|TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Suspensions (23 bills):
This bill provides for research on the causes, consequences and prevalence of, as well as interventions for preventing, sexual harassment in the STEM workforce. The bill also directs coordination among federal science agencies efforts to address sexual harassment involving federally funded researchers.
This bill names the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.
This bill ensures the intensity of energy and water is considered in the Department of Energy’s energy research, development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and clean water resources.
This bill directs the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.
This bill reauthorizes (through 2024) and amends the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2014 (originally sponsored by Tom Reed and Joseph P. Kennedy, III).
This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research related to opioid addiction.
This bill authorizes the DOE to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct research to improve veterans’ healthcare.
This resolution opposes efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel by the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement; supports a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states living side by side in peace, security, and mutual recognition; and affirms Americans’ constitutionally protected right to protest and criticize the policies of U.S. or foreign governments.
This bill authorizes the 10-year assistance memorandum of understanding with Israel signed by President Obama; authorizes and encourages new avenues for cooperation between the United States and Israel; and provides a path forward for the resumption of assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, including humanitarian, economic, people-to people and security assistance.
This bill mandates new sanctions against state-sponsors of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It includes a broad humanitarian exception to ensure that humanitarian assistance can be provided to vulnerable Palestinians.
This resolution calls on the Government of Cameroon to respect the fundamental rights of all Cameroonian citizens and follow through on initiatives developed to address grievances in the Anglophone region. It also urges separatist groups to engage with Cameroonian government officials, civil society, and religious leaders to express grievances and engage in efforts to resolve the conflict, and to stop committing human rights abuses and inciting violence and hate speech.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to make veteran benefits fact sheets available both in print and online in Spanish and Tagalog.
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a women’s health transition training pilot program to improve understanding and access to health care benefits VA provides to transitioning women service members. The pilot also requires a report at the end of the pilot on the number of participates, the number of courses held and the locations in which the program operated.
This bill modifies and increases the amounts of assistance in the Department of Veterans Affairs adaptive housing grant. The legislation also expands the military survivors scholarship program.
This bill designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for an initial 18-month period beginning on the date of enactment. Such designation would allow eligible nationals of Venezuela who are in the United States on the date of enactment to register for TPS benefits, including temporary immigration status and employment authorization.
The bill provides that certain veterans’ disability benefits should not be treated as income for purposes of the Bankruptcy Code’s means test.
The bill extends the temporary authorization exempting certain qualifying reserve component members of the Armed Services and National Guard members from the Bankruptcy Code’s means test for four years.
The bill requires the appointment of an individual to serve as the trustee in a small business chapter 11 bankruptcy case; require such trustee to monitor the debtor’s progress toward confirmation of a reorganization plan; and authorizes the court to confirm a plan over the objection of the debtor’s creditors, under certain circumstances. The bill also includes two provisions, not limited to small business chapter 11 cases, pertaining to preferential transfers.
The bill amends the American Legion’s charter to expand the individuals the organization can consider for membership.
This bill reauthorizes, strengthens, and supports the United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, and help ensure a 21st century maritime transportation system for America. H.R. 3409 authorizes a total of $11.1 billion in discretionary funding for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2020, and $11.6 billion for fiscal year 2021 to execute their eleven statutory missions and support their 41,000 member force.
This bill directs the Office of Management and Budget to compile, aggregate, and organize all federal disaster relief assistance information it currently collects into an annually produced, user-friendly, publicly-available report.
This bill directs the transfer of a bridge over the Wabash River from the White County Bridge Commission (in Indiana) to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority.
This establishes a centralized online repository for the submission of details, updates, and expenditures of specific disaster recovery activities by federal agencies. The bill would also make the submitted information publicly available through a subpage on USASpending.gov.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.”