AGUILAR, PETE (a Representative from California)

AGUILAR, PETE (a Representative from California)

Appointments

Committee to escort the Speaker-elect to the Chair, H4 [3JA]

Conferee: H.J. Res. 31, Dept. of Homeland Security continuing appropriations, H1216 [25JA]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Agriculture: improve job opportunities, benefits, and security for undocumented alien farmworkers (see H.R. 641), H716 [17JA]

Animals: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally (see H.R. 689), H1393 [6FE]

——— outlaw the practice of animal crushing and production or distribution of any videos depicting such acts (see H.R. 724), H1170 [23JA]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: repeal oil and gas program (see H.R. 1146), H1517 [11FE]

Arizona: repeal land exchange with Resolution Copper Mining (company) (see H.R. 665), H718 [17JA]

Bears Ears National Monument: expand boundaries and ensure prompt engagement with the Bears Ears Commission and prompt implementation of the proclamation establishing the Monument (see H.R. 871), H1333 [30JA]

California Desert Conservation Area: provide for conservation, enhanced recreation opportunities, and development of renewable energy (see H.R. 376), H357 [9JA]

Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (see H.R. 7), H1331 [30JA]

Coast Guard: making continuing appropriations (see H.R. 421), H998 [22JA]

Congress: allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program beneficiaries to be congressional employees (see H.R. 668), H1519 [11FE]

Democracy: improve access to voting and protect election integrity, strengthen Government ethics laws, reform political campaign finance system, and support statehood for the District of Columbia (see H.R. 1), H361 [9JA]

Dept. of Education: provide for long-term improvement of public school facilities (see H.R. 865), H1332 [30JA]

Dept. of HHS: extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs (see H.R. 728), H1285 [29JA]

——— revise and extend projects relative to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs (see H.R. 1109), H1491 [8FE]

Dept. of Homeland Security: use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations (see H.R. 532), H543 [14JA]

Dept. of Justice: establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program (see H.R. 886), H1333 [30JA]

——— make grants to nonprofit organizations to offer legal assistance to certain aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients, and refugees (see H.R. 656), H717 [17JA]

——— require judicial review of executive branch ability to remove a special counsel (see H.R. 197), H208 [3JA]

Dept. of the Interior: permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of California (see H.R. 279), H281 [8JA]

Dept. of the Treasury: provide interest-free loans to Federal employees and District of Columbia employees affected by a Government shutdown (see H.R. 657), H717 [17JA]

Dept. of Transportation: require development of public transportation operations safety risk reduction programs to improve transit worker and pedestrian safety (see H.R. 1139), H1517 [11FE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify presumptions relating to exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam (see H.R. 299), H282 [8JA]

——— ensure children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of certain per diem grant amounts (see H.R. 95), H1464 [7FE]

——— enter into an agreement with Vallejo, CA, for transfer of Mare Island Naval Cemetery (see H.R. 578), H601 [15JA]

——— establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the U.S. merchant marine during World War II (see H.R. 154), H288 [8JA]

——— 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), H1363 [5FE]

District of Columbia: statehood (see H.R. 51), H288 [8JA]

Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections (see H.J. Res. 2), H361 [9JA]

Federal employees: protect Federal employees and contractors from foreclosures, evictions, loan defaults, property repossession, and other civil liabilties during a lapse in appropriations (see H.R. 588), H1218 [25JA]

Firearms: require a background check for every firearm sale (see H.R. 8), H545 [14JA]

Fish and fishing: prohibit sale of shark fins (see H.R. 737), H1171 [23JA]

Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on provision of certain health services (see H.R. 1055), H1459 [7FE]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 693), H1214 [24JA]

Immigration: eliminate per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase per-country limitation for family-sponsored immigrants (see H.R. 1044), H1458 [7FE]

——— limit separation of families at or near ports of entry (see H.R. 541), H543 [14JA]

Medicare: expand coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care (see H.R. 576), H601 [15JA]

Minimum wage: increase (see H.R. 582), H673 [16JA]

National Infrastructure Development Bank: establish (see H.R. 658), H717 [17JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (see H.R. 748), H1244 [28JA]

Postal Service: ensure continuation of 6-day mail delivery service (see H. Res. 54), H1244 [28JA]

——— ensure that the Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization (see H. Res. 33), H1285 [29JA]

Presidents of the U.S.: require disclosure of Federal income tax returns by Presidents and Vice Presidents and candidates for such offices (see H.R. 273), H1172 [23JA]

Public lands: protect Presidentially designated national monuments, establish National Monument Enhancement Fund, and designate certain lands in New Mexico and Nevada as wilderness (see H.R. 1050), H1459 [7FE]

Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office, Murrieta, CA: designate (see H.R. 646), H716 [17JA]

Social Security: protect system and improve benefits (see H.R. 860), H1331 [30JA]

——— repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see H.R. 141), H288 [8JA]

Transportation Security Administration: provide for the eligibility of employees to receive public safety officers’ death benefits (see H.R. 372), H357 [9JA]

Voting: require States to ensure individuals who provide identifying information to motor vehicle authorities are automatically registered to vote in Federal elections unless eligibility requirements are not met (see H.R. 645), H716 [17JA]

Women: constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 35), H1351 [4FE]

——— remove deadline for ratification of constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights (see H.J. Res. 38), H1336 [30JA]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal to 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) known as ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders’’ for bravery and service in the jungles of Burma (see H.R. 906), H1334 [30JA]

——— award a Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. merchant mariners of World War II (see H.R. 550), H678 [16JA]

Bills and resolutions introduced

BLM: allow a land exchange in San Bernardino County, CA, with San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (see H.R. 1067), H1460 [7FE]

Constitutional authority statements

BLM: allow a land exchange in San Bernardino County, CA, with San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (H.R. 1067), H1463 [7FE]

Remarks

Government: shutdown relative to budget process, H1195 [24JA]