ALLRED, COLIN Z. (a Representative from Texas)

ALLRED, COLIN Z. (a Representative from Texas)

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 2500), H5542 [10JY]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abortion: limit restrictions on provision of abortion services to protect a women’s right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy and protect health providers ability to provide reproductive services (see H.R. 2975), H4162 [23MY]

Animals: outlaw practice of animal crushing and production or distribution of any videos depicting such acts (see H.R. 724), H2102 [25FE]

——— prohibit issuance of licenses to certain individuals connected to dealers of dogs who have had licenses revoked (see H.R. 1002), H4065 [21MY]

Appropriations: provide for automatic continuing resolutions (see H.R. 834), H1282 [29JA]

Armed Forces: clarify that Congress has not provided authorization for use of military force against Iran (see H.R. 2829), H4066 [21MY]

——— oppose ban on transgender members, reject claims for basis of such ban, and urge Dept. of Defense to not reinstate the ban (see H. Res. 124), H2757 [18MR]

Business and industry: foster commercial relations with foreign countries and support American business interests abroad in the conduct of foreign policy (see H.R. 1704), H3442 [2MY]

CBO: submit daily reports during a Government shutdown on the economy and the cost of the shutdown to taxpayers (see H.R. 270), H280 [8JA]

Central America: support people and strengthen U.S. national security by addressing root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (see H.R. 2615), H4122 [22MY]

Charles W. Stenholm Post Office Building, Stamford, TX: designate (see H.R. 512), H518 [11JA]

China: condemn human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims and call for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities (see H.R. 649), H5260 [27JN]

——— remember victims of violent suppression of democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and call on China to respect universally recognized human rights of people living in China and around the world (see H. Res. 393), H4064 [21MY]

Chisholm, Shirley: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 1968), H2916 [28MR]

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

Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys: establish (see H.R. 1636), H3963 [17MY]

Courts: eliminate mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust cases (see H.R. 1423), H2763 [21MR]

Crime: expedite disposition of animals seized in animal fighting or gambling cases to reduce time animals are held in shelters and require claimants to be responsible for cost of animal care (see H.R. 1228), H5260 [27JN]

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 Defense: support F–35 Joint Strike Fighter Program (see H. Res. 177), H2648 [11MR]

Dept. of Education: develop a manual of common procedures and policies for companies that service or collect student loans (see H.R. 3519), H5201 [26JN]

——— expand Federal Pell Grant Program eligibility to short-term job training programs (see H.R. 3497), H7484 [30JY]

——— make grants to educational organizations for Holocaust educational programs (see H.R. 943), H3963 [17MY]

——— provide for long-term improvement of public school facilities (see H.R. 865), H1363 [5FE]

——— require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing incidents (see H.R. 662), H717 [17JA]

Dept. of Energy: reauthorize Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (see H.R. 2088), H3792 [14MY]

Dept. of HHS: extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs (see H.R. 728), H5775 [12JY]

——— increase number of permanent faculty in palliative care at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, and promote education in palliative care and hospice (see H.R. 647), H4697 [13JN]

——— prohibit health insurance providers from imposing cost-sharing requirements or treatment limitations for diagnostic examinations for breast cancer that are less favorable than those for screening examinations (see H.R. 2428), H3403 [1MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: establish Joint Threat Assessment and Management Task Force to make recommendations on developing a national strategy to prevent targeted violence (see H.R. 838), H7471 [25JY]

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

——— extend authorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (see H.R. 1327), H2587 [7MR]

Dept. of Labor: enter into contracts with industry intermediaries for purposes of promoting the development of and access to apprenticeships in the technology sector (see H.R. 1733), H4011 [20MY]

Dept. of State: ban foreigners who have committed gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals from entering the U.S. (see H.R. 3252), H4920 [19JN]

——— establish Assistant Sec. of State for Energy Resources (see H.R. 2046), H4011 [20MY]

Dept. of Transportation: require development of public transportation operations safety risk reduction programs to improve transit worker and pedestrian safety (see H.R. 1139), H3285 [25AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of certain per diem grant amounts (see H.R. 95), H1244 [28JA]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for diseases associated with herbicide exposure for certain veterans who served offshore of Vietnam (see H.R. 299), H2235 [26FE]

——— reimburse veterans for cost of emergency medical transportation to a Federal facility (see H.R. 3350), H7244 [23JY]

——— 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), H3406 [1MY]

——— revise mission statement to be more inclusive of women veterans and surviving family members (see H.R. 3010), H4164 [23MY]

Disabled: prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports (see H.R. 555), H678 [16JA]

Disasters: require search and rescue dogs to be treated in the same manner as seeing-eye dogs relative to protections for travel, lodging, and dining services in disaster areas (see H.R. 2623), H5261 [27JN]

Discrimination: prohibit on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity (see H.R. 5), H2714 [13MR]

District of Columbia: statehood (see H.R. 51), H1172 [23JA]

Egypt: enact reforms to ensure Coptic Christians have the same rights and opportunities as other Egyptian citizens and take steps to end attacks on Christians (see H. Res. 49), H3102 [4AP]

Elections: constitutional amendment on contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections (see H.J. Res. 2), H1351 [4FE]

——— expose and deter unlawful and subversive foreign interference in Federal elections (see H.R. 3501), H5826 [15JY]

——— prohibit individuals from knowingly deceiving others about the time, place, eligibility, or procedures of participating in a Federal election for the purpose of deterring an individual from voting (see H.R. 3281), H4920 [19JN]

Emancipation National Historic Trail: designate (see H.R. 434), H4345 [5JN]

FAA: provide funding from Airport and Airway Trust Fund for FAA activities in the event of a Government shutdown (see H.R. 1108), H2103 [25FE]

FCC: clarify prohibitions on making robocalls (see H.R. 3375), H5586 [10JY]

——— restore Open Internet Order and its net neutrality protections (see H.R. 1644), H3102 [4AP]

FDA: prevent human health threats posed by consumption of equines raised in the U.S. (see H.R. 961), H4217 [3JN]

——— prohibit abusive delay tactics by pharmaceutical companies to block entry of generic drugs and biosimilar biological products from the market (see H.R. 965), H3102 [4AP]

——— require labels of drugs that contain an ingredient that is derived directly or indirectly from a gluten-containing grain to identify each such ingredient (see H.R. 2074), H4011 [20MY]

Federal employees: allow penalty-free distributions from retirement accounts in the case of Federal employees and certain Federal contractors impacted by the Federal Government shutdown (see H.R. 545), H600 [15JA]

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), H7378 [24JY]

Floyd H. Flake Federal Building, Queens, NY: designate (see H.R. 718), H3304 [29AP]

Foreign aid: prohibit application of restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations based on provision of certain health services (see H.R. 1055), H2756 [18MR]

Foreign policy: emphasize importance of foreign alliances and partnerships in advancing U.S. interests and security (see H. Res. 222), H3102 [4AP]

——— reaffirm importance of upholding democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in U.S. foreign policy (see H. Res. 221), H3131 [8AP]

Foreign trade: require congressional approval before the President can adjust imports in the interest of national security (see H.R. 940), H4349 [6JN]

France: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 63), H4627 [12JN]

Health: improve insurance access and affordability, strengthen protections for individuals with preexisting conditions, and terminate sale of short-term, limited duration insurance plans (see H.R. 1884), H2826 [26MR]

——— protect patients from surprise medical bills (see H.R. 3502), H5776 [12JY]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (see H.R. 693), H3406 [1MY]

Hunger: recognize importance of U.S. leadership to accelerate global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and support commitment of AID to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral nutrition strategy (see H. Res. 189), H7484 [30JY]

Immigration: authorize cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens known as Dreamers as well as for people covered by Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure (see H.R. 6), H2678 [12MR]

——— eliminate per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase per-country limitation for family-sponsored immigrants (see H.R. 1044), H3963 [17MY]

——— express that immigration makes the U.S. stronger, secure borders, condemn White supremacy and leaders who legitimize such ideology, deter domestic terrorism, and call for removal of extremist online content (see H. Res. 299), H3217 [9AP]

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), H3727 [10MY]

Iraq: support secure return of minority communities displaced by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (terrorist organization) and development of plan for stabilization and security of affected regions (see H. Res. 259), H5008 [20JN]

Israel: authorize military assistance, support ability to address conventional and emerging threats, and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest (see H.R. 1837), H2940 [1AP]

——— 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), H2940 [1AP]

Italy: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 64), H4627 [12JN]

Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (see H. Res. 450), H4918 [19JN]

Land and Water Conservation Fund: provide permanent, dedicated funding (see H.R. 3195), H7506 [16AU]

LeMond, Greg: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 3589), H5826 [15JY]

LGBTQ Equality Day: designate (see H. Res. 465), H5201 [26JN]

Lucas Lowe Post Office, Hardin, TX: designate (see H.R. 1250), H2030 [14FE]

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: observance (see H. Res. 71), H1171 [23JA]

Medicaid: provide the same level of Federal matching assistance for every State that chooses to expand coverage to newly eligible individuals, regardless of when such expansion takes place (see H.R. 584), H673 [16JA]

Medicare: provide coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment (see H.R. 1948), H3267 [12AP]

——— recognize certain certified diabetes educators as certified providers for purposes of outpatient diabetes self-management training services (see H.R. 1840), H7493 [6AU]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (see H.R. 1570), H2919 [28MR]

Members of Congress: suspend salary during any period in which automatic continuing appropriations are in effect (see H.R. 834), H1282 [29JA]

Merit Systems Protection Board: extend right of appeal to certain Postal Service employees (see H.R. 597), H4345 [5JN]

Mexico: promote bilateral tourism through cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico (see H.R. 951), H3259 [10AP]

Middle East: support U.S. role in efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution (see H. Res. 326), H4391 [10JN]

NAACP: anniversary (see H. Res. 154), H2271 [27FE]

NASA: award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden and posthumously to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson for contributions during the ‘‘Space Race’’ (see H.R. 1396), H3729 [10MY]

National and Community Service Administration: establish (see H.R. 3464), H5165 [25JN]

National Park Service: establish, fund, and provide for use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog (see H.R. 1225), H5728 [11JY]

——— reauthorize Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program (see H.R. 870), H1332 [30JA]

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 1830), H3341 [30AP]

National security: recognize interdependence of diplomacy, development, and defense as critical to effective national security (see H. Res. 220), H3131 [8AP]

Native Americans: protect voting rights by increasing access and boosting registration, education, and election participation in tribal communities and eliminating discriminatory barriers (see H.R. 1694), H2679 [12MR]

——— restore opportunity for tribal economic development by the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribe on terms that are equal and fair (see H.R. 759), H3101 [4AP]

NATO: reaffirm U.S. commitment to transatlantic security and stability and recognize that U.S. leadership is vital to NATO’s core tasks of collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security (see H. Res. 291), H3220 [9AP]

Overton, Richard A.: tribute (see H. Res. 37), H518 [11JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: establish Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market (see H.R. 1425), H2797 [25MR]

——— repeal excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (see H.R. 748), H2587 [7MR]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 2977), H4162 [23MY]

Political ethics: prohibit use of funds for official travel of Members of Congress and executive branch employees and other activities during any period in which automatic continuing appropriations are in effect (see H.R. 834), H1282 [29JA]

Postal Service: ensure continuation of 6-day mail delivery service (see H. Res. 54), H4345 [5JN]

——— ensure continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers (see H. Res. 23), H4390 [10JN]

——— ensure that the Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization (see H. Res. 33), H2682 [12MR]

——— repeal requirement to prepay future retirement benefits (see H.R. 2382), H4345 [5JN]

Saudi Arabia: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and service (see H.J. Res. 62), H4698 [13JN]

——— disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 61, 64), H4627 [12JN]

Smithsonian Institution: establish a comprehensive women’s history museum (see H.R. 1980), H6001 [17JY]

Social Security: repeal Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions (see H.R. 141), H3406 [1MY]

Spain: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 64), H4627 [12JN]

Sudan: condemn attacks on peaceful protesters and support immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government (see H. Res. 432), H4629 [12JN]

Taxation: extend exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payments of qualified education loans (see H.R. 1043), H3791 [14MY]

——— increase and make child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, index credits for inflation, and set up advance payments on a monthly basis (see H.R. 1560), H2503 [6MR]

——— restore incentives for investments in qualified improvement property (see H.R. 1869), H3729 [10MY]

——— treat certain military survivor benefits as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax (see H.R. 2481), H4122 [22MY]

Transportation Security Administration: ensure aviation security fees are used to finance costs of aviation security screening by repealing requirement that a portion of such fees be deposited into the Treasury (see H.R. 1171), H2587 [7MR]

Trump, President: terminate declared national emergency to obtain funding for construction of a continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border (see H.J. Res. 46), H2046 [22FE]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (see H.R. 9), H3129 [8AP]

United Arab Emirates: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 62), H4698 [13JN] (see H.J. Res. 63), H4627 [12JN]

United Kingdom: disapprove sale of certain defense articles and services (see H.J. Res. 61, 63, 64), H4627 [12JN]

Veterans: increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans (see H.R. 1200), H3792 [14MY]

Vietnamese Conflict: commend Korean and Korean-American veterans for service to the U.S. (see H. Res. 404), H4164 [23MY]

Voting: require States to permit individuals to register to vote in an election for Federal office on the date of the election (see H.R. 1438), H2506 [6MR]

——— revise criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to certain protections against racial discrimination in voting (see H.R. 4), H2232 [26FE]

Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic, Odessa, TX: designate (see H.R. 2334), H3342 [30AP]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to women who joined the workforce to provide vehicles, weaponry, and ammunition to win the war and were referred to as ‘‘Rosie the Riveter’’ (see H.R. 1773), H7157 [19JY]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Dept. of Justice: condemn invalidation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions on preexisting conditions and other health coverage and reverse position in Texas v. U.S. (see H. Res. 271), H2923 [29MR]

Dept. of Transportation: improve Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (TIFIA) Program (see H.R. 2475), H3438 [2MY]

——— repeal a rescission of funds in Federal-aid highway program contract authority (see H.R. 3612), H5269 [2JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans (see H.R. 2752), H3841 [15MY]

House of Representatives: authorize the Speaker to intervene in Texas v. U.S., and any appellate proceedings (see H. Res. 14), H211 [3JA]

Voting: require State notification of voters of polling place changes and make reasonable accommodations to voters who go to previously assigned voting locations (see H.R. 1504), H2366 [5MR]

Constitutional authority statements

Dept. of Transportation: improve Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (TIFIA) Program (H.R. 2475), H3441 [2MY]

——— repeal a rescission of funds in Federal-aid highway program contract authority (H.R. 3612), H5269 [2JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans (H.R. 2752), H3842 [15MY]

Voting: require State notification of voters of polling place changes and make reasonable accommodations to voters who go to previously assigned voting locations (H.R. 1504), H2368 [5MR]

Remarks

Congress: accomplishments of the 116th Congress, H3194 [9AP]

Dallas, TX: tribute to Highland Park High School football team, E36• [11JA]

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 (H.R. 1), H3194 [9AP]

Dept. of Justice: condemn invalidation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions on preexisting conditions and other health coverage and reverse position in Texas v. U.S. (H. Res. 271), H2957 [2AP]

Economy: impact of tariffs, H4339 [5JN]

Garland, TX: tribute to Carver Senior Center, E889• [10JY]

House of Representatives: appreciation of opportunity to serve, H3194 [9AP]

——— authorize the Speaker to intervene in Texas v. U.S., and any appellate proceedings, H342 [9JA]

——— tribute to new Members, H3194 [9AP]

House Rules: amend and adopt (H. Res. 6), H342 [9JA]

Insurance: ensure health coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions, H342 [9JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, H342 [9JA]

Pharmaceuticals: implement strategy to reduce prescription drug prices, H3464 [7MY]

Racial relations: reject White nationalism and White supremacy (H. Res. 41), H577 [15JA]

Rowlett, TX: tribute to Life Message Veterans Resource & Outreach Center, E366• [28MR]

Votes: position on missed, H1418• [7FE], H1481• [8FE], H1505• [11FE], H1556•, H1558• [13FE], H2024• [14FE]

Remarks in House relative to

Allred, Jordan E.: tribute to birth, E199 [25FE]

Tributes

English, Ressie Davis, E86• [24JA]

Rawlings, Mike, H4779 [19JN]