Thursday, February 23, 2017

Part 2: Bills Democrats are Working that YOU Need to Know

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


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)
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce

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)

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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