Upcoming Votes 2018-07-26T11:07:06+00:00

Upcoming Votes

H.R. 4508, PROSPER Act

Bill Summary: From the text of the bill: To support students in completing an affordable postsecondary education that will prepare them to enter the workforce with the skills they need for lifelong success. Bill Sponsor: Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Cosponsors: Jason Lewis and 20 additional Republicans; no Democrats. Why This Bill Is Against Progressive Values: On […]

H. R. 24, Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017

Bill Summary: This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete, within 12 months, an audit of the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve banks. In addition, the bill allows the GAO to audit the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve banks with respect to: (1) international financial transactions; (2) deliberations, decisions, or actions on monetary […]

H. R. 453, Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017.

Bill Summary: This bill delays by three years the date by which manufacturers, owners, and operators of new residential wood heaters, including residential hydronic heaters (wood-fired boilers) and forced-air furnaces, must comply with emission standards promulgated under the Clean Air Act. Sponsor: Colin Peterson (D-MN) Cosponsors: Jason Lewis and 16 additional Republicans; 4 Democrats. Why […]

H. R. 3832, Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act

Bill Summary: This bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall query such network.  The bill aims to reduce opioid addiction by directing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) […]

H.R. 2997, 21st Century AIRR Act

Bill Summary: This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six years, enacts some consumer reforms, funds airport infrastructure and transitions the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system from federal control to an independent, not-for-profit corporation. Bill Sponsor: Bill Shuster (R-PA) Why This Bill Is Against Progressive Values: Jason Lewis is cosponsoring a bill that “will […]

H. R. 986, Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017

Summary: As stated in the bill, the purpose is “To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act [NLRA].” The bill achieves its purpose by changing the NLRA’s definition of “employer.” The definition would be changed such that “any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an […]