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November Monthly Legislative Wrap Up


November Legislative Updates

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.4982 the Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019 amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for treatment of certain respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures for purposes of targeted liability protections for pandemic and epidemic products and security countermeasures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.4990 the Election Technology Research Act of 2019 directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation to carry out research and other activities to promote the security and modernization of voting systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.5002 the United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act awards a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II in recognition of their extraordinary service during World War II.
Sponsor: Rep. Dan Crenshaw
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.5046 the Global War on Terrorism MemorialLocation Act authorizes the location of a memorial on the National Mall to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Jim Baird, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Mike Gallagher, Rep. Jaren Golden, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Elaine Luria, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Seth Moulton, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Rep. Max Rose, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Van Taylor, Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.5056 the Modern GI Bill Act amends title 38, United States Code, to allow individuals who are entitled to Post-9/11 educational assistance to use such assistance to repay Federal student loans.
Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Max Rose

H.R.5074 the Veterans Earned Transportation Act amends title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide transportation to and from Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in connection with vocational rehabilitation or counseling.
Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.5102 the Coastal Resilience Research and Education Act designates public colleges and universities that provide research, data, and recommendations on physical and biological science, social science, economic analysis, policy analysis, risk analysis, monitoring, predicting, and planning for sea-level rise and associated coastal flooding and shoreline erosion as National Centers of Excellence in Coastal Resilience Research and Education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R. 5125 the American Security Drone Act of 2019 bans the Federal procurement of certain drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.5149 the Open Skies Treaty Stability Act prohibits actions to suspend, terminate, or withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty.
Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.5198 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding the patient medication information required to be included in the labeling of prescription drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.5215 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend expensing of environmental remediation costs.
Sponsor: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.5234 directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Motorcyclist Advisory Council, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.5238 amends title 10, United States Code, to include digital breast tomosynthesis as a primary and preventative health care service under the military health system and the TRICARE program.
Sponsor: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.5259 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the estate tax valuation of certain real property used in farming or other trades or businesses.
Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.Res.677 supports the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week.
Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.4974 the Medication Access and Training Expansion Act of 2019 amends the Controlled Substances Act to require physicians and other prescribers of controlled substances to complete training on treating and managing patients with opioid and other substance use disorders (which shall also satisfy certain training required to receive a waiver for dispensing narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment), and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Max Rose

H.R.4975 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1201 Sycamore Square Drive in Midlothian, Virginia, as the “Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.4979 the Rural STEM Education Act directs the Director of the National Science Foundation to support STEM education and workforce development research focused on rural areas, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jim Baird, Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.4980 the Family First Transition Act assists States, tribes, territories, counties, and cities in implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.4988 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Walnut Street in Bordentown, New Jersey, as the “Clara Barton Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Mikie Sherrill

H.R.5038 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Jim Baird, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.5044 the World War II Pacific War Heroes Congressional Gold Medal Actgrants a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and Merchant Marine, as well as citizen and non-citizen civilians who served honorably with the U.S. military, who were surrendered, captured, or abandoned to become prisoners of war (POWs) of Imperial Japan throughout the Japanese Empire in the Pacific Theater of World War II from December 7, 1941 to September 2, 1945.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.5048 the Fairness for Local Veteran Cemeteries Actamends title 38, Unites States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide aid to counties for establishment, expansion, and improvement of veterans’ cemeteries.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.5062 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the “Officer Robert German Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Greg Steube, Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.5123 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 476 East Main Street in Galesburg, Illinois, as the “Senior Airman Daniel Miller Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.5166 the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2019amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for the labor costs of installing mechanical insulation property.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.5173 authorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia or its environs, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.5190 amends the Public Health Service Act to provide assistance for health centers and rural health clinics to implement electronic provider consultation and related telemedicine services.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.5191 reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.5199 amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity to improve health outcomes and increase access to specialized care.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.5227 establishes the Office of Digital Law Enforcement within the Office of Justice Programs, and to establish grant programs to improve the digital evidence capacity of law enforcement personnel, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.5236 establishes a competitive grant program to support out-of-school-time youth workforce readiness programs, providing employability skills development, career exploration, employment readiness training, mentoring, work-based learning, and workforce opportunities for eligible youth.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Seth Moulton