a Senator from Maine; born in Alexandria, Va., March 31, 1944; graduated Dartmouth College, B.A., 1966; graduated University of Virginia, J.D., 1969; lawyer; counsel, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics; television program host and co-producer; company executive; energy conservation company owner; governor of Maine 1995-2003; elected as an Independent to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term commencing January 3, 2013; reelected in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025.
A bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector.
Securing Energy Infrastructure Act This bill establishes a two-year pilot program within the Department of Energy's (DOE)national laboratories to (1) identify thesecurity vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, and (2)evaluate technology that can be used to isolate the most critical systems of such entities from cyberattacks. In addition,DOE must establish a working group to evaluate the technology solutions proposed by the national laboratories and to develop a national str...
A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and expressing the appreciation of the Senate for the contribution of the members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.
A resolution supporting the designation of September 2018 as 'National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month'.
Recognizes the importance of education and prevention of substance use disorder. Expresses support for exploring how integrated care, community, and sense of purpose can lead to effective and sustainable treatment.
A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide that the licensing of a mark for use by a related company may not be construed as establishing an employment relationship between the owner of the mark, or an authorizing person, and either that related company or the employees of that related company, and for other purposes.
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies, including a joint program to be established in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, and for other purposes.
Joint Long-Term Storage Act of 2019 This bill requires the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in the Department of Energy to establish a demonstration initiative composed of demonstration projects focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies. As part of the initiative, ARPA-E must establish a joint program with the Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program office to (1) demonstrate promising long-duration energy ...
A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and the preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility, and for other purposes.
Agriculture and Food
Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act or the PRIME Act This bill expands the exemption of custom slaughtering of animals from federal inspection requirements. Under current law, the exemption applies if the meat is slaughtered for personal, household, guest, and employee uses. The bill expands the exemption to include meat that is slaughtered and prepared at a custom slaughter facility in accordance with the laws of the state where the facility is located; and prepared exc...
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals.
Delivering Elderly Lunches and Increasing Volunteer Engagement and Reimbursements Act of 2019 or the DELIVER Act of 2019 This bill increases the standard mileage rate for the tax deduction for the charitable use of a passenger automobile to deliver meals to homebound individuals who are elderly, disabled, frail, or at risk. The bill increases the rate from the standard charitable rate of 14 cents per mile to the standard business mileage rate, which is 58 cents per mile for 2019.
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require all political committees to notify the Federal Election Commission within 48 hours of receiving cumulative contributions of $1,000 or more from any contributor during a calendar year, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make fully refundable the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, to increase the maximum amount excludable from gross income for employer-provided dependent care assistance, and for other purposes.
Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act or the PACE Act This bill modifies the tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment (known as the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit) to (1) make the credit refundable, (2) increase the rate for the credit, and (3) require the dollar amounts for such credit to be adjusted for inflation after 2019. The bill also increases the amount of employer-provided dependent care assistance which may b...
A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish an initiative, carried out by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, to coordinate Federal efforts and programs for home modifications enabling older individuals and individuals with disabilities to live independently and safely in a home environment, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure proper allocation of lump-sum payments of disability insurance benefits for determinations of modified adjusted gross income under the refundable tax credit for coverage under a qualified health plan.
Tax Fairness for Disabled Workers Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit certain lump-sum payments of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from being included as income to determine if a taxpayer meets the income requirements for the premium assistance tax credit. The bill applies to lump-sum SSDI payments that are: (1) received during the taxable year, and (2) attributable to prior taxable years. (The premium assistance tax credit is provided to eligible...
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State Exchanges are prohibited from imposing fees or assessments on issuers of excepted benefits and standalone dental plans not sold through an Exchange.
This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit a state, solely to fund its health insurance exchange, from charging a health insurer a fee or tax for excepted benefits coverage (benefits not subject to requirements under the Act) or on standalone dental plans that are not sold on an exchange.
A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to provide for the integration of distributed energy resources, to modernize electricity grid infrastructure, to provide for the consideration of non-wires alternatives, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
Economics and Public Finance
This bill amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to require the Congressional Budget Office, upon receiving a request from Congress, to determine if legislation would reduce spending outside of the 10-year budget window through the use of preventive health and preventive health services.