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June 2020 Monthly Legislative Wrap-Up


June 2020 Legislative Updates

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.7069 the WATER Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of Defense to assess and report on the water scarcity evaluation practices of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.7091 the Defense Community Investment Act amends title 10, United States Code, to codify and rename the Office of Economic Adjustment of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.7167 the Pandemic Fishery Disaster Response Act amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to add a pandemic as a potential cause of a fishery resource disaster.
Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7176 the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act of 2020 amends title 10, United States Code, to improve dependent coverage under the TRICARE Young Adult Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.7203 directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program on the implementation of mitigating actions to address vulnerabilities to defense critical electric infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7222 provides for a credit against employment taxes for certain virus transmission prevention expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7265 improves assistance provided by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to small manufacturers in the defense industrial supply chain on matters relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Salud Carbajal

H.R.7299 prohibits the use of telephone calls or text messages for unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7342 requires a report on accelerated payments to certain small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.7343 limits the use of funds to reduce the number of Armed Forces deployed to Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.7361 clarifies and expands sanctions applicable with respect to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream pipeline projects.
Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.7391 amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove certain geographic and originating site restrictions on the furnishing of telehealth services under the Medicare program.
Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7403 amends the Small Business Act to exempt certain contracts awarded to small business concerns from category management requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.7072 the SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify Congress regularly of reported cases of burn pit exposure, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.7081 the Protecting Our Servicemembers’ Care Act of 2020 directs the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on lapses in coverage under the TRICARE program for certain members of the National Guard and reserve components.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7090 the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act amends title VI of the Social Security Act to establish the Coronavirus County Relief Fund, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7092 the Great American Outdoors Act amends title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jared Golden and Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7096 the National AI Research Resource Task Force Act of 2020 establishes the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7105 the Homeless Veterans Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jack Bergman and Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.7111 the Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a retraining assistance program for unemployed veterans, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jack Bergman

H.R.7132 the Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act provides accountability with respect to international reporting and monitoring of outbreaks of novel viruses and diseases.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.7148 the United States-Israel Military Capability Act of 2020 establishes a United States-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.7154 the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve and ensure ongoing Medicare beneficiary access to outpatient therapy services, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7155 forms the National Commission on Modernizing Military Installation Designations, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.7183 amends title 36, United States Code, to designate the Freedom Flag as an official symbol of the United States to honor and remember the victims and emergency responders who died on September 11, 2001, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Elaine Luria and Rep. Max Rose

H.R.7189 establishes a youth study abroad program in the Department of State for United States secondary school students to study in Normandy, France, to learn about the relationship between the United States and France, the World War II military operation known as Operation Overlord, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7197 the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020 establishes a $120,000,000,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide structured relief to food service or drinking establishments through December 31, 2020, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.7204 directs the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit to Congress a report examining the cybersecurity of mobile service networks, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.7208 the PPP Access for Rural Hospitals Act amends the Small Business Act to include hospitals serving rural areas or areas of persistent poverty in the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.7212 amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for additional reforms regarding the management and condition of privatized military housing, to expand reforms to include Government-owned and Government-controlled military family housing, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.7232 amends title 5, United States Code, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Elaine Luria and Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7239 reauthorizes the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Oil Region National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.7253 amends the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Lead Exposure Registry, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jack Bergman

H.R.7257 directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out activities to develop, secure, and effectively implement fifth generation information and communications technology within the Department of Defense.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7269 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7289 directs the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency to carry out a pilot program for temporary issuance of maternity-related uniform items to pregnant members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.7292 amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for forgiveness of certain accelerated and advance payments under parts A and B of the Medicare program.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Seth Moulton, Rep. Max Rose, and Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.7298 extends the period for obligations or expenditures for amounts obligated for the National Disaster Resilience competition.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.7320 amends the Small Business Act to require equitable adjustments to certain construction contracts, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.7321 amends the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to establish grants to support the establishment of personal reemployment accounts to assist Americans in gaining skills and returning to work following the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.7331 establishes the Office of the National Cyber Director, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7376 establishes an advisory board on national security innovation activities and extends the pilot program on defense manufacturing, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.7382 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations that grant constructive credit towards retirement for a member of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who cannot complete minimum annual training requirements due to cancellation or other extenuating circumstance arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.7393 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a program to reduce barriers to entry for farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners in certain private markets, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon and Rep. Jim Baird