GARRETT, THOMAS A., JR. (a Representative from Virginia)

GARRETT, THOMAS A., JR. (a Representative from Virginia)

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 5515), H4701 [24MY]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abortion: prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (see H.R. 4712), H555 [18JA]

AID: improve programs and activities relating to women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment (see H.R. 5480), H3453 [23AP]

Atrocities Prevention Board: authorize and enhance capacities to prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and mass atrocities (see H.R. 3030), H3931 [10MY]

Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. Res. 2), H3148 [11AP]

Burma: promote democracy and human rights through provision of humanitarian assistance, imposition of sanctions, and travel bans on officials responsible for violence against Rohingya population (see H.R. 4223), H3046 [23MR] (see H.R. 5819), H3976 [15MY]

Cameroon: condemn human rights abuses, call for adoption of nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution, and ensure fair treatment of detainees and release of those unjustly detained (see H. Res. 1111), H9414 [2OC]

Clean the Bay Day: support efforts and goals (see H. Res. 912), H4729 [24MY]

Courts: restrict Federal court jurisdiction over abortion-related cases by establishing that human life begins at fertilization (see H.R. 586), H82 [9JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and the preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility (see H.R. 2657), H9511 [13NO]

——— modify Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirement applicable to able-bodied adults without dependents (see H.R. 2996), H733 [30JA]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see H.R. 5671), H6175 [12JY]

Dept. of Education: support students in completing an affordable postsecondary education that will prepare them to enter the workforce with skills they need for lifelong success (see H.R. 4508), H173 [12JA]

Dept. of HHS: enter into arrangement with National Academy of Sciences to conduct and update biennially study on effects of State legalized marijuana programs (see H.R. 6495), H7154 [24JY]

——— expand and improve childhood cancer treatments, research, surveillance, and quality of life for survivors (see H.R. 820), H583 [19JA]

Dept. of Homeland Security: clarify that Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program grants may be used to prepare high-risk State and local governments against weapons of mass destruction (see H.R. 5399), H2041 [22MR]

——— support officers and employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and denounce efforts to abolish agency (see H. Res. 990), H6111 [11JY]

Dept. of Justice: provide full access to certain documents relative to congressional investigations of prosecutorial and investigatory decisions in Dept. of Justice and FBI investigation of 2016 election (see H. Res. 970), H5978 [28JN]

——— reauthorize Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program Secure Our Schools grant program (see H.R. 4909), H1610 [14MR]

Dept. of State: clarify certain responsibilities of the Global Engagement Center (see H.R. 5681), H3931 [10MY]

——— extend President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) (see H.R. 6651), H9460 [30OC]

——— require reports on religious intolerance in Saudi Arabian educational materials (see H.R. 4549), H1179 [14FE]

Dept. of the Interior: establish National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, BLM, and Bureau of Indian Education (see H.R. 6510), H9526 [14NO]

Dept. of the Treasury: make available an online tax calculator to estimate the change in an individual’s income tax liability made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (see H.R. 4780), H168 [11JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: increase certain veteran funeral benefits (see H.R. 1212), H3835 [8MY]

Drugs: increase number of cannabis manufacturers registered under Controlled Substances Act for legitimate research purposes and allow VA health care providers to recommend federally-approved cannabis clinical trials (see H.R. 5634), H3705 [26AP]

——— require a group health plan to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol (see H.R. 2077), H3743 [27AP]

FDA: grant authority to modify predicate/grandfather date for regulation of certain newly deemed tobacco products and provide for regulation of vapor product batteries and vapor products (see H.R. 1136), H2043 [22MR]

FERC: bolster fairness and transparency in consideration of interstate natural gas pipelines and provide for greater public input opportunities (see H.R. 2893), H784 [5FE]

Foreign policy: support continued cooperation with Israel, ensure adequate capabilites to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, and support stability and safety in the Middle East (see H. Res. 785), H6590 [19JY]

Freedom of religion: affirm importance as a fundamental human right (see H. Con. Res. 126), H5975 [28JN]

Gleason, Stephen M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 5499), H10337 [19DE]

Health: authorize use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law (see H.R. 878), H737 [2FE]

——— ensure safety measures are utilized in the interest of public health security relative to labeling and transporting human tissue specimens or collection of specimens into interstate commerce (see H.R. 2022), H3746 [1MY]

Immigration: provide that any alien who has been convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors, is deportable (see H.R. 5653), H3741 [27AP]

Indianapolis (U.S.S.): award a Congressional Gold Medal to the crew (see H.R. 4107), H9511 [13NO]

Iran: condemn state-sponsored terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and officials and Iranian dissidents and recognize right of Iranian people to establish a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic (see H. Res. 1034), H8728 [13SE]

——— impose sanctions against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (see H.R. 5132), H3931 [10MY]

Israel: authorize military assistance, support ability to address conventional and emerging threats, and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest (see H.R. 5141), H3936 [11MY]

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of: promote freedom of information and democracy through provision of new technologies, improved content, and greater access of information (see H.R. 2397), H629 [25JA]

Medicare: extend transition to new payment rates for durable medical equipment and update budget neutrality requirement for oxygen (see H.R. 4229), H1477 [7MR]

——— provide coverage of pharmacist services in medically underserved areas (see H.R. 592), H1543 [13MR]

——— 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), H1699 [19MR]

Mongolia: promote trade with the U.S. by authorizing duty-free treatment for certain imports (see H.R. 6636), H8728 [13SE]

National Ectodermal Dysplasias Week: designate (see H. Res. 464), H405 [16JA]

National Law Enforcement Museum: mint coins in commemoration of opening (see H.R. 4732), H3835 [8MY]

Political campaigns: prohibit acceptance by political committees of online contributions from certain unverified sources (see H.R. 1341), H733 [30JA]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 864), H3742 [27AP]

Postal Service: restore financial solvency and improve governance in order to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail (see H.R. 756), H404 [16JA]

Public debt: recognize the national debt as a threat to national security, commit to restoring regular order in appropriations process, and call for passage of a balanced budget (see H. Res. 919), H4776 [5JN]

Public welfare programs: help individuals receiving assistance under means-tested welfare programs obtain self-sufficiency, provide spending information and limits on such programs, and prohibit Federal funding of abortions (see H.R. 2832), H19 [8JA]

Taxation: allow a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind (see H.R. 1734), H5649 [25JN]

——— establish a new tax credit for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing workforce training and education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary schools (see H.R. 5153), H9420 [5OC]

——— make certain bonuses tax free (see H.R. 5012), H1221 [20FE]

——— repeal excise tax on medical devices (see H.R. 184), H5363 [20JN]

U.S. International Development Finance Corp.: establish (see H.R. 5105), H3887 [9MY]

Venezuela: condemn deteriorating situation and resulting regional humanitarian crisis, affirm support for legitimate National Assembly and Supreme Court, and urge further regional action in support of democracy (see H. Res. 1006), H9153 [27SE]

Walker, Wyatt T.: tribute (see H. Res. 742), H1217 [16FE]

William & Mary: anniversary (see H. Res. 711), H733 [30JA]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Barbara Rose Johns Post Office, Farmville, VA: designate (see H.R. 6556), H7721 [26JY]

Dept. of HHS: provide assistance to States in complying with and implementing child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs to promote better protections for young children and family-centered responses (see H.R. 5890), H4284 [21MY]

GSA: transfer certain surplus computers and technology equipment to nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and distribution (see H.R. 6407), H6463 [17JY]

House Rules: prohibit consideration of legislation unless the text of the legislation which will be considered has been made publicly available in electronic form for a mandatory minimum review period (see H. Res. 801), H2042 [22MR] (see H. Res. 862), H3742 [27AP]

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of: call for release of abducted nationals, including those from Japan, return remains of deceased abductees, make reparations, and apologize and cease such abductions (see H. Res. 1123), H9431 [12OC]

Laos: condemn human rights violations against Hmong ChaoFa indigenous people (see H. Res. 992), H6174 [12JY]

Powell, Barbara R. Johns: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 5561), H3441 [18AP]

Constitutional authority statements

Barbara Rose Johns Post Office, Farmville, VA: designate (H.R. 6556), H7725 [26JY]

Dept. of HHS: provide assistance to States in complying with and implementing child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs to promote better protections for young children and family-centered responses (H.R. 5890), H4284 [21MY]

GSA: transfer certain surplus computers and technology equipment to nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and distribution (H.R. 6407), H6464 [17JY]

Powell, Barbara R. Johns: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (H.R. 5561), H3442 [18AP]

Remarks

Armed Forces: decision to withdraw from Syria, H10330, H10332 [19DE]

China: impact of increasing influence in global affairs, H544, H546 [18JA]

Dept. of HHS: provide assistance to States in complying with and implementing child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs to promote better protections for young children and family-centered responses (H.R. 5890), H5125, H5127 [13JN]

Dept. of Justice: provide full access to certain documents relative to congressional investigations of prosecutorial and investigatory decisions in Dept. of Justice and FBI investigation of 2016 election (H. Res. 970), H5839 [28JN]

FBI: use Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, solve and prevent crime, exonerate the innocent, and prevent DNA analysis backlog (S. 139), H156 [11JA]

Foreign policy: analysis of radical Islamic fundamentalism as new global threat, H9814–H9818 [10DE]

Graham, Billy: tribute (H.J. Res. 130), H1323 [27FE]

Immigration: reform (H.R. 4760), H1204, H1207 [15FE]

Intelligence services: improve foreign intelligence collection and safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence and extend authorities on searching certain communications, H156 [11JA]

Iran: condemn human rights violations and issue targeted sanctions, support antigovernment protesters and freedoms of speech, press, and assembly, and promote access to communications technology and social media (H. Res. 676), H66, H71 [9JA]

Middle East: assessment of U.S. foreign policy, H9814–H9818 [10DE]

——— religious persecution of Christians, H9815 [10DE]

National K9 Veterans Day: observance, H1534 [13MR]

Postal Service: restore financial solvency and improve governance in order to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail (H.R. 756), H397 [16JA]

——— restore financial solvency and improve governance in order to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail (H.R. 756), sponsorship, H1718 [20MR]

Powell, Barbara R. Johns: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (H.R. 5561), H9083 [26SE]

Privacy: clarify prohibition on warrantless searching of collections of communications for U.S. persons, H156 [11JA]

Supreme Court: decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, relative to segregated schools, H3563, H3564 [25AP]

U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office, Palmyra, VA: designate (H.R. 3183), H1352 [5MR]

Virginia: Barbara Johns Day observance, H3563, H3564 [25AP]

Votes: position on missed, E97• [25JA]

Remarks in House relative to

Leave of absence: granted, H9664 [27NO]