Category Archives: Courts

H.R.2288 – Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.2288 – Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  (Full text […]

H.R.883 – Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 26, 2017 H.R.883 – Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would ‘amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements.’ Under the bill if a […]

H.R.2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 Brief – The bill converts the temporary office of bankruptcy judge to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge in some judicial districts. The temporary status is a result of expanding the number of bankruptcy judges in the wake of the recession […]

H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017  Brief – The bill concerns itself with hiring border enforcement personnel to specify allowing the hiring of officers. As such; In the case of a current full-time law enforcement officer employed by a State of local law enforcement agency if […]

H.R.1039 – Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.1039 – Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.” Under the bill […]

H.R.653 – Federal Intern Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.653 – Federal Intern Protection Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 653, the Federal Intern Protection Act of 2017, extends to interns working at federal agencies the same statutory protections against harassment and discrimination that currently apply to paid employees.” The bill report explains, “There are no existing […]

H.R.510 – Rapid DNA Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.510 – Rapid DNA Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 510 will establish a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog. The FBI created the National DNA Index system that allows DNA […]

H.R.115 – Thin Blue Line Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.115 – Thin Blue Line Act Brief – Current law is amended by this bill. The aggravating factors in current law (when deciding if the death penalty is justified include: ‘whether death occurred while the defendant was committing one of a list of specific offenses; whether the defendant […]

H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2016 H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 Brief – The bill’s stated purpose is “To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other […]