Fighting For The People
Over 400 Bills And Counting
Our Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives has been hard at work this past year to deliver on our For The People agenda: lowering health care costs by reducing the price of prescription drugs, increasing paychecks by building the green and resilient infrastructure of the future, and cleaning up corruption in government.
So far, we have passed and sent to the Senate more than 400 bills, of which 275 are bipartisan. Here is a look back at just some of the incredible legislation that we passed in the House in 2019:
- H.R. 1 – For The People Act, to restore confidence in our democracy;
- H.R. 3 – Lower Drug Costs Now Act, sweeping legislation to dramatically reduce drug prices by giving Medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies; making lower drug prices negotiated by Medicare available to Americans with private insurance, not just Medicare beneficiaries; and stopping drug companies from ripping off Americans while charging other countries less for the same drugs;
- H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act, to finally restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after the disastrous 2013 Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court decision;
- H.R. 5 – Equality Act, to finally and fully end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans;
- H.R. 6 – American Dream and Promise Act, to provide a pathway to lawful permanent residence (and eventual citizenship) to those who have lived most of their lives in this country, including Dreamers and TPS and DED holders;
- H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act, to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work;
- H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act, a commonsense measure to require background checks for all gun sales, closing the gun show and online loopholes; and also H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act, to close the Charleston loophole;
- H.R. 9 – Climate Action Now Act, to ensure that the U.S. honors our commitments on climate action detailed in the Paris Agreement;
- H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act, to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025, raising the wages of up to 33 million hard-working Americans;
- H.R. 987 – Protecting People With Pre-Existing Conditions/Lowering Drug Costs, to strengthen protections for pre-existing conditions, end ACA sabotage, and bring down drug costs;
- H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, a strong improvement and long-term reauthorization of VAWA;
- H.R. 1644 – Save the Internet Act, to protect the free and open internet for all;
- H.R. 2722 – Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, to ensure the security and safety of our elections by upgrading our outdated and vulnerable election infrastructure;
- H.R. 4617 – Stopping Harmful Interference In Elections For A Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, which focuses on preventing foreign interference in our elections, including requiring campaigns to notify the FBI if a foreign power seeks to provide campaign assistance.
- H.R. 5068 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act, to honor workers’ dignity and support the farm economy; and
- H.R. 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, which, thanks to Democrats’ changes, now has the strongest enforcement mechanisms of any U.S. trade agreement, as well as critical victories for workers, lower prescription drug costs and environmental protections.
We continue to call on Senator McConnell, the Grim Reaper, to take up our legislation For The People, so that we can deliver results for families and seniors across America!
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