House 2021 (First Session)
1. Americans Rescue Plan Act. (H.R. 1319) On passage of the bill: Made all U.S. residents with adjusted gross income (AGI) up to $75,000 ($112,000 married), including Social Security beneficiaries, eligible for rebate payment up to $1,400 for individuals or $2,800 for married couples.
Preserved and restored the pensions of more than one million retirees and workers in an estimated 200-225 severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans. Appropriated additional funds for COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and safer nursing home care. Included $12.6 billion in additional federal Medicaid payments for states to expand home and community-based services (HCBS). Provided $1.434 billion for Older Americans Act nutrition services, supportive services (to include COVID-19 vaccination outreach and transportation to vaccination sites) and activities to prevent and mitigate social isolation related to COVID-19, family caregiver services, disease prevention, grants for tribal organizations, and the long-term care ombudsman program. House Roll Call #72, March 10, 2021. Passed: 220-211. National Committee position: Yes.
2. Protect Older Workers Against Age Discrimination Act. (H.R. 2062) On passage of the bill: Would restore the standard of proof in age discrimination cases to treat age discrimination as just as wrong as other forms of employment discrimination. House Role Call #180, June 23, 2021. Passed: 247-178. National Committee position: Yes.
3. Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations Package. (H.R. 4502) On passage of the bill: Provided $14.1 billion to fund the Social Security Administration in FY 2022, a $1.1 billion increase above the FY 2021 enacted level. Provided increased funding levels for Older Americans Act programs, including $1.387 billion for nutrition programs, a $336 million or 41 percent increase over the FY 2021 enacted level; and $550.5 million for support services, a $158 million increase over the FY 2021 enacted level. House Roll Call #247, July 29, 2021. Passed: 219-208. National Committee position: Yes.
House 2022 (Second Session)
4. Inflation Reduction Act. (H.R. 5376) On passage of the bill: Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices for certain high-cost drugs with pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of Medicare. Requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to pay a rebate to the federal government for the amount by which drugs used under Medicare Parts B and D rise faster than inflation. Establishes a $2,000 per year beneficiary out-of-pocket cap on prescription drug spending under Medicare Part D. House Roll Call #420, August 12, 2022. Passed: 220-207. National Committee position: Yes.