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To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.

house

pass roll
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 371 - 30, 1 Present (Roll no. 270).

2017-05-22T23:05:33Z

To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.

house

pass roll
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 372 - 30 (Roll no. 269).

2017-05-22T22:58:00Z

To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-22T22:31:08Z

To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-22T22:06:48Z

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-22T21:45:44Z

To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-22T20:21:15Z

To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.

house

pass roll
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 177 (Roll no. 268).

2017-05-19T15:48:12Z

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.

house

pass roll
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 - 143 (Roll no. 265).

2017-05-18T20:21:09Z

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.

To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.

house

pass roll
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 1 (Roll no. 266).

2017-05-18T20:28:08Z

To amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.

To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.

A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the commissioned officer corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-22

A resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care system.

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-22

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.

A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.

house

pass roll
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 184 (Roll no. 264).

2017-05-18T18:48:06Z

A joint resolution granting the consent and approval of Congress to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-16

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:58:58Z

To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:16:10Z

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.

house

pass roll
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 1 (Roll no. 262).

2017-05-17T22:30:34Z

To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T20:15:30Z

To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:21:29Z

To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T21:39:47Z

To require continued and enhanced annual reporting to Congress in the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the safety and security of European Jewish communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with European governments, the European Union, and civil society groups, to combat anti-Semitism, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T20:41:32Z

To modernize Government information technology, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:15:22Z

To amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:28:01Z

To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:38:36Z

A bill to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes.

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance information sharing in the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative, and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T19:46:58Z

To amend title 28 of the United States Code to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges; and for other purposes.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T18:18:08Z

A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes.

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.

A resolution designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2017, as "National Police Week".

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-18

To amend title 14, United States Code, to improve the organization of such title and to incorporate certain transfers and modifications into such title, and for other purposes.

A resolution designating May 2017 as "Older Americans Month".

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-18

To ensure compliance with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, to make strides toward eradicating human trafficking, and for other purposes.

A bill to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes.

A bill to reduce risks to the financial system by limiting banks' ability to engage in certain risky activities and limiting conflicts of interest, to reinstate certain Glass-Steagall Act protections that were repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and for other purposes.

To amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease, and for other purposes.

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment.

To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes.

A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

senate

pass by Unanimous Consent
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

2017-05-16

house

pass without objection
On passage Passed without objection.

2017-05-17T22:32:27Z

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America.

house

pass by voice vote
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

2017-05-17T21:02:01Z