January 4, 2019
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The House will continue consideration of H.Res. 6 – A resolution providing for the House Rules of the 116th Congress (Rep. Hoyer). The Senate will be in a period of morning business.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

Energy

H.R.173 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Natural Gas Act to bolster fairness and transparency in consideration of interstate natural gas pipelines, to provide for greater public input opportunities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.104 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal certain amendments to the Clean Air Act relating to the expansion of the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.34 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To ensure consideration of water intensity in the Department of Energy's energy research, development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and clean water resources.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

 

Financial Services

H.R.235 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for a comfortable and safe temperature level in dwelling units receiving certain Federal housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.234 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To reform the requirements regarding the safety and security of families living in public and federally assisted housing in high-crime areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.232 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Fair Housing Act, to prohibit discrimination based on use of section 8 vouchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of...

H.R.189 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.166 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish an Office of Fair Lending Testing to test for compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, to strengthen the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and to provide for criminal penalties for violating such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.165 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the inclusion of veterans in housing planning and an annual report on housing assistance to veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.149 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize funds to prevent housing discrimination through the use of nationwide testing, to increase funds for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.132 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for a general capital increase for the North American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.123 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize a pilot program under section 258 of the National Housing Act to establish an automated process for providing additional credit rating information for mortgagors and prospective mortgagors under certain mortgages.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.84 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a penalty for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failure to enforce compliance with the public housing community service and self-sufficiency requirement under law, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Appropriations
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

H.R.72 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide that the final rule of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection titled "Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C)" shall have no force or effect.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.56 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force to Combat Terrorism and Illicit Financing, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a Fintech Leadership in Innovation and Financial Intelligence Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.41 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide regulatory relief for Black and community banks, to codify the Minority Bank Deposit Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

H.R.24 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (38)
Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

S.17 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for a comfortable and safe temperature level in dwelling units receiving certain Federal housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.15 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to reform the requirements regarding the safety and security of families living in public and federally assisted housing in high-crime areas.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.233 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.220 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for a national strategy to address and overcome Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.185 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker...

H.R.148 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide incentives for education on the risk of renal medullary carcinoma in individuals who are receiving medical assistance under such title and who have Sickle Cell Disease.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.107 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to sunset the limit on the maximum rebate amount for single source drugs and innovator multiple source drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.90 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption to the individual mandate to maintain health coverage for individuals residing in counties with fewer than 2 health insurance issuers offering plans on an Exchange; to require Members of Congress and congressional staff to abide by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with respect to health insurance coverage; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such...

H.R.83 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker...

H.R.71 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.59 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require that a State awarded a Federal grant to establish an Exchange and that terminates the State operation of such an Exchange provide for an audit of the use of grant funds and return funds to the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.53 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of...

S.19 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to exempt health insurance of residents of United States territories from the annual fee on health insurance providers.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.18 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a methodology for determining State allotments for Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments that is based on State poverty levels, to require States to prioritize disproportionate share hospital payments on the basis of Medicaid inpatient utilization and low-income utilization rates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.12 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.11 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to strengthen the National Disaster Medical System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to bring stability to the individual insurance market, make insurance coverage more affordable, lower prescription drug prices, and improve Medicaid.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Puerto Rico

H.R.229 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a national commission on the Federal response to the 2017 natural disasters in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.225 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for small business concerns located in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Small Business
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

 

Sanctions

H.R.194 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To impose additional sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses of the Government of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Financial Services, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the...

 

Tax

H.R.222 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the Federal estate and gift taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (37)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.217 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain changes made by Public Law 115-97 to the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.216 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction for qualified business income.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.207 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma centers with violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.188 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on the deduction for certain taxes, including State and local property and income taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.22 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the increase in the standard deduction, the increase in and modifications of the child tax credit, and the repeal of the deduction for personal exemptions contained in Public Law 115-97.
Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a refundable tax credit to increase the take-home pay of American workers and enhance their financial stability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.228 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize programs and activities to support transportation options in areas that are undergoing extensive repair or reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.180 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide dedicated funding for the national infrastructure investment program and the capital investment grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 01/03/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 01/03/2019 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the...