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    Posted Jan 7, 2022
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Jan 6, 2022 - 10:00am. MEETING: Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 2:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to automatically enroll veterans who are eligible for VA health care into the VA health care system upon the receipt of information from the Defense Manpower Data Center of the Department of Defense that proves eligibility of such veterans for enrollment.
    Any veteran who is eligible for automatic enrollment must be able to access an electronic version of the certificate of eligibility and an electronic mechanism to opt out of such enrollment.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR4673-RCP117-26.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-12/hr4673.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt223.pdf
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    Posted Jan 7, 2022
    MEETING: Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 2:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill extends through March 31, 2022, the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to lease its non-excess real property and related personal property.
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    Posted Jan 7, 2022
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Jan 6, 2022 - 10:00am. MEETING: Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 2:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill expands eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance. Specifically, the bill adjusts the type of service that entitles a member of the Armed Forces, reserves, or National Guard to such assistance. Under the bill, service by a reservist or National Guard member that is entitled to pay counts toward benefit eligibility. Such service includes training, active military service, inactive training, and general duty for which basic pay is warranted.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR1836RH-RCP117-25.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2022-01/hr1836pgtbl.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt222.pdf
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    Posted Dec 14, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Dec 14, 2021 - 9:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill establishes within the Department of State the Office to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia and addresses related issues.
    The office shall monitor and combat acts of Islamophobia and Islamophobic incitement in foreign countries. The bill establishes the position of Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Islamophobia, who shall head the office.
    The bill also requires certain existing annual reports to Congress about human rights and religious freedom in foreign countries to include information about Islamophobia, such as information about (1) acts of physical violence or harassment of Muslim people, (2) instances of propaganda in government and nongovernment media that attempt to justify or promote hatred or incite violence against Muslim people, and (3) actions taken by a country's government to respond to such acts. The office shall coordinate and assist in preparing these portions of the reports.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR5665RH-RCP117-23.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt215.pdf
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    Posted Dec 8, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Dec 7, 2021 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the National Pulse Memorial.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117S1605-RCP117-21.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt205.pdf
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    Posted Dec 8, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Dec 7, 2021 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill establishes grants and requires other activities to improve mental and behavioral health among health care providers.
    Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must award grants to hospitals, medical professional associations, and other health care entities for programs to promote mental health and resiliency among health care providers. In addition, HHS may award grants for relevant mental and behavioral health training for health care students, residents, or professionals.
    Additionally, HHS must conduct a campaign to encourage health care providers to seek support and treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns and disseminate best practices to prevent suicide and improve mental health and resiliency among health care providers.
    HHS must also study and develop policy recommendations on
    • improving mental and behavioral health among health care providers,
    • removing barriers to accessing care and treatment, and
    • identifying strategies to promote resiliency.
    Furthermore, the Government Accountability Office must report on the extent to which relevant federal grant programs address the prevalence and severity of mental health conditions and substance use disorders among health care providers.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117S610-RCP117-22.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-08/s610.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt205.pdf
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    Posted Dec 4, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Dec 7, 2021 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) foreign interference in elections.
    Specifically, regarding abuses of presidential power, the bill
    • requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the President to submit to Congress specified materials relating to certain pardons,
    • prohibits self-pardons by the President,
    • suspends the statute of limitations for federal offenses committed by a sitting President or Vice President,
    • prohibits the acceptance of foreign or domestic emoluments, and
    • sets forth provisions regarding Office of Government Ethics and Office of Special Counsel jurisdiction and enforcement authority.
    To address checks and balances, accountability, and transparency, the bill
    • authorizes specified actions to enforce congressional subpoenas,
    • imposes limits on presidential declarations of emergencies,
    • requires DOJ to maintain a log of specified communications between it and the White House,
    • requires cause for removal of inspectors general,
    • increases whistleblower protections,
    • requires a candidate for President or Vice President to submit to the Federal Election Commission a copy of the individual's income tax returns for the 10 most recent taxable years, and
    • establishes penalties for political appointees who engage in prohibited political activities.
    To protect against foreign interference in elections, the bill
    • requires federal campaign reporting of foreign contacts,
    • requires federal campaigns to establish a foreign contacts compliance policy, and
    • specifies that foreign donations to political campaigns and candidates of nonpublic information relating to a candidate are prohibited.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR5314IH-RCP117-20.pdf
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  • admin
    Posted Oct 29, 2021
    MEETING: Thu, Oct 28, 2021 - 3:00pm.
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build Back Better Act.)
    For example, the bill provides funding for
    • management of the National Forest System;
    • job placement and career services;
    • safe drinking water, energy-efficiency, and weatherization projects;
    • electric vehicles and zero-emission, heavy-duty vehicles;
    • public health infrastructure and supply chain resiliency;
    • housing, rental, and homeowner assistance programs;
    • cybersecurity programs;
    • tribal infrastructure, housing, environmental, and health programs;
    • wildfire prevention, drought relief, conservation efforts, and climate change research;
    • small business assistance and development;
    • transit services and clean energy projects in low-income communities; and
    • infrastructure and administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    Additionally, the bill establishes programs to provide
    • up to six semesters of free community college,
    • free child care for children under the age of six,
    • free universal preschool services, and
    • health benefits for eligible individuals who reside in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
    The bill also includes provisions that
    • establish a methane fee for certain petroleum and natural gas facilities;
    • expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care;
    • provide certain aliens with a path to permanent resident status (e.g., those who entered the United States as minors);
    • provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave;
    • restructure and increase the tax rates for certain corporations and high-income individuals (e.g., individuals with income over $400,000); and
    • require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate maximum prices for certain brand-name drugs under Medicare.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr5376rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr5376rh.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-10/Letter_Honorable_Jason_Smith.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt130/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt130-pt3.pdf
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  • admin
    Posted Sep 29, 2021
    MEETING: Wed, Sep 29, 2021 - 10:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue issuing at least every 10 years physical-activity guidelines based on the most current scientific and medical knowledge.
    HHS must also publish updated reports that detail evidence-based practices and highlight continuing physical-activity issues between iterations of the guidelines. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117S1301ES-RCP117-16.pdf
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  • admin
    Posted Sep 24, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Mon, Sep 27, 2021 - 2:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): summary in progress
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr3110rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr3110rh.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-07/hr3110.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt102/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt102.pdf
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