receives a clothing allowance and periodically thereafter, and (2) whenever the VA receives notice that the veteran no longer meets eligibility requirements. If a veteran is eligible for a clothing allowance based on a circumstance that is not subject to change, the VA does not need to review whether the veteran has continued eligibility. If the VA determines, as the result of a review of a claim, that a veteran no longer meets the eligibility requirements for a clothing allowance, the VA must provide notice of the determination and discontinue the clothing allowance. The notice must include a description of applicable actions that may be taken following the determination (e.g., filing a notice of disagreement).

US HR 5481 - Virginia Ann (Palmieri) Foxx
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Forest City, North Carolina, as the "Master Sergeant Jerry K. Crump VA Clinic".
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Forest City, North Carolina, as the Master Sergeant Jerry K. Crump VA Clinic.

US HR 5721 - Mark Allan Takano
VIPER Act of 2021
11/14/2022 - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
VA Infrastructure Powers Exceptional Research Act of 2021 or the VIPER Act of 2021 This bill addresses research activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), particularly those within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). First, the bill provides statutory authority for the VHA's Office of Research and Development to serve veterans through a full spectrum of research, technology transfer, and application. Next, the bill exempts VA research activities from the Paperwork Reduction Act, including research conducted via the Office of Research and Development The VA is authorized to appoint statisticians, economists, data scientists, and other professionals within the VHA. The bill provides a three-year authorization for the VA to enter into transactions, other than contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants, with nontraditional contractors to carry out extramural basic or applied research. Such transactions must meet specified criteria (e.g., the research must not be duplicative of other VA research under another program). Additionally, the VA must notify Congress within 30 days of entering into a transaction and must provide specified information and records to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Congress upon request. The Office of Research and Development is authorized to establish a grant program for certain individuals employed by specified research institutions to conduct research related to health care furnished by the VA. The GAO must study the amount of time dedicated for research for clinician-scientists appointed by the VA. Finally, the bill updates the process by which the VA uses commercial institutional review boards in sponsored clinical trials.

US HR 5918 - James Edward Banks
To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays members of the Armed Forces for certain contributions made by such members towards Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, and for other purposes.
09/29/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill modifies the process for repaying service members and veterans who paid to keep benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, but later chose to utilize Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Specifically, the bill removes the requirement for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue the repayments with the last monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This requirement has limited the repayments to individuals who are receiving stipends. Under the bill, the VA must make such a repayment before the exhaustion of the individual's entitlement to education assistance.

US HR 5943 - William Richardson Timmons IV
To designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Greenville, South Carolina, as the "Lance Corporal Dana Cornell Darnell VA Clinic".
12/05/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
This bill designates the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Greenville, South Carolina, as the Lance Corporal Dana Cornell Darnell Outpatient Clinic.

US HR 6201 - Bonnie M. Watson Coleman
National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act
09/27/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 513.
National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act This bill extends through FY2027 the authority of the National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to establish a memorial on eligible federal land to honor the slaves and free Black persons who served as soldiers and sailors or provided civilian assistance during the American Revolution.

US HR 6722 - Gerald Mark McNerney
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in French Camp, California, as the "Richard A. Pittman VA Clinic".
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in French Camp, California, as the Richard A. Pittman VA Clinic.

US HR 6833 - Angela Dawn Craig
Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.
09/30/2022 - Became Public Law No: 117-180.
Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 This act provides continuing FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies through December 16, 2022, provides supplemental appropriations for assistance to Ukraine, and establishes a compensation program for victims of the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon fire in New Mexico. The act also extends several expiring programs and authorities. (Unless otherwise specified, the extensions referred to in this summary are effective through December 16, 2022.) (Sec. 3) This section provides that references to this Act included in any division of this act refer only to the provisions of the division unless the act expressly provides otherwise. (Sec. 4) This section provides appropriations for a payment to Dean Swihart, the beneficiary of the late Representative Jacqueline Walorski-Swihart. (A gratuity equal to one year's salary has long been given to the heirs or beneficiaries of Members of Congress who die in office.) DIVISION A--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2023 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2023 This division provides continuing FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies through the earlier of December 16, 2022, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations act. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur if the FY2023 appropriations bills have not been enacted when FY2023 begins on October 1, 2022. The CR funds most programs and activities at the FY2022 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations for various programs. (Sec. 101) This section provides FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies for continuing projects or activities at the levels and under the conditions included in specified FY2022 appropriations acts. The section extends several immigration-related programs and specifies several exceptions. It also includes a provision that provides additional funding for the Administration for Children and Families to carry out the Unaccompanied Children Program. (Sec. 102) This section prohibits the Department of Defense (DOD) from funding new or accelerated production of certain projects and other activities and certain multiyear procurements prior to the enactment of the regular annual appropriations act. (Sec. 103) This section specifies that funds provided by Section 101 of this division shall be available to the extent and in the manner that would be provided in the pertinent appropriations act. (Sec. 104) This section prohibits appropriations provided by Section 101 of this division from being used to initiate or resume any project or activity that was not funded during FY2022. (Sec. 105) This section specifies that appropriations provided by the CR are to be used to conduct FY2023 activities and programs during the period of the CR. (Sec. 106) This section continues the appropriations provided by this division through the earlier of December 16, 2022, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations act. (Sec. 107) This section requires expenditures for activities funded in this division to be charged to the full-year appropriations bill and relevant account when the applicable appropriations bill becomes law. (Sec. 108) This section waives the normal time limitations for submission and approval of apportionments of accounts funded in annual appropriations acts. (Sec. 109) This section limits disbursements for programs that would otherwise have high initial rates of operation or would complete distribution of funding at the beginning of the fiscal year if those actions would impinge on final congressional funding prerogatives. (Sec. 110) This section requires this division to be implemented so that only the most limited funding action permitted by this division is taken in order to provide for continuation of projects and activities. (Sec. 111) This section continues funding for certain appropriated entitleme

US HR 6863 - Stephen Ira Cohen
To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Memphis, Tennessee, as the "Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr. VA Medical Center".
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Memphis, Tennessee, as the Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr. VA Medical Center.

US HR 7132 - Ann L. McLane Kuster
Safe Connections Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Became Public Law No: 117-223.
Safe Connections Act of 2022 This bill establishes requirements concerning access to communication services for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and related harms. At a survivor's request, a mobile service provider must separate from a shared mobile service contract the survivor's line (and the line of any individual in the survivor's care) from the abuser's line unless separation is operationally or technologically infeasible. A survivor requesting this must (1) verify through appropriate documentation that an individual under the contract committed or allegedly committed an act of domestic violence, trafficking, or a related criminal act against the survivor; and (2) assume financial responsibility for services after a line separation. A provider may not charge fees or impose other requirements on such requests. Additionally, a provider must * separate the line within two business days of receiving a request; * allow requests to be made remotely (if feasible); * meet conditions related to confidentiality of, disposal of, and other matters concerning communications about requests; and * make information about the process for requests available through consumer-facing communications (e.g., websites). The bill (1) provides liability protection for providers' acts or omissions undertaken to comply with such requests, and (2) requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules for these requests. Additionally, the FCC must (1) expand access to federally subsidized communication services for survivors facing financial hardship, and (2) evaluate this expanded access. The FCC must also consider rules requiring communication service providers to omit from consumer-facing logs calls and texts to hotlines for domestic violence and similar issues while retaining internal records.

US HR 7158 - Glen Clay Higgins
Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act
12/05/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into contracts to pay for specified veterans (i.e., certain veterans who have service-connected disabilities and require nursing home care) to be placed in medical foster homes at their request. A medical foster home is a home designed to provide non-institutional, long-term, supportive care for veterans who are unable to live independently and prefer a family setting. Veterans receiving such care must agree, as a condition of payment for their care, to accept home health services furnished by the VA. Under the bill, no more than a daily average of 900 veterans may have their care in a medical foster home covered by the VA. The VA must create a monitoring system to assess its workload in carrying out the medical foster home payments. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office must submit to Congress reports that assess the implementation of this program and provide recommendations for improvements.

US HR 7277 - Christopher Charles Pappas
Improving Oversight of the Veterans Community Care Providers Act of 2022
11/14/2022 - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Improving Oversight of the Veterans Community Care Providers Act of 2022 This bill requires the Veterans Health Administration to carry out a plan to improve the methods by which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) identifies health care providers that are not eligible to participate in the Veterans Community Care Program. The VA must certify to Congress it has implemented the plan not later than December 31, 2022.

US HR 7903 - Haley Maria Stevens
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic located in Canton, Michigan, as the "Major General Oliver W. Dillard VA Clinic".
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Canton, Michigan, as the Major General Oliver W. Dillard VA Clinic.

US HR 7925 - Raul Ruiz
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic located in Palm Desert, California, as the "Sy Kaplan VA Clinic".
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Palm Desert, California, as the Sy Kaplan VA Clinic.

US HR 7946 - Mark Allan Takano
Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022 This bill addresses immigration-related issues pertaining to noncitizen (or non-U.S. national) military veterans, including by authorizing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide lawful permanent resident status to a veteran subject to removal. If a noncitizen veteran appears to be eligible for lawful permanent resident status under this bill, that veteran must receive a reasonable opportunity to apply for such status and may not be removed until there is a final administrative decision on the veteran's eligibility. For the purposes of providing such status under this bill, DHS may waive any applicable grounds of inadmissibility, except for certain crime- or security-related grounds. The bill also extends certain deadlines relating to obtaining citizenship after serving in the Armed Forces. DHS must create a system for identifying noncitizens who are or may be veterans. Before initiating removal proceedings against a noncitizen, DHS must attempt to determine whether the noncitizen is a veteran. DHS must ensure that veteran status is considered in immigration proceedings. The bill also requires U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Defense to take certain actions to facilitate opportunities for military recruits and veterans to obtain U.S. citizenship, such as by training Judge Advocate General Corps members to act as liaisons between the Armed Forces and USCIS on servicemember citizenship applications. The bill also establishes the Military Family Immigration Advisory Committee to provide recommendations on cases involving the removal of a servicemember, veteran, or certain family members of such an individual. The bill also waives certain grounds of inadmissibility (e.g., being unlawfully present in the United States) for certain noncitizens applying for lawful permanent resident status as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen who has served at least two years in the Armed Forces.

US HR 8656 - James Edward Banks
To designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mishawaka, Indiana, as the "Jackie Walorski VA Clinic".
09/30/2022 - Became Public Law No: 117-179.
This act designates the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mishawaka, Indiana, as the Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.

US HR 8852 - Sara Josephine Jacobs
End Veteran Hunger Act of 2022
09/21/2022 - Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
End Veteran Hunger Act of 2022 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a five-year pilot program to make grants to eligible entities (e.g., nonprofit organizations, veterans service organizations, or government agencies) to support partnerships that address food insecurity among veterans and their family members, including veterans who utilize Vet Center services and those who have recently transitioned from serving as members of the Armed Forces to civilian life.

US HR 8854 - Douglas Lee LaMalfa
Veterans Medical Mileage Adjustment Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

US HR 8958 - Patrick Edward Fallon
Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2022
09/22/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.

US HR 8978 - Rebecca Michelle Sherrill
Donut Dollies Congressional Gold Medal Act
09/22/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

US HR 8980 - Michael George Glen Waltz
Preserving the Gulf Test Range to Ensure Military Readiness Act
09/22/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

US HR 9010 - Michael Thomas McCaul Sr.
Taiwan Policy Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Homeland Security, 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.

US HR 9017 - Scott Harvey Peters
Veterans Claims Education Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

US HR 9073 - Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
Hannah Cvancara Service Act
09/29/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Hannah Cvancara Service Act This bill prohibits the Department of Defense or military departments from excluding a person with an amputated limb from assignment to a medical personnel position if such an individual meets physical fitness and other required standards for the position.

US HR 9077 - Elissa Blair Slotkin
Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act
09/29/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

US HR 9096 - Steven Joseph Chabot
Gray Zone Defense Assessment Act
09/30/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

US HR 9120 - August Lee Pfluger II
Baltic Reassurance Act
09/30/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

US HR 9274 - David John Trone
Ritchie Boys Congressional Gold Medal Act
11/03/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

US HR 9275 - Stephen Allen Womack
BNA Fairness Act
11/03/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
BNA Fairness Act This bill excludes from gross income, for income tax purposes, the basic needs allowance of members of the Armed Forces.

US HR 9279 - James Varni Panetta
Smart Act
11/07/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

US HR 9282 - Timothy Floyd Burchett
Veterans Protection from Fraud Act
11/10/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

US HR 9283 - Troy A. Carter Sr.
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report on the Warrior Training Advancement Course of the Veterans Benefit Administration.
11/10/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

US HR 9288 - Bradley Scott Schneider
Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act of 2022
11/10/2022 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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.

US HR 9290 - Norma Judith (Barillas) Torres
The Enrique Roman-Martinez Military Cold Case Justice Act of 2022
11/10/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

US HR 9313 - Danny K. Davis
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low-income housing tax credit.
11/16/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

US S 1725 - Marion Michael Rounds
A bill to grant a Federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated.
11/25/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
This bill grants a federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans Inc., which is a nonprofit corporation organized in the United States.

US S 2159 - Marco Antonio Rubio
A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 400 College Drive, Middleburg, Florida, as the "Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic", and for other purposes.
12/05/2022 - Signed by President.
This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Middleburg, Florida, as the Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or the A.K. Baker VA Clinic.

US S 2293 - Gary Charles Peters Sr.
CREW Act
09/29/2022 - Became Public Law No: 117-178.
Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce Act of 2021 or the CREW Act This bill makes employment protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) applicable to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reservists who deploy to major disaster and emergency sites. It allows such reservists to claim such rights under USERRA even if they do not provide notice of their absence from work due to deployment.

US S 2607 - Alejandro Padilla
Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to the 53 hostages of the Iran Hostage Crisis (November 4, 1979-January 21, 1981) in recognition of their bravery and endurance throughout their captivity.

US S 2773 - Patrick Joseph Leahy
Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2021 This bill modifies the responsibilities of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) satellite offices, increases the discount on patent-related fees for small and micro entities, and addresses related issues. Specifically, the bill modifies the statutory purpose of PTO satellite offices to include outreach and retention activities targeting underrepresented groups and individuals from economically, geographically, and demographically diverse backgrounds. For each satellite office established after January 1, 2021, the PTO must consider the office's proximity to anchor institutions (e.g., hospitals primarily serving veterans and institutions of higher education) and populations that are underrepresented in patent filings, including rural populations. The PTO must establish (1) a satellite office in the southeastern United States within three years of this bill's enactment, (2) at least two community outreach offices in each region of the United States within five years of this bill's enactment, and (3) a pilot program to help prospective first-time patent applicants assess the viability of a potential patent application. The PTO must also (1) conduct and report to Congress a study on patent pro bono programs, including whether such programs are sufficiently serving underrepresented groups; and (2) use the study's findings to update such pro bono programs.

US S 3196 - Roger Frederick Wicker
Improving Protections for Midshipmen Act
12/07/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 597.
Improving Protections for Midshipmen Act This bill addresses sexual harassment and sexual assault at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and provides for greater diversity and inclusion at the academy and within the maritime transportation system workforce. The Department of Transportation (DOT) shall establish a Sexual Assault Advisory Council to review the academy's policy on sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and other relevant matters related to sexual assault and sexual harassment. The DOT's Maritime Administration shall (1) establish an information management system to track the number of sexual assault or sexual harassment incidents every fiscal year at the academy, and (2) implement comprehensive in-person sexual assault risk-reduction and response training for all midshipmen at the academy. Additionally, the bill designates a Special Victims' Counsel to provide legal assistance to any cadet of the academy who is the victim of a sex-related offense. Further, the Coast Guard shall assess the feasibility of implementing a program modeled on the Catch a Serial Offender program of the Department of Defense. The bill also expands the authority of the Coast Guard to suspend or revoke a mariner's license on grounds related to sexual harassment or assault. With respect to diversity and inclusion, DOT shall establish an interagency task force to discuss and share tools and practices that promote diversity and inclusiveness within the maritime transportation system workforce. The Maritime Administration shall promulgate a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to increase recruiting efforts in historically underrepresented communities.

US S 3369 - Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act
11/14/2022 - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta VA Medical Center.

US S 3381 - John Randolph Thune
Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2021
12/06/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 590.
Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2021 This bill sets forth requirements for the processing of a proposed residential leasehold mortgage, business leasehold mortgage, land mortgage, or right-of-way document by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau must notify lenders upon receipt of such documentation, perform a preliminary review of such documents not later than 10 days after receipt, and approve or disapprove of such documents within 20 or 30 days, depending on the type of application. Additionally, the bill sets forth requirements for the bureau regarding (1) response times for the completion of certified title status reports, (2) notification of delays in processing, and (3) the form of notices and delivery of certain reports. The bill also provides relevant federal agencies and Indian tribes with read-only access to the Trust Asset and Accounting Management System maintained by the bureau. The Government Accountability Office must report on digitizing documents for the purpose of streamlining and expediting the completion of mortgage packages for residential mortgages on Indian land. Finally, the bill establishes within the bureau's Division of Real Estate Services the position of Realty Ombudsman.

US S 3388 - Raymond Jon Tester
Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2021
12/06/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 589.

US S 3447 - Richard Blumenthal
National Service Animals Memorial Act
09/21/2022 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
National Service Animals Memorial Act This bill authorizes the National Service Animals Monument Corporation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate the heroic deeds and sacrifices of service animals and handlers of service animals in the United States. The corporation shall be solely responsible for the acceptance of contributions for, and the payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the commemorative work. The establishment of the commemorative work shall be in accordance with the Commemorative Works Act. Federal funds may not be used to pay any expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work.

US S 3650 - Thomas Richard Carper
PLUM Act of 2022
12/05/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 574.

US S 4064 - Joseph Manchin III
International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 604.
International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022 This bill addresses cooperation with ally or partner nations on nuclear energy-related issues. For example, the bill requires (1) the Department of State to meet with ally or partner nations with the aim of enhancing nuclear energy cooperation, (2) the Department of Energy to establish fast-track procedures to authorize nuclear energy-related exports to qualifying countries, and (3) the State Department to award grants to qualifying countries that are developing civil nuclear programs.

US S 4337 - James Paul Lankford
Military Spouse Employment Act
12/01/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.

US S 4359 - Thomas Jonathan Ossoff
Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022
11/14/2022 - At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022 This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional Office in Georgia as the Senator Johnny Isakson Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional Office or the Isakson VA Atlanta Regional Office.

US S 4399 - Sherrod Campbell Brown
All-American Flag Act
09/28/2022 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
All-American Flag Act This bill prohibits agencies from using funds to procure a U.S. flag unless such flag has been manufactured in the United States from materials that have been U.S. grown, produced, or manufactured. The bill specifies exceptions to this prohibition, including an exception if flags of satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity cannot be procured as needed at market prices.

US S 4509 - Cynthia Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen
Black Sea Security Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 605.

US S 4516 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
Combating Obstructive National Security Underreporting of Legitimate Threats (CONSULT) Act of 2022
12/05/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 575.
Combating Obstructive National Security Underreporting of Legitimate Threats (CONSULT) Act of 2022 This bill directs the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to develop governmentwide procurement policy and guidance to mitigate and eliminate organizational conflicts of interest relating to contracts involving national security or foreign policy. Specifically, contracts with China and Russia, and for consulting services relating to crimes against humanity, are highlighted as being of particular concern.

US S 4577 - Gary Charles Peters Sr.
Clear and Concise Content Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
Clear and Concise Content Act of 2022 This bill requires the use of plain writing when the federal government provides information about benefits and services. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) must rescind outdated guidance and issue new guidance for the creation, maintenance, and use of covered content at agencies. Covered content means any content that is necessary for obtaining a federal benefit or service or for filing taxes or that provides information about * such benefit or service; * federal agency operations, policies, or guidance of material importance to, and posted publicly by, the agency; * how to interact with or provide feedback to an agency regarding its operations, policies, or guidance; or * how to navigate or interact with an agency website, digital service, or office. The OMB must report annually to Congress on this bill's implementation and may make such reports available on a public website. Each agency must ensure compliance. The bill incorporates plain writing requirements into statutory provisions pertaining to new websites and digital services.

US S 4802 - Maria Elaine Cantwell
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022
09/29/2022 - S.Amdt.6290 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

US S 4816 - Thomas Jonathan Ossoff
Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022 This bill directs the Office of the Archivist of the United States to submit to Congress a comprehensive plan for eliminating the backlog of requests for records from, and improving the efficiency and responsiveness of operations at, the National Personnel Records Center. Such plan must include * the number and percentage of unresolved veteran record requests that have been pending for more than 20 days, 90 days, and one year; * target time frames to eliminate the backlog; * a detailed plan for using existing funds to improve technology infrastructure, including secure access to appropriate agency federal records, to prevent future backlogs; * actions to improve customer service for requesters; * measurable goals with respect to the comprehensive plan and metrics for tracking progress toward such goals; and * strategies to prevent future record request backlogs, including backlogs caused by an event that prevents employees of the center from reporting to work in person. The office must submit updates of such plan at specified intervals.

US S 4900 - Benjamin Louis Cardin
SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022
09/30/2022 - Became Public Law No: 117-183.
SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and modifies the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and related pilot programs. The SBIR and STTR programs are administered by various federal agencies and provide competitive awards for domestic small businesses to conduct research and development projects that have the potential for commercialization. The bill requires agencies with an SBIR or STTR program to assess the security risks presented by applicants with financial ties or obligations to certain foreign countries. The programs may not make awards to businesses with certain connections to foreign entities. Additionally, businesses with more than a specified number of prior awards must meet expanded minimum performance standards. The Small Business Administration's Office of Inspector General must audit the small businesses subject to these expanded performance standards. The bill also establishes various reporting requirements, including directing the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Science Foundation to assess the national security and research and integrity risks of the SBIR and STTR programs. The Government Accountability Office must evaluate and report on aspects of the programs such as the subcontracting practices of award recipients.

US S 4907 - Rafael Edward Cruz
CAUTION Act
09/21/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

US S 4925 - Marsha (Wedgeworth) Blackburn
Preserving the Readiness of our Armed Forces Act of 2022
09/22/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Preserving the Readiness of our Armed Forces Act of 2022 This bill provides that a member of the National Guard (or another reserve component) must maintain access to pay and benefits while a request for a religious or health accommodation is pending. Additionally, a member of an active or reserve component of the Armed Forces may not be involuntarily separated from the Armed Forces based solely on COVID-19 vaccination status until specified recruiting goals are achieved.

US S 4943 - Marco Antonio Rubio
Preserving the Gulf Test Range to Ensure Military Readiness Act
09/22/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

US S 4947 - Cynthia Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen
Defense EXPORTS Act
09/22/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

US S 4955 - Todd Christopher Young
Ukraine Human Rights Policy Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 606.

US S 4957 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army to establish sex-neutral high fitness standards for combat Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs).
09/27/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
This bill requires the Department of the Army to establish sex-neutral fitness standards for combat Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) that are higher than those for non-combat MOSs and brief Congress on the established combat MOSs and the methodology for determining such MOSs.

US S 4958 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2022
09/27/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program (which provides financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing or transitioning from homelessness) and the program that provides additional and comprehensive services for homeless veterans at certain locations.

US S 4960 - Mazie Keiko Hirono
Keeping Our Commitment to Overseas Veterans Act of 2022
09/27/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Keeping Our Commitment to Overseas Veterans Act of 2022 This bill reauthorizes the operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in the Philippines through September 30, 2023.

US S 4975 - Richard Blumenthal
Veterans Claims Education Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

US S 4989 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
DOD Energy Strategy Act of 2022
09/28/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

US S 5010 - Lindsey Olin Graham
Ensuring Ukrainian Sovereignty Act
09/29/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

US S 5016 - Lisa Ann Murkowski
Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022
12/07/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022 This bill designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage, Alaska, as the Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System.

US S 5018 - Richard Lynn Scott
DHS Restrictions on Confucius Institutes and Chinese Entities of Concern Act
09/29/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
DHS Restrictions on Confucius Institutes and Chinese Entities of Concern Act This bill restricts funding to an institution of higher education (IHE) that has a relationship with a Chinese entity of concern or Confucius Institute. A Confucius Institute is a cultural institute directly or indirectly funded by the Chinese government. Specifically, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must ensure that an IHE that has awarded a contract to, entered into an agreement with, or received an in-kind donation or gift from a Chinese entity of concern or Confucius Institute is ineligible to receive specified funds from DHS. The IHE may regain eligibility for these funds if it terminates the relationship.

US S 5034 - Thomas Bryant Cotton
A bill to authorize additional appropriations to increase the production of munitions and ammunition to deter Russian and Chinese aggression, and for other purposes.
09/29/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

US S 5055 - Alejandro Padilla
Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022
09/29/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5553)

US S 5059 - James Paul Lankford
A bill to improve the pilot program on acceptance by the Department of Veterans Affairs of donated facilities and related improvements to account for issues relating to inflation, and for other purposes.
09/30/2022 - Held at the desk.

US S 5060 - Amy Jean Klobuchar
Paul D. Wellstone Building Act of 2022
12/01/2022 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Paul D. Wellstone Building Act of 2022 This bill designates the federal building located at 212 Third Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the Paul D. Wellstone Federal Building.

US S 5076 - Joni Kay (Culver) Ernst
A bill to require training for employees of Federal agencies that award less than 3 percent of prime contracts to small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
11/14/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

US S 5089 - John Nichols Boozman
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reinstate criminal penalties for persons charging veterans unauthorized fees relating to claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
11/15/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

US S 5108 - Robert Jones Portman
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
11/16/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

US S 5173 - Elizabeth Ann Warren
A bill to amend title 31 and title 10, United States Code, to address claims of the United States Government relating to certain treatment received by civilians at military medical treatment facilities, and for other purposes.
12/01/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

US S 5181 - Raymond Jon Tester
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to mental health and suicide prevention outreach to minority veterans and American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and for other purposes.
12/05/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

US S 5200 - Cynthia Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility of members of the National Guard for housing loans guaranteed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
12/07/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.