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Major Congressional Legislation

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H.R. 582: Kari’s Law Act of 2017

Enacted — Signed by the President:
Last Action: Signed by President.

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
House agreed to Senate amendment without amendment (02/09/2018)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on February 2, 2018. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Kari's Law Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit businesses from manufacturing or importing for use in the United States, or selling or leasing in the United States, a multi-line telephone system unless it is pre-configured to allow users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 (without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, including any trunk-access code such as the digit "9") from any station equipped with dialing facilities.

Businesses are prohibited from installing, managing, or operating multi-line telephone systems without such a direct 9-1-1 call configuration.

Businesses installing, managing, or operating such systems for use in the United States must configure the systems to provide a notification to a central location at the facility where the system is installed, or to another person or organization regardless of location, if the system is able to be so configured without an improvement to the hardware or software.



Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500

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H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next):
Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 192 (Roll no. 80).



Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:57:51 -0500

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S.Res. 413: A resolution celebrating Black History Month.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution):
Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

There is one summary for S.413. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (02/16/2017)

Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare Prescription Drug Plan sponsors from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies. (A "clean claim" is a Medicare claim that is free of defects such as incomplete documentation.)



Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500

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Coming Up Soon in Congress

Bills scheduled for debate in the week ahead by the House Majority Leader or in the day ahead according to the Senate Floor Schedule.
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H.R. 4979: To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program.

Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
Last Action: This bill passed in the House on February 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.



Published: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:00:57 -0500

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H.R. 4675: Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017

Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
Last Action: This bill passed in the House on February 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.



Published: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:00:57 -0500

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H.R. 4533: To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations.

Legislation Coming Up: This bill has been added to the House's schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. More information can be found at http://docs.house.gov/floor.
Last Action: This bill was passed by Congress on February 15, 2018 and goes to the President next.



Published: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:00:57 -0500

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Four Failed Immigration Votes

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Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:52:11 -0500




It’s Black History Month: What has the 115th Congress been up to?

GovTrack Insider: In honor of Black History Month, we looked for legislation introduced in the 115th Congress which address issues stemming from the…



Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:15:32 -0500




12 House members changed their votes on Trump impeachment. Why?

GovTrack Insider: The House has twice voted on impeaching President Trump — or more precisely, on a motion to table impeachment — once on December 6, and…



Published: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:42:48 -0500