The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in January 2020.

  • The Senate passed 19 bills totaling 498 pages.
  • The House passed 25 bills amounting to 454 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 15 bills, 498 pages

Chester County Reversionary Interest Release: Senate passed S. 3076, to release a federal reversionary interest in Chester County, Tennessee, to manage certain Federal land in Bath County, Virginia. 10 pages

Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act: Senate passed S. 1228, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio. 8 pages

Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act: Senate passed S. 1611, to ensure appropriate prioritization, spectrum planning, and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 16 pages

Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 583, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio, and the bill was then passed. 6 pages

United States Public Health Service Modernization Act: Senate passed S. 2629, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Public Health Service Corps, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 6 pages

Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 263, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the bill was then passed. 5 pages

America’s Conservation Enhancement Act: Senate passed H.R. 925, to improve protections for wildlife, 100 pages

Save Our Seas 2.0 Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 1982, to improve efforts to combat marine debris, and the bill was then passed, 72 pages

Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 434, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail, and the bill was then passed. 2 pages

Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act: Senate passed S. 2547, to state the policy of the United States with respect to the expansion of cooperation with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region and Europe regarding the People’s Republic of China, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 6 pages

United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act: Senate passed H.R. 133, to promote economic partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 12 pages

Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act: Senate passed S. 3201, to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances. 7 pages

Department of Veterans Affairs Pay Limitation: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 3084, to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages

Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 886, to direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program, and the bill was then passed, 4 pages

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act: By 89 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 14), Senate passed H.R. 5430, to implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. 240 pages

HOUSE 25 bills, 454 pages

Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act: H.R. 3763, amended, to direct the Secretary of State to provide assistance and technical expertise to enhance the representation and leadership of the United States at international standards-setting bodies that set standards for 5th and future generations mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure; 6 pages

Homeless Assistance Act: H.R. 4302, amended, to authorize public housing agencies to share certain data regarding homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and services; 3 pages

8–K Trading Gap Act: H.R. 4335, amended, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules that prohibit officers and directors of certain companies from trading securities in anticipation of a current report, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 384 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 14; 5 pages

Prudential Regulator Oversight Act: H.R. 4841, amended, to require the prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to Congress on their supervision and regulation activities; 10 pages

Expanding Opportunity for Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) Act: H.R. 5315, amended, to amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury; 6 pages

Amending the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD–VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans: H.R. 2398, amended, to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD–VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 362 yeas to 31 nays, Roll No. 15; 4 pages

Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act: H.R. 4458, amended, to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to issue reports on cybersecurity with respect to the functions of the Federal Reserve System; 8 pages

President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act: S. 457, to require that $1 coins issued during 2019 honor President George H.W. Bush and to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue bullion coins during 2019 in honor of Barbara Bush. 4 pages

Prison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act: H.R. 5065, to amend the Small Business Act to provide re-entry entrepreneurship counseling and training services for formerly incarcerated individuals; 5 pages

Prison to Proprietorship Act: H.R. 5078, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to provide re-entry entrepreneurship counseling and training services for incarcerated individuals, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas to 41 nays, Roll No. 8. 8 pages

PFAS Action Act: The House considered H.R. 535, to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, January 10th. 42 pages

Capturing All Small Businesses Act: H.R. 5130, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the employment size standard requirements for determining whether a manufacturing concern is a small business concern; 4 pages

Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act: H.R. 5146, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to require contracting officers to take a small business concern’s past performance as part of a joint venture into account when evaluating the small business concern; 6 pages

Secure 5G and Beyond Act: H.R. 2881, amended, to require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States and to assist allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 4; 14 pages

Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act: H.R. 4500, amended, to direct the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information to take certain actions to enhance the representation of the United States and promote United States leadership in communications standards-setting bodies. 6 pages

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: The House passed H.R. 1230, to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 155 noes, Roll No. 21. 12 pages

Never Again Education Act: H.R. 943, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 23; 14 pages

Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020: H.R. 5671, to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II; 8 pages

Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act: H.R. 4704, amended, to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support multidisciplinary research on the science of suicide, and to advance the knowledge and understanding of issues that may be associated with several aspects of suicide including intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to areas such as wellbeing, resilience, and vulnerability, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 385 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 24; 6 pages

Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act: S. 153, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research. 9 pages

Global Hope Act: H.R. 5338, amended, to authorize the Secretary of State to pursue public-private partnerships, innovative financing mechanisms, research partnerships, and coordination with international and multilateral organizations to address childhood cancer globally; 8 pages

Tibetan Policy and Support Act: H.R. 4331, amended, to modify and reauthorize the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 27; 24 pages

Keeping Girls in School Act: H.R. 2153, amended, to support empowerment, economic security, and educational opportunities for adolescent girls around the world. 16 pages

Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act: The House passed H.R. 3621, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 31. 218 pages

Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act: H.R. 550, to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II, with the amendments to the Senate amendment specified in section 4 of H. Res. 811, was taken from the Speaker’s Table. 8 pages

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