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CA Legislation

Bill Number: SB 239

Title: Modernizing Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

Author: Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)

Description: Modernizes California laws criminalizing and stigmatizing people living with HIV to reflect current understanding of HIV prevention and treatment. It eliminates HIV-specific criminal laws that impose harsh and draconian penalties, including for activities that pose no risk of transmitting HIV. This bill is supported by public health officials because laws that criminalize HIV discourage people from getting tested and from seeking treatment, which impedes public health objectives of eliminating transmission of HIV. SB 239 would make HIV subject to the laws that apply to other serious communicable diseases, removing discrimination and stigma for people living with HIV and furthering public health.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Scott Wiener CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, ROOM 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; Phone: (916) 651-4011; Social Media: @Scott_Wiener;Assembly Member Todd Gloria CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0078; Phone: (916) 319-21778; Social Media: @AsmToddGloria;

Co-Sponsors: Equality California, ACLU of California, APLA Health, Black AIDS Institute, Lambda Legal and Positive Women’s Network – USA.

Supporting: Equality California, ACLU of California, APLA Health, Black AIDS Institute, Lambda Legal and Positive Women’s Network – USA.

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 179

Title: Gender Recognition Act of 2017

Author: Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Sen. Scott Wiener

Description: Will enable transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity, making California the first state to not require people to officially identify as “male” or “female.” The bill creates a third, nonbinary gender marker on California birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, identity cards and gender-change court orders, in addition to streamlining the processes for a person to change their gender marker and name on these identifying documents.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Toni Atkins CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4072, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4039; Social Media: @SenToniAtkins; Assembly Member Todd Gloria CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0078; Phone: (916) 319-21778; Social Media: @AsmToddGloria;

Co-Sponsors: Equality California and Transgender Law Center.

Supporting: Equality California and Transgender Law Center.

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 219

Title: Seniors Long Term Care Bill of Rights

Author: Sen. Wiener (D- 11th Senate District)

Description: Strengthens protections for LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities against discrimination, such as refusing to use a resident’s preferred name or pronoun, denying admission to a long-term care facility, transferring a resident within a facility or to another facility based on anti-LGBT attitudes of other residents, or evicting or involuntarily discharging a resident from a facility on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or HIV status.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Scott Wiener CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, ROOM 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; Phone: (916) 651-4011; Social Media: @Scott_Wiener;

Co-Sponsors: Equality California; City of West Hollywood

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


 Bill Number: AB 888

Title: Transparency in Higher Education

Author: Asm. Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley)

Description: Calls attention to the unsafe atmosphere that institutionalized discrimination can create for students at colleges and universities in California. At many religious institutions of higher education, LGBT students have been disciplined or expelled because they are LGBT or have engaged in LGBT community or advocacy activities. As proposed to be amended, AB 888 would require private colleges and universities receiving Cal Grant funding to annually report rates of expulsion and all other disciplinary actions for the previous academic year, broken down by the specific institutional policy at issue, whether the institution has applied for or received a waiver of the requirements of the federal Title IX, and whether the student falls into one or more of the protected categories under California’s civil rights law. This data will increase transparency and provide insight on the climate that students from marginalized communities face at these institutions.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member Evan Low CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4126, Sacramento, CA 94249-0028; Phone: (916) 319-2028; Social Media: @AsmEvanLow;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: Equality California

Stonewall Action: Support


 Bill Number: SB 695

Title: Tiered System for California Sex Offender Registry

Author: Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) and Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles)

Description: Replaces California’s existing universal lifetime registration requirement for sex offenses with a tiered system based on the seriousness of the crime, the risk of reoffending and criminal history. There are over 100,000 registrants in California, far more than any other state, and California is one of only four states with a universal lifetime registry. Equality California is cosponsoring this bill to address the unfair circumstance of LGBT people who were targeted and often entrapped on charges that required registration when their actual actions hurt no one, including for simply engaging in same-sex contact when that action was criminalized in the past. These members of the LGBT community were required to register as sex offenders for life even though their convictions are now decades old and the law and its enforcement have changed, and the basis for many of these arrests was due to anti-LGBT discrimination and police entrapment. This bill would remove these people from the registry along with others in similar circumstances and put a new, efficient, risk-based system in place.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Ricardo Lara CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 5050, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4033; Social Media: @SenRicardoLara; Senator Holly Mitchell CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 5080, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4030; Social Media: @HollyJMitchell;

Co-Sponsors: Equality California, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).

Supporting: Equality California, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 800

Title: Hate Crimes Hotline

Author: Asm. David Chiu (D-San Francisco)

Description: Would establish a hotline to report hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents and provide information to support targeted communities. Hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, including against LGBT people, have increased nationwide, especially in recent months. As proposed to be amended, AB 800 would create a statewide, accessible, toll-free hotline and online form for reporting hate crimes and hate incidents, provide much-needed information to victims and witnesses about their rights, and connect victims and witnesses to appropriate local and statewide resources.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member David Chiu CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0017; Phone: (916) 319-2017; Social Media: @DavidChiu;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: Equality California

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 1161

Title: Updating Local Hate Crimes Policies

Author: Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)

Description: Would help empower local communities to safely reduce the number of hate crimes. As proposed to be amended, this bill would require local law enforcement agencies to update their policies on hate crimes and provide guidance to strengthen those policies, focusing on recognizing hate crimes when they have occurred, engaging in appropriate response given the targeted community and the broader community, and fostering a community environment that prevents future hate crimes and incidents from occurring.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): 

Co-Sponsors: Assembly Member Phil Ting CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0019; Phone: (916) 319-2019; Social Media: @PhilTing

Supporting: Equality California

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 310

Title: Name and Dignity Act

Author: Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)

Description: Helps to ensure that transgender people will be legally recognized for who they are while incarcerated and increases the likelihood of their successful reentry into society upon release from custody. The current belabored process that an incarcerated transgender person must complete before petitioning the court to change their legal name or gender marker often results in improper denials or no resolution to requests. SB 310 establishes the right of transgender people incarcerated in state prisons or county jails to petition the court directly to change their legal name or gender marker. The bill requires corrections officials to use the new name of a person who obtains a name change, and to list the prior name only as an alias.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Toni Atkins CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4072, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4039; Social Media: @SenToniAtkins;

Co-Sponsors: Equality California, St. James Infirmary, the Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project, Transgender Law Center, the Western Regional Advocacy Project, the Women’s Foundation of California and the Women’s Policy Institute.

Supporting: Equality California, St. James Infirmary, the Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project, Transgender Law Center, the Western Regional Advocacy Project, the Women’s Foundation of California and the Women’s Policy Institute.

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 677

Title: Reducing LGBT Disparities in Education and Employment

Author: Asm. Chiu (D -San Francisco)

Description: directs ten agencies focusing on education and employment to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity whenever additional demographic data is collected. Collecting this data helps to reduce disparities, ensure that educational programs are responsive to the needs of LGBT youth, and improve access to employment for LGBT workers.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member David Chiu CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0017; Phone: (916) 319-2017; Social Media: @DavidChiu;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: Equality California

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 221

Title: Insurance Coverage for Lipodystrophy

Author: Sen. Wiener (D- 11th Senate District)

Description: Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law requires health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies to provide coverage for specified benefits. This bill would require health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2018, to include coverage for medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated lipodystrophy syndrome, including, but not limited to, reconstructive surgery, such as suction assisted lipectomy, other restorative procedures and dermal injections or fillers for reversal of facial lipoatrophy syndrome, as provided. Because a willful violation of the bill’s provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Existing law provides for coverage of certain medical services, including, but not limited to, physician, hospital or clinic outpatient, surgical center, optometric, chiropractic, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and audiology under the Medi-Cal program.
This bill would require the Medi-Cal program to cover medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by HIV associated lipodystrophy syndrome, including, but not limited to, reconstructive surgery, such as suction assisted lipectomy, other restorative procedures and dermal injections or fillers for reversal of facial lipoatrophy syndrome, as provided.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
DIGEST KEY

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Scott Wiener CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, ROOM 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; Phone: (916) 651-4011; Social Media: @Scott_Wiener;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: Equality California

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 230

Title: Evidence: Sexual Offesnes

Author: Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (District 19)

Description: This bill would require health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2018, to include coverage for medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated lipodystrophy syndrome, including, but not limited to, reconstructive surgery, such as suction assisted lipectomy, other restorative procedures and dermal injections or fillers for reversal of facial lipoatrophy syndrome, as provided. Because a willful violation of the bill’s provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Toni Atkins CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4072, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4039; Social Media: @SenToniAtkins; Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 2032, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-0862; Social Media: @SenHannahBeth;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 562

Title: Healthy California Act

Author: Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) and Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)

Description: Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid provisions. Existing law provides for coverage of certain medical services, including, but not limited to, physician, hospital or clinic outpatient, surgical center, optometric, chiropractic, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and audiology under the Medi-Cal program.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Ricardo Lara CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 5050, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4033; Social Media: @SenRicardoLara; Senator Toni Atkins CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4072, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4039; Social Media: @SenToniAtkins;

Co-Sponsors: California Nurses Association

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 10

Title: Feminine hygiene products: adequate supply: school and college bathrooms and shelters

Author: Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Description: This bill would require the Medi-Cal program to cover medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by HIV associated lipodystrophy syndrome, including, but not limited to, reconstructive surgery, such as suction assisted lipectomy, other restorative procedures and dermal injections or fillers for reversal of facial lipoatrophy syndrome, as provided.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member Cristina Garcia CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0058; Phone: (916) 319-2058; Social Media: @AsmGarcia;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: City of West Hollywood

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 3

Title: Stronger Public Defenders Act

Author: Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)

Description: This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member Rob Bonta. CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL,P.O. Box 942949-0018, Sacramento, CA 94249-0018; Phone: (916) 319-2018; Social Media: @RobBonta;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 1585

Title: Planning and Zoning: Affordable Housing: Single Application

Author: Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-District 50)

Description: Would establish in each city, county, and city and county in the state an affordable housing zoning board and procedures by which a public agency or nonprofit organization proposing to build affordable housing units, as defined, or a developer proposing to build a housing project that meets specified affordability criteria, could submit to that board a single application for a comprehensive conditional use or other discretionary permit.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assembly Member Richard Bloom CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL,P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-050; Phone: (916) 319-2050; Social Media: @RichardBloom;

Co-Sponsors: N/A

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 54

Title: CA Values Act

Author: Senator Kevin De Leon (D-District 24)

Description: Would ban local and state law enforcement officials from performing duties of federal immigration officers.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Kevin De Leon CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 205, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4024; Social Media: @kdeleon;

Co-Sponsors: Los Angeles Democractic Party; ACLU SoCal

Supporting: Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: SB 57

Title: Natural gas storage: moratorium.

Author: Senator Henry Stern and Senator Robert Hertzberg

Description: This bill would additionally require the supervisor to continue that prohibition until a specified root cause analysis of the natural gas leak from the facility that started approximately October 23, 2015, has been completed and released in its entirety to the public.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Senator Robert Hertzberg CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 4038, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4018; Social Media: @SenateHertzberg; Senator Henry Stern CAPITOL OFFICE STATE CAPITOL, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 651-4027; Social Media: @HenrySternCA;

Co-Sponsors: Senators Allen, Wiener, and Wilk; Assemblymember Acosta

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


Bill Number: AB 569

Title: Discrimination – Reproductive Health

Author: Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-District 80)

Description: This bill would amend provisions of labor law relating to the obligations of an employer to prohibit an employer from taking any adverse employment action, as defined, against an employee based on the use of any drug, device, or medical service related to reproductive health by an employee or employee’s dependent or requiring an employee to sign a waiver or other document that purports to deny any employee the right to make his or her own reproductive health care decisions, including the use of a particular drug, device, or medical service. The bill would require an employer that provides an employee handbook to its employees to include in the handbook notice of the employee rights and remedies under the provisions of this bill.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0080
Tel: (916) 319-2080; Social Media: @LorenaAD80

Co-Sponsors: NARAL Pro-Choice CA; California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Support


 

Federal Legislation

Bill Number: HR 861

Title: Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

Author: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]

Description: Terminates the EPA on December 31, 2018.

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): House: 115th (2017-Present)
Website https://gaetz.house.gov
Contact 507 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 225-4136

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2], Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25], Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3], Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]*, Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]*, Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]*

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Oppose


Bill Number: HR 610            

Title: Vouchers for Public Education            

Author: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]      

Description: This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Department of Education (ED) such that ED is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.    

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): https://steveking.house.gov/
2210 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-4426                                                

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1], Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]

Supporting: 

Stonewall Action: Oppose


Bill Number: HR 899            

Title: Terminate the Department of Education            

Author: Rep. Massie, Thomas (R-KY-4)            

Description: Terminates the Department of Education on December 31, 2018.            

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): 2453 Rayburn House Office Building; (202) 225-3465            

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3], Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5], Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3], Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10], Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3], Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1], Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5], Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]                                  

Supporting: Physicians for a National Health Program; Santa Monica City Council; Multiple Employee Unions; Portland City Councel (oregon) 

Stonewall Action: Oppose


Bill Number: HJR 69

Title: Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife

Author:  Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]            

Description: This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on August 5, 2016, relating to non-subsistence takings of wildlife and public participation and closure procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.          

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): http://donyoung.house.gov/
Contact 2314 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-5765             

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32], Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]

Supporting: N/A

Stonewall Action: Oppose


Bill Number: 

HR 354           

Title: Defund Planned Parenthood           

Author: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]           

Description:This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify that the affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period. This restriction does not apply in cases of rape or incest or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture must seek repayment of federal assistance received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic, if it violates the terms of the certification required by this bill.

Additional funding for community health centers is provided for the one-year period described above.            Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): http://black.house.gov/
Contact 1131 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4231           

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/06/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 01/06/2017
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18]* 01/06/2017
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 01/11/2017
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] 01/11/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 01/11/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 01/11/2017
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 01/11/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 01/24/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 01/31/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 01/31/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 02/01/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 03/15/2017
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 03/15/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 03/23/2017                        

Opposing: Planned Parenthood           

Stonewall Action: Oppose


Bill Number: HR 676  

Title: Expand and Improved Medicare For All Act

Author: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 

Description: This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, dietary and nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.

The program is funded: (1) from existing sources of government revenues for health care, (2) by increasing personal income taxes on the top 5% of income earners, (3) by instituting a progressive excise tax on payroll and self-employment income, (4) by instituting a tax on unearned income, and (5) by instituting a tax on stock and bond transactions. Amounts that would have been appropriated for federal public health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), are transferred and appropriated to carry out this bill. 

Author Contact (Social Media; Email; Office; Phone): Website https://conyers.house.gov/
Contact 2426 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-5126 

Co-Sponsors: 

Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/24/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/02/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/02/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/02/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 02/02/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 02/03/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 02/14/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 02/14/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/28/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 02/28/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 03/08/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 03/08/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 03/09/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 03/10/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 03/16/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 03/16/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/16/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 03/16/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 03/22/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 03/22/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 03/22/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 03/28/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 03/28/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 03/29/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 03/29/2017  

Stonewall Action: Support

 

 

 

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