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Please Find your House Representative here and contact them about the bills below, especially if they were a co/sponsor.

The entire House of Representatives is up for reelection in 2018. Let your representative know that you vote and that you will vote them out if they don’t represent you.

This Week!

PoWaRegarding this week’s Items that may be considered pursuant to a rule:
I support the Stream Protection Rule.
I support disclosure of payments by Resource Extraction Issuers.
I support background checks for gun purchase.
I support the rule that contractors should comply with labor laws.
I support regulation of natural gas waste.

More Info on the regulations they want to destroy.
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Health Care

I OPPOSE H.R.563 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain individuals from the individual health insurance mandate. Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.

Sponsored by Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/563?r=36

I OPPOSE H.R.562 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to flatline the individual mandate penalty. Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.

Sponsored by Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/562/text?r=37

I OPPOSE H.R.561 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of applicable large employer for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.

Sponsored by Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/561?r=38

I OPPOSE H.R.370 – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes. I am grateful for the ACA as it is why I was able to afford health insurance in 2016.

Sponsored by Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/370?r=229

I OPPOSE H.R.285 – Healthcare Tax Relief and Mandate Repeal Act. No changes to the ACA without a significantly improved alternative ready to be implemented.

Sponsored by Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10].
Cosponsored by 7 republicans and Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3].
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/285/text?r=314

I OPPOSE H.R.277 – American Health Care Reform Act of 2017. I am grateful for the ACA as it is why I was able to afford health insurance in 2016.

Sponsored by Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1].
Cosponsored by 23 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/277?r=322

I OPPOSE H.R.246 – To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..
Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.

Sponsored by Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large].
Cosponsored by 115 republicans and Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9], Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7], Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13].
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/246?r=353

I OPPOSE H.R.175 – ObamaCare Repeal Act. I support the ACA. There is no act called ObamaCare.

Sponsored by Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4].
Cosponsored by 35 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/175/actions?r=424
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Reproductive Rights

I OPPOSE H.R.586 – “Sanctity of Human Life” Act.
I prefer that life and death decisions be made scientifically not based on religious beliefs.

Sponsored by Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] .
Cosponsored by 23 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/586?r=13

I OPPOSE H.R.490 – To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Let doctors make decisions about health care and science determine when life begins.

Sponsored by Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4].
Cosponsored by 7 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/490?r=109

I OPPOSE H.R.354 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to millions of women.

Sponsored by Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6].
Cosponsored by 133 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/354?r=245

I OPPOSE H.R.217 – Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. Abortion is one component of comprehensive family planning. The need for abortion should be decided by doctors and the women involved, not politicians.

Sponsored by Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6].
Cosponsored by 2 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/217/text?r=382

I OPPOSE H.R.36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which determines the unborn at any stage to be “children” based on religious beliefs rather than on science.

Sponsored by Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8].
Cosponsored by 81 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/36/text?r=563

I OPPOSE H.R.7 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. This bill cuts off funding for essential reproductive planning services (not just for abortions). Doctors and the individuals involved should make medical decisions, not politicians.

This bill has passed the House. Sponsored by Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4].
Cosponsored by 100 republicans and Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3].
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/7/text

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Voting Rights

I SUPPORT H.R.593 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership PAC funds to personal use. We must get big money out of politics to that the 98% can be represented.

Sponsored by Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7].
2 cosponsors. Thank you!
Please ask your democratic representative to cosponsor.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/593/actions?r=6

I SUPPORT H.R.530 – To expose and deter unlawful and subversive foreign interference elections for Federal office, and for other purposes. We cannot allow other countries to put our leaders in office.

Sponsored by Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16].
Cosponsored by 66 democrats. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/530/text?r=69

I SUPPORT H.R.356 – Protecting Our Democracy Act. It is of vital national security importance to establish the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election.

Sponsored by Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15.
Cosponsored by 197 democrats. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/356?r=243

I SUPPORT H.J.Res.28 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the voting rights of the citizens of the United States.The US is in dire need of voter protections to prevent gerrymandering, voter intimidation, ballot tampering, refusal to hand recount, and vote hacking.

Sponsored by Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]. Thank you!
Write to your democratic senator and ask them to cosponsor.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/28/text?r=600
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Big Energy

I OPPOSE H.R.590 – Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017. I prefer development of alternative energy sources.

Sponsored by Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/590/all-info

I OPPOSE H.R.232 – State National Forest Management Act of 2017. Do not use National Forests for timber production.

Sponsored by Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/232?r=367

I SUPPORT H.R.169 – West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017, to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Sponsored by Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/169/text?r=430

I OPPOSE H.R.117 – Energy Efficiency Free Market Act of 2017. There should be Federal energy conservation standards.

Sponsored by Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/117?r=482

I OPPOSE H.R.49 – American Energy Independence and Job Creation Act. I oppose oil drilling in Alaska.

Sponsored by Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/49/text?r=550
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Government Reform

I SUPPORT H.R.568 – To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require certain Federal officials to make requisite financial disclosures within 30 days of assuming office, and for other purposes.Americans must know that their government is working for the people and not for their own financial gain.

Sponsored by Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/568/text?r=31

I SUPPORT H.R.567 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the application of the restriction on the appointment of relatives to a position in the Federal Government, and for other purposes. Americans must know that their government is working for the people and not for their own gain through nepotism.

Sponsored by Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/567?r=32

I SUPPORT H.R.540 – To require the disclosure of the Federal income tax returns of the President. I want to know if the president is using the office to act on his own financial behalf.

Sponsored by Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/540/titles?r=59

I SUPPORT H.R.397 – Members of Congress Tax Accountability Act of 2017. It’s important to require Members of Congress to disclose delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of, a Member with Federal tax liability.

Sponsored by Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/397?r=202

I SUPPORT H.R.395 – One Subject at a Time Act. This is an absolute must, to prevent representatives from attaching riders to must pass bills.

Sponsored by Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/395?r=204

I SUPPORT H.R.371 – Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. It’s important to address financial conflicts of interest of the President and Vice President to make sure the are acting on behalf of the people and not their own financial interests.

Sponsored by Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/371/text?r=228

I SUPPORT H.R.342 – No Raise for Congress Act. Congressional pay should be directly proportional to the minimum wage by some constant factor less than 10.

Sponsored by . Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/342?r=257

I SUPPORT H.R.305 – Presidential Tax Transparency Act. It is important to require the disclosure of certain tax returns by Presidents and certain candidates for the office of the President, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] . Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/305?r=294

I SUPPORT the following:
Ending Congressional “pensions for life” savings accounts
Requiring Congress to act on single-issue legislation
Codify that all laws passed by Congress must apply to its members
Moving all redistricting to independent, non-partisan commissions
Allowing access to political party primaries for Independents or non-affiliated voters

Sponsored by Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/145/text?r=454

I SUPPORT H.R.77 – Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017. Require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100+ word plain language summary of the proposed rule.

Sponsored by Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]. Thank you!
Ask your representative to cosponsor this bill, if it doesn’t contain a hidden agenda.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/77/text?r=522

I OPPOSE H.R.26 – Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS). This is a dangerous power grab by Congress to permanently block regulations that protect the population.

This bill passed the House.
Sponsored by Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9].
Cosponsored by 160 republicans. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/28/text?r=600
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Immigration

I SUPPORT H.R.489 – To prohibit the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying or surveilling certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes. No internment camps or deportations!

Sponsored by Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] . Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/489?r=110

I OPPOSE H.R.454 – To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2017, and for other purposes. This is a waste of money.

Sponsored by Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/454/text?r=145
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I OPPOSE H.R.400 – Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act. I oppose radical deportation based on race or religion.

Sponsored by Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] . Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/400

I OPPOSE H.R.278 – Finish the Fence Act of 2017. This is a waste of money.

Sponsored by Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] . Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/278?r=321

I OPPOSE H.R.83 – Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act. Do not legislate retaliation against sanctuary cities.

Sponsored by Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11].
Cosponsored by 7 republicans.
Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/83/text?r=516
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Money Matters

I OPPOSE H.R.533 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to lower the corporate rate of income tax to the OECD average, and for other purposes. Corporate rates of income tax should be increased.

Sponsored by Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/533?r=66

I OPPOSE H.R.451 – Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act of 2017. The richest Americans should keep paying taxes on their luxuries.

Sponsored by Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/451

I SUPPORT H.R.399 – Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act. Let’s use tax dollars to help the working people not CEOs of big corporations already making a huge profit.

Sponsored by Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/399?r=200

I OPPOSE H.R.198 – Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017. The richest Americans should keep paying taxes on their luxuries.

Sponsored by Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/198?r=401

I OPPOSE H.R.172 – To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment. The separation of Church and State requires that churches either be taxed or keep silent on political issues.

Sponsored by Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/172/text?r=427

I SUPPORT H.R.122 – Original Living Wage Act of 2017. Give hard working Americans a living wage.

Sponsored by Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]. Thank you!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/122?r=477

I OPPOSE H.R.87/86/85 – To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

Sponsored by . Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/87?r=512
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Foreign Relations

I OPPOSE H.R.249 – Defunding United Nations Act of 2017. I support the UN, US membership in the UN, and US funding for the UN.

Sponsored by Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] . Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/249?r=350

I OPPOSE H.R.193 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017. I support US membership in the UN.

Sponsored by Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]. Remember this in 2018!
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/193/text?r=406
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I go through the bills quickly and have to make judgement calls on which ones to add to this list. Let me know if I’ve missed an important bill or if I’ve misread any of them.
Let me know if you find errors.
Check marks will stay until you clear browser cache.

Thanks to Deb Chamberlin and Lonna Bartley for their help in pulling this information together!

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