Category Archives: Unclassified

H.R.985 – Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 18, 2016 H.R.985 – Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 Brief – The bill report explains “The purpose of this Act is to authorize the establishment of an orderly program for developing, financing, and carrying out an effective, continuous, and coordinated program of research, education, and […]

H.R.4712 – Strengthening the Department of Homeland Security Secure Mail Initiative Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.R.4712 – Strengthening the Department of Homeland Security Secure Mail Initiative Act Brief – “This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to provide an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which, for payment of a fee recouping costs, a person to whom a document is sent […]

S.1172 Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 5, 2016 S.1172 Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015 Brief – Committee Report – “S. 1172, the Edward `Ted’ Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015, seeks to improve the process of presidential transitions. Under existing law, the transfer of power […]

H.R.4238 To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 5, 2016 H.R.4238 To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities. Brief – The bill aims to “amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and […]

H.R.2583 Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending November 20, 2015 H.R.2583 Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015 Brief – The bill aims to change procedures that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) uses when making rules, requires a public database of complaints made by consumers or telecommunications services, and exempts the Universal Service Fund from provisions of […]

H. Res. 5 – A resolution providing for the House Rules of the 114th Congress

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending January 9, 2015 H. Res. 5 – A resolution providing for the House Rules of the 114th Congress Brief – These rules include some of the parliamentary procedure rules that govern the process of debating legislation but new majorities always implement these other rules that go a bit further to demonstrate […]

S.1691 Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014

TheWeekInCongress.com Week Ending December 12, 2014 S.1691 Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 The bill states its purpose to amend Title 5 of the US Code to improve the security of the US border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border agents. S. 1691 would address the problems of […]

H.R.5714 Pest Management Records Modernization Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending December 4, 2014 H.R.5714 Pest Management Records Modernization Act The bill’s stated purpose is “To permit commercial applicators of pesticides to create, retain, submit, and convey pesticide application-related records, reports, data, and other information in electronic form.” The bill would accomplish its goal by amending Section 1491 of the Food, Agriculture, […]

H.R.5759 Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending December 4, 2014 H.R.5759 Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014 The bill’s stated purpose is. “To establish a rule of construction clarifying the limitations on executive authority to provide certain forms of immigration relief.” The bill, a response to President Obama’s stated executive action to further border enforcement and continued deportation […]