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Taxpayer First Act of 2019

HR 1957 — Introduced by John Lewis on 2019-3-28

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Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-11

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Taxpayer First Act of 2019

This bill modifies requirements for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding its organizational structure, customer service, enforcement procedures, management of information technology, and use of electronic systems.

The bill includes provisions that

  • establish the IRS Independent Office of Appeals to resolve federal tax controversies without litigation;
  • require the IRS to develop a comprehensive customer service strategy;
  • continue the IRS Free File Program;
  • exempt certain low-income taxpayers from payments required to submit an offer-in-compromise;
  • modify tax enforcement procedures that address issues such as the seizure of property, issuing a summons, joint liability, referral for private debt collection, and contacting third parties;
  • establish requirements for responding to Taxpayer Advocate Directives;
  • permanently authorize the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program;
  • modify procedures for whistle-blowers;
  • establish requirements for cybersecurity and identify protection;
  • prohibit the rehiring of certain IRS employees who were removed for misconduct;
  • allow the IRS to require additional taxpayers to file returns electronically; and
  • increase the penalty for failing to file a return.

The bill requires the IRS Commissioner to appoint a Chief Information Officer, modifies the requirements for managing information technology, and authorizes streamlined critical pay authority for certain IRS information technology positions.

The bill also requires the IRS to implement

  • an Internet platform for Form 1099 filings,
  • a fully automated program for disclosing taxpayer information for third-party income verification using the Internet, and
  • uniform standards and procedures for the acceptance of electronic signatures.

Save the Internet Act of 2019

HR 1644 — Introduced by Michael Doyle on 2019-3-8

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-11

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

HR 1585 — Introduced by Karen Bass on 2019-3-7

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-10

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019

S 747 — Introduced by Thomas Carper on 2019-3-12

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-10

Fair Chance Act

S 387 — Introduced by Cory Booker on 2019-2-7

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-10

USE IT Act

S 383 — Introduced by John Barrasso on 2019-2-7

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-10

Modernizing Congressional Reporting Act of 2019

S 196 — Introduced by Robert Portman on 2019-1-19

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-10

Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act

S 195 — Introduced by Robert Portman on 2019-1-19

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-10

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

S 94 — Introduced by Shelley Capito on 2019-1-10

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-10

Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act

S 846 — Introduced by John Cornyn on 2019-3-14

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-9

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2019

S 226 — Introduced by Jerry Moran on 2019-1-24

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-9

Russian-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act

HR 1477 — Introduced by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on 2019-2-28

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-8

DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019

S 315 — Introduced by Margaret Hassan on 2019-1-31

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-8

Native American Business Incubators Program Act

S 294 — Introduced by Tom Udall on 2019-1-31

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-8

Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019

S 212 — Introduced by John Hoeven on 2019-1-24

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-8

Investing for the People Act of 2019

HR 2021 — Introduced by John Yarmuth on 2019-4-2

Has summary

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-5

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Investing for the People Act of 2019

This bill increases discretionary spending limits, modifies the procedures for enforcing the limits, and establishes budget enforcement procedures in the House of Representatives for FY2020.

The bill increases both the defense and nondefense discretionary spending limits for FY2020 and FY2021. It also modifies the procedures for enforcing the spending limits to

  • limit adjustments for funding designated for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism,
  • allow specified adjustments for Internal Revenue Service enforcement activities and the 2020 Census, and
  • modify the sequestration process.

The chairman of the House Budget Committee must submit for publication in the Congressional Record committee allocations, aggregate spending levels, and aggregate revenue levels that are consistent with the discretionary spending limits and requirements specified in this bill. For budget enforcement purposes, the allocations and levels shall apply in the House of Representatives as if they were included in a FY2020 budget resolution.

The chairman may adjust the allocations and levels to reflect (1) changes in the Congressional Budget Office baseline, or (2) legislation that does not increase the deficit over FY2020-FY2024 or FY2020-FY2029.

The bill prohibits advance appropriations, except for programs, activities, or accounts identified in lists submitted by the chairman of the House Budget Committee for publication in the Congressional Record. The identified accounts are subject to aggregate limits specified in the bill. (An advance appropriation is any new discretionary budget authority provided in appropriations legislation for FY2020 that first becomes available after FY2020.)

Paycheck Fairness Act

HR 7 — Introduced by Nancy Pelosi on 2019-1-30

Status: Passed One Chamber

Last action: 2019-4-3

SBA Cyber Awareness Act

S 772 — Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2019-3-13

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-1

Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2019

S 771 — Introduced by Marco Rubio on 2019-3-13

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-4-1

CBP Workload Staffing Model Act

HR 1639 — Introduced by Clay Higgins on 2019-3-8

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-3-28

Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

S 590 — Introduced by Chris Coons on 2019-2-27

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-3-28

Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2019

S 257 — Introduced by Jon Tester on 2019-1-29

Status: Awaiting floor or committee vote

Last action: 2019-3-28

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