Category Archives: Health & Safety

H.R.2664 – Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2664 – Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act Brief – The bill directs the Secretary of Labor to train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively detect and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities To those ends, […]

H.R.2480 – Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2480 – Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act Brief – The bill would “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include an additional permissible use of amounts provided as grants under the Byrne JAG program.” to reduce the demand […]

H.R.2200 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2200 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2200 would reauthorize several programs within the Departments of Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Labor, and State, and the U.S Agency for International Development that combat trafficking […]

H.R.1492 – Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1492 – Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017 Brief – “The Controlled substance Act currently prohibits the transportation and administration of controlled substances away from the location registered with DEA. Therefore, the statute does not permit registered practitioners with inherently mobile practices, such as emergency medical services […]

H.R.3004 – Kate’s Law

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.3004 – Kate’s Law Brief – The bill aims to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens. To that end – ‘Any alien who has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed, or who has departed the United States while […]

H.R.3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act Brief – The bill states its aim “To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes.” To that end, […]

H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would ‘To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other […]

H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes. ‘The Administrator of the Federal […]

H.R.625 – REPORT Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.625 – REPORT Act Brief – REPORT stands for REPORTING EFFICIENTLY TO PROPER OFFICIALS IN RESPONSE TO TERRORISM. The bill report explains “The purpose of H.R. 625 is to require Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, […]

H.R.2857 – Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2857 – Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act Brief – To support foster care maintenance payments for children with parents in a licensed residential family-based treatment facility for substance abuse. A child who is eligible for foster care maintenance payments shall be eligible for the payments for […]