Issue Report ● For The People
For Immediate Release: 
March 15, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Three months into the Congress, House Democrats continue to make progress on the For The People agenda focused on cleaning up corruption in Washington, lowering health care and prescription drug costs, raising wages, and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.  Here’s a look at how House Democrats are moving forward on this agenda and other key priorities:
H.R. 1, The For the People Act
After holding five hearings with over 15 hours of testimony, marking up the bill, and considering 72 amendments, the House passed H.R. 1 with unanimous Democratic support, delivering on our pledge to renew Americans’ faith in government.  
H.R. 2, Infrastructure
Multiple committees have held hearings on infrastructure, including Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Small Business, and Energy and Commerce.
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
The Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Oversight Committees have collectively held six hearings on the staggering cost of prescription drugs.  House Democrats have introduced multiple bills to combat the high cost of prescription drug prices.
H.R. 4, Voting Rights Advancement Act
House Democrats introduced this bill on February 26 to restore and protect the Voting Rights Act. Both the Judiciary Committee and Committee on House Administration have held hearings on voting rights.
H.R. 5, Equality Act  
House Democrats introduced the bill on March 13.
H.R. 6, Dream and Promise Act
House Democrats introduced the bill  and the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on DACA and TPS on March 12.
H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act
House Democrats introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act on January 30. The Committee on Education and Labor has held two hearings and passed the bill out of committee. It will come to the Floor the week of March 25.
H.R. 8, Bipartisan Background Checks Act
After the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing and markup, the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which drew support from eight House Republicans.
H.R. 9, Climate Change
Multiple committees have held hearings on climate change, including the Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, and Armed Services Committees.
H.R. 582, Raise the Wage Act
House Democrats introduced the Raise the Wage Act on January 16. The Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing and passed the bill out of committee.
H.R. 1585, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
House Democrats introduced the VAWA Reauthorization of 2019 on March 7. The Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the bill and passed it out of committee. It is scheduled for a Floor vote during the first week of April.
S. 47 - John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.
After months of negotiations stretching back to the 115th Congress between both parties in both chambers and a number of hearings on individual provisions included in the final bill, the House passed S. 47, a bipartisan conservation and public lands package that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
H.R. 676 - NATO Support Act.  
The House passed bipartisan legislation reaffirming the United States’ support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Article V, the alliance’s collective defense agreement. The resolution passed with 357 votes, including all Democrats and 149 Republicans.
H.Con. Res. 24 – Resolution on the Mueller Report.  
The House passed legislation to express the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be made public to the American people and Congress. Not a single Member voted against the resolution.

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