Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.3732 – Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose Overseas Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.3732 – Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose Overseas Act Brief – HR 3732 ‘…amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to increase, from $1 million to $25 million, the maximum amount of temporary assistance that may be provided annually in […]

H.R.3697 – Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.3697 – Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act Brief – HR 3697 would ‘amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs, and for other purposes.’ “The term ‘criminal gang’ means an ongoing group, club, organization, or association of 5 or more persons […]

H.R.931 – Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.931 – Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 Brief – HR 921 aims to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters. The Firefighter Registry shall be used to establish and improve collection infrastructure and […]

H.R.2430 – FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.2430 – FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – The Congress finds that the fees authorized under the amendments made by this title will be dedicated toward expediting the process for the review of device applications and for assuring the safety and effectiveness of devices, as set forth […]

H.R.3388 – DECAL Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.3388 – DECAL Act Brief – DECAL stands for ‘Designating Each Car’s Automation Level Act’. The bill would require the Secretary of Transportation ‘To provide for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers.’ To that end ‘Not later than 3 years after […]

HR 1628 Senate Amendments

HR 1628 Senate Amendments McConnell amend #270 (Text of Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) to McConnell amend #267 (Substitute amendment).  Murray raised a budget point of order against the amendment. Cruz motion to waive the Budget Act. The motion to waive requires 60 yea votes. Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Waive was […]

H.R.3178 – Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3178 – Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the delivery of home infusion therapy and dialysis and the application of the Stark rule under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. […]

H.R.3298 – To authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3298 – To authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes Brief – The bill follows the recent shooting during a congressional […]

H.R.806 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.R.806 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 806 would delay the implementation of a final rule promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 related to ambient-air-quality standards for ozone emissions. That rule, published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2015, requires […]

H.J.Res.76 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 21, 2017 H.J.Res.76 – Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Brief – This joint resolution grants congressional consent and […]