ABRAHAM, RALPH LEE (a Representative from Louisiana)

ABRAHAM, RALPH LEE (a Representative from Louisiana)

Amendments

Depts. of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, HUD, and VA, FDA, EPA, science, and military construction: making appropriations (H.R. 3055), H4941, H4963 [20JN], H5012 [21JN]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abortion: commemorate anniversary of, and express that the Mexico City policy relative to limiting U.S. foreign aid from being spent on promotion or provision of abortion services, should be permanently codified (see H. Con. Res. 58), H7500 [13AU]

——— ensure that a woman seeking a chemical abortion is informed that it may be possible to reverse the intended effects of the abortion if the woman changes her mind (see H.R. 2010), H3102 [4AP]

——— prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable (see H.R. 490), H517 [11JA]

——— prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in government activities (see H.R. 2014), H2938 [1AP]

——— prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex (see H.R. 2373), H3283 [25AP]

——— prohibit dismemberment abortions (see H.R. 956), H1349 [4FE]

——— prohibit Federal funding to entities that do not certify they will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, abortions (see H.R. 833), H1282 [29JA]

——— prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (see H.R. 20), H715 [17JA]

——— protect lives of born and unborn persons (see H.R. 616), H721 [17JA]

——— protect pain-capable unborn children (see H.R. 784), H1211 [24JA]

——— require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (see H.R. 962), H1361 [5FE]

American Farm Bureau Federation: anniversary of national convention (see H. Res. 45), H2587 [7MR]

Animals: outlaw practice of animal crushing and production or distribution of any videos depicting such acts (see H.R. 724), H7378 [24JY]

Armed Forces: remove prohibition on eligibility for TRICARE Reserve Select of members of Reserve components who are eligible to enroll in certain health benefits plans (see H.R. 613), H1350 [4FE]

Budget: constitutional amendment to require balanced (see H.J. Res. 22), H284 [8JA]

Capital punishment: provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty relative to killing law enforcement officers or first responders (see H.R. 99), H8199 [16OC]

Charities: allow charitable organizations to make statements on political campaigns if such statements are made in the ordinary course of carrying out its tax-exempt purpose (see H.R. 949), H2036 [14FE]

Coastal zones: reduce permitting delays due to Marine Mammal Protection Act regulations by clarifying associated procedures to increase economic development and support coastal restoration programs (see H.R. 3424), H5036 [21JN]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: bring into the regular appropriations process (see H.R. 969), H1361 [5FE]

Corps of Engineers: ensure right of individuals to carry firearms at water resources development projects (see H.R. 664), H1173 [23JA]

Courts: eliminate effect on constitutionally protected expression of religion by Federal, State, and local officials from threat of litigants seeking damages and attorney’s fees (see H.R. 1269), H2031 [14FE]

Crime: prohibit unlawful disposal in landfills or navigable waters of fetal remains resulting from an abortion (see H.R. 671), H718 [17JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow certain producers who harvest or graze covered crops planted as a result of a prevent planting to be eligible for certain crop insurance (see H.R. 3183), H4774 [18JN]

Dept. of Education: allow parents of eligible military dependent children to redirect a portion of their per pupil Impact Aid Program allocations to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (see H.R. 1605), H5077 [24JN]

——— provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program (see H.R. 1554), H4175 [28MY]

Dept. of Energy: remove prohibitions on the exportation and importation of natural gas (see H.R. 2248), H3276 [18AP]

Dept. of HHS: prohibit certain research on human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion (see H.R. 437), H7378 [24JY] (see H.R. 573), H601 [15JA]

——— prohibit Federal family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions (see H.R. 296), H282 [8JA]

Dept. of Justice: extend authorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (see H.R. 1327), H4629 [12JN]

Dept. of the Treasury: abolish Federal Insurance Office (see H.R. 1862), H4345 [5JN]

Dept. of Transportation: clarify definition of agricultural commodities relative to motor carrier safety regulations (see H.R. 1673), H2988 [2AP]

——— extend I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi (see H.R. 2220), H3253 [10AP]

——— issue regulations allowing qualified drivers under the age of 21 who complete a vehicle operation and mentor-apprentice training program to move freight across State lines (see H.R. 1374), H5203 [26JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy (see H.R. 4305), H8299 [21OC]

——— increase certain veteran funeral benefits (see H.R. 497), H721 [17JA]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for diseases associated with herbicide exposure for certain veterans who served offshore of Vietnam (see H.R. 299), H2756 [18MR]

——— repeal requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation (see H.R. 553), H2035 [14FE]

Education: recognize importance of career and technical education in preparing students to enter the workforce (see H. Res. 551), H7867 [20SE]

FAA: provide funding from Airport and Airway Trust Fund for FAA activities in the event of a Government shutdown (see H.R. 1108), H4181 [30MY]

FCC: improve enforcement and enhance penalties for violations involving illegal robocalls (see H.R. 2015), H4066 [21MY]

——— require multichannel video programming distributors to carry rural video programming (see H.R. 2682), H5039 [21JN]

FDA: improve regulation of abortion drugs by prohibiting approval of new drugs, preventing labeling changes of existing drugs, and preventing providers from dispensing drugs remotely, by mail, or telemedicine (see H.R. 4399), H7834 [19SE]

FEMA: allow repair, expansion, and construction without elevation, of agricultural structures located in special flood hazard zones under the National Flood Insurance Program (see H.R. 830), H2102 [25FE]

Firearms: enhance penalties for certain thefts of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee and establish a Mass Violence Prevention Center (see H.R. 1339), H2236 [26FE]

——— facilitate establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States (see H.R. 1222), H3276 [18AP]

——— permit States to provide reciprocal treatment for carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents (see H.R. 38), H202 [3JA]

——— remove silencers from definition of firearms relative to taxation, registration, and transfer laws (see H.R. 155), H206 [3JA]

——— update certain procedures applicable to commerce in firearms and remove certain Federal restrictions on interstate firearms transactions (see H.R. 2443), H3403 [1MY]

Foreign aid: prohibit assistance to nonprofits, foreign nongovernmental organizations, and quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions (see H.R. 661), H4065 [21MY]

Green New Deal: express that implementation would negatively impact civil liberties and the economy, many proposals are unrelated to climate change, and it would usher in socialist policies (see H. Res. 398), H4119 [22MY]

Health: protect patients from surprise medical bills (see H.R. 3502), H7153 [18JY]

Historic buildings and sites: provide for public and private sector partnerships to preserve, conserve, and enhance visitor experiences at significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War (see H.R. 307), H282 [8JA]

Immigration: ensure State and local compliance with all Federal immigration detainers on aliens in custody (see H.R. 2988), H4773 [18JN]

——— streamline application process for H–2A employers to meet labor needs of agricultural communities (see H.R. 3319), H5266 [28JN]

Insurance: require group and individual health insurance coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect (see H.R. 1379), H4390 [10JN]

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. 374), H3964 [17MY]

Israel: authorize military assistance, support ability to address conventional and emerging threats, and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest (see H.R. 1837), H3682 [9MY]

——— oppose global boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, urge negotiated solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and support U.S.-Israel scientific and technological cooperation in civilian areas (see H. Res. 246), H3102 [4AP]

Jews: reject anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred (see H. Res. 72), H1587 [13FE]

Medicaid: prohibit Federal funding for administrative costs of providing health benefits to individuals who are unauthorized immigrants (see H.R. 2856), H4063 [21MY]

——— require States report abortion data to CDC to receive certain family planning funding (see H.R. 3580), H7162 [22JY]

Medicare: improve home health payment reforms (see H.R. 2573), H3500 [8MY]

——— permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes (see H.R. 808), H2035 [14FE]

——— provide coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment (see H.R. 1948), H3792 [14MY]

——— require drug price concessions, incentive payments, and adjustments to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D (see H.R. 1034), H7161 [22JY]

Middle East: recognize Israel’s sovereignty over, and promote and conduct joint projects on, Golan Heights, and ensure Syria faces consequences for killing civilians, ethnic cleansing, and use of weapons of mass destruction (see H.R. 1372), H2828 [26MR]

Motor vehicles: promote awareness of, and encourage collaboration and communication to engage in efforts to end, motorcycle profiling by law enforcement (see H. Res. 255), H4219 [3JN]

National Day of Prayer: anniversary (see H. Res. 334), H3340 [30AP]

National Law Enforcement Museum: mint coins in commemoration of opening (see H.R. 1865), H3260 [10AP]

NOAA: make certain changes to NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (see H.R. 2406), H5585 [10JY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: delay reimposition of annual fee on health insurance providers (see H.R. 1398), H8144 [15OC]

——— repeal excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (see H.R. 748), H3926 [16MY]

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.: provide for a moratorium on Federal funding relative to provision of abortion services and increase funding for other women’s health care service providers (see H.R. 369), H357 [9JA]

Radio: oppose new fees, taxes, royalties, or charges on local, over the air, radio stations (see H. Con. Res. 20), H2988 [2AP]

Religion: condemn global persecution of Christians or members of any faith and prioritize freedom of conscience and religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy consideration (see H. Res. 640), H8259 [18OC]

River Ridge, LA: tribute to Eastbank All-Stars Little League Baseball team (see H. Res. 547), H7535 [6SE]

Schiff, Representative: condemn and censure relative to remarks during hearing on whistleblower complaint against President Trump and alleged collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia (see H. Res. 604), H8098 [4OC] (see H. Res. 630), H8201 [16OC]

SEC: carry out a study with certain Federal agencies on accounting standards (see H.R. 3182), H5270 [2JY]

Social Security: eliminate waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (see H.R. 1407), H2270 [27FE]

——— repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see H.R. 141), H678 [16JA]

Taxation: allow for a credit against tax for placing in service qualified broadband property to expand the level of broadband service in a qualified rural census tract (see H.R. 3999), H7464 [25JY]

——— encourage retirement savings (see H.R. 1007), H2762 [21MR]

——— exclude from gross income certain amounts realized on the disposition of property raised or produced by a student farmer (see H.R. 1770), H2797 [25MR]

——— exclude from gross income interest received on certain loans secured by agricultural real property (see H.R. 1872), H5305 [9JY]

——— make permanent the deduction for qualified business income (see H.R. 216), H5304 [9JY]

——— modify definition of income for purposes of determining the tax-exempt status of certain mutual or cooperative telephone or electric companies (see H.R. 2147), H8113 [11OC]

——— modify rehabilitation credit for certain small projects, eliminate requirement that the taxpayer’s basis in a building be reduced by the amount of rehabilitation credit determined relative to such building (see H.R. 2825), H4172 [24MY]

——— permanently extend the new markets tax credit (see H.R. 1680), H3305 [29AP]

——— permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit (see H.R. 510), H1339 [30JA]

——— provide a special rule for certain casualty losses of uncut timber (see H.R. 1444), H3477 [7MY]

——— provide exclusion for assistance provided to certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness program participants (see H.R. 2746), H7666 [11SE]

——— provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of deduction for medical expenses (see H.R. 2742), H3840 [15MY]

——— repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see H.R. 218), H209 [3JA]

——— repeal excise tax on medical devices (see H.R. 2207), H3252 [10AP]

——— restore incentives for investments in qualified improvement property (see H.R. 1869), H5008 [20JN]

Turkey: impose sanctions relative to military offensive in Syria (see H.R. 4692), H8197 [16OC]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: issue depredation permits for taking of black vultures to livestock farmers to prevent harm to livestock (see H.R. 3655), H5302 [9JY]

Women: mint coins in commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution providing for women’s suffrage (see H.R. 2423), H8200 [16OC]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal to 23d Headquarters Special Troops known as the ‘‘Ghost Army’’ (see H.R. 2350), H8200 [16OC]

——— mint coins in honor of anniversary of end of war (see H.R. 3155), H4348 [6JN]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Dept. of Agriculture: treat certain planted soybean crops as harvested commodity crops under Market Facilitation Program (see H.R. 1238), H2030 [14FE]

Pelosi, Speaker: expel from the House of Representatives (see H. Res. 620), H8101 [8OC]

Power resources: express that production of oil and natural gas is critical to U.S. economy and national security, promote greater energy production and independence, and call for cooperation in addressing energy needs (see H. Res. 522), H7467 [25JY]

Public welfare programs: require State agencies to use Federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see H.R. 1495), H2365 [5MR]

Wildlife: authorize a special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose (see H.R. 837), H1282 [29JA]

Constitutional authority statements

Dept. of Agriculture: treat certain planted soybean crops as harvested commodity crops under Market Facilitation Program (H.R. 1238), H2033 [14FE]

Public welfare programs: require State agencies to use Federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (H.R. 1495), H2368 [5MR]

Wildlife: authorize a special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose (H.R. 837), H1284 [29JA]

Remarks

Abortion: require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (H.R. 962), H3065 [3AP]

——— require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (H.R. 962), unanimous-consent request, H3519 [9MY]

Army: combat development centers funding, H5014 [21JN]

Barksdale AFB, LA: Weapons Generation Facility construction funding, H5014 [21JN]

Dept. of the Interior: proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and notice of intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement plan funding, H4969 [20JN]

Depts. of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, HUD, and VA, FDA, EPA, science, and military construction: making appropriations (H.R. 3055), H4963, H4969 [20JN], H5014 [21JN]

House of Representatives: require all impeachment inquiry related hearings, interviews, communications, document production and examination, proceedings, and other related work shall be done in an open and public setting, H8378 [22OC]

National Donate Life Month: observance, H3065 [3AP]

Patriotism: importance, H5910 [16JY]

Pelosi, Speaker: expel from the House of Representatives (H. Res. 620), H8378 [22OC]

Trump, President: terminate declared national emergency to obtain funding for construction of a continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border (H.J. Res. 46), veto, H2809 [26MR]

Wildlife: special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose funding, H4963 [20JN]

Tributes

Andrews, Mason, H3065 [3AP]

Perry, John C., H3065 [3AP]

Ward, William H., H5590 [11JY]

Watson, Richard L., H5590 [11JY]