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November 2020 Monthly Legislative Wrap-Up


November 2020 Legislative Updates

A monthly summary of the cross-partisan legislative activity sponsored by Congress’s independent, Member-led For Country Caucus comprised of principled military veterans.

PASSED LEGISLATION

H.R.561 the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019 amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
Sponsored by Rep. Jack Bergman
Update: Bill became law​

H.R.1199 the VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities.
Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria
Update: Senate companion legislation (S. 3587) passed both chambers of Congress

H.R.3207designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennsylvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building”.
Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb
Update: Legislation passed both chambers of Congress

H.R.4794 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building”.
Sponsored by Rep. Max Rose
Update: Legislation passed both chambers of Congress

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.8737 the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2020 establishes a temperature checks pilot program for air transportation.
Sponsored by Rep. Salud Carbajal

H.R.8755 the Expanded Telehealth Access Act amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the scope of practitioners eligible for payment for telehealth services under the Medicare program.
Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.8817 the Preserving Charitable Incentives Act provides incentives to make charitable contributions of certain inventory.
Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.8726 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 South Willowbrook Avenue in Compton, California, as the “PFC James Anderson, Jr., Post Office Building”.
Original Co-sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Gil Cisneros, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.8733 the United States-Israel Common Defense Authorization Act authorizes the President to take actions to ensure Israel is prepared for all contingencies if Iran seeks to develop a nuclear weapon.
Original Co-sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.8752 the National Medal of Honor Monument Act authorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Original Co-sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.8790 the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act extends the wildfire and hurricane indemnity program to cover certain crop losses in calendar year 2020.
Original Co-sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.8801 the Air America Act provides redress to the employees of Air America.
Original Co-sponsors: Rep. Brian Mast and Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.8802 the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a refundable tax credit for travel expenditures.
Original Co-sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.8813 amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to a member of the uniformed services who is denied a traumatic injury protection claim under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance certain information related to that denial.
Original Co-sponsor: Rep. Jack Bergman