April 10, 2019
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The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1644 – Save the Internet Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #105, Cheryl Marie Stanton, of South Carolina, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Ways and Means
Comprehensive Legislative Proposals to Enhance Social Security

House Financial Services
Holding Megabanks Accountable

House Natural Resources
U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management

House Foreign Affairs
The Importance of U.S. Assistance to Central America

Senate Commerce
Broadband Mapping: Challenges and Solutions

House Energy and Commerce
Investing in America's Energy Infrastructure

Senate Finance
The 2019 Tax Filing Season and the 21st Century IRS

House Energy and Commerce
Getting Answers on the Rising Cost of Insulin

House Appropriations
FY2020 Department of Transportation Budget Request

Senate Commerce
Pipeline Safety: Federal Oversight and Stakeholder Perspectives

Senate Judiciary
Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2152 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under section 7 of the Natural Gas as such certificate applies to the Weymouth Compressor Station, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1097 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to improve pipeline safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1081 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate - Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

 

Health

H.R.2183 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to streamline the State innovation waiver process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 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.2182 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2178 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2177 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2172 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the matching requirement for a territory to use specially allocated Federal funds for Medicare covered part D drugs for low-income individuals.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2163 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for tax-advantaged distributions from health savings accounts during family or medical leave, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2150 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 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.2143 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prevent wasteful and abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 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.1089 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1086 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2176 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and revive the separation between commercial banking and the securities business, in the manner provided in the Banking Act of 1933, the so-called "Glass-Steagall Act", and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2162 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to discount FHA single-family mortgage insurance premium payments for first-time homebuyers who complete a financial literacy housing counseling program.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2157 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Appropriations, Budget
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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 concerned.

S.1099 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2147 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of income for purposes of determining the tax-exempt status of certain mutual or cooperative telephone or electric companies.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1094 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify limitations on the credit for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1090 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Internal Revenue Service to provide Congress with sufficient notice prior to the closing of any Taxpayer Assistance Center.
Sponsor: Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Trade

H.R.2154 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize additional appropriations to the Federal Trade Commission to prevent unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to digital tokens and transactions relating to digital tokens, and to require a report to Congress on the Commission's actions related to digital tokens.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

 

Transportation

H.R.2164 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require any bus purchased for use in public transportation with funds provided by the Federal Transit Administration to be a zero emission bus, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 04/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1098 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the transportation alternatives program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate - 04/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.