The Polis Pulse



Balance of Power
Probabilities from Prediction Market betting odds
Senate
45
53
0 vacancies
Win in 2020
34%
66%
House
239
199
7 vacancies
Win in 2020
75%
25%
President
Donald Trump

Finishes term
84%
Win in 2020
46%
Approval
42%
Supreme Court
SCOTUS
Nonpartisan

Ginsburg
75%
Thomas
19%


Active Legislation
Sports and Recreation - H.R.3589
Sponsors Dem: 226 Rep: 75
Introduced Jun. 27
Passed House Sep. 19

To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his service to the Nation as an athlete, activist, role model, and community leader.


Summary
Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his contributions to the nation as an athlete, activist, role model, and community leader.
Crime and Law Enforcement - H.R.3106
Sponsors Dem: 58 Rep: 0
Introduced Jun. 05

To require a joint domestic terrorism report, establish within the Department of Homeland Security a National Center for the Study of Domestic Terrorism, authorize research within the Department of Homeland Security on current trends in domestic terrorism, and for other purposes.

Education - H.R.2486
Sponsors Dem: 20 Rep: 8
Introduced May. 02
Passed House Sep. 17

To reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions.

Health - S.RES.205
Sponsors Dem: 8 Rep: 12
Introduced May. 14

A resolution expressing the gratitude of the Senate for the people who operate or support diaper banks and diaper distribution programs in their local communities.

S.RES.319
Sponsors Dem: 14 Rep: 4
Introduced Sep. 19

A resolution designating the week beginning September 16, 2019, as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.

Public Lands and Natural Resources - H.R.3879
Sponsors Dem: 6 Rep: 6
Introduced Jul. 23

To modify the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units, and for other purposes.

S.RES.321
Sponsors Dem: 6 Rep: 3
Introduced Sep. 19

A resolution designating September 2019 as "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month".

Public Lands and Natural Resources - H.R.3458
Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 1
Introduced Jun. 25

To promote innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and to increase opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal partners, and for other purposes.

Housing and Community Development - H.R.3619
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 2
Introduced Jul. 05
Passed House Sep. 19

To amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to provide the Appraisal Subcommittee with the authority to modify annual registry fees for appraisal management companies, to maintain a registry of trainees and charge a lower trainee registry fee, and to allow grants to States to assist appraiser and potential appraiser compliance with the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, and for other purposes.

Finance and Financial Sector - H.R.2613
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 1
Introduced May. 09
Passed House Sep. 19

To require the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to carry out a study on the use of emerging technologies within the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and for other purposes.

Armed Forces and National Security - H.R.4285
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 2
Introduced Sep. 11
Passed House Sep. 18

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

S.RES.320
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 1
Introduced Sep. 19

A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.

Enacted Legislation
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.540
Sponsors Dem: 71 Rep: 7
Introduced Jan. 14
Passed House Apr. 02
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the "Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the "Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office."
Finance and Financial Sector - H.R.2938
Sponsors Dem: 35 Rep: 3
Introduced May. 23
Passed House Jul. 23
Passed Senate Aug. 01
Enacted Aug. 23

To exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

Government Operations and Politics - H.R.1250
Sponsors Dem: 13 Rep: 22
Introduced Feb. 14
Passed House Jul. 17
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 23

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the "Lucas Lowe Post Office".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the "Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office."
Finance and Financial Sector - H.R.2336
Sponsors Dem: 18 Rep: 9
Introduced Apr. 18
Passed House Jul. 25
Passed Senate Aug. 01
Enacted Aug. 23

To amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "family farmer".

Government Operations and Politics - H.R.829
Sponsors Dem: 21 Rep: 5
Introduced Jan. 28
Passed House Apr. 04
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the "Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the "Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building."
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.828
Sponsors Dem: 21 Rep: 5
Introduced Jan. 28
Passed House Apr. 30
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the "Congressman Bill Carney Post Office".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the "Congressman Bill Carney Post Office."
Transportation and Public Works - H.R.3245
Sponsors Dem: 15 Rep: 11
Introduced Jun. 13
Passed House Jul. 24
Passed Senate Jul. 31
Enacted Aug. 23

To transfer a bridge over the Wabash River to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority, and for other purposes.

Health - H.R.776
Sponsors Dem: 12 Rep: 7
Introduced Jan. 24
Passed House Jul. 24
Passed Senate Jul. 31
Enacted Aug. 22

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.


Summary
Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, which is a grant program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The program focuses on improving emergency health care for children who are seriously ill or injured.
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.1449
Sponsors Dem: 13 Rep: 5
Introduced Feb. 28
Passed House Apr. 30
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the "Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the "Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office."
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.3305
Sponsors Dem: 6 Rep: 4
Introduced Jun. 18
Passed House Jul. 17
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the "Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the "Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building."
Health - H.R.3253
Sponsors Dem: 4 Rep: 5
Introduced Jun. 13
Passed House Jul. 30
Passed Senate Jul. 25
Enacted Aug. 06

To provide for certain extensions with respect to the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.


Summary
Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019 This bill alters several Medicaid programs and funding mechanisms. Specifically, the bill makes appropriations through FY2024 for, and otherwise revises, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program; allows state Medicaid fraud control units to review complaints regarding patients who are in noninstitutional or other settings; temporarily extends the applicability of Medicaid eligibility criteria that protect against spousal impoverishment for recipients of home and community-based services; temporarily extends the Medicaid demonstration program for certified community behavioral health clinics; repeals the requirement, under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, that drug manufacturers include the prices of certain authorized generic drugs when determining the average manufacturer price (AMP) of brand name drugs (also known as a "blended AMP"), and excludes manufacturers from the definition of "wholesalers" for purposes of rebate calculations; and increases funding available to the Medicaid Improvement Fund beginning in FY2021.
Law - H.R.1569
Sponsors Dem: 4 Rep: 4
Introduced Mar. 06
Passed House Jul. 10
Passed Senate Jul. 25
Enacted Aug. 09

To amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona.


Summary
This bill adds Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations where court must be held in the U.S. District of Arizona.
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.1198
Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 2
Introduced Feb. 13
Passed House Apr. 30
Passed Senate Jul. 30
Enacted Aug. 21

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the "Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building".


Summary
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the "Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building."
Government Operations and Politics - H.R.1079
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 2
Introduced Feb. 07
Passed House Feb. 11
Passed Senate Jul. 31
Enacted Aug. 22

To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms, and for other purposes.

Finance and Financial Sector - H.R.3304
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 2
Introduced Jun. 18
Passed House Jul. 23
Passed Senate Aug. 01
Enacted Aug. 23

To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.

Finance and Financial Sector - H.R.3311
Sponsors Dem: 2 Rep: 1
Introduced Jun. 18
Passed House Jul. 23
Passed Senate Aug. 01
Enacted Aug. 23

To amend chapter 11 of title 11, United States Code, to address reorganization of small businesses, and for other purposes.

Emergency Management - H.R.639
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 1
Introduced Jan. 17
Passed House Apr. 08
Passed Senate Jul. 31
Enacted Aug. 22

To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees.


Summary
This bill amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to specify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include federal employees.
Economics and Public Finance - H.R.3877
Sponsors Dem: 1 Rep: 0
Introduced Jul. 23
Passed House Jul. 25
Passed Senate Aug. 01
Enacted Aug. 02

To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, to establish a congressional budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, to temporarily suspend the debt limit, and for other purposes.


Summary
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 This bill increases discretionary spending limits, suspends the debt limit, and modifies budget enforcement procedures. The bill increases the FY2020 and FY2021 discretionary spending limits for defense and nondefense spending. The bill also (1) specifies limits for Overseas Contingency Operations funding, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits; and (2) requires the FY2020 discretionary spending limits to be adjusted to accommodate specified funding for the 2020 Census. The bill suspends the public debt limit through July 31, 2021. On August 1, 2021, the limit will be increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period. The bill also includes provisions that set forth procedures for enforcing spending and revenue levels consistent with this bill as if they were included in congressional budget resolutions for FY2020 and FY2021; specify limits on advance appropriations; extend the sequestration (automatic spending cuts) for certain mandatory spending programs through FY2029; extend the authority to collect certain customs user fees through FY2029; extend and modify Senate points of order regarding advance appropriations, certain changes in mandatory programs (CHIMPs), and designations of funds for Overseas Contingency Operations; and reset the balances on the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) scorecards established by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
Water Resources Development - H.R.2695
Sponsors Dem: 0 Rep: 1
Introduced May. 14
Passed House Jun. 10
Passed Senate Jul. 29
Enacted Aug. 09

To rename the Success Dam in Tulare County, California, as the Richard L. Schafer Dam.


Summary
This bill designates the Success Dam in Tulare County, California, as the "Richard L. Schafer Dam."
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