Bill Announcement: Signed Into Law

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the President signed into law:

H.R. 221, the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act,” which elevates the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism;

H.R. 1418, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020,” which authorizes Federal antitrust oversight of the health insurance industry;

H.R. 1472, which renames the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park;

H.R. 1492, the “Yucca House National Monument Expansion Act,” which authorizes the Department of the Interior to acquire, by donation, an approximately 160- acre parcel of privately-owned land for inclusion within the Yucca House National Monument in Colorado;

H.R. 1923, the “Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020,” which requires Treasury to redesign and issue certain circulating coins to honor prominent American women, the United States Semiquincentennial, and youth sports and the U.S. Paralympics;

H.R. 1925, which designates the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System;

H.R. 2444, the “Eastern European Security Act,” which authorizes the Secretary of State to make direct loans to certain NATO member countries under Section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act;

H.R. 2502, the “Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019,” which requires the General Services Administration to make prospectuses for certain public buildings publicly available on its website;

H.R. 2744, the “USAID Branding Modernization Act,” which authorizes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to use logos and various additional markings, including the U.S. flag, to identify USAID foreign assistance programs abroad;

H.R. 3153, the “Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act or the EFFORT Act,” which requires the National Science Foundation to support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction;

H.R. 3250, the “Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020,” which requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of the sites associated with the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the study area as a unit of the National Park System;

H.R. 4044, the “Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act,” which reauthorizes the National Estuary Program through FY 2026;

H.R. 4508, the “Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act,” which directs the U.S. Agency for International Development to award at least 50 percent of Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program scholarships to Pakistani women;

H.R. 4704, the “Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act,” which requires the National Science Foundation to support multidisciplinary research with potential relevance to suicide, including potential relevance to prevention and treatment;

H.R. 5126, the “Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 or the DESCEND Act of 2020,” which requires individuals fishing for Gulf reef fish to use certain descending devices;

H.R. 5472, the “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act,” which redesignates the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, as the Jimmy Carter National Historic Park;

S. 371, the “Building Up Independent Lives and Dreams Act or the BUILD Act,” which provides charitable organizations with flexibility when making mortgage disclosures;

S. 1310, the “Organization of American States Legislative Engagement Act of 2020,” which strengthens the participation of elected national legislators in the activities of the
Organization of American States and reaffirms United States support for Organization of American States human rights and anti-corruption initiatives; and

S. 5076, which authorizes the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to delegate authority to approve payroll and personnel actions.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the President signed into law:

S. 4996, the “Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020,” which establishes a Chapter 7 Trustee Fund to make additional payments to bankruptcy trustees and extends certain temporary bankruptcy judgeships.

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