Legislation That Affects Seniors

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H.R.1302 - Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017.   Sponsored by Martha McSally (R).  Introduced on March 2, 2017 in the House Homeland Security Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1430 - HONEST Act.   Sponsored by Lamar Smith (R).  Introduced on March 8, 2017 in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  The last major action was Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 33 which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1721 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an "American World War II City", and for other purposes.   Sponsored by David Rouzer (R).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1720 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules applicable to length of service award plans.   Sponsored by Peter T. King (R).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Ways and Means Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1718 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.   Sponsored by Mo Brooks (R).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Appropriations Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Appropriations which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1725 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Tim Walz (D).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1719 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark DeSaulnier (D).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1724 - To amend title V of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to prohibit Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants from being made available to a State or unit of local government that has a contract with a person that charges a fee to pay-only probationers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark Takano (D).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1723 - To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for a limitation on the time for the use of contributions or donations, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark Takano (D).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House House Administration Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on House Administration which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.RES.228 - Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.   Sponsored by Pete Sessions (R).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Rules Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on March 24, 2017.

H.R.1722 - To amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the authority of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to rulemaking, issuance of complaints, and authority over unfair labor practices.   Sponsored by Austin Scott (R).  Introduced on March 24, 2017 in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce which took place on March 24, 2017.

S.710 - A bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam.   Sponsored by Joe Manchin III (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.712 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.716 - A bill to require that any debt limit increase be balanced by equal spending cuts over the next decade.   Sponsored by Rob Portman (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Budget Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.704 - A bill to provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.   Sponsored by John Cornyn (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.720 - A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Benjamin L. Cardin (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.721 - A bill to require the disclosure of certain visitor access records.   Sponsored by Tom Udall (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.709 - A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from taking administrative action to recover certain payments for disaster or emergency assistance, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bill Nelson (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.717 - A bill to promote pro bono legal services as a critical way in which to empower survivors of domestic violence.   Sponsored by Dan Sullivan (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.713 - A bill to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington.   Sponsored by Maria Cantwell (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.715 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Angus King (I).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.722 - A bill to impose sanctions with respect to Iran in relation to Iran's ballistic missile program, support for acts of international terrorism, and violations of human rights, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bob Corker (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.718 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make college affordable and accessible.   Sponsored by Gary Peters (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.711 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for S corporation reform, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Thune (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.714 - A bill to amend Public Law 103-434 to authorize Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Basin Water Enhancement Project for the purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Maria Cantwell (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.719 - A bill to establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity.   Sponsored by Sheldon Whitehouse (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

S.706 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Al Franken (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on March 23, 2017.

H.RES.222 - Expressing support for designation of May 5, 2017, as "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls".   Sponsored by Jason Chaffetz (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the House Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources which took place on March 23, 2017.

H.RES.223 - Calling on the People's Republic of China (PRC) to cease its retaliatory measures against the Republic of Korea in response to the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ted Yoho (R).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Armed Services which took place on March 23, 2017.

H.RES.224 - Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of Howard University and its contributions to the United States.   Sponsored by Elijah E. Cummings (D).  Introduced on March 23, 2017 in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce which took place on March 23, 2017.