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Voting Record, 2019

Rep. Kuster co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

Candidate's Website, 2018

"'I support real tax reform that starts with middle class families and small businesses,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'Unfortunately, the plan forced through Congress by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell is a missed opportunity that overwhelmingly benefits corporate special interests at the expense of the majority of Americans. The fact that provisions for the middle class expire while those for corporate special interests are permanent makes clear Congressional Republicans' priorities.'"

Candidate's Website, 2020

"Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s Medicaid block grant guidance that threatens coverage and access to care for vulnerable Americans:

"'The Trump Administration’s sabotage of health care for millions of Americans continues with this attack on some of our most vulnerable individuals. The Administration’s new block grant guidance is a reckless attempt to cut Medicaid and it will be devastating to Granite Staters in the midst of an opioid epidemic.'"

Candidate's Website, 2016

"I am a cosponsor of legislation (H.R. 1869) to adopt a two-year budget cycle for the federal government. Following the example set by New Hampshire and other states, this bill would free up more time for congress to conduct oversight and ensure tax dollars are spent wisely or not at all."

Candidate's Facebook Page, 2017

"I'm deeply disappointed by President Trump's decision to end DACA, which allows people brought to the United States as children the opportunity to work legally and live without fear of deportation. The young people protected by DACA are contributing to our nation in countless ways: they are serving in our military, paying taxes, and helping to create jobs and grow our economy. Diversity strengthens our fabric as a nation and this ill-advised decision is nothing more than political pandering that will hurt real people and families. Congress must act as soon as possible to reform our broken immigration system and extend protections to Dreamers across the country, including the hundreds in New Hampshire."

Candidate's Website, 2015

"Where investments are needed, we can strip away decades of corporate subsidies, tax breaks, and sweetheart deals. Where taxes come into play, I believe our economy will grow again if we invest in our future by letting the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans expire and use those funds to cut payroll taxes for every working American and every business that employs a worker."

Candidate's Website, 2017

"The Affordable Care Act gave Granite Staters access to healthcare, and it guaranteed that essential benefits would be covered in their plans. The importance of having access to mental health services and substance use treatment cannot be overstated. Sadly, the Republican healthcare bills would strip the requirement that these services be included in coverage. We know there are improvements that can be made to our current system, but we can't do this at the expense of those who need this care the most."

Voting Record, 2022

Rep. Kuster voted in favor of the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act," a law enforcement reform bill that would restrict qualified immunity, among many other changes.

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Requiring a simple background check for all gun sales has widespread support and is an important part of keeping deadly weapons out of the hands of dangerous criminals. Right now, a MS13 gang member or an individual with a history of violent domestic abuse can go online or to a gun-show and easily buy a gun without a background check. That just doesn't make sense. The bipartisan legislation we passed in the House today would expand background checks while respecting the Second Amendment rights of lawful, responsible gun owners. I urge the Senate to keep our communities safe and act on this legislation on behalf of the American people."

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"Today, as the final installment of the #ChildTaxCredit hit bank accounts across NH, moms & advocates shared how their families used the tax cut.

"From child care to fresh foods, the Child Tax Credit is a lifeline for families – that’s why I’m working to extend it."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"'As an adoption attorney for 25 years, I understand that the decision to end a pregnancy is deeply personal and difficult and should be made in consultation with one's family and doctor, not the government,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'The fact of the matter is that abortions occurring after 20 weeks are exceedingly rare and this legislation would endanger women who are seeking such services for serious medical reasons. This bill is nothing more than an attempt to rollback women's access to comprehensive reproductive services.'"

Candidate's Website, 2017

"This evening, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), who served as an adoption attorney for 25 years, voted against legislation that would have limited women’s access to safe and legal abortion.

"As an adoption attorney for 25 years, I understand that the decision to end a pregnancy is deeply personal and difficult and should be made in consultation with one's family and doctor, not the government,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'The fact of the matter is that abortions occurring after 20 weeks are exceedingly rare and this legislation would endanger women who are seeking such services for serious medical reasons. This bill is nothing more than an attempt to rollback women's access to comprehensive reproductive services.'"

Candidate's Website, 2015

"The federal funding that Planned Parenthood receives does not pay for abortions, and I am astonished that my Republican colleagues have decided to halt funding, which in reality supports a myriad of crucial services that women across the country rely on from Planned Parenthood, from cancer screenings and flu vaccinations to birth control prescriptions and general health care services."

Other, 2014

I tend to lean toward this being a state issue."

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Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2019

"This is the longest period in U.S. history w/out an increase to the minimum wage.

"Today I voted YES for the #RaiseTheWageAct to give families across America a raise and:

"Lift 1.3M Americans out of poverty

"Increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025

"Give up 33M people a raise"

Candidate's Website, 2020

"Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 in the case of June Medical Services v. Russo to overturn an unconstitutional Louisiana law restricting access to reproductive health care:

"'Today’s Supreme Court ruling is an important victory for women and their doctors. The fact is that Louisiana's admitting privileges law, and similar efforts in other states, have nothing to do with protecting patients' health. Instead, they are solely designed to gut access to abortion and reproductive health care even as Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly a half-century. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to once again affirm a woman's constitutional right to make her own personal and private reproductive health care decisions. However, despite today’s ruling, this right is still far from secure and remains under attack from the Trump Administration, Congressional Republicans, and some state governments. It is more important than ever for Congress to enact legislation ensuring women have equal access to care and retain their right to make their own health care choices.'"

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"This year, I helped pass the Women’s Health Protection Act—legislation to codify the constitutional right to an abortion established in Roe v. Wade.

"Regardless of SCOTUS’s decision, it's essential we get this bill signed into law to permanently protect reproductive freedoms."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"At a time when America needs to move towards a clean energy economy that is less dependent on fossil fuels, your department's proposal to rapidly expand oil and gas exploration is a move in the wrong direction and fails to consider the rising ocean levels and marine life migrations that have been attributed to climate change."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Kuster's support for the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act is part of her larger effort to encourage smart energy practices that save money for consumers and help businesses create jobs for the middle class. She is a member of the High Performance Buildings Caucus and a cosponsor of H.R. 1616, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, companion legislation to an innovative, bipartisan energy efficiency initiative developed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Rob Portman (OH)."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"At a time when America needs to move towards a clean energy economy that is less dependent on fossil fuels, your department's proposal to rapidly expand oil and gas exploration is a move in the wrong direction and fails to consider the rising ocean levels and marine life migrations that have been attributed to climate change."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"I am a cosponsor of the Prioritizing Energy-Efficient Renewables Act of 2015 (H.R. 3733). Sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, this bill would make permanent the production tax credit (PTC) for wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and marine renewable energy production, while repealing the tax deductions for oil and gas development. I also helped introduce the New Energy of America Act (H.R. 2412), which would extend through 2021 two important tax credits for residential and commercial solar energy development: the section 25D tax credit for residential energy efficiency and the section 48 commercial investment tax credit (ITC). Additionally, I signed a letter led by Rep. Tsongas (D-MA) and Rep. David Price (D-NC) to the Secretary of the Interior in opposition to opening portions of the Atlantic coast for offshore oil and gas drilling."

Candidate's Website, 2017

"'I support real tax reform that starts with middle class families and small businesses,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'Unfortunately, the plan forced through Congress by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell is a missed opportunity that overwhelmingly benefits corporate special interests at the expense of the majority of Americans. The fact that provisions for the middle class expire while those for corporate special interests are permanent makes clear Congressional Republicans' priorities.'"

Candidate's Website, 2018

"'This aggressive approach is not working,' Kuster said. 'It’s not like these countries are going to just sit back and take the tariffs. They’re going to have retaliatory tariffs back on us. And then, when you go to try to sell the finished product abroad, it will jack the price up and you won’t have any sales.'"

Candidate's Website, 2015

"We must continue working with our allies to defeat ISIS without endangering American lives in another civil war, and I will continue listening closely to the advice of military advisors and intelligence officials. Additionally, I continue to support expanded targeted airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, so that, along with our allies, we may disrupt ISIS' ability to coordinate global terror attacks."

Candidate's Facebook Page, 2019

"The facts are clear and uncontested. President Trump has abused the power of the presidency for his own personal gain at the expense of our national security and the integrity of our 2020 election.

"President Trump continues to solicit foreign interference in our upcoming eleciton, which is a direct threat to our democracy and the sanctity of every American's vote.

"I believe that the president has violated his oath of office and his actions represent a clear and present danger that he will continue to abuse his power for his own political gain.

"If there is information that clears President Trump of wrongdoing, he should provide it to Congress and to the American people. Instead, he continues to block witnesses from testifying and to stonewall the investigation in order to cover up his misconduct.

"Unfortunately, President Trump has left us no choice. As members of Congress, we took an oath to protect our Constitution, and we must ensure that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"I know the future of New Hampshire's economy depends on continued investments in cutting-edge research. That is why I am fighting to expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit, an essential tool that helps maintain our nation's leadership in the global innovation economy."

Candidate's Website, 2016

"Our roads, bridges, airports, electrical grid, and other components of our national infrastructure are the foundation on which our economy is built. For American businesses to expand and hire, we must repair and strengthen the shared infrastructure needed to transport goods, people, and power. That is why I am a cosponsor of the Partnership to Build America Act (H.R. 2084), bipartisan legislation to leverage private investments to fund an Infrastructure Bank for financing public works projects."

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"This week, the House passed legislation to ban oil & gas drilling off the Atlantic, Pacific & Florida Gulf coasts and in the Arctic Nat’l Wildlife Refuge.

"Proud to support bipartisan action to protect our environment & coastal communities from offshore drilling."

Candidate's Website, 2015

Supports expanding the Veterans Choice Card program to allow veterans in New Hampshire to get care at private health care facilities.

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"Guns are the number one killer of children in America—we can & must prevent gun violence while protecting the rights of responsible gun owners.

"Proud to help pass the #ProtectingOurKidsAct & I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this slate of measures to #EndGunViolence."

Candidate's Website, 2015

"Where investments are needed, we can strip away decades of corporate subsidies, tax breaks, and sweetheart deals. Where taxes come into play, I believe our economy will grow again if we invest in our future by letting the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans expire and use those funds to cut payroll taxes for every working American and every business that employs a worker."

WMUR, 2018

"One of the strange anomalies right now is that all of the funding that we put into NIH, the Institute of Health and the CDC Centers for Disease Control, we do not allow the the interests who study the impact of marijuana for pain medication, nausea, cancer. I want to see those types of studies done before we make a decision liek federal declassification of marijuana."

Other, 2017

"Rep. Annie Kuster 'supports the goal of universal health coverage,' but is also not backing Sanders's proposals, a spokesman said Wednesday, who added that the congresswoman has instead proposed a 'buy-in' option to allow those 55 and older to purchase Medicare."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced her support of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. This legislation would expand access to Medicare to allow people aged 50 to 64 to buy into the program and authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate volume discounts on prescription drugs.

"'I've spoken with Granite Staters throughout my district about the need to improve access to healthcare and lower the costs of care and prescription drugs,' said Kuster. 'We know that the vast majority of people who use the Medicare program are happy with its service and I believe opening up enrollment to a larger segment of the population will offer an affordable, quality care option for people nearing retirement age in New Hampshire and across the country. I'm committed to working with my colleagues to push back against President Trump’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and will continue to focus on ways to improve access to health care for all Americans.'"

Candidate's Website, 2017

President Trump's border wall ... is a boondoggle that will do nothing to address our broken immigration system."

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Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"I've been heartened to see the outpouring of support for Ukraine in the weeks since Russia began its invasion.

"Tonight I voted to advance additional military, medical & humanitarian aid for Ukraine & send a clear message to Putin: America is unwavering in our support of Ukraine."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"'To date federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic has not reflected the scope of the crisis in the Granite State,' said Congresswoman Kuster, the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin and Opioid Task Force. 'This increased funding that our delegation has fought for will enable those on the front lines of the crisis to strengthen their critical work that continues to save lives every day. But our job is not done and I will continue to advocate strongly for the funding and policy changes that will help us end this crisis.'"

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) this evening voted in favor of legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

'Today we sent a strong message to President Putin and his authoritarian regime that interference in our elections and intimidation of Russia's neighbors will not be tolerated,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'The United States intelligence community has confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election and we need to take proactive steps to safeguard our election systems. That's why I continue to support passage of the Protecting our Democracy Act, legislation that would form a commission to examine Russia's interference in our elections and provide recommendations for how to protect future elections.'

"'I'm also pleased that this legislation will target Iran for its support of terrorist groups and North Korea for its reckless nuclear program,' Kuster continued. 'We are strongest as a nation when we speak in one clear voice as we have today.'"

Candidate's Website, 2015

"The NSA is clearly in need of significant reform that will better safeguard our constitutionally-protected right to privacy. Unlike previous efforts that would have only temporarily defunded specific NSA activities, the USA FREEDOM Act would make comprehensive reforms that will bring greater transparency and accountability to intelligence programs. That's the right way to begin restoring a more responsible balance between preserving our national security and protecting our privacy."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"Kuster is an original cosponsor of the Social Security 2100 Act, which would provide an across-the-board benefit increase for current and future beneficiaries, ensure the annual cost of living adjustment reflects the needs of seniors, and prevent any senior who works their whole life from retiring into poverty. To help ensure solvency, the Social Security 2100 Act requires millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share in payroll taxes."

Candidate's Website, 2014

"Kuster said she supports raising the payroll tax cap so that wealthy Americans will pay their fair share rather than leaving the burden on middle class families."

Candidate's Website, 2013

"Together with Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security has lifted millions of Americans out of poverty. Rather than raising the retirement age, we must reinforce these essential programs through practical reforms."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Kuster was one of the first Members of Congress to propose a comprehensive plan to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act. She knows the ACA is not perfect, which is why she is working to improve the law. And she's willing to work with members of both parties to propose common sense solutions to bring down healthcare costs. She sponsored the bill to fix the 'family glitch' and make family health coverage more affordable, and cosponsored legislation to expand tax credits so small businesses can more easily afford to provide health care for their employees. ... Annie opposes efforts to completely throw out the health care reform law, which would increase pharmaceutical costs for seniors and reinstate discrimination against women and patients with preexisting conditions, and she is committed to fixing remaining problems with the law and increasing competition."

Candidate's Website, 2013

"The Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law and I am committed to improving it, but make no mistake: we cannot go back to the days when insurance companies were free to deny coverage to those with preexisting conditions or drop people from their plans just because they get sick. I will continue to work with anybody who is serious about making this law work and ensuring that Granite Staters have access to the quality, affordable care they deserve."

Other, 2015

"Early on, she voted for several measures that would weaken the Dodd-Frank act; only recently has she taken a firm stance against efforts to ease provisions of Dodd-Frank."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) this evening voted in favor of legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

'Today we sent a strong message to President Putin and his authoritarian regime that interference in our elections and intimidation of Russia's neighbors will not be tolerated,' said Congresswoman Kuster. 'The United States intelligence community has confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election and we need to take proactive steps to safeguard our election systems. That's why I continue to support passage of the Protecting our Democracy Act, legislation that would form a commission to examine Russia's interference in our elections and provide recommendations for how to protect future elections.'

"'I'm also pleased that this legislation will target Iran for its support of terrorist groups and North Korea for its reckless nuclear program,' Kuster continued. 'We are strongest as a nation when we speak in one clear voice as we have today.'"

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2022

"Proud to introduce the bipartisan Opportunities for Heroes Act w/ @RepBrianFitz to provide $25,000 in student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers including first responders, health care workers, grocery store employees & more."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"I am committed to protecting our students and middle class families from the rising cost of college and student loan interest rates. To keep quality education within reach for middle class families, I cosponsored the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act (H.R. 1713), which would incentivize employer development of student loan repayment assistance plans. In addition, I cosponsored the Creating Higher Education Affordability to Compete Economically (CHANCE) Act (H.R. 5310), legislation that would expand Pell Grant eligibility and increase the maximum Pell award, among other changes. As a proud member of the Congressional TRIO Caucus, I have also advocated for robust funding for TRIO, which serves low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. I have also supported the Perkins Loan program, which provides low-interest loans to students, and Pell Grants. In addition, I was pleased that the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit toward the cost of a student's tuition in exchange for 100 hours of community service, was recently made permanent. By making this credit permanent, as I had advocated, we have taken an important step in improving college access and affordability."

WMUR, 2018

"What I think we should do is use the New England example, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, that's been so successful. My opponent doesn't think it's urgent. I think it's very urgent."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon, and defending the national security of the United States and our allies, must be the ultimate goal of U.S. foreign policy toward the Iran. Unfortunately, I do not believe that President Trump's decision today furthers that goal and instead raises the risk of an Iranian regime with nuclear capabilities that threatens the safety and wellbeing of all Americans. The Iran nuclear deal created strict oversight that allows for inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency and has near universal support from our allies. Rather than walk away, we should continue to work with our allies to ensure Iran's compliance with the deal. Iran's threatening behavior toward Israel, support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad and backing of terrorist organizations in Lebanon and elsewhere is completely unacceptable but abandoning our commitments will only strengthen Iran's destabilizing role in the region and undermine our ability to address these serious challenges."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement will cede American leadership on this issue and end our commitment to fighting to avert the worst consequences of climate change. We're already seeing the impact of climate change in New Hampshire and failure to act will threaten our environment and our economy. I call on President Trump to reverse course on this terrible decision. Americans want action and the world agrees the time to act is now."

Voting Record

H R 2377 (2022)

Federal "red flag" bill. This would create a federal "extreme risk protection order" that blocks someone from purchasing a firearm if the court rules they are a risk to themselves or others. 

H R 7688 (2022)

Gives the federal government new powers to fine companies for setting "unconscionably excessive" fuel prices.

H R 3617 (2022)

Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. Decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level.

H R 7910 (2022)

A large gun control bill. Among other things, this legislation prohibits some firearm purchases for people under age 21, establishes new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking, regulates bump stocks, and prohibits large capacity magazines.

H R 6833 (2022)
Cap what diabetic patients with commercial health insurance pay for insulin at $35 per month.
H R 5376 (2021)

"Build Back Better Act," a roughly $2.2 trillion spending package covering everything from universal public preschool, to child tax credits, to paid family and medical leave, to tax credits for electric cars and solar panels. The bill would also impose a 15% corporate minimum tax, a 15% minimum tax on foreign corporate profits, and other tax and IRS reforms.

H R 3233 (2021)
Establishes the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex.
H R 1065 (2021)
Requires employers with more than 15 employees to provide "reasonable accommodations" for pregnant employees.
H R 51 (2021)
Admits Washington, D.C. as a state.
H R 5746 (2021)

Implements certain election procedures across the states, such as automatic and same-day registration, vote-by-mail, and early voting. This bill also increases federal oversight of state voting laws.

H Res 24 (2021)

House impeachment charging President Trump with a pattern of "efforts to subvert and obstruct" the completion of the 2020 election and "inciting violence," referring to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

H R 3005
Removes the bust of former Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from the U.S. Capitol building and replaces it with a bust of former Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall.
H R 1280 (2021)
Law enforcement reform bill drafted by Democratic representatives. Among many provisions, this bill would establish a federal registry of police misconduct complaints and disciplinary actions, restrict qualified immunity for police officers, require state and local law enforcement agencies that receive federal funding to adopt anti-discrimination policies and training programs, prohibit no-knock warrants in federal drug investigations, and so on.
H R 842 (2021)

Overhaul of federal labor laws. For example, this bill bars employers from retaliating against unionization efforts, overrides state Right-to-Work laws, lowers the bar for contractors to prove they are employees under federal law, etc.

H R 3684 (2021)

Bipartisan federal infrastructure investment bill, covering highways, water infrastructure, broadband, passenger rail, electric vehicle charging stations, and more.

H R 1319 (2021)

"American Rescue Plan Act," providing funding related to COVID-19 as well as other priorities. For example, this bill provides for emergency rental assistance, raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour, provides one-time $1,400 payments to individuals, etc.  The Senate removed the $15 minimum wage increase, due in part to concerns this would violate budget process laws.

H R 3755 (2021)

Limits state restrictions on abortion.  For example, this bill prohibits limitations on abortions pre-viability.

H R 1 (2021)

Federal voting rights bill covering many diverse areas.  This bill requires states to allow same-day voter registration, offer two weeks of early voting, expand opportunities to vote by mail, etc.

H R 5314 (2021)

Protecting Our Democracy Act, intended to prevent abuses of presidential power and combat foreign election interference. Among other things, the bill would make White House visitor logs and salary information publicly available, prohibit self-pardons, prohibit the acceptance of foreign or domestic emoluments, require federal campaign reporting of foreign contacts, require presidential candidates to release tax returns, etc.

H R 6 (2021)

Allows illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to seek legal status. This bill incorporates provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into federal law.

H R 8 (2021)
Requires a background check for nearly every gun sale or transfer, particularly between private individuals.
H R 1446 (2021)

Extends the time to complete a federal background check, from three to ten days.  At the time of this bill's submission, a licensed seller can transfer a firearm to a purchaser after three days even if the background check is not complete.

H R 4 (2021)

Increases federal oversight of state voting laws. In particular, this bill reestablishes "preclearance," which requires the Department of Justice to approve any changes to state voting laws to ensure they do not discriminate against voters based on race.

H R 5 (2021)

"Equality Act," prohibiting discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. For example, the bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.

H Res 72 (2021)
Removes Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee.
H R 6395 (2020)
A defense spending bill, including various defense contracts, a pay raise for the military, and renaming some military military bases that were named after Confederate military figures.
H R 133 (2020)

General government budget bill including various coronavirus-related funding. The coronavirus-related funding includes emergency rental assistance, funding for vaccine distribution, an additional $300 per week for unemployment benefits, and individual payments of $600 per person.

H R 3884 (2020)

Decriminalizes marijuana, with related criminal justice reforms.

H R 9051 (2020)
Increases the individual COVID-19 relief checks from $600 to $2,000.
H R 7120 (2020)
Sweeping law enforcement reform bill, eliminating some legal protections for law enforcement officers, restricting the use of deadly force and chokeholds, tracking police misconduct data, and more.
H R 6074 (2020)

Authorizes emergency spending related to the coronavirus outbreak. Forexample, this bill provides funding for vaccine research and small business disaster loans.

H R 6800 (2020)

$3 trillion coronavirus-related stimulus bill that builds on the CARES Act, H R 748. This bill includes another $1,200 for every American and expands the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), among other funding.

H R 8015 (2020)

Sends $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service, suspends changes in their service, and requires the USPS to tread election mail as first class mail.

H R 266 (2020)

Adds more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

H R 6201 (2020)

Requires free coronavirus testing, regardless of insurance coverage, and requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave if an employee is quarantined, experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member. Employers will get a tax credit to offset costs. This bill also expands unemployment grants to help states cover higher unemployment claims and expands funding and eligibility for various food programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

H R 535 (2020)

Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

S J Res 68 (2020)

Directs the U.S. President to stop the use of armed forces in Iran unless authorized by Congress.

H R 268 (2019)
Democratic bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill does not include $5.6 billion for a border wall, but includes $14 billion in disaster relief funding.
H J Res 31 (2019)
Final 2019 federal budget bill, including $1.4 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier on the border with Mexico, $415 million for humanitarian relief at the border, $12 billion for disaster relief, and $3.3 billion for highway and bridge infrastructure.
H Res 755 (2019)

Impeaches President Donald Trump, leading to a trial in the U.S. Senate

H R 3 (2019)

Directs the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare directly with pharmaceutical companies and caps out-of-pocket costs for Medicare part D enrollees.

H R 3239 (2019)

Establishes standards for Custom and Border Protection's care of detainees, including an initial health screening.

H R 986 (2019)

Blocks a Trump administration policy that would give states greater flexibility to allow short-term and association health care plans.  Those plans would not have to meet the same requirements as originally laid out under the Affordable Care Act.

H Res 660 (2019)

Resolution continuing the impeachment inquiry related to President Donald Trump.

H J Res 46 (2019)

Ends the national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border declared by President Trump.

H R 5 (2019)

Adds sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity to federal anti-discrimination laws.

H R 8 (2019)
Requires a background check for all firearm sales, including private sales that do not take place through a licensed dealer.
H R 1112 (2019)

Extends the time period for authorities to complete a federal firearms background check. At the time of this bill's submission, if a background check is not completed within three days, the seller may go ahead and sell the firearm.

H R 4 (2019)

Increases federal oversight of state voting laws.

H R 4617 (2019)

Establishes a duty to report foreign election interference, adds restrictions to online campaign advertising, and adds restrictions on election-related spending by foreign entitites.

H R 6 (2019)

Offers a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, as well as some other immigrants whose countries of origin are experiencing ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, or other extraordinary conditions.

H Amdt 398 (2019)

Prohibits federal law enforcement from interfering in states that legalize recreational marijuana.

H R 582 (2019)

Gradually raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

H R 1585 (2019)
Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which contains victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For example, VAWA authorizes federal grants for rape prevention programs. The 2019 version of VAWA passed by the House includes a provision to block stalkers, former boyfriends, and dating partners - no just marriage partners - from possessing firearms.
H R 1644 (2019)
Restores the Open Internet Order of the Federal Communications Commission, which would reinstate net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from slowing internet content.
H R 9 (2019)

Requires the U.S. to remain in the Paris climate agreement beyond 2020.

S J Res 7 (2019)
Prevents the U.S. from fighting in or assisting in Yemen's civil war.
H J Res 2 (2018)

Constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance the budget each year.

HR 6760 (2018)

Makes permanent various tax cuts passed as part of the "Trump tax plan"

HR 620 (2018)

Amends the Americans with Disabilities Act so that the anyone filing a lawsuit must first give the business or person an opportunity to fix the alleged discrimination.

HR 6136 (2018)

Immigration reform bill backed by Speaker Paul Ryan, which provides for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), provides $25 billion for border security, and establishes a merit-based visa program.

HR 2851 (2018)

Outlaws some synthetic drugs and gives the Attorney General power to more quickly add synthetic drugs to the lists of banned substances

S 756 (2018)

Makes various reforms to the criminal justice system, such as mandating de-escalation training for correctional officers, improving feminine hygiene for prisoners, and adding more leniency to sentences for non-violent offenders.

HR 695 (2018)

Defense budget bill for 2018, which increases defense spending.

HR 2 (2018)

"Farm bill" that authorizes a variety of agriculutral programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The final version of this bill did not include stricter work requirements for SNAP, as originally proposed.  The bill also legalizes industrial hemp.

HR 4909 (2018)

Sets aside $50 million for various school safety improvements, such as threat assessment systems and anonymous reporting systems.

HR 6756 (2018)

Increases tax deductions for new businesses.

HR 195 (2018)

Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through February 8, 2018. This bill also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. This bill does not include an extension of the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or any other immigration-related policy.

S 2155 (2018)

Eases some of the financial regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

HR 6311 (2018)

Expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and allows all individuals to buy catastrophic plans (renamed “copper” plans) on the health insurance market.

HR 5698 (2018)

Categorize crimes against law enforcement as hate crimes

S 139 (2018)

Extends so-called "section 702" surveillance by the NSA under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

HR 184 (2018)
Permanently repeals the medical device tax.
HR 36 (2017)
Bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
HR 1628 (2017)

"American Health Care Act" that repeals parts of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") and revises many health care laws.  For example, this bill would cap Medicaid funding, repeal various insurance coverage requirements, and replace the requirement to buy health insurance with a penalty the next time you get insurance if you allow your coverage to lapse.

HR 3697 (2017)

Allows the federal government to deport an immigrant suspected of gang involvement, even if the immigrant came to the U.S. legally and has not been convicted of a crime.

HR 1101 (2017)

Allows small businesses to join association health plans across state lines, outside state insurance regulations.

HR 7 (2017)

Prohibits federal funding of abortion, including health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare").

HR 1215 (2017)
Caps damages for "emotional distress, suffering, and mental anguish" in medical malpractice lawsuits.
HR 806 (2017)

Slows down implementation of ozone standards and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

HR 1430 (2017)

Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to only use data from studies that are publicly available and can be reproduced.

HR 1259 (2017)

Makes it easier to fire, demote, or suspend an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

HR 1431 (2017)

Changes the makeup of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), opening the board to more public input and industry stakeholders and limiting scientists who might use their own research to advise the EPA.

HR 998 (2017)

Establishes a commission to review and recommend the repeal of rules to lower the cost of regulation.

HR 3922 (2017)
Extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), cuts funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and makes some other changes to CHIP and Medicare (such as increasing Medicare premiums for higher income beneficiaries).
HR 78 (2017)

Increases economic analysis requirements for any proposed regulation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

HR 26 (2017)

Greatly increases congressional oversight of rules and regulations adopted by federal agencies.

HR 3003 (2017)

Strengthens laws against "sanctuary cities," for example withholding federal grants from any city that does not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

HR 115 (2017)

Adds the killing or attempted killing of a state or local law enforcement officer or first responder - not just a federal law enforcement officer - to the list of aggravating factors justifying the death penalty in a federal case.

HR 10 (2017)

Rolls back many of the financial regulations 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

HR 1 (2017)
Reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, reduces the individual income tax rate for high earners from 39.6% to 37%, increases the income threshold to qualify for the alternative minimum tax, and repeals the mandate to purchase health insurance.
HR 1370 (2017)
Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through January 19, 2018.
S Con Res 3 (2017)

Sets the federal budget. This bill also establishes rules that pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."

HR 1181 (2017)

Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from sending the name of an individual to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System unless a judge determines that the individual is a danger to themselves or others.

H J Res 43 (2017)

Allows states to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

S 114 (2017)

Continues the Veterans Choice Program, which pays for veterans to use private health care providers instead of the VA.

H Amdt 261 (2017)

Increases funding for the Navy to address contamination from PFCs.

H J Res 42 (2017)

Effectively allows states to drug test anybody claiming unemployment benefits or food stamps.

S J Res 34 (2017)

Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information.

HR 5243

Provides limited funds for government agencies to fight the Zika virus, using funds previously allocated for other public health issues, including the Ebola virus

HR 2745

Limits the ability of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to oversee corporate mergers

HR 5931

Declares that the U.S. government shall not to pay ransom or release prisoners to recover hostages

HR 3438
Requires government agencies to postpone any rule with an impact of over $1 billion on the economy, if someone challenges the rule in court
HR 5631
Requires certain sanctions against Iran
HR 6094

Delays by six months a new rule that requires time-and-a-half overtime pay for workers up to a higher income threshold

S 2012 (2016)

Promotes energy efficiency, requires upgrades to the electric grid, loosens regulations for natural gas pipelines on federal lands, subsidizes hydropower and geothermal, and permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund

S 524

Attempts to combat the opioid addiction crisis on multiple fronts, for example expanding the availiability of naloxone

HR 954

Exempts anyone who lost their health insurance through a failed co-op from paying the fine for not having insurance

HR 2666

Blocks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating the rates that Internet Service Providers charge for broadband service

HR 5053
Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that the identity of contributors to 501(c) organizations - organizations which may run political ads - be included in annual returns
HR 5351
Temporarily prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo detainees
HR 3537

Amends the Controlled Substances Act to include more synthetic drugs

HR 5620
Increases the ability of the VA to remove or demote employees
HR 3590
Increases the amount of medical expenses taxpayers can deduct
HR 1270
Repeals part of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare that limits payments for medications from health savings accounts
H Amdt 1204

Prohibits warrantless searches of government databases for the communications of U.S. persons and prohibits government agencies from mandating data security vulnerabilities in products or services

H Amdt 1064
Prohibits the use of funds for the display of Confederate battle flags in national cemeteries
HR 4889

Requires a mobile provider to disclose the call location information of a device that is used to place a 911 call or reasonably believed to be in the possession of an individual who is in an emergency situation that involves a risk of death or serious physical harm

HR 5278
A bill to restructure Puerto Rico's debt through a bankruptcy-like process
HR 161
Requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny an application for a natural gas pipeline within 12 months
HR 3662

Gives Congress greater oversight of the Obama administration nuclear deal with Iran

HR 36
Bans abortion at 20 weeks and later
HR 3495
Allows states to exclude health care providers that perform abortions (e.g. Planned Parenthood) from participating in that state’s Medicaid program
HR 30
Increases the number of hours that an employee is required to work per week from 30 to 40 in order to be considered a full-time employee for the purpose of the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare"
S 1
Authorizes the Keystone XL Pipeline and amends energy efficiency regulations
HR 3
Authorizes the Keystone XL Pipeline
HR 3762
Repeals several key pieces of the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare," including the individual mandate to buy health insurance
HR 1314
Renews Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
HR 2146
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, also having to do with federal firefighters
HR 1599
Requires food producers to notify the FDA of bioengineering (GMOs), gives the FDA some power to label GMOs, and prohibits states from establishing their own GMO labeling requirements
S J Res 24
Expresses disapproval of the EPA rules that require states to lower carbon dioxide emissions
HR 22
Federal highway and transportation funding bill
HR 1295
Eases trade restrictions between U.S. and parts of Africa, funds a worker assistance program in the U.S., and renews Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
HR 7
Prohibits federal funds from being used for abortion or for any insurance plan that covers abortion
HR 3460

Prohibits the President from entering into the nuclear agreement with Iran

HR 3009
Ends some federal funding for any state or local government that inhibits the enforcement of federal immigration laws, for example by prohibiting officials from gathering information on an individual's citizenship status
HR 4038
Expands background checks on Iraqi and Syrian refugees
HR 636
Extends certain small business tax allowances
HR 596
Repealing the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare"
HR 5
Shifts responsibility for student assessment and school accountability to states by reducing or eliminating federal education oversight, spending, and programs
HR 3134

Prohibits any federal funding for Planned Parenthood for a year

HR 2042
Reduces the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over power plants and states. It would empower states to refuse to implement carbon dioxide reducing plans from the EPA.
HR 37
Amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and reduces the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's regulatory authority over certain businesses
H Amdt 503
Limits the use of federal funds for warrantless searches of government databases for information pertaining to U.S. citizens
HR 749
Reauthorizes federal support for passenger rail programs
S 1177
Expands state responsibility over schools and reduces the federal test-based funding system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
H Amdt 332
Prohibits funding to override state law in states that have legalized medicinal marijuana
HR 2048
Tightens regulations on electronic surveillance
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