In Part 2: Since most people have no idea what bills are being produced and suggested by the politicians they elected, we decided to take a look at some of the biggest impact bills put up by Democrats in this blog. SUMMARY OF THESE: To Strengthen protections on Water quality, prevent some Bureau of Land Management lands from being exploited for fossil fuels, and provide education loan forgiveness to people working on farms and ranches in public service jobs, to promote botanical science research, care plan for high-risk military occupation veterans
Here are some of the BILLS currently in Congress that Democrats are Working
FIND THE BILLS CONGRESS IS WORKING ON HERE: https://www.congress.gov/
1) 30. H.R.1071 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to increase assistance for States, water systems, and disadvantaged communities; to encourage good financial and environmental management of water systems; to strengthen the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to enforce the requirements of the Act; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 02/15/2017) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)
2) 16. H.R.1085 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] (Introduced 02/15/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Natural Resources
Latest Action: 02/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (
3) 41. H.R.1060 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include certain individuals who work on farms or ranches as individuals who are employed in public service jobs for purposes of eligibility for loan forgiveness under the Federal Direct Loan program.
Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 02/15/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
4) 47. H.R.1054 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To promote botanical research and botanical sciences capacity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] (Introduced 02/14/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Natural Resources, Agriculture, Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, House Administration
5) 49. H.R.1052 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop best practices for caring for high-risk military occupation veterans as part of the evaluation of mental health care and suicide prevention programs administered by the Secretary.
Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 02/14/2017)