Signed Into Law

The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017 extends a number of expiring authorities impacting veterans’ benefits, health care, and homeless programs, including nursing home care, support services for caregivers, transportation, child care assistance, adaptive sports programs and housing and home loan services. Read more about the The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017.

Passed By The House

Oath of Exit

Throughout our lives, the most important commitments we make are spoken. The Oath of Exit creates a voluntary separation oath for members of the Armed Forces aimed at reducing veteran suicide. Read more about the Oath of Exit.

Introduced

Federal Do No Harm Act

The Federal Do No Harm Act allows the State of Florida and local governments to receive federal assistance in managing the aftermath of harmful algal bloom emergencies in ways that reduce the risk of more harmful impacts in the future. Read more about the Federal Do No Harm Act.

Everglades FIRST Act

The Everglades FIRST Act will expedite the federal timeline for the completion of reports that are required before Everglades restoration projects, including the S.B. 10 southern reservoir, can move forward. Read more about the Everglades FIRST Act.

Harmful Algal Blooms Solutions Act

One of the most frequent roadblocks I hear about is the difficulty in scaling technology to clean massive amounts of water. The Harmful Algal Bloom Solutions Act would go a long way toward developing and improving technology to be able to keep our rivers clean. Read more about the Harmful Algal Blooms Solutions Act.

South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act

The South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act will amend existing federal law aimed at combatting harmful algal blooms to require the first-ever specific federal assessment and action plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Greater Everglades region. Read more about the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2017 extends and doubles the funding authorization for a critical credit assistance program designed to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. Read more about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Reauthorization Act.

Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act

The bipartisan Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates. Read more about the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act.

Maritime Industries Relief Act

As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, the Maritime Industries Relief Act will help support 18th District jobs and the local maritime economy. This is a perfect example of a win-win for consumers and local businesses. Read more about the Maritime Industries Relief Act.

WeissSat-1 Resolution

This resolution recognizes the Weiss School, a prekindergarten through 8th grade school in Palm Beach Gardens. The students at the Weiss School designed the “WeissSat-1” that was selected by NASA in 2017 to be launched as an auxiliary payload in 2019. Read more about the WeissSat-1 Resolution.

Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act

The Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act would institute a 60-day pause on the sale of all “gas-operated semiautomatic firearms with a rifled bore." The goal of the bill is to ensure that the next would-be shooter is not able to purchase firearms like the AR-15 while the President and Congress continue to work on a long-term solution. Read more about the Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act.

Behavioral Awareness Training Act

The Behavioral Awareness Training Act requires that anyone applying for a federal license to sell firearms must complete a behavioral detection awareness training course. Read more about the Behavioral Awareness Training Act.

The Jupiter Island Land Transfer Act

The Jupiter Island Land Transfer Act will transfer approximately four acres of land currently owned by the United States Coast Guard to the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. This is land that the Coast Guard no longer needs and the Department of the Interior is willing to protect as part of wildlife refuge, making this bill a win-win for all involved. Read more about the Jupiter Island Land Transfer Act.

The Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act

The Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act will cut down on bureaucracy by requiring the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to permit a Member of Congress to use a VA facility to meet with constituents. Read more about the Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act.