LEGISLATION

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  • H.Res.106
    Denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice. (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.1952
    Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019 (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.2480
    Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.753
    Global Electoral Exchange Act of 2019 (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.1359
    Digital GAP Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.615
    Refugee Sanitation Facility Safety Act of 2019 (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • H.R.2116
    Global Fragility Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)

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  • PN372
    Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Harry Pregerson, retired. (05/20/2019 legislative day)
  • S.163
    Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act (05/20/2019 legislative day)

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RSS Bills Presented to the President (Congress.Gov)

  • H.R.2379
    To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.

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  • Latest update on 02/19/2019
    Added Public Law number for H.J.Res. 31, Consolidated Appropriations Act 2019 and Conference Report, H.Rept. 116-9

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  • Most-Viewed Bills - Week of May 18, 2019
    H.R.5 - Equality Act H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 - Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019 S.386 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 H.Res.109 - Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. - MORE Health Education Act H.R.5428 - Stand with UK against […]

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  • The Homestead Act of 1862 May 20, 2019
    Today marks the 157th anniversary of the Homestead Act becoming law.  For a number of years before the Civil War, there had been interest in allocating public lands in the trans-Mississippi west to individual settlers, but for a variety of reasons, including arguments over the status of slavery in the territories and concerns by Northern […]
    Jim Martin
  • Happy World Whisky Day! May 17, 2019
    Tomorrow, May 18, 2019, is World Whisky Day, a day that “celebrates all types of whisky/whiskey and encourages everyone to enjoy whisky responsibly.” As a law blog, there is no better way to celebrate such a day than with a post on a whisky court case! On June 7, 2018, the European Court of Justice […]
    Jenny Gesley
  • A Fish, a Baseball, a Song May 16, 2019
    The end of the baseball reserve clause came to major league baseball players as an early Christmas gift on December 23, 1975, when arbitrator Peter Seitz ruled that two players, Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, were eligible to negotiate contracts with any team.  Prior to this time, major league players were bound under the reserve […]
    Jim Martin
  • On This Day: Swedish Supreme Court Established 230 Years Ago May 15, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific blogger and has contributed numerous posts for In Custodia Legis on a variety of legal topics, including 115 Years of Legal Education in Iceland, Raoul Wallenberg – Swedish-American Collaboration in Protection of Hungarian Jews , On the Shelf – Finnish […]
    Geraldine Davila Gonzalez
  • Abba, ABBA, EBU, EB Who? Eurovision! May 14, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific blogger and has contributed numerous posts for In Custodia Legis on a variety of legal topics, including the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe and 60th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights, […]
    Ruth Levush
  • In Full Bloom: Petworth Neighborhood Library — Pic of the Week May 10, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Every day on my way home, I walk past the two-and-a-half story Georgian Revival Petworth Neighborhood Library.  With the cherry blossom season recently ending, I somewhat nostalgically decided to share a photo that I took in April. The library […]
    Kelly McKenna
  • Rare Book Video – Harry Truman’s Law School Notebook May 8, 2019
    Our latest rare book video features a recent Law Library of Congress acquisition, President Harry S. Truman’s law school notebook.    
    Nathan Dorn
  • Congress.gov New, Tip, and Top for May 2019 May 6, 2019
    In April, Robert shared that the new “LIVE” icon was added to the homepage when a House committee hearing is streaming. With this month’s release, we have updated our committee profile pages so that when you click on legislation or other items in the list you will then have arrows to take you to the next and previous items […]
    Andrew Weber
  • 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe and 60th Anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights May 3, 2019
    The following is a guest post by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Elin is a prolific blogger and has contributed numerous posts for In Custodia Legis on a variety of legal topics, including 115 Years of Legal Education in Iceland, Raoul Wallenberg – Swedish-American Collaboration in Protection of Hungarian Jews , On the Shelf […]
    Donna Sokol
  • Eisenhower’s Temporary White House May 2, 2019
    If you are visiting in Pennsylvania, you should make a stop at Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg. President and Mrs. Eisenhower gave the house, the farm and the grounds to the United States government in 1967, and after their deaths, the National Park Service opened the site for visitors. President and Mrs. Eisenhower bought this farm […]
    Jennifer Davis