ARMSTRONG, KELLY (a Representative from North Dakota)

ARMSTRONG, KELLY (a Representative from North Dakota)

Amendments

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

Depts. of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, HUD, and VA, FDA, EPA, science, and military construction: making appropriations (H.R. 3055), H5052 [24JN]

Appointments

Committee on the Climate Crisis (House, Select), H2319 [4MR]

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]

——— protect lives of born and unborn persons (see H.R. 616), H4697 [13JN]

——— protect pain-capable unborn children (see H.R. 784), H2047 [22FE]

——— 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), H1394 [6FE]

Alcoholic beverages: reform taxation (see H.R. 1175), H5775 [12JY]

American Legion: allow determination of membership requirements (see H.R. 1641), H3305 [29AP]

Armed Forces: authorize concurrent use of Dept. of Defense Tuition Assistance and Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve education benefits by members of the National Guard and Reserves (see H.R. 2952), H4161 [23MY]

——— 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), H2887 [27MR]

Bankruptcy: clarify definition of the term ‘‘family farmer’’ (see H.R. 2336), H3274 [18AP]

Committee on Oversight and Reform (House): submit official transcript of testimony by Michael Cohen to Dept. of Justice to aid in investigation and possible prosecution for false testimony (see H. Res. 304), H3256 [10AP]

Correctional institutions: provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner (see H.R. 4018), H7560 [9SE]

Crime: require automatic sealing of certain minor nonviolent criminal records (see H.R. 2348), H4066 [21MY]

Democracy: recognize vital importance in the U.S. and encourage State and local governments to help individuals reflect on contributions of democracy to a free and stable world (see H. Res. 513), H7241 [23JY]

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), H4388 [10JN]

Dept. of Defense: develop and implement a plan to provide chiropractic health care services and benefits as part of the TRICARE program (see H.R. 344), H2587 [7MR]

Dept. of HHS: authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing a 2-fiscal-year budget authority (see H.R. 1135), H3259 [10AP]

——— authorize State Opioid Response Grants and Tribal Opioid Response Grants programs (see H.R. 2466), H3404 [1MY]

——— ensure doctors have access to patients’ treatment history to prevent addiction relapses or harmful drug interactions and protect confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records (see H.R. 2062), H3305 [29AP]

——— prohibit certain research on human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion (see H.R. 573), H7707 [12SE]

——— provide for participation of physical therapists in National Health Service Corps loan repayment program (see H.R. 2802), H4920 [19JN]

——— provide full-year appropriations for Indian Health Service in the event of a partial lapse in appropriations (see H.R. 195), H1218 [25JA]

Dept. of Homeland Security: conduct a collective response to a terrorism exercise that includes management of cascading effects on critical infrastructure during times of extreme cold weather (see H.R. 3669), H5583 [10JY]

——— establish minimum staffing levels of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers along U.S. northern border (see H.R. 4276), H7756 [17SE]

Dept. of Justice: reauthorize DNA Backlog Reduction Program (S. 820), consideration (see H. Res. 634), H8198 [16OC]

——— review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing and murdered Native Americans (see H.R. 2733), H3789 [14MY]

Dept. of the Interior: empower States to manage development and production of oil and gas on Federal land, distribute Outer Continental Shelf energy leasing revenues to coastal States, and promote alternative energy (see H.R. 4294), H8057 [26SE]

Dept. of Transportation: exempt certain motor carriers involved in agricultural business from electronic logging device mandates (see H.R. 1698), H3407 [1MY]

——— exempt certain small trucking operations from electronic logging device mandates (see H.R. 1697), H3407 [1MY]

——— 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]

——— modify hours of service requirements relative to transportation of certain live animals (see H.R. 487), H5728 [11JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of certain per diem grant amounts (see H.R. 95), H2681 [12MR]

——— furnish hyperbaric oxygen therapy to veterans with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder (see H.R. 4370), H7772 [18SE]

——— improve oversight of contracts awarded to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans (see H.R. 561), H7483 [30JY]

——— provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide and coordinate suicide prevention services for veterans at risk of suicide and veteran families (see H.R. 3495), H7560 [9SE]

——— 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]

——— reimburse veterans for cost of emergency medical transportation to a Federal facility (see H.R. 3350), H7560 [9SE]

——— 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), H2647 [11MR]

Depts. of the Interior and Agriculture: develop domestic sources of minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness of the U.S. (see H.R. 2531), H3683 [9MY]

Doherty, Glen: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 587), H7597 [10SE]

Drugs: allow State and tribal regulation of marijuana, maintain application of certain criminal offenses relative to marijuana, prohibit its sale to individuals under 21, and study effects of legalization (see H.R. 2093), H3099 [4AP]

FBI: require National Instant Criminal Background Check System notification of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of firearm transfer denials by reason of illegal or unlawful presence in the U.S. (see H.R. 1397), H2270 [27FE]

Federal agencies and departments: provide that children of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be preference eligible for appointment in the civil service (see H.R. 3938), H7376 [24JY]

——— provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law (see H.R. 3972), H7462 [25JY]

Financial institutions: create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to legitimate marijuana-related businesses (see H.R. 1595), H3341 [30AP]

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), H2100 [25FE]

Fraternal organizations: recognize benefits provided by tax-exempt fraternal benefit societies to their members and communities (see H. Con. Res. 27), H7484 [30JY]

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), H4121 [22MY]

Immigration: close loopholes in immigration laws that serve as incentives to aliens to attempt to enter the U.S. unlawfully (see H.R. 586), H3276 [18AP]

——— designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in U.S. elections as inadmissible and deportable aliens (see H.R. 3442), H5075 [24JN]

——— eliminate per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase per-country limitation for family-sponsored immigrants (see H.R. 1044), H2103 [25FE]

Insurance: require group and individual health insurance coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect (see H.R. 1379), H3341 [30AP]

——— require health insurance providers to cover oral cancer drugs on terms no less favorable than for cancer medications administered by a health care provider (see H.R. 1730), H4349 [6JN]

Israel: authorize military assistance, support ability to address conventional and emerging threats, and enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest (see H.R. 1837), H5270 [2JY]

——— 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]

Labor unions: protect the free choice of individual employees relative to participation in labor organizations (see H.R. 1855), H2919 [28MR]

Medicaid: authorize States to provide ‘‘swipe cards’’ to recipients with funds designated for medical expenses, provide earned income tax credit for unused funds, and enroll patients in a catastrophic plan (see H.R. 2715), H3788 [14MY]

Medicare: ensure more timely access to home health services for beneficiaries (see H.R. 2150), H3407 [1MY]

——— improve Medicare Advantage prior authorization process through common-sense transparency, electronic adoption, and an analysis of items and services subject to prior authorization (see H.R. 3107), H8200 [16OC]

——— permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes (see H.R. 808), H7559 [9SE]

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

——— provide for direct payment to physician assistants (see H.R. 1052), H7707 [12SE]

——— remove physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services (see H.R. 1041), H3341 [30AP]

——— 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]

Monopolies: make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal (see H.R. 948), H5775 [12JY]

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), H2043 [19FE]

National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week: designate (see H. Res. 104), H1465 [7FE]

Native Americans: allow tribal grant school employees to participate in Federal Employee Health Benefits program and Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (see H.R. 895), H7483 [30JY]

——— clarify rights of Indians and tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act (see H.R. 779), H4314 [4JN]

——— provide advance appropriations authority for certain accounts of BIA and Indian Health Service (see H.R. 1128), H3259 [10AP]

OMB: reclassify public safety telecommunicators (9-1-1 operators and dispatchers) as ‘‘protective service occupations’’ within the Standard Occupational Classification system (see H.R. 1629), H3503 [8MY]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: delay reimposition of annual fee on health insurance providers (see H.R. 1398), H3271 [15AP]

——— repeal excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (see H.R. 748), H2043 [19FE]

Public debt: recognize the national debt as a threat to national security and commit to restoring regular order in appropriations process and addressing the fiscal crisis (see H. Res. 149), H2234 [26FE]

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), H8103 [8OC] (see H. Res. 630), H8201 [16OC]

Smith, Sean: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 587), H7597 [10SE]

Social Security: eliminate waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (see H.R. 1407), H2828 [26MR]

Stevens, J. Christopher: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 587), H7597 [10SE]

Taxation: extend exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payments of qualified education loans (see H.R. 1043), H4772 [18JN]

——— 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), H7837 [19SE]

——— modify qualifying advanced coal project credit (see H.R. 1796), H2744 [14MR]

——— permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit (see H.R. 510), H2923 [29MR]

——— repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see H.R. 218), H5077 [24JN]

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

——— treat certain military survivor benefits as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax (see H.R. 2481), H4011 [20MY]

Tobacco products: apply requirements relative to delivery sales of cigarettes to delivery sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems to prevent online purchase of e-cigarettes and accessories by children (see H.R. 3942), H7376 [24JY]

——— clarify FDA jurisdiction over certain tobacco products and protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing, and distribution of cigars (see H.R. 1854), H5913 [16JY]

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

Wildlife: establish a grant program for research on chronic wasting disease (see H.R. 2081), H3477 [7MY]

Women: mint coins in commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution providing for women’s suffrage (see H.R. 2423), H7904 [24SE]

Woods, Tyrone: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 587), H7597 [10SE]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Dept. of Justice: authorize Justice Reinvestment Initiative grant program (see H.R. 3081), H4312 [4JN]

Infrastructure: improve Federal permitting processes for certain projects (see H.R. 3671), H5583 [10JY]

North Dakota: redesignate Sullys Hill National Game Preserve as White Horse Hill National Game Preserve (see H.R. 3755), H5824 [15JY]

——— repeal legislation to confer jurisdiction over offenses committed by or against Indians on Devils Lake Indian Reservation to the State (see H.R. 3831), H7149 [18JY]

Constitutional authority statements

Dept. of Justice: authorize Justice Reinvestment Initiative grant program (H.R. 3081), H4313 [4JN]

Infrastructure: improve Federal permitting processes for certain projects (H.R. 3671), H5584 [10JY]

North Dakota: redesignate Sullys Hill National Game Preserve as White Horse Hill National Game Preserve (H.R. 3755), H5825 [15JY]

——— repeal legislation to confer jurisdiction over offenses committed by or against Indians on Devils Lake Indian Reservation to the State (H.R. 3831), H7151 [18JY]

Remarks

Bureau of the Census: proposed use of questions on citizenship, nationality, or immigration status in a decennial census, H5949 [17JY]

Courts: clarify that provisions to eliminate mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust cases shall not prohibit option of voluntary arbitration between consenting parties, H7851 [20SE]

——— eliminate mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust cases (H.R. 1423), H7842, H7843, H7844, H7845, H7846, H7847, H7851 [20SE]

Dept. of Homeland Security: limit number of detainees held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, H1508 [11FE]

Dept. of Justice: reauthorize DNA Backlog Reduction Program (S. 820), H7917 [25SE], H8002 [26SE]

——— require Federal law enforcement agencies report on cases of missing or murdered Indians (H.R. 4289), H8180 [16OC]

——— review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing and murdered Native Americans (H.R. 2733), H8180 [16OC]

House of Representatives: find Attorney General Barr and Sec. of Commerce Ross in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued (H. Res. 497), H5949 [17JY]

Immigration: making supplemental appropriations for border security and necessary expenses associated with significant rise in unaccompanied alien children (H.R. 3401), consideration of Senate amendment (H. Res. 466), H5235 [27JN]

——— making supplemental appropriations for border security and necessary expenses associated with significant rise in unaccompanied alien children (H.R. 3401), unanimous-consent request, H5235 [27JN]

——— proposed construction of continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border, H1508 [11FE]

——— secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico, H1508 [11FE]

Native Americans: recognize crisis of violence against Native women, H8180 [16OC]

North Dakota State University: tribute to football team, H582 [15JA]

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 (H.R. 9), H3332 [30AP]

Votes: position on missed, H3362• [1MY], H4788• [19JN], E980• [24JY]

Tributes

Aas, Lynn, E766• [13JN]

Myrdal, Rosemarie, E648• [21MY]

Schafer, Irene, E616• [16MY]