Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4675 amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program. ‘In general.—Subtitle G of title IX of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16311 et seq.) is amended […]

H.R.620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 620 ‘requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public accommodations for persons with a […]

H.R.582 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.582 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017 Brief – “HR 582 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit businesses from manufacturing or importing for use in the United States, or selling or leasing in the United States, a multi-line telephone system unless it is pre-configured to allow […]

H.R.772 – Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.772 – Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 Brief – HR 772 amends current law to revise the nutritional information that restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrition information should be posted on the menu board and should include the number of calories contained in […]

H.R.3942 – Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 2, 2018 H.R.3942 – Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act Brief – HR 3942 amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 to include sex trafficking victims in the transitional housing assistance grant program. Exceptions.—A grant recipient…may condition the receipt of benefits or the provision of housing on a […]

H.R.4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act   Brief – “HR 4712 amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided […]

H.R.1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1660 directs the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency. The […]

H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act Brief – HR 4578 authorizes certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection The bill adds to current law the directive to “collaborate with appropriate agencies, including Federal, State, local, tribal, and international entities, to enhance border security through […]

H.R.4577 – Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4577 – Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4577 would establish a working group to determine ways to develop a domestic canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection canines. Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment […]