Legislative

Sponsored or Co-Sponsored 372 legislative proposals

House Ways and Means Committee

  • Passed The Child Care Quality and Access Act of 2019 which would invest an additional $1 billion annually in child care

  • Passed tax extender provisions making it easier for charitable foundations to aid in response to natural disasters

  • Extended TANF state block grants through September 30, 2019

  • Increased sickle cell funding by $2 million

  • Secured additional funding for non-custodial parents as part of the Fatherhood Initiative

  • Senate included the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offering free tax services to those making less than 250 percent of the poverty level

  • Secured $87.5 million for the Second Chance Act

Worker and Family Support Committee

  • Introduced 13 bills supporting innovative job training

  • Introduced H.R.3336, Demonstrating that Empowerment Makes Opportunities (DEMO) Act

  • DEMO Act tests an HPOG/Career Pathways approach for helping individuals with arrest or conviction records enter health professions and provides them $10 million.


Legislative Initiatives 116th Congress (2019-2020)

H.R.7947Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

H.R.7830Fairness for Seniors and People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act of

H.R.7772Tax Parity for U.S. Mutual Funds Act of 2020

H.R.7681Intercity Passenger Rail Trust Fund

H.R.7419Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020

H.R.7042Foster Youth and Driving Act

H.R.6865Home Visiting Resiliency in Pandemics Act

H.R.6744Computer and Internet Equity Act

H.R.6743Protect Vulnerable Students from Surprise Tax Bills Act

H.R.6460To provide funding for needed child and adult care so that essential workers can report to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

H.R.6422National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020

H.R.6276Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act

H.R.5624For the relief of Melnyk Ruslana and Gnatyuk Mykhaylo.

H.R.5623For the relief of Tetyana Zvarychuk.

H.R.5622For the relief of Igor Klyuchenko.

H.R.5478Inventor Rights Act : Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]

H.R.5168Pricing Greenhouse Gases Report Act of 2019

H.R.4980Family First Transition Act

H.R.4954Foster Opportunity EITC Act of 2019

H.R.4953Private Foundation Excise Tax Simplification Act of 2019

H.R.4865Housing for Homeless Students Act of 2019

H.R.4768Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act

H.R.4590End Capitalization for Struggling Borrowers Act

H.R.4518Eliminating Discrimination And Creating Corridors to Expand Student Success Act of

H.R.4100DISARM Act of

H.R.3507Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2019

H.R.3470Earl N. Williams, Sr., First Chance Act

H.R.3398Pathways to Health Careers Act

H.R.3336Demonstrating that Empowerment Makes Opportunities

H.R.3298Child Care Quality and Access Act of 2019

H.R.3250Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020

H.Amdt.283Description: Amendment increases funding to the Birth Defects, Development Disabilities, Disabilities and Health account by $2 million and decreases the administration account in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services account by a similar amount.

H.R.3180Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion from Trauma Act :

H.R.2967Grandfamilies Act of 2019

H.R.2966Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019

H.R.2965Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019

H.R.2964Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019

H.R.2940To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019.

H.R.2710Patient Access to ESRD New Innovative Devices Act

H.R.2233Bail Fairness Act of 2019

H.R.2169Rent Relief Act of

H.R.2168REAL Act of 2019

H.R.1969CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2019

H.R.1967Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019

H.R.1875VITA Permanence Act of

H.R.1514To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R.1260To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the charitable deduction to all taxpayers regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions in order to encourage and increase charitable giving.

H.R.556ELEVATE Act of 2019