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HR 1 - Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
For the People Act of 2021
03/11/2021 - Received in the Senate.

For the People Act of 2021

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, ...

HR 1177 - Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
U.S. Citizenship Act
04/28/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
...This bill establishes a path to citizenship for certain undocumented individuals. The bill also replaces the term alien with noncitizen in the immigration statutes and addresses other related issues.

Specifically, the bill establishes a new status of lawful prospective immigrant. This status shall be available to an applying noncitizen who meets certain requirements, including being continually present in the United States from January 1, 2021, and passing background checks. After at least five years with this status, an eligible noncitizen may apply for and receive permanent resident status.

The bill also provides permanent resident status to certain applying noncitizens, specifically for eligible noncitizens who (1) entered the United States as a ...

HR 1620 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021
03/18/2021 - Received in the Senate.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

This bill modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

The bill also authorizes new programs, makes changes to federal firearms laws, and establishes new protections to promote housing stability and economic security for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

HR 2152 - Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2021
03/23/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HR 2358 - Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
Voter Empowerment Act of 2021
04/05/2021 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 2438 - Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)
Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act of 2021
04/08/2021 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 3617 - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
MORE Act of 2021
07/07/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.

HR 3684 - Peter Anthony DeFazio
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
11/15/2021 - Signed by President.
Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act or the INVEST in America Act This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Among other provisions, the bill * extends FY2021 enacted levels through FY2022 for federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs; * reauthorizes for FY2023-FY2026 several surface transportation programs, including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, highway safety, motor carrier safety, and rail programs; * addresses climate change, including strategies to reduce the climate change impacts of the surface transportation system and a vulnerability assessment to identify opportunities to enhance the resilience of the surface transportation system and ensure the efficient use of federal resources; * revises Buy America procurement requirements for highways, mass transit, and rail; * establishes a rebuild rural bridges program to improve the safety and state of good repair of bridges in rural communities; * implements new safety requirements across all transportation modes; and * directs DOT to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system.

HR 3757 - Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Multiple Substance Impaired Driving Prevention Act of 2021
06/09/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

HR 4011 - Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act
06/17/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 4020 - Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
Drug Policy Reform Act of 2021
06/21/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

HR 4133 - Adriano de Jesus Espaillat Rodriguez
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act
05/11/2022 - Star Print ordered on the bill.
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act This bill authorizes the allocation of certain funds for purposes related to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, requires the Department of State to develop a strategy for prioritizing efforts to increase disaster response and resilience in the Caribbean, and establishes monitoring and reporting requirements. Funds for carrying out the initiative shall be used for purposes that include (1) promoting citizen safety, security, and the rule of law in the Caribbean; (2) prioritizing efforts to combat corruption; and (3) promoting the rule of law in the Caribbean and countering influence from authoritarian regimes. The State Department shall develop a strategy that incorporates specific, measurable benchmarks demonstrating a prioritization of efforts to increase disaster response and resilience through carrying out specified coordination, resilience, and preparedness programs in beneficiary countries. The State Department must also submit an implementation plan that includes a timeline and stated objectives for such actions to be taken.

HR 4151 - Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
FASD Respect Act
06/24/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

HR 4505 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022
07/28/2021 - Rule H. Res. 567 passed House.

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022

This bill provides FY2022 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies.

The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for

  • the International Trade Administration,
  • the Bureau of Industry and Security,
  • the Economic Development Administration,
  • the Minority Business Development Agency,
  • Economic and Statistical Analysis,
  • the Bureau of the Census,
  • the National Telecommunications and Information Administration,
  • the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,
  • the National Institute of Standards and Technology,

    HR 5746 - Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr.
    Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
    01/19/2022 - S.Amdt.4903 Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
    Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act This bill addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, campaign finance, and voting rights. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. Next, the bill establishes Election Day as a federal holiday. The bill establishes certain federal criminal offenses related to voting. In particular, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for conduct (or attempted conduct) to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or helping someone register to vote. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including by requiring states to conduct post-election audits for federal elections. The bill outlines criteria for congressional redistricting and generally prohibits mid-decade redistricting. The bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. Next, the bill establishes new criteria for determining which states and political subdivisions must obtain preclearance before changes to voting practices may take effect. Preclearance is the process of receiving preapproval from the Department of Justice or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before making legal changes that would affect voting rights. The bill also includes provisions related to federally protected activities at polling places and voting access on tribal lands.

    HR 677 - Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN)
    JUSTICE Act
    03/22/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

    HR 7394 - Karen Ruth Bass
    Women in Criminal Justice Reform Act
    04/06/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    HR 7513 - David Patrick Joyce
    PREPARE Act of 2022
    05/05/2022 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.

    HR 7686 - Eleanor Holmes Norton
    District of Columbia Code Returning Citizens Coordination Act
    05/11/2022 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
    District of Columbia Code Returning Citizens Coordination Act This bill requires the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to provide, every 90 days, specified information (e.g., the scheduled release date) to the Mayor of the District of Columbia for each person under the jurisdiction of the BOP pursuant to the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997. The BOP must also provide, upon the request of the Mayor, such information to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District. The Mayor of the District of Columbia may not disclose the provided information outside of the District government or to any District of Columbia law enforcement agency, but may disclose such information to counsel for the detained individuals, and to organizations that provide legal representation to individuals in criminal or post-conviction matters, or in matters related to re-entry.

    HR 8256 - Matthew Alton Cartwright
    Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023
    06/30/2022 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 303.
    Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 This bill provides FY2023 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for * the International Trade Administration, * the Bureau of Industry and Security, * the Economic Development Administration, * the Minority Business Development Agency, * Economic and Statistical Analysis, * the Bureau of the Census, * the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, * the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, * the National Institute of Standards and Technology, * the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and * Departmental Management. The bill provides appropriations to DOJ for * General Administration; * the Executive Office for Immigration Review; * the Office of Inspector General; * the U.S. Parole Commission; * Legal Activities; * the U.S. Marshals Service; * the National Security Division; * Interagency Law Enforcement; * the Federal Bureau of Investigation; * the Drug Enforcement Administration; * the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and * the Federal Prison System. The bill also provides appropriations to DOJ for state and local law enforcement activities, including * the Office on Violence Against Women, * the Office of Justice Programs, and * Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The bill provides appropriations for science agencies, including * the Office of Science and Technology Policy, * the National Space Council, * National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and * the National Science Foundation. The bill provides appropriations to related agencies, including * the Commission on Civil Rights, * the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, * the U.S. International Trade Commission, * the Legal Services Corporation, * the Marine Mammal Commission, * the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and * the State Justice Institute. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

    HRES 1087 - Maxine Moore (Carr) Waters
    Remembering the 30th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles insurrection.
    05/03/2022 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    HRES 226 - Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
    Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.
    05/18/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

    HRES 364 - Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
    Acknowledging the contributions of America's addiction professionals and their commitment to delivering evidence-based practice to individuals with substance use disorders through recognized standards of education, training, and competencies.
    04/30/2021 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    HRES 455 - Rep. William Keating (D-MA)
    Expressing support for the people of Russia, condemning the Kremlin's assault on human rights and the freedom of expression, and calling for Vladimir Putin to immediately release Alexey Navalny.
    08/04/2021 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber.

    S 1 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
    For the People Act of 2021
    08/11/2021 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.

    For the People Act of 2021

    This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

    Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

    The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

    Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, ...

    S 1013 - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
    Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021
    03/25/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S1819-1820)

    S 1605 - Richard Lynn Scott
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
    12/23/2021 - Presented to President.
    This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the National Pulse Memorial.

    S 1999 - Sen. Shelley Capito (R-WV)
    Multiple Substance Impaired Driving Prevention Act of 2021
    06/09/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

    S 2093 - Jeffrey Alan Merkley
    For the People Act of 2021
    09/15/2021 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
    For the People Act of 2021 This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems. Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices. The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House. The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.

    S 2093 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
    For the People Act of 2021
    08/11/2021 - Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S6254)

    For the People Act of 2021

    This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

    Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

    The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

    Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, ...

    S 2238 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    FASD Respect Act
    06/24/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

    S 2747 - Amy Jean Klobuchar
    Freedom to Vote Act
    10/20/2021 - Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2747 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 420) entered in Senate.
    Freedom to Vote Act This bill addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. Next, the bill establishes Election Day as a federal holiday. The bill establishes certain federal criminal offenses related to voting. In particular, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for conduct (or attempted conduct) to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or helping someone register to vote. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including by requiring states to conduct post-election audits for federal elections. The bill outlines criteria for congressional redistricting and generally prohibits mid-decade redistricting. The bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

    S 2899 - Thomas Jonathan Ossoff
    Prison Camera Reform Act of 2021
    10/21/2021 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.

    S 312 - Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
    COVID-19 Safer Detention Act of 2021
    06/08/2021 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 68.

    S 348 - Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
    U.S. Citizenship Act
    02/22/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    S 4643 - Thomas Roland Tillis
    Biometric Collection Improvement Act
    07/27/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    S 4664 - Cynthia Jeanne (Bowers) Shaheen
    Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023
    07/28/2022 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 This bill provides FY2023 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for * the International Trade Administration, * the Bureau of Industry and Security, * the Economic Development Administration, * the Minority Business Development Agency, * Economic and Statistical Analysis, * the Bureau of the Census, * the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, * the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, * the National Institute of Standards and Technology, * the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and * Departmental Management. The bill provides appropriations to DOJ for * General Administration; * the Executive Office for Immigration Review; * the Office of Inspector General; * the U.S. Parole Commission; * Legal Activities; * the U.S. Marshals Service; * the National Security Division; * Interagency Law Enforcement; * the Federal Bureau of Investigation; * the Drug Enforcement Administration; * the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and * the Federal Prison System. The bill also provides appropriations to DOJ for state and local law enforcement activities, including * the Office on Violence Against Women, * the Office of Justice Programs, and * Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The bill provides appropriations for science agencies, including * the Office of Science and Technology Policy, * the National Space Council, * National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and * the National Science Foundation. The bill provides appropriations to related agencies, including * the Commission on Civil Rights, * the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, * the U.S. International Trade Commission, * the Legal Services Corporation, * the Marine Mammal Commission, * the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and * the State Justice Institute. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

    S 481 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
    Democracy Restoration Act of 2021
    02/25/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    S 954 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Voter Empowerment Act of 2021
    03/24/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

    SRES 241 - Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
    A resolution widening threats to freedom of the press and free expression around the world, and reaffirming the vital role that a free and independent press plays in informing local and international audiences about public health crises, countering misinformation and disinformation, and furthering ...
    05/26/2021 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.