Legislation That Affects Seniors

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

S.3035 - A bill to provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Richard J. Durbin (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3051 - A bill to improve protections for wildlife, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Barrasso (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3046 - A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a program to provide grants and loan guarantees to improve the energy efficiency of publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jeff Merkley (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3034 - A bill to make trade adjustment assistance available to workers whose jobs are eliminated through automation, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Gary Peters (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3048 - A bill to authorize certain aliens seeking asylum to be employed in the United States while their applications are being adjudicated.   Sponsored by Susan Collins (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3037 - A bill to prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jeanne Shaheen (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3032 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for transfers of the renewable electricity production credit, the energy credit, and the credit for carbon oxide sequestration.   Sponsored by Michael Bennet (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3040 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include teacher preparation for computer science in elementary and secondary education.   Sponsored by Jacky Rosen (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3041 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that medical professionals employed by the Veterans Health Administration are properly credentialed, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Margaret Hassan (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3030 - A bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a national evictions database, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Michael Bennet (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3042 - A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to require the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to prescribe additional regulations to secure the safety of individuals and property on board certain small passenger vessels, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Dianne Feinstein (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3044 - A bill to amend the American's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to expand the Indian reservation drinking water program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ron Wyden (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3029 - A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the United States.   Sponsored by Robert Menendez (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3045 - A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to protect United States critical infrastructure by ensuring that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has the legal tools it needs to notify private and public sector entities put at risk by cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the networks and systems that control critical assets of the United States.   Sponsored by Ron Johnson (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3050 - A bill to amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to provide designees of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Administrator of the Rural Housing Service of the Department of Agriculture with positions on the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.   Sponsored by Jon Tester (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.3049 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for certain amendments relating to reporting requirements with respect to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Sherrod Brown (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.3047 - A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a carbon technologies program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Barrasso (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

S.CON.RES.30 - A concurrent resolution recognizing the need to improve physical access to many federally funded facilities for all people of the United States, particularly individuals with disabilities.   Sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.RES.454 - A resolution calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba.   Sponsored by Robert Menendez (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.RES.453 - A resolution honoring the Employees of the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Robert Menendez (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations which took place on 2019-12-12.

S.RES.455 - A resolution to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the Case of Richard Arjun Kaul v. Senator Charles Schumer, et al.   Sponsored by Mitch McConnell (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12.  The last major action was Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent which took place on 2019-12-12.

H.R.5410 - To prohibit Federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption.   Sponsored by Thomas Massie (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5407 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to transfer certain property of the Department of Defense to State and Federal agencies for purposes of disaster-related emergency preparedness, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Pete Olson (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the House Armed Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services which took place on 2019-12-12.

H.R.5409 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide tax credits for energy storage technology, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by John Curtis (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5423 - To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize owners or operators of general aviation airports to impose certain restrictions relating to noise, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Joe Neguse (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5425 - To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include court-ordered receivership in the list of actions resulting in a change of ownership of institutions of higher education.   Sponsored by Katie Porter (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5422 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify certain rules applicable to qualified small issue manufacturing bonds, to expand certain exceptions to the private activity bond rules for first-time farmers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Stephanie Murphy (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5406 - To provide grants to owners of grandfamily housing, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jim McGovern (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-12-12.

H.R.5424 - To protect funding for Universal Service Fund programs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark Pocan (D).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 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 2019-12-12.

H.R.5421 - To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.   Sponsored by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R).  Introduced on 2019-12-12 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such p which took place on 2019-12-12.