January 17, 2019

Bills passed in Congress, page counts, November 2019

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in November 2019.

  • The Senate passed 22 bills totaling 701 pages.
  • The House passed 39 bills amounting to 476 pages.

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, 22 bills, 701 pages

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 724, to revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act: Senate passed S. 1388, to manage supply chain risk through counterintelligence training. 4 pages

Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 979, to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to incorporate the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office relating to advance contracts, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 8 pages

Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1123, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and the bill was then passed. 3 pages

White Horse Hill National Game Preserve Designation Act: Senate passed S. 2099, to redesignate the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve in the State of North Dakota as the White Horse Hill National Game Preserve. 4 pages

ONDCP Technical Corrections Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3889, to amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to make technical corrections, and the bill was then passed. 13 pages

Government Publishing Office Technical Fix: Senate passed S. 2851, to amend section 442 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, employee benefit plans, and retirement plans from conflict of interest limitations for the Government Publishing Office. 3 pages

Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act: Senate passed S. 2071, to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians. 6 pages

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: Senate passed S. 1838, to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992. 32 pages

Prohibiting Export of Covered Munitions to the Hong Kong Police Force: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 2710, to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force, 4 pages

Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act: Senate passed H.R. 4258, to authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds. 4 pages

Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies Act: Senate passed S. 2193, to require the Administrator of General Services to issue guidance to clarify that Federal agencies may pay by charge card for the charging of Federal electric motor vehicles, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 6 pages

Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 1430, to amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees. 10 pages

Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 900, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2334, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the “Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic”, and the bill was then passed. 2 pages

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 2451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office”.  4 pages

Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 2712, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the “Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building”. 4 pages

Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the “Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building”. 4 pages

Marilyn Monroe Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1252, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the “Marilyn Monroe Post Office”. 4 pages

Ritchie Valens Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 1253, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the “Ritchie Valens Post Office Building”. 4 pages

Eva G. Hewitt Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1526, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office”. 4 pages

Further Continuing Appropriations Act and Further Health Extenders Act: By 74 yeas to 20 nays (Vote No. 365), Senate agreed to McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment Senate to H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. 562 pages

HOUSE 38 bills, 476 pages

Protect the GI Bill Act: H.R. 4625, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require that educational institutions abide by certain principles as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 36 pages

Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act: H.R. 4477, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan to address certain high-risk areas identified by the Comptroller General of the United States regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2019 High-Risk List of the Government Accountability Office. 8 pages

VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act: H.R. 4771, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appellants to appear in disability compensation cases before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals by picture and voice transmission from locations other than facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 8 pages

VA Overpayment Accountability Act: H.R. 4360, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the due process accorded veterans with respect to recovery of overpayments made by the Department and other amounts owed by veterans to the United States, to improve the processing of veterans benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 8 pages

Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act: H.R. 4356, amended, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access services. 3 pages

GI Bill Planning Act of 2019: H.R. 4162, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the period under which an election must be made for entitlement to educational assistance under the All-Volunteer Educational Assistance Program of Department of Veterans Affairs, to phase out the use of such program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 610; 4 pages

VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019: H.R. 3996, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the use of the design-build construction method for Department of Veterans Affairs construction projects. 6 pages

Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act: H.R. 1424, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure the Secretary of Veterans Affairs permits the display of Fallen Soldier Displays in national cemeteries. 4 pages

Amending title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans: H.R. 3224, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 611. 58 pages

Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019: H.R. 1663, to amend title 36, United States Code, to revise the Federal charter for the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. 6 pages

Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019: H.R. 4258, to authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds. 4 pages

Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2019: H.R. 3537, to amend the Small Business Act to codify the Boots to Business Program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 612. 10 pages

Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019: H.R. 3661, amended, to support entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve. 8 pages

Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act: H.R. 499, to amend the Small Business Act to clarify the treatment of certain surviving spouses under the definition of small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 613. 4 pages

Successful Entrepreneurship for Reservists and Veterans Act: H.R. 3734, amended, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to report on access to credit for small business concerns owned and controlled by covered individuals, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on the veterans interagency task force, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 614. 6 pages

Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment Act: H.R. 1615, amended, to transfer the responsibility of verifying small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration. 22 pages

Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019: H.R. 1773, amended, to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II, providing the aircraft, vehicles, weaponry, ammunition and other material to win the war, that were referred to as “Rosie the Riveter”, in recognition of their contributions to the United States and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations. 8 pages

United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 4863, to promote the competitiveness of the United States, to reform and reauthorize the United States Export Finance Agency, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 624. Consideration began yesterday, November 14th. 42 pages

Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019: H.R. 3702, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide disaster assistance to States, Puerto Rico, units of general local government, and Indian tribes under a community development block grant disaster recovery program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 290 yeas to 118 nays, Roll No. 625. 40 pages

Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act: H.R. 4029, amended, to amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, and administer grants and subgrants under the Continuum of Care Program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 6 pages

Amending the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment: H.R. 4344, amended, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 314 yeas to 95 nays, Roll No. 627. 6 pages

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019: H.R. 4634, amended, to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 385 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 626. 6 pages

Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019: H.R. 4300, amended, to provide Federal housing assistance on behalf of youths who are aging out of foster care. 14 pages

Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019: H.R. 5084, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 281 yeas to 135 nays, Roll No. 630. 8 pages

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020: The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 116–38 in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 631. 28 pages

Extending the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: H.R. 182, to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. 4 pages

Big Bear Land Exchange Act: H.R. 255, amended, to provide for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest. 8 pages

Renaming the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge: H.R. 263, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. 6 pages

Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019: H.R. 737, amended, to prohibit the sale of shark fins, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 310 yeas to 107 nays, Roll No. 634. 5 pages

North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act: H.R. 925, to extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024. 4 pages

First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act: H.R. 1088, amended, to authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in District of Columbia. 4 pages

Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019: H.R. 1446, amended, to require the United States Postal Service to continue selling the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp until all remaining stamps are sold. 6 pages

To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park: H.R. 1472, to rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park. 4 pages

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act: H.R. 1487, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of portions of the Los Angeles coastal area in the State of California to evaluate alternatives for protecting the resources of the coastal area. 6 pages

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019: S. 1838, to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 635. 32 pages

Prohibiting the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force:
S. 2710, to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 636. 4 pages

Rebuilding Small Businesses After Disasters Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and pass S. 862, to repeal the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans. 4 pages

Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act: The House passed H.R. 1309, to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, by a recorded vote of 251 ayes to 158 noes, Roll No. 642. 36 pages

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