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    August 2020 Monthly Legislative Wrap-Up

    August 2020 Legislative Updates


    H.R.7927 the Military Spouses Retirement Security Actamends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit to small employers with respect to each employee who is a military spouse and eligible to participate in a defined contribution plan of the employer.
    Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

    H.R.7931 the PIRCS Act directs the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish an interagency working group to coordinate Federal activities to advance research and development needed to address PFAS.
    Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

    H.R.7978 the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Actincreases wildfire preparedness and response throughout the United States.
    Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Salud Carbajal

    H.R.8005 the Veterans Access to Online Treatment Actdirects the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans access to computerized cognitive behavioral therapy.
    Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden

    H.R.8040 the Small Business Last Mile Act of 2020 directs the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a grant program to facilitate the provision of high-speed broadband service to small business concerns in rural areas.
    Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden

    H.R.8076 the State Veterans Home Domiciliary Care Flexibility Actauthorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive certain eligibility requirements for a veteran to receive per diem payments for domiciliary care at a State home.
    Sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden

    H.R.8094 the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act addresses behavioral health and well-being among health care professionals.
    Sponsored by Rep. Max Rose
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

    H.R.8105 improves the ability of veterans with medical training to assist the United States in response to national emergencies.
    Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb


    H.R.7950 the Emergency Family Stabilization Act provides emergency relief to youth, children, and families experiencing homelessness, in light of the health and economic consequences of COVID-19.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

    H.R.7996 the Rural Equal Aid Act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to subsidize payments on loans made under certain rural development loan programs.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

    H.R.8000 the Ensuring Network Security Act amends the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Reimbursement Program to include eligible telecommunications carriers and providers of educational broadband service.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

    H.R.8002 the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020 establishes a program to preserve jobs in the aviation manufacturing industry.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Salud Carbajal

    H.R.8044 the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act forestalls the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Garcia

    H.R.8048 establishes in the Department of Homeland Security a program to make grants for emergency information technology expenses.
    Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Mike Gallagher,and Rep. Max Rose

    H.R.8099 the Diversity in Defense Act of 2020 amends titles 10 and 14, United States Code, to include certain diversity-related requirements for the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard.
    Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

    H.R.8103 the Protecting Federal Networks Act amends section 3553 of title 44, United States Code, to strengthen Federal networks.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

    H.R.8112 the Increase Federal Disaster Cost Share Act of 2020 increases the Federal share provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for a certain time frame during fiscal year 2020.
    Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Gil Cisneros, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

    H.R.8118 the Foster Youth Dental Act of 2020 amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to strengthen coverage under the Medicaid program for certain foster youth individuals.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

    H.R.8123 the Postal Service Emergency Assistance Act provides emergency appropriations to the United States Postal Service to cover losses related to the COVID-19 crisis and to directs the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service to develop a plan for ensuring the long term solvency of the Postal Service.
    Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

    H.R.8125 the Military Suicide Prevention in the 21st Century Act directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to pre-program suicide prevention resources into smart devices issued to members of the Armed Forces.
    Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

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