Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Brief – “This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.” – crs The […]

S.1866 – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 S.1866 – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017 Brief – S 1866 would “…provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus–based aid programs under […]

H.R.3229 – To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.3229 – To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes Brief – The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires certain government officials to file public disclosures of […]

H.R.2824 – Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2824 – Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act Brief – “This bill amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act (SS Act) to reauthorize through FY2022, and otherwise revise, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. “Under current law, grantees […]

H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2792 – Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 Brief – This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under […]

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 […]