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September Monthly Legislative Wrap Up


September Legislative Updates

LEGISLATION PASSED

H.R. 3246 the Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019 provides more certainty and protections to parents traveling with baby supplies such as breast milk and formula.
Sponsored by Rep. Van Taylor; passed the U.S. House of Representatives

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.4345 the Fort Monroe National Monument Land Acquisition Act provides for the acquisition of non-Federal land for inclusion in the Fort Monroe National Monument in the State of Virginia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.4406 the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019 amends the Small Business Act to improve the small business development centers program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.4566 accelerates the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 31, 2019.
Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.4258 the Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 authorizes the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide categorical eligibility for free lunch and breakfast for certain children in kinship care, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.4279 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 445 Main Street in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, as the “Melinda Gene Piccotti Post Office”.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.4305 the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, and Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.4307 the Build More Housing Near Transit Act amends title 49, United States Code, relating to certain requirements for the engineering phase of fixed guideway capital investment grants, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.4327 the Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote comprehensive campus mental health and suicide prevention plans, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.4352 the Supporting Kinship Connections Act amends part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide grants to develop and enhance, or to evaluate, kinship navigator programs, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.4355 the Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act directs the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on the outputs that may be generated by generative adversarial networks, otherwise known as deep fakes, and other comparable techniques that may be developed in the future, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jim Baird

H.R.4372 the MSI STEM Achievement Act directs Federal science agencies and the Office of Science and Technology Policy to undertake activities to improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education and enhance the research capacity at the Nation’s HBCUs, TCUs, and MSIs, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.4374 the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019 amends title 49, United States Code, to require air carriers to disclose information on aircraft maintenance, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.4385 the Small Refinery Exemption Fairness Act of 2019 amends section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to adjust the renewable fuel obligation to account for the full volume of gasoline and diesel produced by small refineries that are exempt under paragraph (9), and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Don Bacon and Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.4388 the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2019 amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the implementation of curricula for training students, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking and exploitation in children and youth, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.4402 the Inland Waters Security Review Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct an inland waters threat analysis, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Dan Crenshaw

H.R.4421 the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019 amends title 28, United States Code, to modify venue requirements relating to bankruptcy proceedings.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Greg Steube

H.R.4425 the Quell Underage Inhaling of Toxic Substances Act of 2019 increases the taxes on certain tobacco products, to prohibit the flavoring of certain tobacco products, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.4446 the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2019 designates the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum in Jacksonville, Florida, as the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.4447 the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019 establishes an energy storage and microgrid grant and technical assistance program.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Conor Lamb

H.R.4494 directs the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a final rule relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Mike Gallagher

H.R.4512 provides grants for projects to acquire land and water for parks and other outdoor recreation purposes and to develop new or renovate existing outdoor recreation facilities.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.4513 authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to designate the Illinois Air National Guard 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base as a Center of Excellence for KC-135R maintenance operations.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

H.R.4542 establishes the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area in the State of Florida, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.4551 amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to require a report on how the People’s Republic of China exploits Hong Kong to circumvent the laws of the United States.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.4569 reauthorizes the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan