Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act Brief – HR 3759 aims to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Family Caregiving Strategy. The Secretary shall convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise and provide recommendations, including identified best practices, to the Secretary on recognizing and supporting […]

H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes. Brief – “H.R. 4171 would extend the authority to conduct two telework programs for federal workers until December 31, 2020. One is for the […]

H.R.3669 – Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.3669 – Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017   Brief – H.R. 3669 would improve and streamline security procedures related to general aviation and commercial charter air carrier utilizing risk-based security standards. This legislation requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) […]

H.R.3359 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.3359 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017   Brief – HR 3559 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security which will replace the National Protection and Programs Directorate. The term ‘critical infrastructure […]

H.R.1730 – Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 201

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.1730 – Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1730 amends US Code to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation. As such the bill expands the extent to which current law protects religious property against damage. If damage to or destruction of property […]

H.J.Res. 123 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.J.Res. 123 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018 Brief – HJR 123 amends the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2018 by striking the date of expiration and inserting December 22, 2017. That provision funds the government until December 22, 2017. The resolution also addresses some financial shortfalls […]

H.R.3317 – SAFE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.R.3317 – SAFE Act Brief – “H.R. 3317 would increase the maximum prison sentence for female genital mutilation from 5 years to 15 years. As a result, new offenders could face longer prison sentences.” – cbo It is the sense of Congress that States should have in place […]

H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Brief – HR 38 amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. Notwithstanding any provision of the […]

H.R.2228 – Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.2228 – Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 Brief – HR 2228 seeks two reports from the Department of Justice on programs and practices to improve mental health of law enforcement officers. The Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services shall submit to […]

H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act Brief – H.R. 2874 would authorize the National Flood Insurance Program to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2022. HR 2874 aims to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to […]