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Ep. 517 | On The Hill Weekly

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  1. H.R.2441 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 04/12/2021)Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs | Senate – Veterans’ Affairs

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), during FY2022, to establish and maintain three new centers of the Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE) Program in areas with interest from personnel and a need for additional mental health care for rural veterans. The RANGE Program serves veterans in rural areas who are experiencing mental illness.

The bill requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study and report on whether the VA has sufficient resources to serve rural veterans who need mental health care that is more intensive than traditional outpatient therapy.

Latest Action: 06/30/2021 Became Public Law No: 117-21. (All Actions)

 

  1. S.J.Res.15 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders”.

Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

 

This joint resolution nullifies the final rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency titled National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders and published on October 30, 2020. The rule requires that to be considered a lender, a national bank or federal saving association must, as of the date of origination of the loan (1) be named as the lender in the loan agreement, or (2) fund the loan.

 

Latest Action: 06/30/2021 Became Public Law No: 117-24. (All Actions)

 

  1.  S.J.Res.14 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review”.
  2. Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

 

This joint resolution nullifies the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency on September 14, 2020. The rule finalized amendments to new source performance standards under the Clean Air Act for the oil and natural gas sector, such as an amendment that removed limitations on methane emissions from such sector.

 

Latest Action: 06/30/2021 Became Public Law No: 117-23. (All Actions)

 

  1. 4. S.J.Res.13 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to “Update of Commission’s Conciliation Procedures”.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/23/2021)  Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

This resolution expresses congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that revises the EEOC settlement process to provide employers with the factual and legal basis that the EEOC relied on to make a reasonable cause finding of a discriminatory practice.

 

Latest Action: 06/30/2021 Became Public Law No: 117-22. (All Actions)

 

  1. 5. S.1340 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina.

Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 04/22/2021) Committees: Senate – Judiciary

 

This bill moves portions of four counties encompassing the Fort Bragg Military Reservation and Camp Mackall from the Middle District to the Eastern District of North Carolina.

 

Latest Action: 06/28/2021 Presented to President. (All Actions)

 

  1. 6. S.409 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to provide for the availability of amounts for customer education initiatives and non-awards expenses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

 

This bill expands the permissible uses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Customer Protection Fund to include administrative expenses.

 

Latest Action: 06/28/2021 Presented to President. (All Actions)

 

  1. 7. H.R.49 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes.

 

Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/04/2021) Committees: House – Natural Resources | Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

 

This bill redesignates the Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, as the National Pulse Memorial.

 

Latest Action: 06/25/2021 Became Public Law No: 117-20 (All Actions)

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