AXNE, CYNTHIA (a Representative from Iowa)

AXNE, CYNTHIA (a Representative from Iowa)

Amendments

EPA: designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under CERCLA (H.R. 535), H141, H142 [9JA]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

African Americans: mint coins in commemoration of Negro Leagues baseball establishment anniversary (see H.R. 4104), H1439 [2MR]

Armed Forces: authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members who served honorably during the Cold War era (see H.R. 4807), H327 [16JA]

——— improve TRICARE program for retired members of the National Guard and Reserve components (see H.R. 5169), H327 [16JA]

——— provide coverage for eating disorders under the TRICARE program for members, certain former members, and their dependents (see H.R. 2767), H334 [21JA]

——— standardize payment of hazardous duty incentive pay for members of Reserve components (see H.R. 5887), H1557 [9MR]

Australia: recognize longstanding partnership with the U.S. to share critical firefighting resources during times of crisis (see H. Res. 803), H1557 [9MR]

Business and industry: prohibit physical retail businesses from refusing cash payments (see H.R. 2650), H1191 [25FE]

Career and Technical Education Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 864), H1190 [25FE]

CDC: reauthorize education campaign to increase young women’s knowledge of breast health and occurrence of breast cancer (see H.R. 4078), H301 [15JA]

Congressional COVID-19 Aid Oversight Panel: establish, and authorize Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program to coordinate audits and investigations relative to coronavirus-related Federal aid (see H.R. 6319), H1722 [24MR]

Courts: allow claims against foreign states for unlawful computer intrusion (see H.R. 4189), H748 [30JA]

Defense Production Act: provide for expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat coronavirus (see H.R. 6398), H1876 [3AP]

——— use authorities to ramp up production of medical supplies, personal protective equipment, testing and treatment supplies, respirators, ventilators, and sanitizing materials in response to coronavirus (see H. Res. 906), H1729 [26MR]

Dept. of Agriculture: clarify availability and appropriateness of training for local school food service personnel (see H.R. 2651), H208 [13JA]

——— provide assistance to manage farmer and rancher stress and mental health of individuals in rural areas (see H.R. 4820), H1161 [14FE]

——— reauthorize Farm to School Program (see H.R. 3562), H1165 [18FE]

Dept. of Defense: establish initiative on improving capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation (see H.R. 3588), H1047 [11FE]

Dept. of Education: award grants to States to establish Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high-level student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and a second language (see H.R. 3119), H208 [13JA]

——— update postsecondary student data system to ensure students and families have access to accurate and complete information on student outcomes (see H.R. 1766), H753 [3FE]

Dept. of Energy: establish grant program to assist retail power providers to create and operate energy conservation programs using targeted residential tree-planting (see H.R. 5615), H766 [4FE]

Dept. of HHS: authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology (see H.R. 3637), H1225 [26FE]

——— award certain allergies and asthma-related grants and increase preference given to States that require certain public schools to have allergies and asthma management programs (see H.R. 2468), H300 [15JA]

——— establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families (see H.R. 5572), H1663 [11MR]

——— improve health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life (see H.R. 2271), H239 [14JA]

——— improve maternal health care and training of health care providers to reduce or prevent discrimination in provision of certain health care services, and enhance perinatal, pregnancy, and postpartum services (see H.R. 4215), H1158 [13FE]

——— improve obstetric care in rural areas (see H.R. 4243), H1439 [2MR]

——— prohibit implementation or enforcement of rule on protection of statutory conscience rights in provision of health care services (see H.R. 5036), H13 [7JA]

——— publish physical activity recommendations (see H.R. 2891), H1017 [10FE]

——— reauthorize and expand Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program (see H.R. 2815), H1424 [28FE]

——— reauthorize Healthy Start program (see H.R. 4801), H239 [14JA]

——— require States and their designees receiving grants for suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to consult with Indian tribes and organizations (see H.R. 1191), H1556 [9MR]

——— revise and extend projects relative to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs (see H.R. 1109), H208 [13JA]

——— revise operations of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (see H.R. 3534), H1225 [26FE]

Dept. of Justice: provide grants to State and local law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices to detect dangerous drugs and train personnel on use of such devices (see H.R. 2070), H208 [13JA]

Dept. of Labor: promote registered apprenticeships and other work-based learning programs for small and medium-sized businesses within in-demand industry sectors (see H.R. 989), H1252 [27FE]

Dept. of the Interior: allow delegation of certain emergency abandoned mine reclamation activities to States and Indian tribes (see H.R. 4248), H748 [30JA]

Dept. of Transportation: carry out public service campaigns which promote transportation career opportunities and improve diversity in the workforce (see H.R. 5118), H748 [30JA]

——— 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), H1161 [14FE]

——— modify final rule relative to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations (see H.R. 5170), H748 [30JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: improve provision of health care to women veterans (see H.R. 3036), H714 [29JA]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for diseases associated with herbicide exposure for certain veterans who served in Vietnam (see H.R. 2200), H1505 [4MR]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for illnesses associated with open burn pits (see H.R. 4086), H538 [24JA]

——— provide or assist in providing an additional vehicle adapted for operation by disabled individuals to certain eligible persons (see H.R. 5761), H1538 [5MR]

——— require work-study wages to match local minimum wage if higher than State minimum wage to ensure fair pay for veteran students (see H.R. 5052), H1161 [14FE]

Diseases and disorders: issue semipostal stamp to support diabetes prevention (see H.R. 4914), H1017 [10FE]

Drugs: prohibit pharmacy benefit managers and insurers from receiving rebates for insulin products for which the manufacturer has complied with list price reduction requirements and require certain deductible waivers (see H.R. 4906), H1538 [5MR]

Edmonds, Rodrick W.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 1908), H1439 [2MR]

Employment: allow employees to earn paid sick time to address their health needs, the health needs of their families, or to seek assistance relative to domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault (see H.R. 1784), H1695 [13MR]

Endangered species: repeal rules that weaken protections of endangered wildlife and fish (see H.R. 4348), H1588 [10MR]

EPA: grant authority to regulate a transition to refrigerants, solvents, fire suppressants, foam blowing agents, aerosols, and propellants that do not use hydrofluorocarbons (see H.R. 5544), H1253 [27FE]

——— reauthorize certain water pollution control programs (see H.R. 1497), H12 [7JA]

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: make improvements (see H.R. 5041), H634 [28JA]

FBI: provide information on suicide rates and attempted suicides of current and former law enforcement officers (see H.R. 3735), H748 [30JA]

FCC: provide for expansion of Rural Health Care Program in response to coronavirus (see H.R. 6474), H1890 [14AP]

FDA: modify regulation of hemp-derived cannabidiol and hemp-derived cannabidiol containing substances (see H.R. 5587), H1171 [21FE]

Federal Housing Administration: review effects of mortgage insurance policies, practices, and products on small-dollar mortgage lending (see H.R. 5931), H1439 [2MR]

Food for Peace Act: recognize continued success and prioritization of funding (see H. Res. 742), H327 [16JA]

GAO: evaluate social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture (see H.R. 6020), H1439 [2MR]

Girl Scouts: anniversary (see H. Res. 898), H1670 [12MR]

Health: modernize prescription verification process for contact lenses and clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses (see H.R. 3975), H300 [15JA]

——— support role of U.S. in helping save lives of children and protecting health of people in poor countries with vaccines and immunization through the Global Fund for Children’s Vaccine Alliance (see H. Res. 861), H1253 [27FE]

Health care professionals: require prescribers of controlled substances to complete training on treating patients with opioid and other substance use disorders and incorporate such training in medical school curricula (see H.R. 4974), H1538 [5MR]

Insurance: require health plans to provide coverage for prostate cancer screenings without imposition of cost-sharing requirements (see H.R. 5200), H1018 [10FE]

——— require those offering group or individual health insurance coverage to establish a process to address inaccurate information listed in publicly accessible provider directories (see H.R. 4575), H748 [30JA]

International Olympic Committee: call for official recognition of Jim Thorpe as the sole Gold Medalist in 1912 pentathlon and decathlon events and correction of such inaccuracies in official Olympic books (see H. Res. 720), H748 [30JA]

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), H1424 [28FE]

Local government: provide funds to enable counties to make competitive grants to qualified local units of government to address major community development and public infrastructure challenges (see H.R. 6459), H1884 [10AP]

Medicaid: provide for a State option to provide DNA sequencing clinical services for certain children to determine its impact on diagnostic challenges and clinical outcomes (see H.R. 4393), H1672 [12MR]

——— provide for a State option to provide for and extend continuous coverage for certain individuals (see H.R. 4996), H301 [15JA]

Medicare: allow payments for certain items and services furnished at excepted off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services (see H.R. 4838), H1883 [10AP]

——— combat opioid crisis by promoting access to non-opioid treatments in the hospital outpatient setting (see H.R. 5172), H1158 [13FE]

——— delay reduction of durable medical equipment payment reimbursement rates and update budget neutrality requirement for oxygen (see H.R. 2771), H326 [16JA]

——— extend coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients (see H.R. 5534), H301 [15JA]

——— improve benchmarking process for Medicare Shared Savings Program (see H.R. 5212), H331 [17JA]

——— 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), H1126 [12FE]

——— prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage prescription drug organizations from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies (see H.R. 803), H1252 [27FE]

——— protect coverage for screening mammography (see H.R. 2777), H300 [15JA]

——— provide coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by chiropractors within the scope of their license (see H.R. 3654), H766 [4FE]

——— provide for a special enrollment period for individuals enrolled in COBRA continuation coverage (see H.R. 2564), H766 [4FE]

——— provide for demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment (see H.R. 4129), H1225 [26FE]

——— provide information on vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and ensure treatment of cost-sharing for vaccines under part D is consistent with treatment under part B (see H.R. 5076), H1557 [9MR]

——— restore State authority to waive for certain facilities the mileage rule for designating critical access hospitals (see H.R. 5481), H937 [6FE]

Medicare/Medicaid: deem certain State veterans homes meeting certain health and safety standards as meeting conditions and requirements for skilled nursing facilities (see H.R. 4138), H1588 [10MR]

Members of Congress: provide for the temporary halt in pension payments for Members sentenced for certain offenses (see H.R. 5980), H1224 [26FE]

——— provide that a Member convicted of certain offenses relating to campaign finance violations shall not be eligible for retirement benefits based on that individual’s Member service (see H.R. 5755), H1424 [28FE]

Miller, Doris: award Medal of Honor posthumously (see H.R. 5549), H1161 [14FE]

Minnesota: withdraw from mineral exploration Federal lands and waters in the Rainy River Watershed, including in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Voyageurs National Park, and Superior National Forest (see H.R. 5598), H766 [4FE]

Minor League Baseball: support (see H. Res. 815), H633 [28JA]

Money: mint coins in commemoration of centennial of minting of Morgan dollar and Peace dollar (see H.R. 3757), H748 [30JA]

National Academy of Medicine: provide for study on use of genetic and genomic testing to improve health care (see H.R. 4393), H1672 [12MR]

National Atomic Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 687), H327 [16JA]

National Commission on U.S. Preparedness for National Emergencies: establish (see H.R. 6431), H1884 [10AP]

National Mentoring Month: observance (see H. Res. 787), H209 [13JA]

National Women’s History Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 881), H1437 [2MR]

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 5319), H327 [16JA]

Native Americans: increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians (see H.R. 2438), H565 [27JA]

——— provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans (see H.R. 2999), H1225 [26FE]

NIH: conduct study to add to scientific knowledge on reducing teacher stress and increasing teacher retention and well-being (see H.R. 4221), H1225 [26FE]

——— make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research (see H.R. 4519), H1170 [21FE]

Partnership Fund for Peace: establish to facilitate and finance joint economic ventures and people-to-people exchanges between Palestinians, Israelis, and Americans (see H.R. 3104), H1439 [2MR]

Population: improve Federal population surveys by requiring collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain surveys (see H.R. 3509), H1165 [18FE]

Postal Service: making emergency appropriations relative to coronavirus pandemic (see H.R. 6425), H1890 [14AP]

Privacy: allow domestic violence victims who are participating in State Address Confidentiality Programs to use their confidential substitute address when creating new public records at the Federal level (see H.R. 4705), H1161 [14FE]

Public Health Service: designate Chief Nurse Officer as National Nurse for Public Health (see H.R. 1597), H208 [13JA]

Public Schools Week: designate (see H. Res. 862), H1169 [21FE]

Public welfare programs: clarify authority of tribal governments relative to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (see H.R. 2128), H326 [16JA]

Rare Disease Day: designate (see H. Res. 840), H977 [7FE]

Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: reauthorize and amend (see H.R. 5191), H1158 [13FE]

SBA: allow nonprofit child care providers to participate in loan programs (see H.R. 5789), H935 [6FE]

Schools: prohibit stigmatization of children who are unable to pay for meals (see H.R. 2311), H1126 [12FE]

Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council: establish (see H.R. 2610), H1556 [9MR]

Social Security: provide an equitable formula for individuals with non-covered employment and provide relief for individuals currently affected by the Windfall Elimination Provision (see H.R. 4540), H1588 [10MR]

Solar energy: guide and authorize basic research programs for research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies (see H.R. 3597), H1588 [10MR]

Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 4764), H1165 [18FE]

Syria: condemn attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, allow humanitarian assistance, and conduct investigation of human rights violations (see H. Res. 395), H1424 [28FE]

Taxation: allow coronavirus recovery rebates for qualifying children over age 16 (see H.R. 6420), H1871 [31MR]

——— increase and make permanent exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders (see H.R. 1241), H1588 [10MR]

——— provide an exclusion from gross income for AmeriCorps educational awards (see H.R. 1794), H1556 [9MR]

——— reduce age for making catch-up contributions to retirement accounts to take into account time out of the workforce to provide dependent care services (see H.R. 3078), H1588 [10MR]

——— reform low-income housing credit (see H.R. 3077), H300 [15JA]

——— restore tax exemption for advance refunding bonds (see H.R. 2772), H1439 [2MR]

Ukraine: call for immediate cessation of all Russian military activities and oppose violations against religious freedom (see H.R. 5408), H1192 [25FE]

Weather: enhance planning, preparation, and dissemination of best practices for extreme weather to increase resiliency, improve regional coordination, and mitigate financial risk (see H.R. 4347), H301 [15JA]

Wildlife: prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species (see H.R. 1776), H848 [5FE]

Women: ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (see H.R. 2694), H300 [15JA]

Women veterans: issue commemorative postage stamp (see H. Res. 579), H748 [30JA]

World War I: award a Congressional Gold Medal to female telephone operators of the Army Signal Corps, known as ‘‘Hello Girls’’ (see H.R. 1953), H1439 [2MR]

World War II: anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland (see H. Res. 813), H565 [27JA]

——— award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to U.S. Army Rangers veterans (see H.R. 5002), H1439 [2MR]

——— 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), H300 [15JA]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Business and industry: require layoff notices to clarify whether employers plan to continue producing affected goods or services outside the U.S. (see H.R. 5600), H238 [14JA]

Dept. of HHS: provide grants to enable States to carry out activities to reduce administrative costs and burdens in health care (see H.R. 5688), H632 [28JA]

Dept. of HUD: authorize additional funding for housing counseling program (see H.R. 6330), H1715 [23MR]

——— provide assistance for acquisition and preservation of manufactured housing communities (see H.R. 5547), H12 [7JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility (see H.R. 5889), H1156 [13FE]

SEC: require corporations to publicly disclose financial reporting on a country-by-country basis to provide transparency on use of tax havens or offshoring jobs (see H.R. 5933), H1168 [21FE]

——— require issuers to disclose information about human capital management in annual reports (see H.R. 5930), H1168 [21FE]

Taxation: increase limitation of exclusion for dependent care assistance programs (see H.R. 6047), H1437 [2MR]

Constitutional authority statements

Business and industry: require layoff notices to clarify whether employers plan to continue producing affected goods or services outside the U.S. (H.R. 5600), H239 [14JA]

Dept. of HHS: provide grants to enable States to carry out activities to reduce administrative costs and burdens in health care (H.R. 5688), H633 [28JA]

Dept. of HUD: authorize additional funding for housing counseling program (H.R. 6330), H1717 [23MR]

——— provide assistance for acquisition and preservation of manufactured housing communities (H.R. 5547), H12 [7JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility (H.R. 5889), H1157 [13FE]

SEC: require corporations to publicly disclose financial reporting on a country-by-country basis to provide transparency on use of tax havens or offshoring jobs (H.R. 5933), H1169 [21FE]

——— require issuers to disclose information about human capital management in annual reports (H.R. 5930), H1169 [21FE]

Taxation: increase limitation of exclusion for dependent care assistance programs (H.R. 6047), H1438 [2MR]

Remarks

Baedke, Kerisa: NEA Foundation Horace Mann Award recipient, E318• [13MR]

EPA: designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under CERCLA (H.R. 535), H142 [9JA]

——— extend PFAS Infrastructure Grant Program, H142 [9JA]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: observance, E87• [27JA]

Tributes

Belcher, Romonda D., E183• [13FE]

Campos, Mary, E67• [24JA]

Kruse, Dane, E265• [5MR]

Kruse, Kelsey, E265• [5MR]

Myers, Kristi, E127• [4FE]

Sanford, Vergarie, E193• [21FE]

Vandehaar, Christian, E33• [14JA]

Wells, Mike, E18• [9JA]

Williams, Pam, E224• [27FE]

Wolnerman, David and Jennie, E87• [27JA]