April 5, 2019
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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy/Environment

H.R.2104 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To clarify that no express or implied warranty is provided by reason of a disclosure relating to voluntary participation in the Energy Star program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2092 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to set a health-protective numerical emission limitation for hydrogen cyanide under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2088 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1052 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1050 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the ability of a State to administer a permit program under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate - Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2079 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to prohibit certain member banks from using discount window lending programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2111 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Reducing Youth Use of E-Cigarettes Initiative.
Sponsor: Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1006 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to empower the States to set the maximum annual percentage rates applicable to consumer credit transactions, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/03/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 04/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.2108 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.
Sponsor: Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2095 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of addressing public health crises, to require the manufacturers of covered products to develop, maintain, and update a plan to mitigate the effects of such products on public health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2087 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require certain manufacturers to report drug pricing information with respect to drugs under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 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.2085 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a public health insurance option, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1048 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Reducing Youth Use of E-Cigarettes Initiative.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1045 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to permit nurses to practice in health care facilities with critical shortages of nurses through programs for loan repayment and scholarships for nurses.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1037 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize provisions relating to rural health clinics under Medicare.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1033 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a public health insurance option, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1030 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2112 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish the Refund to Rainy Day Savings Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2103 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow workers an above-the-line deduction for union dues and expenses and to allow a miscellaneous itemized deduction for workers for all unreimbursed expenses incurred in the trade or business of being an employee.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2096 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for energy storage technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2089 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for 2 years tax credits with respect to biodiesel and renewable diesel.
Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2086 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable tax credit against income tax for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1053 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a universal personal savings program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

S.1038 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to strengthen highway funding in the near term, to offer States additional financing tools, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 04/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.