Balance of Power
Senate
45
53

Win in 2020

32%
68%
House
239
199

Win in 2020

70%
30%
President
Donald Trump

Finishes term

85%

Win in 2020

44%

Approval

42%
Supreme Court
Nonpartisan

Ginsburg

73%

Thomas

20%
Active Legislation
Environmental Protection - H.R.9

To direct the President to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, and for other purposes.


Summary
Climate Action Now Act This bill requires the President to develop and update annually a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement on climate change. Specifically, the plan must describe steps to (1) cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, and (2) confirm that other parties to the agreement with major economies are fulfilling their announced contributions. In addition, the bill prohibits federal funds from being used to withdraw from the agreement.
Sponsors Dem: 224 Rep: 0
Introduced Mar. 27

Education - H.R.276

To direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school.

Sponsors Dem: 43 Rep: 14
Introduced Jan. 08
Passed House Feb. 25
Passed Senate Mar. 28
Enacted Apr. 12

Water Resources Development - H.R.2030

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and carry out agreements concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency Management and Operations, and for other purposes.


Summary
Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to carry out the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan which was submitted to Congress on March 19, 2019, by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Interior must execute the plan without delay and operate applicable Colorado River System reservoirs accordingly.
Sponsors Dem: 23 Rep: 13
Introduced Apr. 02
Passed House Apr. 08
Enacted Apr. 16

Public Lands and Natural Resources - S.RES.167

A resolution designating the week of April 20, 2019, through April 28, 2019, as "National Park Week".

Sponsors Dem: 18 Rep: 17
Introduced Apr. 11

Finance and Financial Sector - S.RES.168

A resolution designating April 2019 as "Financial Literacy Month".

Sponsors Dem: 16 Rep: 16
Introduced Apr. 11

Taxation - H.R.1957

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.


Summary
Taxpayer First Act of 2019 This bill modifies requirements for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding its organizational structure, customer service, enforcement procedures, management of information technology, and use of electronic systems. The bill includes provisions that establish the IRS Independent Office of Appeals to resolve federal tax controversies without litigation; require the IRS to develop a comprehensive customer service strategy; continue the IRS Free File Program; exempt certain low-income taxpayers from payments required to submit an offer-in-compromise; modify tax enforcement procedures that address issues such as the seizure of property, issuing a summons, joint liability, referral for private debt collection, and contacting third parties; establish requirements for responding to Taxpayer Advocate Directives; permanently authorize the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program; modify procedures for whistle-blowers; establish requirements for cybersecurity and identify protection; prohibit the rehiring of certain IRS employees who were removed for misconduct; allow the IRS to require additional taxpayers to file returns electronically; and increase the penalty for failing to file a return. The bill requires the IRS Commissioner to appoint a Chief Information Officer, modifies the requirements for managing information technology, and authorizes streamlined critical pay authority for certain IRS information technology positions. The bill also requires the IRS to implement an Internet platform for Form 1099 filings, a fully automated program for disclosing taxpayer information for third-party income verification using the Internet, and uniform standards and procedures for the acceptance of electronic signatures.
Sponsors Dem: 18 Rep: 10
Introduced Mar. 28
Passed House Apr. 09

International Affairs - S.J.RES.7

A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.


Summary
This joint resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless Congress authorizes a later withdrawal date, issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes the use of the Armed Forces. Prohibited activities include providing in-flight fueling for non-U.S. aircraft conducting missions as part of the conflict in Yemen. This joint resolution shall not affect any military operations directed at Al Qaeda. The President must submit to Congress, within 90 days, reports assessing the risks that would be posed (1) if the United States were to cease supporting operations with respect to the conflict in Yemen, and (2) if Saudi Arabia were to cease sharing Yemen-related intelligence with the United States.
Sponsors Dem: 18 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 30
Passed House Apr. 04
Passed Senate Mar. 13
Vetoed Apr. 16

Health - S.RES.165

A resolution recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.

Sponsors Dem: 12 Rep: 5
Introduced Apr. 11

Housing and Community Development - H.R.1737

To make housing more affordable, and for other purposes.

Sponsors Dem: 14 Rep: 0
Introduced Mar. 13

Crime and Law Enforcement - H.R.1645

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for certain sentencing enhancements relating to illegal reentry offenses, and to clarify the manner in which sentences for such offenses are to be served, and for other purposes.

Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 12
Introduced Mar. 08

Congress - H.CON.RES.31

Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.


Summary
This concurrent resolution authorizes the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center on April 29, 2019, for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.
Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 2
Introduced Apr. 03
Passed House Apr. 09

Science, Technology, Communications - S.RES.136

A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month.

Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 1
Introduced Apr. 02

Emergency Management - S.RES.131

A resolution designating April 2019 as "National 9-1-1 Education Month".

Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Mar. 28

H.R.2274

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans conservation corps, and for other purposes.

Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Apr. 10

S.RES.163

A resolution commending and congratulating the Lady Bears of Baylor University on winning the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women's basketball championship.

Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Apr. 11

Armed Forces and National Security - S.RES.166

A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2019, as "Silver Star Service Banner Day".

Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Apr. 11

S.RES.164

A resolution commending the University of Virginia men's basketball team for winning the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Apr. 11

Congress - S.CON.RES.14

A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.

Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Apr. 11

Government Operations and Politics - S.725

A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan.


Summary
This bill changes the U.S. Postal Service facility designated in Charlottesville, Virginia, in honor of Captain Humayun Khan (from the facility at 180 McCormick Road to the facility at 2150 Wise Street).
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Mar. 07
Passed House Apr. 02
Enacted Apr. 16

Enacted Legislation
Education - H.R.276

To direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school.

Sponsors Dem: 43 Rep: 14
Introduced Jan. 08
Passed House Feb. 25
Passed Senate Mar. 28
Enacted Apr. 12

Government Operations and Politics - S.24

A bill to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations.


Summary
Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 This bill requires employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. The employees must be compensated on the earliest date possible after the lapse ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates. Employees required to work during the lapse in appropriations may use leave.
Sponsors Dem: 40 Rep: 2
Introduced Jan. 03
Passed House Jan. 11
Passed Senate Jan. 10
Enacted Jan. 16

Water Resources Development - H.R.2030

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and carry out agreements concerning Colorado River Drought Contingency Management and Operations, and for other purposes.


Summary
Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to carry out the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan which was submitted to Congress on March 19, 2019, by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Interior must execute the plan without delay and operate applicable Colorado River System reservoirs accordingly.
Sponsors Dem: 23 Rep: 13
Introduced Apr. 02
Passed House Apr. 08
Enacted Apr. 16

Public Lands and Natural Resources - S.47

A bill to provide for the management of the natural resources of the United States, and for other purposes.


Summary
Natural Resources Management Act This bill sets forth provisions regarding various programs, projects, activities, and studies for the management and conservation of natural resources on federal lands. Specifically, the bill addresses, among other matters land conveyances, exchanges, acquisitions, withdrawals, and transfers; national parks, monuments, memorials, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, historic and heritage sites, and other conservation and recreation areas; wildlife conservation; helium extraction; small miner waivers of claim maintenance fees; wildland fire operations; the release of certain federal reversionary land interests; boundary adjustments; the Denali National Park and Preserve natural gas pipeline; fees for medical services in units of the National Park System; funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund; recreational activities on federal or nonfederal lands; a national volcano early warning and monitoring system; federal reclamation projects; and search-and recovery-missions. In addition, the bill reauthorizes the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation Program and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.
Sponsors Dem: 7 Rep: 7
Introduced Jan. 08
Passed House Feb. 26
Passed Senate Feb. 12
Enacted Mar. 12

Emergency Management - H.R.251

To extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.


Summary
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act This bill extends by 15 months the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program.
Sponsors Dem: 3 Rep: 4
Introduced Jan. 04
Passed House Jan. 08
Passed Senate Jan. 16
Enacted Jan. 18

Congress - H.R.439

To amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America, and for other purposes.


Summary
National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act This bill revises the charter of the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America). Such revisions include (1) making it a purpose of the organization to be an integral component of agricultural education, and (2) removing the Secretary of Education as the chair of the National FFA Board of Directors.
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 5
Introduced Jan. 10
Passed House Jan. 22
Passed Senate Feb. 05
Enacted Feb. 21

Environmental Protection - S.483

A bill to enact into law a bill by reference.


Summary
This bill enacts into law H.R. 1029, 115th Congress, as passed by the Senate (Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018).
Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 0
Introduced Feb. 13
Passed House Feb. 25
Passed Senate Feb. 14
Enacted Mar. 08

Health - H.R.259

To extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration, to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, and for other purposes.


Summary
Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 This bill alters several Medicaid programs and funding mechanisms. (Sec. 2) The bill makes appropriations for FY2019 for, and otherwise revises, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program. (Under this program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must award grants to state Medicaid programs to assist states in increasing the use of home and community care for long-term care and decreasing the use of institutional care.) (Sec. 3) Additionally, the bill temporarily extends the applicability of Medicaid eligibility criteria that protect against spousal impoverishment for recipients of home and community-based services. (Sec. 4) The bill reduces the federal medical assistance percentage (i.e., federal matching rate) for states that have not implemented asset-verification programs for determining Medicaid eligibility. (Sec. 5) The bill also reduces funding available to the Medicaid Improvement Fund beginning in FY2021.
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 04
Passed House Jan. 08
Passed Senate Jan. 17
Enacted Jan. 24

Social Welfare - H.R.430

To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through June 30, 2019.


Summary
TANF Extension Act of 2019 This bill extends appropriations through June 30, 2019, for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program grants to states and related assistance grants to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 10
Passed House Jan. 14
Passed Senate Jan. 22
Enacted Jan. 24

Armed Forces and National Security - S.49

A bill to designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.


Summary
This bill designates the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the "Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation."
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 08
Passed House Mar. 05
Passed Senate Feb. 05
Enacted Mar. 21

Armed Forces and National Security - S.252

A bill to authorize the honorary appointment of Robert J. Dole to the grade of colonel in the regular Army.


Summary
This bill provides for the honorary appointment of Robert J. Dole, of Kansas, to the grade of colonel in the regular Army.
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 29
Passed House Mar. 26
Passed Senate Mar. 04
Enacted Apr. 06

Armed Forces and National Security - S.863

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Mar. 25
Passed House Mar. 28
Enacted Apr. 08

Government Operations and Politics - S.725

A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan.


Summary
This bill changes the U.S. Postal Service facility designated in Charlottesville, Virginia, in honor of Captain Humayun Khan (from the facility at 180 McCormick Road to the facility at 2150 Wise Street).
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Mar. 07
Passed House Apr. 02
Enacted Apr. 16

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