Legislation That Affects Seniors

Bill Positions Senior Related Both Houses House Senate Social Security Medicare Voting Records Nominations

S.701 - A bill to improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by designating and supporting manufacturing communities.   Sponsored by Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation which took place on March 22, 2017.

S.696 - A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to appropriately limit the authority to award bonuses to Federal employees.   Sponsored by Deb Fischer (R).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.697 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to lower the mileage threshold for deduction in determining adjusted gross income of certain expenses of members of reserve components of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Steve Daines (R).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.694 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at risk individuals.   Sponsored by Angus King (I).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.703 - A bill to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project.   Sponsored by Jerry Moran (R).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.698 - A bill to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Maria Cantwell (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation which took place on March 22, 2017.

S.702 - A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 to deter labor slowdowns at ports of the United States, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jim Risch (R).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.695 - A bill to avoid duplicative annual reporting under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark Warner (D).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.700 - A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Patty Murray (D).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.699 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental and behavioral health care to certain individuals discharged or released from the active military, naval, or air service under conditions other than honorable, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Christopher S. Murphy (D).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

S.693 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.   Sponsored by Tammy Baldwin (D).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

H.RES.220 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding past genocides, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Dave Trott (R).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.J.RES.83 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness".   Sponsored by Bradley Byrne (R).  Introduced on February 21, 2017 in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  The last major action was Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 48. Record Vote Number: 93 which took place on March 22, 2017.

S.512 - Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act.   Sponsored by John Barrasso (R).  Introduced on March 2, 2017 in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  The last major action was Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably which took place on March 22, 2017.

S.CON.RES.11 - A concurrent resolution recognizing the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks during Women's History Month.   Sponsored by Chris Van Hollen (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1101 - Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017.   Sponsored by Sam Johnson (R).  Introduced on February 16, 2017 in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1678 - To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Lois Frankel (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1679 - To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Garret Graves (R).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1681 - To improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Rick Larsen (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Armed Services which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1683 - To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.   Sponsored by Sean Patrick Maloney (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1686 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on the carryover of excess corporate charitable contributions by regulated public utilities.   Sponsored by Erik Paulsen (R).  Introduced on March 22, 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 22, 2017.

H.R.1689 - To protect private property rights.   Sponsored by F. James Sensenbrenner (R).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1692 - To address the problem of illegal firearm trafficking to Mexico.   Sponsored by Norma Torres (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1677 - To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.   Sponsored by Eliot L. Engel (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Judiciary which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1682 - To clarify that no express or implied warranty is provided by reason of a disclosure relating to voluntary participation in the Energy Star program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Robert E. Latta (R).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1672 - To improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by designating and supporting manufacturing communities.   Sponsored by David Cicilline (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1664 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to index the gas and diesel tax and rebuild our roads, bridges, and transit systems.   Sponsored by Peter A. DeFazio (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1676 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.   Sponsored by Eliot L. Engel (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1684 - To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jerrold Nadler (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure which took place on March 22, 2017.

H.R.1674 - To amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship.   Sponsored by Rosa DeLauro (D).  Introduced on March 22, 2017 in the House Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Referred to House Natural Resources which took place on March 22, 2017.