Legislation-115th Congress

Number Title Why? Sponsors Notes Status
HR 10 Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] (Introduced 04/26/2017) This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, among other Acts, to:
  • repeal Volcker Rule restrictions on certain speculative investments by banks;
  • with respect to winding down failing banks, eliminate the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's orderly liquidation authority and establish new provisions regarding financial institution bankruptcy; and
  • repeal Durbin Amendment limitations on fees that may be charged to retailers for debit card processing. More→
  • Passed House
    HR 861 To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

    [Notes on this legislation]

    Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1], This bill — cosponsored by Republican members of Congress from fossil fuel-producing states — is just one sentence long, and says nothing about what would happen to the multiple environmental regulations the EPA has instituted since 1970, or its multibillion-dollar budget, or its thousands of staffers. H.R. 861 is currently awaiting action in the subcommittee on environment.1 Introduced; referred to subcommittee on environment
    HR 610

    To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools. Allow gov funds to support private/religious schools. Remove healthy nutrition guidlines. Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced this bill in January, which would redistribute funding earmarked for public schools in the form of vouchers for parents to send children to private schools. Over the long term, this would eventually bankrupt public schools, and create a stratified education system in which cash-strapped public schools would be unable to meet the educational needs of low-income students. The bill is awaiting action in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Introduced; referred the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
    HR 899 To terminate the Department of Education

    [Notes on this legislation]

    Terminates the Dept of Ed as of December 31, 2018. Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] If this bill becomes law, the U.S. Department of Education would terminate by the end of 2018. The bill's brevity leaves many questions unanswered, like what would happen with Department of Education grants for public schools and universities, its budget, or its staff. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said she would personally be "fine" if the agency she heads were to be abolished.
  • Introduced 2/7/17
  • Referred the House Committee on Education & Workforce
  • HR 370 To repeal the Affordable Care Act Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] While President Obama was in office, House Republicans voted at least 60 times to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — despite its futility. However, the Trump administration has made the repeal of Obamacare a top priority, meaning the repeal bill from Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) is likely to pass.
  • Introduced 1/9/17
  • HR 354 To defund Planned Parenthood Rep Diane Black [R-TN-6] Bill would prevent any federal grants from going to Planned Parenthood for a full year unless they swore to not perform abortions. Only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood resources go toward abortions, while the vast majority of funding is used to help low-income women get STD tests, contraceptive care, and breast cancer screening.
  • Introduced 1/25/17
  • HR 785 National Right-to-Work legislation To cripple unions Rep Steve King [R-IA-4] Bill would systematically deprive labor unions of the funding they need to operate. Unions often provide one of the crucial pillars of support for Democratic candidates and causes, and conservatives aim to destroy them once and for all by going after their funding. It's important to note that right-to-work is bad for all workers, not just union members — in 2015, the Economic Policy Institute learned that wages in right-to-work states are roughly 3.2 percent lower than in non-right-to-work states.
  • Introduced 2/1/17
  • Referred to the House Committee on Education & Workforce
  • HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act Stop cities from protecting immigrants. Rep Lou Barletta [R-PA-11] ( Multiple cities and states around the country have openly stated that they won't abide by President Trump's plan to aggressively round up and deport undocumented immigrants. This bill would strip all federal funding of any city that doesn't obey Trump's immigration policies for up to a year.
  • Introduced 1/3/17
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security.
    HJR 69 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska" Allow recreational hunters to kill wildlife in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) Joint resolution "disapproves" Department of Interior rule prohibiting "non-subsistence" hunting in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Introduced 2/7/17
  • Became Law, on: 04/03/2017
  • Sources

    1. While we were distracted by Trump, Republicans advanced these 9 terrifying bills, Tom Cahill,, Tom Cahill, 3/4/2017.