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H 2185 - Pittenger
Foreign Financial Institutions and Terrorism
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Requires the President to transmit to Congress determinations and certifications of whether foreign financial institutions listed in Attachment 3 or Attachment 4 to Annex II of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have facilitated transactions or provided services for foreign terrorist organizations, sanctioned foreign persons, or Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates.
H 2190 - Rutherford
Improvements in Managing Real Property
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002; directs the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department's real property portfolio.
H 2192 - McSally
Non-application of State Waiver Provisions
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; eliminates the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.
H 2194 - Hunter
Food and Drug Administration Authority
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Protects the public health; provides the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate e-liquids and personal electronic vaporizers, to reduce the morbidity and mortality resulting from cigarette smoking through the responsible regulation of e-liquids and personal electronic vaporizers as a tobacco harm reduction strategy.
H 2198 - Castro
Veterans Crisis Line
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that calls to medical facilities of the Department can be quickly redirected to the Veterans Crisis Line.
H 2200 - Smith C
Trafficking Victims Protection Act Reauthorization
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Reauthorizes the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
H 2202 - Green G
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; authorizes appointment of Doctors of Chiropractic to regular and reserve corps of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
H 2212 - Marino
Generic and Biosimilar Versions of Drugs
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Promotes competition in the market for drugs and biological products; facilitates the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
H 2215 - Perlmutter
Protections for Depository Institutions
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Creates protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses.
H 2219 - Royce
Financial Industry and Human Trafficking
04/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Increases the role of the financial industry in combating human trafficking.
HCONRES 63 - Rep. Ted Lieu (DEM-CA)
Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
<p>Expresses the sense of Congress regarding requirements and priorities for any infrastructure plan passed by Congress. </p>
HCONRES 71 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
10/26/2017 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
<p>Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2018 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2019-FY2027. </p> <p>Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 for:</p> <ul> <li>federal revenues, </li> <li>new budget authority, </li> <li>budget outlays, </li> <li>deficits (on-budget), </li> <li>debt subject to limit, </li> <li>debt held by the public, and </li> <li>the major functional categories of spending. </li> </ul> <p>Includes reconciliation instructions directing 11 specified House authorizing committees to submit deficit reduction legislation to the House Budget Committee by October 6, 2017. </p> <p>Sets forth budget enforcement procedures addressing: </p> <ul> <li> long-term direct spending; </li> <li> allocations for Overseas Contingency Operations/ ...
HCONRES 91 - Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Expressing the sense of Congress that public health professionals should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States on ""Public Health Thank You Day"", November 20, 2017.
11/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses the sense of Congress that public health professionals are to be celebrated, commended, and thanked on Public Health Thank You Day for their profoundly important contributions to the nation.</p>
HJRES 124 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Making further additional continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
...This division amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to provide continuing FY2018 appropriations to most federal agencies through January 19, 2018 (December 22, 2017, under current law). It prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing continuing resolution expires because the FY2018 appropriations bills have not been enacted. </p> <p>It also exempts security spending from sequestration (automatic spending cuts) for FY2018 and delays the sequestration for nonsecurity spending. </p> <p>DIVISION B--DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS </p> <p>This division provides appropriations to the Department of Defense for the remainder of FY2018, including emergency appropriations for missile defense programs. </p> <p>DIVISION C--CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT </p> ...
HJRES 125 - Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (REP-NJ)
Making an extension of continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
01/16/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
...This joint resolution amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to extend the expiration date of the FY2018 Continuing Resolution (CR) from January 19, 2018, to February 16, 2018. The joint resolution provides continuing appropriations for federal agencies through the earlier of February 16, 2018, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations legislation. It prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing CR expires.</p> <p> The joint resolution amends title XXI (Children's Health insurance Program) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act to extend funding through FY2023 for CHIP. In addition, the joint resolution: (1) extends through FY2023 funding for the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, the Pediatric ...
HJRES 87 - Rep. Jason Chaffetz (REP-UT)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ""Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality ...
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p>This joint resolution nullifies the rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency on July 5, 2016, relating to a revised state implementation plan for regional haze that was submitted by Utah under the Clean Air Act.</p>
HR 1027 - Rep. John Sarbanes (DEM-MD)
Hallways to Health Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Hallways to Health Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to:</p> <ul> <li>establish a grant program for school-based health centers to, with respect to children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP, facilitate access to services and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors; </li> <li>establish a demonstration program for the provision or expansion of telehealth services in school-based health centers; and </li> <li>require state Medicaid and CHIP programs to cover services furnished by school-based health centers.</li></ul> <p>In addition, the bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2022 and revise school-based health ...
HR 1068 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to revise regulations for drinking water contaminants, including by:</p> <ul> <li>requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine whether or not to regulate no fewer than 10 contaminants every 3 years (current law requires 5 contaminants every 5 years);</li> <li>revising the process and requirements for setting maximum containment levels in national primary drinking water regulations;</li> <li>directing the EPA to revise national primary drinking water regulations for lead and copper;</li> <li>setting deadlines for the EPA to publish maximum contaminant level goals and promulgate national drinking water regulations for perchlorate, perfluorinated compounds, and ...
HR 1071 - Rep. Paul Tonko (DEM-NY)
Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2017
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize for FY2018-FY2022 and revise the drinking water state revolving fund (SRF), including to require SRF-funded projects to use iron and steel produced in the United States. </p> <p> The bill revises requirements for state Intended Use Plans for SRF funds, including to require the plans to: (1) list systems that are not in compliance with national primary drinking water regulation, (2) reserve a specified amount of funding for assistance for disadvantaged communities, and (3) prioritize SRF funding for disadvantaged communities when steps to implement improvements to meet new drinking water standards are not affordable to those communities.</p> <p> The bill repeals: ...
HR 1072 - Rep. Mark Sanford (REP-SC)
Obamacare Replacement Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The bill eliminates HSA contribution limits and allows all individuals to make contributions to HSAs. HSAs may be used to pay for over-the-counter medications and health insurance. HSA distributions for abortion are subject to income tax.</p> <p>The tax deduction for medical care is expanded to include exercise equipment and services, nutritional supplements, and certain primary care fees. Physicians may deduct uncompensated and charity care.</p> <p>The bill provides for the establishment and governance of: (1) independent health pools, which offer health insurance coverage to their members; and (2) association health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by business associations.</p> <p>Individual health insurance coverage is governed by the laws of a state designated by the ...
HR 1100 - Rep. Lee Zeldin (REP-NY)
Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act</strong></p> <p>This bill exempts veterans from Department of Veteran Affairs medical copayments for medication or hospital care and medical services related to preventive health services.</p> <p> The bill includes in the definition of preventive health services: (1) evidence-based items or services that have an A or B rating in the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force; (2) immunizations that have a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to the individual involved; and (3) with respect to women, such additional preventive care and screenings not otherwise described in (1) as provided for in guidelines ...
HR 1105 - Rep. Rick Allen (REP-GA)
Stop WOTUS Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
<p><b>Stop WOTUS Act</b></p> <p>This bill nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule published on June 29, 2015, which defines the scope of waters protected under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act).</p>
HR 1106 - Rep. Mark Amodei (REP-NV)
Small Tracts Conveyance Act
03/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Forest Service approves a request for additional acreage. An adjacent landholder may only acquire one eligible parcel a year, subject to an exception. </p> <p> The BLM or the Forest Service, as consideration for the sale of an eligible parcel, shall require a cash payment that is equal to at least the fair market value of such parcel, including the mineral estate, being conveyed. </p> <p> The purchaser of an eligible federal lands parcel under this bill shall cover the costs to be incurred, or to reimburse the BLM or the Forest Service for the costs incurred, in carrying out the conveyance. </p> <p> A conveyance of an eligible federal lands parcel under this bill is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement under ...
HR 1121 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017
02/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and Internal Revenue Code are revised to maintain PPACA consumer protections. Specifically, the bill would maintain the:</p> <ul> <li>requirement for health insurance to cover preexisting conditions,</li> <li>requirement for health insurers to accept every employer and every individual applying for coverage,</li> <li>prohibition against health insurers discriminating against individuals based on health status factors,</li> <li>prohibition against collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and</li> <li>requirements for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.</li> </ul>
HR 1154 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...This bill requires the U.S. Coast Guard to: (1) address the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel into navigable waters, including ballast water discharges; and (2) preempt applicable state laws and federal regulations issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). Ballast water is water and suspended matter taken on board a commercial vessel to control or maintain trim, draught, stability, or stresses of the commercial vessel.</p> <p>This bill requires commercial vessels to meet ballast water discharge standards established by the Coast Guard.</p> <p>By 2022, the Coast Guard must complete an effectiveness review to determine whether revising ballast water discharge standards will result in reducing ...
HR 1156 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017
03/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to repeal specified limitations, for purposes of Medicare participation, on self-referrals by newly constructed or expanded physician-owned hospitals.</p>
HR 1167 - Rep. Mia Love (REP-UT)
Enhancing Opportunities for Medical Doctors Act of 2017
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to redistribute unused residency positions for which graduate medical education costs are paid under Medicare. Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must: (1) reduce a hospital's resident limit by a specified amount if the hospital has unused residency positions and is not a rural hospital with fewer than 250 acute care inpatient beds, and (2) increase the resident limit for each qualifying hospital that applies for an increase. In aggregate, the number of increased positions shall equal the number of reduced positions. The bill establishes specified priorities, limitations, and capacity considerations with respect to redistribution.</p>
HR 1175 - Rep. Erik Paulsen (REP-MN)
Health Savings Act of 2017
03/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
<p><strong>Health Savings Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to health savings accounts (HSAs), to: </p> <ul> <li>rename high deductible health plans as HSA-qualified health plans; </li> <li>allow spouses who have both attained age 55 to make catch-up contributions to the same HSA; </li> <li>make Medicare Part A (hospital insurance benefits) beneficiaries eligible to participate in an HSA;</li> <li>allow individuals eligible for hospital care or medical services under a program of the Indian Health Service or a tribal organization to participate in an HSA; </li> <li>allow members of a health care sharing ministry to participate in an HSA; </li> <li>allow individuals who receive primary care services in exchange for a fixed periodic ...
HR 1179 - Rep. Tom Rice (REP-SC)
Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to revise requirements concerning citizen suits. Litigation costs (including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees) must be awarded to the prevailing party, thus the bill removes a court's discretion to award the fees. A prevailing party is defined as the party that prevails on more than half of the claims at issue.</p> <p>The bill repeals the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny or restrict the use of any area as a disposal site for dredged or fill material when the discharge of those materials would have an unacceptable adverse effect on municipal water supplies, shellfish beds and fishery areas, wildlife, or recreational areas.</p> <p>Current law requires ...
HR 1201 - Rep. Rodney Davis (REP-IL)
EACH Act
07/26/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 529.
<p><strong>Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing and for whom the acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religious beliefs from the requirement to purchase and maintain minimum essential health care coverage. </p>
HR 1246 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017
03/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exclude premiums paid by residents of U.S. territories from a health insurer's net premiums when calculating the annual fee on the health insurer, thereby lowering the fee for health insurers that collect such premiums. These premiums are still included in total health premiums when calculating the annual fee on health insurers, thus the total amount collected annually from health insurers is reduced.
HR 1261 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act
03/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
<p><b>Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act</b></p> <p>This bill nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule signed on May 27, 2015, which describes the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act).</p> <p>Under this bill, the Clean Water Act applies to waters of the United States that are: (1) navigable-in-fact; or (2) permanent or continuously flowing bodies of water that form geographical features commonly known as streams, oceans, rivers, and lakes that are connected to waters that are navigable-in-fact.</p> <p>Under this bill, the Act does not apply to: (1) waters that do not physically abut those waters of the United States through an actual and continuous surface water connection; (2) man-made or natural ...
HR 1275 - Rep. Pete Sessions (REP-TX)
World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017
03/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...States may enroll uninsured residents in high deductible health plans. Individuals must be permitted to opt-out of this coverage.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must develop a risk adjustment mechanism for health insurance in the individual market.</p> <p>For residents of a state to qualify for premium subsidies or the health insurance tax credit in this bill, the state must permit health insurance with an annual limit on benefits to be sold on its exchange.</p> <p>The bill establishes an advanceable, refundable health insurance tax credit for taxpayers enrolled in coverage that does not cover abortion except in certain circumstances.</p> <p>States may: (1) apply to HHS to use unclaimed health insurance tax credits for indigent health care; and (2) enroll ...
HR 1307 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Public Option Deficit Reduction Act
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer a public health insurance option that ensures choice, competition, and stability of affordable, high-quality coverage throughout the United States. The bill declares that HHS's primary responsibility is to create a low-cost plan without compromising quality or access to care.</p> <p>The bill sets forth provisions related to the establishment and governance of the public health insurance option, including that plans under the option must: (1) be offered only through health insurance exchanges; (2) comply with requirements for plans offered through exchanges, including requirements related to benefits, benefit levels, provider networks, notices, consumer ...
HR 1313 - Rep. Virginia Foxx (REP-NC)
Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
12/11/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 341.
...This bill exempts workplace wellness programs from: (1) limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on medical examinations and inquiries of employees, (2) the prohibition on collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and (3) limitations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 on collecting the genetic information of employees or family members of employees. This exemption applies to workplace wellness programs that comply with limits on rewards for employees participating in the program.</p> <p>Workplace wellness programs may provide for more favorable treatment of individuals with adverse health factors, such as a disability.</p> Collection of information about a disease or disorder of a family member as part of a ...
HR 1355 - Rep. David Schweikert (REP-AZ)
Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Clean Air Act to give states the option of monitoring lead, ozone, particulate matter, or sulfur dioxide by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors under their state implementation plans.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency: (1) may not enforce a requirement concerning the method of monitoring unless the state is acting in bad faith, and (2) must allow states to base determinations on whether national ambient air quality standards for the air pollutants were exceeded on data derived from such monitoring.</p>
HR 1369 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2017
03/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
<p><b>Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill reaffirms existing amendments to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and certain other provisions of law relating to health care for Native Americans.</p> <p>The bill prohibits federal funds provided by those amendments from being used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that covers abortion, except when a women's life would otherwise be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.</p>
HR 1370 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.
12/22/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-96.
<p><strong>Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of DHS's Blue Campaign, to issue DHS-wide guidance to, and develop training programs for, appropriate DHS personnel regarding:</p> <ul> <li>types of information that should be collected and recorded in information technology systems utilized by DHS to help identify individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking,</li> <li>systematic and routine information sharing regarding such individuals among DHS components,</li> <li>techniques to identify suspected victims of trafficking along the U.S. border,</li> <li>techniques specifically for Transportation ...
HR 1408 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
Access to Insurance for All Americans Act
03/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
HR 1409 - Rep. Leonard Lance (REP-NJ)
Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health plans that cover anticancer medications administered by a health care provider to provide no less favorable cost sharing for patient-administered anticancer medications. This requirement applies to medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration that is prescribed based on a finding by the treating physician that the medication is medically necessary for cancer treatment and is clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, extent site, and duration.</p> To comply with this requirement, health plans may not, for anticancer medications: (1) change or replace benefits to increase out-of-pocket costs; (2) reclassify benefits to increase costs; or (3) apply more restrictive limitations to orally ...
HR 1420 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Know Before You Fly Act
03/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
<p><b>Know Before You Fly Act</b></p> <p>This bill makes it an unfair or deceptive practice for an air carrier, foreign air carrier, or ticket agent to fail to disclose in its Internet fare quotation a clear and prominent statement of checked baggage and carry-on baggage fees, along with a prominent website link to a list of all such fees.</p> <p> A covered air carrier shall publish on its website a clear statement indicating whether it will provide passengers whose travel is interrupted due to a widespread disruption:</p> <ul> <li>hotel accommodations;</li> <li>ground transportation;</li> <li>meal vouchers;</li> <li>transportation on another air carrier to the passenger's destination; and </li> <li>sleeping facilities, food, and water inside the airport terminal.</li> </ul> <p>A ...
HR 1433 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
Strengthening Preventive Health Care for Service Members Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...The bill makes immunizations and health promotion and disease prevention visits available to all dependents. (Currently, different health care provisions apply to dependents based upon whether they are under, or at least, six years old.)</p>
HR 1435 - Rep. Luis Gutierrez (DEM-IL)
Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2017
03/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill allows undocumented aliens to obtain health care coverage by amending: (1) the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate the restriction of the tax credit for health care insurance premium assistance to persons lawfully present in the United States; and (2) the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to eliminate restrictions of benefits under such Act, including cost-sharing reduction, pre-existing condition coverage, and minimum essential health care coverage, to persons lawfully present in the United States. This expanded coverage is effective for taxable or plan years beginning after December 31, 2017. </p> <p>The bill also extends PPACA benefits to individuals who are granted deferral from removal under specified Department of Homeland Security ...
HR 1436 - Rep. Jim Jordan (REP-OH)
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.
03/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...For one year, the bill restricts the availability of federal funding for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America). </p> <p>This bill amends the Social Security Act, including to end the expansion of Medicaid under PPACA on December 31, 2018.</p> <p>The tax on high-cost, employer-sponsored health coverage (popularly known as the "Cadillac tax") does not apply after 2018.</p> <p>The bill revises provisions regarding health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements, including to allow payments for over-the-counter medications.</p> <p>The bill eliminates various taxes and fees imposed by PPACA, including the tax on medical devices, the annual fee ...
HR 1443 - Rep. David McKinley (REP-WV)
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
<p><b>Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act</b></p> <p>This bill revises a variety of programs to encourage energy efficiency in buildings, industry, the federal government, and certain appliances, including by:</p> <ul> <li>requiring states and Indian tribes to measure their compliance with certain residential and commercial building energy codes;</li> <li>requiring the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants for establishing building training and assessment centers at institutions of higher education;</li> <li>requiring DOE to establish a process to recognize schools for implementing energy efficient and renewable energy projects;</li> <li>directing DOE to carry out an industry-government partnership program to research, develop, and demonstrate new sustainable ...
HR 1525 - Rep. Jason Smith (REP-MO)
Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
<p><b>Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements Act</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits federal officials and employees from entering into settlements that provide for payment of attorney's fees by the federal government in cases brought under the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act), or the Endangered Species Act of 1973.</p>
HR 1565 - Rep. Andy Barr (REP-KY)
Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
...The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must publish clinical practice guidelines provided and maintained by national or state medical societies or medical specialty societies designated by HHS. HHS must ensure that guidelines are developed in accordance with certain standards, including standards related to transparency, the composition of the panel, and the review of existing evidence. Professional organizations and participants in guideline development may not be held liable for injury allegedly caused by adherence to a guideline to which they contributed.</p> <p>The bill does not preempt: (1) any state or federal law that imposes greater procedural or substantive protections for health care providers and health care organizations from liability, loss, or damages than those ...
HR 1592 - Rep. Ted Yoho (REP-FL)
Holding Health Insurers Harmless Act
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
This bill exempts health insurers and group health plan sponsors from penalties for offering coverage or plans that fail to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Coverage and plans must continue to comply with: (1) the prohibition on excluding preexisting conditions from coverage, and (2) the requirement for coverage of dependent children to be available until the dependent turns 26 years old.
HR 1625 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
03/23/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-141.
...This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that the State Department and federal law enforcement should work in concert to offer rewards that target human traffickers who threaten U.S. national security and humanitarian interests by preying on the most vulnerable people. </p> <p>The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to include severe forms of human trafficking in the definition of "transnational organized crime" for purposes of such program.</p>
HR 1628 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
American Health Care Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 120.
...For one year, certain federal funds may not be made available to states for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America).</p> <p>The bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to limit, based on enrollment, federal funding for Medicaid beginning in FY2020.</p> <p>Beginning in 2020, the bill eliminates: (1) the enhanced federal matching rate for new enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA, and (2) the state option to extend Medicaid coverage to such enrollees. At least every six months, states must redetermine the eligibility of enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA.</p> <p>The bill repeals other changes made to Medicaid by PPACA and modifies additional Medicaid provisions.</p> <p>Cost sharing ...
HR 164 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Increasing Access to Voluntary Screening for HIV/AIDS and STIs Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) and title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require Medicare and state Medicaid programs to provide routine HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening services. State Medicaid programs must provide these services without cost sharing for the screened individual.<br> <br> The bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to require group health plans and health insurers to provide coverage for routine HIV/AIDS and STI screening under no less favorable terms than other routine health screenings. The bill prohibits activities to avoid these requirements.</p> <p>State Medicaid programs may receive enhanced federal matching funds for ...
HR 1647 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act of 2017
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><strong>Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act of 2017</strong> </p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish in the Treasury a Water Infrastructure Trust Fund and appropriates to it amounts equivalent to the fees received in the Treasury before January 1, 2023, under this bill.</p> <p>The bill requires 50% of amounts in the fund to be available to the Environmental Protection Agency for capitalization grants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act or CWA) and 50% to be available for capitalization grants under the Safe Drinking Water Act.</p> <p>Amounts in the fund may not be made available for a fiscal year unless the amount of funds appropriated to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund through annual capitalization grants is ...
HR 1653 - Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
Drinking Water Affordability Act
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Drinking Water Affordability Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to revise requirements concerning national primary drinking water regulations, including by:</p> <ul> <li>removing a requirement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintain, or provide greater, protection of human health when revising those regulations;</li> <li>extending the repayment schedule for loans from the drinking water state revolving funds (SRFs); </li> <li>authorizing states to protect public drinking water source areas;</li> <li>removing federal reporting requirements if state or local requirements are not less stringent than federal requirements; and </li> <li>requiring the EPA to conduct a review on best practices for streamlining the application process for public water ...
HR 1671 - Rep. Lou Barletta (REP-PA)
Verify First Act
03/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Verify First Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require taxpayers to provide their Social Security numbers on their tax returns to be eligible for the health insurance premium tax credit. </p>
HR 1673 - Rep. John Conyers (DEM-MI)
Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2017
04/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) establish a Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Trust Fund; (2) modify the definition of subpart F income (i.e., income of a controlled foreign corporation earned outside the United States that is not tax-deferred) to include income of a controlled foreign corporation derived from a foreign country; and (3) transfer to the fund revenues from the newly included subpart F income.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture must allocate funds from the trust fund to specified clean water programs, drinking water programs, and water well systems.</p> <p>The bill amends Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to authorize the EPA to make grants for ...
HR 1674 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
03/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
<p><b>Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act</b></p> <p>This bill reauthorizes the Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study, the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006, the Long Island Sound Grants, and Long Island Sound Stewardship Grants through FY2023.</p> <p>The bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to direct the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of the Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study to include in studies on strengthening the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Long Island Sound: (1) environmental impacts on the sound watershed; and (2) planning initiatives that identify areas most suitable for various activities in order to reduce ...
HR 1718 - Rep. Mo Brooks (REP-AL)
ObamaCare Repeal Act
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of December 31, 2017. Provisions of law amended by those Acts are restored. </p>
HR 1726 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017
06/27/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
...This bill reorganizes several provisions of title 14 (Coast Guard) of the United States Code, including U.S. Coast Guard acquisitions, and other provisions.</p> <p>The bill expands the duties of several federal advisory committees that provide advice to the Coast Guard, including the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee, by requiring that each committee meet at least once per year.Additionally, each committee must terminate on September 30, 2027. Currently, some committees are permanent and some have earlier termination dates.</p> <p>The bill also repeals the provision that allows enlisted members of the Coast Guard who are discharged for bad conduct, undesirability, unsuitability, or inaptitude to be furnished civilian clothing at a cost not to exceed $30 per person.</p>
HR 175 - Rep. Steve King (REP-IA)
ObamaCare Repeal Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Provisions of law amended by those Acts are restored. </p>
HR 1766 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Medical Practice Freedom Act of 2017
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Medical Practice Freedom Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services or any state from requiring a health care provider, as a condition of the provider's licensure, to participate in a health plan or comply with requirements for meaningful use of electronic health records.</p>
HR 177 - Rep. Steve King (REP-IA)
To bar Supreme Court decisions in certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cases from citation.
01/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
<p>This bill bars the Supreme Court from citing for the purpose of precedence [<em>sic</em>] in all future cases the following Supreme Court decisions concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:</p> <ul> <li><i>National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius</i>, </li> <li><i>King v. Burwell</i>, and </li> <li><i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc</i>.</li></ul> </p>
HR 1776 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act
04/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends provisions of various laws relating to prescription-drug pricing and affordability. Specifically, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>expands reporting requirements for drug manufacturers and establishes corresponding civil penalties for noncompliance; </li> <li>adds reporting requirements for certain nonprofit patient-assistance programs; </li> <li>requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress on the impact of patient-assistance programs on prescription-drug pricing and expenditures; </li> <li>requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain prescription drugs under the Medicare program; </li> <li>requires the GAO to report to Congress on such negotiations conducted by the CMS; </li> <li>requires the ...
HR 182 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
Stop Obamacare Spam Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Stop Obamacare Spam Act of 2017</b></p> This bill prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from using collected fees to advertise health insurance exchanges.
HR 1826 - Rep. Gerald Connolly (DEM-VA)
Medicaid Expansion Incentive Act of 2017
03/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide additional federal Medicaid funding to states participating in Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amount of additional funding shall be based upon the net reduction in federal funding for nonparticipating states.</p> <p>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must publish annually, with respect to each nonparticipating state: (1) the amount of federal funding forgone by the state as a result of its nonparticipation, and (2) the number of individuals who would have gained coverage had the state participated.</p>
HR 1892 - Rep. John Larson (DEM-CT)
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
02/09/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-123.
...This bill authorizes the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder (public safety officer) working in such jurisdiction who dies while serving in the line of duty.</p>
HR 1933 - Rep. John Duncan (REP-TN)
Health Care Options Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Health Care Options Act of 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to temporarily permit certain individuals to use the premium assistance tax credit to purchase health insurance outside of an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA). </p> <p>The bill applies to individuals who reside in a rating area or county that the Department of Health and Human Services has certified has no qualified health plans offered through an exchange established under PPACA. </p> <p>Individuals residing in the areas or counties may use the premium assistance tax credit through 2019 to enroll in a plan outside of an exchange if the plan is: (1) authorized by the state in which the taxpayer resides to be offered in the individual market, or (2) is a ...
HR 195 - Rep. Steve Russell (REP-OK)
Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.
01/22/2018 - Became Public Law No: 115-120.
<p><b>Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill bars the Government Publishing Office from furnishing a printed copy of the Federal Register without charge to any Member of Congress or any other office of the United States during a year unless:</p> <ul> <li>the Member or office requests a printed copy of a specific issue of the Federal Register; or </li> <li>during that year or the previous year, the Member or office requested a subscription to printed copies of the Federal Register for that year.</li></ul>
HR 1969 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
...This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states, in order to obtain primary enforcement responsibility for a state underground injection control program, to prohibit the underground injection of fluids or propping agents pursuant to hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities unless the person proposing to conduct the hydraulic fracturing operations agrees to conduct testing and report data in accordance with this bill. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation.</p> <p>Regulations under the Act for state ...
HR 1971 - Rep. Lloyd Smucker (REP-PA)
Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Act addressed in the plan. Those permits may include a schedule of compliance that allows actions for meeting water quality-based effluent limitations to be implemented over more than one permit term if the compliance schedules are authorized by state water quality standards. Those actions may include implementing green infrastructure as part of a water quality-based effluent limitation. (Green infrastructure includes measures that mimic natural processes to store, reuse, or reduce stormwater.)</p> <p>The bill establishes an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide: (1) technical assistance to municipalities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and (2) information to the EPA to ensure that agency ...
HR 1991 - Rep. Lou Barletta (REP-PA)
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
04/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act </strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude services rendered by bona-fide volunteers providing firefighting and prevention services, emergency medical services, or ambulance services to a state or local government or a tax-exempt charitable organization from the category of services usually rendered by an employee of an applicable large employer subject to the mandate to provide minimum essential health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), thus exempting such employers from PPACA requirements with respect to such volunteers.</p> <p>The bill defines "bona fide volunteer" as an employee of any government entity and any tax-exempt charitable ...
HR 2 - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (REP-TX)
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
08/02/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
<p><b>Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 </b></p> <p>This bill (commonly known as the farm bill) reauthorizes through FY2023 and modifies Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that address:</p> <ul> <li>commodity support, </li> <li> conservation, </li> <li> trade and international food aid, </li> <li> nutrition assistance, </li> <li>farm credit, </li> <li> rural development, </li> <li> research and extension activities,</li> <li> forestry, </li> <li>horticulture, and </li> <li> crop insurance. </li> </ul> <p>The bill modifies agriculture and nutrition policies to: </p> <ul> <li> expand the work requirements and modify the eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), </li> <li> repeal the Conservation ...
HR 200 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
07/12/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p><b>Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act </b></p> <p>This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).</p> <p>Revisions are made to: (1) requirements for fishery management plans for overfished fisheries; and (2) catch limit requirements, including by authorizing Regional Fishery Management Councils to consider changes in an ecosystem and the economic needs of the fishing communities when establishing the limits.</p> <p>To distinguish between fish that are depleted due to fishing and those that are depleted for other reasons, the term "depleted" replaces the term "overfished" throughout the MSA.</p> <p>Fishery impact statements must analyze the ...
HR 2001 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
FRESHER Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
<p><b>Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2017 or the FRESHER Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to eliminate a prohibition on the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for discharges of certain collected, uncontaminated stormwater runoff from mining operations or oil and gas operations. </p> <p>The Department of the Interior must study stormwater runoff associated with oil or gas operations, including an analysis of: (1) measurable contamination, (2) groundwater resources, and (3) the susceptibility of aquifers to contamination from stormwater runoff associated ...
HR 2004 - Rep. Steve Chabot (REP-OH)
Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (SEASON) Act
05/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Department of Homeland Security. Additional filings with the Department of Labor are not required. </p> <p> H-2B employer requirements are set forth regarding: (1) petitions, (2) admissions and maximum stay in status, (3) housing, (4) enforcement, (5) transportation, (6) recruitment, (7) U.S. worker protections, and (8) wages. </p> <p> An H-2B worker shall not be entitled to: (1) tax credit assistance for a qualified health plan, and shall be subject to plan rules applicable to individuals not lawfully present in the United States; (2) the child tax credit; and (3) the earned income tax credit.</p>
HR 2012 - Rep. Diana DeGette (DEM-CO)
Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
...This bill repeals the exemption for hydraulic fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation.</p> <p>The chemicals intended for use in underground injections must be disclosed before the hydraulic fracturing operations commence. The chemicals actually used must also be disclosed at the end of the operations. The disclosure must be made to state underground injection programs or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if the EPA has primary enforcement ...
HR 208 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Ensuring Health Care Opportunities Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill waives certain health insurance benefit requirements in states with a county where only one health insurer offers individual coverage. In these states, health plans are not required to provide essential health benefits to be offered in the individual or small group market or through the health insurance exchange. (Plans offered in the individual market or through an exchange fulfill the requirement for individuals to maintain minimum essential coverage.)</p>
HR 2086 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
No Coverage, No Penalty Act
04/12/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>No Coverage, No Penalty Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from the requirement to maintain minimum essential health coverage (commonly referred to as the individual mandate) individuals who reside in a rating area or county in which the Department of Health and Human Services certifies that no qualified health plans are offered through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p>
HR 210 - Rep. Don Young (REP-AK)
Native American Energy Act
10/04/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 15.
This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to permit certain entities to appraise Indian land or trust assets involved in a transaction requiring Department of Interior approval. (Currently, Interior sets appraisal requirements.) A tribe may waive the requirement for an appraisal.</p> <p>Certain agencies within Interior must use a uniform system of reference numbers and tracking systems for oil and gas wells. </p> <p>This bill amends the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to make environmental impact statements for major federal actions (excluding actions related to gaming) on Indian lands available only to certain entities. </p> <p>The bill sets forth provisions for the judicial review of a cause of action related to energy development on Indian land.</p> <p>This bill amends ...
HR 2135 - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DEM-NY)
Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act
05/02/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
...The bill designates specified areas as wildland recovery areas. The Department of Agriculture shall develop a wildland recovery plan for each recovery area. </p> <p> A specified panel of independent scientists shall study roadless lands greater than 1,000 acres that are within the National Forest System in the Wild Rockies bioregion in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming and that are not designated as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System for their role in maintaining biological diversity in the Northern Rockies and as part of the overall forest reserve system. Any new road construction or reconstruction or timber harvest is prohibited in those lands after the evaluation without an Act of Congress. Oil or gas leasing, mining, or other development which ...
HR 2180 - Rep. Jackie Speier (DEM-CA)
Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
...This bill expands the TRICARE health care program to entitle additional female beneficiaries and dependents to care related to the prevention of pregnancy. (Currently, such care is limited to certain female members of the uniformed service or a reserve component performing active duty or certain servicewomen performing inactive-duty training.)</p> <p> Cost-sharing may not be imposed or collected for such pregnancy prevention care, including for any method of contraception provided through a facility of the uniformed services, the TRICARE retail pharmacy program, or the national mail-order pharmacy program.</p> <p> Such pregnancy prevention care shall include: (1) all methods of contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), (2) contraceptive care, (3) sterilization ...
HR 2192 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.
06/07/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, if the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) is enacted, to make plans made available by the federal government to Members of Congress and congressional staff subject to state waivers of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement for health insurance to cover the essential health benefits and PPACA restrictions on premium variation by age and health status.</p>
HR 2224 - Rep. Adrian Smith (REP-NE)
Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2234 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act
04/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p><strong>Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to grant ""Recognizing Inspiring School Employees"" awards to classified public school employees, within certain occupational specialties, who provide exemplary service to students in prekindergarten through higher education.</p> <p>ED must annually select an awardee, out of nominations received from states, from any of the following occupational specialties: (1) paraeducator services, (2) clerical and administrative services, (3) transportation services, (4) food and nutrition services, (5) custodial and maintenance services, (6) security services, (7) health and student services, (8) technical services, and (9) skilled trades.<br /></p>
HR 2259 - Rep. Ted Poe (REP-TX)
Sam Farr Peace Corps Enhancement Act
07/11/2018 - Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 508.
...The President shall ensure that each overseas post has appropriate medical services, including by detailing to such a post the licensed medical staff of other U.S. agencies.</p> <p>Each volunteer applicant shall be provided with information regarding crime and health risks and volunteer satisfaction with respect to the country in which the applicant has been invited to serve.</p> <p>The Office of Victim Advocacy in the Peace Corps headquarters is made permanent.</p> <p>The bill: (1) expands membership of the Sexual Assault Advisory Council, (2) requires at least one council member to have mental health field expertise, and (3) extends the council through October 1, 2023. </p> <p>The President shall conduct annual volunteer surveys through September 30, 2023 (currently through September 30, ...
HR 2261 - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DEM-FL)
Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
This bill makes an owner of oil responsible for oil spill cleanup. Currently, owners of oil are only responsible if the oil is being transported in a single-hull vessel.</p> <p>This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permit the Coast Guard or the Department of Commerce to request a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of any accident occurring in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). </p> <p>Commerce must establish an inspection fee for OCS facilities for the cost of inspections of facilities and other duties.</p> <p>This bill requires a comprehensive review of the capacity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to respond to oil spills. NOAA must develop and maintain oil spill trajectory modeling capability.</p> <p></s>The Coast Guard ...
HR 2267 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2323 - Rep. Judy Chu (DEM-CA)
San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act
05/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act</b></p> <p>This bill establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area in California as a unit of the National Park System, consisting of approximately 51,107 acres of identified federal lands and interests.</p> <p>The Department of the Interior must cooperate with the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop opportunities for the management of the federal lands under DOD jurisdiction that are included within the recreation area. </p> <p>The bill establishes the San Gabriel National Recreation Area Public Advisory Council and the San Gabriel National Recreation Area Partnership. <p>Interior and the San Gabriel National Recreation Area Public Advisory Council shall create a comprehensive management plan for the recreation ...
HR 2328 - Rep. Marcia Fudge (DEM-OH)
Low-Income Sewer and Water Assistance Program Act of 2017
05/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to require the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a pilot program that awards grants to at least 10 eligible entities for assisting low-income households maintain access to sanitation (water and sewer) services. In order to be eligible for grants, entities must be municipalities, or public entities that own or operate public water systems, that are affected by consent decrees related to compliance with standards under that Act.</p>
HR 2342 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
Common Sense Employer Notification of Special Enrollment Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4379)
This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and the Public Health Service Act to expand notification requirements for health plans regarding beneficiaries who would lose coverage if not for continuation coverage (e.g., due to job termination) to include providing notice of: (1) guaranteed availability of coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including special enrollment periods; and (2) special enrollment periods for Medicare.
HR 2355 - Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act
05/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Act addressed in the plan. Those permits may include a schedule of compliance that allows actions for meeting water quality-based effluent limitations to be implemented over more than one permit term if the compliance schedules are authorized by state water quality standards. Those actions may include implementing green infrastructure as part of a water quality-based effluent limitation. (Green infrastructure includes measures that mimic natural processes to store, reuse, or reduce stormwater.)</p> <p>The bill establishes an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide: (1) technical assistance to municipalities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and (2) information to the EPA to ensure that agency ...
HR 2372 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
VETERAN Act
02/06/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
...Under current law, the premium assistance tax credit is a refundable tax credit provided to eligible individuals and families to subsidize the purchase of health insurance plans through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Individuals eligible for minimum essential health coverage from certain sources other than the individual insurance market are not eligible for the credit.) </p>
HR 2404 - Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]
Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017
05/22/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4418-4419)
HR 244 - Rep. Paul Cook (REP-CA)
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
05/05/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-31.
...Labor shall begin soliciting applications by January 31, stop accepting applications not earlier than April 30, and finish application review by August 31. The President shall notify chosen applicants no later than October 11. Medallions shall be awarded in November.</p> <p>Labor shall establish two levels of medallions for large and small employers, to be designated the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion and the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion. The bill prescribes awards criteria.</p> <p>A recipient: (1) may publicly display the medallion and certificate through the end of the calendar year, and (2) may not publicly display the award as part of any advertisement implying receipt of the award for any calendar year other than the one in which it was awarded.</p> <p>The bill establishes the HIRE Vets ...
HR 246 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill repeals a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes an annual fee on a health insurance provider based on its net premium income.</p>
HR 2475 - Rep. Robert Scott (DEM-VA)
Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017
05/17/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 2479 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
<p><b>Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes appropriations for the nation's infrastructure, including appropriations for:</p> <ul> <li>secure broadband internet access, with a prioritization on expanding broadband access in unserved areas;</li> <li>drinking water improvements, such as appropriations for the drinking water state revolving fund and programs for reducing lead in drinking water;</li> <li>the electric power grid, with a focus on grid modernization, security, resiliency, and efficiency;</li> <li>energy efficiency in buildings, including homes and schools;</li> <li>incentives for natural gas distribution companies to improve the public safety and environmental performance of the natural gas distribution system (e.g., pipeline ...
HR 2510 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2017
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 2516 - Rep. David Young (REP-IA)
Freedom from the ACA Tax Penalty Act
05/18/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Freedom from the ACA Tax Penalty Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from the requirement to maintain minimum essential health coverage (commonly referred to as the individual mandate) individuals who reside in a rating area in which the Department of Health and Human Services certifies that no qualified health plans are offered through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p>
HR 2518 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017
06/26/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 133.
HR 2536 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Renew America's Schools Act of 2017
05/18/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
...This bill requires the Department of Energy to provide competitive grants for making energy improvements in schools. Specifically, grants may be awarded for:</p> <ul> <li>any improvement, repair, or renovation to a school that will result in a direct reduction in school energy costs; </li> <li> any improvement, repair, renovation, or installation that leads to an improvement in teacher and student health, such as indoor air quality; and </li> <li>the installation of renewable energy technologies (e.g., wind power) involved in the improvement, repair, or renovation to a school. </li> </ul>
HR 2575 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
BENES Act of 2017
06/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act of 2017 or the BENES Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code to:</p> <ul> <li>establish requirements for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to notify individuals of their potential eligibility for Medicare, </li> <li>require the Internal Revenue Service to disclose to CMS specified taxpayer information for the purpose of establishing individuals' potential Medicare eligibility, and </li> <li>restructure Medicare enrollment periods and coverage periods.</li></ul>
HR 2581 - Rep. Lou Barletta (REP-PA)
Verify First Act
06/14/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...The bill is contingent on the enactment of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). If the AHCA is enacted, the bill applies to: (1) the existing tax credit after December 31, 2017; and (2) the tax credit, as modified by the AHCA, after December 31, 2019. </p>
HR 2639 - Rep. Peter King (REP-NY)
Elder Justice Reauthorization Act
06/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Elder Justice Reauthorization Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) of the Social Security Act to reauthorize through FY2021 grants to states for activities related to the prevention and detection of elder abuse.</p> <p>In addition, the bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to reauthorize through FY2021: (1) the National Training Institute for federal and state surveyors of long-term care facilities, and (2) grants to state agencies that perform surveys of certain nursing facilities.</p>
HR 2659 - Rep. Darren Soto (DEM-FL)
United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act
06/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
<p><b>United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act </b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish a program for cooperative research and development in agriculture with the government of Israel. </p> <p>The purpose of the program is to establish a framework to enhance the collaboration between the United States and Israel in research and development activities relating to agriculture, including between public and private entities. </p> <p>The bill also authorizes the Department of State to establish a binational task force to provide guidance and oversight with respect to the cooperative research and development program. </p>
HR 2688 - Rep. Gene Green (DEM-TX)
Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place. </p> <p>Under current law, the enhanced FMAP is equivalent to 100% in 2014 through 2016, 95% in 2017, 94% in 2018, 93% in 2019, and 90% thereafter. The bill retains this enhanced FMAP, but bases it on a term of years rather than on specific dates.</p> <p>The bill applies retroactively.</p>
HR 2690 - Rep. Luis Gutierrez (DEM-IL)
Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confer blue card status upon an alien who: (1) has performed specified periods of U.S. agricultural employment or is a qualifying alien's spouse or child, (2) has been physically present in the United States for a qualifying period, (3) applied for such status during the application period, (4) is not ineligible under specified grounds for such status, (5) has passed security and law enforcement clearances, and (6) has paid the required fees and penalties.</p> <p>Blue card status is limited to eight years.</p> <p>A blue card alien (individual) may: (1) work in the United States, and (2) travel from and return to the United States, including commuting to the United States from a foreign residence.</p> <p>DHS shall adjust an ...
HR 2693 - Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to limit the amount that may be awarded for the costs of litigation in citizen suits. An award of litigation costs may not exceed: (1) an amount that is proportional to the number of successful claims included in the complaint, or (2) the amount of monetary penalties.</p> <p>The award of litigation costs must be based on the prevailing rates in the local market area where the violation occurred for the kind and quality of the services furnished. </p> <p>Citizen suits may not be commenced if the Environmental Protection Agency or a state has commenced and is diligently prosecuting a civil or criminal action through the issuance of a compliance order.</p> <p>The bill provides for certain ...
HR 2745 - Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (DEM-NJ)
Healthy MOM Act
06/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act and Internal Revenue Code to require health insurers, health insurance exchanges, and group health plans to offer a special enrollment period to pregnant individuals. The special enrollment period offered by an insurer or exchange must begin when the pregnancy is reported to the insurer or exchange. The special enrollment period offered by a group health plan must begin when the pregnancy is reported to the plan or is confirmed by a health care provider.</p> <p>Coverage offered by a group health plan or health insurer that covers dependents must provide coverage for maternity care to all covered individuals.</p> <p>The Office of Personnel Management must ensure that eligible pregnant women are allowed to enroll in federal employee health ...
HR 2755 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Beach Act of 2017
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...The bill establishes requirements with respect to: (1) using rapid testing methods to detect unsafe levels of pathogens or pathogen indicators in such coastal recreation waters, and (2) notifying governmental agencies when pathogens exceed water quality standards. Those methods must provide testing results within four hours of receiving a sample. The applicable state or local government must communicate the presence of any pathogens within two hours of receipt of a water quality sample.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must assess state and local compliance with coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification legal requirements and grant conditions. The bill limits federal share of grants to non-compliant state or local governments. The Government ...
HR 2769 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
To prevent the application of the provisions of the individual mandate to individuals residing in rating areas with no qualified health plans offered on the Exchange.
06/02/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p>This bill exempts individuals from the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage if they reside in areas where no individual health plans are available on the health insurance exchange.</p>
HR 277 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
American Health Care Reform Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective January 1, 2018. The bill restores provisions amended by the repealed provisions.</p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an income tax standard deduction for health insurance.</p> <p>Provisions regarding health savings accounts (HSAs) are revised, including to raise contribution limits and to expand the products and services that may be paid for using an HSA.</p> <p>Group health plans may vary premiums and cost-sharing based on participation in a wellness program.</p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide grants to states ...
HR 2770 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Health Care Options for All Act
06/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Health Care Options for All Act</b></p> This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that individuals eligible to purchase coverage through a health insurance exchange who reside where no exchange health plans are available may enroll in coverage offered in the small group market through the Washington, DC exchange.
HR 2788 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017
06/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act to extend Medicaid and CHIP coverage to aliens lawfully present in the United States who otherwise meet eligibility requirements. This applies to individuals granted deferred action or other federally authorized presence but not to nonimmigrants (e.g., individuals with a temporary worker visa).</p> <p>Individuals granted federally authorized presence, except nonimmigrants, are eligible for health insurance exchanges and reduced cost sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and premium subsidies under the Internal Revenue Code.</p>
HR 2796 - Rep. Pete Olson (REP-TX)
Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
<p><b>Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits the word "sex" or "gender" from being interpreted to mean "gender identity," and requires "man" or "woman" to be interpreted to refer exclusively to a person's genetic sex, for purposes determining the meaning of federal civil rights laws or related federal administrative agency regulations or guidance. </p> <p>No federal civil rights law shall be interpreted to treat gender identity or transgender status as a protected class, unless it expressly designates "gender identity" or "transgender status" as a protected class.</p>
HR 2799 - Rep. Jerry McNerney (DEM-CA)
Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
<p><strong>Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Department of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of recycled water system facilities in California in cooperation with:</p> <ul> <li>the cities of Benicia, Brentwood, Redwood City, Pleasanton, Hayward, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and Turlock; </li> <li>the Dublin San Ramon Services District and the Dublin San Ramon Services District/East Bay Municipal Utility District Recycled Water Authority;</li> <li>the Santa Clara Valley Water District;</li> <li>the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District;</li> <li>the Delta Diablo;</li> <li>the Ironhouse Sanitary District;</li> <li> the ...
HR 2810 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
12/12/2017 - Became Public Law No: 115-91.
...This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, space procurement, and other procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund; (6) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (7) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (8) the Defense Inspector General; (9) the Defense Health Program; ...
HR 285 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
Healthcare Tax Relief and Mandate Repeal Act
01/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Healthcare Tax Relief and Mandate Repeal Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the requirements added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that: (1) individuals purchase and maintain minimum essential health care coverage, and (2) employers who have a workforce of 50 or more full-time employees provide health insurance coverage for their employees.</p>
HR 2858 - Rep. Scott Peters (DEM-CA)
SUPER Act of 2017
06/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 287 - Rep. Michael Turner (REP-OH)
Student Job Protection Act of 2017
01/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Student Job Protection Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude students who are employed by an institution of higher education (IHE) and carrying what the school considers a full-time academic workload at the IHE from being counted as full-time employees in calculating the IHE's shared responsibility regarding health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</p>
HR 2876 - Rep. Robert Brady (DEM-PA)
Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 2883 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act
07/20/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits any person from constructing, connecting, operating, or maintaining a border-crossing facility for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity across an international border of the United States without obtaining a certificate of crossing.</p> <p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with respect to oil or natural gas pipelines, or the Department of Energy (DOE), with respect to electric transmission facilities, must issue a certificate of crossing for the border-crossing facility within 120 days after final action is taken under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, unless it is not in the public interest.</p> <p>DOE, as a condition of issuing a certificate, must require ...
HR 2917 - Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP-OH)
Regulatory Certainty Act of 2017
06/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 2923 - Rep. Garret Graves (REP-LA)
Gulf States Coordination Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 2932 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Foreign Investment and Economic Security Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
...This bill amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to provide for: (1) national security reviews of transactions involving the construction of a new facility in the United States by any foreign person (currently, national security reviews are conducted only for certain mergers, acquisitions, or takeovers by or with a foreign person); and (2) net U.S. benefit reviews of new construction, mergers, acquisitions, or takeovers by or with a foreign person. </p> <p>The bill makes net benefit reviews mandatory for transactions that meet specified Clayton Act requirements.</p> <p> The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) shall consider a transaction's effect on: (1) employment, resource processing, utilization of parts and services produced in or imported into the United ...
HR 2937 - Rep. Darin LaHood (REP-IL)
Community Reclamation Partnerships Act
10/03/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Community Reclamation Partnerships Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) to revise the abandoned mine land reclamation program which restores land and water adversely impacted by surface coal mines that were abandoned before SMCRA's enactment.</p> <p>A state with an approved abandoned mine reclamation program may enter into a memorandum of understanding with relevant federal or state agencies (or both) for remediating mine drainage on abandoned mine land and water impacted by abandoned mines. </p> <p>In addition, the bill authorizes a partnership between a state and a community reclaimer for remediating abandoned mine land if:</p> <ul> <li>the partnership's proposed project is consistent with an approved state memorandum of ...
HR 2984 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
High Risk Pool, No Reward Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2985 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
No Carve Out for Congress Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2986 - Rep. Sean Maloney (DEM-NY)
Good for the Gander Act of 2017
06/23/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 2997 - Rep. Bill Shuster (REP-PA)
21st Century AIRR Act
09/06/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 213.
<p><b>21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act or the 21st Century AIRR Act</b></p> <p>This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through FY2020 and specified FAA programs for FY2018-FY2023.</p> <p>The bill revises requirements for the pilot program for passenger facility charges at nonhub airports and airport improvement program.</p> <p>The bill amends the Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act to extend through FY2023 the authorization for airport development at Midway Island Airport.</p> <p>The Department of Transportation (DOT):</p> <ul> <li> shall carry out an environmental mitigation pilot grant program for sponsors of public-use airports, and</li> <li> may make grants to such sponsors for environmental mitigation projects ...
HR 3006 - Rep. Lou Barletta (REP-PA)
School Food Modernization Act
07/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
...This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue loan guarantees to local educational agencies (LEAs), school food authorities, tribal organizations, and other eligible entities to finance infrastructure improvements or equipment purchases to facilitate their provision of healthy meals through the school lunch program. USDA must give preference to applicants that demonstrate a substantial or disproportionate need for food service infrastructure or durable equipment, and shall establish fees for the loan guarantee program that are sufficient to cover the federal government's administrative costs in operating the program.</p> <p>USDA must also award competitive matching grants to assist LEAs, school food ...
HR 3009 - Rep. John Duncan (REP-TN)
Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2017
06/22/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt tax-exempt facility bonds for sewage and water supply facilities from the state volume caps on private activity bonds. </p>
HR 3040 - Rep. John Conyers (DEM-MI)
Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2017
07/11/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
...This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend the registration of members of the nitro group of neonicotinoid insecticides that are registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use in seed treatment, soil application, or foliar treatment on bee-attractive plants, trees, and cereals until the EPA determines that the insecticides will not cause unreasonable adverse effects on pollinators. The determination must be based on: </p> <ul> <li>an evaluation of the published and peer-reviewed scientific evidence on whether the use or uses of those neonicotinoids cause unreasonable adverse effects on pollinators, including native bees, honeybees, birds, bats, and other species of beneficial insects; and</li> <li> a completed field ...
HR 3043 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (REP-WA)
Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
11/09/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...This bill designates the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency for coordinating all federal authorizations and reviews related to hydropower license applications, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.FERC must establish a process to set a schedule for the review and disposition of each federal authorization following the filing of an application for a license, license amendment, or exemption. </p> <p>The bill expands the definition of "renewable energy" to include electric energy generated from hydropower projects.The bill authorizes FERC to extend the length of time of preliminary permits and to extend the time limit that a licensee has to commence construction on a hydropower project.</p> <p>The bill authorizes the use ...
HR 3053 - Rep. John Shimkus (REP-IL)
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018
05/14/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
<p><b>Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to initiate a program to consolidate and temporarily store commercial spent nuclear fuel during the development, construction, and operation of a permanent nuclear waste repository.</p> <p>The bill addresses federal land withdrawal and related management issues, including the permanent withdrawal of specific federal land for repository use by DOE, updating the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process and conditions for the repository, and limiting activities relating to developing a separate defense waste repository used for storing high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel derived from the atomic energy defense ...
HR 3059 - Rep. James Clyburn (DEM-SC)
Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2017
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to make appropriations for and extend indefinitely: (1) enhanced funding for the community health centers program and the National Health Service Corps, and (2) grants for federally qualified health centers and nurse-managed health centers to train family nurse practitioners to become primary care providers. The bill makes appropriations for capital projects under the community health centers program.</p> The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to make appropriations for and extend indefinitely a program that pays teaching health centers to establish or expand graduate medical residency training programs.
HR 3108 - Rep. Blake Farenthold (REP-TX)
Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2017
08/09/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
HR 3130 - Rep. Jared Huffman (DEM-CA)
INSPIRE Act
06/30/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 314 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
Health Care Choice Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill repeals the health insurance and health coverage expansion requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Provisions of law amended or repealed by those provisions are restored. </p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that the laws of a state designated by a health insurer (primary state) apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that insurer in any state (secondary state) if the coverage, states, and insurer comply with the conditions of this bill. Insurers are exempted from any secondary state's laws that would prohibit or regulate the operation of the insurer in that state. The primary state is given sole jurisdiction to enforce its ...
HR 3182 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
SMART Child Act of 2017
07/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 32 - Rep. Richard Hudson (REP-NC)
ROSIE Act
01/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Realizing Opportunity for Spouses in Employment Act or the ROSIE Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt the spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces from being counted as employees to determine if an employer is an applicable large employer, with respect to health coverage requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p>
HR 3219 - Rep. Kay Granger (REP-TX)
Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018
08/01/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
...Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to DOD for: </p> <ul> <li>Military Personnel; </li> <li>Operation and Maintenance; </li> <li> Procurement; </li> <li> Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and </li> <li> Revolving and Management Funds. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations for Other Department of Defense Programs, including: </p> <ul> <li> the Defense Health Program, </li> <li>Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, </li> <li> Drug-Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and </li> <li> the Office of the ...
HR 3224 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
CARE Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Current law further requires a facility to provide certain 24-hour emergency care services as a condition of designation as a CAH. The bill allows CMS to waive this requirement with respect to a facility that coordinates with a nearby facility or hospital that provides such services.</p>
HR 323 - Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]
To amend the Black Lung Benefits Act to provide equity for certain eligible survivors, and for other purposes.
01/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
...This bill amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to preserve specified amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the event those amendments are repealed. The amendments expanded the application of certain eligibility requirements for black lung benefits to claims that were pending on or after the enactment of PPACA. Those requirements: (1) established a rebuttable presumption for claims filed by a miner who worked at least 15 years in an underground coal mine that a disabling lung or respiratory condition was due to black lung disease, and (2) entitled the survivors of a miner who, before death, was determined to be eligible for benefits to those benefits without the survivors being required to revalidate the miner's claim. (Previously, survivors were ...
HR 3253 - Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Hold Congress Accountable on Healthcare Act
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3258 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Marketplace Certainty Act
07/20/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H6046)
HR 3266 - Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/17/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 163.
...Provides FY2018 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including for: </p> <ul> <li> Investigations, </li> <li> Construction, </li> <li>Mississippi River and Tributaries, </li> <li> Operation and Maintenance, </li> <li> the Regulatory Program, </li> <li> the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, </li> <li> Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, </li> <li> Expenses, and </li> <li> the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of the ...
HR 3268 - Rep. Robert Aderholt (REP-AL)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/17/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 165.
...Rescinds specified unobligated balances from prior appropriations. Sets forth permissible, restricted, and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts. </p>
HR 3275 - Rep. Jerry McNerney (DEM-CA)
Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
This bill addresses the link between energy and water systems (energy-water nexus), including: (1) the water needed to produce energy; (2) the energy needed to transport, reclaim, treat, store, and reuse water and wastewater; (3) the energy available in organic wastewaters and wet waste streams (e.g., methane); and (4) the waste heat available in industrial process and cooling water discharges, steam system condensate and cooling water, and thermoelectric cooling water discharge.</p> <p> The bill provides support for increasing:</p> <ul> <li>the availability of energy-water nexus data about surface water, groundwater, or recycled water;</li> <li>the use of energy-water nexus technology;</li> <li>the energy efficiency of certain water systems;</li> <li>the use of water efficiency methods ...
HR 3276 - Rep. Andy Biggs (REP-AZ)
Responsible Path to Full Obamacare Repeal Act
07/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective at the beginning of FY2019. Provisions of law amended by those Acts are restored. </p>
HR 3280 - Rep. Tom Graves (REP-GA)
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2018
07/26/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-191.
...Provides appropriations to the judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court, other federal courts, administrative offices, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. </p> <p><i>District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2018 </i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the District of Columbia, including Federal Funds and District of Columbia Funds. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to independent agencies, including: </p> <ul> <li>the Administrative Conference of the United States, </li> <li> the Consumer Product Safety Commission, </li> <li> the Election Assistance Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Communications Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, </li> <li> the Federal Election Commission, </li> <li> the Federal Labor Relations Authority, </li> <li> the Federal Trade ...
HR 3305 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Bikeshare Transit Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
<p><b>Bikeshare Transit Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill makes a bikeshare project eligible to be an associated transit improvement project, including one carried out to facilitate a bicycle rental operation that makes bicycles available for public transportation, allows riders to pick up and drop off bicycles, serves a defined geographic area, and facilitates the transit of individuals between various points in the area. </p> <p>Public transportation capital projects shall include any project for the acquisition or replacement of bicycles and related equipment, including technology and vehicles needed to restock stations, and the construction of bicycle-related facilities to facilitate a bikeshare project. </p> <p>The bill also makes eligible for funds under the congestion mitigation air ...
HR 3311 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act
07/19/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 3314 - Rep. Jared Polis (DEM-CO)
100 by '50 Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
...The bill provides financial incentives (e.g., tax credits and grants) for clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, and energy storage.</p> <p>The bill amends the Clean Air Act to establish a zero-emission vehicle standard. In addition, it establishes: (1) a carbon fee to transition the commercial aviation, maritime transportation, and rail sectors away from fossil fuel usage; (2) grant programs for zero-emission vehicles; (3) a national highway decarbonization grant program; and (4) tax credits for electric vehicles, hybrid trucks, biofuels, and alternative fuels.</p> <p>DOE must also establish a zero-emission residential and commercial heating grant program.</p> <p>The bill: (1) terminates specified fossil fuel subsidies, and (2) creates a climate duty for ...
HR 3315 - Rep. James Renacci (REP-OH)
Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017
07/19/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 3330 - Rep. Earl Carter (REP-GA)
Ensuring Quality in the Unemployment Insurance Program (EQUIP) Act
07/20/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 3338 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
...This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group or individual health plan that provides medical and surgical benefits to ensure that inpatient (and in the case of a lumpectomy, outpatient) coverage and radiation therapy are provided for breast cancer treatment. Such a plan may not: (1) restrict benefits for any medically necessary hospital stay to less than 48 hours for a mastectomy or breast conserving surgery or less than 24 hours for a lymph node dissection, or (2) require that a provider obtain authorization from the plan for prescribing any such hospital stay.</p> <p>Such a plan must: (1) provide notice to each participant and beneficiary regarding the coverage required under ...
HR 335 - Rep. John Lewis (DEM-GA)
Medicaid Expansion Parity Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Medicaid Expansion Parity Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place. </p> <p>Under current law, the enhanced FMAP is equivalent to 100% in 2014 through 2016, 95% in 2017, 94% in 2018, 93% in 2019, and 90% thereafter. The bill retains this enhanced FMAP, but bases it on a term of years rather than on specific dates.</p> <p>The bill applies retroactively.</p>
HR 3354 - Rep. Ken Calvert (REP-CA)
Interior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Defense, Military ...
09/27/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
<p><b>Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for: </p> <ul> <li> the Bureau of Land Management, </li> <li> the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, </li> <li> the National Park Service, </li> <li> the U.S. Geological Survey, </li> <li> the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, </li> <li> the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, </li> <li> the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and </li> <li> the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including: ...
HR 3358 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
12/05/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-277.
<p><b>Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for: </p> <ul> <li>the Employment and Training Administration,</li> <li>the Employee Benefits Security Administration,</li> <li>the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, </li> <li>the Wage and Hour Division, </li> <li>the Office of Labor-Management Standards,</li> <li>the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs,</li> <li>the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs,</li> <li>the Occupational Safety and Health ...
HR 3360 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3362 - Rep. Harold Rogers (REP-KY)
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
07/24/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184.
...Provides appropriations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). </p> <p>Provides appropriations for Bilateral Economic Assistance to: </p> <ul> <li> the President; </li> <li> the State Department; </li> <li> Independent Agencies, including the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Foundation, and the U.S. African Development Foundation; and </li> <li> the Department of the Treasury. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the State Department and the President for International Security Assistance. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to International Financial Institutions for Multilateral Assistance. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for Export and Investment Assistance to:</p> <ul> <li>the Export-Import Bank of the United States, </li> ...
HR 3400 - Rep. Rob Bishop (REP-UT)
Recreation Not Red-Tape Act
04/18/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
...The bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to establish the Ski Area Fee Retention Account. A specified portion of rental charges for ski area permits on a Forest Service unit shall be deposited in such account, and a specified portion of such amounts shall be available to such unit for ski area administration, improvements, and visitor services.</p> <p>The bill establishes a National Recreation Area System to be comprised of existing National Recreation Areas and new units designated after enactment of this bill.</p> <p>Interior and USDA shall: (1) develop initiatives to enhance private-sector volunteer programs, actively promote private-sector volunteer opportunities, and provide outreach and coordination to the private sector to carry out projects and ...
HR 343 - Rep. Albio Sires (DEM-NJ)
Community Parks Revitalization Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
<p><b>Community Parks Revitalization Act</b></p> <p> This bill requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a community revitalization program of federal grants to eligible local governments located within standard metropolitan statistical areas for various park and recreation purposes, including grants for rehabilitation and construction, innovation and recreation programming, and recovery action programs.</p> <p>HUD may designate local governments not located in standard metropolitan statistical areas to receive such grants under a partial eligibility waiver.</p> <p>The bill prescribes requirements, including matching requirements, for rehabilitation and construction and for innovation and recreation grants.</p> <p>This bill limits to 10% the use of funds ...
HR 3444 - Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)
Food Recovery Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Labelers may include a quality date on packaging, but must include a safety date on ready-to-eat products. No one may prohibit the sale, donation, or use of a product based on passage of the quality date of the product. </p>
HR 3446 - Rep. Darrell Issa (REP-CA)
RBI Act
09/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
HR 3450 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Rates Act
07/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to declare that the review by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of unreasonable increases in health care coverage premiums does not prohibit a state from imposing on health insurers additional rate requirements that are more protective of consumers. The HHS review, which currently covers only premium increases, is expanded to include all rate increases.</p> <p>HHS or the relevant state agency must ensure that any excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory rates are corrected before, or as soon as possible after, implementation, including through mechanisms such as denying rates, modifying rates, or requiring rebates to consumers. HHS may apply civil monetary penalties to health insurers that fail to comply with a ...
HR 3461 - Rep. Matt Cartwright (DEM-PA)
Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act of 2017
07/27/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
...This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to direct the Administration on Aging to award grants for eligible consortia of health care providers and facilities to carry out six separate demonstration projects that focus on care coordination and service delivery for older individuals who have chronic illness or are at risk of institutional placement. Specifically, demonstration projects shall focus on: (1) using the abilities of direct-care workers to promote smooth transitions in care and help prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions, (2) maintaining and improving the health status of those with multiple chronic conditions and long-term needs, and (3) training direct-care workers to take on deeper clinical responsibilities</s>.</p>
HR 35 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
Health Savings Act of 2017
01/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
<p><strong>Health Savings Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to health savings accounts (HSAs), to: (1) allow an additional tax deduction for amounts paid to the HSA of a taxpayer's child or grandchild; (2) allow a rollover of HSA funds to the child, parent, or grandparent of an account holder; (3) increase the maximum HSA contribution limit to match the amount of the deductible and out-of-pocket expenses under a high deductible health plan; and (4) expand the definition of an HSA compatible plan to include bronze, silver, and catastrophic plans on an insurance exchange.</p> <p>The bill also amends the federal bankruptcy code to treat HSAs in the same manner as individual retirement accounts for purposes of determining exemptions ...
HR 3518 - Rep. Tim Walberg (REP-MI)
Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Act
09/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
...This bill amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a Great Lakes basin initiative for agricultural nonpoint source pollution prevention. (Nonpoint source pollution comes from diffuse sources and is caused by precipitation moving over or through the ground and carrying pollution.) </p> <p>In implementing the initiative, USDA must: </p> <ul> <li> provide grants to Great Lakes states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin) for education and outreach, technical assistance, and voluntary verification programs regarding nonpoint source pollution from agricultural activities;</li> <li>establish a funding priority within the Great Lakes basin for payments to producers that participate in the ...
HR 352 - Rep. Todd Rokita (REP-IN)
State Health Flexibility Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill amends the Social Security Act (SSAct) to replace federal requirements for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) with health care block grants to states. A state may use block grant funds to: (1) provide health care services to indigent individuals; (2) fund risk adjustment mechanisms for the purpose of subsidizing the cost of private health insurance for the high-risk population; and (3) support other welfare-related programs, as specified by the bill.</p> <p>In addition to repealing titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (CHIP) of the SSAct, the bill repeals: (1) the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and (2) the Health Care and Educational Reconciliation Act of 2010.</p> <p>With respect to an alien not lawfully admitted for permanent ...
HR 354 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify that the affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period. This restriction does not apply in cases of rape or incest or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.</p> <p>The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture must seek repayment of federal assistance received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic, if it violates the terms of the certification required by this bill.</p> <p>Additional ...
HR 3548 - Rep. Michael McCaul (REP-TX)
Border Security for America Act of 2017
03/23/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
The bill provides for: (1) U.S. Border Patrol personnel increases and infrastructure improvements, including forward base upgrades along the southern border; and (2) National Guard and Department of Defense border assistance.</p> <p>The bill: (1) prohibits federal agency restrictions on U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on federal land within 100 miles of the border, (2) requires increases in immigration and law enforcement personnel and agricultural specialists, (3) authorizes appropriations for specified immigration purposes, and (4) requires electronic passport screening and biometric matching at airports of entry. </p> <p> The Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 is amended to provide for hiring flexibility.</p> <p>Operation Stonegarden is established as a DHS program to ...
HR 3590 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Restoration and Enforcement Act
09/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
HR 3602 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2017
08/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in coordination with the Department of Education, to award grants for: (1) comprehensive sex education for adolescents, (2) comprehensive sex education provided by institutions of higher education, and (3) training faculty and staff to teach comprehensive sex education to adolescents. HHS must enter a contract with a nonprofit organization to evaluate and report on these grants. The bill makes appropriations to carry out the the bill.</p> <p>Grants may not be used for health education programs that:</p> <ul> <li> withhold health-promoting or lifesaving information about sexuality-related topics, including HIV;</li> <li>are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective;</li> <li>promote gender ...
HR 3611 - Rep. Erik Paulsen (REP-MN)
Healthcare Outcomes Act of 2017
07/28/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to replace the existing methodology for calculating Medicare payment adjustments for subsection (d) hospitals based on outcomes in readmissions and complications with a new methodology based on value-based outcomes in those and other areas. (In general, a ""subsection (d) hospital"" is an acute care hospital that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system.)</p> <p>Specifically, the bill: (1) establishes a methodology for determining a hospital's financial impact attributable to complications, readmissions, return emergency room visits, and post-acute care episode expenditures; and (2) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to select ...
HR 3615 - Rep. Bill Posey (REP-FL)
Vaccine Safety Study Act
08/04/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3671 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (DEM-HI)
Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
...This bill transitions away from fossil fuel sources of energy to clean energy sources (e.g., energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy).</p> <p> By 2027: (1) 80% of electricity sold must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 80% of new vehicle sales from manufacturers must be sales of zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 80% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified. By 2035: (1) 100% of electricity must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 100% of vehicle sales from manufacturers must be zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 100% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified.</p> <p>The bill establishes a car allowance rebate system within the Department of Transportation to provide economic incentives for consumers to purchase new, ...
HR 3686 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017
09/11/2017 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1194)
<p><b>Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill provides emergency supplemental FY2017 appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Harvey. </p> <p>The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules. </p> <p>The bill provides FY2017 appropriations to: </p> <ul> <li> the Department of Agriculture,</li> <li>the Department of Commerce,</li> <li> the Department of Justice, </li> <li> the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), </li> <li> the Legal Services Corporation, </li> <li> the Department of Defense, </li> <li> the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, </li> <li> the General Services ...
HR 3699 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (DEM-OH)
Urban Agriculture Production Act of 2017
09/07/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
...This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish an urban agriculture outreach program to award grants for: (1) infrastructure; (2) land acquisition, land conversion, and soil and growing mechanism assistance; (3) education and training; (4) technical and financial assistance to farmers, producers, or ranchers in urban areas; and (5) other activities that support urban agriculture. USDA must give preference to grants for activities in historically underserved communities. </p> <p>USDA must establish the position of Urban Agricultural Liaison.</p> <p>USDA must award grants for scientific and community-based participatory research related to urban agriculture. The bill provides specified funds for the grants and requires USDA to give priority to outreach activities to be ...
HR 370 - Rep. Bill Flores (REP-TX)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The repeal is effective on January 1, 2020. Provisions of law amended by the repealed provisions are restored.</p> <p>The budgetary effects of this bill must not be entered on the PAYGO scorecards maintained by the Office of Management and Budget.</p>
HR 3704 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Native Health Access Improvement Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Indian Health Service (IHS) to award grants to Indian health facilities for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The IHS must establish a technical assistance center for grantees. <p>In addition, this bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to define “Indian” for purposes of health insurance reform, exchanges, and subsidies. The definition includes individuals of Indian descent who are members of an Indian community served by the IHS and individuals considered by the Department of Health and Human Services to be Indian for purposes of eligibility for Indian health care services. Individuals included in the definition are eligible for special monthly enrollment ...
HR 3748 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017
09/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3752 - Rep. Donald Norcross (DEM-NJ)
PATIENT Act
09/12/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3770 - Rep. Elise Stefanik (REP-NY)
Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017
09/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017</b></p> This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend through FY2022 and make appropriations for enhanced funding for the community health centers program.
HR 3798 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Save American Workers Act of 2017
09/14/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Save American Workers Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to change the definition of ""full-time employee"" for purposes of the employer mandate to provide minimum essential health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from an employee who is employed on average at least 30 hours of service a week to an employee who is employed on average at least 40 hours of service a week.</p> <p> <p>
HR 3848 - Rep. David Price (DEM-NC)
We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
HR 3862 - Rep. G.K. Butterfield (DEM-NC)
National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3906 - Rep. Denny Heck (DEM-WA)
Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2018
07/17/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
HR 3912 - Rep. Jackie Walorski (REP-IN)
Move America Act of 2017
10/02/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Move America bond is treated as a tax-exempt private facility bond with certain exceptions. At least 95% of the net proceeds from the issuance of the bond must be used for infrastructure projects, including: </p> <ul> <li> airports; </li> <li> docks and wharves; </li> <li>mass commuting facilities; </li> <li> facilities for the furnishing of water; </li> <li> sewage facilities; </li> <li> railroads; </li> <li>certain surface transportation projects eligible for federal assistance, projects for an international bridge or tunnel, or facilities for transferring freight from truck to rail or rail to truck;</li> <li> flood diversions; </li> <li> inland waterways; or </li> <li> rural broadband service infrastructure. </li> </ul> <p>The bill specifies exceptions and modifications to existing ...
HR 3919 - Rep. Diane Black (REP-TN)
Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><b>Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Internal Revenue Code to modify the requirements for employers to report health insurance coverage information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the end of the tax year. </p> <p>The bill changes the information that is required and permits employers to voluntarily report the information prior to the beginning of open enrollment.</p> <p>The Department of the Treasury must develop a prospective reporting system to permit: </p> <ul> <li>employers to voluntarily report specified health insurance coverage information before the annual open enrollment period; </li> <li> the exchanges, the Federal Marketplace Data Services Hub, and the IRS to access the information to ...
HR 3921 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
HEALTHY KIDS Act
10/23/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 263.
...Current law provides states with an enhanced Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for child-health assistance through FY2019. The bill maintains the enhanced FMAP in FY2020, but halves the percentage-point increase.</p> <p>The bill eliminates Medicaid payment reductions for disproportionate-share hospitals (which receive additional payment under Medicaid for treating a large share of low-income patients) in FY2018, but extends such reductions by two years (through FY2027).</p> <p>The bill also increases Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico through FY2019. Such funding shall be further increased through 2019 if Puerto Rico takes specified actions to improve its Medicaid program.</p> <p>In addition, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>alters ...
HR 3922 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act
11/06/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend funding through FY2019 for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps. Health centers that serve medically underserved populations may receive supplemental grant funds to increase access to primary care services.</p> <p>The bill reduces appropriations for the Prevention and Public Health Fund through FY2025 and continues funding through FY2027.</p> <p>The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to extend funding through FY2019 for type I diabetes research and the prevention and treatment of diabetes in Native Americans.</p> <p>The bill increases and extends funding through FY2019 for teaching health centers that sponsor graduate medical residency training programs.</p> <p>The bill amends ...
HR 3925 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Patriot Employer Act of 2017
10/03/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
...The bill sets forth criteria for designation as a Patriot employer, including requirements that such employer: (1) maintains its headquarters in the United States and does not expatriate to avoid payment of U.S. income taxes, (2) complies with the employer mandate to provide minimum essential health care coverage to its employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (3) provides employees with paid sick leave or paid family and medical leave, (4) compensates at least 90% of its employees at an hourly rate that is at least 218% of the federal poverty level for an individual for the calendar year divided by 1,750 and provides at least 90% of its employees with a basic level of retirement benefits, (5) provides for differential wage payments to its employees who are members ...
HR 3926 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Community CARE Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend funding through FY2019 for community health centers. Health centers that serve medically underserved populations may receive supplemental grant funds to increase access to primary care services.</p>
HR 3935 - Rep. John Shimkus (REP-IL)
BOOST Primary Care Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 394 - Rep. Lynn Jenkins (REP-KS)
Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2017
01/10/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Restoring Access to Medication Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements to only prescription drugs or insulin (thus allowing distributions from such accounts for over-the-counter drugs).</p>
HR 3941 - Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)
Local FARMS Act
10/04/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 3956 - Rep. James Renacci (REP-OH)
STARS Act
10/04/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude seasonal employees from the definition of ""full-time employee"" for purposes of the employer mandate to provide employees with minimum essential health care coverage. The bill defines a ""seasonal employee"" as an employee who is employed in a position for which the customary annual employment is not more than six months and which requires performing labor or services that are ordinarily performed at certain seasons or periods of the year.</p>
HR 3959 - Rep. David Schweikert (REP-AZ)
Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2017
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 3976 - Rep. Kevin Cramer (REP-ND)
Access to Marketplace Insurance Act
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 3992 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Rural Home Health Extension and Regulatory Relief Act
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4 - Rep. Bill Shuster (REP-PA)
FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
05/08/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 401.
HR 4004 - Rep. Bill Posey (REP-FL)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require employees of the White House to enroll in Obamacare, and for other purposes.
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4066 - Rep. Tim Walberg (REP-MI)
National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2017
10/18/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
This bill directs the National Park Service (NPS) to establish and maintain a National Historic Vehicle Register which shall include: (1) a narrative describing each historic vehicle and its historical significance, (2) a photographic record of the vehicle, and (3) a line drawing or engineering drawing of the vehicle. Such register shall be archived in the Library of Congress.</p> <p> The NPS shall: (1) coordinate with the Historic Vehicle Association, American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, and other appropriate organizations in order to invite owners of historic vehicles to participate in the register; and (2) develop criteria for the inclusion of historic vehicles on the register. </p> <p> When developing such criteria, the NPS shall consider whether a vehicle is: (1) associated with ...
HR 4074 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 4082 - Rep. Diana DeGette (DEM-CO)
Protect Access to Birth Control Act
10/20/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Protect Access to Birth Control Act</strong></p> <p>This bill nullifies interim final rules issued by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Health and Human Services that allow employers with religious or moral objections to be exempt from the requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cover contraceptive services without cost-sharing. </p>
HR 4092 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
AG Act
10/25/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 16.
HR 4094 - Rep. Brian Higgins (DEM-NY)
Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Social Security Act to create the Medicare Exchange health plan, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must offer in certain individual health insurance exchanges in 2020 and offer in all individual health insurance exchanges by 2023. Any individual who is a resident of a state where the plan is offered and who is not eligible for Medicare benefits may enroll in the plan. CMS must offer the plan in the small group market in all areas for 2024.</p> <p>The plan must meet the same requirements, including essential health benefits, as health insurance exchange plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>Health care providers enrolled under Medicare or under a state Medicaid plan shall also be participating ...
HR 4114 - Rep. Raul Ruiz (DEM-CA)
Environmental Justice Act of 2017
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4128 - Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (DEM-NM)
Health Care Choice and Affordability Act
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4129 - Rep. Ben Lujan (DEM-NM)
State Public Option Act
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4143 - Rep. Jason Smith (REP-MO)
Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017
10/27/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...Under the voluntary program, eligible participating providers may form organizations to offer ESRD integrated care models and serve as medical homes for program-eligible beneficiaries. Such a model: (1) shall cover medical and hospital services, other than hospice care, under Medicare; (2) must include benefits for transition into transplantation, palliative care, or hospice; and (3) may cover prescription drug benefits. An organization must offer at least one open network model but may also offer one or more preferred network models.</p> <p>An organization shall return savings achieved under the models to program-eligible beneficiaries.</p> <p>A beneficiary shall have the opportunity to: (1) opt out of the program, (2) make an assignment change into an open ...
HR 4169 - Rep. Kenny Marchant (REP-TX)
Protecting Seniors Access to Proper Care Act of 2017
01/03/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill allows an authorized physician or practitioner who is not enrolled as a Medicare provider to, under certain circumstances, prescribe covered drugs under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Specifically, the bill applies to a physician or practitioner, other than a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, who: (1) is not otherwise barred or excluded from participating in Medicare, and (2) prescribes a low-volume of billings for such drugs.</p>
HR 4198 - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (DEM-CA)
Security and Financial Empowerment Act of 2017
10/31/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 4200 - Rep. Kevin Brady (REP-TX)
Healthcare Market Certainty and Mandate Relief Act of 2017
11/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill appropriates such sums as necessary to pay through health care plan year 2019 the cost-sharing reductions authorized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (A cost-sharing reduction is a discount that lowers the amount an individual pays for deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance; the federal government pays the difference directly to insurers.) The bill excludes payments to insurers that cover abortions other than abortions necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman or abortions of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.</p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend for 2017-2021 the individual mandate to maintain minimum health care coverage.</p> <p>The bill suspends the employer health care mandate for 2015-2017, thereby ...
HR 4209 - Rep. John Larson (DEM-CT)
America Wins Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 421 - Rep. Mia Love (REP-UT)
Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act
01/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prioritize review of supplemental drug applications (applications to modify the approved use of a drug) for contraceptive drugs intended for routine use that would be available to individuals aged 18 and older without a prescription. The FDA must waive user fees for such supplemental drug applications. Any drug that is eligible for this priority review must be a prescription drug for individuals under age 18.</p> This bill repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to allow health savings accounts and health flexible spending accounts (HFSAs) to be used to pay for medicine without a prescription and to remove the limit on salary reduction ...
HR 4225 - Rep. Richard Hudson (REP-NC)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State Exchanges are prohibited from imposing fees or assessments on issuers of excepted benefits and standalone dental plans not sold through an Exchange.
11/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a state from funding its health insurance exchange by charging a health insurer a fee or tax for excepted benefits coverage (benefits not subject to requirements under the Act) or standalone dental plans that are not sold on an exchange.</p>
HR 4239 - Rep. Steve Scalise (REP-LA)
SECURE American Energy Act
11/08/2017 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 14.
HR 4297 - Rep. Larry Bucshon (REP-IN)
Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2017
11/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill specifies that certain deductible, coinsurance, initial coverage limit, and cost-sharing requirements that apply under the Medicare prescription drug benefit shall not apply with respect to the shingles vaccine. </p> <p>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must provide to Medicare beneficiaries specified information regarding: (1) coverage of vaccines for seniors, and (2) access to the shingles vaccine without cost-sharing.</p>
HR 4316 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 438 - Rep. Juan Vargas (DEM-CA)
California New River Restoration Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
<p><b>California New River Restoration Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a California New River restoration program for the New River that starts in Mexicali, Mexico, flows north into the United States through Calexico, passes through the Imperial Valley, and drains into the Salton Sea.</p> <p>In carrying out the program, the EPA must: (1) implement projects, plans, and initiatives for the New River supported by the California-Mexico Border Relations Council; and (2) provide grants and technical assistance for coordinating restoration and protection activities.</p>
HR 4381 - Rep. Stephen Lynch (DEM-MA)
Natural Gas Pipeline Public Health Protection Act of 2017
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4394 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
Bare County Buy-in Act of 2017
11/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4400 - Rep. Tony Cardenas (DEM-CA)
Farm to Table Safety Act
12/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
This bill amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to modify the food safety education program authorized in the Act. The bill requires the Department of Agriculture to: (1) include farm workers in the program; and (2) expand the scope of the program to include practices that prevent bacterial contamination of food, methods of identifying sources of food contamination, and other means of decreasing food contamination. </p>
HR 4425 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Food and Farm Act
11/16/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 4426 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4487 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Medical Innovation Act of 2017
12/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for each of its covered blockbuster drugs. A covered blockbuster drug is a drug that has at least $1 billion in net sales in a year and was developed, in whole or in part, through federal investments in medical research, including a drug for which a patent contains information that relates to, or is based upon, federally funded research.</p> <p>Each fiscal year, HHS must publish a list of manufacturers that make payments, each manufacturer's covered blockbuster drugs, and payment amounts.</p> <p>Payments are divided between the FDA and the NIH in proportion to the discretionary funding of those agencies, excluding FDA user fees. Payments are not disbursed if appropriations for the FDA or the NIH are lower than in the prior fiscal year.</p> ...
HR 4489 - Rep. Mike Thompson (DEM-CA)
Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p><b>Authorizing Critical Conservation and Enabling Sportsmen and Sportswomen Act or the ACCESS Act</b> </p> <p>This bill revises, reauthorizes, and establishes programs and entities regarding the conservation of wildlife and expanded access to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal lands. </p> <p>The bill makes permanent the authorizations for: (1) the program for the sale and exchange of public lands identified for disposal under approved land use plans, and (2) the Land and Water Conservation Fund.</p> <p>The bill revises requirements for appointment to the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and reauthorizes the foundation through FY2022. </p> <p>This bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and the ...
HR 4496 - Rep. Trent Franks (REP-AZ)
Clean Air Contingency Measures Act of 2017
12/01/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4534 - Rep. Barbara Comstock (REP-VA)
METRO Accountability and Reform Act
12/05/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
HR 4535 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
RICE Act
12/21/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
HR 4541 - Rep. Stephanie Murphy (DEM-FL)
CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4575 - Rep. Billy Long (REP-MO)
Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4579 - Rep. Peter Welch (DEM-VT)
Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017
12/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4616 - Rep. Devin Nunes (REP-CA)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a temporary moratorium on the employer mandate and to provide for a delay in the implementation of the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
07/11/2018 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 15.
<p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend the employer mandate for health insurance coverage until January 1, 2019.</p> <p>The bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay for one year, until after December 31, 2020, the implementation of the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (commonly referred to as the Cadillac tax).</p>
HR 4619 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers, to the extent that such fee is due to Puerto Rican health insurance.
12/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4620 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Protecting Families and Small Businesses Act of 2017
12/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4628 - Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP-OH)
Industrial Mineral Parity Act of 2017
12/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 465 - Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP-OH)
Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017
01/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
<p><b>Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish an integrated planning and permitting process for municipal wastewater and stormwater management that:</p> <ul> <li>enables municipalities to identify the most cost-effective and protective approaches to comply with the Act's requirements;</li> <li>helps them prioritize their investments in addressing the requirements; and </li> <li>is comprehensive and flexible.</li> </ul> <p>The EPA must provide technical assistance to the municipalities or states for developing an integrated plan upon request.</p> <p>The EPA must: (1) update its financial capability assessment guidance ...
HR 4656 - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (REP-WA)
Fishing and Small Vessel Relief Act
12/15/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
This bill extends until December 18, 2020, an exemption from permit requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). The exemption allows certain incidental discharges from vessels that are either less than 79 feet in length or a fishing vessel.</p>
HR 4664 - Rep. Mark Meadows (REP-NC)
RIP MSP Act
12/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act of 2017 or the RIP MSP Act</strong></p> <p>This bill repeals a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allows the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to enter into contracts with health insurance issuers to offer multi-state plan options.</p> <p>OPM must report about specified efforts in its process to wind down the multi-state program.</p> <p>The bill rescinds specified unobligated funds that were provided to OPM for staffing and administering the multi-state program.</p>
HR 4666 - Rep. Ryan Costello (REP-PA)
Premium Relief Act of 2017
12/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 468 - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)
Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017
01/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
...This bill amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make foreign facilities that are located offshore and outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) liable for removal costs and damages that result from oil spills that reach (or threaten to reach) U.S. navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the EEZ. Specifically, the following parties may be held liable: (1) the owners or operators of the foreign facilities, including facilities located in, on, or under any land within foreign countries; and (2) the holders of a right of use and easement granted under applicable foreign law for the area in which the facility is located. </p> <p><BR> </p>
HR 4695 - Rep. Kurt Schrader (DEM-OR)
Bipartisan Market Stabilization and Innovation Act of 2017
01/03/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4730 - Rep. Martha McSally (REP-AZ)
Clean Air Contingency Measures Act of 2018
12/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4760 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Securing America's Future Act of 2018
06/21/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
...This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise immigrant visa allocation provisions, including family-related visas. A nonimmigrant classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens is created.</p> <p>The diversity visa program is eliminated.</p> <p>Annual immigration levels are revised.</p> <p> The limit on the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants is increased.</p> <p>The H-2C visa temporary agricultural worker program is revised. A trust fund is established to provide incentives for such workers to return to their country of origin. </p> <p>DNA testing to establish family relationships is authorized. </p> <p>Employment eligibility verification provisions are revised. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall establish an employment verification system.</p> ...
HR 4782 - Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
HR 4784 - Rep. Maxine Waters (DEM-CA)
ACA OUTREACH Act
01/12/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4812 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
21st Century Buy American Act
01/18/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 4820 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
ASK Act
01/23/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4831 - Rep. Barbara Comstock (REP-VA)
Healthcare Tax Relief Act
01/18/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
<p><strong>Healthcare Tax Relief Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the imposition of an annual fee on health insurance providers until after December 31, 2018. </p>
HR 4894 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
Harmful Tax Prevention Act
02/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 4902 - Rep. John Katko (REP-NY)
SRF WIN Act
02/02/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 4931 - Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]
Transition to Independence Act of 2018
02/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 499 - Rep. Ron DeSantis (REP-FL)
No Exemption for Washington from Obamacare Act
01/31/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend the requirement for participation in a health insurance exchange to the President, Vice President, executive branch political appointees, and employees of congressional committees and leadership offices of Congress. Currently, this requirement applies to Members of Congress and their staff.</p> <p>The government is prohibited from contributing to or subsidizing the health insurance coverage of officials and employees subject to this requirement.</p> <p> <p><BR> </p>
HR 4992 - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (DEM-CT)
NOTICE Act of 2017
02/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 5015 - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (DEM-OR)
Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2018
03/08/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
HR 5030 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
Small and Rural Community Clean Water Technical Assistance Act
02/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 5127 - Rep. Grace Napolitano (DEM-CA)
Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
03/06/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
HR 5138 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act of 2018
03/01/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 5155 - Rep. Frank Pallone (DEM-NJ)
Undo Sabotage and Expand Affordability of Health Insurance Act of 2018
03/13/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5251 - Rep. Dina Titus (DEM-NV)
NURSE Act
03/16/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill establishes a competitive demonstration grant program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award matching funds to increase the number of school nurses in public elementary and secondary schools served by an eligible entity. An eligible entity is a state educational agency or local educational agency (LEA) in which at least 20% of students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p> <p>In awarding grant funds, ED shall give priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate the greatest need for new or additional nursing services. A high-need LEA is one in which at least 40% and no fewer than 15,000 students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p>
HR 5258 - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (DEM-CA)
Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act
03/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the eligibility requirements for the premium assistance tax credit, which is provided to eligible individuals and families to subsidize the purchase of health insurance plans on an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p> <p>The bill expands eligibility for the credit by defining an "applicable taxpayer" as a taxpayer whose household income for the taxable year equals or exceeds 100% of the federal poverty line. (Under current law, household income must equal or exceed 100%, but may not exceed 400% of the poverty line.) </p>
HR 5318 - Rep. Jared Huffman (DEM-CA)
Investing for Tomorrow's Schools Act
03/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
HR 5326 - Rep. John Garamendi (DEM-CA)
Maritime Technical Corrections Act of 2018
04/12/2018 - Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
HR 536 - Rep. Andy Biggs (REP-AZ)
Protection From Obamacare Mandates and Congressional Equity Act
01/13/2017 - Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Treasury for the pay of the Director, Deputy Director, and Deputy Director for Management of the OMB during any period of noncompliance determined by the OPM Inspector General. Such officials may not receive pay for any period of noncompliance at any time after the end of that period. </p>
HR 537 - Rep. Andy Biggs (REP-AZ)
Budget Process Accountability Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend the requirement for participation in a health insurance exchange to the President, Vice President, executive branch political appointees, and employees of congressional committees and leadership offices of Congress. Currently, this requirement applies to Members of Congress and their staff.</p> <p>The government is prohibited from contributing to or subsidizing the health insurance coverage of officials and employees subject to this requirement.</p> <p> <p><BR> </p>
HR 5426 - Rep. David Young (REP-IA)
WATER Act
04/05/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
HR 55 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Breath of Fresh Air Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Breath of Fresh Air Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for local educational agencies (LEAs) to purchase, and train school personnel to use, nebulizers.</p> <p>Each grant recipient must demonstrate that, with respect to each of its schools that is to use the nebulizers: (1) a full-time certified nurse is on staff, (2) trained personnel and other resources necessary for nebulizer use are in place, (3) emergency services personnel are notified of nebulizer locations, (4) nebulizers are integrated into the school's emergency response procedures, and (5) procedures are in place to notify parents of the availability of nebulizers and to inform them how to provide the school with their ...
HR 551 - Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (REP-NE)
Care for All Act of 2017
01/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow catastrophic plans to be offered as qualified health plans to any individual in the individual or group market. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.) Currently, to be a qualified health plan, a catastrophic plan must enroll only individuals who are below age 30 and exempt from minimum essential coverage requirements.</p>
HR 5511 - Rep. Dwight Evans (DEM-PA)
Healthy Communities Act of 2018
04/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 5515 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (REP-TX)
John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
08/01/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
...This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and space procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (6) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (7) the Defense Inspector General; (8) the Defense Health Program; (9) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; (10) Overseas Contingency ...
HR 5545 - Rep. Elijah Cummings (DEM-MD)
Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5554 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018
08/03/2018 - Presented to President.
HR 5592 - Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]
Department of State Authorization Act of 2018
04/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
HR 5596 - Rep. Salud Carbajal (DEM-CA)
Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2018
05/01/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
HR 5604 - Rep. A.Donald McEachin (DEM-VA)
Healthy Environment for Children Act
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
HR 5609 - Rep. Keith Ellison (DEM-MN)
Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
HR 561 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Small Business Job Protection Act of 2017
01/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><strong>Small Business Job Protection Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to redefine ""applicable large employer,"" for purposes of the mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance for their employees, to mean an employer with at least 100 full-time employees (currently, 50).</p>
HR 5611 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
To prohibit the importation into the United States of paper products that are not manufactured in accordance with requirements that are at least as stringent as the requirements under the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
05/03/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
HR 562 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Obamacare Regressive Tax Relief Act
01/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Obamacare Regressive Tax Relief Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce the penalties for individuals who fail to maintain the minimum essential health insurance coverage required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p>
HR 5624 - Rep. Ami Bera (DEM-CA)
Pathway to Universal Coverage Act of 2018
05/03/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5625 - Rep. Ami Bera (DEM-CA)
Easy Enrollment Act of 2018
04/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 563 - Rep. Luke Messer (REP-IN)
Unaffordable Care Act
01/13/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
<p><b>Unaffordable Care Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from the requirement to maintain minimum essential health coverage an individual who: (1) resides in a location with fewer than two qualified health plans offered through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or (2) was covered under minimum essential coverage for the last month of the preceding year and the premium is at least 125% percent of the premium for that month. </p>
HR 5637 - Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HR 5696 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
Combating Lead Poisoning Through Nutrition Education Act of 2018
05/22/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
HR 5724 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (REP-CA)
Restoring Community Oversight of Sober Living Homes Act of 2018
05/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
HR 5739 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
Prescription Drug and Medical Device Price Review Board Act of 2018
05/25/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5753 - Rep. Raul Grijalva (DEM-AZ)
Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2018
05/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
HR 5785 - Rep. Cedric Richmond (DEM-LA)
Jobs and Justice Act of 2018
05/14/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
HR 5808 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Medicaid Pharmaceutical Home Act of 2018
06/12/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 561.
HR 5818 - Rep. Joseph Crowley (DEM-NY)
Opioid Workforce Act of 2018
05/15/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 5895 - Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]
Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019
07/11/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
...Provides FY2019 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including for: </p> <ul> <li> Investigations, </li> <li> Construction, </li> <li>Mississippi River and Tributaries, </li> <li> Operation and Maintenance, </li> <li> the Regulatory Program, </li> <li> the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, </li> <li> Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, </li> <li> Expenses, and </li> <li> the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of the ...
HR 59 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (DEM-TX)
Frank Lautenberg Memorial Secure Chemical Facilities Act
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
... Site security plans must include an assessment of such methods. The owner or operator of a tier 1 or tier 2 facility shall implement such methods if the Office of Chemical Facility Security determines that such implementation would significantly reduce the risk of death, injury, or serious adverse effects to human health resulting from a terrorist incident, can feasibly be incorporated into facility operations, and would not significantly impair the owner's or operator's ability to continue the business of the facility at its location.</p> <p>DHS must provide guidance and appropriate, tools, methodologies, or computer software to assist farm supplies merchant wholesalers and small covered chemical facilities in complying with this bill.</p> <p>Specified facilities are exempt from the ...
HR 5942 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5961 - Rep. Robert Aderholt (REP-AL)
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
05/24/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 545.
HR 5963 - Rep. Kristi Noem (REP-SD)
To delay the reimposition of the annual fee on health insurance providers until after 2020.
06/04/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 5975 - Res. Com. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (NPP-PR)
Puerto Rico Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
05/25/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 6 - Rep. Greg Walden (REP-OR)
SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
06/26/2018 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 485.
...This bill makes several changes to state Medicaid programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. Specifically, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>modifies provisions related to coverage for juvenile inmates and former foster care youth,</li> <li>establishes a demonstration project to increase provider treatment capacity for substance use disorders,</li> <li>requires the establishment of drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries,</li> <li>establishes drug review and utilization requirements, </li> <li>extends the enhanced federal matching rate for expenditures regarding substance use disorder health home services, and</li> <li>temporarily requires coverage of medication-assisted treatment.</li> </ul> <p>The bill also alters Medicare requirements to address opioid use. Specifically, ...
HR 6050 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
To allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan.
06/08/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6085 - Rep. Anna Eshoo (DEM-CA)
To revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act).
06/13/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6097 - Rep. Pramila Jayapal (DEM-WA)
State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2018
06/19/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 6117 - Rep. Cedric Richmond (DEM-LA)
Choose Medicare Act
06/26/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR 6128 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
HSA Employer Flexibility Act
06/15/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 6136 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018
06/27/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Adjustment to immigrant status is provided based on a point system. Children of long-term temporary foreign workers are also eligible for such status adjustment.</p> <p>DHS may designate certain groups as a criminal gang. Such individuals may not seek asylum, withholding of removal, or temporary protected status.</p> <p>Indemnification is provided for law enforcement entities sued for complying with DHS detainers. DHS detainer authority is revised. </p> <p>The bill creates a private right of action against a state or local jurisdiction that declines to honor a DHS detainer for a convicted illegal alien who then commits murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor. </p> <p>The bill eliminates: (1) the diversity visa program, (2) certain family-based visa categories, and (3) the per-country ...
HR 6143 - Rep. Lloyd Doggett (DEM-TX)
To ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees.
06/19/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6147 - Rep. Ken Calvert (REP-CA)
Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2019
08/02/2018 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
<p><b>Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019</b></p> <p>Provides FY2019 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and related agencies. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for: </p> <ul> <li> the Bureau of Land Management, </li> <li> the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, </li> <li> the National Park Service, </li> <li> the U.S. Geological Survey, </li> <li> the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, </li> <li> the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, </li> <li> the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and </li> <li> the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to Interior for Departmental Offices, including: ...
HR 6199 - Rep. Lynn Jenkins (REP-KS)
Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2018
07/26/2018 - Received in the Senate.
...This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements to only prescription drugs or insulin (thus allowing distributions from such accounts for over-the-counter drugs). The bill also allows the accounts to be used for menstrual care products.</p>
HR 6258 - Rep. Tom Graves (REP-GA)
Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
06/28/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 612.
HR 628 - Rep. Rodney Davis (REP-IL)
Guaranteed Health Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2017
01/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
<p><b>Guaranteed Health Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to maintain, upon repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the requirements that: (1) health insurance includes coverage for preexisting conditions, and (2) health insurers accept every employer and every individual in a group that applies for coverage in the group market and every individual that applies for coverage in the individual market.</p>
HR 6305 - Rep. Mike Kelly (REP-PA)
Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act of 2018
07/19/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 653.
HR 6311 - Rep. Peter Roskam (REP-IL)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower ...
07/26/2018 - Received in the Senate.
HR 6314 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
Health Savings Act of 2018
07/19/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 657.
<p><b>Health Savings Act of 2018 </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to health savings accounts (HSAs), to require the bronze and catastrophic health plans described in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be treated as high deductible health plans, which are required to participate in an HSA. </p>
HR 633 - Rep. Gregg Harper (REP-MS)
Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill permits a health insurer that had in effect certain health insurance coverage in the individual market from January 1, 2013, through January 1, 2017, to continue to offer the coverage in the individual market outside of health insurance exchanges. This applies to coverage under the transitional policy of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Coverage under that policy does not need to comply with certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements, including guaranteed renewability and coverage for preexisting conditions.)</p> <p> This coverage is treated as a grandfathered health plan and thus fulfills an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.</p>
HR 6340 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018
07/11/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 635 - Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
CHOICE Act
01/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer, throughout the United States, a public health insurance option that provides value, choice, competition, and the stability of affordable, high-quality coverage. Plans under the public health insurance option must be qualified health plans and must include plans with bronze, silver, and gold tier benefits. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.)</p> <p>HHS must establish an office of the ombudsman for the public health insurance option.</p> <p>States may establish advisory councils to provide recommendations to HHS on the ...
HR 637 - Rep. Gary Palmer (REP-AL)
Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...Before proposing or finalizing regulations or policies, the Environmental Protection Agency must analyze the net and gross impact of those regulations and policies on employment. Regulations and policies may not take effect if they have a negative impact on employment, unless they are approved by Congress and signed by the President.</p>
HR 6385 - Rep. Harold Rogers (REP-KY)
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019
07/16/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 642.
HR 640 - Rep. Rick Allen (REP-GA)
Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act
01/24/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services, for certain states awarded a grant to establish a health insurance exchange, to report on how awarded amounts were used and rescind unobligated amounts. This applies to any state that terminates operation of its exchange or transfers operation to another entity. Such a state must provide to the General Services Administration any property acquired through the grant and refer matters involving fraud, waste, and abuse of funds issued pursuant to PPACA to the Department of Justice. Funds rescinded must be retained for federal budget deficit reduction.</p>
HR 6415 - Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3]
American Border Act
08/01/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
HR 6417 - Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
To create a nonimmigrant H-2C work visa program for agricultural workers, to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.
07/18/2018 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HR 6470 - Rep. Tom Cole (REP-OK)
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
07/23/2018 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 667.
HR 6477 - Rep. Gwen Moore (DEM-WI)
SNAP-Ed Fights Lead Act of 2018
07/23/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
HR 6496 - Rep. David Joyce (REP-OH)
Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
HR 6500 - Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
VET-2-FARM Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
HR 6587 - Rep. Barbara Comstock (REP-VA)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow deductions for amounts contributed to a health savings account by individuals enrolled in qualified health plans.
07/26/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
HR 661 - Rep. Brett Guthrie (REP-KY)
Employee Fairness and Relief Act of 2017
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...This bill permits a health insurer that had in effect health insurance coverage in the small group market in 2013 to offer that coverage outside of health insurance exchanges. That coverage is treated as a grandfathered health plan and thus fulfills an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.</p>
HR 682 - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (REP-OK)
Preserving Access to Medicaid for Americans Act of 2017
01/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Preserving Access to Medicaid for Americans Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act to eliminate: (1) certain Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment reductions for states that did not implement Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and (2) specified maintenance-of-effort requirements for states with respect to CHIP.</p>
HR 7 - Rep. Christopher Smith (REP-NJ)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017
01/30/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill makes permanent the prohibition on the use of federal funds, including funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions in this bill, and current prohibitions, do not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.</p> <p>Abortions may not be provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee.</p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies and small employer health ...
HR 706 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (REP-TN)
Plan Verification and Fairness Act of 2017
02/03/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services must report on enrollment during special enrollment periods for plan year 2016. The report must include the number of individuals who: (1) sought to enroll during a special enrollment period but were prohibited, (2) were prohibited because they did not provide documentation supporting eligibility, and (3) were prohibited because they provided invalid documentation.
HR 710 - Rep. Bill Flores (REP-TX)
Health Coverage State Flexibility Act of 2017
02/08/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to revise the grace period that health insurers must provide to recipients of premium subsidies before discontinuing health coverage for nonpayment of premiums. The grace period is shortened from 3 months to 30 days unless state law includes an applicable grace period.
HR 718 - Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]
Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of 2017
02/14/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
<p><b>Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of </b><b>2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to recklessly dispose of or abandon fetal remains in a landfill or in any navigable waters of the United States. </p> <p>The term ""fetal remains"" means any part (except a cremated part) of a deceased human fetus following an abortion.</p> <p> A violator is subject to a fine, up to three years in prison, or both. </p>
HR 758 - Rep. Brad Schneider (DEM-IL)
GI Internship Program Act
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
...This bill directs theDepartment of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a career transition internship program to match individuals who are eligible for veterans' educational assistance with employers to: (1) provide such individuals with work experience in the civilian sector, (2) address the growing skills gap in the U.S. economy, (3) increase the marketable skills of such individuals, and (4) assist such individuals in obtaining long-term employment.</p> <p>The VA shall establish criteria employers must meet to participate in the program. Program employers shall not include: (1) government agencies; (2) employers who cannot provide the VA with certain assurances, including their intention to retain interns after their internship ends; and (3) employers that have previously participated in ...
HR 771 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
...The federal government may not prohibit, restrict, or otherwise inhibit insurance coverage of abortion care by state or local governments or by private health plans. State and local governments may not prohibit, restrict, or otherwise inhibit insurance coverage of abortion care by private health plans.</p>
HR 786 - Rep. John Yarmuth (DEM-KY)
ACHE Act
02/10/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
This bill requires the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct or support studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on individuals in the surrounding communities. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receiving the results of these studies, must determine whether such mining presents any health risks to individuals in those communities. This bill applies to surface coal mining that uses blasting with explosives in the steep slope regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.</p> <p>The bill prohibits authorization for any mountaintop removal coal mining project or expansion under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of ...
HR 806 - Rep. Pete Olson (REP-TX)
Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017
07/19/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...The EPA must publish regulations and guidance for implementing NAAQS concurrently with the issuance of a new or revised standard. New or revised NAAQS may not apply to preconstruction permits for constructing or modifying a stationary source of air pollutants until those regulations and guidance have been published.</p> <p>The bill provides that in extreme ozone nonattainment areas, contingency measures are not required to be included in nonattainment plans. Technological achievability and economic feasibility must be taken into consideration in plan revisions for milestones for particulate matter nonattainment areas. </p> <p><br> </p>
HR 825 - Rep. Paul Gosar (REP-AZ)
Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017
09/21/2017 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 231.
This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to extend through FY2022 the authorization for deposit and use of lease revenues under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. Such funds shall be available to the Department of the Interior for FY2017 and afterwards to implement both the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. <p> Interior shall establish priority areas on covered land (i.e., public land administered by Interior and not excluded under law from the development of geothermal, solar, or wind energy) for geothermal, solar, and wind energy projects. Variance areas shall also be considered for the development of renewable energy projects under this bill, consistent with the principles of multiple use (as defined under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of ...
HR 829 - Rep. Fred Upton (REP-MI)
Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017
02/07/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 11 .
...This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) to specify how a state must treat qualified lottery winnings and lump sum income for purposes of determining an individual's income-based eligibility for a state Medicaid program. Specifically, a state shall include such winnings or income as income received: (1) in the month in which it was received, if the amount is less than $80,000; (2) over a period of two months, if the amount is at least $80,000 but less than $90,000; (3) over a period of three months, if the amount is at least $90,000 but less than $100,000; and (4) over an additional one-month period for each increment of $10,000 received, not to exceed 120 months.</p> <p>An individual whose income exceeds the applicable eligibility threshold due to qualified lump sum income shall ...
HR 849 - Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act
11/06/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.</p>
HR 857 - Rep. Paul Cook (REP-CA)
California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act
06/26/2018 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act</b></p> This bill amends the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 to, among other things: <ul> <li> establish or designate wilderness areas, off-highway vehicle recreation areas, and a national scenic area; </li> <li> release specified wilderness study areas; </li> <li> adjust national park and preserve boundaries; and </li> <li> specify land withdrawals and conveyances. </li> </ul> <p> Specified federal land shall be taken into trust for the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. </p> <p> Lands and interests in land, including improvements, outside the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park in California, may be acquired for the purpose of operating a visitor center. </p> <p>The bill makes amendments to the California Desert ...
HR 882 - Rep. Henry Cuellar (DEM-TX)
North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017
02/06/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
<p><b>North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill authorizes the Department of the Treasury to subscribe to 150,000 additional shares of the capital stock of the North American Development Bank.</p> <p>The U.S. government shall support the financing of projects related to:</p> <ul> <li>natural gas, including natural gas pipelines and combined cycle power plants, with major emphasis on cross-border energy distribution and consumption and the energy security of the United States and Mexico; and</li> <li>the expansion or new construction of international land border crossings to facilitate the the flow of goods and people across the U.S.-Mexico border while reducing wait times and improving air quality related to ...
HR 904 - Rep. Daniel Lipinski (DEM-IL)
Buy American Improvement Act of 2017
02/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
...The bill amends the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to require the Department of Homeland Security to procure from U.S. sources certain national security items used to construct border protection barriers and roads under the Illegal Immigration and Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.</p> <p>The bill prohibits the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from waiving Buy America requirements for states applying to use federal-aid funds to purchase buses, vehicles, or other rolling stock under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program unless: (1) the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States is more than 60% of the cost of all components of the rolling stock; and (2) final assembly of the rolling stock has occurred in the ...
HR 928 - Rep. Louie Gohmert (REP-TX)
Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act
02/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
This bill gives states the sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding hydraulic fracturing on or under any land within their boundaries. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation.</p> <p>Hydraulic fracturing on federal land must comply with the law of the state in which the land is located.</p>
HR 947 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (DEM-CT)
FAMILY Act
02/22/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
The bill entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month beginning on the first day of the month in which the individual meets the criteria specified below and ending 365 days later (benefit period), not to exceed 60 qualified caregiving days per period. An individual qualifies for such a benefit payment if such individual:</p> <ul> <li>is insured for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act at the time an application is filed;</li> <li>has earned income from employment during the 12 months before filing it; and</li> <li>was engaged in qualified caregiving (any activity for which the individual would be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), or anticipates being so engaged, during the ...
HR 953 - Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP-OH)
Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for a discharge of a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA. Point source pollution is waste discharged from a distinct place, such as a pipe, channel, or tunnel. The bill establishes exemptions from this prohibition.</p>
HR 958 - Rep. Sam Johnson (REP-TX)
Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017
04/25/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
...This bill terminates all existing grant programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), its National Clean Diesel Campaign, and its environmental justice programs. The EPA may not establish new grant programs.</p> <p>Federal funds may not be used by the EPA:</p> <ul> <li> to implement any ozone standard promulgated after this bill's enactment date;</li> <li> to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from mobile sources, or from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units;</li> <li>for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program; </li> <li> for the Global Methane Initiative; </li> <li> for the Climate Resilience Fund; </li> <li> for the Climate Resilience Evaluation Awareness Tool; </li> <li> for the Green Infrastructure Program;</li> <li>for the Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative; ...
HR 962 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Preserve Fishing on Wild and Scenic River Act
02/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
<p><b>Preserve Fishing on Wild and Scenic River Act</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits a person from operating an aquaculture facility unless the Department of the Interior certifies that the facility will not discharge a pollutant into a river any segment of which is a wild and scenic river.</p> <p>The prohibition excludes fish hatcheries operated by a federal or state agency and goes into effect after a three-year period.</p>
HRES 1011 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 184) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6311) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify ...
07/24/2018 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 184) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6311) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan.
HRES 1031 - Rep. Jacky Rosen (DEM-NV)
Authorizing certain Committees of the House of Representatives to intervene in the case of Texas v. United States, No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.) and authorizing the Office of General Counsel of the House to represent such Committees in such intervention.
07/25/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Rules.
HRES 130 - Rep. Peter DeFazio (DEM-OR)
Supporting efforts to increase competition and accountability in the health insurance marketplace, and to extend accessible, quality, affordable health care coverage to every American through the choice of a public insurance plan.
02/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p> Expresses support for efforts to build on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by ensuring that individuals have access to a public health insurance option.</p>
HRES 152 - Rep. Bob Gibbs (REP-OH)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.
02/28/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
...Calls for the nullification of the final rule titled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States,'" about the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the rule on June 29, 2015.</p>
HRES 154 - Rep. Joseph Kennedy (DEM-MA)
Of inquiry requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related measures of ...
03/21/2017 - Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 24.
<p>Requests that the President transmit to the House of Representatives, and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to transmit to the House of Representatives, all documents, memoranda, and advisory legal opinions relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.</p>
HRES 178 - Rep. Ro Khanna (DEM-CA)
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that before any bill or joint resolution repealing or amending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 in the House it should be made available on a public ...
03/08/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Rules.
<p>Amends Rule XXI (Restrictions on Certain Bills) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to make it out of order to consider:</p> <ul> <li> a bill or joint resolution proposing to repeal or amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 unless an easily searchable electronic estimate and comparison prepared by the Congressional Budget Office is made available on a publicly available House website, or</li> <li> a rule or order that waives the application of this resolution.</li> </ul>
HRES 193 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (DEM-IL)
Protecting health coverage for all Americans.
03/17/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p> Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that any replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act must keep costs to health care consumers at or below their current rates and keep the uninsured rate at or below its current level.</p>
HRES 212 - Rep. Jimmy Panetta (DEM-CA)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should include a replacement for such Act that includes certain health care consumer protections.
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or substantial portions of the Act, should include certain provisions, including provisions that:</p> <ul> <li>provide for health insurance coverage for at least the same number of people,</li> <li>provide for affordable coverage and cost sharing,</li> <li>provide for access to comprehensive coverage,</li> <li>prohibit annual limits and lifetime benefit caps, and</li> <li>address high health care costs.</li> </ul>
HRES 215 - Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP-FL)
Expressing the fact that the House of Representatives supports the system for prescription drug coverage provided under part D of the Medicare program and believes that changes to such system should not be part of the American Health Care Act of 2017.
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses: (1) support for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and (2) the belief that changes to the benefit should not be included in the American Health Care Act of 2017.</p>
HRES 217 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.
03/21/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Supports the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.</p>
HRES 225 - Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on Trumpcare, also known as the American Health Care Act of 2017.
03/24/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p> Expresses support for efforts to ensure access to quality and affordable health care for all Americans and rejects any effort to take away health care from Americans.</p>
HRES 26 - Rep. Evan Jenkins (REP-WV)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that restored the original black lung benefits eligibility requirements should not be reduced but should be preserved and protected.
01/05/2017 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
<p>Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that in the event Congress drafts provisions to amend or repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the provisions of PPACA that restored the original eligibility requirements for black lung benefits should be preserved and protected.</p>
HRES 262 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day.
04/07/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day.</p> <p>Promotes effective and comprehensive HIV prevention education programs.</p> <p>Urges youth-friendly and accessible health care services to better provide for the early identification of HIV through voluntary routine testing and to connect those in need to clinically and culturally appropriate care and treatment as early as possible.</p> <p>Commends the work of AIDS service organizations, community and faith-based organizations, and school-based health centers that are providing appropriate services to young people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.</p> <p>Declares that full implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is required.</p>
HRES 30 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade.
02/16/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
<p>Condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, because it: (1) is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty, (2) is a commercial activity not grounded in Chinese history, (3) is opposed by a majority of the Chinese people, and (4) threatens global public health. </p> <p>Urges: </p> <UL> <LI>the government of China and the Yulin authorities to ban the killing and eating of dogs as part of Yulin's festival and to enforce China's food safety laws regulating the processing and sale of animal products and the 2011 Agriculture Ministry of China Regulation on the Quarantine of Dogs at the Place of Origin requiring one certificate for one dog on trans-provincial transport trucks, and <LI>the National People's Congress of China to enact an animal anticruelty law that bans the dog meat trade. </LI> ...
HRES 327 - Rep. Adam Schiff (DEM-CA)
Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.
05/19/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Commends the international community, health organizations, the private sector, school and community leaders, and faith-based organizations for bolstering health through vaccination.</p> <p>Recognizes that the lack of vaccination can cause a public health crisis and that there is no credible evidence that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults.</p> <p>Encourages a continued commitment to research to improve vaccines and develop new vaccines.</p> Urges parents to follow the scientific evidence and consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations to protect their children and their community.
HRES 345 - Rep. David Cicilline (DEM-RI)
Urging the President to faithfully carry out the Affordable Care Act.
05/26/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Urges the President to take care that the laws are faithfully executed by: (1) ensuring cost sharing reduction payments under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are paid; (2) enforcing PPACA's individual mandate provisions; (3) working with states and insurers to make sure that consumers have options; and (4) providing adequate funding for specified PPACA activities.</p> Discourages the President from using executive actions to undermine PPACA.
HRES 348 - Rep. Rob Woodall (REP-GA)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
05/23/2017 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.
HRES 401 - Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM-FL)
Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.
11/15/2017 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
<p>Calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry. </p> <p>Urges the governments of China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all other nations to: (1) adopt and enforce laws banning the dog and cat meat trade, (2) increase efforts to prevent any leather or fur byproducts of such trade from entering international markets, and (3) use their food safety laws to crack down on the sale of dog and cat meat.</p> <p>Affirms the U.S. commitment to the protection of animals and to advancing the progress of animal protection around the world.</p> <p>Urges executive branch officials to include the dog and cat meat trade on the agenda for discussion with the officials of countries that have a dog or cat meat industry.</p> <ul> </ul>
HRES 5 - Rep. Kevin McCarthy (REP-CA)
Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
01/03/2017 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
<p>Adopts the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress as the Rules for the 115th Congress, with amendments.</p>
HRES 549 - Rep. Adriano Espaillat (DEM-NY)
Supporting the understanding that climate change is real.
10/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
<p>Expresses that the House of Representatives supports the reentry of the United States into the Paris Climate Accord and stands with the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria.</p><ul> </ul>
HRES 600 - Rep. Michael Burgess (REP-TX)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 849) to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
11/02/2017 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 849) to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
HRES 731 - Rep. Barbara Lee (DEM-CA)
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
02/09/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p>Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.<br /></p>
HRES 842 - Rep. Erik Paulsen (REP-MN)
Recognizing Meningitis B Awareness Day.
04/24/2018 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
HRES 912 - Rep. Dave Brat (REP-VA)
Recognizing the importance of the Chesapeake Bay and supporting the efforts and goals of the Clean the Bay Day.
05/30/2018 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
<p>Recognizes the importance of the Chesapeake Bay and expresses support for the Clean the Bay Day.</p>
S 1 - Sen. Michael Enzi (REP-WY)
An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
11/28/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
<p><i>Tax Cuts and Jobs Act </i></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses.</p> <p>With respect to individuals, the bill:</p> <ul> <li> replaces the existing tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6%) with new tax brackets (10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 38.5%); </li> <li> increases the standard deduction; </li> <li> suspends the deduction for personal exemptions; </li> <li> allows a deduction for business income of pass-through entities (i.e., partnerships, S corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships); </li> <li> increases the child tax credit and allows a credit for dependents who are not children; </li> <li> suspends the deduction for state and ...
S 1034 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017
05/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
...This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confer blue card status upon an alien who: (1) has performed specified periods of U.S. agricultural employment or is a qualifying alien's spouse or child, (2) has been physically present in the United States for a qualifying period, (3) applied for such status during the application period, (4) is not ineligible under specified grounds for such status, (5) has passed security and law enforcement clearances, and (6) has paid the required fees and penalties.</p> <p>Blue card status is limited to eight years.</p> <p>A blue card alien (individual) may: (1) work in the United States, and (2) travel from and return to the United States, including commuting to the United States from a foreign residence.</p> <p>DHS shall adjust an ...
S 1045 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Save Women's Preventive Care Act
05/04/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 106 - Sen. Ted Cruz (REP-TX)
ObamaCare Repeal Act
01/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>ObamaCare Repeal Act</b></p> <p>This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and restores provisions of law amended by those Acts, effective January 1, 2018.</p>
S 1113 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Personal Care Products Safety Act
05/11/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2918-2919)
...This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require cosmetics companies to register their facilities with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to submit to the FDA cosmetic ingredient statements that include the amounts of a cosmetic's ingredients. Companies must pay a facility registration fee based on their annual gross sales of cosmetics. The collected fees can only be used for cosmetic safety activities.</p> <p>If the FDA determines that a cosmetic has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences, it may prohibit the cosmetic's distribution by suspending the cosmetic ingredient statement. If other cosmetics from the same facility may be affected, the FDA may prohibit distribution from the facility by suspending the facility's ...
S 1114 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order laying a foundation for discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, women, religious minorities, and others under the pretext of religious freedom.
05/11/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2919-2920)
...This bill nullifies Executive Order 13798, titled "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty." The executive order: (1) requires the executive branch to enforce federal law protections for religious freedom and to protect persons and organizations that engage in religious and political speech; (2) prohibits the Department of the Treasury from taking adverse action against individuals, houses of worship, or religious organizations based on their speech about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has not ordinarily been treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, a candidate for public office; and (3) requires Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health ...
S 1129 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017
06/05/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 112.
S 1133 - Sen. James Lankford (REP-OK)
Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017
05/16/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to repeal specified limitations, for purposes of Medicare participation, on self-referrals by newly constructed or expanded physician-owned hospitals.</p>
S 1137 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
Clean Safe Reliable Water Infrastructure Act
05/16/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
<p><b>Clean Safe Reliable Water Infrastructure Act</b></p> <p>This bill urges Congress to provide robust funding of capitalization grants to states for state drinking water revolving funds and state clean water revolving funds.</p> <p>The bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to: (1) make the implementation of source water protection plans an eligible use of assistance from a drinking water state revolving fund; and (2) apply requirements concerning the selection of architects and engineers to contracts funded by state revolving funds, if the assistance is for a community with a population of more than 10,000.</p> <p>The bill provides statutory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Program that allows water-efficient products, buildings, landscapes, facilities, ...
S 1161 - Sen. Tammy Duckworth (DEM-IL)
Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act
05/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
<p><strong>Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act</strong></p> <p>This bill exempts veterans from Department of Veteran Affairs medical copayments for medication or hospital care and medical services related to preventive health services.</p> <p> The bill includes in the definition of "preventive health services": (1) evidence-based items or services that have an A or B rating in the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force; (2) immunizations that have a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to the individual involved; and (3) with respect to women, the preventive care and screenings provided for in the Health Resources and Services Administration ...
S 1201 - Sen. Claire McCaskill (DEM-MO)
Health Care Options for All Act
05/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Health Care Options for All Act</b></p> This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that individuals eligible to purchase coverage through a health insurance exchange who reside where no exchange health plans are available may enroll in coverage offered in the small group market through the Washington, DC exchange.
S 1203 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program under which the Administrator shall defer the designation of an area as a nonattainment area for purposes of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard if the area achieves and maintains ...
05/23/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 1213 - Sen. Gary Peters (DEM-MI)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to post a copy of the most recent response plan for each onshore oil pipeline on a publicly accessible website.
05/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p>This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT)to publish a copy of the most recent pipeline response plan for each onshore oil pipeline on a public website maintained by DOT.</p> <UL> <UL> </UL> </UL>
S 1229 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Move America Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Move America bond is treated as a tax-exempt private facility bond with certain exceptions. At least 95% of the net proceeds from the issuance of the bond must be used for infrastructure projects, including: </p> <ul> <li> airports; </li> <li> docks and wharves; </li> <li>mass commuting facilities; </li> <li> facilities for the furnishing of water; </li> <li> sewage facilities; </li> <li> railroads; </li> <li>certain surface transportation projects eligible for federal assistance, projects for an international bridge or tunnel, or facilities for transferring freight from truck to rail or rail to truck;</li> <li> flood diversions; </li> <li> inland waterways; or </li> <li> rural broadband service infrastructure. </li> </ul> <p>The bill specifies exceptions and modifications to existing ...
S 125 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK)
Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017
01/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make foreign facilities that are located offshore and outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) liable for removal costs and damages that result from oil spills that reach (or threaten to reach) U.S. navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the EEZ. Specifically, the following parties may be held liable: (1) the owners or operators of the foreign facilities, including facilities located in, on, or under any land within foreign countries; and (2) the holders of a right of use and easement granted under applicable foreign law for the area in which the facility is located. </p> <p><BR> </p>
S 1269 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
Pipeline Safety Act of 2017
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
...This bill directs the Department of Transportation to amend a federal regulation relating to onshore oil pipeline operator response plans to oil discharges to require (under current law authorizes) the Office of Pipeline Safety of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to consult with the Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Coast Guard if a federal on scene coordinator has concerns regarding such operator's ability to respond to a worst case discharge of oil into or on the navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.</p>
S 1288 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to allow preservation leasing as a form of compensatory mitigation for discharges of dredged or fill material affecting Indian land, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Indian land for the sole purpose of preserving the wetlands or other aquatic sites in an undisturbed state during the term of the lease to mitigate for a permitted activity. The term of the lease may not be less than the life of the permitted activity and must be adjusted to account for the cessation of the impacts caused by such activity. </p> <p>If a permittee enters into a preservation lease and subsequently ceases to maintain the permitted activity, or seeks to abandon the permitted activity without a good faith transfer, the permittee must obtain a permit modification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which may require restoration and rehabilitation of the area.
S 1289 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt Indian tribes from compensatory mitigation requirements in connection with certain discharges of dredged or fill material, and for other purposes.
05/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to exempt Indian tribes from a requirement to provide compensatory mitigation as a condition of a permit to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States when the permitted activity is conducted on Indian land. If the Indian tribe ceases to maintain the permitted activity on that land, or seeks to abandon that activity without a good faith transfer, the Indian tribe must obtain a permit modification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers may require restoration and rehabilitation of the area. </p>
S 1301 - Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM-FL)
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017
06/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1307 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act
06/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3330-3331)
<p><b>Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the eligibility requirements for the premium assistance tax credit, which is provided to eligible individuals and families to subsidize the purchase of health insurance plans on an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. </p> <p>The bill expands eligibility for the credit by defining an "applicable taxpayer" as a taxpayer whose household income for the taxable year equals or exceeds 100% of the federal poverty line. (Under current law, household income must equal or exceed 100%, but may not exceed 400% of the poverty line.) </p>
S 1353 - Sen. Patrick Leahy (DEM-VT)
Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
06/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3490-3491)
S 1354 - Sen. Thomas Carper (DEM-DE)
Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act
06/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1385 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
North American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2017
06/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3652)
...Treasury shall direct the U.S. representatives to the Board of Directors of the bank to use the voice and vote of the United States to support the financing of projects related to: </p> <ul> <li>environmental infrastructure relating to water pollution, wastewater treatment, water conservation, municipal solid waste, and related matters;</li> <li>natural gas, including natural gas pipelines and combined cycle power plants, with major emphasis on cross-border energy distribution and consumption and the energy security of the United States and Mexico; and</li> <li>the expansion or new construction of international land border crossings to facilitate the flow of goods and people across the international land border between the United States and Mexico while reducing wait times at border ...
S 1402 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
School Food Modernization Act
06/21/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3689)
...This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue loan guarantees to local educational agencies (LEAs), school food authorities, tribal organizations, and other eligible entities to finance infrastructure improvements or equipment purchases to facilitate their provision of healthy meals through the school lunch program. USDA must give preference to applicants that demonstrate a substantial or disproportionate need for food service infrastructure or durable equipment, and shall establish fees for the loan guarantee program that are sufficient to cover the federal government's administrative costs in operating the program.</p> <p>USDA must also award competitive matching grants to assist LEAs, school food ...
S 1405 - Sen. John Thune (REP-SD)
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017
05/09/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 407.
...The bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to operate a drone that knowingly or recklessly interferes with or disrupts the operation of an aircraft carrying one or more occupants in U.S. airspace.</p> <p>DOT shall establish a Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee.</p> <p>The FAA shall take specified actions to improve airline passenger safety.</p> <p><i>Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2017</i></p> <p>The bill directs the FAA to revise federal regulations to apply medical certificate of physical fitness requirements that are applicable to pilot flight crewmembers to operators of air balloons. </p> <p><i>Fairness for Pilots Act</i></p> <p>The bill amends the Pilot's Bill of Rights to revise the authorization for appeal to a federal court by a ...
S 1418 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights
06/22/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
S 1429 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act
06/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 1436 - Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]
National Fish Habitat Conservation Act
06/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 1441 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2017
06/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to make appropriations for and extend indefinitely: (1) enhanced funding for the community health centers program and the National Health Service Corps, and (2) grants for federally qualified health centers and nurse-managed health centers to train family nurse practitioners to become primary care providers. The bill makes appropriations for capital projects under the community health centers program.</p> The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to make appropriations for and extend indefinitely a program that pays teaching health centers to establish or expand graduate medical residency training programs.
S 1460 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK)
Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017
09/19/2017 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
...The bill revises the Department of Energy's loan program for innovative technologies. Additionally, the bill addresses energy and water sustainability; energy innovation, management, markets, and affordability; and repeals the mandates for various specified studies, reports, plans, and programs.</p> <p>The bill establishes and revises requirements for specified conservation programs and sets forth polices regarding land conveyances, national park system management, and hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal land.</p> <p>The bill also addresses matters regarding water infrastructure projects, natural hazards systems and programs, and Indian tribal energy development.</p>
S 1462 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
Marketplace Certainty Act
06/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 147 - Sen. Marco Rubio (REP-FL)
Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act
01/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill repeals the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that directs the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a program of risk corridors for 2014, 2015, and 2016 under which qualified health plans must participate in a payment adjustment system based on the ratio of a plan's allowable costs to its premiums. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.)</p>
S 1511 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
Keeping Health Insurance Affordable Act of 2017
06/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1514 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
HELP for Wildlife Act
10/05/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 237.
S 1519 - Sen. John McCain (REP-AZ)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
03/22/2018 - Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1886-1892, S1892-1931)
...This bill authorizes FY2018 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the defense activities of the Department of Energy (DOE). The bill authorizes appropriations, but does not provide budget authority for discretionary programs, which is included in subsequent appropriations legislation. </p> <p>The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for Procurement; Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; Operation and Maintenance; the Revolving and Working Capital Funds; the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund; Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; Defense-Wide Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; the Defense Inspector General; the Defense Health Program; and Overseas Contingency ...
S 1545 - Sen. Mark Warner (DEM-VA)
SAME Act of 2017
07/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>States Achieve Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017 or the SAME Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for individuals who are newly eligible under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regardless of when such expansion takes place. </p> <p>Under current law, the enhanced FMAP is equivalent to 100% in 2014 through 2016, 95% in 2017, 94% in 2018, 93% in 2019, and 90% thereafter. The bill retains this enhanced FMAP, but bases it on a term of years rather than on specific dates.</p> <p>The bill applies retroactively.</p>
S 1546 - Sen. Mark Warner (DEM-VA)
Commonsense Competition and Access to Health Insurance Act
07/12/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1551 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2017
07/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill prohibits the federal government from providing: (1) assistance (e.g., loans, loan guarantees, or purchases) to a municipality or zip code, other than the assistance provided for in this bill for an area designated as an Economic Freedom Zone; and (2) financial assistance to a bankrupt or insolvent municipality, except as provided by this bill. </p> <p>The bill sets forth requirements for designating municipalities, counties, cities, and zip codes as zones for a 10-year period, including bankruptcy eligibility, risk of insolvency, pervasive poverty, unemployment, and general distress.</p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow reduced tax rates, tax credits, tax-exempt educational savings accounts, increased expensing of business property, and other tax incentives ...
S 1575 - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)
Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2017
07/18/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill allows owners of eligible dwelling units a new tax credit for up to 50% of the lead hazard reduction activity costs for each such unit in a taxable year. An "eligible dwelling unit" is any unit located in the United States that was placed in service before 1978 and the residents of which during the preceding taxable year have a cumulative adjusted gross income of less than $110,000. </p> <p>The bill: (1) specifies the types of lead hazard reduction activity costs eligible for the credit, including risk assessment and abatement costs; and (2) limits the amount of the credit in any taxable year to $3,000 for specified abatement measures and $1,000 for interim lead control measures. </p>
S 1603 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/20/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 177.
...Rescinds specified unobligated balances from prior appropriations. Sets forth permissible, restricted, and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts. </p>
S 1609 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
07/20/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 178.
...Provides FY2018 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including for: </p> <ul> <li> Investigations, </li> <li> Construction, </li> <li>Mississippi River and Tributaries, </li> <li> Operation and Maintenance, </li> <li> the Regulatory Program, </li> <li> the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, </li> <li> Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, </li> <li> Expenses, and </li> <li> the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of the ...
S 1612 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Highway Safety Education Improvement Act of 2017
07/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 1622 - Sen. Robert Menendez (DEM-NJ)
Beach Act of 2017
07/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...The bill establishes requirements with respect to: (1) using rapid testing methods to detect unsafe levels of pathogens or pathogen indicators in such coastal recreation waters, and (2) notifying governmental agencies when pathogens exceed water quality standards. Those methods must provide testing results within four hours of receiving a sample. The applicable state or local government must communicate the presence of any pathogens within two hours of receipt of a water quality sample.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must assess state and local compliance with coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification legal requirements and grant conditions. The bill limits federal share of grants to non-compliant state or local governments. The Government ...
S 1624 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
Protect Children, Farmers, and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4193-4194)
<p><b>Protect Children, Farmers, and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to prohibit from sale any food that contains the organophosphate pesticide, chlorpyrifos. </p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must offer a contract to the National Research Council to conduct an organophosphate pesticide risk assessment. </p> <p>If the EPA finds pesticide exposure that does not meet FFDCA standards or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act standards, the EPA must take regulatory action not later than 90 days after becoming aware of the exposure.</p>
S 1626 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017
07/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
<p><strong>Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prescribe regulations:</p> <ul> <li>requiring flight attendants, pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, and airport first responders to receive annual training on how to respond to incidents involving smoke or fumes on board aircraft, and the FAA must develop a standardized form for reporting incidents of smoke or fumes; </li> <li>requiring the FAA to conduct an investigation after a report is submitted about incidents of smoke or fumes on board aircraft; and </li> <li>requiring commercial air carriers to install and operate a carbon monoxide detector on each bleed air stream on the aircraft (bleed air is compressed air produced by gas turbines that is taken ...
S 1633 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
Recreation Not Red-Tape Act
07/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...The bill amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to establish the Ski Area Fee Retention Account. A specified portion of rental charges for ski area permits on a Forest Service unit shall be deposited in such account, and a specified portion of such amounts shall be available to such unit for ski area administration, improvements, and visitor services.</p> <p>The bill establishes a National Recreation Area System to be comprised of existing National Recreation Areas and new units designated after enactment of this bill.</p> <p>Interior and USDA shall: (1) develop initiatives to enhance private-sector volunteer programs, actively promote private-sector volunteer opportunities, and provide outreach and coordination to the private sector to carry out projects and ...
S 1649 - Sen. Mike Lee (REP-UT)
RBI Act
07/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S 1653 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2017
07/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in coordination with the Department of Education, to award grants for: (1) comprehensive sex education for adolescents, (2) comprehensive sex education provided by institutions of higher education, and (3) training faculty and staff to teach comprehensive sex education to adolescents. HHS must enter a contract with a nonprofit organization to evaluate and report on these grants. The bill makes appropriations to carry out the the bill.</p> <p>Grants may not be used for health education programs that:</p> <ul> <li> withhold health-promoting or lifesaving information about sexuality-related topics, including HIV;</li> <li>are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective;</li> <li>promote gender ...
S 1667 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Rates Act
07/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4430-4431)
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to declare that the review by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of unreasonable increases in health care coverage premiums does not prohibit a state from imposing on health insurers additional rate requirements that are more protective of consumers. The HHS review, which currently covers only premium increases, is expanded to include all rate increases.</p> <p>HHS or the relevant state agency must ensure that any excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory rates are corrected before, or as soon as possible after, implementation, including through mechanisms such as denying rates, modifying rates, or requiring rebates to consumers. HHS may apply civil monetary penalties to health insurers that fail to comply with a ...
S 1674 - Sen. Jack Reed (DEM-RI)
School Building Improvement Act of 2017
07/31/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4621-4622)
S 168 - Sen. Roger Wicker (REP-MS)
Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
03/30/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 27.
...This bill requires the U.S. Coast Guard to: (1) address the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel into navigable waters, including ballast water discharges; and (2) preempt applicable state laws and federal regulations issued under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). Ballast water is water and suspended matter taken on board a commercial vessel to control or maintain trim, draught, stability, or stresses of the commercial vessel.</p> <p>This bill requires commercial vessels to meet ballast water discharge standards established by the Coast Guard by applying the best available technology that is economically achievable, unless they are a type of vessel exempted from the standards.</p> <p>By 2022, the ...
S 1680 - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (DEM-CT)
Food Recovery Act of 2017
07/31/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
...Labelers may include a quality date on packaging, but must include a safety date on ready-to-eat products. No one may prohibit the sale, donation, or use of a product based on passage of the quality date of the product. </p>
S 1695 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2017
08/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 1742 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
Medicare at 55 Act
08/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow individuals aged 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Such enrollees shall be entitled to Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription-drug benefits.</p> <p>The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) must establish enrollment periods and determine monthly premiums with respect to such enrollees, as specified by the bill. Premium amounts collected by HHS shall be deposited in the Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.</p> <p>Such enrollees shall not be eligible for Medicare cost-sharing assistance but may be eligible for premium assistance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</p>
S 1749 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
American Liberty Restoration Act
08/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>American Liberty Restoration Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the requirement for individuals to be covered by a health insurance plan that provides at least minimum essential coverage (commonly referred to as the individual mandate) and related reporting requirements regarding health insurance coverage. </p>
S 1750 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
American Job Protection Act
08/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>American Job Protection Act </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the requirement for certain large employers to offer full-time employees and their dependents minimum essential health insurance coverage under an employer-sponsored health plan (commonly referred to as the employer mandate) and related reporting requirements regarding employer-provided health insurance coverage. </p>
S 1756 - Sen. Dan Sullivan (REP-AK)
Rebuild America Now Act
05/15/2018 - Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
S 1757 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Building America's Trust Act
09/05/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 208.
...This bill provides for strengthening the barriers along the U.S. land and maritime borders to deter illegal activity, including through U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement enhancements and personnel increases and National Guard use.</p> <p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) establish a National Border Security Advisory Committee; (2) submit a southern border threat analysis; (3) implement the Border Security Deployment Program; (4) establish a biometric exit data system; (5) reestablish the Secure Communities program immigration enforcement program; (6) expand criminal alien repatriation programs; and (7) increase visa security at high-risk posts.</p> <p>The Department of Agriculture may carry out livestock or plant disease prevention/eradication operations.</p> <p>The ...
S 1771 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
12/05/2017 - Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-277.
<p><b>Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018</b></p> <p>Provides FY2018 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. </p> <p><i>Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2018</i></p> <p>Provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for: </p> <ul> <li>the Employment and Training Administration,</li> <li>the Employee Benefits Security Administration,</li> <li>the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, </li> <li>the Wage and Hour Division, </li> <li>the Office of Labor-Management Standards,</li> <li>the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs,</li> <li>the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs,</li> <li>the Occupational Safety and Health ...
S 1778 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act
09/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...The bill sets forth criteria for designation as a Patriot employer, including requirements that such employer: (1) maintains its headquarters in the United States and does not expatriate to avoid payment of U.S. income taxes, (2) complies with the employer mandate to provide minimum essential health care coverage to its employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (3) provides employees with paid sick leave or paid family and medical leave, (4) compensates at least 90% of its employees at an hourly rate that is at least 218% of the federal poverty level for an individual for the calendar year divided by 1,750 and provides at least 90% of its employees with a basic level of retirement benefits, (5) provides for differential wage payments to its employees who are members ...
S 1780 - Sen. Lindsey Graham (REP-SC)
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
09/07/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 216.
...Provides appropriations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). </p> <p>Provides appropriations for Bilateral Economic Assistance to: </p> <ul> <li> the President; </li> <li> the State Department; </li> <li> Independent Agencies, including the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Foundation, and the U.S. African Development Foundation; and </li> <li> the Department of the Treasury. </li> </ul> <p>Provides appropriations to the State Department and the President for International Security Assistance. </p> <p>Provides appropriations to the President and International Financial Institutions for Multilateral Assistance. </p> <p>Provides appropriations for Export and Investment Assistance to:</p> <ul> <li>the Export-Import Bank of the United ...
S 1782 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2017
09/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the employer mandate to provide health care coverage, to: (1) modify the formula for calculating the number of full-time employees employed by an applicable large employer subject to the mandate; and (2) define a "full-time employee" as an employee who is employed on average at least 40 hours per week (currently, 30 hours).</p>
S 1804 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Medicare for All Act of 2017
09/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 181 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
A bill to ensure that certain Federal public works and infrastructure projects use materials produced in the United States, and for other purposes.
01/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
...This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to publish a report that identifies all federal assistance programs for public works and infrastructure administered by the federal government. For each such program, GAO shall: (1) identify whether a domestic content preference requirement applies and, if so, provide preference details; and (2) describe the type of infrastructure projects receiving funding, the number of entities that are participating, and the amount of federal funds that are made available for each fiscal year. </p> <p>No funds or credit assistance made available under any such program for which a domestic content preference requirement does not apply may be used for a project commencing after the GAO issues such report for the construction, alteration, ...
S 1833 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017
09/19/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
S 1835 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act of 2017
09/19/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5862-5864)
...Programs must meet specified criteria to receive funding. The bill provides funding <strike></strike>for FY2018 and FY2019.</p>
S 184 - Sen. Roger Wicker (REP-MS)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017
01/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill makes permanent the prohibition on the use of federal funds, including funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions in this bill, and current prohibitions, do not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.</p> <p>Abortions may not be provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee.</p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies and small employer health ...
S 1859 - Sen. Cory Gardner (REP-CO)
Healthcare Tax Relief Act
09/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Healthcare Tax Relief Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the imposition of an annual fee on health insurance providers until after December 31, 2018. </p>
S 1880 - Sen. Tom Udall (DEM-NM)
We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
09/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1898 - Sen. Steve Daines (REP-MT)
Repeal and Refund Act
09/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6228-6229)
...The Department of the Treasury must implement a program to refund all penalties paid by taxpayers for failing to maintain minimum essential health coverage. Treasury must provide taxpayers with one payment to refund all penalties without regard to whether or not an amended tax return is filed. </p>
S 1899 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017
09/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 1908 - Sen. Mark Warner (DEM-VA)
Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017
10/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><b>Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Internal Revenue Code to modify the requirements for employers to report health insurance coverage information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the end of the tax year. </p> <p>The bill changes the information that is required and permits employers to voluntarily report the information prior to the beginning of open enrollment.</p> <p>The Department of the Treasury must develop a prospective reporting system to permit: </p> <ul> <li>employers to voluntarily report specified health insurance coverage information before the annual open enrollment period; </li> <li> the exchanges, the Federal Marketplace Data Services Hub, and the IRS to access the information to ...
S 1909 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
BENES Act of 2017
10/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act of 2017 or the BENES Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code to:</p> <ul> <li>establish requirements for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to notify individuals of their potential eligibility for Medicare, </li> <li>require the Internal Revenue Service to disclose to CMS specified taxpayer information for the purpose of establishing individuals' potential Medicare eligibility, and </li> <li>restructure Medicare enrollment periods and coverage periods.</li></ul>
S 191 - Sen. Bill Cassidy (REP-LA)
Patient Freedom Act of 2017
01/23/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S400-402)
...This bill provides states with three options regarding title I (provisions on health insurance reform, exchanges, and subsidies) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): (1) continue implementing PPACA, with a limit on total premium and cost sharing subsidies provided in the state; (2) waive the requirements of title I of PPACA, with specified exceptions; or (3) the second option plus implementation of a Roth health savings account (HSA) deposit system. Only residents of states continuing to implement PPACA are eligible for PPACA premium subsidies.</p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to set forth provisions regarding Roth HSAs, which have annual contribution limits and are not subject to taxes. Contributions to Roth HSAs are not tax deductible.</p> <p>In ...
S 1938 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
Stronger Way Act
10/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 194 - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)
CHOICE Act
01/23/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer, throughout the United States, a public health insurance option that provides value, choice, competition, and the stability of affordable, high-quality coverage. Plans under the public health insurance option must be qualified health plans and must include plans with bronze, silver, and gold tier benefits. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.)</p> <p>States may establish advisory councils to provide recommendations to HHS on the operations and policies of the public health insurance option.</p> <p>HHS must collect data ...
S 1947 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
Local FARMS Act
10/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 1967 - Sen. Tom Cotton (REP-AR)
Mandate Relief Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow additional exemptions from the requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to maintain minimum essential health coverage (commonly referred to as the individual mandate). The bill exempts individuals who: (1) have household incomes below the national median, (2) reside in a state in which the average premium for self-only or family coverage under the second lowest cost silver plan within the state has increased by more than 10% from the prior year, or (3) reside in a county with fewer than two health insurance issuers offering qualified plans on an exchange. </p> <p>The bill also repeals provisions added to the IRC by PPACA that: (1) restrict payments from health savings accounts (HSAs), Archer medical ...
S 1970 - Sen. Michael Bennet (DEM-CO)
Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017
10/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Social Security Act to create the Medicare Exchange health plan, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must offer in certain individual health insurance exchanges in 2020 and offer in all individual health insurance exchanges by 2023. Any individual who is a resident of a state where the plan is offered and who is not eligible for Medicare benefits may enroll in the plan. CMS must offer the plan in the small group market in all areas for 2024.</p> <p>The plan must meet the same requirements, including essential health benefits, as health insurance exchange plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>Health care providers enrolled under Medicare or under a state Medicaid plan shall also be participating ...
S 1976 - Sen. Tim Scott (REP-SC)
Increasing Access to Care Act
10/17/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1978 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
Small Business and Family Health Tax Relief Act of 2017
10/18/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 1985 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Protect Access to Birth Control Act
10/19/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Protect Access to Birth Control Act</strong></p> <p>This bill nullifies interim final rules issued by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Health and Human Services that allow employers with religious or moral objections to be exempt from the requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cover contraceptive services without cost-sharing. </p>
S 1996 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Environmental Justice Act of 2017
10/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 2001 - Sen. Brian Schatz (DEM-HI)
State Public Option Act
10/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2021 - Sen. Ted Cruz (REP-TX)
Health Care Choice Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2026 - Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM-FL)
Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017
10/26/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2043 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Security and Financial Empowerment Act of 2017
10/31/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2052 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Health Care Market Certainty and Mandate Relief Act
11/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill appropriates such sums as necessary to pay through health care plan year 2019 the cost-sharing reductions authorized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (A cost-sharing reduction is a discount that lowers the amount an individual pays for deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance; the federal government pays the difference directly to insurers.) The bill excludes payments to insurers that cover abortions other than abortions necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman or abortions of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.</p> <p>The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend for 2017-2021 the individual mandate to maintain minimum health care coverage.</p> <p>The bill suspends the employer health care mandate for 2015-2017, thereby ...
S 2065 - Sen. Todd Young (REP-IN)
Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017
11/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...Under the voluntary program, eligible participating providers may form organizations to offer ESRD integrated care models and serve as medical homes for program-eligible beneficiaries. Such a model: (1) shall cover medical and hospital services, other than hospice care, under Medicare; (2) must include benefits for transition into transplantation, palliative care, or hospice; and (3) may cover prescription drug benefits. An organization must offer at least one open network model but may also offer one or more preferred network models.</p> <p>An organization shall return savings achieved under the models to program-eligible beneficiaries.</p> <p>A beneficiary shall have the opportunity to: (1) opt out of the program, (2) make an assignment change into an open ...
S 2103 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2017
11/08/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill specifies that certain deductible, coinsurance, initial coverage limit, and cost-sharing requirements that apply under the Medicare prescription drug benefit shall not apply with respect to the shingles vaccine. </p> <p>The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must provide to Medicare beneficiaries specified information regarding: (1) coverage of vaccines for seniors, and (2) access to the shingles vaccine without cost-sharing.</p>
S 2154 - Sen. Jerry Moran (REP-KS)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Water Rights Settlement Agreement Act
07/18/2018 - Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.
...This bill ratifies and modifies the Kickapoo Tribe Water Rights Settlement Agreement entered into by the tribe, Kansas, and the United States. The bill confirms a consumptive tribal water right in the Delaware River Basin of up to 4,705 acre-feet of water per year. </p>
S 2156 - Sen. Claire McCaskill (DEM-MO)
Hospital Payment Fairness Act of 2017
11/16/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2165 - Sen. Bernard Sanders (IND-VT)
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2017
11/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2172 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Medical Innovation Act of 2017
11/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for each of its covered blockbuster drugs. A covered blockbuster drug is a drug that has at least $1 billion in net sales in a year and was developed, in whole or in part, through federal investments in medical research, including a drug for which a patent contains information that relates to, or is based upon, federally funded research.</p> <p>Each fiscal year, HHS must publish a list of manufacturers that make payments, each manufacturer's covered blockbuster drugs, and payment amounts.</p> <p>Payments are divided between the FDA and the NIH in proportion to the discretionary funding of those agencies, excluding FDA user fees. Payments are not disbursed if appropriations for the FDA or the NIH are lower than in the prior fiscal year.</p> ...
S 2192 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
SECURE Act of 2017
12/06/2017 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
...This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the U.S. southern border and to deter and detect illegal activity in high traffic areas.</p> <p>The bill authorizes National Guard and Department of Defense support to secure such border.</p> <p>DHS shall establish: (1) a National Border Security Advisory Committee, (2) the Integrated Border Enforcement Team program, (3) Tunnel Task Forces, and (4) a biometric exit data system to complete the required integrated biometric entry and exit data system. </p> <p>The bill provides for: (1) additional border control and immigration personnel, (2) reimbursement to state and local prosecutors for federally initiated immigration-related criminal cases, (3) expansion of biometric ...
S 2194 - Sen. Maria Cantwell (DEM-WA)
Fishing and Small Vessel Relief Act
12/05/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
This bill extends until December 18, 2020, an exemption from permit requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). The exemption allows certain incidental discharges from vessels that are either less than 79 feet in length or a fishing vessel.</p>
S 2196 - Sen. Christopher Murphy (DEM-CT)
21st Century Buy American Act
12/06/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
S 2209 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable Over Lottery Winners Act of 2017
12/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7931-7932)
...This bill specifies how a state must treat qualified lottery winnings and lump sum income for purposes of determining an individual's income-based eligibility for a state Medicaid program. Specifically, a state shall include such winnings or income as income received: (1) in the month in which it was received, if the amount is less than $80,000; (2) over a period of two months, if the amount is at least $80,000 but less than $90,000; (3) over a period of three months, if the amount is at least $90,000 but less than $100,000; and (4) over an additional one-month period for each increment of $10,000 received, not to exceed 120 months.</p> <p>An individual whose income exceeds the applicable eligibility threshold due to qualified lump sum income shall continue to be eligible for medical ...
S 222 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
Obamacare Replacement Act
01/24/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...The bill eliminates HSA contribution limits and allows all individuals to make contributions to HSAs. HSAs may be used to pay for over-the-counter medications and health insurance in addition to currently allowed medical expenses.</p> <p>The tax deduction for medical care is expanded to include exercise equipment, exercise or health instruction, gym memberships, nutritional supplements, and periodic, pre-paid, or capitated primary care fees. Physicians may deduct uncompensated and charity care.</p> <p>The bill provides for the establishment and governance of: (1) independent health pools, which are entities that form risk pools to offer health insurance coverage to their members; and (2) association health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by business associations.</p> ...
S 2221 - Sen. Ron Johnson (REP-WI)
RIP MSP Act
06/18/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 468.
<p><strong>Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act of 2017 or the RIP MSP Act</strong></p> <p>This bill repeals a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allows the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to enter into contracts with health insurance issuers to offer multi-state plan options.</p> <p>OPM must report about specified efforts in its process to wind down the multi-state program.</p> <p>The bill rescinds specified unobligated funds that were provided to OPM for staffing and administering the multi-state program.</p>
S 2241 - Sen. Angus King (IND-ME)
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State Exchanges are prohibited from imposing fees or assessments on issuers of excepted benefits and standalone dental plans not sold through an Exchange.
12/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p>This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a state, solely to fund its health insurance exchange, from charging a health insurer a fee or tax for excepted benefits coverage (benefits not subject to requirements under the Act) or on standalone dental plans that are not sold on an exchange.</p>
S 2259 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
Access to Birth Control Act
12/20/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2290 - Sen. Maria Cantwell (DEM-WA)
Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act of 2018
01/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
S 2303 - Sen. Johnny Isakson (REP-GA)
Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2018
01/11/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2319 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
ONSHORE Act
01/18/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S301)
S 2342 - Sen. Todd Young (REP-IN)
Innovation Zone Act
01/25/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2364 - Sen. John Boozman (REP-AR)
SRF WIN Act
01/30/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S583-584)
S 2403 - Sen. Joe Donnelly (DEM-IN)
A bill to modify a provision relating to adjustments of certain State apportionments for Federal highway programs, and for other purposes.
02/08/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 241 - Sen. Joni Ernst (REP-IA)
Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act
01/30/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><b>Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act</b></p> <p>This bill prohibits federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America or its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics.</p>
S 2434 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018
03/07/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 341.
S 2494 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
Fair Care Act
03/05/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 251 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
Protecting Medicare from Executive Action Act of 2017
02/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.</p>
S 2532 - Sen. Jon Tester (DEM-MT)
NURSE Act
03/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
...This bill establishes a competitive demonstration grant program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award matching funds to increase the number of school nurses in public elementary and secondary schools served by an eligible entity. An eligible entity is a state educational agency or local educational agency (LEA) in which at least 20% of students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p> <p>In awarding grant funds, ED shall give priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate the greatest need for new or additional nursing services. A high-need LEA is one in which at least 40% and no fewer than 15,000 students are eligible to participate in the school lunch program. </p>
S 2554 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act
07/31/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 549.
S 2563 - Sen. Jeff Flake (REP-AZ)
Water Supply Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Act of 2018
03/22/2018 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
S 2568 - Sen. Sherrod Brown (DEM-OH)
EACH Act
03/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing and for whom the acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religious beliefs from the requirement to purchase and maintain minimum essential health care coverage. </p>
S 2582 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act of 2018
03/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2586 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the ability of a State to administer a permit program under that Act, and for other purposes.
03/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1876)
S 260 - Sen. John Cornyn (REP-TX)
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017
02/01/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Text of measure as introduced: CR S597)
...This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.</p>
S 2602 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
USE IT Act
05/24/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 435.
S 263 - Sen. Shelley Capito (REP-WV)
Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-103.
...The bill delays the implementation of the ozone NAAQS that were published in 2015. The bill extends until: (1) October 26, 2024, the deadline for states to submit designations to implement the 2015 ozone NAAQS; and (2) October 26, 2025, the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate state areas as attainment, nonattainment, or unclassifiable areas with respect to the 2015 ozone NAAQS. States must submit a state implementation plan (SIP) by October 26, 2026, to implement, maintain, and enforce the 2015 ozone NAAQS.</p> <p>The bill also changes the review cycle for criteria pollutant NAAQS from a 5-year review cycle to a 10-year review cycle. The EPA may not complete its next review of ozone NAAQS before October 26, 2025. </p> <p>Prior to establishing or revising ...
S 2663 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
A bill to modify and improve provisions relating to environmental requirements for agriculture and agricultural producers, and for other purposes.
04/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 2670 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the treatment of seasonal positions for purposes of the employer shared responsibility requirement.
04/16/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2700 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A bill to provide emergency assistance to States, territories, Tribal nations, and local areas affected by the opioid epidemic and to make financial assistance available to States, territories, Tribal nations, local areas, and public or private nonprofit entities to provide for the development, ...
04/18/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2708 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (DEM-OR)
A bill to provide for the establishment of Medicare part E public health plans, and for other purposes.
04/18/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2265-2266)
S 2722 - Sen. Kamala Harris (DEM-CA)
Environmental Justice Right to Know Act of 2018
04/19/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 2727 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a discretionary grant program for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.
04/23/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 2762 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (DEM-ND)
Next Generation in Agriculture Act
04/26/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 2771 - Sen. Cory Booker (DEM-NJ)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide grants for the construction, refurbishing, and servicing of individual household decentralized wastewater systems to individuals with low or moderate income.
04/26/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 2800 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
07/10/2018 - By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 115-294.
S 2813 - Sen. Christopher Murphy (DEM-CT)
Local Cheese Promotion and Dairy Support Act of 2018
05/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 282 - Sen. Dean Heller (REP-NV)
Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act
02/02/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
...This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to extend through FY2022 the authorization for deposit and use of lease revenues under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. Such funds shall be available to the Department of the Interior for FY2017 and afterwards to implement both the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. </p> <p> Interior shall establish priority areas on covered land (i.e., public land administered by Interior and not excluded under law from the development of geothermal, solar, or wind energy) for geothermal, solar, and wind energy projects. Variance areas shall also be considered for the development of renewable energy projects under this bill, consistent with the principles of multiple use (as defined under the Federal Land Policy and Management ...
S 2822 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand the availability of programs of the Department of Agriculture to veteran farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
05/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 2824 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to establish in each State a network between agricultural producers and food banks to provide food to the needy and reduce food waste, and for other purposes.
05/10/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 2843 - Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM-FL)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis.
05/15/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2852 - Sen. Richard Burr (REP-NC)
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018
06/18/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
S 2865 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
A bill to ensure that certain materials used in carrying out Federal infrastructure aid programs are made in the United States, and for other purposes.
05/16/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
S 2873 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Puerto Rico Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
05/17/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 2975 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
05/24/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 437.
S 2976 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
05/24/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.
S 2978 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to modify the conservation reserve enhancement program, and for other purposes.
05/24/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 3005 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A bill to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices, and for other purposes.
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 3009 - Sen. Shelley Capito (REP-WV)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of ...
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3012 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
A bill to establish an innovative water technology grant program and to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to encourage the use of innovative water technology, and for other purposes.
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3015 - Sen. Kamala Harris (DEM-CA)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a low-income sewer and drinking water assistance pilot program, and for other purposes.
06/06/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3029 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2018
07/09/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 503.
S 304 - Sen. John Thune (REP-SD)
Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act
06/15/2017 - An errata sheet on written report No. 115-112 was printed. (text: <a href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-115srpt112/pdf/CRPT-115srpt112-ERRATA.pdf">115S.Rept.112 errata</a>)
<p><b>Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to permit the Indian Health Service (IHS) to pay copayments owed to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by Indian veterans for medical services authorized under the Purchased/Referred Care program and administered at a VA facility.</p> <p>The IHS, the VA, and tribal health programs, in consultation with impacted tribes, must enter into a memorandum of understanding that authorizes the IHS or a tribal health program to pay such copayments unless it would decrease the quality of, or access to, health care for individuals receiving care from the IHS or the VA.</p> The IHS and the VA must report on veterans who are eligible for IHS assistance and have received care from the ...
S 3042 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
06/18/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 470.
S 3056 - Sen. John Hoeven (REP-ND)
A bill to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity.
06/12/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
S 3059 - Sen. Doug Jones (DEM-AL)
Smart Choices Act
06/13/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3063 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2018
06/13/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3073 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK)
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
06/14/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 452.
S 3108 - Sen. Lindsey Graham (REP-SC)
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019
06/21/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 480.
S 3113 - Sen. Tammy Baldwin (DEM-WI)
A bill to promote dairy product innovation, including in specialty cheese, and value-added dairy product development for the economic benefit of United States dairy farmers and their communities.
06/21/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
S 3121 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
Water Infrastructure Transparency Act
06/25/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3134 - Sen. Kamala Harris (DEM-CA)
A bill to address the health and economic development impacts of nonattainment of federally mandated air quality standards in the San Joaquin Valley, California, by designating air quality empowerment zones.
06/26/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 3155 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
Protect Our Food From Phthalate Contamination Act
06/28/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4737)
S 3158 - Sen. Roy Blunt (REP-MO)
An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
06/28/2018 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 497.
S 316 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
02/06/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Mineral Leasing Act to prohibit the Department of the Interior from enforcing any federal regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding hydraulic fracturing (including any component of that process), relating to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities on or under any land in any state that has regulations, guidance, or permit requirements for that activity.</p> <p>Interior must recognize and defer to state regulations, permitting, and guidance, for all activities regarding hydraulic fracturing relating to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities on federal land regardless of whether those rules are duplicative, more or less restrictive, have different requirements, or ...
S 3194 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (DEM-MA)
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to cap prescription drug cost-sharing, and for other purposes.
07/11/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S 32 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)
California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2017
07/26/2017 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
<p><b>California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2017</b></p> This bill amends the California Desert Protection Act of 1994 to, among other things: <ul> <li> establish or designate wilderness areas, a special management area, off-highway vehicle recreation areas, and a national scenic area; </li> <li> release specified wilderness study areas; </li> <li> adjust national park and preserve boundaries; and </li> <li> specify land withdrawals and conveyances. </li> </ul> <p> Specified federal land shall be taken into trust for the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. </p> <p> Lands and interests in land, including improvements, outside the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park in California may be acquired for the purpose of operating a visitor center. </p> <p>The bill makes amendments to ...
S 3256 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Puerto Rico Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
07/24/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S 3303 - Sen. John Barrasso (REP-WY)
Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018
07/31/2018 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
S 334 - Sen. James Inhofe (REP-OK)
Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act
02/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
This bill gives states the sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding hydraulic fracturing on or under any land within their boundaries. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation.</p> <p>Hydraulic fracturing on federal land must comply with the law of the state in which the land is located.</p>
S 337 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
FAMILY Act
02/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
The bill entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month beginning on the first day of the month in which the individual meets the criteria specified below and ending 365 days later (benefit period), not to exceed 60 qualified caregiving days per period. An individual qualifies for such a benefit payment if such individual:</p> <ul> <li>is insured for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act at the time an application is filed;</li> <li>has earned income from employment during the 12 months before filing it; and</li> <li>was engaged in qualified caregiving (any activity for which the individual would be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993), or anticipates being so engaged, during the ...
S 340 - Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]
Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017
02/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for a discharge of a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA. Point source pollution is waste discharged from a distinct place, such as a pipe, channel, or tunnel. The bill establishes exemptions from this prohibition.</p>
S 353 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Preserve Access to Medicare Rural Home Health Services Act of 2017
02/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Medicare payments projected to be made under the prospective payment system for home health services. (Under the Medicare prospective payment system, payment is made according to a predetermined, fixed amount.)</p>
S 356 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
Hallways to Health Act
02/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Hallways to Health Act</strong></p> <p>This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to:</p> <ul> <li>establish a grant program for school-based health centers to, with respect to children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP, facilitate access to services and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors; </li> <li>establish a demonstration program for the provision or expansion of telehealth services in school-based health centers; and </li> <li>require state Medicaid and CHIP programs to cover services furnished by school-based health centers.</li></ul> <p>In addition, the bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2022 and revise school-based health ...
S 383 - Sen. Susan Collins (REP-ME)
Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act
02/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
<p><b>Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to direct the Department of Energy (DOE), acting through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to act as the lead federal agency for coordinating and disseminating information on existing federal programs and assistance that may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy retrofitting projects for schools. </p> <p>DOE must: </p> <ul> <li>carry out a review of existing programs and financing mechanisms available in or from appropriate federal agencies with jurisdiction over energy financing and facilitation that are currently used or may be used for such purposes;</li> <li> establish a federal ...
S 385 - Sen. Rob Portman (REP-OH)
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act
05/10/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 73.
<p><b>Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act</b></p> <p>This bill revises a variety of programs to encourage energy efficiency in buildings, industry, the federal government, and certain appliances, including by:</p> <ul> <li>requiring states and Indian tribes to measure their compliance with certain residential and commercial building energy codes;</li> <li>requiring the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants for establishing building training and assessment centers at institutions of higher education;</li> <li>requiring DOE to establish a process to recognize schools for implementing energy efficient and renewable energy projects;</li> <li>directing DOE to carry out an industry-government partnership program to research, develop, and demonstrate new sustainable ...
S 403 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Health Savings Act of 2017
02/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Health Savings Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to health savings accounts (HSAs), to: </p> <ul> <li>rename high deductible health plans as HSA-qualified health plans; </li> <li>allow spouses who have both attained age 55 to make catch-up contributions to the same HSA; </li> <li>make Medicare Part A (hospital insurance benefits) beneficiaries eligible to participate in an HSA;</li> <li>allow individuals eligible for hospital care or medical services under a program of the Indian Health Service or a tribal organization to participate in an HSA; </li> <li>allow members of a health care sharing ministry to participate in an HSA; </li> <li>allow individuals who receive primary care services in exchange for a fixed periodic ...
S 452 - Sen. Jeff Flake (REP-AZ)
ORDEAL Act of 2017
05/23/2017 - Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-103.
...This bill amends the Clean Air Act to lengthen from 5 years to 10 years the intervals at which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to review and revise air quality criteria and primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This bill eliminates the EPA's authority to review and revise criteria or promulgate new standards for ozone concentrations earlier or more frequently than required. The EPA must delay until 2025 the enforcement and implementation of the rule entitled, "National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone." No earlier than 2025, the EPA must initiate a new rulemaking to promulgate NAAQS for ozone concentrations.</p> <p>The intervals at which an independent scientific review committee is required to review air quality ...
S 454 - Sen. Jeff Flake (REP-AZ)
Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2017
02/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill amends the Clean Air Act to revise the criteria used by the Environmental Protection Agency in reviewing state air quality monitoring data influenced by exceptional events. Currently, an exceptional event affects air quality, is not reasonably controllable or preventable, and is caused by a natural event or by human activity that is unlikely to recur at a particular location. This bill allows an exceptional event to include a meteorological event involving high temperatures or lack of precipitation.</p> <p>Under current law, states may petition the EPA to exclude air quality monitoring data that are affected by an exceptional event in determining whether there were exceedances or violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The bill requires the criteria used by the ...
S 476 - Sen. Marco Rubio (REP-FL)
Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017
02/28/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exclude premiums paid by residents of U.S. territories from a health insurer's net premiums when calculating the annual fee on the health insurer, thereby lowering the fee for health insurers that collect such premiums. These premiums are still included in total health premiums when calculating the annual fee on health insurers, thus the total amount collected annually from health insurers is reduced.
S 518 - Sen. Roger Wicker (REP-MS)
Small and Rural Community Clean Water Technical Assistance Act
05/17/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 89.
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to authorize the Environmental Protection Agency to provide grants or cooperative agreements to qualified technical assistance providers for assisting publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) serving 10,000 individuals or fewer in complying with the Act or obtaining financing under the Act for eligible projects. Assistance may be provided to POTWs through onsite technical assistance, circuit rider technical assistance programs, regional technical assistance programs and onsite and regional training.</p>
S 554 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.
03/07/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...For one year, the bill restricts the availability of federal funding for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America). </p> <p>This bill amends the Social Security Act, including to end the expansion of Medicaid under PPACA on December 31, 2019.</p> <p>The tax on high-cost, employer-sponsored health coverage (popularly known as the "Cadillac tax") does not apply after 2019.</p> <p>The bill revises provisions regarding health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements, including to allow payments for over-the-counter medications.</p> <p>The bill eliminates various taxes and fees imposed by PPACA, including the tax on medical devices, the annual fee ...
S 616 - Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]
Food Security is National Security Act of 2017
03/14/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
...This bill amends the Defense Production Act of 1950 to: (1) require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to consider the potential effects of a proposed or pending transaction on the security of the U.S. food and agriculture systems, including any effects on the availability of, access to, or safety and quality of food; and (2) include the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services as members of the committee.</p>
S 637 - Sen. Ron Wyden (DEM-OR)
Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017
03/15/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to require the public disclosure of certain information provided to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) that contracts with: (1) a prescription drug plan (PDP) under Medicare or Medicare Advantage (MA), or (2) a qualified health benefits plan offered through an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Specifically, HHS must publish on its website, with respect to each PBM, information regarding: (1) the amount and type of rebates and discounts negotiated by the PBM and the extent to which these rebates and discounts are passed on to the plan sponsor, and (2) the difference between the ...
S 664 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017
12/06/2017 - Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-179.
...This bill ratifies and modifies the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement negotiated between the Navajo Nation, the United States, and Utah. Specifically, the bill enumerates the Navajo Nation's right to use water from sources located within Utah and adjacent to or encompassed within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation Reservation. The use is limited to depletions of 81,500 acre-feet or less per year. The water rights: (1) include the rights to divert, pump, impound, store, or reuse water; and (2) are not subject to loss by non-use, forfeiture, or abandonment.</p> <p>In return for confirmation of these rights, the Navajo Nation waives and releases: (1) claims for water rights that are not recognized in the agreement; and (2) claims for specified damage, loss, or injury to water, ...
S 675 - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DEM-NY)
Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
05/17/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 90.
<p><b>Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act</b></p> <p>This bill reauthorizes the Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study, the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006, the Long Island Sound Grants, and Long Island Sound Stewardship Grants through FY2023.</p> <p>The bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to direct the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study to include in studies on strengthening the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Long Island Sound: (1) environmental impacts on the sound watershed; and (2) planning initiatives that identify areas most suitable for various activities in order to reduce conflicts ...
S 692 - Sen. Deb Fischer (REP-NE)
Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act
10/13/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Act addressed in the plan. Those permits may include a schedule of compliance that allows actions for meeting water quality-based effluent limitations to be implemented over more than one permit term if the compliance schedules are authorized by state water quality standards. Those actions may include implementing green infrastructure as part of a water quality-based effluent limitation. (Green infrastructure includes measures that mimic natural processes to store, reuse, or reduce stormwater.)</p> <p>The bill establishes an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide: (1) technical assistance to municipalities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and (2) information to the EPA to ensure that agency ...
S 74 - Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM-FL)
Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act
01/09/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
This bill makes an owner of oil responsible for oil spill cleanup. Currently, owners of oil are only responsible if the oil is being transported in a single-hull vessel.</p> <p>This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permit the Coast Guard or the Department of Commerce to request a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of any accident occurring in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). </p> <p>Commerce must establish an inspection fee for OCS facilities for the cost of inspections of facilities and other duties.</p> <p>This bill requires a comprehensive review of the capacity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to respond to oil spills. NOAA must develop and maintain oil spill trajectory modeling capability.</p> <p></s>The Coast Guard ...
S 761 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
Health Care Options Act of 2017
03/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2100-2101)
<p><b>Health Care Options Act of 2017 </b></p> <p>This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to temporarily permit certain individuals to use the premium assistance tax credit to purchase health insurance outside of an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA). </p> <p>The bill applies to individuals who reside in a rating area or county that the Department of Health and Human Services has certified has no qualified health plans offered through an exchange established under PPACA. </p> <p>Individuals residing in the areas or counties may use the premium assistance tax credit through 2019 to enroll in a plan outside of an exchange if the plan is: (1) authorized by the state in which the taxpayer resides to be offered in the individual market, or (2) is a ...
S 771 - Sen. Al Franken (DEM-MN)
Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act
03/29/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill amends provisions of various laws relating to prescription-drug pricing and affordability. Specifically, the bill:</p> <ul> <li>expands reporting requirements for drug manufacturers and establishes corresponding civil penalties for noncompliance; </li> <li>adds reporting requirements for certain nonprofit patient-assistance programs; </li> <li>requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress on the impact of patient-assistance programs on prescription-drug pricing and expenditures; </li> <li>requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate prices for certain prescription drugs under the Medicare program; </li> <li>requires the GAO to report to Congress on such negotiations conducted by the CMS; </li> <li>requires the ...
S 85 - Sen. Pat Roberts (REP-KS)
Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2017
01/10/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
<p><strong>Restoring Access to Medication Act of 201</strong><b>7</b></p> <p> This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements to only prescription drugs or insulin (thus allowing distributions from such accounts for over-the-counter drugs).</p>
S 865 - Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
FRAC Act
04/06/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This bill repeals the exemption for hydraulic fracturing operations relating to oil and natural gas production activities under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process to extract underground resources such as oil or gas from a geologic formation by injecting water, a propping agent (e.g., sand), and chemical additives into a well under enough pressure to fracture the geological formation.</p> <p>The bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prescribe regulations that authorize a state to seek primary enforcement responsibility for hydraulic fracturing operations for oil and natural gas without seeking to assume primary enforcement responsibility for other types of underground injection control wells.</p> ...
S 870 - Sen. Orrin Hatch (REP-UT)
Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017
09/29/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
<p><strong>Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017</strong></p> <p>This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:</p> <ul> <li>extend the Independence at Home demonstration program; </li> <li>modify provisions regarding access to home dialysis therapy under Medicare and special needs plans under Medicare Advantage (MA); </li> <li>expand testing of the MA Value-Based Insurance Design test model; </li> <li>allow an MA plan to provide additional telehealth benefits to enrollees and, to chronically ill enrollees, certain supplemental health care benefits; </li> <li>modify other provisions regarding the use of telehealth services; </li> <li>allow prospective, voluntary assignment of Medicare ...
S 93 - Sen. Joni Ernst (REP-IA)
Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act
01/10/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
...This bill requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prioritize review of supplemental drug applications (applications to modify the approved use of a drug) for contraceptive drugs intended for routine use that would be available to individuals aged 18 and older without a prescription. The FDA must waive user fees for such supplemental drug applications. Any drug that is eligible for this priority review must be a prescription drug for individuals under age 18.</p> This bill repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to allow health savings accounts and health flexible spending accounts (HFSAs) to be used to pay for medicine without a prescription and to remove the limit on salary reduction ...
S 936 - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)
Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act
04/25/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
The bill designates specified areas as wildland recovery areas. The Department of Agriculture shall develop a wildland recovery plan for each recovery area. </p> <p> A specified panel of independent scientists shall study roadless lands greater than 1,000 acres that are within the National Forest System in the Wild Rockies bioregion in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming, but not designated as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, for their role in maintaining biological diversity in the Northern Rockies and as part of the overall forest reserve system. Any new or existing road construction or reconstruction or timber harvest is prohibited in those lands after the evaluation. Oil or gas leasing, mining, or other development that impairs the natural and ...
S 957 - Shaheen
Armed Forces Women Members Contraception Access
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; ensures that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces.
S 957 - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (DEM-NH)
Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017
04/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
...This bill expands the TRICARE health care program to entitle additional female beneficiaries and dependents to care related to the prevention of pregnancy. (Currently, such care is limited to certain female members of the uniformed service or a reserve component performing active duty or certain servicewomen performing inactive-duty training.)</p> <p> Cost-sharing may not be imposed or collected for such pregnancy prevention care, including for any method of contraception provided through a facility of the uniformed services, the TRICARE retail pharmacy program, or the national mail-order pharmacy program.</p> <p> Such pregnancy prevention care shall include: (1) all methods of contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), (2) contraceptive care, (3) sterilization ...
S 959 - Wyden
Benefits Protections
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Restores protections for Social Security, Railroad retirement, and Black Lung benefits from administrative offset.
S 963 - Young
Public and Private Sectors Partnerships
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Encourages and supports partnerships between the public and private sectors to improve our Nation's social programs.
S 966 - Sen. Gary Peters (DEM-MI)
National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2017
02/14/2018 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
This bill directs the National Park Service (NPS) to establish and maintain a National Historic Vehicle Register which shall include: (1) a narrative describing each historic vehicle and its historical significance, (2) a photographic record of the vehicle, and (3) a line drawing or engineering drawing of the vehicle. Such register shall be archived in the Library of Congress.</p> <p> The NPS shall: (1) coordinate with the Historic Vehicle Association, American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, and other appropriate organizations in order to invite owners of historic vehicles to participate in the register; and (2) develop criteria for the inclusion of historic vehicles on the register. </p> <p> When developing such criteria, the NPS shall consider whether a vehicle is: (1) associated with ...
S 967 - Stabenow
Medicare Ambulance Access and Payments
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; increases access to ambulance services under the Medicare program; reforms payments for such services under such program.
S 968 - Klobuchar
VA Health Professional Shortage Areas
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; designates certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas.
S 970 - Klobuchar
VA Newborn Care
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
S 974 - Leahy
Drugs and Biological Products Market Competition
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Promotes competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
S 977 - Cardin
Medicare Rehabilitation Cases Initial Assessment
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Permits occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases.
S 978 - Sen. Patty Murray (DEM-WA)
Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act
04/27/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
<p><strong>Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act</strong></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to grant ""Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE)"" awards to classified public school employees, within certain occupational specialties, who provide exemplary service to students in prekindergarten through higher education.</p> <p>ED must annually select an awardee, out of nominations received from states, from any of the following occupational specialties: (1) paraeducator services, (2) clerical and administrative services, (3) transportation services, (4) food and nutrition services, (5) custodial and maintenance services, (6) security services, (7) health and student services, (8) technical services, and (9) skilled trades.</p> <p> <br /></...
S 980 - Capito
Rural Clinic and Health Center Medicare Service Payment
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for payments for certain rural health clinic and Federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients under the Medicare program.
S 986 - Menendez
Medicare Dependent Hospitals Consideration
04/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; permits hospitals in all-urban states to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals.
S 987 - Sen. Jeff Merkley (DEM-OR)
100 by '50 Act
07/11/2017 - Star Print ordered on the bill.
...The bill provides financial incentives (e.g., tax credits and grants) for clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, and energy storage.</p> <p>The bill amends the Clean Air Act to establish a zero-emission vehicle standard. In addition, it establishes: (1) a carbon fee to transition the commercial aviation, maritime transportation, and rail sectors away from fossil fuel usage; (2) grant programs for zero-emission vehicles; (3) a national highway decarbonization grant program; and (4) tax credits for electric vehicles, hybrid trucks, biofuels, and alternative fuels.</p> <p>DOE must also establish a zero-emission residential and commercial heating grant program.</p> <p>The bill: (1) terminates specified fossil fuel subsidies, and (2) creates a climate duty for ...
SCONRES 25 - Sen. Michael Enzi (REP-WY)
An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
10/13/2017 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 238.
<p>Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2018 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2019-FY2027.</p> <p> Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 in both houses of Congress for: </p> <ul> <li> federal revenues, </li> <li> new budget authority, </li> <li> budget outlays, </li> <li> deficits, </li> <li> public debt, </li> <li> debt held by the public, and </li> <li> the major functional categories of spending. </li> </ul> <p>Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 in the Senate for Social Security and Postal Service discretionary administrative expenses. </p> <p>Includes reconciliation instructions directing:</p> <ul> <li>the Senate Finance Committee to submit to the Senate Budget Committee legislation increasing the deficit by no more than $1.5 ...
SCONRES 27 - Sen. Rand Paul (REP-KY)
A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
10/17/2017 - Referred to the Committee on the Budget. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6465-6474)
<p>Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2018 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2019-FY2027.</p> <p> Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 in both houses of Congress for: </p> <ul> <li> federal revenues, </li> <li> new budget authority, </li> <li> budget outlays, </li> <li> deficits, </li> <li> public debt, </li> <li> debt held by the public, and </li> <li> the major functional categories of spending. </li> </ul> <p>Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 in the Senate for Social Security and Postal Service discretionary administrative expenses. </p> <p>Includes reconciliation instructions directing:</p> <ul> <li>the Senate Finance Committee to submit to the Senate Budget Committee legislation increasing the deficit by no more than $1.5 ...
SJRES 21 - Sen. Patrick Toomey (REP-PA)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.
02/03/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...This joint resolution nullifies the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency on October 26, 2016. The rule addresses interstate transport of ozone pollution with respect to the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards under the Clean Air Act. </p>
SJRES 38 - Sen. Mike Lee (REP-UT)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ""Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of ...
03/13/2017 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1781)
<p>This joint resolution nullifies the rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency on July 5, 2016, relating to a revised state implementation plan for regional haze that was submitted by Utah under the Clean Air Act.</p>
SRES 12 - Sen. Deb Fischer (REP-NE)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.
01/12/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
...Calls for the nullification of the final rule entitled, "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States,'" about the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the rule on June 29, 2015.</p>
SRES 120 - Sen. Joe Manchin (DEM-WV)
A resolution designating April 20, 2017, as ""National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day.""
04/06/2017 - Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2430)
...Urges the people of the United States to: (1) increase use of cleaner and energy efficient alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles; (2) promote public sector adoption of those vehicles; and (3) encourage the adoption of federal policies to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil through the advancement and adoption of alternative, advanced, and emerging vehicle and fuel technologies.</p>
SRES 155 - Sen. Benjamin Cardin (DEM-MD)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should work in cooperation with the international community and continue to exercise global leadership to address the causes and effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
05/04/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2776-2777)
Paris Agreement and the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and implement U.S. commitments under them,</li> <li>continue demonstrating strong leadership in implementing the Paris Agreement, and </li> <li>ensure that the development of the policies and procedures prescribed by the Paris Agreement achieve maximum benefits for the United States.</li> </ul>
SRES 174 - Sen. Jerry Moran (REP-KS)
A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International and celebrating the Lions Clubs International for a long history of humanitarian service.
06/07/2017 - Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3342-3343)
<p>Congratulates Lions Clubs International on its 100th anniversary on June 7, 2017, and recognizes Lions Clubs International for promoting community service and humanitarian assistance.</p>
SRES 352 - Sen. Lamar Alexander (REP-TN)
A resolution designating the week of December 3 through December 9, 2017, as ""National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week"".
12/07/2017 - Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7935; text: CR S7932)
<p>Designates the week of December 3-December 9, 2017, as National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week, and expresses support for its goals and ideals.</p> <p>Encourages the expansion of nurse-managed health clinics so that they may continue to serve as health care workforce development sites for the next generation of primary care providers.</p>
SRES 51 - Sen. Mazie Hirono (DEM-HI)
A resolution recognizing the contributions of Federal employees and pledging to oppose efforts to reduce Federal workforce pay and benefits, eliminate civil service employment protections, undermine collective bargaining, and increase the use of non-Federal contractors for inherently governmental ...
02/06/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S750-751)
<p>Declares that the Senate will deny the passage of any legislation, and challenge any action of the executive branch, that:</p> <ul> <li> erodes fair compensation for federal employees, </li> <li> undermines the value of federal employee retirement programs, </li> <li> diminishes the ability of federal employee unions to effectively represent and protect the rights of employees, </li> <li> reduces fundamental protections for civil servants, or </li> <li> increases the use of nongovernmental contractors to perform inherently governmental functions.</li> </ul>
SRES 581 - Sen. Joe Manchin (DEM-WV)
Senate Legal Counsel to represent the Senate in Texas v. United States, No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.).
07/19/2018 - Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5109-5110)
SRES 91 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (DEM-MI)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Professional Social Work Month in March 2017 and World Social Work Day on March 21, 2017.
03/21/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1895-1896)
<p>Supports the goals and ideals of National Professional Social Work Month in March 2017 and World Social Work Day on March 21, 2017.</p>
 
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