Legislation That Affects Seniors

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S.4662 - A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize blocking law enforcement officers who have been injured by a criminal act or in the line of duty from accessing emergency medical services.   Sponsored by Lindsey Graham (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4665 - A bill to require senior officials to report payments received from the Federal Government and to improve the filing and disclosure of financial disclosures by Members of Congress, congressional staff, and very senior employees.   Sponsored by Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4659 - A bill to require a determination as to whether crimes committed against the Rohingya in Burma amount to genocide.   Sponsored by Edward J. Markey (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4679 - A bill to require the Bureau of the Census to determine income and poverty levels in the United States in a manner that accounts for the receipt of Federal benefits, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mike Lee (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4675 - A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.   Sponsored by Thom Tillis (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23.  The last major action was Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4673 - A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider certain factors in issuing certificates of public convenience and necessity under that Act, to modify the requirements for the right to exercise eminent domain in construction of pipelines under that Act, to provide that the right of eminent domain may not be exercised under that Act for projects for the exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ron Wyden (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4658 - A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.   Sponsored by James Lankford (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4657 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one week each year as "Buddy Check Week" for the purpose of outreach and education concerning peer wellness checks for veterans, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Joni Ernst (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4672 - A bill to reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jack Reed (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4663 - A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to save Federal funds by authorizing changes to the composition of circulating coins, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Margaret Hassan (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4671 - A bill to prohibit Federal law enforcement officers from wearing camouflage uniforms in the United States.   Sponsored by Tammy Duckworth (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4668 - A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that voters in elections for Federal office do not wait in long lines in order to vote.   Sponsored by Ron Wyden (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4666 - A bill to establish the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States.   Sponsored by Robert Menendez (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4667 - A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue reports after activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System and to make improvements to network outage reporting.   Sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4677 - A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to create a new national program to support mid-career workers, including workers from underrepresented populations, in reentering the STEM workforce, by providing funding to small- and medium-sized STEM businesses so the businesses can offer paid internships or other returnships that lead to positions above entry level.   Sponsored by Jacky Rosen (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

S.4664 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain waste water management subsidies.   Sponsored by Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.CON.RES.47 - A concurrent resolution recognizing that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children, expressing the sense of Congress that renewed leadership by the United States is needed to address the climate crisis, and recognizing the need of the United States to develop a national, comprehensive, and science-based climate recovery plan to phase out fossil fuel emissions, protect and enhance natural sequestration, and put the Unit.   Sponsored by Jeff Merkley (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.CON.RES.46 - A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of S. 2330.   Sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23.  The last major action was Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.RES.713 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the August 13, 2020, announcement of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the September 11, 2020, announcement of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain is a historic achievement.   Sponsored by James M. Inhofe (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.RES.714 - A resolution encouraging the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen requirements under the Clean Water Act and reverse ongoing administrative actions to weaken the Clean Water Act and protections for waters of the United States.   Sponsored by Tammy Duckworth (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.R.4104 - To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Negro Leagues baseball.   Sponsored by Emanuel Cleaver (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-30 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Received in the Senate which took place on 2020-09-23.

S.4072 - A bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the "Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic".   Sponsored by Jeff Merkley (D).  Introduced on 2020-06-25 in the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.RES.1129 - Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4447) to establish an energy storage and microgrid grant and technical assistance program; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6270) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make certain disclosures relating to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8319) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jim McGovern (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-21 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 2020-09-23.

H.RES.1145 - Condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for a robust United States and international response.   Sponsored by Jim McGovern (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the House Oversight and Reform Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be s which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.RES.1147 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of taking a feminist approach to all aspects of foreign policy, including foreign assistance and humanitarian response, trade, diplomacy, defense, immigration, funding, and accountability mechanisms.   Sponsored by Jackie Speier (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.RES.1142 - Expressing support for the designation of September 4, 2020, as "National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day", and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.   Sponsored by Emanuel Cleaver (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

H.RES.1144 - Recognizing broadband as a human and civil right for all Americans.   Sponsored by Debra Haaland (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 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 2020-09-23.

H.R.8350 - To amend title 49, United States Code, regarding the authority of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over highly automated vehicles, to provide safety measures for such vehicles, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Robert E. Latta (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Spe which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.R.8361 - To exclude EIDL advance amounts from the calculation of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Joe Neguse (D).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the House Small Business Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Small Business which took place on 2020-09-23.

H.R.8356 - To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a task force on deterring and combating intellectual property theft by foreign nations at institutions of higher education and to require such institutions to have in place procedures and protocols to deter and combat such theft, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Clay Higgins (R).  Introduced on 2020-09-23 in the House Education and Labor Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2020-09-23.