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  1. Character Name: Noah Hawthorne Political Party: Republican Seat Held: Texas (I) Date of Birth: April 23, 1977 Place of Birth: Lubbock, TX Place of Residence: Abilene, TX Race/Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Christian - Church of Christ Family Information: Parents: Seth Hawthorne - b. February 3, 1958; Mary Beth Hawthorne (née Baker) - b. August 15, 1958 Siblings: Elijah Hawthorne - b. March 7, 1978; Jeremiah Hawthorne - b. August 28, 1980 Spouse: Sarah Hawthorne (née Franklin) - b. October 10, 1977 - m. July 27, 1999 Children: Samuel Hawthorne - b. June 5, 2000; Rachel Hawthorne - b. August 21, 2001; Leah Hawthorne - b. August 21, 2001; Jonah Hawthorne - b. May 19, 2010 Educational History: Lubbock High School - Diploma - 1995 Abilene Christian University - Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry - 1999 Occupational History: Student Minister at Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, TX (1999-2001) Enlisted Marine in the United States Marine Corps (2001-2009) U.S. Representative from Texas' 19th District (2011-2019) Junior U.S. Senator from Texas (2019-) Noah Matthew Hawthorne was born in Lubbock, Texas on April 23, 1977, the oldest of three sons to Seth and Mary Beth Hawthorne. His father Seth was the Preaching Minister at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, while his mother Mary Beth was a homemaker. Noah was active in the church from a young age and regularly participated in the church's youth activities. As a student at Lubbock High School he took Advanced Placement classes and was a member of the National Honor Society. He played football and wrestled for the Lubbock High Westerners, and he was also active with Young Life, a non-denominational Christian youth group. Noah attended Abilene Christian University, majoring in Bible and Ministry with plans to follow in his father's footsteps as a Preaching Minister in the Church of Christ. He was a linebacker for the Abilene Christian Wildcats, and during breaks he participated in service trips sponsored by the university. It was during one of these service trips that he met Sarah Franklin, a fellow ACU student, and the two began dating and later became engaged during their senior year. While at ACU, Noah began attending Highland Church of Christ in Abilene and became involved with its university ministry as well as its student ministry to high school teenagers. It was at ACU that Noah first developed an interest in politics, participating in the ACU College Republicans and ACU for Life, a pro-life student organization. Noah graduated from ACU in 1999 with his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry. After graduating from ACU, Noah decided to settle in Abilene and was hired to serve as the Student Minister at Highland Church of Christ. Sarah also began her career as the Early Childhood Coordinator at Highland Church of Christ, and is now the Children's Minister. She is also active in the church's community service activities. Noah and Sarah married on July 27, 1999, and welcomed their first son, Samuel, into the world on June 5, 2000. Sarah gave birth to twin daughters Rachel and Leah on August 21, 2001. Following the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, Noah and Sarah prayerfully made the decision that Noah would enlist in the United States Marine Corps to defend his family and his country against the threat of terrorism. Noah served in the Marine Corps for eight years, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. Noah is a combat veteran and did tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Noah and Sarah had their youngest son, Jonah, on May 19, 2010 following Noah's retirement from the Marine Corps. It was also after his time in the Marine Corps that Noah decided to enter politics. He felt he was being called to speak out against the direction in which President Barack Obama was taking America. He had supported the successful surge strategy in Iraq and he was adamantly opposed to President Obama's plan to withdraw troops, a move he saw as snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. He was also strongly opposed to the bank bailout, the Obama stimulus, and ObamaCare, regarding these policies as attempts to impose socialism on the American economy. In 2010, Noah was elected to represent Texas' 19th District in the U.S. Congress, bolstered by his military service and his family's strong community ties in Lubbock and Abilene, as well as his full-throated early support for the Tea Party movement and its aims. Noah was re-elected to three subsequent terms in Congress, serving for eight years. He was a member of the Tea Party Caucus and later the Freedom Caucus. Following Senator Ted Cruz's surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2018, Noah announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Despite endorsing Senator Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Noah became an enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump and his policies from the moment he clinched the 2016 nomination. His support for President Trump and his credibility with Tea Party and MAGA Republicans helped carry him to a win in the 2018 GOP Senate primaries. In November, he defeated Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke and was elected the Junior U.S. Senator from Texas.
  2. Brady

    Rosemarie DuBois-Granger (D-ME-1)

    Signing out. I have some stuff going on and I don't have time to play right now. I hope to be able to come back and play again at some point.
  3. Brady

    Leave of Absence

    LOA until Wednesday, I have some stuff going on in real life that needs attending to.
  4. Brady

    Vote: Family Leave Tax Credit Act

    The committee will now vote on this bill. 24 hours for voting. Aye
  5. The Chair withdraws this bill from the docket due to the absence of a plain English summary.
  6. Upon further reflection, the points raised by the minority members are well taken. The Chair withdraws this bill from the committee's docket.
  7. Madam Chairwoman, The schools that would be subject to this grant program aren't simply the author's favorite schools, but historic African-American land-grant colleges and universities. These schools have played a vital role in providing higher education to African-Americans, particularly in the fields of food and agricultural sciences. As the average age of farmers and producers continues to rise, and as so many African-Americans still find themselves socially and economically disadvantaged, these schools are more relevant than they've ever been. African-Americans need more paths to a middle class lifestyle, and America needs more farmers and producers -- the younger the better. By addressing both issues with more funding to these schools so they can continue to provide this needed education, this bill is a win-win and should enjoy bipartisan support. I yield.
  8. The Chair interprets the following to be a sufficient plain English summary: The request to withdraw this bill from the docket is therefore denied.
  9. Brady

    Vote: Family Leave Tax Credit Act

    The committee will come to order to debate this bill. 48 hours for debate.
  10. The committee will come to order to debate this bill. 48 hours for debate.
  11. The committee will come to order to debate this bill. 48 hours for debate.
  12. Mr.King(For himself and for others, with special thanks to Ms.Delauro) introduces to the House of Representatives A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable credit to grandparents who provide primary child care services without compensation for their grandchildren who are not their dependents. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Grandchild Tax Relief Act''. SEC. 2. REFUNDABLE CREDIT TO GRANDPARENTS PROVIDING PRIMARY CHILD CARE FOR GRANDCHILDREN NOT THEIR DEPENDENTS. (a) In General.--Subpart C of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to refundable credits) is amended by redesignating section 35 as section 36 and by inserting after section 34 the following new section: ``SEC. 35. GRANDPARENTS PROVIDING PRIMARY CHILD CARE FOR GRANDCHILDREN WHO ARE NOT THEIR DEPENDENTS. ``(a) In General.--In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year an amount equal to $1000 with respect to each qualifying grandchild for whom the taxpayer or the spouse of the taxpayer provides, without compensation, primary child care services during the taxable year. ``(b) Qualifying Grandchild.--For purposes of this section, the term `qualifying grandchild' means any individual-- ``(1) with respect to whom the taxpayer is not allowed a deduction under section 151 with respect to such individual for the taxable year, ``(2) who has not attained the age of 18 as of the close of the calendar year in which the taxable year of the taxpayer begins, and ``(3) who is a descendent of a son, daughter, stepson, or stepdaughter of the taxpayer or is a foster child of such a descendent, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter. For purposes of paragraph (3), the term `foster child' means a child who is placed by an authorized placement agency. ``(c) Primary Child Care Services.--For purposes of this section, an individual provides primary child care services for a taxable year if the individual provides such services for not less than 30 hours per week for 48 weeks of the taxable year. ``(d) Special Rules.--For purposes of this section-- ``(1) Deceased spouse or former spouse.--In the case of a taxpayer whose spouse is deceased or is a former spouse of the taxpayer, subsection (b)(3) shall be applied by substituting `or deceased or former spouse of the taxpayer' after `taxpayer' each place it occurs. ``(2) Identification requirement.--No credit shall be allowed under this section to a taxpayer with respect to any qualifying grandchild unless the taxpayer includes the name and taxpayer identification number of such qualifying grandchild on the return of tax for the taxable year. ``(3) Taxable year must be full taxable year.--Except in the case of a taxable year closed by reason of the death of the taxpayer, no credit shall be allowable under this section in the case of a taxable year covering a period of less than 12 months.''. (b) Conforming Amendments.-- (1) Paragraph (2) of section 1324(b) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting before the period ``, or from section 35 of such Code''. (2) The table of sections for subpart C of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking the last item and inserting the following new items: ``Sec. 35. Grandparents providing primary child care for grandchildren who are not their dependents. ``Sec. 36. Overpayments of tax.''. (c) Effective Date.-- (1) In general.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning with or after the taxable year with respect to which the conditions specified in paragraph (2) are satisfied. (2) Trigger mechanism.--The conditions specified in this paragraph are the following: (A) The credit under section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment)-- (i) is refundable, (ii) is available at a maximum level to those with an adjusted gross income limit of not less than $20,000 per year, indexed for inflation, (iii) is available at a minimal level to those with an adjusted gross income of not less than $40,000 per year, indexed for inflation, and (iv) is available to parents of infants ages 0-12 months without regard to out-of- pocket child care expenses of the parents. (B) The maximum amount of employment-related expenses that can be taken into account under section 21 of such Code is indexed for inflation. (C) The applicable percentage of expenses that are allowed under section 21 of such Code is increased to not less than 50 percent.
  13. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. GARVEY (for himself Mrs. DuBois-Granger, Mr. Blackstone and Mr Kane) introduced the following bill with thanks to Mr. HINCHEY; A BILL To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit employment discrimination based on participation in labor organization activities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘Employee Rights Protection Act of 1987’. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS. (a) DEFINITION- Section 701 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘(o) The term ‘labor organization activities’ includes-- ‘(1) organizing, forming, joining, or assisting a labor organization; ‘(2) bargaining collectively through employee representatives; and ‘(3) engaging in other employee concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining, or other employee mutual aid or protection.’. (b) PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION- (1) Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-2) is amended-- (A) in the heading by striking ‘OR NATIONAL ORIGIN’ and insert ‘NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR PARTICIPATION IN LABOR ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES’, (B) in subsection (a)-- (i) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (ii) in paragraph (2) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (C) in subsection (b) by striking ‘or national origin’ each place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (D) in subsection (c)-- (i) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (ii) in paragraph (2) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (E) in subsection (d) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (F) in subsection (h)-- (i) by striking ‘or national origin’ the first place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (ii) by striking ‘or national origin’ the second place it appears and inserting ‘, national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (G) in subsection (j) by striking ‘or national origin’ each place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, (H) in subsection (k)-- (i) in paragraph (1)(A)(i) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (ii) in paragraph (3) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (I) in subsection (l) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’. (2) Section 704(b) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)) is amended by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’. (3) Section 706(g)(2)(A) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’. (4) Section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-16) is amended-- (A) in subsection (a) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and (B) in subsection (c) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘, national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 1989. PES Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add references to discrimination on the basis of labor organization activities to provisions relating to various unlawful employment practices, enforcement, and Federal employment.
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