House of Representatives

Monday

To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

Amends title 18 of the United States Code to improve the process of issuing nondisclosure requirement issued with certain administrative subpoenas (e.g., an administrative subpoena in a child exploitation and abuse investigation).

Amends the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act in order to reauthorize through FY2022 the Sex Offender Management Assistance program, the activities of the Marshal Service for locating sex offenders who violate their requirements, reducing the registration period for some juvenile deliquent sex offenders from 25 years to 15 years if they maintain a clean record, allow a state to exempt from disclosing online information about juvenile sex offenders, include additional data in its annual report for sex offender registration requirements and modify probation for sex offenders.

Amends title 18 of the United States Code to penalizes sex offenders who fail to register as a state crime, including prior military offenses.

Amends title 18 of the United States Code to widen the definition of unlawful sexual conduct.

Tuesday

Directs the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to ensure medical facilities within the Department of Veteran Affairs comply with scheduling requirements for veterans and their health care appointments

Bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into an agreement or a contract with each state home to pay for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care.

The veteran must need such care specifically for a service-connected disability or the veteran must have a service-connected disability rated 70% or more.

Payment under each agreement or contract between the VA and a state home must equal 65% of the payment that the VA would otherwise pay to the state home if the veteran were receiving nursing home care.

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a one-year pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, or opiate addiction.

The VA shall: (1) carry out the program at up to two VA facilities, and (2) provide access to such therapy to more than 50 veterans.

As of December 1st, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities would be raised, increase the rates of dependency and compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to improve the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs.

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept, for purposes of establishing a claim for veterans disability benefits, a report of a medical examination administered by a private physician without requiring confirmation by a Veterans Health Administration physician if the report is sufficiently complete (defined as competent, credible, probative, and containing such information as required to make a decision on the claim for which the report is provided).

The VA is required to submit: (1) a report on the progress of the VA’s Acceptable Clinical Evidence initiative in reducing the necessity for in-person disability examinations, and (2) an annual report for each VA regional office regarding claims for which private medical evidence was determined to be unacceptable.

To be updated.

This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to modify and reauthorize juvenile justice programs and activities.

Specifically, it:

Revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 programs and activities under title II of the JJDPA, including the State Formula Grant Program and the activities of the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP);

Revises and expands the purpose areas of the JJDPA;

Expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior; expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior; expands requirements for the OJJDP’s annual report on juveniles in custody;

Expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior;

Expands membership on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to include the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Secretary of the Interior; expands requirements for the OJJDP’s annual report on juveniles in custody;

Modifies the required components of a state’s juvenile justice and prevention plan;

Modifies the four core requirements with which a state must comply to receive a full allocation of funds under the State Formula Grant Program; and

Repeals the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Block Grant program.

The bill revises, restructures, and reauthorizes through FY2022 programs under title V of the JJDPA, including the Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Program.

The Government Accountability Office must evaluate the OJJDP’s performance and audit selected grant recipients.

The bill subjects juvenile justice grants to accountability provisions.

Finally, it reauthorizes through FY2022 programs and activities: (1) for missing and exploited children, under title IV of the JJDPA; and (2) for runaway and homeless youth, under title III of the JJDPA.

To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.

To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

To ensure compliance with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, to make strides toward eradicating human trafficking, and for other purposes.

Wednesday

This bill prohibits federal departments and agencies from including the Social Security account number of any individual on any document sent by mail unless the department or agency head determines that inclusion of that Social Security number on the document is necessary.

Departments and agencies must issue regulations within one year of this bill’s enactment that specify the circumstances under which the inclusion of Social Security account numbers on mailed documents is necessary.

This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for a discharge of a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA. Point source pollution is waste discharged from a distinct place, such as a pipe, channel, or tunnel. The bill establishes exemptions from this prohibition.

As stated in the title.

Thursday

To amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.

To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.

Senate

Monday

  • Confirmation vote for the nomination of Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China

 

 

*Summaries may be the official summaries from Congress, cited by the click-through link in the title per bill

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