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H.CON.RES.11 - ESTABLISHING THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 AND SETTING FORTH THE APPROPRIATE BUDGETARY LEVELS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2022 THROUGH 2030

This concurrent resolution establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2021, sets forth budgetary levels for FY2022-FY2030, and provides reconciliation instructions for legislation that increases the deficit.

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H.R. 127: SABIKA SHEIKH FIREARM LICENSING AND REGISTRATION ACT

To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

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H.R. 5717 GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT OF 2020

This bill makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition

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H.R. 484: NO GLORY FOR HATE ACT

This bill prohibits the use of federal funds to commemorate a president twice impeached by the House of Representatives and restricts the benefits afforded such president after leaving office.

Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds for any symbol, monument, structure, building, or public land commemorating a former president twice impeached or who has been convicted of a state or federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity.

The bill also restricts the benefits given to former presidents who have been twice impeached, including with regard to pension, staff, travel, and burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

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H.R.1 FOR THE PEOPLE ACT OF 2021

To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.

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H.R.5 - EQUALITY ACT

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.
The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.
The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

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H.R.748 - CARES ACT

This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

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H.R.1319 - AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021

This bill provides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Specifically, the bill provides funding for

  • agriculture and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program);

  • schools and institutions of higher education;

  • child care and programs for older Americans and their families;

  • COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, treatment, and prevention;

  • mental health and substance-use disorder services;

  • emergency rental assistance, homeowner assistance, and other housing programs;

  • payments to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments for economic relief;

  • multiemployer pension plans;

  • small business assistance, including specific programs for restaurants and live venues; and

  • programs for health care workers, transportation workers, federal employees, veterans, and other targeted populations.

The bill also includes provisions that

  • raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025;

  • extend unemployment benefits and related services;

  • provide a maximum recovery rebate of $1,400 per eligible individual;

  • expand and otherwise modify certain tax credits, including the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit;

  • provide premium assistance for certain health insurance coverage; and

  • require coverage, without cost-sharing, of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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H.RES.57 - IMPEACHING JOSEPH R. BIDEN

This resolution impeaches President Joseph Robinette Biden for abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment stating that, in his former role as Vice President, President Biden abused the power of that office through enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors by allowing his son Hunter Biden to influence the domestic policy of a foreign nation and accept benefits from foreign nationals in exchange for favors.

The article states that, by such conduct, President Biden

  • endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government;

  • threatened the integrity of the democratic system;

  • interfered with the peaceful transition of power;

  • imperiled a coordinate branch of government; and

  • demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office.

The article also states that this conduct warrants immediate impeachment, trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

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H.R.803 - COLORADO WILDERNESS ACT OF 2021

This bill designates specified lands in Colorado managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the Forest Service as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
The bill designates specified lands in Colorado administered by the BLM, the National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Such lands shall be incorporated into the West Elk Wilderness.
The Department of the Interior may continue authorizing competitive running events currently permitted in the Redcloud Peak Wilderness and Handies Peak Wilderness Areas.
The Colorado Army National Guard, through the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, may conduct aerial navigation training maneuver exercises over the wilderness areas designated by this bill.
The bill designates specified lands managed by the BLM as (1) potential wilderness areas, and (2) the Pisgah East Wilderness and the Pisgah West Wilderness upon publication by Interior of a notice in the Federal Register that all nonconforming uses of such lands authorized by this bill have ceased.
The bill provides for the securing, adjudication, and use of U.S. water rights for certain of the wilderness areas designated by this bill.
The Department of Defense shall conduct a study on the impacts that the expansion of wilderness designations in the Western United States would have on the readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces with respect to aviation training.

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H.R.40 - COMMISSION TO STUDY AND DEVELOP REPARATION PROPOSALS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ACT

This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.
The commission shall identify (1) the role of the federal and state governments in supporting the institution of slavery, (2) forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against freed slaves and their descendants, and (3) lingering negative effects of slavery on living African Americans and society.