U.S. House of Representatives: June 16-19

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The U.S. House of Representatives returned yesterday to consider several minor bills naming post offices and other federal facilities. However the main legislative work begins today, when the House will take action on the Intelligence Authorization Act, which provides the Intelligence Community authorization needed to protect and defend the United States by supporting critical national security programs such as those protecting Americans against terrorism and cyberattacks.

The Remainder of the week, the House will focus on a number of health care-related bills, including pieces of legislation that would repeal two contentious provisions of the Affordable Care Act, all the while Congress and the President wait patiently the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell, regarding subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Legislation on the floor for a vote this week includes:

H.R. 1190Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015

  • Alabama co-sponsors: Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2), Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4),Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5)

H.R. 160: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015

  • Alabama co-sponsors: Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2), Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3), Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4),Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5), Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-6), Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7)

H. Res. 233: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders

  • Alabama co-sponsors: Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3), Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5)

H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

H.R. 2505: Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015

H.R. 2507: Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015

H.R. 2582: Seniors’ Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015

H.R. 2570Strengthening Medicare Advantage through Innovation and Transparency for Seniors Act of 2015

H. Con. Res. 55Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces deployed to Iraq or Syria on or after August 7, 2014, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq and Syria

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