Category Archives: 115th Congress

HR6758: To direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by 8 years the Patent and Trademark Office’s authority to set the amounts for the fees it charges, and for other purposes.

Official Summary text/su_expand] Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 or the SUCCESS Act This bill directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to study and report to Congress on the number of patents applied for and obtained: (1) by women and minorities, and (2) by small businesses owned by women and Get the Details

HR6157: Making consolidated appropriations for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.

Official Summary text/su_expand] Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 Provides FY2019 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills. Provides appropriations to DOD for: Military Personnel; Operation and Maintenance; Procurement; Get the Details

HR6124: Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018

Official Summary text/su_expand] Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018 This bill directs the Social Security Administration, at the request of an Indian tribe, to enter into an agreement with the tribe for the purpose of extending Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits under Social Security to tribal council members. In addition, the bill allows tribal council Get the Details

HR6042: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes.

Official Summary text/su_expand] This bill delays by one year (to January 1, 2020) the Medicaid federal matching rate reduction that is scheduled to take effect for states that fail to require an electronic visit verification system for personal care services. The bill also excludes specified services from such verification system requirements, including inpatient hospital services and 24-hour residential group Get the Details

HR5895: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

Official Summary text/su_expand] Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 Provides FY2019 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, Get the Details

HR5729: Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018

Official Summary text/su_expand] Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018 This bill prohibits the U.S. Coast Guard from: (1) implementing the rule titled "Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements," and (2) proposing or issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking for a rule that would require the use of biometric readers for biometric transportation security cards. These prohibitions Get the Details

HR5317: To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.

Official Summary text/su_expand] This bill repeals a prohibition on creating or continuing a distillery in Indian country for manufacturing ardent spirits (distilled liquors). Became Public Law No: 115-304. 2018-12-11 Signed by President. 2018-12-11 Signed by President. 2018-12-11 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-363. 2018-11-14 Passed Senate without amendment by Get the Details

HR4958: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018

Official Summary text/su_expand] Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2018, the rates of veterans’ disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Each such increase shall be the Get the Details