Legislation That Affects Seniors

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H.R.4442 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit prenatal genetic testing and abortions on the basis of sexual orientation, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Sean Duffy (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4439 - To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.   Sponsored by G. K. Butterfield (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 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 2019-09-20.

H.R.4444 - To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Paul Gosar (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4443 - To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for a Federal, cost-of-living based minimum wage, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Brian Fitzpatrick (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4437 - To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to allow the pooling of tips among all employees, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Andy Biggs (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4438 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on investment income of private colleges and universities.   Sponsored by Brendan Boyle (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 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 2019-09-20.

H.R.4441 - To amend titles 49 and 10, United States Code, to provide for the authority of the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border protection with respect to national security determinations concerning wind turbines proposed to be constructed in the United States in bodies of water that border Canada, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Chris Collins (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consider which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4440 - To establish protocols for the investigation of uses of deadly force by Federal law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Steve Cohen (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4446 - To designate the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum in Jacksonville, Florida, as the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Al Lawson (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4445 - To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide for a uniform 60-day period for Congress to review laws of the District of Columbia before such laws may take effect, to permit Congress to use the authorities and procedures available under such Act for the consideration and enactment of resolutions of disapproval of laws of the District of Columbia to disapprove specific provisions of such laws, to clarify the expedited procedures available under such Act for the consideration of such.   Sponsored by Paul Gosar (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Rules Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisio which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4451 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Raul Ruiz (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4452 - To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for an adult child, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Raul Ruiz (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House House Administration Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in eac which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4447 - To establish an energy storage and microgrid grant and technical assistance program.   Sponsored by Tom O'Halleran (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consid which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4449 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add access to telecommunications and information services in Indian country and areas with high populations of Indian people to the universal service principle relating to access to such services in rural, insular, and high cost areas.   Sponsored by Raul Ruiz (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 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 2019-09-20.

H.R.4450 - To authorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States to use 3 percent of its profits for administrative expenses.   Sponsored by Raul Ruiz (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4448 - To address loopholes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States that allow companies to avoid the duty rate applicable to dehydrated garlic.   Sponsored by Jimmy Panetta (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 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 2019-09-20.

H.R.4455 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary payment increase under the Medicare program for certain biosimilar biological products to encourage the development and use of such products.   Sponsored by Kurt Schrader (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Ways and Means Committee.  The last major action was 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 which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4456 - To direct the Secretary of Labor to train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively detect and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Tim Walberg (R).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4453 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Raul Ruiz (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Ways and Means Committee.  The last major action was 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 which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4454 - To disclose the use of Federal funds with any privately held company owned by the President, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Adam B. Schiff (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-20 in the House Oversight and Reform Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.463 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for forgiveness of certain overpayments of retired pay paid to deceased retired members of the Armed Forces.   Sponsored by Walter B. Jones (R).  Introduced on 2019-01-10 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Garamendi asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.3632 - To ensure that authorizations issued by the Secretary of Transportation to foreign air carriers do not undermine labor rights or standards, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Peter A. DeFazio (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-09 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.J.RES.75 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.   Sponsored by Joaquín Castro (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.4413 - To authorize the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish a Coast Guard Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program in cooperation with Pinellas Park High School, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Charlie Crist (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation which took place on 2019-09-20.

H.R.550 - To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.   Sponsored by John Garamendi (D).  Introduced on 2019-01-15 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2019-09-19.

H.R.4403 - To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to restrict the debt collection practices of certain debt collectors.   Sponsored by Emanuel Cleaver (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-09-19.

H.R.4401 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reinstate the obligation of broadcast licensees to afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance (commonly known as the "Fairness Doctrine").   Sponsored by Tulsi Gabbard (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 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 2019-09-19.

H.R.4406 - To amend the Small Business Act to improve the small business development centers program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jared Golden (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 in the House Small Business Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Small Business which took place on 2019-09-19.

H.R.4404 - To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that the label of drugs with an increased risk of suicide or depression present such increased risk prominently, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bobby L. Rush (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 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 2019-09-19.

H.R.4420 - To amend subpart 1 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care.   Sponsored by Brenda Lawrence (D).  Introduced on 2019-09-19 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 2019-09-19.