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    Posted Feb 26, 2021
    MEETING: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): A legislative analyst in the Congressional Research Service will begin analyzing this legislation after text becomes available. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117hr1280ih.pdf
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    Posted Feb 26, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - 10:00am MEETING: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 - 1:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr1ih.pdf
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    Posted Feb 20, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 - 11:00am MEETING: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 - 2:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): A legislative analyst in the Congressional Research Service will begin analyzing this legislation after text becomes available. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR803IH-RCP117-2.pdf
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    Posted Feb 20, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 - 2:00pm BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr5ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr5ih.pdf
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    Posted Jan 30, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Feb 2, 2021 - 1:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides statutory authority for the registered apprenticeship program within the Department of Labor, provides for related grant programs, and contains related provisions. The bill provides statutory authority for the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within Labor. The OA's responsibilities include (1) supporting the development of apprenticeship models; (2) recognizing qualified state apprenticeship agencies, and operating apprenticeship offices in states without a recognized agency; (3) providing technical assistance to state agencies; (4) periodically updating requirements for each occupation in the apprenticeship program and determining whether to approve new occupations for the program; (5) promoting greater diversity in the national apprenticeship system; and (6) awarding grants provided under this bill. The bill also establishes in statute the responsibilities of state apprenticeship agencies and offices, including (1) providing technical assistance to stakeholders, (2) resolving complaints, (3) establishing state performance goals, and (4) including in its written plan a description of how its apprenticeship programs align with the skills needs of the state's employers. The OA shall enter into an agreement with the Department of Education to promote the integration and alignment of apprenticeship programs with secondary, postsecondary, and adult education. The OA shall award grants to eligible entities to (1) expand national apprenticeship system programs, including by expanding pre-apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs; (2) encourage employer participation; and (3) strengthen alignment between the apprenticeship system and education providers. The bill provides statutory authority for criteria for various programs, including (1) quality standards for apprenticeships, (2) requirements for apprenticeship agreements between a program sponsor and an apprentice, and (3) acceptable uses for grant funds awarded under this bill. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr447ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr447ih.pdf
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    Posted Dec 1, 2020
    MEETING: Wed, Dec 2, 2020 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill decriminalizes marijuana. Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana. The bill also makes other changes, including the following: •replaces statutory references to marijuana and marihuana with cannabis, •requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to regularly publish demographic data on cannabis business owners and employees, •establishes a trust fund to support various programs and services for individuals and businesses in communities impacted by the war on drugs, •imposes a 5% tax on cannabis products and requires revenues to be deposited into the trust fund, •makes Small Business Administration loans and services available to entities that are cannabis-related legitimate businesses or service providers, •prohibits the denial of federal public benefits to a person on the basis of certain cannabis-related conduct or convictions, •prohibits the denial of benefits and protections under immigration laws on the basis of a cannabis-related event (e.g., conduct or a conviction), and •establishes a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR3884-RCP116-67.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-116hrpt604-pt1.pdf
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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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