Legislation That Affects Seniors

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H.R.4196 - To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include child development and early learning as community services under the Federal work-study program.   Sponsored by Joaquín Castro (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-08-20.

H.R.4198 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to cover into the treasury of the Virgin Islands revenue from tax on gasoline refined in the Virgin Islands and entered into the United States.   Sponsored by Stacey Plaskett (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 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 2019-08-20.

H.R.4195 - 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 Jenniffer González-Colón (R).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 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 2019-08-20.

H.R.4201 - To amend title V of the Social Security Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to States under the Maternal and Child Health Care Program for purposes of establishing Baby Box Programs.   Sponsored by Marc Veasey (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 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 2019-08-20.

H.R.4194 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through the Veterans Crisis Line, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Chris Stewart (R).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 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 2019-08-20.

H.R.4197 - To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit community organizations for the development of open space on municipally owned vacant lots in urban areas.   Sponsored by Carolyn B. Maloney (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-08-20.

H.R.4199 - To protect individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.   Sponsored by Mike Thompson (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such p which took place on 2019-08-20.

H.R.4200 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, Colorado, as the "Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office".   Sponsored by Scott Tipton (R).  Introduced on 2019-08-20 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 2019-08-20.

H.RES.539 - Supporting the goals and ideals of The American Legion.   Sponsored by André Carson (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.RES.541 - Expressing support for the designation of August 22, 2019, as national "Chuck Brown Day" and honoring his contributions to music and to the District of Columbia.   Sponsored by Eleanor Holmes Norton (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 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 2019-08-16.

H.RES.540 - Recognizing the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street.   Sponsored by Nita M. Lowey (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4188 - To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish the Native American Language Vitalization and Training Program.   Sponsored by Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4191 - To exclude from consideration as income under the housing assistance programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development amounts received by a family from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service-related disabilities of a member of the family, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Salud Carbajal (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4189 - To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow claims against foreign states for unlawful computer intrusion, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jack Bergman (R).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4190 - To direct the Attorney General to submit to Congress a report on domestic terrorism, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Brendan Boyle (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4193 - To improve Federal student loan disclosures, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Donna Shalala (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Education and Labor.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.4192 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for an offense for acts of terrorism occurring in the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Adam B. Schiff (D).  Introduced on 2019-08-16 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-08-16.

S.143 - A bill to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Joni Ernst (R).  Introduced on 2019-01-16 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 172 which took place on 2019-08-16.

S.174 - A bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector.   Sponsored by Angus King (ID).  Introduced on 2019-01-17 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173 which took place on 2019-08-16.

S.494 - A bill to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Dan Sullivan (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 179 which took place on 2019-08-16.

S.816 - A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bill Cassidy (R).  Introduced on 2019-03-14 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 175 which took place on 2019-08-16.

S.1286 - A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential.   Sponsored by Martin Heinrich (D).  Introduced on 2019-05-02 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  The last major action was Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 178 which took place on 2019-08-16.

H.R.3837 - To establish the National Fab Lab Network, a federally chartered organization consisting of a national network of local digital fabrication facilities providing universal access to advanced manufacturing tools for workforce development, STEM education, developing inventions, creating businesses, producing personalized products, mitigating risks, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bill Foster (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-18 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.3878 - To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the process for registrants to exercise due diligence upon discovering a suspicious order, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by David McKinley (R).  Introduced on 2019-07-23 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.3920 - To prohibit agreements between employers that directly restrict the current or future employment of any employee.   Sponsored by Jerrold Nadler (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-23 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.3942 - To apply requirements relating to delivery sales of cigarettes to delivery sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Rosa DeLauro (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-24 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.4046 - To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide for certain changes to the semiannual report of the Attorney General to Congress regarding actions taken under that Act, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mark Meadows (R).  Introduced on 2019-07-25 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.4062 - To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Bobby L. Rush (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-25 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.4015 - To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims.   Sponsored by Rosa DeLauro (D).  Introduced on 2019-07-25 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties which took place on 2019-08-15.

H.R.3968 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify that the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive certain environmental requirements to permit U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to search for unlawful border crossing tunnels on private land to prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Vicky Hartzler (R).  Introduced on 2019-07-25 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship which took place on 2019-08-15.