HR6717
To ensure that the background check system used for firearms purchasers denies a firearm to a person prohibited from possessing guns by a lawful court order governing the pretrial release of the person.
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HR6715
To require the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study of the factors affecting employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees with professional credentials obtained in foreign countries.
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
HR6714
To direct the Secretary of the Navy to close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii, and for other purposes.
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
HR6713
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the scheduling of fentanyl-related substances, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR6711
To prohibition Federal spending on funding research in China, and for other purposes.
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
HR6710
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to submit to Congress a report on barriers, including regulatory inefficiencies, to domestic manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, finis
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR6709
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include certain mental health professionals as specialized instructional support personnel.
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
HR6708
To direct the Secretary of Education to cancel or repay up to $25,000 in Federal student loans for each borrower.
Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR6707
To amend the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 to advance equality for Wabanaki nations, and for other purposes.
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
HR6712
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require a certain percentage of COPS grant funds to be used for the salaries and benefits of school resource officers, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
From Sen. Capito, representing West Virginia

Passed by unanimous consent: H.R.7791, Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022

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This is another step the Senate is taking to help alleviate this terrible shortage in baby formula. Proud to co-sponsor this legislation to provide flexibility in the WIC program to support mothers and families in WV.

From Rep. Peters, representing California
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Earlier this week, I expressed my sadness and frustration after the tragic mass shootings around the country.

Americans are waiting for the Senate to vote on two background checks bills, HR 8 and HR 1446, which passed the House in March 2021.

Every day that passes without Congressional action for gun safety is a disservice to those who are grieving and all Americans who have a right to live a safe future.

In a letter to Minority Leader McConnell in March, we urged him to allow a vote on these commonsense reforms that can curb the rise of gun violence in our communities. Nothing should stand in the way of protecting the lives of the people we represent.

From Sen. Blumenthal, representing Connecticut
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For equality & justice for all we need the #ERANow. An arbitrary, decades-old deadline shouldn’t stop women & girls from having their rights guaranteed in the Constitution. It’s beyond time for #SJRes1 to come to the Senate floor.

From Rep. Neguse, representing Colorado
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As we work to enact gun violence prevention measures like #HR8, we also must pass our Stop Violence Act, which would help protect churches, schools and grocery stores through common sense-security investments — from shatterproof glass windows to emergency response systems & more.

From Sen. Shaheen, representing New Hampshire

NOT AGREED TO: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act

By a vote of 52-43.

Washington, DC

Live floor updates from the U.S. Senate Democratic Majority

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Restaurants & small businesses are still reeling from the economic impacts of COVID – assistance is needed to help them stay afloat.

Disappointed the Senate wouldn’t act today to support these local institutions that create jobs & drive local economic growth.

From Sen. Baldwin, representing Wisconsin

Wisconsin restaurant owners went to Capitol Hill with @mainstreetweets to urge Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and his colleagues to vote YES on S.4008 today to #ReplenishRRF 💛

The IRC is a voice and resource for the independent restaurant and bar community nationwide. #SaveRestaurants 💙💛

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Thanks for your advocacy! We need to pass bipartisan legislation in the Senate because it will #ReplenishRRF and provide funding for 3,776 Wisconsin restaurants that applied for grants and need them to keep their doors open and move their small business forward.

From Rep. Meijer, representing Michigan

Families need help

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI-3) you said you would be transparent about your votes

Please, enlighten us as to why you voted no on this

I’m extremely disappointed in your lack of leadership and transparency

Do better. Be better. Lead better.

Sincerely,
A constituent

Grand Rapids, MI

Comms for @UFCW951 | Minority owner @DetroitCityFC | Opinions my own | Aspiring amateur home chef | Red Wings hockey | Ski-bum | Runner | Adopted Grand Rapidian

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Absolutely- I voted against HR 7790 bc it has no impact on the current crisis and reward bad agency behavior. This one-page bill is just a $28M increase for FDA salaries. That’s it. If baby formula shortage was caused by an underfunded FDA, this would help. But it wasn’t. (1/3)

The formula shortage was due to bureaucratic dithering at FDA on reopening Abbott’s Sturgis facility, and exacerbated by protectionist import policies + market inflexibility due to WIC single-source contracts. I voted in support of HR 7791, which addresses latter 2 issues. (2/3)

Finally, apart from not doing anything to solve current crisis, HR 7790 would be rewarding an agency that is performing its mission poorly with more money without connecting the funds requested to better achieving the mission. The moral hazard is self-evident. (3/3)

From Rep. Meng, representing New York

PASSED: H.R.3525, Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act

By unanimous consent.

Washington, DC

Live floor updates from the U.S. Senate Democratic Majority

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My #AAPIMuseum Study Bill just passed the Senate unanimously!

From Rep. Carson, representing Indiana
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Yesterday, @HouseDemocrats passed two bills in our chamber that help solve the baby formula shortage. These bills specifically help @US_FDA get more formula on shelves and help families in need continue to use WIC to buy formula in times of crisis.

I was disappointed that one of these bills, HR 7790, passed with hardly any support from Republicans. In order to overcome this crisis, both parties need to put politics aside and work together.

I urge my Senate colleagues to pass both of these vital pieces of legislation asap!

Cited source — cnn.com
From Rep. Price, representing North Carolina
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Today, I voted YES to pass H.R.7790, the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, & H.R.7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act.

These vital bills will ensure access to safe infant formula & provide immediate emergency funding to address the shortage.

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