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Filemon Vela  -  (D) United States
US Representative - Texas District 34
Fed Capitol
25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4334
  • Phone: (202) 225-9901
  • Fax: (202) 225-9770
Fed District
333 Ebony Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520-8015
  • Phone: (956) 544-8352
Bill Bill Name Summary
HR60 ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act This bill authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of aliens unlawfully present in the United States on December 31, 2012, who: (1) have been continu...
HRes15 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service. Urges the U.S. Postal Service (...
HR112 Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2017 Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants. The taxpayer must own ...
HR199 Chicano Park Preservation Act Chicano Park Preservation Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park and its murals located in San Diego, California. In conducting the study, Interior shall e...
HRes11 Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obsta... Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the passage of U.N. Security Counci...
HR95 Veterans' Access to Child Care Act Veterans' Access to Child Care Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran: (1) receives covered health car...
HR245 Veterans' Education Equity Act Veterans' Education Equity Act This bill provides that the monthly housing allowance under the Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 educational assistance program shall be based on the location of the campus where an i...
HR294 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the "Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal S...
HR303 Retired Pay Restoration Act Retired Pay Restoration Act This bill: (1) allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (currently, only for a disability rated at 5...
HR299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veteran...
HRes28 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers. Expres...
HR333 Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act This bill amends federal military retired pay provisions to: (1) permit veterans with a service-connected disability of less than 50% to concurrently receive both retired pay and disab...
HR356 Protecting Our Democracy Act Protecting Our Democracy Act This bill establishes in the legislative branch the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to examine any attempts or activities by the Russian government or other gov...
HRes30 Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to en... Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade. Condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, because it: (1) is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty, (2) is a commercial ac...
HRes31 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012. Expresses the sense of the House of...
HR392 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per country...
HR502 To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bill amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to make permanent the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. No less than ...
HR508 Seniors Have Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Act of 2017 Seniors Have Eyes, Ears, and Teeth Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
HR526 Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017 Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a board to coordinate and integrate DHS's intelligence, acti...
HR613 Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of ... Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correcti...
HR696 To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Department of Veterans ... To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Department of Veterans Affairs. This bill declares that the memorandum titled "Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze" published on January 23, 2017, or any oth...
HR695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to direct the Department of Justice to establish a program to provide national criminal history background checks and cri...
HCRes13 Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Declares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for br...
HR627 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act by directing the Department of Energy's Office of Energy and Renewable Energy to establish a clearingh...
HR625 REPORT Act Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terr... REPORT Act Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Invest...
HR676 Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically ne...
HRes72 Supporting the goals and ideals of Dominican Heritage Month. Supporting the goals and ideals of Dominican Heritage Month. Supports the goals and ideals of a Dominican Heritage Month. Supports the establishment of a national month of Recognition for Dominican-Americans to honor the D...
HR724 SOLVE Act of 2017 Statue of Liberty Values Act of 2017 SOLVE Act of 2017 Statue of Liberty Values Act of 2017 This bill states that: (1) beginning on January 27, 2017, Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," ...
HR739 This Land Is Our Land Act This Land Is Our Land Act This bill prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing, or obligating or expending any funds for the construction of, any new border barriers, including walls or fences, o...
HR747 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax treatment of certain alcoholic beverages, to: exclude the aging period from the production period ...
HR721 BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax credit for railroad track maintenance.
HJRes51 Approving the discontinuation of the process for consideration and autom... Approving the discontinuation of the process for consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board under section 1899A of the Social Security Act. This joint resol...
HR757 FAIR Act Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act FAIR Act Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act This bill increases the rates of basic pay for federal employees under the statutory pay systems (relating to the General Schedule, the U.S. Foreign Service, and the Veterans...
HR804 Protect the National Security Council From Political Interference Act of... Protect the National Security Council From Political Interference Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Security Act of 1947 to prohibit the President from designating any individual whose primary or predominant respon...
HR813 Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Su... Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Success Act All-Year ACCESS Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase from one to two the numbe...
HR807 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 This bill repeals existing caps on Medicare payment for certain outpatient physical-therapy services and speech-language pathology services. Under current law, annual ...
HRes78 Reiterating the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewi... Reiterating the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust and calling on every entity in the executive branch to affirm that fact. Expresses the sense of the Hou...
HR823 Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017 Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to replace the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits with a modified American Opportunity Tax Credit that: (1) all...
HR820 Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Acce... Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to...
HR837 Build Bridges Not Walls Act Build Bridges Not Walls Act This bill provides that the executive order titled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements" signed by the President on January 25, 2017, or any other substantially similar acti...
HR849 Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing ...
HR846 Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act This bill: (1) repeals certain provisions that require the offset of amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation from Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities for the surviving ...
HR848 Farm Regulatory Certainty Act Farm Regulatory Certainty Act This bill amends the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 to specify that animal waste, manure, and fertilizer are excluded from the Act's requirements if the waste, manure, or fert...
HR858 DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act This bill directs the Department of Justice to make grants to nonprofit legal services providers with immigration law expertise to provide immigration-related legal s...
HR874 Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upon the request of a veteran who is enrolled in the VA health care system and entitled to in-patient psychiatric care, to fu...
HR876 Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017 Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct, and submit to Congress a...
HR882 North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase... North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of the Treasury to subscribe to 150,000 additional shares of the capital stock of the N...
HR880 MISSION ZERO Act Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operational... MISSION ZERO Act Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to Achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and H...
HJRes65 Every Vote Counts Amendment Every Vote Counts Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the President and Vice President to be elected directly by the people of the states and the District of Columbia.
HRes105 Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives that an Independent... Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives that an Independent Judiciary is Fundamental to American Democracy. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: the legislative, executive, and judicial br...
HRes104 Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. Reaffirms the strong commitment of the House of Representatives to the U.S.-Mexico partnership. Encourages the President to prioritize a U.S.-Mexico ...
HRes102 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the appoi... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate actions by United States Customs and Border Protection in apparent violation of judicial orders. Expre...
HR936 SPACE-A Special Priority on Aircrafts and Coverage Equity Act of 2017 SPACE-A Special Priority on Aircrafts and Coverage Equity Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Defense to provide transportation on scheduled and unscheduled military flights within the continental United States...
HR909 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to...
HR1057 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to make the Postmaster General the consignee (i.e., the entity financially responsible for the receipt of ...
HR1038 Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare Prescription Drug Plan sponsors from retroactively reducing paymen...
HR1116 TAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Ris... TAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017 This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the institution...
HR1156 Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017 Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to repeal specified limitations, for pur...
HR1171 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits f...
HR1148 FAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 FAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that, under Medicare, telehealth services include telehealth-eligible stroke services provided to an individual soon after ...
HR1210 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the "Pleasanton Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service locat...
HR1209 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the "Mission Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service ...
HR1208 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service loc...
HR1207 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 R...
HR1211 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the "Encinal Veterans Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400...
HR1235 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in...
HR1253 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to permit the Department of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees: (1) for construc...
HR1247 To extend the period of availability of the Multinational Species Conser... To extend the period of availability of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp, and for other purposes. This bill amends the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 by r...
HR1287 Executive Order Transparency Act Executive Order Transparency Act This bill requires the President to publish an executive order on the White House website at least 72 hours before signing such order.
HR1267 PHIT Act Personal Health Investment Today Act PHIT Act Personal Health Investment Today Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000 ($2,000 for a joint return or a head of household) of qualified sports and fit...
HR1316 Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act
HR1322 Women's Health Protection Act of 2017 Women's Health Protection Act of 2017 This bill prohibits any government from imposing on abortion services: a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests or medical procedures; a requirement that the sa...
HR1302 Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop and conduct an exercise related to the terrorist and foreign fighter threat in orde...
HR1310 SMASH Act Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act SMASH Act Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend through FY2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants for mosquito c...
HR1358 Scientific Integrity Act Scientific Integrity Act This bill requires, subject to Freedom of Information Act disclosure restrictions and privacy requirements, federal agencies that fund or conduct scientific research to: (1) promote and maximize th...
HR1370 Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017 Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017 DIVISION A--FURTHER ADDITIONAL CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Sec. 1001) Amends the Conti...
HR1405 Veterans Visa and Protection Act of 2017 Veterans Visa and Protection Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) establish a program to permit eligible deported noncitizen veterans to enter the United States as, and to permit...
HR1472 Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017 Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017 This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans w...
HR1452 No TRUMP Act of 2017 No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency... No TRUMP Act of 2017 No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency Act of 2017 This bill prohibits direct payments from the Treasury or reimbursements for any amounts expended in a hotel or other establishment provid...
HR1477 No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act No Taxpayer Funding for the Wall Act This bill prohibits: (1) any federal agency from obligating or expending any federal funds to carry out provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of ...
HR1494 PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly c...
HR1503 SOLVE Act 2.0 of 2017 Statue of Liberty Values Act 2.0 of 2017 SOLVE Act 2.0 of 2017 Statue of Liberty Values Act 2.0 of 2017 This bill states that: (1) beginning on March 6, 2017, Executive Order 13780, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United Stat...
HR1627 Small Business Assistance Act of 2017 Small Business Assistance Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt returning workers from the nonimmigrant H-2B visa (temporary nonagricultural services) annual numerical limitations throu...
HR1626 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of a student farmer up to $5,000 of the gain from the sale or exchange of personal property (including ...
HR1685 Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017 Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish mental and behavioral health care to individuals who: served in the active military, naval, or air service for more than...
HR1697 Israel Anti-Boycott Act Israel Anti-Boycott Act This bill declares that Congress: (1) opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution of March 24, 2016, which urges countries to pressure companies to divest from, or break contracts wit...
HR1698 Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The President shall r...
HRes237 Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez. Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez. Recognizes the accomplishments and example of Cesar Estrada Chavez, pledges to promote his legacy, and encourages the people of the United States to commemor...
HR1815 Protecting Sensitive Locations Act Protecting Sensitive Locations Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an immigration enforcement action by the Department of Homeland Security or an individual designated to perform immigr...
HRes235 Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documen... Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the Department of Homeland Security's research, integration, and analysis activities relating to Russia...
HR1847 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 This bill amends the Horse Protection Act to establish a new system for inspecting horses for soring, revise penalties for violations of the Act, and modify enforcement proce...
HR19 Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of prog...
HR1869 Paycheck Fairness Act Paycheck Fairness Act This bill amends equal pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to: (1) restrict the use of the bona fide factor defense to wage discrimination claims, (2) enhance nonretaliation prohibi...
HR1902 Social Security 2100 Act Social Security 2100 Act
HR1953 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
HRes270 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, tribes, and ind...
HR2029 SIGN Act Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation Act SIGN Act Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation Act This bill directs the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule that approves the use of Clearview font on...
HR2015 Equitable Student Aid Access Act Equitable Student Aid Access Act
HR2132 Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017 Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure the availability of the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS T...
HR2213 Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to expand the authority of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to waive the administration of pol...
HR2251 Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act This bill amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 to require a program under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides c...
HR2282 Equality Act Equality Act This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. The bil...
HCRes52 Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site in the Memoria... Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site in the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker to honor the memory of those who have been awarded or are eligi...
HR2283 DHS MORALE Act Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Lear... DHS MORALE Act Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Hom...
HR2319 Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017 Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to allow a money market fund, under specified conditions, to elect to operate using a different metho...
HR2351 Minority Diabetes Initiative Act Minority Diabetes Initiative Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to public and nonprofit private health care providers to provide tre...
HR2422 Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention programs through FY2022. The Department of Health and Human Services ...
HR2475 Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017
HR2482 Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017 Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017
HR2519 The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue gold, silver, and half-dollar clad commemorative coins in recognition and celebratio...
HRes336 Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership. Reaffirms a strong commitment to a U.S.-Mexico partnership based on mutual respect and the promotion of shared democratic values. Supports: (1) conti...
HR2514 FASTER Act Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restora... FASTER Act Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration Act This bill repeals the requirement that a portion of aviation security service fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited into the ...
HR2596 Castner Range National Monument Act Castner Range National Monument Act This bill establishes the Castner Range National Monument in Texas. The Department of the Interior shall continue to provide historical and adequate access to private inholdings within t...
HR2659 United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish a program for cooperative research and development in agriculture with the government of Israel. Th...
HR2690 Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confer blue card status upon an alien who: (1) has performed specified periods of U.S. agricultural employment or is...
HCRes63 Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that ... Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires. Expresses the sense of Congress regarding requirements and priorities for any infrastructure plan passe...
HR2740 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressi...
HR2703 Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act of 2017 Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements with public or private entities to fund, through the award of a grant or the use of a contra...
HR2761 Healthcare Opportunities for Patriots in Exile (HOPE) Act Healthcare Opportunities for Patriots in Exile (HOPE) Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to parole into the United States an alien veteran who: (1) is ...
HR2760 Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: identify aliens, when they apply for an immigration benefit or are placed in an immigration enforc...
HR2856 Combating BDS Act of 2017 Combating BDS Act of 2017 This bill allows a state or local government to adopt and enforce measures to divest its assets from, prohibit investment of its assets in, or restrict contracting with: (1) an entity that engages...
HRes380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fl... Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. Expresses that the House of Representatives: remembers the victims, their families, the survivors, and the community one year...
HRes386 Recognizing June 19, 2017, as this year's observance of the historical s... Recognizing June 19, 2017, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day. Recognizes the historical significance and supports the continued celebration of Juneteenth Independence D...
HR2957 Save Rural Hospitals Act Save Rural Hospitals Act This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to increase payments to, and modify various requirements regarding, rural health care providers under the Medicare progra...
HR2944 To Offer Refugees College Help (TORCH) Act To Offer Refugees College Help (TORCH) Act
HR2978 Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017 Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more po...
HR12 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017 Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require states to make available online voter registration. The federal criminal co...
HR3034 Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act
HR3103 To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Securit... To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to jointly conduct a study and submit a report on deported veterans. This bill requires the Departments of Defense (DOD) and of Homeland Security (D...
HR3102 To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the provision of natur... To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the provision of naturalization assistance to members of the uniformed services, including new recruits, who are not citizens of the United States, and for other purposes.
HR3140 ACTION for National Service Act America's Call To Improve Opportunities ... ACTION for National Service Act America's Call To Improve Opportunities Now for National Service Act This bill amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 to reestab...
HR3215 Public Housing Capital Repair Fund Act Public Housing Capital Repair Fund Act This bill reauthorizes the Public Housing Capital Fund Program under the United States Housing Act of 1937 through FY2020. The Department of Housing and Urban Development shall: (1) p...
HR3274 President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 500,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of President John F. Kennedy. The bill requires all...
HRes461 Urging Tom Flores be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urging Tom Flores be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urges that Tom Flores, one of only two people in National Football League history to win multiple Super Bowls as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, be...
HR3298 Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017 Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to: (1) families of employees of the U.S. Capitol Police who...
HR3323 Nutrition Education Act Nutrition Education Act This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require a local educational agency that participates in a school lunch or breakfast program to require each student to receive 50...
HR3394 Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Extension Act of 2017 Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to extend and expand funding through FY2020 for graduate medical education programs at teaching center...
HR3378 Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act of 2017 Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act of 2017
HR3440 Dream Act of 2017 Dream Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in tempo...
HR3509 CITRUS Act Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustaina... CITRUS Act Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustainability Act This bill amends several agricultural laws to authorize various Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus programs. The bill reauthorizes thr...
HR3591 American Hope Act of 2017 American Hope Act of 2017 This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to allow a state to extend higher-education benefits to state residents regardless of whether they are lawf...
HR3660 No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act
HR3686 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017
HR3695 Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017 Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect individual application information submitted to DHS after June 15, 2012, as part of a request for considera...
HR3749 SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017 SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017
HCRes78 Denouncing and opposing the violence, xenophobia, and bigotry that are p... Denouncing and opposing the violence, xenophobia, and bigotry that are promoted by White nationalists and neo-Nazis. Denounces and opposes the violence, xenophobia, and bigotry promoted by white nationalists and neo-Nazis....
HR3770 Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017 Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend through FY2022 and make appropriations for enhanced funding for the community...
HRes520 Expressing solidarity with, and pledging support and assistance to, vict... Expressing solidarity with, and pledging support and assistance to, victims of Hurricane Harvey, commending the first responders and civilian volunteers who saved lives threatened by Hurricane Harvey, and for other purpose...
HRes524 Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and cul... Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Recognizes: (1) the celebration of Hispanic Herita...
HR3812 Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Working Family Tax Relief Act Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Working Family Tax Relief Act
HR3875 College Student Hunger Act of 2017 College Student Hunger Act of 2017
HR3930 Hurricane Harvey Small Business Recovery Grants Act Hurricane Harvey Small Business Recovery Grants Act
HR3940 Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
HR3943 Protecting the Property Rights of Border Landowners Act Protecting the Property Rights of Border Landowners Act This bill amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as the Department of Justice (DOJ), to a...
HR2970 American Arts Revival Act of 2017 American Arts Revival Act of 2017
HR2759 NATS Act Naturalization At Training Sites Act of 2017 NATS Act Naturalization At Training Sites Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard, to establish a naturalization office with trained ...
HR2627 Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to: develop open-source software based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's global travel targ...
HRes560 Encouraging observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week with appropriate... Encouraging observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week with appropriate events and activities, and for other purposes. Encourages the observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Acknowledges the importance of national wi...
HR4007 To revise the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of the Expor... To revise the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
HR4044 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act
HR4082 Protect Access to Birth Control Act Protect Access to Birth Control Act This bill nullifies interim final rules issued by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Health and Human Services that allow employers with relig...
HR4143 Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 Dialysis Patient Access To I... Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 Dialysis Patient Access To Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, Treatment, and Services Demonstration Act of 2017 This bill establishes a demonstration program for the pr...
HR4240 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017
HR4345 Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017 Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that veterans treatment courts are a successful program aimed at helping veterans charged with non-violent crimes receive the help ...
HR4444 Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act
HRes630 Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representat... Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) Direct...
HR4541 CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Profes... CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation and Keep Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017
HR4567 DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017 DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by 90 days after the submission of the three-year strategy for DHS international programs required under the Natio...
HR4659 To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to recognize the exp... To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to recognize the exposure-reducing nature of client margin for cleared derivatives.
HRes676 Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemni... Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes. Stands with the people of Iran who are engaged in legitimate a...
HR4827 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about January 19, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensat...
HRes700 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding President... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding President Donald J. Trump's remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African Nations.
HR4961 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about February 8, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensat...
HR4995 Due Diligence for FEMA Disaster Contractors Act of 2018 Due Diligence for FEMA Disaster Contractors Act of 2018
HR4940 Border and Port Security Act Border and Port Security Act
HR4578 Counter Terrorist Network Act Counter Terrorist Network Act
HR3375 Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Act of 2017 Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Act of 2017 This bill designates the checkpoint of the U.S. Border Patrol located on U.S. Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the "Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint."
HR2281 Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017 Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), before establishing a Border Enforcement ...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
HR620 On Passage 2/15/2018 Nay
HR620 On Agreeing to the Amendment 2/15/2018 Yea
HR3299 On Passage 2/14/2018 Nay
HR3542 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/14/2018 Yea
HR3978 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 2/14/2018 Yea
HR3978 On Passage 2/14/2018 Yea
HRes129 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 2/14/2018 Yea
HRes736 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/14/2018 Nay
HRes736 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/14/2018 Nay
HR4533 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Yea
HR4979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Yea
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amdt to the House Amdt to the Senate Amdt 2/9/2018 Yea
HRes734 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/9/2018 Nay
HRes734 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/9/2018 Nay
HR1153 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR4771 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR1997 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR3851 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 2/6/2018 Yea
HR772 On Passage 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes725 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes725 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes726 On Motion to Table 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes727 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes727 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Nay
HR4547 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/5/2018 Yea
HR4292 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/30/2018 Yea
HR695 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment 1/30/2018 Nay
HRes714 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/30/2018 Nay
HRes714 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/30/2018 Nay
HR1457 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
S534 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Adt to the House Adt to the Senate Adt 1/22/2018 Nay
HRes708 Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair 1/20/2018 Nay
HRes708 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/20/2018 Nay
HRes708 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/20/2018 Nay
HR4712 On Passage 1/19/2018 Nay
HRes705 On Motion to Table 1/19/2018 Nay
HR1660 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/18/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 1/18/2018 Nay
HR2954 On Passage 1/18/2018 Nay
HR2954 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 1/18/2018 Yea
HRes694 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes694 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes696 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes696 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Nay
HR3326 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/17/2018 Other
HR3326 On Passage 1/17/2018 Other
HR4258 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Other
HR4279 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Other
HRes693 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/17/2018 Other
HRes693 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/17/2018 Other
HR4318 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/16/2018 Other
S117 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/16/2018 Other
HR4578 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Passage 1/11/2018 Nay
S139 On Motion to Commit with Instructions 1/11/2018 Yea
HR4567 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/10/2018 Yea
HRes681 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/10/2018 Nay
HRes681 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Nay
HRes682 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Nay
S140 On Passage 1/10/2018 Yea
HR4564 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HR4581 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HRes676 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 1/9/2018 Yea
HR1370 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 12/21/2017 Nay
HR4667 On Passage 12/21/2017 Yea
HRes670 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/21/2017 Nay
HRes670 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/21/2017 Nay
S1393 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Yea
S1532 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 12/20/2017 Nay
HR1159 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/20/2017 Yea
HR4015 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/20/2017 Yea
HR4015 On Passage 12/20/2017 Nay
HRes668 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/20/2017 Nay
HRes668 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/20/2017 Nay
HR1 On Motion to Recommit Conference Report with Instructions 12/19/2017 Yea
HR1 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 12/19/2017 Nay
HR3312 On Passage 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4254 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4323 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HRes667 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/19/2017 Nay
HRes667 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/19/2017 Nay
S1536 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/19/2017 Yea
HR3979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR4375 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR2396 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Yea
HR2396 On Passage 12/14/2017 Nay
HR4324 On Passage 12/14/2017 Nay
HR4324 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Yea
HR1638 On Passage 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes657 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes657 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes658 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes658 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Nay
HR3971 On Passage 12/12/2017 Yea
HR3971 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/12/2017 Yea
HR1730 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HR2706 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HJRes123 On Passage 12/7/2017 Nay
HR2658 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HR477 On Passage 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes259 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes647 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/7/2017 Nay
HRes647 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/7/2017 Nay
HCRes90 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Passage 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes645 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes645 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes646 On Motion to Table 12/6/2017 Nay
S1266 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/6/2017 Yea
HR3317 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/5/2017 Yea
HR3731 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/5/2017 Other
HR1 On Motion to Instruct Conferees 12/4/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to go to Conference 12/4/2017 Nay
HR1699 On Passage 12/1/2017 Nay
HR1699 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/1/2017 Yea
HR3017 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HR3905 On Passage 11/30/2017 Nay
HR3905 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HR4182 On Passage 11/30/2017 Nay
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HRes635 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/30/2017 Nay
HRes635 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/30/2017 Nay
HRes631 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/29/2017 Nay
HRes631 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/29/2017 Nay
HR2768 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/28/2017 Yea
HR3115 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/28/2017 Yea
HR1 On Passage 11/16/2017 Nay
HR2331 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HR2672 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/15/2017 Yea
HR3821 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HRes619 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/15/2017 Nay
HRes619 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/15/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 11/14/2017 Yea
HR2874 On Passage 11/14/2017 Nay
HR2874 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/14/2017 Yea
HRes616 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/14/2017 Nay
HRes616 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/14/2017 Nay
HR3071 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/13/2017 Yea
HRes599 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/13/2017 Yea
HR2201 On Passage 11/9/2017 Nay
HR3043 On Passage 11/8/2017 Yea
HR3043 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/8/2017 Yea
HR3705 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HR4173 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HRes609 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/8/2017 Nay
HRes609 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/8/2017 Nay
HR3441 On Passage 11/7/2017 Nay
HR3441 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/7/2017 Yea
HR3911 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/7/2017 Yea
HRes607 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/7/2017 Nay
HRes607 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/7/2017 Nay
HR1066 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3562 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/3/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Passage 11/3/2017 Nay
HR849 On Passage 11/2/2017 Yea
HRes600 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes600 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes601 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes601 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Passage 11/1/2017 Nay
HR3903 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/1/2017 Yea
HRes595 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/1/2017 Nay
HRes595 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2521 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/31/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 10/26/2017 Nay
HR1698 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/26/2017 Yea
HR469 On Passage 10/25/2017 Nay
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HRes580 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/25/2017 Nay
HRes580 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/25/2017 Nay
HR2142 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR3898 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Passage 10/24/2017 Nay
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
HRes577 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/24/2017 Nay
HRes577 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/24/2017 Nay
HR3551 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/23/2017 Yea
S504 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/23/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Closing Portions of the Conference 10/12/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Motion to Instruct Conferees 10/12/2017 Yea
HRes569 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 10/12/2017 Yea
S585 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 10/12/2017 Yea
S585 On Passage 10/12/2017 Yea
HR3243 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/11/2017 Yea
HR452 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/11/2017 Yea
HRes562 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/11/2017 Nay
HRes562 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/11/2017 Nay
HR1858 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/10/2017 Yea
HR2464 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/10/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/5/2017 Nay
HCRes71 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/5/2017 Nay
HCRes71 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/5/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/4/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/4/2017 Yea
HRes553 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/4/2017 Nay
HRes553 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/4/2017 Nay
HR36 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 10/3/2017 Yea
HR36 On Passage 10/3/2017 Nay
HRes548 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/3/2017 Nay
HRes548 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/3/2017 Nay
S782 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/3/2017 Yea
HR1547 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/2/2017 Yea
HR965 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/2/2017 Yea
HR2792 On Passage 9/28/2017 Nay
HR3823 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/28/2017 Yea
HR3823 On Passage 9/28/2017 Yea
HRes311 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 9/27/2017 Yea
HRes538 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/27/2017 Nay
HRes538 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/27/2017 Nay
HR2824 On Passage 9/26/2017 Nay
HR2824 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/26/2017 Yea
HR2824 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/26/2017 Yea
HRes533 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/26/2017 Nay
HRes533 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/26/2017 Nay
HR2061 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 9/25/2017 Yea
HR3823 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 9/25/2017 Nay
HR3284 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 9/14/2017 Other
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Passage 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Other
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3697 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/14/2017 Yea
HR3697 On Passage 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Citrus Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Zika Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Border Caucus
Detail Vice Ranking Minority Member House Committee on Agriculture
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Texas Maritime Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Homeland Security
Detail Federal Caucus Member Bipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Blue Dog Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
Detail Federal Caucus Member New Democrat Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member House General Aviation Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Clarissa Robles Assistant Communications Director; Staff Assistant Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 clarissa.robles@mail.house.gov
Perry Brody Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 perry.brody@mail.house.gov
Marisela Cortez District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 333 Ebony Avenue
Brownsville, TX. 78520-8015
(956) 544-8352 marisela.cortez@mail.house.gov
Sally Lara District Office Manager; Caseworker Office Manager / Office Administrator District Office 3 1390 West Expressway 83
San Benito, TX. 78586-7633
(956) 276-4497 sally.lara@mail.house.gov
Mickeala Carter Legislative Assistant; Communications Director Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 mickeala.carter@mail.house.gov
Mariana Adame Legislative Correspondent; Staff Assistant Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 mariana.adame@mail.house.gov
Julie Merberg Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 julie.merberg@mail.house.gov
Liza Lynch Scheduler; Office Manager Scheduler Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 liza.lynch@mail.house.gov
Maria Barrera-Jaross Senior Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 333 Ebony Avenue
Brownsville, TX. 78520-8015
(956) 544-8352 maria.jaross@mail.house.gov
Anissa Guajardo Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 2 301 West Railroad Street
Weslaco, TX. 78596
(956) 520-8273 anissa.guajardo@mail.house.gov
Karen De Los Santos Deputy Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 karen.delossantos@mail.house.gov
Jose Pereida District Director; Caseworker District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 4 500 East Main Street
Alice, TX. 78332-4971
(956) 544-8352 jose.pereida@mail.house.gov
Brenda Rangel Press Secretary; Caseworker Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 1 333 Ebony Avenue
Brownsville, TX. 78520-8015
(956) 544-8352 brenda.rangel@mail.house.gov
Luke Theriot Senior Policy Advisor Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-4334
(202) 225-9901 luke.theriot@mail.house.gov
Congressman Filemon Vela represents the 34th Congressional District of Texas, which is anchored in Cameron County in the southernmost tip of Texas and runs nearly 300 miles north to Gonzales County. Brownsville is the largest city in the 34th District, which also includes the King Ranch, Kingsville Naval Air Station, and the historic Texas town of Goliad. Land and sea ports are critical to the 34th District's agricultural producers and the region's rapidly expanding energy production facilities.
Born in Harlingen, Texas, and raised in Brownsville, Congressman Vela has deep roots in South Texas. His ancestors purchased land from the McAllen family to establish the Laguna Seca Ranch where the first citrus orchard in Hidalgo County was planted. Congressman Vela's father was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas. His mother, Blanca Sanchez Vela, served as the first female mayor of Brownsville.
Vela attended Saint JosephAcademy in Brownsville, Texas. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he attended the University of Texas School of Law. His interest in public service grew from his work helping individuals seek justice in state and federal courts as an attorney for over 20 years in South Texas.
He brings his expertise on border issues to his work as a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security where he was appointed by House leadership to serve as the top Democratic Member of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and on the Committee's Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Border Caucus, he has led efforts to reform the nation's immigration laws and expand investments in border communities and infrastructure, including ports and roads to expand trade.
Congressman Vela also sits on the House Committee on Agriculture. He was the only Texas Democrat appointed by House leadership to serve as a negotiator on the Conference Committee which drafted the most recent Farm Bill, a comprehensive law, which sets agriculture policy and funding for nutrition programs, including food stamps, for the next five years. Congressman Vela is a member of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit and the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
In Congress, Vela has been a strong advocate for immigrant rights, education programs including Head Start and Pell Grants for college students, and our community's federal healthcare centers. He is currently focused on bringing peace and security to our neighbors in Matamoros and Reynosa, and he is working to bring jobs and economic development to South Texas through many efforts including transforming the Port of Brownsville into a competitive deep water port.
Congressman Vela is married to Rose Vela, a former Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals, and they reside in Brownsville, Texas.