114 issues found.
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    Posted Sep 22, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Sep 21, 2022 - 3:25pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr8542ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr8542ih.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt483.pdf
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    Posted Sep 22, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Sep 21, 2022 - 3:25pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill directs the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the Department of Justice to award a grant to a local or tribal government that employs fewer than 200 law enforcement officers. Grant funds may be used for various activities, including to purchase body cameras, provide de-escalation training, and improve recruitment and retention.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR6448RH-RCP117-65.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt483.pdf
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    Posted Sep 22, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Sep 21, 2022 - 3:25pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a grant program for state, tribal, or local law enforcement agencies or prosecuting offices (or groups of tribal agencies or offices) to establish, implement, and administer violent incident clearance and technological investigative methods.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR5768RH.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2022-07/hr5768.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt-HR5768.pdf
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    Posted Sep 22, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Sep 21, 2022. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill establishes federal grant programs and related entities to support violence intervention initiatives.
    Specifically, the bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants for coordinated community violence intervention initiatives in communities disproportionately impacted by homicides and community violence. HHS must also establish several related entities, including
    • an Office of Community Violence Intervention to administer programs and activities related to violence intervention;
    • the Community Violence Intervention Advisory Committee to advise and assist the office and HHS; and
    • the National Community Violence Response Center to provide training and technical assistance, coordinate research, and develop data collection policies.
    Additionally, the bill directs the Department of Labor to award grants for job training and workforce programs in communities disproportionately affected by gun violence to connect youth ages 16 to 24 to in-demand occupations.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr4118ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr4118ih.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt483.pdf
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    Posted Sep 16, 2022
    MEETING: Mon, Sep 19, 2022 - 2:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill allows two borrowers, who had previously received a joint consolidation loan for their federal student loan debt, to submit a joint application to the Department of Education to sever their consolidated loan into two separate loans. One borrower may submit a separate application in the event that the individual is experiencing domestic or economic abuse from the other individual borrower or is unable to reasonably reach or access the loan information of the other borrower.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117s1098es/pdf/BILLS-117s1098es.pdf
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    Posted Sep 10, 2022
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Sep 9, 2022 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - 12:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill prohibits executive agency positions in the competitive service from being placed in the excepted service, unless such positions are placed in Schedules A through E as in effect on September 30, 2020. The bill also prohibits positions in the excepted service from being placed in any schedule other than the aforementioned schedules.
    On October 21, 2020, the President issued an executive order titled Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service. The order places executive agency positions that are of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character, and that are not normally subject to change as a result of a presidential transition, under a new schedule in the excepted service (Schedule F) instead of the competitive service. The order also requires any such positions in the excepted service to be reclassified to Schedule F.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr302rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr302rh.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-06/hr302.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt455.pdf
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    Posted Sep 10, 2022
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Sep 9, 2022 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Sep13, 2022 - 12:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill establishes, modifies, and expands certain whistleblower protections for federal employees, including with respect to petitions to Congress, whistleblower identity, and protected disclosures.
    For example, the bill prohibits personnel action against employees who exercise their right to petition or furnish information to Congress and specifically precludes the President, Members of Congress, members of the uniformed services, and other federal employees from interfering with this right. It also generally prohibits employees from disclosing the identity of whistleblowers to individuals outside of the government. Employees may request corrective action from the Merit Systems Protection Board with respect to such prohibited practices and may file an action in court if the board does not render a final decision within 180 days of a request.
    The bill also expands the list of recipients to whom an employee may make a protected disclosure to include a supervisor in the employee's direct chain of command. It also includes personnel actions involving furloughs of more than 14 days but less than 30 days, and furloughs of 13 days or less that are not due to funding lapses, as appealable adverse actions that are subject to certain procedural requirements.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr2988rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr2988rh.pdf

    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2022-04/hr2988.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt334/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt334.pdf
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    Posted Sep 10, 2022
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Sep 9, 2022 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - 12:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR8326RH-RCP117-64.pdf
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    Posted Jul 26, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Jul 27, 2022 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions.
    Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.
    Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR2814RH-RCP117-61.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt-HR2814.pdf
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    Posted Jul 26, 2022
    MEETING: Wed, Jul 27, 2022 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).
    The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.
    The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:
    • importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments;
    • importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and
    • possession by a retired law enforcement officer.
    The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.
    The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.
    Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.
    The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR1808RH-RCP117-60.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt-HR1808.pdf
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