Susan’s Work in the U.S. House
Jul 18 :::
Voted for the Raise the Wage Act, landmark legislation to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years and restore the value of work in our economy by lifting struggling workers and their families out of poverty.
Sent letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to bring, H.R. 1/S.949, the For the People Act, to the Senate floor for debate and for a vote. The letter was signed by almost every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representative’s freshman class. The For the People Act is transformative legislation that strengthens American democracy and empowers citizens by making it easier to vote, reducing the influence of big money bill was passed by the House and sent to the Senate in March.
Voted for H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, landmark legislation that provides permanent protections to our nation’s Dreamers, as well as to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Pennsylvania communities and our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.
Voted for H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations.
Voted for H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. This major piece of legislation would lower prescription drug prices and reverse the expansion of junk insurance plans to defend vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Supported H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which included her amendment to stop the rising cost of premiums. 78 Republicans came on board and voted for this.
Introduced legislation that would reinstate and make permanent tax deductions designed to directly benefit many middle-class and union workers.
Introduced H.R. 1870, the Family Health Care Affordability Act, a key component of the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.
House passed the bill led by Susan Wild to make voting more accessible by enacting and expanding early voting in every state as a key component of the historic reforms package, H.R.1, The For the People Act of 2019.
As co-chair of the New Democratic Coalition Climate Change Task Force, Susan Wild announced its mission statement and goals for the 116th Congress.
Voted in the House Committee on Education and Labor to advance the Raise the Wage Act, a proposal that would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2024
Introduced legislation that would require all states to offer at least 15 consecutive days of early voting for federal elections.
Crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Rep. John Lewis
***Note: Susan Wild has not yet co-sponsored H.Res. 109, the Green New Deal. (Sponsor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-NY) However, with the New Democrat Coalition, she did release Climate Change Goals on March 6th. You decide what makes more sense.***
Co-sponsor of H.R. 1384 to establish a Medicare for All health insurance program. (Sponsor Pramila Jayapal D-WA)
***Compare all the Medicare for All plans in a side-by-side format here.***
Co-sponsor of H.R. 1346 to provide option for ages 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare, to provide for health insurance market stabilization, and for other purposes. (Sponsor Brian Higgins D-NY)
Co-sponsor of H.J.Res.37 to Direct removal of US Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. – – – PASSED HOUSE – – –
Appointed to House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Appointed to House Committee on Education and Labor.
Voted for Appropriations Bill to fund the Government. Mitch McConnell refuses to let Senate vote. Voted for Nancy Pelosi Speaker of House.
Sworn in to 116th Congress.
Introduced H.R. 7400 to fund the Coast Guard during shutdown (only military branch left out).
Wed – Senate passes bipartisan compromise spending bill, Pres refuses to sign
Thu – House GOP passes their bill with 5.8 billion for wall
Fri – Senate never held a vote
Sat – Shutdown
Co-sponsored H.R. 6505 to authorize HHS to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
Voted for First Step Act that provides needed first steps in reforming our mandatory minimum sentencing laws and offers meaningful opportunities for rehabilitation and re-entry.
Co-sponsored with Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-4):
H.R. 6685 – invest in career and technical training programs for high school students.
H.R. 6694 – incentivize employers to invest in training programs for their employees.
H.R. 6693 – encourage federal agencies to hire contractors that participate in high-impact apprenticeship programs.
Signed on to the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869) to push her colleagues to support equal pay for equal work.
Along with Representatives-elect Madeleine Dean and Chrissy Houlahan, joined the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
Voted to pass 2018 Farm Bill.
Signed on to the discharge position introduced by Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) to force a vote in the House on H.J.Res.129, legislation that would overrule the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) action to overturn the open internet.
Co-sponsor of H. Res. 1031 which authorizes the House to defend the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions protections in federal court.
Sworn in to 115th Congress.