Legislation That Affects Seniors

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H.R.2157 - Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Nita M. Lowey (D).  Introduced on 2019-04-09 in the House Budget Committee.  The last major action was Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 91 which took place on 2019-05-15.

S.151 - A bill to deter criminal robocall violations and improve enforcement of section 227(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Thune (R).  Introduced on 2019-01-16 in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 94 which took place on 2019-05-21.

S.1610 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the global intangible low-taxed income by repealing the tax-free deemed return on investments and determining net CFC tested income on a per-country basis.   Sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1601 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Roger Wicker (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1616 - A bill to amend title VII of the Social Security Act to improve the Social Security Administration's procedures to close or reduce access to field offices, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Tammy Baldwin (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1611 - A bill to ensure appropriate prioritization, spectrum planning, and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things.   Sponsored by Deb Fischer (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1626 - A bill to require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to estimate the value of electromagnetic spectrum assigned or otherwise allocated to Federal entities.   Sponsored by Mike Lee (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1608 - A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans.   Sponsored by Roger Wicker (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1625 - A bill to promote the deployment of commercial fifth-generation mobile networks and the sharing of information with communications providers in the United States regarding security risks to the networks of those providers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Roger Wicker (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1615 - A bill to amend titles 10 and 37, United States Code, to provide compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave taken by members of the reserve components, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Tom Udall (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1586 - A bill to abolish the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ted Cruz (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1623 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for distributions from 529 accounts for expenses associated with registered apprenticeship programs.   Sponsored by Steve Daines (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1609 - A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1934 to require country-by-country reporting.   Sponsored by Chris Van Hollen (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1617 - A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the listing of patents in the Orange Book.   Sponsored by Patty Murray (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1624 - A bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to improve services for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their families.   Sponsored by John Cornyn (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1607 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide protections for patients scheduling non-emergency procedures at in-network hospitals, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Kennedy (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1622 - A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.   Sponsored by Ron Johnson (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1599 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a refundable tax credit for foster families, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Tim Kaine (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1620 - A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and the preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Angus King (ID).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.1603 - 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 (ID).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.1618 - A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity to improve health outcomes and increase access to specialized care.   Sponsored by Brian Schatz (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

S.RES.218 - A resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.   Sponsored by Mazie K. Hirono (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.CON.RES.6 - A concurrent resolution authorizing the printing of a commemorative document in memory of the late President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.   Sponsored by Roy Blunt (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-28 in the House House Administration Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2019-05-22.

H.R.1500 - To require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to meet its statutory purpose, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Maxine Waters (D).  Introduced on 2019-03-05 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2019-05-22.

S.CON.RES.14 - A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.   Sponsored by Brian Schatz (D).  Introduced on 2019-04-11 in the House House Administration Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2019-05-22.

H.R.2925 - To ensure the digital contents of electronic equipment and online accounts belonging to or in the possession of United States persons entering or exiting the United States are adequately protected at the border, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ted Lieu (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the House Homeland Security Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such pro which took place on 2019-05-22.

H.R.2930 - To protect consumers from usury.   Sponsored by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-05-22.

H.R.2937 - To amend titles 10 and 37, United States Code, to provide compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave taken by members of the reserve components, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Xochitl Torres Small (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services which took place on 2019-05-22.

H.R.2923 - To impose a tax on certain trading transactions to invest in our families and communities, improve our infrastructure and our environment, strengthen our financial security, expand opportunity and reduce market volatility.   Sponsored by Barbara Lee (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.

H.R.2929 - To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a program to promote the availability and sustainability of robust rural broadband networks in high cost rural areas, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Markwayne Mullin (R).  Introduced on 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-22.