What is it? This bill seeks to find solutions to the unique challenges faced by Native American children. If passed, it would establish a “Commission on Native Children” to study the impact of currently available programs, grants, and support systems. The goal of the study would be to develop a comprehensive, unified system to meet the needs of Native youth. […]Read more
What is it? This bill would provide compensatory time (or “comp time”) for private sector employees, allowing them to convert each hour of accrued overtime into at least 1.5 hours of paid time off if they choose to. Workers could do so at any time, and could also convert comp time back into overtime. Comp […]Read more
Should Funding be Renewed Automatically to Prevent Gov’t Shutdowns and Slightly Reduced if Congress Doesn’t Act?
What is it? This bill — known as the End Government Shutdowns Act — would create an automatic continuing resolution (CR) for any of the twelve regular appropriations bills before October 1 that keeps funding at its current levels temporarily. After 120 days (January 29), funding would be reduced by one percent, and every 90 […]Read more
What is it? This resolution would repeal a regulation that allows states to establish payroll deduction savings programs and require employers that don’t have workplace savings programs to automatically deduct a specified amount of wages from their employees’ paychecks unless the worker opts out. The rule was finalized during the final months of the Obama […]Read more
Does TSA Need to Follow its Screening Process for Parents Traveling With Baby Formula or Breast Milk?
What is it? This bill would require the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to notify air carriers and airport security personnel about guidelines allowing baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airlines. It would also require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to train its employees about special procedures to be used in screening those liquids. […]Read more
What is it? This bill would encourage the head of each federal agency to use remanufactured auto parts to maintain federal vehicles to reduce maintenance costs. Agencies would get a nudge under this bill to use remanufactured auto parts when using such parts would: Not have a significant impact on the quality of the federal vehicles. Reduce maintenance costs […]Read more
Recognizing Israeli-American heritage and the contributions of the Israeli-American community to the United States.
Bill Details Official information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion. Official Title Recognizing Israeli-American heritage and the contributions of the Israeli-American community to the United States. Summary Affirms that the Israeli-American community has contributed immensely to American society and culture.Read more
What is it? This bill — known as the Race Horse Cost Recovery Act — would make permanent a provision in the tax code that allows race horses which are put into service before the age of two to be depreciated over a three-year, rather than a seven-year schedule. Currently the tax code allows race […]Read more
What is it? This bill would direct federal banking agencies to treat any municipal bond that is liquid, readily marketable, and investment grade as of the calculation date as a high-quality level 2A liquid asset. It seeks to mitigate the impact of a regulation that could prevent financial institutions from investing in municipal bonds, which […]Read more
What is it? This bill would prohibit the Social Security Administration (SSA) from sending any documents that include a complete Social Security Number by mail unless it’s necessary. It would seek to reduce the number of opportunities for a person’s identity to be stolen because their full Social Security Number (SSN) was included in mail […]Read more