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    Posted Nov 16, 2020
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE:Mon, Nov 16, 2020 - 10:00am MEETING:Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 10:00am BILL SUMMARY (by CRS):summary in progress THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE:https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hr8294rh/pdf/BILLS-116hr8294rh.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2020-11/hr8294.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116hrpt567/pdf/CRPT-116hrpt567-pt1.pdf
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    Posted Sep 26, 2020
    MEETING: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides continuing FY2021 appropriations to federal agencies through December 11, 2020, and extends several programs. It is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur if the FY2021 appropriations bills have not been enacted when FY2021 begins on October 1, 2020. The CR funds most programs and activities at the FY2020 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations to various programs. In addition, the bill extends several authorities and programs, including • surface transportation programs; • public health, Medicare, and Medicaid authorities and programs; • several authorities related to veterans benefits; • the National Flood Insurance Program; • the Appalachian Regional Commission; • the U.S. Parole Commission; • the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; and • several authorities related to immigration. The bill also includes provisions that • increase and expand U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fees for providing premium processing services for certain immigration-related applications, and • reauthorize a program that provides incentives (e.g., limitations on civil liability) for corporations to self-report antitrust violations to the Department of Justice. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR8319IH.pdf
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    Posted Sep 26, 2020
    MEETING: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires issuers of securities to publicly disclose their activities related to China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Specifically, issuers must disclose the importation of manufactured goods and materials that originated or are sourced from that region, as well as details about the commercial activity, gross revenue and net profits, and future import plans regarding these goods and materials. Furthermore, issuers must disclose whether any of these goods or materials are from forced labor camps. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR6270-RCP116-64.pdf
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    Posted Sep 26, 2020
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 - 10:00am MEETING: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires the Department of Energy to award grants to assist rural electric cooperatives with identifying, evaluating, designing, and demonstrating energy storage and microgrid projects that utilize energy from renewable energy sources. (A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity and that can connect and disconnect from the grid to operate in grid-connected or island mode.) THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR4447-RCP116-63.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-116hrpt504-pt1.pdf
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    Posted Sep 25, 2020
    MEETING: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill declares that it is an unlawful employment practice to (1) fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations of such job applicants or employees, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on an entity's business operation; (2) deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations to an applicant or employee; (3) require such job applicants or employees to accept an accommodation that they do not want, if such accommodation is unnecessary to perform the job; (4) require such employees to take paid or unpaid leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to their known limitations; or (5) take adverse action in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against an employee requesting or using such reasonable accommodations. The bill sets forth enforcement procedures and remedies under various statutes that cover different types of employees in relation to such unlawful employment practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must provide examples of reasonable accommodations that shall be provided to affected job applicants or employees unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship. The bill prohibits state immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action for a violation of this bill. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hr2694rh/pdf/BILLS-116hr2694rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116hrpt494/pdf/CRPT-116hrpt494-pt1.pdf
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    Posted Sep 15, 2020
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Sep 11, 2020 - 10:00am MEETING: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill directs the Department of Education to award grants to specified educational agencies to develop or implement plans to improve diversity and reduce or eliminate racial or socioeconomic isolation in publicly funded early childhood education programs, public elementary schools, or public secondary schools. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR2639-RCP116-62.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2019-06/hr2639.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116hrpt496/pdf/CRPT-116hrpt496.pdf
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    Posted Sep 13, 2020
    MEETING: Mon, Sept 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS):This bill authorizes private civil causes of action for disparate impact violations (to the same extent as intentional violations) of federal regulations of general applicability that prohibit discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Education programs that receive financial assistance authorized or extended by the Department of Education (ED) must designate at least one compliance coordinator to carry out these nondiscrimination responsibilities and investigate complaints. The bill requires ED to appoint a Special Assistant for Equity and Inclusion to (1) promote, coordinate, and evaluate equity and inclusion programs; and (2) advise ED on matters relating to equity and inclusion. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR2574RH.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2020-05/hr2574.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116hrpt495/pdf/CRPT-116hrpt495-pt1.pdf
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    Posted Aug 21, 2020
    MEETING:
    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS):
    Delivering for America Act
    This bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on January 1, 2020. Specifically, the USPS may not, during the period beginning on enactment of this bill and ending on the last day of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later, implement or approve any change to the operations or the level of service that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient services, including
    • changes in the nature of services that will generally affect service on a nationwide basis;
    • revisions of service standards;
    • closures or consolidations of post offices or reduction of facility hours;
    • prohibitions on payment of overtime pay to USPS officers or employees;
    • changes that would prevent the USPS from meeting its service standards or that would reduce measurements of performance concerning those standards;
    • changes that would have the effect of delaying mail, allowing non-delivery to a delivery route, or increasing the volume of undelivered mail.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE:
    https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr8015/BILLS-116hr8015ih.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO):
    No cost estimate
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE:
    No bill report
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    Posted Aug 11, 2020
    NOTICE: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Rules Committee has been mostly inactive. One of the main things that we cover in this forum is bills that are set for a vote on the house floor. For this reason we focus on the bills that are passing through the Rules Committee which has had barely any meetings since the pandemic began in March. Of course you can always suggest your own bill on the groups page. Check out our guides to discover how to use groups! Don't forget that if you are an expert user you don't have to use groups. You can just add your bill to an expert forum.
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    Posted Feb 7, 2020
    That the use of water rights in the region be reported annually to Congress.
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