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Donald Payne Jr.  -  (D) United States
US Representative - New Jersey District 10
Fed Capitol
25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3010
  • Phone: (202) 225-3436
  • Fax: (202) 225-4160
Fed District
60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ 07102-1501
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Bill Bill Name Summary
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 (...
HR44 Muhammad Ali Expansion Act Muhammad Ali Expansion Act This bill amends the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 to: (1) establish definitions for "fighter," "combat sport competition," and "mixed martial arts"; and (2) include individuals who figh...
HR149 Housing Fairness Act of 2017 Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Ra... Housing Fairness Act of 2017 Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a na...
HR121 Emergency Flood Control Supplemental Funding Act of 2017 Emergency Flood Control Supplemental Funding Act of 2017 This bill makes supplemental appropriations for FY2017 for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affect...
HR48 Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act Equal Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act This bill requires that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, post-conflict reconstruction and development, police and m...
HR113 Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug. The ...
HR58 FRIENDS Act First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaste... FRIENDS Act First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaster Situations (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit a report that describes select state and local programs a...
HR255 Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and su...
HR267 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historica...
HR305 Presidential Tax Transparency Act Presidential Tax Transparency Act This bill amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the President and certain candidates for President to disclose federal income tax returns for the three most recent taxable...
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...
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...
HR387 Email Privacy Act Email Privacy Act
HR371 Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 This bill requires the President and Vice President to submit to Congress and the Office of Government Ethics a disclosure of financial interests. Among the contents of such d...
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...
HR399 Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the $1 million limitation on the deductibility of employee compensation, to: (1) extend such limitation...
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 ...
HR468 Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017 Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make foreign facilities that are located offshore and outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) liable for removal costs and damages th...
HCRes9 Expressing the sense of Congress that a day should be designated as "Nat... Expressing the sense of Congress that a day should be designated as "National Voting Rights Act Mobilization Day". Expresses the sense of Congress that a National Voting Rights Act Mobilization Day should be designated to:...
HJRes28 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prote... Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the voting rights of the citizens of the United States. This joint resolution: (1) requires the President and Vice President to be elected by the c...
HR549 Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act
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...
HR547 National Infrastructure Development Bank Act of 2017 National Infrastructure Development Bank Act of 2017 This bill establishes the National Infrastructure Development Bank as a wholly owned government corporation. The bank's board of directors shall be responsible for monit...
HR584 Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative to coordinate with the...
HR647 Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to reauthorize educational programs that assist at-risk middle school students. The bill establishes a transition-to-s...
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...
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...
HR671 Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights Act HER Act Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights Act HER Act This bill states that foreign nongovernmental organizations shall not be ineligible for U.S. international development assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 ...
HR20 Government By the People Act of 2017 Government By the People Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to establish a program for small individual donations to campaigns for public office and ...
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...
HR669 Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the President from using the Armed Forces to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional declarati...
HR748 Safeguarding Sanctuary Cities Act of 2017 Safeguarding Sanctuary Cities Act of 2017 This bill provides that if a state or local government has in place any policy that limits compliance with a detainer, federal financial assistance that the state or local governme...
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," ...
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 ...
HR746 Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2017 Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to establish a program to award grants, on a competitive basis, to institutions of higher education or consortiums of such institu...
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.
HR722 No Funds for Unconstitutional Executive Orders Act No Funds for Unconstitutional Executive Orders Act This bill prohibits any federal agency funds, resources, or fees from being used to carry out any of the policy changes set forth in the executive order entitled "Protecti...
HJRes53 Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the time limit for ratification of the equal rights amendment (prohibits discrimination on account of sex) proposed...
HCRes15 Asserting that Congress should expend the resources necessary to investi... Asserting that Congress should expend the resources necessary to investigate thoroughly the nature and extent of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including whether there was collusion between persons...
HR771 Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act o... Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017 This bill requires the federal government: (1) to ensure coverage for abortion care in public health insurance programs including Medicaid, Med...
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
HR794 EAC Reauthorization Act of 2017 EAC Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to: (1) reauthorize the Election Assistance Commission through FY2022, (2) authorize funding to states for FY2018 for security upgrades to ...
HCRes17 Original NAACP Resolution of 2017 Original NAACP Resolution of 2017 Recognizes the 108th anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Honors the NAACP for its work to ensure the political, education...
HRes79 Original Black History Month Resolution of 2017 Original Black History Month Resolution of 2017 Recognizes: (1) the significance of Black History Month as an important time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans in the nation's history, and ...
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...
HR852 Freedom of Religion Act of 2017 Freedom of Religion Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an alien may not be denied U.S. entry, reentry, or admission, or any other immigration benefit because of the alien's rel...
HR856 Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017 Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2017 This bill amends the: (1) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend through 2020 the veterans retraining assistance program, and (2) Wounded Warrior Act to extend through 2020 t...
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...
HR873 Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act (Sec. 2) This bill allows the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work on federal land in the Dist...
HR931 Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of firefighters to collect history and occupational info...
HR930 Lymphedema Treatment Act Lymphedema Treatment Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lyphedema is a condition of ...
HR947 FAMILY Act Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act FAMILY Act Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act This bill establishes the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration (SSA). The bill entitles every individual to a family and medica...
HR921 Community Trust Act of 2017 Community Trust Act of 2017 This bill nullifies Executive Order 13768, entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," beginning on January 25, 2017, and prohibits the use of any federal funds to i...
HR920 Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017 Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017 This bill states that: (1) beginning on January 25, 2017, Executive Order 13767, entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements," is null and void, shall ha...
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...
HR972 Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2017 Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2017 This bill establishes a tax credit, a tax exclusion, and requirements that apply to the purchase or distribution of menstrual hygiene products. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code...
HRes111 Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to transmit certain documents ... Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the financial practices of the President. This bill directs the Department of Justice to transmit to the H...
HR991 Guaranteed 3 Percent COLA for Seniors Act of 2017 Guaranteed 3 Percent COLA for Seniors Act of 2017
HR1017 Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017 Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017
HR1034 Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act of 2017 Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act of 2017 This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award grants to local governments for developing solid waste prevention, reuse, and recycling tactics and ope...
HR1098 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the new markets tax credit, (2) provide for an inflation adjustment to the limitation amount for such credit af...
HR1080 To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Internal Revenue Code of 198... To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption and payments from taxation for 501(c)(3) bonds issued on behalf of a historically Black college or university.
HR1093 To require the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit A... To require the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Authority to provide appropriate Congressional notice of safety audits conducted with respect to railroads and rail transit agencies. This bill require...
HR1094 Weekend Voting Act Weekend Voting Act
HR1194 Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act
HR1134 DISCLOSE 2017 Act Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Lea... DISCLOSE 2017 Act Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections Act of 2017
HRes140 Condemning the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Coun... Condemning the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council and urging his immediate removal.
HR1111 Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 This bill establishes a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, to be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and ...
HR1143 Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017 Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017
HR1135 To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic... To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. (Sec. 1) This bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to reauthorize for FY2018-FY2024 the Histor...
HR1235 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act 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 recognit...
HR1238 Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to carry out a program to...
HR1243 BEST Practices Act Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Prac... BEST Practices Act Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD), by no later than: (1) October 1, 2020, to complete the development, testing, and validat...
HR1242 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 4...
HR1291 Washington, D.C. Admission Act Washington, D.C. Admission Act This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. The Commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other s...
HR1606 DOC Access Act Dentist and Optometric Care Access Act DOC Access Act Dentist and Optometric Care Access Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and individual health insurance coverage from setting rates for items and services provide...
HR1614 Student Loan Refinancing Act Student Loan Refinancing Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow a borrower of a Federal Direct Loan program loan to modify the interest rate on such a loan to the cu...
HR1649 CREATE Act of 2017 Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts... CREATE Act of 2017 Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow artists to claim tax deductions for qualified artistic ...
HR1651 National Nurse Act of 2017 National Nurse Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to designate the Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service as the National Nurse for P...
HR1664 Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel or kerosene to be increased annually after 2017 to account for: (1) highway con...
HR1711 MAR-A-LAGO Act Making Access Records Available to Lead American Governme... MAR-A-LAGO Act Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act
HR1730 Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
HR1748 Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2017 Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2017
HR1825 Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017 Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017
HR1818 Big Cat Public Safety Act Big Cat Public Safety Act This bill amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit any person from breeding or possessing prohibited wildlife species (i.e., any live species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, o...
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...
HR1853 Kalief Browder Reentry Success Act of 2017 Kalief's Law Kalief Browder Reentry Success Act of 2017 Kalief's Law This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a pilot program to provide pre-release mental health screenings and post-release mental heath and social serv...
HR1861 Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of La...
HRes239 Supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, in concert w... Supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, in concert with the United Nations and the donor community, to respond to drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. Commends: the Department of State's a...
HR1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to specify that communications decency provisions protecting providers or users of interactive computer s...
HR1870 Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2017 Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2017
HR1889 Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act This bill designates approximately 1,559,538 acres of land within Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
HR1869 Paycheck Fairness Act Paycheck Fairness Act
HRes246 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Bey... Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence" sermon condemning the Vietnam War and calling for a true revolution of values in the United States. Commemorates...
HCRes44 Recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparit... Recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women. Recognizes the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women, a...
HR1927 African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS uni...
HR1960 Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017 Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017 The bill requires the Supreme Court to promulgate a code of ethics for the Justices of the Supreme Court that shall include the five canons of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges a...
HR1905 Fair Chance Act Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017 Fair Chance Act Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2017 This bill prohibits federal agencies and federal contractors from requesting that applicants for employment disclose criminal history record information before re...
HR1907 Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2017 Election Infrastructure and Security Promotion Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to: (1) designate voting systems used in the United States as critical infrastructure; (2) include threats of...
HR1902 Social Security 2100 Act Social Security 2100 Act
HRes251 Expressing support for designation of the weeks of April 9, 2017, throug... Expressing support for designation of the weeks of April 9, 2017, through April 22, 2017, as National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Weeks.
HR1931 Corporate EXIT Fairness Act Corporate EXpatriates and Inverters Tax Fair... Corporate EXIT Fairness Act Corporate EXpatriates and Inverters Tax Fairness Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to set forth rules governing corporate inversions (i.e., the practice of relocating a domestic cor...
HR2052 PRIVATE Act Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological E... PRIVATE Act Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit a person from knowingly and wrongfully broadcasting or dist...
HR2001 FRESHER Act of 2017 Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff... FRESHER Act of 2017 Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2017
HR1987 Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act
HR2044 America's Red Rock Wilderness Act America's Red Rock Wilderness Act This bill designates specified lands in the following areas of Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Great Basin, (2) Grand Staircase-Escalante, (3) Moab-L...
HR2000 CLEANER Act of 2017 Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless ... CLEANER Act of 2017 Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations Act of 2017 This bill amends the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to eliminate the exemption for waste derived from the e...
HCRes50 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Safety Telecommunicat... Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Recognizes the importance and contributions of ...
HR2015 Equitable Student Aid Access Act Equitable Student Aid Access Act
HR2135 Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act This bill designates specified National Forest System lands, National Park System lands, and public lands in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness and as co...
HRes277 Expressing support for designation of April 2017 as National Stress Awar... Expressing support for designation of April 2017 as National Stress Awareness Month. Expresses support for the designation of National Stress Awareness Month. Recognizes the efforts made by the Department of Health and Hum...
HRes284 Expressing support for honoring Earth Day, and for other purposes. Expressing support for honoring Earth Day, and for other purposes. Urges: (1) the President to issue a proclamation recognizing Earth Day, consistent with the practice of the previous administration; and (2) governments an...
HR2150 Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here Act
HRes295 Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, th... Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, through May 6, 2017, as "National Small Business Week" to honor the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States. ...
HR2262 Free Credit Score Act of 2017 Free Credit Score Act of 2017
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...
HR2302 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal ...
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
HCRes51 Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Parthenon Marbles should b... Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece. Expresses the sense of Congress that the United Kingdom should enter into negotiations with Greece to facilitate the return of t...
HR2309 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2017 Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2017
HR2315 To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doher... To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the Nation. This bill directs the Speaker of the Hou...
HRes314 Recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awaren... Recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the f...
HR2360 Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2017 Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) establish and oversee a national system to accurately de...
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...
HR2404 Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Pro... Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017
HR2417 Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Pregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condit...
HR2408 Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act Protecting Girls' Access to Ed... Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act This bill urges the consideration of the educational needs of vulnerable women and girls in designing, implementing...
HR2414 SWAMP Act of 2017 Stop Waste And Misuse by the President Act of 2017 SWAMP Act of 2017 Stop Waste And Misuse by the President Act of 2017 This bill requires the President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, or an immediate family member of such an official, whom the U.S....
HR2422 Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention programs through FY2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...
HR2451 Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act
HR2480 Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program to be ...
HR2477 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
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
HR2499 Voting Access Act Voting Access Act
HR2519 The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American L...
HR2526 POST GRAD Act Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that... POST GRAD Act Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt Act
HR2510 Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2017 Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2017
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 ...
HR2557 Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2017 Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2017
HR2597 West African Ebola Relief Act West African Ebola Relief Act This bill extends the temporary protected status through November 21, 2018, for a national of Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea, who was lawfully present in the United States under such status ...
HR2670 Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act
HRes367 Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. Establishes the House Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to investigate and report on: the causes of mass shootings, methods to improve the federal fir...
HR2696 Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017 Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017
HR2745 Healthy MOM Act Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act Healthy MOM Act Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act
HR2669 Vote By Mail Act of 2017 Vote By Mail Act of 2017
HR15 Raise the Wage Act Raise the Wage Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less tha...
HR2664 Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of Labor to implement a program to: (1) train and periodically retrain relevant Labor personnel to detect and assist law enforcement in...
HRes361 Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day"... Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and "National Gun Violence Awareness Month". Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and National Gun Vio...
HRes362 Affirming the need to achieve environmental justice, commending the work... Affirming the need to achieve environmental justice, commending the work of environmental justice advocates, and for other purposes. Reaffirms the importance of clean air, clean water, resource conservation, and other poli...
HR2695 Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Act of 2017 Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Act of 2017
HRes370 Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a sta... Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence. Ame...
HR2764 Veteran Small Business Tax Credit Act of 2017 Veteran Small Business Tax Credit Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a new business-related tax credit for the start-up expenses of a veteran-owned small business. The allowable amount of such ...
HR2815 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant John Basilone Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Serv...
HR2800 Aviation Funding Stability Act Aviation Funding Stability Act
HR2854 America Votes Act of 2017 America Votes Act of 2017
HR2865 Better Education and Skills Training for America's Workforce Act Better Education and Skills Training for America's Workforce Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow tax credits for: (1) qualified training expenses paid with respect to U.S.-based positions for job traine...
HR2840 Automatic Voter Registration Act Automatic Voter Registration Act
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...
HR2908 Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017 Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017
HRes390 Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdra... Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Expresses strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Pari...
HR2970 American Arts Revival Act of 2017 American Arts Revival Act of 2017
HR2942 Schedules That Work Act Schedules That Work Act This bill grants an employee the right to request that the employee's employer change the terms and conditions of employment relating to: the number of hours or times the employee is required to wor...
HRes395 Reaffirming the leadership of the United States in promoting the safety,... Reaffirming the leadership of the United States in promoting the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons. Reaffirms: (1) the bipartisan commitment of the United States to promote the safety, health...
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...
HR2972 Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to public and nonprofit private health care providers to expand train...
HR2973 To provide for the issuance of an Alzheimer's Disease Research Semiposta... To provide for the issuance of an Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp. This bill directs the United States Postal Service to issue and sell an Alzheimer's Disease Research Semipostal Stamp. Proceeds from the sale...
HRes401 Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia... Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade. Calls for an end to the ...
HR12 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017
HR3059 Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2017 Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to make appropriations for and extend indefinitely: (1) enhanced funding for the comm...
HRes405 Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBT Equality Day". Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBT Equality Day". Expresses support for: (1) equal rights and protections for all people, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity; and...
HR3132 Restoring Confidence in America's Elections Act Restoring Confidence in America's Elections Act
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...
HRes428 Expressing support for the designation of "National Eating Disorders Awa... Expressing support for the designation of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week" and supporting the goals and ideals to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders. Recognizes National Eating Disorders Awaren...
HR3152 Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017 Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017
HRes423 Condemning in the strongest terms the unprovoked and racially motivated ... Condemning in the strongest terms the unprovoked and racially motivated murder of Lt. Richard W. Collins III in College Park, Maryland, on May 20, 2017, expressing concern for the rising tide of racist and hate-based activ...
HR3119 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act
HRes426 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary ... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of Defense should review section 504 of title 10, United States Code, for purposes related to enlisting certain aliens in the Armed Forces. Expresses ...
HR3214 Anti-Voter Suppression Act Anti-Voter Suppression Act
HR3222 Do No Harm Act Do No Harm Act This bill makes the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) inapplicable to federal laws (or implementations of laws) that: protect against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity, incl...
HR3239 Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017 Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017
HRes449 Urging the Government of Kenya and Kenya's political parties to respect ... Urging the Government of Kenya and Kenya's political parties to respect democratic principles and hold credible, peaceful, and transparent elections in August 2017.
HRes447 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 Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by P...
HR3285 Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insur... Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
HRes456 Objecting to the conduct of the President of the United States. Objecting to the conduct of the President of the United States.
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 ...
HR3345 Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act
HRes463 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing ... Supporting the goals and ideals of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day, and for other purposes. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day. Encou...
HR3338 Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2017 Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2017
HR3376 Jobs Now Act of 2017 Jobs Now 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...
HR3516 Reduce Barriers to College Act Reduce Barriers to College Act
HR3462 Office of Government Ethics Independence Act of 2017 Office of Government Ethics Independence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to specify that the Director of the Office of Government Ethics may be removed only pursuant to a finding by the Pr...
HR3489 Presidential Pardon Transparency Act of 2017 Presidential Pardon Transparency Act of 2017
HR3520 Customer Non-Discrimination Act Customer Non-Discrimination Act
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...
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.
HR1281 To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act. To extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act. This bill amends the Highlands Conservation Act to reauthorize through FY2021 financial assistance for land conservation partnership projects in the highlands ...
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...
HR1358 Scientific Integrity Act Scientific Integrity Act
HR3564 Security Clearance Review Act Security Clearance Review Act This bill amends the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to authorize the Federal Bureau of Investigation to revoke, or prohibit the renewal of, a security clearance of a ...
HCRes77 Condemning fear-mongering, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence ... Condemning fear-mongering, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence perpetrated by hate groups. Condemns the role of white supremacist groups in inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and denounces the increas...
HR3655 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Servi...
HRes496 Condemning and censuring President Donald Trump. Condemning and censuring President Donald Trump.
HR3658 Honoring Real Patriots Act of 2017 Honoring Real Patriots Act of 2017
HR3684 PROVE Act Pre-Registration Of Voters Everywhere Act PROVE Act Pre-Registration Of Voters Everywhere Act
HR3741 To codify the Minority Bank Deposit Program, and for other purposes. To codify the Minority Bank Deposit Program, and for other purposes.
HR3749 SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017 SNAP Standard Medical Expense Deduction Act of 2017
HR3738 Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017 Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017
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...
HR3788 Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve Act Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve Act
HR3799 Demanding Oversight from Justice Act of 2017 Demanding Oversight from Justice Act of 2017
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.
HRes523 Expressing disapproval of any act of the President to grant to himself o... Expressing disapproval of any act of the President to grant to himself or any member of his family, including those related solely by marriage, a reprieve or pardon for an offense against the United States.
HR3773 Child Care for Working Families Act Child Care for Working Families Act
HR3784 Common Sense Opportunities Act Common Sense Opportunities Act
HR3827 Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act
HRes539 Calling for sickle-cell trait research, surveillance, and public educati... Calling for sickle-cell trait research, surveillance, and public education and awareness.
HR3845 Reverse Mass Incarceration Act of 2017 Reverse Mass Incarceration Act of 2017
HR3875 College Student Hunger Act of 2017 College Student Hunger Act of 2017
HR1374 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. The validit...
HR1414 Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2017 Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2017 This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to prohibit predispute arbitration agreements with consumers (i.e., agreements to arbitrate any future...
HR1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017
HR1475 Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017 Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a crime. Specifically, it prohibits: purchasing or transferring a firearm with the intent to deliver it to a...
HR1486 Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017 Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017 This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Non-Profit Security Grant Program in the Department of Homeland Security, under whi...
HRes184 Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General t... Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to communications with the government of Russia. Requests the Pre...
HR1478 Gun Violence Research Act Gun Violence Research Act This bill amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 to eliminate the prohibition on the Department of Health and Human Services using federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
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...
HR1496 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the "Marvin Gaye Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Serv...
HRes193 Protecting health coverage for all Americans. Protecting health coverage for all Americans. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that any replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act must keep costs to health care consumers at or below...
HR1498 End Racial Profiling Act of 2017 End Racial Profiling Act of 2017
HR1516 Healthy Families Act Healthy Families Act This bill requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least 1 hour of paid sick time for ever...
HR3559 Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2017 Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services such as sexual healt...
HJRes116 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibit... Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting Congress and the States from abridging the right of citizens to affordable, quality health care. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional a...
HR3918 Fire Police Fairness Act Fire Police Fairness Act
HR3923 Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2017 Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2017
HR3947 Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act
HR3962 Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017 Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017
HR3980 Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2017 Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2017
HR4052 Keep Americans Safe Act Keep Americans Safe Act
HR4074 To strengthen and expand proven anti-poverty programs and initiatives. To strengthen and expand proven anti-poverty programs and initiatives.
HR3951 Aviation Humanitarian Crisis Act of 2017 Aviation Humanitarian Crisis Act of 2017
HR3612 Prioritizing Education in Conflict Zones Act of 2017 Prioritizing Education in Conflict Zones Act of 2017
HR1578 Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017 Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage and payment, subject to specified frequency limits, of certain co...
HRes552 Reaffirming the United States-Liberia partnership, and calling for free,... Reaffirming the United States-Liberia partnership, and calling for free, fair, and peaceful elections in Liberia in October 2017.
HR1372 Homeland Security for Children Act Homeland Security for Children Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act to include among the functions of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans to review and inc...
HR3613 Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2017 Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. T...
HR2928 To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to requir... To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to require air carriers to disclose to consumers the actual wheels-off and wheels-on times for certain domestic passenger flight segments, and for other purposes.
HRes326 Expressing support for the designation of the week of May 15 though 19, ... Expressing support for the designation of the week of May 15 though 19, 2017, as Infrastructure Week. Calls upon the people of the United States to observe Infrastructure Week with appropriate advocacy, programs, and activ...
HRes163 Supporting the designation of March 2017, as National Colorectal Cancer ... Supporting the designation of March 2017, as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
HRes121 Expressing support for health and wellness coaches and "National Health ... Expressing support for health and wellness coaches and "National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week". Expresses support for the designation of National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week and for the efforts...
HR687 First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
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 Passage 10/12/2017 Yea
S585 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 10/12/2017 Yea
S585 On Passage 10/12/2017 Yea
S585 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 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 Agreeing to the Resolution 10/11/2017 Nay
HRes562 On Ordering the Previous Question 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 Amendment 10/5/2017 Nay
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 10/4/2017 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 Passage 10/3/2017 Nay
HR36 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 10/3/2017 Yea
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 Passage 9/28/2017 Nay
HR3823 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/28/2017 Yea
HRes311 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 9/27/2017 Yea
HRes538 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/27/2017 Nay
HRes538 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/27/2017 Nay
HR2824 On Passage 9/26/2017 Other
HR2824 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/26/2017 Other
HR2824 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/26/2017 Other
HRes533 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/26/2017 Other
HRes533 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/26/2017 Other
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 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 Passage 9/14/2017 Nay
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 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 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
HR3697 On Passage 9/14/2017 Nay
HR3697 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 9/14/2017 Yea
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
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
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 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
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 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 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
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 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 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 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
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/13/2017 Yea
HRes513 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/13/2017 Nay
HRes513 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/13/2017 Nay
HR2611 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 9/12/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/8/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/8/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/8/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/8/2017 Nay
HR601 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Adt to the House Adt to the Senate Adt 9/8/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/7/2017 Yea
HRes504 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/7/2017 Nay
HRes504 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/7/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Yea
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HR3354 On Agreeing to the Amendment 9/6/2017 Nay
HRes500 On Ordering the Previous Question 9/6/2017 Nay
HRes500 On Agreeing to the Resolution 9/6/2017 Nay
HRes502 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 9/6/2017 Yea
HR2864 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 9/5/2017 Yea
HR3110 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 9/5/2017 Yea
HR3180 On Passage 7/28/2017 Yea
HRes481 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/28/2017 Nay
S114 On Passage 7/28/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Passage 7/27/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/27/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/27/2017 Nay
HRes478 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/27/2017 Nay
HRes478 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/27/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Nay
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HR3219 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/26/2017 Yea
HRes473 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/26/2017 Nay
HRes473 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/26/2017 Nay
HJRes111 On Passage 7/25/2017 Nay
HR3364 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 7/25/2017 Yea
HRes468 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/25/2017 Nay
HRes468 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/25/2017 Nay
HR3180 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/24/2017 Nay
HR3218 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/24/2017 Yea
S114 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/24/2017 Nay
HR218 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/20/2017 Yea
HR218 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/20/2017 Yea
HR218 On Passage 7/20/2017 Nay
HR2825 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/20/2017 Yea
HR2883 On Passage 7/19/2017 Nay
HR2883 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/19/2017 Yea
HR2883 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/19/2017 Yea
HR2883 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/19/2017 Yea
HR2910 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/19/2017 Yea
HR2910 On Passage 7/19/2017 Nay
HR2910 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/19/2017 Yea
HR2910 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/19/2017 Yea
HRes454 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/19/2017 Nay
HRes454 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/19/2017 Nay
HR2786 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Passage 7/18/2017 Nay
HR806 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/18/2017 Yea
HR806 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/18/2017 Yea
HRes451 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/18/2017 Nay
HRes451 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/18/2017 Nay
HJRes76 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/17/2017 Yea
HJRes92 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 7/17/2017 Yea
HR2210 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 7/17/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Passage 7/14/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/14/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/14/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/14/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/14/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/14/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/14/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/13/2017 Yea
HRes440 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/13/2017 Nay
HRes440 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/13/2017 Nay
HR1492 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 7/12/2017 Yea
HR23 On Agreeing to the Amendment 7/12/2017 Yea
HR23 On Passage 7/12/2017 Nay
HR23 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 7/12/2017 Yea
HRes431 On Ordering the Previous Question 7/12/2017 Nay
HRes431 On Agreeing to the Resolution 7/12/2017 Nay
HR1397 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 7/11/2017 Yea
HR1719 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 7/11/2017 Yea
HR3003 On Passage 6/29/2017 Nay
HR3004 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 6/29/2017 Yea
HR3004 On Passage 6/29/2017 Nay
HR1215 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 6/28/2017 Yea
HR1215 On Agreeing to the Amendment 6/28/2017 Nay
HR1215 On Passage 6/28/2017 Nay
HR1215 On Agreeing to the Amendment 6/28/2017 Nay
HR1500 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 6/28/2017 Yea
HRes414 On Ordering the Previous Question 6/28/2017 Nay
HRes414 On Agreeing to the Resolution 6/28/2017 Nay
HR220 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 6/27/2017 Yea
HR497 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 6/27/2017 Yea
HRes382 On Agreeing to the Resolution 6/27/2017 Nay
HRes382 On Ordering the Previous Question 6/27/2017 Nay
HRes397 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 6/27/2017 Yea
HR2258 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 6/26/2017 Yea
HR2547 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 6/26/2017 Yea
HR2842 On Passage 6/23/2017 Yea
HR2842 On Agreeing to the Amendment 6/23/2017 Yea
HR2842 On Agreeing to the Amendment 6/23/2017 Nay
HR1654 On Agreeing to the Amendment 6/22/2017 Yea
HR1654 On Passage 6/22/2017 Nay
HRes396 On Ordering the Previous Question 6/22/2017 Nay
HRes396 On Agreeing to the Resolution 6/22/2017 Nay
HRes392 On Agreeing to the Resolution 6/21/2017 Nay
HRes392 On Ordering the Previous Question 6/21/2017 Nay
HR2847 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 6/20/2017 Yea
HR2866 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 6/20/2017 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Men's Health Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security
Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Homeland Security
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Aviation
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Small Business Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Library of Congress Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Detail Federal Caucus Member Sudan and South Sudan Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Black Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member International Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Detail Federal Caucus Member Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Name Title Role Description Location Address
LaVerne Alexander Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
R. Kyle Alagood Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Blake Johnson Community Outreach Coordinator Outreach District Office 1 60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ. 07102-1501
Isabel Cruz Constituent Services Assistant Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ. 07102-1501
Michael Gray District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ. 07102-1501
Erika Northington Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Jamiyl Peters Senior Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Robert Hickman Senior Legislative Counsel Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Jalen Smith Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Cora Thompson Systems Administrator Systems Administrator Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Elizabeth Lorenzo Constituent Services Assistant Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 2 253 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City, NJ. 07305
Steven Schultz Legislative Assistant; Legislative Correspondent Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-3010
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is a Democratic congressman representing New Jersey's 10th Congressional District. A Newark native, he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2012, and is now serving in his third full term. Congressman Payne, Jr. is a tireless fighter for New Jersey families, working to create jobs and grow the economy, protect and invest in our children, and ensure the health and safety of our communities.
As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, Congressman Payne, Jr. has built a record of achievement in a divided Congress. He introduced two bills that were signed into Public Law by President Barack Obama, including the Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act of 2015, which ensures that DHS personnel can reliably communicate during emergencies. He also introduced six bills that passed the U.S. House- the First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act (2016, 2017), the State and High-Risk Urban Area Working Group Act, the Partners for Aviation Security Act, the State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act, and the Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act of 2014. Additionally, Congressman Payne, Jr. passed the language of his SMART Grid Study Act through the U.S. House as part of a larger appropriations bill.
In 2017, Congressman Payne, Jr. was appointed to the powerful House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 115th Congress. The Committee has jurisdiction over national infrastructure and all modes of transportation, including aviation and mass transit.
In representing New Jersey's 10th Congressional District, which is home to Newark Liberty International Airport, the New Jersey Transit Authority, and Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Congressman Payne, Jr. fights to increase transportation security, water security, chemical hazard prevention, and emergency preparedness to make sure that New Jerseyans are protected and that businesses that conduct trade at our ports have the security and efficiency they need to effectively engage in commerce. Congressman Payne, Jr. also successfully fought for a much-needed $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package, and is working closely with federal officials to ensure the funds are delivered to the families and small business owners who need them most.
A strong advocate for investing in and protecting the health of our children, Congressman Payne, Jr. introduced the TEST for Lead Act to protect children from lead-contaminated drinking water in schools. He also introduced the Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2015, which encourages a holistic community-based approach to educating children in distressed neighborhoods, as well as the SAFE in Our Schools Act of 2013 to better protect children and students in the event of emergencies. Congressman Payne, Jr. also fights for equal opportunities for foster care youth and students with disabilities, and he supports increased funding for Head Start and tuition-free community college for certain students.
Congressman Payne, Jr. is a leader in protecting and expanding access to affordable, quality health care for New Jerseyans. He is the lead Democratic co-sponsor of the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, bipartisan legislation that would remove financial barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Men's Health Caucus, he promotes efforts to improve the health and well-being of men, boys, and their families. Congressman Payne, Jr. also fights to raise awareness about the importance of preventive care and to help reduce health disparities across diseases, from cancer to diabetes.
Congressman Payne, Jr. is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which provides thousands of New Jerseyans with access to high-quality, affordable health care. He is also a vocal advocate for cancer prevention, introducing the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Resolution to raise awareness about the importance of regular cancer screenings. Additionally, for three consecutive years, Congressman Payne, Jr. secured from President Obama a presidential proclamation designating March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Congressman Payne, Jr. fights to expand access to capital for small business owners and increase job training.
A member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Payne, Jr. fights for civil rights, justice, and equality for all Americans. He is a proud co-sponsor of the Voter Empowerment Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
Additionally, Congressman Payne, Jr. is a strong advocate for common-sense gun safety reform.
Prior to Congress, Congressman Payne, Jr. served as Newark Municipal Council President and Essex County Freeholder-at-Large.
Congressman Payne, Jr. also served as director of student transportation for the Essex County Educational Services Commission.
Congressman Payne, Jr. has made preserving the arts a personal mission. He served as a member of the Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and serves on the Board of Aljira. He also created Newark Idol, a program that supports young performing artists. Congressman Payne, Jr. sponsors the March of Dimes' "March for Babies" and his Preserve Our Legacy program increases awareness surrounding the benefits of stem cell research.
Congressman Payne, Jr. began his long career in public service when he founded Newark South Ward Junior Democrats, becoming its first president. He also served as an adviser to the YMCA Youth in Government program. He attended Kean College where he studied graphic arts.
Congressman Payne, Jr. lives in Newark with his wife Beatrice and their 18-year-old triplets, Donald III, Jack, and Yvonne.