All Bills Where Jason Lewis Voted Against Progressive Values 2017-12-06T15:18:59+00:00

  • S.J. Res. 34, Protecting Customers’ Privacy of Broadband/Other Telecommunications Services. - This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” The rule published on December 2, 2016: (1) applies the customer privacy requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 to broadband Internet access service and other telecommunications services, (2) requires telecommunications […]
  • S. 2372, (VA MISSION) Act of 2018. - This bill — the known as the VA MISSION Act — would establish the Veterans Community Care Program to improve veterans’ access to care through non-VA, community providers when comparable Dept. of Veterans Affairs would be deficient in quality, timeliness, or cause a hardship to the veteran. It would also start a multi-year process for […]
  • S. 204, Right to Try Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drugs. The manufacturer or sponsor of […]
  • H.R. 732, Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 - This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement on behalf of the United States (resolving a civil action, a plea agreement, a deferred prosecution agreement, or a non-prosecution agreement) that provides for a payment or a loan to any person or entity other than the United States. Why Jason Lewis’ […]
  • H.R. 620, ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 - From the bill: “This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public accommodations for persons with a disability. … The bill prohibits civil actions based on the failure to remove an architectural […]
  • H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 - This comprehensive bill “Provides appropriations to Interior for [non-Departmental Offices]…; Interior for Departmental Offices…; Interior for Department-Wide Programs…; the EPA; the Department of Agriculture for the Forest Service; the Department of Health and Human Services…; other related agencies… [and] Sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.” Why This […]
  • H.R. 6136, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 - The purpose of this bill is “To amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes.” Although this bill failed to pass in the House, we regard Jason Lewis’s support of it as a notable vote against progressive values. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “These bills [H.R. 6136, H.R. […]
  • H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 - This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “Democrats were largely united in opposition to the new tactical nuclear weapons, warning they […]
  • H.R. 4790, Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act. - This bill amends the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to exempt from the Volcker Rule banks with total assets: (1) of $10 billion or less, and (2) comprised of 5% or less of trading assets and liabilities. (The Volcker Rule prohibits banking agencies from engaging in proprietary trading or entering into certain relationships with […]
  • H.R. 4712, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act - This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such […]
  • H.R. 469, Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 - This bill establishes public notice, comment procedures, and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. This bill will undermine the enforcement of federal laws and impede the resolution of various consumer protection, anti-discrimination, environmental, and public health cases before our federal courts. […]
  • H.R. 4607, Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act - This bill would expand required reviews of existing financial regulations and have them occur every 7 years, as opposed to every 10 years under current law. After carrying out the review, regulators would be required to consider tailoring regulations to limit burdens on covered businesses and individuals if regulations are found to be outdated, duplicative, […]
  • H.R. 3978, TRID Improvement Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Real Estate Settlement Procedures of 1974 to modify disclosure requirements applicable to mortgage loan transactions. Specifically, the disclosed charges for any title insurance premium shall be equal to the amount charged for each individual title insurance policy, subject to any discounts as required by either state regulation or the title company rate […]
  • H.R. 3281, Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act - From the bill: “This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to convey U.S. interest in an eligible reclamation project or facility to an agency of a state political subdivision, a joint action or powers agency, a water users association, or an Indian tribe or tribal utility authority that holds a water service contract for […]
  • H.R. 3, Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act - The purpose of this bill is “To rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.” Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “The House voted along party […]
  • H.R. 1917, Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017 - This bill prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring compliance with Clean Air Act rules concerning national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants with respect to brick and structural clay products manufacturing or clay ceramics manufacturing until judicial reviews of the rules are complete. Why Jason Lewis’ vote is against our values “We oppose H.R. […]
  • H.R. 1180 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of not less than 1 1/2 hours for each hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required, but only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement […]
  • H.R. 1116, TAILOR Act of 2017 - TAILOR = Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk. This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the institutions involved, with consideration of the risk profiles and business models of those institutions; and (2) report to Congress on specific actions taken to do so, […]
  • H.R. 10, Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. - This bill repeals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other laws. Any rule that was issued or revised pursuant to a provision repealed by the bill is nullified. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would end too many vital consumer protections that were created by the Dodd-Frank Act […]
  • H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. - Jason Lewis voted for HR1 and against our values.  We oppose this irresponsible increase in the national debt. It will not lead to significant job creation or real economic growth.  It will benefit the wealthiest and increase corporate influence in our political system.    There will be another vote on a final tax bill after a […]
  • H. Res. 970, Insisting that the DOJ fully comply with Committee on Intelligence Requests. - The purpose of the bill is to insist that the “Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and […]
  • H. R.4771, Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018. - This bill will raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes. Before the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System shall revise the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement on […]
  • H. R. 998, (SCRUB Act). - This bill establishes the Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission to conduct a review of the Code of Federal Regulations to identify rules and sets of rules that collectively implement a regulatory program that should be repealed to lower the cost of regulation. The commission shall give priority to the review of rules or sets of rules […]
  • H. R. 985, Fairness in Class Action Litigation/Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act. - This bill amends the federal judicial code to prohibit federal courts from certifying class actions unless: in a class action seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss, each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class representatives; no class representatives or named plaintiffs are relatives of class counsel, […]
  • H. R. 849, Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act - This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capital rate of growth in Medicare spending. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. Medicare spending needs to be reined in one way […]
  • H. R. 806, Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Clean Air Act (CAA) to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “Despite its name, the legislation would actually systematically weaken the Clean Air Act without a single improvement, undermine Americans’ 46-year right to healthy air based on medical science, and […]
  • H. R. 78, SEC Regulatory Accountability Act - This bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to:. before issuing a regulation under the securities laws, identify the nature and source of the problem that the proposed regulation is designed to address; adopt a regulation only upon a reasoned determination that its benefits justify its costs; identify and […]
  • H. R. 772, Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise the nutritional information that restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrient content disclosure statement on the menu or menu board must include: (1) the number of calories contained in the whole menu item; (2) the number of servings and number of […]
  • H. R. 725, Innocent Party Protection Act. - This bill amends procedures under which federal courts determine whether a case that was removed from a state court to a federal court on the basis of a diversity of citizenship among the parties may be remanded back to state court upon a motion opposed on fraudulent joinder grounds that: (1) one or more defendants […]
  • H. R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 - This bill makes permanent the prohibition on the use of federal funds, including funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions in this bill, and current prohibitions, do not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers […]
  • H. R. 6311, To amend Internal Revenue Code and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. - This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan. NOTE: Two of the 3 […]
  • H. R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. - This bill Provides FY2019 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you […]
  • H. R. 5645, Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018. - This bill To amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide that the Federal Trade Commission shall exercise authority with respect to mergers only under the Clayton Act and only in the same procedural manner as the Attorney General exercises such authority. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “This bill […]
  • H. R. 5247, Right to Try Act of 2018 - Full Title: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018. Bill Summary: From the text of the bill: To authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death […]
  • H. R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017 - “This bill would aim to increase the information available to Congress & the public about federal mandates in proposed bills and regulations. It’d require agencies to measure a proposed rule’s annual effect on the economy, not just “expenditures”, and to conduct an Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) analysis unless a law expressly prohibits them doing […]
  • H. R. 5, Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 - This bill revises federal rule-making procedures under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to require a federal agency to make all preliminary and final factual determinations based on evidence and to consider: (1) the legal authority under which a rule may be proposed; (2) the specific nature and significance of the problem the agency may address […]
  • H. R. 4760, Securing America’s Future Act of 2018. - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise immigrant visa allocation provisions, including family-related visas. A nonimmigrant classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens is created. The diversity visa program is eliminated. Annual immigration levels are revised. The limit on the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants is increased. The H-2C visa temporary agricultural […]
  • H. R. 4545, Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act. - This bill amends the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to:  set deadlines for final examination reports and exit interviews of a financial institution by a federal financial regulatory agency, and establish the Office of Independent Examination Review to adjudicate appeals and investigate complaints from financial institutions concerning examination reports. The bill also requires the […]
  • H. R. 4324, Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act. - To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “These reports are intended to prevent the U.S. from allowing Iran to purchase commercial airliners which is allowed under the […]
  • H. R. 4296, To Place Requirements on Operational Risk Capital Requirements for Banking Organizations Established by an Appropriate Federal Banking Agency - This bill would prohibit federal banking agencies from establishing an operational-risk capital requirement (i.e. money & non-cash assets that have to be held in reserve) for banks unless the requirement: 1) is based on, and is appropriately sensitive to, current risks; 2) is determined under a forward-looking assessment of potential losses — rather than only considering historic […]
  • H. R. 4293, Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to modify testing requirements applicable to bank holding companies and certain nonbank financial companies, including by: (1) establishing limitations on Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review by the Federal Reserve Board, (2) reducing the frequency of stress testing from semiannual to annual, and (3) […]
  • H. R. 4263, Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Securities Act of 1933 to increase the amount of securities (like stock) companies can offer and sell over a 12 month period while being exempt from some disclosure and registration requirements under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation A+ from $50 million to $75 million. It would require the SEC to adjust […]
  • H. R. 4182, EQUALS Act of 2017. - This bill amends title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would double the probationary period for all federal employees in the competitive or senior executive service, […]
  • H. R. 4061, Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council, in determining whether a nonbank financial company shall be designated as systematically important and consequently be supervised by the Federal Reserve Board and subject to prudential standards, to consider the appropriateness of imposing such standards as opposed to other forms of regulation to mitigate […]
  • H. R. 4015, Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017 - “This bill would require proxy advisory firms to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and subject them to certain rules and reporting requirements. Publicly traded companies are required to issue proxy statements to shareholders before voting on corporate actions — like electing company directors and approving compensation packages. Proxy advisory firms advise a […]
  • H. R. 3971, Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to create a safe harbor from requirements for an escrow or impound account for the payment of taxes and hazard insurance in the case of mortgage loans made by a creditor with consolidated assets of $25 billion or less that holds the loan on its balance sheet […]
  • H. R. 3922, Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capital rate of growth in Medicare spending. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “CHIP and the Community Health Centers program and other […]
  • H. R. 3905, Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act - The purpose of H.R. 3905, also known as the MINER Act,  is to require Congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, and to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values […]
  • H. R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. - Bill Summary: This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid […]
  • H. R. 3697, Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make an alien: (1) inadmissible if a consular officer, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or the Department of Justice (DOJ) knows or has reason to believe that such person is or has been a member of a criminal gang or has participated in criminal gang […]
  • H. R. 36, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President’s term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together […]
  • H. R. 3441, Save Local Business Act. - This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that a person may be considered a joint employer in relation to an employee only if such person directly, actually, and immediately, and not in a limited and routine manner, exercises significant control over the essential terms […]
  • H. R. 3354, Appropriations Act, 2018 - The bill provides annual appropriations for most of the Department of the Interior, including: the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program (PILT), the Bureau […]
  • H. R. 3326, World Bank Accountability Act of 2017. - “This bill — known as the World Bank Accountability Act — would authorize the appropriation of about $3.3 billion over the 2018-2020 period for the United States’ share of the 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA), which is part of the World Bank. The Secretary of the Treasury would be required to withhold […]
  • H. R. 3312, Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017 - Bill Summary From the bill: To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes. Bill Sponsor: Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) Why Jason Lewis’ Vote Is Against Our Values “There needs to be stricter regulation on big banks after […]
  • H. R. 3299, Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to state that bank loans that are valid when made as to their maximum rate of interest in accordance with federal law shall remain valid with respect to that rate regardless of whether […]
  • H. R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 - This bill provides FY2018 appropriations for several federal agencies. The bill includes 4 of the 12 regular FY2018 appropriations bills, including: the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018; the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018; the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018; and the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations […]
  • H. R. 3144, To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System. - Full title: To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Bureau of Reclamation, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate the Federal Columbia River Power System […]
  • H. R. 3043, Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. - To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposes. H.R. 3043 would modernize the regulatory permitting process and encourage the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promoting new hydropower infrastructure; requiring balanced, timely decision making; and reducing duplicative oversight. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would increase […]
  • H. R. 3004, Kate’s Law - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise provisions relating to the reentry of removed aliens. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “While it is nominally an “immigration” bill, its principal aim relates to criminal justice—namely, an increase in the maximum sentences for immigrants who reenter the country illegally after a […]
  • H. R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit any federal, state, or local government or any individual from prohibiting any government entity, official, or employee from complying with the immigration laws or cooperating with federal law enforcement of such laws. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The federal government should give […]
  • H. R. 2954, Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act - “This bill would exempt financial institutions that originate less than 500 closed-end mortgage loans or less than 500 open-end lines of credit annually from recordkeeping and disclosure requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Currently, institutions are required to periodically report to financial regulators about the number and dollar value of closed-end mortgages and […]
  • H. R. 2936, Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017. - To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes. (Source: Congress.Gov) Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts […]
  • H. R. 2910, Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act - This bill expands the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act as the lead agency for the purpose of coordinating all applicable federal authorizations and environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) with respect to authorizing a natural gas pipeline project under the Natural Gas Act. Why Jason […]
  • H. R. 2883, Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act - This bill prohibits any person from constructing, connecting, operating, or maintaining a border-crossing facility for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity across an international border of the United States without obtaining a certificate of crossing. No presidential permit as required under specified executive orders shall be necessary for the construction, connection, […]
  • H. R. 2874, 21st Century Flood Reform Act - This bill amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to change annual limits on premium increases for insurance obtained through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  FEMA must allow a Write Your Own company to sell private flood insurance. (A Write Your Own company writes and services federal standard flood insurance policies in its […]
  • H. R. 2824, Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children/Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act - This bill amends title V (Maternal and Child Health Services) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to reauthorize through FY2022, and otherwise revise, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.. Under current law, grantees were required, after three years of program implementation, to demonstrate improvement in specified benchmark areas. The bill requires grantees to continue, in subsequent years, to track and demonstrate […]
  • H. R. 2792, Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017. - This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under those titles to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or […]
  • H. R. 26, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 - This bill states that its purpose is to increase accountability for and transparency in the federal regulatory process by requiring Congress to approve all new major regulations. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. Under the REINS Act, Congress would second-guess agency expertise and science on food safety, worker safety, air pollution, water contamination, […]
  • H. R. 2579, Broader Options for Americans Act - This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would only become law if the AHCA were to be enacted, and as a result it should be opposed even if tax […]
  • H. R. 2396, Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act - This bill would exempt financial institutions from the requirement to annually disclose their policies and practices regarding customers’ private personal information if they meet specific criteria. Specifically, a financial institution would be exempt if they: 1) Haven’t changed their policies since their most recent disclosure; 2) Make those policies available online and upon request through […]
  • H. R. 238, Commodity End-User Relief Act - This bill reauthorizes through FY2021, and revises provisions related to, operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In addition, the bill amends the Commodity Exchange Act to direct registered futures associations to require their futures commission merchant members to meet certain procedural and reporting requirements. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. The […]
  • H. R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 - This bill requires the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project in California to be operated pursuant to the water quality standards and operational constraints described in the “Principles for Agreement on the Bay-Delta Standards Between the State of California and the Federal Government” dated December 15, 1994. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts […]
  • H. R. 2201, Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act. - This bill amends the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from: (1) state regulation of securities offerings, and (2) federal prohibitions related to interstate solicitation. The exempted micro-offerings must meet all of the following requirements: the purchaser has a substantive pre-existing relationship with the issuer, during the 12-month period preceding the transaction there are no more than 35 purchasers […]
  • H. R. 218, King Cove Road Land Exchange Act - This bill declares that, if the state of Alaska offers to convey to the Department of the Interior 43,093 acres of state-owned land, Interior shall convey to Alaska, in exchange, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and 131 acres of federal land within the Izembek Wilderness, for purposes of: (1) […]
  • H. R. 21, Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President’s term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together […]
  • H. R. 200, Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management - This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2022 the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Revisions are made to: (1) requirements for fishery management plans for overfished fisheries; and (2) catch limit requirements, including by authorizing Regional Fishery Management Councils to consider changes in an ecosystem and the economic needs of the fishing communities when establishing […]
  • H. R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. - This bill (commonly known as the farm bill) reauthorizes through FY2023 and modifies Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that address: commodity support, conservation, trade and international food aid, nutrition assistance, farm credit, rural development, research and extension activities, forestry, horticulture, and crop insurance. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “The Agriculture and Nutrition Act, H.R. 2, threatens millions of rural and urban Americans, particularly […]
  • H. R. 1699, Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to specify that a retailer of manufactured housing is generally not a “mortgage originator” subject to requirements under that Act. Similarly, the bill amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to specify that such a retailer is generally not a “loan […]
  • H. R. 1654, Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act - This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for purposes of coordinating all reviews, permits, licenses, or other approvals or decisions (reviews) required under federal law to construct new surface water storage projects in the states covered under the Reclamation Act on lands administered by the Department of the Interior or the […]
  • H. R. 1638, Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act - This bill requires the Department of the Treasury, in furtherance of efforts to prevent the financing of terrorism, money laundering, or related illicit finance and to make financial institutions’ required compliance with remaining sanctions more easily understood, to submit within 270 days and annually thereafter for the next two years a report regarding: the funds […]
  • H. R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017 - [Excerpts from this bill’s lengthy summary] TITLE I–ENERGY AND COMMERCE…Subtitle A–Patient Access to Public Health Programs…Subtitle B–Medicaid Program Enhancement…Subtitle C–Per Capita Allotment For Medical Assistance…Subtitle D–Patent Relief And Health Insurance Market Stability…Subtitle E–Implementation Funding…TITLE II–COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS…Subtitle A–Repeal And Replace of Health-Related Tax Policy…Subtitle B–Repeal Of Certain Consumer Taxes…Subtitle C–Repeal of Tanning Tax…Subtitle […]
  • H. R. 1431, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to revise the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines for participation in board advisory activities, and terms of office. The board provides scientific advice to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This bill requires the board to independently provide […]
  • H. R. 1430, Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (HONEST Act). - This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent […]
  • H. R. 1259, VA Accountability First Act of 2017. - This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a senior executive position, for reasons of performance or misconduct. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The rules that constrain federal agencies from easily firing, […]
  • H. R. 1215, Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 - This bill establishes provisions governing health care lawsuits where coverage for the care was provided or subsidized by the federal government, including through a subsidy or tax benefit. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would limit the legal rights of injured patients and families of those killed by negligent health care. […]
  • H. R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. - This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms […]
  • H. R. 115, Thin Blue Line Act - This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values “Though troubled and saddened by the recent attacks on law enforcement officials, we […]
  • H. R. 1119, Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act (SENSE Act). - This bill eases emission limits for hazardous air pollutants from electric utility steam generating units (electric power plants) that convert coal refuse into energy. The Environmental Protection Agency must allow utilities to select a standard for either hydrogen chloride or sulfur dioxide with which to comply from a list of specified standards. Why Jason Lewis’ […]
  • H. R. 1101, Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for the establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans sponsored by business associations. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would leave small businesses and their workers vulnerable to unaffordable health insurance […]
  • H. R. 1039, Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 - This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person (i.e., a person other than the probationer) without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe the person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer engaged in the performance of official duties. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with […]
  • H. R. 1009, OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act. - This bill codifies and revises the centralized regulatory review process, currently required under executive order, to require the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget to: (1) chair the Regulatory Working Group that assists agencies with regulatory issues, (2) publish a unified agenda of each agency’s regulations that […]
  • H. R. 1004, Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017. - This bill directs each executive agency to make publicly available on the agency website or in the rule-making docket on Regulations.gov a list of pending agency regulatory actions and for each such action: the date the agency began to develop or consider the action, its status, an estimate of the date it will be final and […]
  • H. J. Res. 66, Disapproving rule for savings arrangements for non-governmental employees. - The rule describes circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with automatic enrollment would not give rise to the establishment of employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 [ERISA]. It provides guidance to states designing the programs to reduce the risk of ERISA preemption of state laws and […]
  • H. J. Res. 41, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers - This joint resolution nullifies the “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” rule finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 2016. (The rule, mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requires resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or […]
  • H. J. Res. 38, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. - This joint resolution nullifies the Stream Protection Rule finalized by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 20, 2016. The rule addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. […]
  • H. J. Res. 2, Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment. - This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. The amendment requires a three-fifths roll […]
  • H. J. Res 83, Disapproving rule to Maintain Accurate Records of Recordable Injury/Illness. - This joint resolution nullifies the Department of Labor’s rule that was published on December 19, 2016, about employers’ ongoing obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “It makes sense to allow OSHA to cite employers for violations in their workplace safety records over a […]
  • H. J. Res 69, disapproval of rule relating to Wildlife/Public Participation on Refuges in Alaska. - This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on August 5, 2016, relating to non-subsistence takings of wildlife and public participation and closure procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The federal government has an interest in promoting “natural diversity” in Alaska’s national wildlife […]
  • H. J. Res 58, Disapproval of the rule relating to teacher preparation issues. - This joint resolution nullifies the “Teacher Preparation Issues” rule finalized by the Department of Education on October 31, 2016. The rule implements requirements related to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The Dept. of Education’s […]