Category Archives: Public Law

HR4921: To require the Surface Transportation Board to implement certain recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation.

Official Summary text/su_expand] STB Information Security Improvement Act This bill requires the Surface Transportation Board to develop a timeline and plan to implement the recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation in Report No. FI2018002 concerning information security. Became Public Law No: 115-269. 2018-10-16 Signed by President. 2018-10-16 Signed by President. 2018-10-16 Received in the Get the Details

HR4910: Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act

Official Summary text/su_expand] Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to provide outer burial receptacles for veterans’ remains buried in open cemeteries under National Park Service control. The use of outer burial receptacles in such cemeteries shall be in accordance with regulations or procedures approved by Interior. Became Public Law No: 115-184. Get the Details

HR4743: Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018

Official Summary text/su_expand] Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018 This bill amends the Small Business Act to provide statutory authority for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Credit Risk Management and the SBA Lender Oversight Committee. For FY2018 and each ensuing fiscal year, the SBA may, with congressional approval, increase the cap for general Get the Details

HR4547: Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017

Official Summary text/su_expand] Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017 This bill requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make annual grants to each state’s protection and advocacy system for the purpose of conducting reviews of representative payees under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. The Get the Details

HR4528: To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.

Official Summary text/su_expand] This bill amends the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 to limit the sale of billfish caught by U.S. fishing vessels. Under current law, billfish that are caught by U.S. vessels and landed (unloaded onshore) in Hawaii or Pacific Insular Areas (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, Get the Details

HR3979: Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act

Official Summary text/su_expand] Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act This bill amends the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize through FY2022: (1) the volunteer services, community partnerships, and national wildlife refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System; and (2) provisions authorizing the Department of the Interior to accept and use gifts, devises, or bequests of Get the Details

HR3732: Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose Overseas Act

Official Summary text/su_expand] Emergency Aid to American Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Jose Overseas Act This bill 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 FY2017-FY2018. (“Temporary assistance” refers to money payments, temporary lodging, transportation, and Get the Details

HR3731: Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017

Official Summary text/su_expand] Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017 This bill amends the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2016 to extend through 2018 the exemption of U.S. Secret Service officers, employees, and agents who perform protective services from the limitation on premium pay otherwise applicable to federal employees. The Secret Service must report to Get the Details