U. S. House Legislative Update

RESULTS for May 10 – 14, 2021.

Source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and GovTrack
 

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    • 7,119 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.

    • Our representatives voted on 24 bills and 1 resolution.
       

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    • Laws from the 117th Congress: 12 bills signed by the President. See them here.

 

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE

 

H.R. 2547 – Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule). To expand and enhance consumer, student, servicemember, and small business protections with respect to debt collection practices, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 207 (Roll no. 141).

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  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:

    • Hagedorn – Nay

    • Craig – Yea

    • Phillips – Yea  

    • McCollum – Yea

    • Omar – Yea

    • Emmer – Nay

    • Fischbach – Nay

    • Stauber – Nay

  • Delaware representative voted as follows:

    • Blunt Rochester – Yea

H.R. 1065 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Rep. Nadler – Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule). This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an employee or applicant who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position, with specified exceptions. (Cosponsors including four from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

  • Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 315 – 101 (Roll no. 143).

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  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:

    • Hagedorn – Yea

    • Craig – Yea

    • Phillips – Yea  

    • McCollum – Yea

    • Omar – Yea

    • Emmer – Yea

    • Fischbach – Yea

    • Stauber – Yea

  • Delaware representative voted as follows:

    • Blunt Rochester – Yea
       

H.R. 2877 Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2021 (Rep. Ferguson – Energy and Commerce). To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

  • Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 323 – 93, 2 Present (Roll no. 142).

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  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:

    • Hagedorn – Yea

    • Craig – Yea

    • Phillips – Yea 

    • McCollum – Yea

    • Omar – Nay

    • Emmer – Yea

    • Fischbach – Yea

    • Stauber – Yea

  • Delaware representative voted as follows:

    • Blunt Rochester – Nay

Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 380, Mr. Hoyer moved to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 297, H.R. 433, H.R. 478, H.R. 586, H.R. 721, H.R. 768, H.R. 810, H.R. 1205, H.R. 1260, H.R. 1324, H.R. 1448, H.R. 1475, H.R. 1480, H.R. 2862, H.R. 2955, and H.R. 2981. See them below:

  • On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 349 – 74 (Roll no. 137).
     

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  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:

    • Hagedorn – Yea

    • Craig – Yea

    • Phillips – Yea   

    • McCollum – Yea

    • Omar – Yea

    • Emmer – Nay

    • Fischbach – Yea

    • Stauber – Yea

  • Delaware representative voted as follows:

    • Blunt Rochester – Yea

H.R. 433 – Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2021 (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce). To establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

H.R. 1475 – Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act (Rep. Watson Coleman – Energy and Commerce). To address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

H.R. 586 – STANDUP Act of 2021 (Rep. Peters – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires state, tribal, and local educational agencies that receive grant funding for priority mental-health needs, including through the Project AWARE State Education Agency Grant Program, to establish and implement evidence-based suicide awareness and prevention training policies. (Cosponsors including the representative Delaware)

H.R. 721 – Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Napolitano – Energy and Commerce). This bill provides specific statutory authority for the Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Educational Agency Grant Program that is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program supports school-based mental health services, including screening, treatment, and outreach programs. (Cosponsors including two from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

H.R. 1260 – Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2021 (Rep. Ruppersberger – Energy and Commerce). This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for specified trauma centers and nonprofits to establish or expand intervention or prevention programs related to intentional violent trauma, excluding intimate partner violence. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1205 – Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2021 (Rep. Ruiz – Energy and Commerce). This bill authorizes a grant program for emergency departments to increase access to follow-up psychiatric services for individuals who present for care of acute mental-health episodes. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration may award these grants. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1324 – Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2021 (Rep. Bilirakis – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to hospitals to improve their capacity to identify patients in emergency departments who are at risk of suicide and connect those patients with mental health treatments and services. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1480 HERO Act (Rep. Bera – Energy and Commerce). To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors including one from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

H.R. 2862 Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act (Rep. Beyer – Energy and Commerce). To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national suicide prevention media campaign, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 2981 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Katko – Energy and Commerce). To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure the provision of high-quality service through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 2955 – Suicide Prevention Act (Rep. Stewart – Energy and Commerce). To authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 768 – Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act of 2021 (Rep. McKinley – Energy and Commerce). This bill creates additional requirements for drug manufacturers and distributors who discover a suspicious order for controlled substances. In addition to reporting the suspicious order to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a manufacturer or distributor must also exercise due diligence and decline to fill the order. The DEA must issue regulations specifying the indicators that give rise to a suspicious order. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1448 – PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, as amended (Rep. Stivers – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder through a method where veterans train service dogs for veterans with disabilities. (Cosponsors including seven from Minnesota and the representative from Delaware)

H.R. 297 – To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on the establishment of, and the potential land that could be included in, a unit of the National Forest System in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes (Rep. Case – Natural Resources). To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on the establishment of, and the potential land that could be included in, a unit of the National Forest System in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 478 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act (Rep. O’Halleran – Natural Resources). This bill directs the Department of the Interior to take the approximately 55.3 acres of land of the Blackwater Trading Post in Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, if the community conveys to Interior all of its interest in the land. The land is made part of the community’s reservation. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 810 – To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes (Rep. Fortenberry – Natural Resources). (Cosponsors)

LEGISLATION FAILED BY RECORDED VOTE

H.R. 1629 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act (Rep. Dean – Energy and Commerce). To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

  • Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 250 – 168 (Roll no. 134).

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  • Minnesota representatives voted as follows:

    • Hagedorn – Nay

    • Craig – Yea

    • Phillips – Yea  

    • McCollum – Yea

    • Omar – Yea

    • Emmer – Nay

    • Fischbach – Nay

    • Stauber – Nay

  • Delaware representative voted as follows:

    • Blunt Rochester – Yea

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR

WITHOUT OBJECTION

Veterans Affairs

H.R. 958 – Protecting Moms Who Served Act (Rep. Underwood – Veterans’ Affairs). This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the maternity care coordination program. The VA must provide community maternity care providers (i.e., non-VA maternity care providers) with training and support with respect to the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans, particularly regarding mental and behavioral health conditions in relation to the service of the veterans in the Armed Forces. (Cosponsors including the representative from Delaware)

Natural Resources

H.R. 49 – To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes (Rep. Soto – Natural Resources). To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 1688 – Native American Child Protection Act (Rep. Gallego – Natural Resources). To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. (Cosponsors)

H.R. 2208 – Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act (Rep. Escobar – Natural Resources). To restore an opportunity for tribal economic development on terms that are equal and fair, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors) 3

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