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July 7, 2014

Bills Passed in Congress, June 2014

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed last month. The bills were passed by voice vote except where indicated. Roll call votes for the House are found here, and for the Senate here. The descriptions of bills are essentially taken verbatim from the Congressional Record Daily Digest (Index).

SENATE 11 pages, 1147 pages

Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 2270, to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 8 pages

World War II Memorial Prayer Act: Senate passed S. 1044, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944. 4 pages

Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act: By 93 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 187), Senate passed H.R. 3230, to improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 2450, Senate companion measure, as amended, 100 pages

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014: Senate passed S. 1681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 86 pages

Omnibus Territories Act: Senate passed S. 1237, to improve the administration of programs in the insular areas, 14 pages

Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act: Senate passed S. 1603, to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians. 4 pages 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 214), Senate passed H.R. 803, to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, 802 pages

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 2076, to amend the provisions of title 46, United States Code, related to the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, 14 pages 

Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 1799, to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, 10 pages

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians: Senate passed H.R. 2388, to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. 4 pages

Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014:  The House passed H.R. 4899, to lower gasoline prices for the American family by increasing domestic onshore and offshore energy exploration and production and to streamline and improve onshore and offshore energy permitting and administration, by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 368. 101 pages

HOUSE 43 bills, 1018 pages

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014: H.R. 4412, amended, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 272; 130 pages

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act: S. 1254, amended, to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998; 22 pages

Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act: H.R. 2072, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs; 12 pages

Mortgage Choice Act: H.R. 3211, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction; 6 pages

Amending the Expedited Funds Availability Act to clarify the application of that Act to American Samoa: H.R. 1679, amended, to amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to clarify the application of that Act to American Samoa; 4 pages 

DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act: H.R. 4228, amended, to require the Department of Homeland Security to improve discipline, accountability, and transparency in acquisition program management. 62 pages  

Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014: H.R. 4810, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts for the provision of hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities for Department of Veterans Affairs patients with extended waiting times for appointments at Department facilities, by a 2/3 recorded vote of 426 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 287 14 pages

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015: The House passed H.R. 4745, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 297. 164 pages

Permanent S Corporation Built-in Gains Recognition Period Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 4453, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the reduced recognition period for built-in gains of S corporations, by a yea-and-nay vote of 263 yeas to 155 nays, Roll No. 311. 6 pages

America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014: The House passed H.R. 4457, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, by a yea-and-nay vote of 272 yeas to 144 nays, Roll No. 309. 6 pages

Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office Designation Act:  H.R. 43, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Red River Avenue North in Cold Spring, Minnesota, as the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office''; 4 pages 

Lance Corporal Joshua B. McDaniels and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building Designation Act:  H.R. 1391, amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Joshua B. McDaniels and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''; 4 pages 

James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building Designation Act:  H.R. 1707, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the “James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building''; 4 pages
 
Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office Designation Act:  H.R. 3472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office''; 4 pages

Thaddeus Stevens Post Office Designation Act:  H.R. 1865, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the “Thaddeus Stevens Post Office''; 4 pages

National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office Designation Act:  H.R. 2112, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New York, as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office''; 4 pages

James “Jim'' Kohnen Post Office Designation Act:  H.R. 1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the “James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office'', by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 314; 4 pages

Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine Post Office Building Designation Act:  H.R. 1458, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in Waldwick, D659New Jersey, as the “Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine Post Office Building''; 4 pages

Directing the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain Federal property located in the State of Alaska to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska:  H.R. 3786, amended, to direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain Federal property located in the State of Alaska to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska; 6 pages 
 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Federal Land Conveyance Act of 2014:  H.R. 3998, amended, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the Amy Biehl High School Foundation; 6 pages 
 
PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic Designation Act:  H.R. 3375, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic'', by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 313; 4 pages
 
Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Designation Act:  H.R. 4199, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the “Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''; 4 pages
 
Jason Crisp Forest Service Building Designation Act:  H.R. 4360, to designate the facility of the United States Forest Service for the Grandfather Ranger District located at 109 Lawing Drive in Nebo, North Carolina, as the “Jason Crisp Forest Service Building''; 4 pages
  
Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center Designation Act:  H.R. 1216, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center''; 4 pages
 
Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic Designation Act:  H.R. 3682, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the “Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic''; 4 pages

Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building Designation Act:  H.R. 3765, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building''. 4 pages

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015:  The House passed H.R. 4870, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, by a yea-and-nay vote of 340 yeas to 73 nays, Roll No. 338. Consideration of the measure began on Wednesday, June 18th. 152 pages

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Clerk be authorized to engross the bill H.R. 4412, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in the form placed at the desk. 130 pages

Reliable Home Heating Act: S. 2086, to address current emergency shortages of propane and other home heating fuels and to provide greater flexibility and information for Governors to address such emergencies in the future; 4 pages

Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014:  H.R. 4092, amended, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the lead Federal agency for coordinating Federal, State, and local assistance provided to promote the energy retrofitting of schools; 6 pages

Collinsville Renewable Energy Production Act: Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 316, to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 340; 6 pages

Requiring the Secretary of Energy to prepare a report on the impact of thermal insulation on both energy and water use for potable hot water: H.R. 4801, to require the Secretary of Energy to prepare a report on the impact of thermal insulation on both energy and water use for potable hot water; 4 pages

World War II Memorial Prayer Act: S. 1044, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas to 12 nays, Roll No. 339; 4 pages

Revoking the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe: H.R. 4002, to revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe; 4 pages 

Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act: H.R. 412, amended, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 6 pages

Customer Protection and End User Relief Act: The House passed H.R. 4413, to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure D700transparency and accountability at the Commission, and to help farmers, ranchers, and end users manage risks to help keep consumer costs low, by a recorded vote of 265 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 349. 62 pages

Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014:  H.R. 4631, amended, to reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism; 18 pages

Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act: H.R. 4080, amended, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs; 6 pages

Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014: H.R. 3548, amended, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents; 4 pages

Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act: H.R. 1281, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act; 18 pages

Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act: H.R. 1098, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research; 8 pages 

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014: S. 1681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. 86 pages

Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act: The House passed H.R. 6, to provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization countries, by a yea-and-nay vote of 266 yeas to 150 nays, Roll No. 359. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, June 24th. 6 pages

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