November 4, 2019

Bills Passed in Congress, Page Counts, October 2019

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

  • The Senate passed 11 bills totaling 772 pages.
  • The House passed 69 bills amounting to 887 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 11 bills, 772 pages

Government of Saudi Arabia: Senate passed S. 2635, to require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to declassify any and all information relating to whether the government of Saudi Arabia assisted a citizen or national of Saudi Arabia in departing the United States while the citizen or national was awaiting trial or sentencing for a criminal offense committed in the United States. 2 pages

Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act: Senate passed H.R. 1396, to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race. 12 pages

Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Senate passed S. 2258, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers. 10 pages

Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act: Senate passed H.R. 150, to modernize Federal grant reporting, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 16 pages

RAWR Act: Senate passed S. 1590, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime. 4 pages

Deepfake Report Act: Senate passed S. 2065, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of deepfake technology, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 6 pages

Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act: Senate passed S. 2107, to increase the number of CBP Agriculture Specialists and support staff in the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 8 pages

Combat Online Predators Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 134, to amend title 18, United States Code, with regard to stalking, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act: Senate passed S. 1678, to express United States support for Taiwan’s diplomatic alliances around the world, 8 pages

Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act: By 84 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 341), Senate passed H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. 692 pages

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: Senate passed H.R. 2423, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote. 10 pages

HOUSE 59 bills, 887 pages

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019: H.R. 3289, amended, to amend the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992. 28 pages

Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act: H.R. 4270, amended, to prohibit commercial exports of certain nonlethal crowd control items and defense articles and services to the Hong Kong Disciplined Services. 8 pages

Permitting the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program: H.R. 2385, to permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 556. 6 pages

VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019: H.R. 1199, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities. 4 pages

Designating the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the “Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic”: 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”. 4 pages

Homeless Veteran Families Act: H.R. 95, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of the amounts of certain per diem grants, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 557. 4 pages

Office of National Drug Control Policy Technical Corrections Act of 2019: H.R. 3889, amended, to amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to make technical corrections. 14 pages

Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2019: H.R. 1496, amended, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the “Former Presidents Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President. 12 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the “Marilyn Monroe Post Office”: 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

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the “Ritchie Valens Post Office Building”: 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

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, New York, as the “Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building”: H.R. 1833, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, New York, as the “Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the “Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office”: H.R. 2151, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the “Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office”; 4 pages

Designating 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”: 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

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the “Jose Ramos Post Office Building”: H.R. 3144, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the “Jose Ramos Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post Office”: H.R. 3152, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post Office”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennslyvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building”: H.R. 3207, amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Mill Street in Hookstown, Pennslyvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Dylan Elchin Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the “Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”: H.R. 3314, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the “Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the “Paul Eaton Post Office Building”: H.R. 3329, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5186 Benito Street in Montclair, California, as the “Paul Eaton Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building”: H.R. 1972, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building”; 4 pages

Designating 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”: 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

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building”: S. 1196, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post Office Building”. 2 pages

Securities and Exchange Commission Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act: The House passed H.R. 1815, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission, when developing rules and regulations about disclosures to retail investors, to conduct investor testing, including a survey and interviews of retail investors, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 564. 12 pages

Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 3624, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 567. 6 pages

Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019: H.R. 4406, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the small business development centers program, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 375 yeas to 25 nays, Roll No. 569; 14 pages

Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019: H.R. 4405, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the women’s business center program; 36 pages

SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019: H.R. 4407, to amend the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 570; 20 pages

Establishing Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration: H.R. 4387, to establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration. 8 pages

Corporate Transparency Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 2513, to ensure that persons who form corporations or limited liability companies in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations or limited liability companies, in order to prevent wrongdoers from exploiting United States corporations and limited liability companies for criminal gain, to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, and other misconduct involving United States corporations and limited liability companies, by a yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 577. 102 pages

Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019: H.R. 835, amended, to impose criminal sanctions on certain persons involved in international doping fraud conspiracies, to provide restitution for victims of such conspiracies, and to require sharing of information with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to assist its fight against doping; 10 pages

Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019: H.R. 2426, amended, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 578; 64 pages 64 pages

National POW/MIA Flag Act: S. 693, to amend title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property; 2 pages

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act: H.R. 724, amended, to revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code; 8 pages

Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019: H.R. 1123, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the eastern judicial district of Arkansas; 4 pages

Georgia Support Act: H.R. 598, amended, to support the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Georgia; 16 pages

Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act: The House passed H.R. 4617, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify the obligation to report acts of foreign election influence and require implementation of compliance and reporting systems by Federal campaigns to detect and report such acts, by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 583. 76 pages

Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019: H.R. 777, amended, to reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 584. 4 pages

Dignity in Aging Act of 2019: H.R. 4334, amended, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2024; 58 pages

Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act: H.R. 2440, amended, to provide for the use of funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for the purposes for which the funds were collected and to ensure that funds credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used to support navigation, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 296 yeas to 109 nays, Roll No. 585; 6 pages

Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act: H.R. 1306, amended, to amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act to develop a study regarding streamlining and consolidating information collection and preliminary damage assessments; 8 pages

Notice to Airmen Improvement Act of 2019: H.R. 1775, to establish a task force on NOTAM improvements; 8 pages

Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019: H.R. 2502, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require certain prospectuses for public buildings to be made publicly available; 6 pages

Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019: H.R. 886, amended, to direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program; 6 pages

Preventing Online Sales of E–Cigarettes to Children Act: H.R. 3942, amended, to apply requirements relating to delivery sales of cigarettes to delivery sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems; 8 pages

Amending the Securities Act of 1933 to subject crowdfunding vehicles to the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission: H.R. 4860, amended, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to subject crowdfunding vehicles to the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission; 12 pages

Coordinating Oversight, Upgrading and Innovating Technology, and Examiner Reform Act of 2019: H.R. 2514, amended, to make reforms to the Federal Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws; 39 pages

Financial Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019: H.R. 4067, amended, to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to direct the Office of Community Affairs to identify causes leading to, and solutions for, under-banked, un-banked, and underserved consumers; 5 pages

National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 1865, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia; 8 pages

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 2423, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote; 9 pages

Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness for Health Act of 2019: H.R. 2781, amended, to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to the health professions workforce; 28 pages

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019: H.R. 728, amended, to amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs; 14 pages

Public Disclosure of Drug Discounts Act: H.R. 2115, amended, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas with none voting “nay”, 3 pages

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act: H.R. 647, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine; 22 pages

Payment Commission Data Act of 2019: H.R. 1781, amended, to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission with access to certain drug payment information, including certain rebate information. 8 pages

Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act: H.R. 4695, amended, to impose sanctions with respect to Turkey, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 16 nays, Roll No. 592; 16 pages

Help America Run Act: H.R. 1623, amended, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for the treatment of payments for child care and other personal use services as an authorized campaign expenditure; 7 pages

Expositions Provide Opportunities Act of 2019: H.R. 4842, amended, to authorize the Secretary of State to provide funds for a United States pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. 3 pages

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 2181, to provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico, by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 597. 12 pages

Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 1373, to protect, for current and future generations, the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the State of Arizona, by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 602. 6 pages

Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act: The House passed H.R. 823, to provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 609. 88 pages

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