Legislation That Affects Seniors

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

S.520 - A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program.   Sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.514 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jon Tester (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.516 - A bill to require the use of prescription drug monitoring programs.   Sponsored by Amy Klobuchar (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.521 - A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.   Sponsored by Sherrod Brown (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-02-14.

S.522 - A bill to establish the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center in New York, New York, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.524 - A bill to establish the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Jon Tester (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.519 - A bill to amend certain appropriations Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York.   Sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.523 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Edward J. Markey (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.518 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.   Sponsored by Maria Cantwell (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-02-14.

S.526 - A bill to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development.   Sponsored by Martin Heinrich (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.527 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the earned income tax credit to account for the amount by which economic growth has outpaced income growth, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Sherrod Brown (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance which took place on 2019-02-14.

S.531 - A bill to permit disabled law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, nuclear materials couriers, members of the Capitol Police, members of the Supreme Court Police, employees of the Central Intelligence Agency performing intelligence activities abroad or having specialized security requirements, and diplomatic security special agents of the Department of State to receive retirement benefits in the same manner as if they had not been d.   Sponsored by Jon Tester (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.528 - A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to provide a lactation room in public buildings, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Steve Daines (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.529 - A bill to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Maria Cantwell (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.530 - A bill to establish the Federal Labor-Management Partnership Council.   Sponsored by Brian Schatz (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.525 - A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.   Sponsored by Rand Paul (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.533 - A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to consider certain transactions related to precious metals for purposes of identifying jurisdictions of primary money laundering concern, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Ted Cruz (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.532 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide that an individual may remain eligible to participate in the teacher loan forgiveness program under title IV of such Act if the individual's period of consecutive years of employment as a full-time teacher is interrupted because the individual is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is relocated during the school year pursuant to military orders for a permanent change of duty station, or the individual works in a school of the.   Sponsored by Benjamin L. Cardin (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.535 - A bill to enable Federal employees and contractors to correct their credit reports to remove adverse items of information reported as a result of a shutdown, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Brian Schatz (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.534 - A bill to prohibit certain funds from being transferred or reprogrammed to plan, develop, or construct a new physical barrier along the southwest border, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Elizabeth Warren (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

S.CON.RES.4 - A concurrent resolution providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.J. Res. 31.   Sponsored by Richard C. Shelby (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14.  The last major action was Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1285 - To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish an Office for Under-Banked, Un-Banked, and Underserved Consumers, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by David Scott (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1283 - To establish a nonpartisan commission on immigration reform and border security.   Sponsored by Tim Ryan (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the House Rules Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1284 - To amend the Clean Air Act to give States the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in the methods of monitoring, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by David Schweikert (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

H.R.1286 - To prohibit consumer credit reporting agencies and lenders from taking adverse action against federal employees and contractors impacted by the government shutdown, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Brad Sherman (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the House Financial Services Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1274 - To repeal Public Law 107-40.   Sponsored by Barbara Lee (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1288 - To ensure due process protections of individuals in the United States against unlawful detention based solely on a protected characteristic.   Sponsored by Mark Takano (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The last major action was Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which took place on 2019-02-14.

H.R.1290 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain emergency medical devices from the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Michael R. Turner (R).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

H.R.1277 - To establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.   Sponsored by Ben Ray Luján (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.

H.R.1289 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for a moratorium on number reassignment after a disaster declaration, and for other purposes.   Sponsored by Mike Thompson (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-14 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 2019-02-14.