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July 2020 Monthly Legislative Wrap-Up


July 2020 Legislative Updates

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.7481 the RESTART Act establishes a loan program for businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7562 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for youth sports, to amend the Small Business Act to establish a loan program for youth sports providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Max Rose
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7603 amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require congressional notice if the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States notifies a party to a covered transaction that the Committee has completed all action with respect to such transaction, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.7639 imposes sanctions with respect to Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system.
Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.7705 amends the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 with respect to the Susquehanna, Delaware, and Potomac River Basin Commissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.7720 permits child care providers that receive payment for services provided under the of [sic] the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to use a portion of such payment to pay the cost of sanitization and other costs associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, necessary to protect the health of participating children and child care workers.
Sponsored by Rep. Gil Cisneros
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7770 provides Capitol-flown flags to the immediate family of frontline workers who died as a result of their service in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sponsored by Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7777 provides automatic forgiveness for paycheck protection program loans under $150,000, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.7809 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a HOPE Preferred Equity Facility to guarantee certain financial investments of commercial borrowers affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.7837 provides a payroll tax credit for certain employee dependent care expenses paid by employers.
Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.7843 amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to promote reforestation following unplanned events on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7883 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program under which the Secretary awards grants to States or State departments of agriculture for the purposes of providing support to agricultural fairs for losses sustained due to COVID-19.
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7896 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the carbon capture credit to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the carbon oxide sequestration tax credit.
Sponsored by Rep. Jack Bergman

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.7480 the COVID-19 Veterans Memorial Extension Act extends by one year the legislative authority under section 8903(e) of title 40, United States Code, for certain commemorative works.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.7484 the Preventing China from Exploiting COVID-19 Act directs the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a report on efforts by the People’s Republic of China to exploit the COVID–19 pandemic to advance the national security and foreign policy interests of China.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jared Golden and Rep. Max Rose

H.R.7485 the SAFE Workers Act directs the National Labor Relations Board to implement a system and procedures to conduct representation elections remotely using an electronic voting system, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Max Rose

H.R.7489 the Long Bridge Act of 2020 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Commonwealth of Virginia or the District of Columbia certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service for the construction of rail and other infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.7496 the COVID PREPARE Act requires Federal agencies to submit plans for responding to any resurgence of COVID–19, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Max Rose, and Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7500 the Limit on the Expansion of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act limits further expansion of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Jason Crow, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7540 the PLANT Act of 2020 imposes enhanced penalties for conduct relating to unlawful production of a controlled substance on Federal property or while intentionally trespassing on the property of another that causes environmental damage, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Salud Carbajal

H.R.7541 the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jack Bergman, Rep. Gil Cisneros, and Rep. Max Rose

H.R.7551 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2020 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct outreach to inform certain individuals of their potential eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7552 the PREPARE Act reauthorizes and limits the pre-disaster mitigation program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jack Bergman and Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7558 clarifies the authority of the Department of Energy to dispose of certain foreign-origin fissile or radiological materials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7565 authorizes the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.7566 allows the Administrator of the General Services Administration to transfer certain surplus computers and technology equipment to nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and distribution, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.7574 the Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020 amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7577 amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces to participate in the Skillbridge program of the Department of Defense.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Max Rose

H.R.7583 requires the disclosure of a camera or recording capability in certain internet-connected devices.
Sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.7588 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to [sic] of the ability of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security to fulfill its current mission requirements, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7589 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish term limits for the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7590 establishes in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security a pilot program for the purpose of carrying out a talent exchange program between the private sector and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7595 provides the Administrator of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program the authority to waive the Federal fund limitation for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal and Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7623 requires the Secretary of State to submit a plan to eliminate the passport application backlog, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.7631 amends title VI of the Social Security Act to extend the permissible use of funds timeframe under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.7632 prohibits a jurisdiction that defunds the police from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7675 modifies and extends the update of the Department of Defense Freedom of Navigation Report.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.7690 establishes a payment program for unexpected loss of markets and revenues to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7695 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect, analyze, and report qualitative and quantitative data on the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7704 amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish the Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Pilot Program, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7707 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for the uncollectible accounts of eligible wholesale distributors.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7728 amends title 38, United States Code, to establish presumptions of service-connection for members of the Armed Forces who contract COVID-19 under certain circumstances, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jack Bergman

H.R.7747 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the Solid Start program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.7761 provides for student loan forgiveness for public service workers whose employment may have been affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.7795 amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to access and submit disability benefit questionnaire forms of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.7797 establishes a comprehensive, long-term United States strategy and policy for the Pacific Islands, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7799 designates a portion of United States Route 80 in Alabama as the “John R. Lewis Voting Rights Highway”, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal and Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7810 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3519 East Walnut Street in Pearland, Texas, as the “Tom Reid Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.7811 amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a reduction in loan fees for certain veterans affected by major disasters.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.7832 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4020 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas, as the “Benny C. Martinez Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.7866 directs the Secretary of Defense to award grants and carry out other activities to develop alternatives to aqueous film-forming foam, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Mike Gallagher and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.7868 amends the Public Health Service Act to improve the health and well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers through the implementation of infant-toddler court teams within States, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.7884 requires the Internal Revenue Service to establish a procedure by which parents may immediately claim the recovery rebate amount for children born in 2020.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta