DISABLED

related term(s)

Americans With Disabilities Act; Social Security

Amendments

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (S. 1028), S6139, S6140, S6143 [26SE]

___reauthorize program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children (S. 652), S5017 [6SE]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S6408, S6409, S6411 [16OC]

___establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (S. 705), S6407, S6408, S6410 [16OC]

___reauthorize Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (S. 2070), S8267, S8273 [21DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (H.R. 2288), S4674 [1AU]

___reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (H.R. 2288), Senate amendment, H6595 [11AU]

Social Security: prohibit an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony from receiving various cash benefits (H.R. 2792), consideration (H. Res. 533), H7503 [26SE]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H838 [1FE]

Articles and editorials

Guns and Mental Illness_Don't Scrap This Rule, S1139 [14FE]

Real People, Real Lives_The Harm Caused by Judge Gorsuch, S2270S2274 [4AP]

Bills and resolutions

Americans With Disabilities Act: promote compliance through education, clarify requirements for demand letters, and provide for a notice and cure period before commencement of a private civil action (see H.R. 620), H682 [24JA]

___require a plaintiff to provide a defendant with an opportunity to voluntarily correct a violation prior to commencing civil action (see H.R. 1493), H2051 [10MR] (see H.R. 3571), H6573 [28JY]

Animals: establish a grant program to encourage use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans (see H.R. 2625), H4568 [24MY]

Armed Forces: eliminate recoupment of separation pay from members who subsequently receive veterans disability compensation and limit recoupment of such pay from members who subsequently receive retired or retainer pay (see H.R. 4016), H7974 [11OC]

___exempt members who voluntarily separate from active duty and incur a service-connected disability after being recalled to active duty from requirement to repay voluntary separation pay (see H.R. 3510), H6516 [27JY]

___include a single comprehensive disability examination as part of the required physical examination for separating members (see H.R. 1799), H2559 [29MR]

Aviation: protect rights of passengers with disabilities in air transportation (see S. 1318), S3362 [8JN]

Business and industry: protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination (see H.R. 651), H683 [24JA]

___require all gas stations offering self-service to meet certain accessibility standards for disabled individuals (see H.R. 2965), H4993 [20JN]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorizing use of Grounds for District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (see H. Con. Res. 69), H6041 [19JY]

___permit use of rotunda for presentation of Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole (see S. Con. Res. 31), S8149 [19DE]

Civil liberties: ensure due process protections of individuals against unlawful detention based solely on a protected characteristic (see S. 2250), S8149 [19DE] (see H.R. 4680), H10245 [19DE]

Colleges and universities: establish commission to develop accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related information technologies (see S. 2138), S7296 [16NO] (see H.R. 1772), H2558 [29MR]

Commission on Long Term Social Security Solvency: establish (see H.R. 3423), H6465 [26JY]

Courts: prohibit recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil actions (see H.R. 684), H685 [24JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: simplify the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recertification process for the elderly and disabled and spur innovation in application processes for certain entitlement programs (see H.R. 4521), H9597 [1DE]

___strengthen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for families, adults looking for work, seniors, and the disabled (see H.R. 1276), H1462 [1MR]

Dept. of Defense: allow certain veterans with service-connected disabilities to travel on military aircraft (see S. 116), S313 [12JA] (see H.R. 936), H1081 [7FE]

___award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics (see S. 1466), S3830 [28JN] (see H.R. 4587), H9756 [7DE]

___include veterans in military adaptive sports program (see H.R. 4347), H8696 [9NO]

___include victims of acts of terror in the evaluation and treatment of veterans and civilians at military treatment facilities (see S. 1365), S3554 [15JN]

___submit a report on hearing loss, tinnitus, and noise pollution due to small arms fire (see S. 373), S1161 [14FE]

Dept. of Education: clarify that American sign language (ASL) students are English learners (see H.R. 3550), H6573 [28JY]

___improve accessibility to, and completion of, postsecondary education for students, including students with disabilities (see H.R. 3199), H5758 [12JY]

___improve service-connected disability determinations for purposes of loan discharge (see H.R. 2679), H4603 [25MY]

___provide Direct PLUS Loan forgiveness for parents of disabled students (see S. 2258), S8181 [20DE] (see H.R. 2270), H3002 [1MY]

___provide students with disabilities and their families with access to critical information needed to select the right college and succeed once enrolled (see S. 1295), S3294 [6JN] (see H.R. 2782), H4646 [6JN]

Dept. of HHS: authorize grants for the support of caregivers (see S. 1606), S4116 [20JY]

___establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers (see H.R. 3493, 3494), H6516 [27JY]

___establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (see S. 1028), S2721 [3MY] (see H.R. 3759), H7382 [13SE]

___expand and enhance adult day programs for people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases or conditions to improve respite services for caregivers (see H.R. 325), H180 [5JA]

___reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (see S. 1188), S3042 [18MY] (see H.R. 2535), H4357 [18MY]

___reauthorize program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children (see S. 652), S1840 [15MR] (see H.R. 1539), H2082 [15MR]

Dept. of HUD: exclude certain veteran disability payments from income when determining housing assistance programs eligibility (see H.R. 4322), H8695 [9NO]

___exclude certain veterans' disability compensation and pensions from income relative to eligibility for housing assistance (see H.R. 4315), H8661 [8NO]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (see S. 705), S1973 [23MR] (see H.R. 695), H685 [24JA]

___reauthorize Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (see S. 2070), S7001 [2NO] (see H.R. 4221), H8443 [2NO]

Dept. of Labor: assist survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work (see H.R. 1128), H1298 [16FE]

___provide a partial exemption to disabled veterans from Family and Medical Leave Act eligibility requirements (see H.R. 1827), H2597 [30MR]

Dept. of Transportation: support development of highly automated vehicle safety technologies (see S. 1885), S6223 [28SE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: apply requirements that Federal employees who are service-connected disabled veterans are provided leave to undergo treatment for such disabilities to Veterans Health Administration employees (see S. 899), S2449 [7AP] (see H.R. 2648), H4569 [24MY]

___assign temporary disability ratings to certain veterans for compensation and health care (see H.R. 4727), H10419 [21DE]

___award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics (see S. 1467), S3830 [28JN] (see H.R. 3696), H7181 [7SE]

___carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy (see H.R. 2225), H2970 [28AP]

___carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine disability claims (see S. 933), S2530 [25AP] (see H.R. 2311), H3322 [3MY]

___certify sufficient participation of small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (see H.R. 2781), H4646 [6JN]

___clarify eligibility of children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida for benefits (see H.R. 2891), H4912 [13JN]

___codify authority to assign a disability rating of total to a veteran by reason of unemployability (see H.R. 4369), H8697 [9NO]

___educate staff and inform veterans about the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights (see H.R. 2322), H3322 [3MY]

___enhance treatment of small businesses owned by veterans after the death of disabled veteran owners for purposes of contracting goals and preferences (see H.R. 971), H1082 [7FE]

___ensure each wheelchair, furnished to a veteran because of a service-connected disability, restores maximum achievable mobility in the activities of daily life, employment, and recreation (see H.R. 1943), H2752 [5AP]

___establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans (see H.R. 418), H298 [10JA]

___establish a task force on Agent Orange exposure (see H.R. 1007), H1124 [13FE]

___establish presumption of service connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss (see H.R. 4320), H8695 [9NO]

___establish presumption of service connection for disabilities relative to blast exposures (see H.R. 4321), H8695 [9NO]

___expand eligibility for, and benefits under, the family caregiver assistance program and enhance compensation for uniformed services members requiring assistance in everyday life (see S. 591), S1742 [9MR] (see H.R. 1472), H2018 [9MR]

___expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers (see H.R. 1802), H2596 [30MR]

___extend authority for operation of regional office in Manila, Philippines (see S. 1635), S4300 [26JY]

___extend authority to enter into contracts with private physicians to conduct medical disability examinations (see H.R. 3194), H5758 [12JY]

___extend requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities (see S. 683), S1890 [21MR] (see H.R. 3177), H5432 [11JY]

___furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of disabled veterans in rehabilitation programs (see H.R. 3562), H6573 [28JY]

___improve ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine (see S. 925), S2530 [25AP] (see H.R. 2123), H2846 [25AP]

___improve appeals process (see H.R. 457), H390 [11JA]

___improve benefits and services for women veterans (see S. 681), S1890 [21MR] (see H.R. 2452), H4221 [16MY]

___improve dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans (see H.R. 888), H1012 [6FE]

___improve process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits (see H.R. 1910), H2751 [5AP]

___improve service disabled veterans' insurance (see H.R. 4146), H8270 [26OC]

___improve treatment of medical evidence provided by non-departmental medical professionals in support of disability claims compensation (see S. 706), S1973 [23MR] (see H.R. 1725), H2444 [24MR]

___make certain improvements in laws (see H.R. 3218), H5830 [13JY]

___make permanent authority to transport individuals to and from health facilities in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care (see S. 1775), S5056 [7SE] (see H.R. 3720), H7216 [8SE]

___modify presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in Thailand during the Vietnam era (S. 2105) (see S. 2105), S7109 [8NO]

___provide eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential program facilities (see H.R. 927), H1080 [7FE]

___provide for treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll on the Marshall Islands who are suffering from radiation-related illness (see S. 283), S655 [2FE] (see H.R. 632), H682 [24JA]

___provide mental and behavioral health care to former combat veterans who received other than honorable discharges (see S. 699), S1932 [22MR] (see H.R. 1685), H2348 [22MR]

___reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (see S. 712), S1974 [23MR] (see S. 1024), S2721 [3MY] (see H.R. 2288), H3066 [2MY]

___repeal limitation of number of veterans authorized to be enrolled in the Independent Living Program (see H.R. 2708), H4605 [25MY]

___require audit and review of caregiver programs (see H.R. 3308), H6041 [19JY]

___specify funding source for travel related to examinations of medical disability benefit applicants by non-departmental physicians and codify use of contract physicians for disability examinations (see H.R. 1564), H2147 [16MR]

Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve reproductive assistance to severely wounded, ill, or injured Armed Forces members, veterans, and their spouses or partners and make child care program permanent (see S. 700), S1932 [22MR] (see H.R. 1681), H2348 [22MR]

___provide for reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for World War II veterans who were subjected to mustard gas or lewisite testing (see S. 75), S154 [9JA] (see H.R. 1359), H1529 [2MR]

Discrimination: prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports (see S. 910), S2450 [7AP] (see H.R. 2472), H4222 [16MY]

Dole, Bob: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 1616), S4136 [24JY] (see H.R. 3332), H6144 [20JY]

Education: improve the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program, expand educational choices for the disabled, and establish a scholarship program for military children (see S. 235), S445 [24JA] (see H.R. 691), H685 [24JA]

___promote and ensure delivery of special education and related services to students with visual and hearing disabilities through appropriate instructional methodologies (see S. 2087), S7062 [7NO] (see H.R. 1120), H1297 [16FE]

Employment: clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment age discrimination and retaliation claims (see S. 443), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 2650), H4602 [25MY]

___encourage development of best business practices by corporate, academic, or social entities to increase consideration of underrepresented populations for managerial or leadership positions (see S. Res. 11), S205 [10JA] (see H. Res. 77), H820 [31JA]

Fair Housing Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 291), H2941 [27AP]

Fair Labor Standards Act: align certain provisions with Federal disability laws and policies intended to remove societal and institutional barriers to employment opportunities for people with disabilities (see H.R. 1377), H1592 [7MR]

Families and domestic relations: constitutional amendment on parental rights relative to upbringing, education, and care of their children (see S.J. Res. 48), S4668 [1AU] (see H.J. Res. 121), H9425 [16NO]

FDA: allow for the sale, and provide for regulation, of certain over-the-counter hearing aids (see S. 670), S1890 [21MR] (see H.R. 1652), H2287 [21MR]

Federal aid programs: ensure that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a payment if no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in a calendar year (see H.R. 67), H39 [3JA]

___prevent concurrent receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability insurance (see H.R. 2031), H2786 [6AP]

Federal employees: permit disabled law enforcement, intelligence, and other safety and security officers and employees to receive the same retirement benefits as if they had not been disabled (see S. 29), S59 [4JA] (see H.R. 3303), H6041 [19JY]

Federal firefighters: establish presumptive disability benefits for certain diseases and disabilities (see H.R. 1884), H2695 [4AP]

Freedom of religion: ensure laws intended to protect religious freedom do not infringe upon laws intended to protect civil rights (see H.R. 3222), H5830 [13JY]

GAO: evaluate extent to which Medicare and Medicaid provide reasonable accommodations to individuals who are blind or visually impaired (see H.R. 3457), H6514 [27JY]

Government: protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination (see H.R. 653), H683 [24JA]

Health: galvanize U.S. programs in support of brain health for global victims of autism, hydrocephalus, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia (see H.R. 4621), H9844 [12DE]

___prohibit insurance companies from denying or limiting coverage or charging higher premiums for living organ donors and allow use of family and medical leave by such donors (see H.R. 1270), H1462 [1MR]

Immigration: appoint counsel to children and vulnerable individuals, provide legal orientation programs to detained persons, and identify number of persons represented by counsel and receiving legal orientation presentations (see H.R. 2043), H2786 [6AP]

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: authorizing appropriations (see H.R. 2902), H4936 [15JN] (see H.R. 4602), H9756 [7DE]

Invictus Games Foundation: tribute to Team USA at Invictus Games Toronto (see H. Res. 596), H8294 [31OC]

Legislative branch of the Government: protect unpaid interns in the legislative branch from workplace harassment and discrimination (see H.R. 652), H683 [24JA]

Medicaid: reauthorize Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program (see S. 2227), S8006 [13DE]

Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see S. 445), S1447 [27FE] (see H.R. 1825), H2597 [30MR]

___expand coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care (see H.R. 508), H470 [12JA]

___extend independence at home medical practice demonstration program (see H.R. 3263), H5920 [17JY]

___extend transition to new payment rates for durable medical equipment and update budget neutrality requirement for oxygen (see H.R. 4229), H8443 [2NO]

___include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit (see H.R. 626), H682 [24JA]

___preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers (see S. 2204), S7929 [7DE] (see H.R. 4582), H9756 [7DE]

___prevent catastrophic out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors and individuals with disabilities (see S. 1347), S3456 [13JN]

___provide coverage of methadone (see H.R. 4097), H8075 [23OC]

___provide for a permanent independence at home medical practice program (see S. 464), S1500 [28FE]

___provide for a prior authorization process for certain high cost durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (see H.R. 2445), H4221 [16MY]

___provide for demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment (see H.R. 2050), H2787 [6AP]

___provide for the non-application of competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories (see S. 486), S1540 [1MR] (see H.R. 1361), H1529 [2MR] (see H.R. 3730), H7222 [11SE]

___provide that certain orthotist's and prosthetist's clinical notes be treated as part of the patient's medical record (see H.R. 3171), H5391 [10JY]

___refine payment for orthotics and prosthetics and improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care (see S. 1191), S3069 [22MY] (see H.R. 2599), H4502 [23MY]

___remove exclusion of coverage for hearing aids and examinations (see H.R. 3426), H6465 [26JY]

___remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment relative to speech generating devices (see S. 1132), S2964 [16MY] (see H.R. 2465), H4222 [16MY]

___treat audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing services, improve access to audiology services available for coverage, and enable beneficiaries to have their choice of audiologists (see H.R. 2276), H3002 [1MY]

___waive eligibility waiting period for individuals disabled by Huntington's disease (see S. 1197), S3070 [22MY] (see H.R. 2589), H4423 [22MY]

National Audiology Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 303), S6816 [25OC] (see S. Res. 329), S7157 [9NO]

National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day: designate (see S. Res. 96), S1974 [23MR]

National Day of Civility: designate (see H. Res. 400), H5109 [22JN]

National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: designate (see S. Res. 258), S5743 [14SE]

National Dyslexia Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 284), S6321 [4OC]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: establish Advisory Council on Improving Mobility for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens (see H.R. 3413), H6465 [26JY]

___establish Disability Mobility Advisory Council to make recommendations on deployment of automated driving systems (see H.R. 3414), H6465 [26JY]

National parks and recreation areas: provide a lifetime America the Beautiful_National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass to any veteran with a service-connected disability (see S. 355), S1129 [13FE] (see H.R. 1622), H2183 [17MR]

National Purebred Dog Day: designate (see S. Res. 144), S2616 [27AP] (see H. Con. Res. 46), H2697 [4AP]

National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day: designate (see S. Res. 95), S1974 [23MR]

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 252), S5480 [13SE]

NIH: expand, intensify, and coordinate programs and activities relative to Tourette syndrome (see S. 1147), S3009 [17MY] (see H.R. 427), H299 [10JA]

Paralympic and Adaptive Sport Day: designate (see S. Res. 247), S4828 [3AU] (see H. Res. 436), H5432 [11JY]

Peace Corps: improve health care standards and access for current and returned volunteers, assist and protect sexual assault victims, increase disability payments, and improve oversight and management (see H.R. 2259), H3002 [1MY]

Postal Service: require post offices to comply with public accommodation standards under the Americans With Disabilities Act (see H.R. 2324), H3322 [3MY]

Public debt: prioritize public debt payments, Social Security benefits, and Armed Forces allowances if the public debt ceiling is reached and provide limited authority to exceed the debt ceiling for such obligations (see S. 1740), S4827 [3AU]

SBA: establish veterans' business outreach center program and improve certain other veterans programs (see S. 121), S313 [12JA]

___increase small business Federal contracting goals, including those for service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, economically disadvantaged minority-owned, and qualified HUBZone small businesses (see S. 1061), S2774 [4MY] (see H.R. 2362), H4176 [4MY]

Selective Service System: ensure records of registered persons are updated to remove persons who are deceased or otherwise no longer eligible for induction and permit induction of persons convicted of nonviolent offenses (see H.R. 4141), H8269 [26OC]

Silver Star Service Banner Day: designate (see S. 917; S. Res. 135), S2490 [24AP]

Social Security: adjust amount of monthly old-age, survivors, and disability insurance payments based on locality-based comparability payment rates (see H.R. 892), H1012 [6FE]

___credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service (see S. 1255), S3212 [25MY]

___eliminate two-year waiting period for divorced spouse's benefits following the divorce under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4592), H9756 [7DE]

___eliminate waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (see S. 379), S1217 [15FE] (see H.R. 1171), H1300 [16FE]

___eliminate waiting period in the disability insurance program (see H.R. 3081), H5231 [27JN]

___improve old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program, provide cash relief for years when annual cost-of-living increases do not take effect, and provide benefit protection (see S. 1600), S4115 [20JY] (see H.R. 3302), H6041 [19JY]

___prohibit an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony from receiving various cash benefits (see H.R. 2792), H4646 [6JN]

___prohibit an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony from receiving various cash benefits (H.R. 2792), consideration (see H. Res. 533), H7485 [25SE]

___provide for a phased-in payment of disability insurance benefits during the waiting period for individuals with a terminal illness (see H.R. 2237), H2971 [28AP]

___provide for equal treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages (see H.R. 2247), H2971 [28AP]

___provide for full benefits for disabled widows and widowers without regard to age under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4593), H9756 [7DE]

___provide for increases in widow's and widower's insurance benefits by reason of delayed retirement under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4594), H9756 [7DE]

___remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and State Children's Health Insurance Program benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges (see H.R. 165), H42 [3JA]

___repeal seven-year restriction on eligibility for widow's and widower's insurance benefits based on disability under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program (see H.R. 4595), H9756 [7DE]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (see S.J. Res. 14), S490 [30JA] (see H.J. Res. 40), H744 [30JA]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (see H. Res. 71), H742 [30JA]

___improve and strengthen representative payment program (see H.R. 4547), H9664 [5DE]

___make on-line tools available to allow individuals to assess the impact of earnings on eligibility for, and amount of, disability benefits received through Federal and State programs (see H.R. 3309), H6041 [19JY]

___modernize classification of disability beneficiaries, provide assistance in obtaining rehabilitative services, and incentivize returning to work for beneficiaries who have recovered (see S. 656), S1840 [15MR] (see H.R. 1540), H2082 [15MR]

___prohibit use of determinations to consider an individual to be adjudicated as mentally defective relative to the sale or transfer of firearms (see S. 202), S444 [24JA]

___provide certain individuals with information on employment support services (see H.R. 3310), H6041 [19JY]

___provide for quality reviews of benefit decisions (see H.R. 3386), H6297 [25JY]

___update medical-vocational guidelines used in disability determinations (see H.R. 3385), H6297 [25JY]

SSI: authorize extension to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (see H.R. 3226), H5831 [13JY]

___update eligibility (see H.R. 3307), H6041 [19JY]

Taxation: allow a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind (see S. 732), S1995 [27MR] (see H.R. 1734), H2463 [27MR]

___allow a tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids (see S. 48), S113 [5JA]

___allow individuals to save additional amounts in their ABLE accounts above the current annual maximum contribution if they work and earn an income (see S. 818), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1896), H2696 [4AP]

___allow rollovers between certain college savings accounts and ABLE accounts (see S. 816), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1897), H2696 [4AP]

___establish refundable tax credits for expenses incurred to install sprinkler systems and elevators in historic structures to ensure safety and accessibility (see S. 1306), S3328 [7JN]

___exclude from gross income the discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased or disabled veterans (see H.R. 500), H470 [12JA]

___improve college savings under section 529 programs (see S. 1790), S5215 [12SE]

___improve rules relative to qualified tuition programs and qualified ABLE programs (see H.R. 529), H543 [13JA]

___increase age limits for ABLE account eligibility (see S. 817), S2214 [4AP] (see H.R. 1874), H2695 [4AP]

___increase exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance (see H.R. 782), H875 [1FE]

___increase standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at risk individuals (see S. 694), S1932 [22MR] (see H.R. 1821), H2597 [30MR]

___provide a tax credit to businesses that invest in American jobs, provide fair wages and benefits, employ active duty personnel, recruit veterans, and maintain a diverse workforce (see S. 1778), S5056 [7SE] (see H.R. 3925), H7749 [3OC]

___provide a tax credit to seniors who install modifications on their residences that would enable them to age in place (see H.R. 1780), H2558 [29MR]

___provide an exclusion from income for student loan forgiveness for students who have died or become disabled (see S. 405), S1304 [16FE] (see H.R. 1659), H2287 [21MR]

___provide credit to individuals for legal expenses paid relative to establishing guardianship of a disabled individual (see H.R. 3126), H5374 [29JN]

___provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (see S. 1639), S4300 [26JY] (see H.R. 3420), H6465 [26JY]

___recognize Indian tribal governments for purposes of determining under the adoption credit whether a child has special needs (see S. 876), S2424 [4AP] (see H.R. 2035), H2786 [6AP]

University of Washington: anniversary of Center on Human Development and Disability (see S. Res. 113), S2215 [4AP]

Veterans: authorize those entitled to disability compensation to continue to participate in Thrift Savings Plan through deduction and deposit of a percentage of their disability compensation (see H.R. 4262), H8522 [6NO]

___expand eligibility for concurrent receipt of military retired pay or combat-related compensation with service-connected disability benefits and eliminate phase-in period for such benefits (see S. 66), S154 [9JA] (see H.R. 303), H179 (see H.R. 333), H180 [5JA]

___increase amounts payable for dependency and indemnity compensation and modify requirements for dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at the time of death (see S. 1990), S6642 [19OC] (see H.R. 4106), H8143 [24OC]

___increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (see S. 784), S2152 [30MR] (see H.R. 1329), H1528 [2MR]

___provide automatic cost-of-living adjustments in rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (see S. 1836), S5860 [19SE] (see H.R. 1328), H1528 [2MR]

Vietnamese Conflict: presume those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of Vietnam have been exposed to Agent Orange and should be eligible for all benefits under the Agent Orange Act (see S. Con. Res. 12), S2215 [4AP] (see H. Con. Res. 45), H2696 [4AP]

___provide assistance to individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange (see H.R. 334), H180 [5JA]

Voting: modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for disabled individuals, and protect the right to vote (see S. 1437), S3765 [26JN] (see H.R. 12), H5138 [23JN]

___require States to meet standards for location and operation of polling places, including standards on wait times, quantity, location, accessibility, resources, and preventing harassment or intimidation (see H.R. 2499), H4310 [17MY]

Wilderness areas: permit use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts (see H.R. 1349), H1529 [2MR]

Letters

Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act: Chuck Canterbury, National Fraternal Order of Police, H7596 [28SE]

___Jonathan F. Thompson, National Sheriffs' Association, H7596 [28SE]

Dept. of HHS Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program funding through reductions in Social Security benefits to individuals subject to an outstanding felony arrest warrant: several organizations, H7600 [28SE]

Expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care: Max Richtman, National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare, H396 [12JA]

Importance of education accountability standards for students with special needs: Colorado resident, H1051 [7FE]

Nomination of Elisabeth Prince (Betsy) DeVos to be Sec. of Education: Connecticut teacher, S800 [6FE]

SSA rule on improving National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits: Ann Rider, National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, H901 [2FE]

___Bruce Darling, ADAPT (organization), H905 [2FE]

___Chris W. Cox, NRA, H897 [2FE]

___Clarence E. Anthony, National League of Cities, S1151 [14FE]

___Clyde E. Terry, National Council on Disability, S495 [30JA], S1143 [14FE], H896 [2FE]

___Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities, S496 [30JA], S1144 [14FE], H897 [2FE]

___Curt Decker, National Disability Rights Network, H902 [2FE]

___Dan Weber, Association of Mature American Citizens, H905 [2FE]

___Daniel B. Fisher, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, S1153 [14FE], H897 [2FE]

___Disability Law Center, H906 [2FE]

___Faiz Shakir and Vania Leveille, ACLU, S1143 [14FE], H898 [2FE]

___Harvey Rosenthal, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc., H903 [2FE]

___Helena R. Berger, American Association of People With Disabilities, S497 [30JA], H904 [2FE]

___Jennifer Mathis, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, S496 [30JA], H898 [2FE]

___Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living, H901 [2FE]

___Larry Higgins, Safari Club International, H903 [2FE]

___Marty Ford, ARC (organization), H905 [2FE]

___Mary Giliberti, National Alliance on Mental Illness, H901 [2FE]

___National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), H902 [2FE]

___Ron Manderscheid, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Development Disability Directors, H900 [2FE]

___Samantha Crane, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, H906 [2FE]

___Tom Cochran, U.S. Conference of Mayors, S1151 [14FE]

___Tom Schatz, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, H906 [2FE]

Value of public school system to children with disabilities: Pennsylvania resident, S765 [6FE]

Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Representative Roe, Committee on Veterans Affairs (House), H6166 [24JY]

___Representative Thornberry, Committee on Armed Services (House), H6166 [24JY]

Motions

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1142 [14FE]

Poems

``Osprey De Corps,'' Albert C. Caswell, H9627 [5DE]

Remarks in House

AbilityOne Program: tribute, H4554 [24MY]

Americans With Disabilities Act: anniversary, H6199 [24JY], H6475 [27JY], E1053, E1060 [26JY], E1091 [28JY]

___promote compliance through education, clarify requirements for demand letters, and provide for a notice and cure period before commencement of a private civil action (H.R. 620), H918 [2FE], H1280 [16FE], H2062 [15MR], H7379 [13SE], H7412 [14SE]

Armed Forces: tribute to members from Mississippi killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, H1468 [2MR]

Association of Former Members of Congress: tribute to Congressional Golf Tournament, H6000 [19JY], H7582 [27SE]

Bernstein, Richard: Michigan Fitness Foundation John Dingell Outstanding Public Official Award recipient, E515 [20AP]

Best Buddies International, Inc.: tribute, H1959 [9MR]

Brain Injury Awareness Day: observance, H2332 [22MR]

Budget: allocation of funds, H7684 [3OC]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorizing use of Grounds for District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (H. Con. Res. 69), H6644 [5SE]

___permit use of rotunda for presentation of Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole (S. Con. Res. 31), H10361 [21DE]

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: tribute, H5288 [28JN]

Chicago, IL: condemn act of torture perpetuated against mentally-disabled boy, H174 [5JA]

Chisom, Tranine: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1523 [7NO]

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Paralysis Resource Center funding, H6207H6210 [24JY]

Congress: accomplishments of the 115th Congress, H8391 [2NO]

Decade of Vision: observance, E963 [12JY]

Dept. of Agriculture: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H2902 [27AP], H4507 [24MY], H6219 [25JY], H7765 [4OC]

Dept. of Education: provide Direct PLUS Loan forgiveness for parents of disabled students (H.R. 2270), H2990 [1MY]

Dept. of HHS: Black Lung Clinics Program funding, H7277 [12SE]

___establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers, H6202 [24JY], H6222 [25JY]

___establish a National Care Corps to provide care, companionship, and other services to seniors and the disabled by qualified volunteers (H.R. 3493), H7986 [12OC]

___establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (H.R. 3759), H10148H10152 [18DE]

___National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System funding, E1173 [7SE]

___reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (H.R. 2535), H9477 [29NO]

___reauthorize program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children (S. 652), H7694H7698 [3OC]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), H4409H4411 [22MY], E693 [22MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: certify sufficient participation of small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (H.R. 2781), H6176H6178, H6199 [24JY]

___furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of disabled veterans in rehabilitation programs (H.R. 3562), H8502H8504 [6NO]

___improve ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine (H.R. 2123), H7440 [25SE], H7763 [4OC], H8534, H8556H8558 [7NO], E1550 [13NO]

___improve benefits and services for women veterans (H.R. 2452), H8647 [8NO]

___improve treatment of medical evidence provided by non-departmental medical professionals in support of disability claims compensation (H.R. 1725), H4475, H4476 [23MY], E716 [24MY]

___make certain improvements in laws (H.R. 3218), H6132 [20JY], H6158H6170 [24JY], H6221, H6223 [25JY]

___provide mental and behavioral health care to former combat veterans who received other than honorable discharges (H.R. 1685), H5443 [12JY]

___reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (H.R. 2288), H4417 [22MY], H4457H4466 [23MY], E716 [24MY]

___reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (H.R. 2288), Senate amendment, H6595H6601 [11AU]

Dewey, Robin: California 3d Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E1523 [7NO]

DMR Corp.: opening of new medical supply retail store in Doral, FL, H2851 [26AP]

Dole, Bob: award Congressional Gold Medal (S. 1616), H6638H6641 [5SE], E1162 [5SE]

Easterseals Southern Georgia: anniversary, E990 [14JY]

Elliot, Greg: National Center for Assisted Living Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award recipient, H6046 [20JY], E1025 [20JY]

Fair Pay Act: anniversary, E94 [27JA]

FDA: allow for the sale, and provide for regulation, of certain over-the-counter hearing aids, H5481, H5482 [12JY]

Federal agencies and departments: exempt rules relative to protections for disadvantaged students from process for the review of rules and sets of rules, H1410, H1411 [1MR]

Government: protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination (H.R. 653), H4268, H4269 [17MY]

Health: brain research funding, H2352 [23MR]

House of Representatives: expand Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, H6410, H6411 [26JY]

Housing Choices Coalition (organization): tribute, E1272 [26SE]

Illinois: tribute to members of U.S. National Deaf Ice Hockey Team, E1040 [24JY]

Infrastructure: importance of investment in water infrastructure, H4235 [17MY]

Jones, Wesley: American Network of Community Options and Resources (organization) Direct Support Professional of the Year award recipient, E910 [27JN]

Kansas State School for the Blind: anniversary, E918 [28JN]

Lee, Kenneth K.: DAV Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, E1177 [7SE]

Life Is Washable, Inc.: tribute to provision of friendly access sensory safety kits at sporting events and concerts, H8211 [25OC]

Maxwell, Sheryl L. Branch: Daughters of Sunset (organization) anniversary honoree, E368 [23MR]

Medicaid: extend rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for beneficiaries to trusts established by such beneficiaries, H6308 [26JY]

Medicare: expand coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care (H.R. 508), H396 [12JA]

___include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit (H.R. 626), H721 [30JA]

___provide for demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment (H.R. 2050), E475 [6AP]

___provide for the non-application of competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories (H.R. 1361), H4417 [22MY]

___refine payment for orthotics and prosthetics and improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care (H.R. 2599), H4427 [23MY]

Miami, FL: anniversary of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (organization), H829 [1FE]

___tribute to Camillus House (organization), H5167 [26JN]

___tribute to Families for Fragile X Monkey Madness 5K Run and Walk, H1598 [8MR]

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.: tribute to Lighthouse Learning Center and Pre-K program, H7903 [10OC]

National Autism Awareness Month: observance, H2840, H2842 [25AP], H2960 [28AP]

National Council on Independent Living: anniversary, H6307 [26JY]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: observance, H7652 [2OC]

National Family Caregivers Month: observance, H9476 [29NO]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: establish Advisory Council on Improving Mobility for Underserved Populations and Senior Citizens, H6674 [6SE]

___establish Disability Mobility Advisory Council to make recommendations on deployment of automated driving systems, H6674 [6SE]

NIH: funding, H2333 [22MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, H475 [13JA]

Peace Corps: improve health care standards and access for current and returned volunteers, assist and protect sexual assault victims, increase disability payments, and improve oversight and management, H1602 [8MR]

___improve health care standards and access for current and returned volunteers, assist and protect sexual assault victims, increase disability payments, and improve oversight and management (H.R. 2259), H3008 [2MY], H6477 [27JY]

Pony Bird, Inc.: anniversary, E926 [29JN]

Pottsville, PA: anniversary of Avenues (organization), E1288 [28SE]

Research: enhance and further research into paralysis and improve rehabilitation and quality of life for persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities, H6207 [24JY]

Rotary International: support efforts to eradicate polio, H4394 [22MY]

SARAH Foundation: anniversary, E1257 [25SE]

Silver Star Service Banner Day: observance, H2991 [1MY]

Social Security: prohibit an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony from receiving various cash benefits (H.R. 2792), H7595H7602 [28SE]

___prohibit an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for a felony from receiving various cash benefits (H.R. 2792), consideration (H. Res. 533), H7499H7505 [26SE], E1273 [27SE]

___repeal windfall elimination provision and protect retirement benefits of public servants, H7895 [10OC]

Souderton, PA: Souderton Area High School Special Olympics International Unified Champion School designee, E1630 [30NO]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), H894H907, H918 [2FE], H1063 [7FE], H2103 [16MR], E144 [6FE]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), consideration (H. Res. 71), H831H840 [1FE]

Taxation: allow individuals to save additional amounts in their ABLE accounts above the current annual maximum contribution if they work and earn an income (H.R. 1896), H2946 [28AP]

___allow limited 529 college savings programs funds to be used for elementary and secondary education, including homeschooling, H10254, H10255 [20DE]

___provide a tax credit to businesses that invest in American jobs, provide fair wages and benefits, employ active duty personnel, recruit veterans, and maintain a diverse workforce (H.R. 3925), H7732, H7734 [3OC], H8583 [7NO]

___provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (H.R. 3420), E1057 [26JY]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration, H2461 [27MR], H8391 [2NO]

Union, MO: tribute to Disabled Veterans Memorial, E590 [3MY]

Veterans: increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (H.R. 1329), H4476, H4477 [23MY], E716 [24MY]

Wright, Amy: CNN Hero of the Year award recipient, H10407 [21DE]

Remarks in Senate

Alvis (organization): anniversary, S7814 [4DE]

Armed Forces: tribute to members from Nebraska killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, S4706 [2AU]

Budget: establish deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, reform Medicaid, and return regulation of insurance to State governments, S188S191 [10JA]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorizing use of Grounds for District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (H. Con. Res. 69), S5077 [7SE]

___permit use of rotunda for presentation of Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole (S. Con. Res. 31), S8151 [19DE]

Children and youth: impact of government regulations on provision of equal access to quality education for all children, S1683S1685 [8MR]

Congress: legislative accomplishments relative to veterans' care and services, S7084S7089 [8NO]

Decade of Vision: observance, S4022 [17JY]

Dept. of HHS: establish a National Family Caregiving Strategy (S. 1028), S2724 [3MY], S6143 [26SE]

___reauthorize Administration on Aging Lifespan Respite Care Program (S. 1188), S3092 [23MY]

___reauthorize program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children (S. 652), S5017, S5018 [6SE]

Dept. of Justice: establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (H.R. 695), S6410 [16OC]

___establish a permanent background check system for employees and volunteers of organizations who serve children, the elderly, or the disabled (S. 705), S2951 [16MY], S6409 [16OC]

___reauthorize Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism, S3204 [25MY]

___reauthorize Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism (S. 2070), S7002 [2NO], S8145 [19DE], S8271S8276 [21DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: expand eligibility for, and benefits under, the family caregiver assistance program and enhance compensation for uniformed services members requiring assistance in everyday life (S. 591), S1744 [9MR]

___improve benefits and services for women veterans (S. 681), S7076 [8NO]

___make certain improvements in laws (H.R. 3218), S4714, S4716 [2AU], S4791 [3AU]

___modify presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in Thailand during the Vietnam era (S. 2105), S7076 [8NO]

___reform rights and appeals process for decisions on benefits claims (H.R. 2288), S4687 [1AU], S4713 [2AU], S4791 [3AU]

Dole, Bob: award Congressional Gold Medal (S. 1616), S4804S4806 [3AU]

Fair Pay Act: anniversary, S2181 [4AP]

Medicaid: funding, S1003 [9FE], S1086 [10FE]

___prohibit changes that would harm individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act by reducing access to affordable health care or restricting coverage or benefits, S4252, S4258S4262 [26JY]

Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (S. 445), S1469 [28FE]

National Audiology Awareness Month: designate (S. Res. 329), S7167 [9NO]

National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day: designate (S. Res. 96), S1979 [23MR]

National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: designate (S. Res. 258), S5748, S5772 [14SE]

National Dyslexia Awareness Month: designate (S. Res. 284), S6325 [4OC]

National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day: designate (S. Res. 95), S2051 [28MR]

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: designate (S. Res. 252), S5706, S5707 [13SE]

Paralympic and Adaptive Sport Day: designate (S. Res. 247), S4894 [3AU]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: create a point of order against legislation removing insurance coverage for people with disabilities and chronic conditions, S257 [11JA]

Silver Star Service Banner Day: designate (S. 917), S3226 [25MY]

___designate (S. Res. 135), S2653 [1MY]

SSA: disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), S1142S1148, S1150S1157 [14FE], S1165S1169, S1216 [15FE]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (H.J. Res. 40), motion to proceed, S1138S1140, S1142 [14FE]

___disapprove rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits (S.J. Res. 14), S494 [30JA]

Taxation: allow limited 529 college savings programs funds to be used for elementary and secondary education, including homeschooling, S7705 [1DE], S8101, S8139 [19DE]

___establish refundable tax credits for expenses incurred to install sprinkler systems and elevators in historic structures to ensure safety and accessibility (S. 1306), S3330 [7JN]

___provide a tax credit to businesses that invest in American jobs, provide fair wages and benefits, employ active duty personnel, recruit veterans, and maintain a diverse workforce, S6429 [17OC], S7513, S7516S7518 [30NO]

___provide a tax credit to businesses that invest in American jobs, provide fair wages and benefits, employ active duty personnel, recruit veterans, and maintain a diverse workforce (S. 1778), S8116 [19DE]

___provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 1639), S4268 [26JY], S6391 [16OC]

University of Washington: anniversary of Center on Human Development and Disability (S. Res. 113), S2220 [4AP]

Veterans: increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (H.R. 1329), S6820 [25OC]

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: observance, S7293 [16NO]

Reports filed

American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1885) (S. Rept. 115–187), S7360 [28NO]

Child Protection Improvements Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 695) (H. Rept. 115–138), H4423 [22MY]

___Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 705), S5114 [11SE]

Consideration of H.J. Res. 40, Disapprove SSA Rule on Legislation Improving National Instant Criminal Background Check System by Including Recipients of Disability Benefits: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 71) (H. Rept. 115–7), H742 [30JA]

Consideration of H.R. 2792, Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 533) (H. Rept. 115–331), H7485 [25SE]

Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act: Committee on Ways and Means (House) (H.R. 2792) (H. Rept. 115–316), H7433 [21SE]

Dept. of HHS National Family Caregiving Strategy Establishment: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1028), S2915 [11MY]

Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization and Risk of Injury or Death From Wandering Characteristics of Some Children With Autism Reduction: Committee on the Judiciary (Senate) (S. 2070), S7717 [1DE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Assistance for Adaptations of Residences of Disabled Veterans in Rehabilitation Programs: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 3562) (H. Rept. 115–386), H8522 [6NO]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Treatment of Medical Evidence Improvement Provided by Non-Departmental Medical Professionals in Support of Disability Claims Compensation: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1725) (H. Rept. 115–133), H4387 [19MY]

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 652), S2650 [1MY]

Enduring Voices Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 2465) (H. Rept. 115–469), H10179 [18DE]

Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 2781) (H. Rept. 115–250), H6212 [24JY]

Federal Intern Protection Act: Committee on Oversight and Goverment Reform (House) (H.R. 653) (H. Rept. 115–78), H2694 [4AP]

Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program Extension: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 3263) (H. Rept. 115–446), H9708 [6DE]

Use of Capitol Building and Grounds Grounds for District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House) (H. Con. Res. 69) (H. Rept. 115–285), H6631 [1SE]

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 2288) (H. Rept. 115–135), H4388 [19MY]

___Committee on Veterans' Affairs (Senate) (S. 1024) (S. Rept. 115–126), S3885 [10JY]

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 1329) (H. Rept. 115–134), H4387 [19MY]

Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 3218) (H. Rept. 115–247), H6212 [24JY]

Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs (House) (H.R. 2123) (H. Rept. 115–394), H8595 [7NO]

Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act: Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Senate) (S. 1866) (S. Rept. 114–410), S20 [3JA]

Texts of

H. Con. Res. 69, use of Capitol Grounds for District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, H6645 [5SE]

H. Res. 71, consideration of H.J. Res. 40, disapprove SSA rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits, H831 [1FE]

H. Res. 533, consideration of H.R. 2824, Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act and H.R. 2792, Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act, H7499 [26SE]

H.J. Res. 40, disapprove SSA rule on implementation of legislation improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by including certain recipients of disability benefits, H895 [2FE]

H.R. 653, Federal Intern Protection Act, H4268 [17MY]

H.R. 695, Child Protection Improvements Act, H4409 [22MY]

H.R. 1329, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, H4476 [23MY]

H.R. 1725, improve Dept. of Veterans Affairs treatment of medical evidence provided by non-departmental medical professionals in support of disability claims compensation, H4475 [23MY]

H.R. 2123, Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, H8556 [7NO]

H.R. 2288, Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, H4457H4463 [23MY], H6595H6601 [11AU]

H.R. 2781, Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act, H6176 [24JY]

H.R. 2792, Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act, H7595 [28SE]

H.R. 3218, Veterans Educational Assistance Act, H6158H6165 [24JY]

H.R. 3562, Dept. of Veterans Affairs assistance for adaptations of residences of disabled veterans in rehabilitation programs, H8502 [6NO]

H.R. 3759, Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, H10148 [18DE]

S. 652, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act, S5017 [6SE], H7694H7696 [3OC]

S. 705, Child Protection Improvements Act, S6410 [16OC]

S. 910, Disability Integration Act, S2451S2455 [7AP]

S. 917, Silver Star Service Banner Day Act, S3227 [25MY]

S. 1466, Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act, S3832 [28JN]

S. 1467, Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act, S3832 [28JN]

S. 1616, Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act, S4804 [3AU], H6638 [5SE]

S. 2070, Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program reauthorization and promote initiatives to reduce risk of injury and death from wandering characteristics of some children with autism, S8271S8273, S8274S8276 [21DE]

S. Con. Res. 12, presume those who served during Vietnamese Conflict in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of Vietnam have been exposed to Agent Orange and should be eligible for all benefits under the Agent Orange Act, S2219 [4AP]

S. Con. Res. 31, use of Capitol rotunda for presentation of Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole, S8150 [19DE], H10361 [21DE]

S. Res. 11, encourage development of best business practices by corporate, academic, or social entities to increase consideration of underrepresented populations for managerial or leadership positions, S209 [10JA]

S. Res. 95, National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day, S1978 [23MR]

S. Res. 96, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, S1979 [23MR]

S. Res. 113, University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability anniversary, S2219 [4AP]

S. Res. 135, Silver Star Service Banner Day, S2495 [24AP]

S. Res. 144, National Purebred Dog Day, S2627 [27AP]

S. Res. 247, Paralympic and Adaptive Sport Day, S4882 [3AU]

S. Res. 252, National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, S5485 [13SE]

S. Res. 258, National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, S5747 [14SE]

S. Res. 284, National Dyslexia Awareness Month, S6323 [4OC]

S. Res. 303, National Audiology Awareness Month, S6818 [25OC]

S. Res. 329, National Audiology Awareness Month, S7159 [9NO]