May 24, 2019: Democrats In Congress Are Getting Things Done. Trump and Republicans Are Just Ignoring Them.

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But on major policy issues — like health care and infrastructure, or even bipartisan ones like net neutrality or the Equal Pay Act — Democrats’ bills are continuing to languish in the Senate. Here’s a list of bills and resolutions the House has passed so far.

Health care

  1. HR 259 — Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019
  2. House Resolution 271 — Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care
  3. HR 986 — Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019
  4. HR 987 — Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act
  5. HR 1520, the Purple Book Continuity Act (bill aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs)
  6. HR 1503, the Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 (bill aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs)

Civil rights

  1. HR 1 — For the People Act of 2019
  2. HR 5 — Equality Act
  3. HR 7 — Paycheck Fairness Act
  4. HR 124 — Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals

Gun control

  1. HR 8 — Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
  2. HR 1112 — Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

Environment

  1. HR 9 — Climate Action Now Act
  2. HR 1331 — Local Water Protection Act
  3. S 47 — National Resources Management Act
  4. HR 2578 — National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019

Military/foreign affairs

  1. HR 840 — Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act
  2. HJ Res. 37 — Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress
  3. SJ Res. 7 — To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress
  4. HR 31 — Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019
  5. HJ Res. 30 — Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation

Mueller report

  1. H.Con.Res. 24 — Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.

Other legislation

  1. HR 1585 — Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
  2. HR 1500 — Consumers First Act
  3. HR 1994 — SECURE Act
  4. HR 1644 — Save the Internet Act of 2019
  5. HR 2157 — Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019
  6. HR 269 — Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019
  7. HR 251 — Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act
  8. S 24 — Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019
  9. HR 430 — TANF Extension Act of 2019
  10. Concurring in the Senate Amendments to HR 251 — Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard Program Extension Act
  11. HR 790 — Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
  12. HJ Res. 46 — Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019
  13. H Res. 183 — Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States, as amended
  14. H Res. 194 — Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1644 and H.R. 2021
  15. HR 2480 — Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
  16. HR 375 — To amend the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes (also known as the “Carcieri Fix”)

Votes to end the government shutdown

  1. HR 21 — Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes
  2. HJ Res. 1 — Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes
  3. HR 265 — Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
  4. HR 267 — Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
  5. HR 266 — Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
  6. HR 268 — Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (Disaster Supplemental and short-term continuing resolution through Feb. 8)
  7. HR 264 — Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act
  8. HJ Res. 28 — Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Short-term continuing resolution through Feb. 28)
  9. HR 648 — Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Six conferenced bills minibus)
  10. HJ Res. 31 — Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019 (Short-term homeland continuing resolution through Feb. 28)
  11. Conference Report to Accompany HJ Res 31 – Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes

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