March 7, 2019
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The House will continue Consideration of H.R. 1 - For the People Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #18, Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Private Sector Data Breaches

Senate Aging
Reducing Prescription Drug Prices – Part 2

House Financial Services
CFPB Oversight

House Ways and Means
Reducing Medicare Drug Prices

Senate Commerce
China Challenges for U.S. Commerce

House Oversight and Government Reform
Trump Administration's Response to the Drug Crisis

CFTC
Open Meeting

House Education and Labor
Multiemployer Pension Crisis

House Judiciary
Health Care Market Anticompetitive Practices

MedPAC
Public Meeting – Session 1

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.682 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to restore the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order and its net neutrality protections.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (45)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

Health

H.R.1570 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (120)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 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 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

H.R.1564 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to stabilize and modernize the provision of partial hospitalization services under the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

H.R.1559 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to strengthen program integrity and enhance low-income patient benefits for safety net providers.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1551 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 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 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

S.668 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (41)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Puerto Rico

H.R.1576 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for the participation of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands in supplemental nutrition assistance program.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House - Agriculture
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.677 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for the participation of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

 

Tax

H.R.1560 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (174)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1558 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To delay by 5 weeks the time for individuals to file certain calendar year 2018 income tax returns.
Sponsor: Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.690 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (36)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.687 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for a temporary safe harbor for certain failures by individuals to pay estimated income tax.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.684 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.680 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 03/06/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance