Introduced in House (06/04/2021)

Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act or the INVEST in America Act.

This bill addresses provisions related to federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Among other provisions, the bill

  • extends FY2021 enacted levels through FY2022 for federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs;

  • reauthorizes for FY2023-FY2026 several surface transportation programs, including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, highway safety, motor carrier safety, and rail programs;

  • addresses climate change, including strategies to reduce the climate change impacts of the surface transportation system and a vulnerability assessment to identify opportunities to enhance the resilience of the surface transportation system and ensure the efficient use of federal resources;

  • revises Buy America procurement requirements for highways, mass transit, and rail;

  • establishes a rebuild rural bridges program to improve the safety and state of good repair of bridges in rural communities;

  • implements new safety requirements across all transportation modes; and

  • directs DOT to establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system.

NOTE THE THIRD POINT ADDRESSES CLIMATE CHANGE .

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

S-1122 Fair Housing for Domestic Violence Victims Latest Actions: 04/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HR -2522 Fair Housing for Domestic Violence Victims Latest Action: House - 04/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

HR 1991 Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence Latest Action House - 05/18/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

 

H.R.1991 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence Act Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 03/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)Committees: House - Judiciary Committee Print: H.Prt. 117-3Latest Action: House - 05/18/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

 

H.R.1907 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Preventing Domestic Violence Homicides Through Assessment Training Act Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 03/16/2021) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: House - Judiciary Committee Print: H.Prt. 117-3Latest Action: House - 05/18/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

H.R.1907 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Preventing Domestic Violence Homicides Through Assessment Training Act Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 03/16/2021) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: House – Judiciary Committee Print: H.Prt. 117-3Latest Action: House - 05/18/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

H.R.1907 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Preventing Domestic Violence Homicides Through Assessment Training Act Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 03/16/2021) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: House – Judiciary Committee Print: H.Prt. 117-3Latest Action: House - 05/18/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

 

S.527 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (38)Committees: Senate – Judiciary Latest Action: Senate - 03/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

 

H.R.1620 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (186)Committees: House - Judiciary; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Veterans' Affairs; Natural Resources Committee Report: H. Rept. 117-12Committee Print: H.Prt. 117-3Latest Action: Senate - 10/05/2021 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held Passed House (03/17/2021)

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

This bill modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

The bill also authorizes new programs, makes changes to federal firearms laws, and establishes new protections to promote housing stability and economic security for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.