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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019

Short Titles as Reported to House

Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date Actions Overview
07/24/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 264 - 169 (Roll no. 505).(text: CR H7318-7323)
07/19/2019Committee on Appropriations discharged.
07/19/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-159, Part II.
07/18/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-159, Part I.
01/09/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (33)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/19/2019SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.
12/18/2019SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
07/25/2019SenateReceived in the Senate.
07/24/2019-8:35pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/24/2019-8:35pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 264 - 169 (Roll no. 505). (text: CR H7318-7323)
07/24/2019-8:24pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 232 (Roll no. 504).
07/24/2019-8:17pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/24/2019-8:06pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mast motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert a new clause in section 4(b)(1)(c) of the bill stating that pension plans will not knowingly engage in a commerce-related or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity intended to undermine the existence of, penalize, inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial relations with Israel.
07/24/2019-8:06pmHouseMr. Mast moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H7346)
07/24/2019-8:05pmHouseH.Amdt.600 On agreeing to the Roe, David P. amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 245 (Roll no. 503).
07/24/2019-7:34pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Roe (TN), which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/24/2019-7:34pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7345, H7347-7348)
07/24/2019-6:32pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Roe amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scotts (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
07/24/2019-6:31pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/24/2019-6:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 509, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the David P. Roe amendment No. 1.
07/24/2019-6:19pmHouseH.Amdt.600 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Roe, David P. (consideration: CR H7334-7335, H7345; text: CR H7334)
07/24/2019-5:03pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 397.
07/24/2019-5:01pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 397 and H.R. 3239. Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 397 and H.R. 3239 under structured rules. Resolution also provides that it shall be in order on the legislative day of July 25, 2019 or July 26, 2019 that the House suspend the rules. Resolution additionally provides for proceedings from the period from July 29, 2019 through September 6, 2019.
07/24/2019-5:01pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 509. (consideration: CR H7318-7335)
07/23/2019-7:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 509 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 397 and H.R. 3239. Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 397 and H.R. 3239 under structured rules. Resolution also provides that it shall be in order on the legislative day of July 25, 2019 or July 26, 2019 that the House suspend the rules. Resolution additionally provides for proceedings from the period from July 29, 2019 through September 6, 2019.
07/19/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 123.
07/19/2019HouseCommittee on Appropriations discharged.
07/19/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-159, Part II.
07/18/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 116-159, Part I.
07/10/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 17.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/10/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/11/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 18.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
06/11/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/01/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/09/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/09/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (209)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 01/09/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 01/18/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 01/18/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 01/18/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/18/2019
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 01/18/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 01/18/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 01/24/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 01/24/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 01/24/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 01/24/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 02/06/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 02/06/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 02/06/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 02/06/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 02/06/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 02/06/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 02/06/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/06/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 02/06/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 02/06/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 02/06/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 02/06/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 02/06/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 02/06/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 02/06/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 02/06/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 02/06/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 02/06/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 02/06/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 02/06/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 02/07/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 02/07/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 02/07/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 02/07/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/07/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 02/07/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/07/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 02/07/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/07/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 02/07/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 02/07/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 02/07/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 02/14/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 02/14/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 02/14/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 02/14/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 02/14/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/14/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 02/14/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 02/14/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 02/14/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 02/14/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 02/14/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 02/26/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 02/26/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 02/26/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 02/26/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 02/26/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 02/26/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 02/26/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 02/26/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 02/26/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 02/26/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 03/07/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 03/21/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 03/21/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 03/21/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 03/21/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 03/21/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 03/21/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 03/21/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 03/21/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 03/25/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 03/27/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/27/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 03/27/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 03/27/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 04/08/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 04/08/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 04/08/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 04/08/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 04/08/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/08/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 04/08/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 04/08/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 04/12/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 04/12/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 04/12/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 04/12/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 04/12/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 04/12/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/12/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 04/12/2019
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 04/12/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 04/12/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 04/12/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 04/12/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 04/12/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 04/12/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 04/12/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 04/12/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 04/12/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 04/12/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 04/18/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 04/18/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 04/18/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 04/18/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 04/25/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 04/25/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/25/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 04/25/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/25/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 04/25/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/25/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 05/01/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 05/01/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 05/01/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 05/01/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 05/01/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 05/01/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 05/01/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 05/01/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 05/01/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 05/07/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 05/07/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 05/07/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 05/07/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/07/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 05/07/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 05/07/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 05/07/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/07/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 05/30/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 05/30/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 05/30/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 05/30/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 05/30/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 05/30/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 05/30/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 05/30/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 05/30/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 05/30/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 05/30/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 05/30/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 05/30/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 05/30/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 06/04/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/04/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 06/04/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 06/04/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 06/04/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 06/04/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 06/04/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 06/10/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 06/10/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 06/10/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 06/10/2019
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/13/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 06/18/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 06/18/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 06/18/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 06/19/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 06/19/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 06/24/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 06/24/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 06/26/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 06/26/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 06/26/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/26/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 06/27/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 06/27/2019
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 07/02/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 07/09/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 07/09/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 07/09/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/09/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 07/09/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 07/11/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 07/11/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 07/11/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 07/11/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 07/12/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 07/15/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 07/16/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 07/16/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 07/17/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 07/17/2019
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 07/17/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 07/17/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 07/17/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 07/17/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 07/18/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 07/18/2019

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor01/09/2019 Referred to
06/11/2019 Markup by
07/19/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-159,Part 2
House Ways and Means01/09/2019 Referred to
07/10/2019 Markup by
07/18/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-159
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support03/01/2019 Referred to
House Appropriations01/09/2019 Referred to
07/19/2019 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (4)

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Passed House (07/24/2019)

Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019

This bill establishes the Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury and a related trust fund to make loans to certain multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.

To receive a loan, a plan must be (1) in critical and declining status, including any plan with respect to which a suspension of benefits has been approved; (2) in critical status, have a modified funded percentage of less than 40%, and have a ratio of active to inactive participants which is less than two to five; or (3) insolvent, if the plan became insolvent after December 16, 2014, and has not been terminated.

Treasury must transfer amounts, which may include proceeds from bonds and other obligations, from the general fund to the trust fund established by this bill as necessary to fund the program. The Pension Rehabilitation Administration may use the funds, without a further appropriation, to make loans, pay principal and interest on obligations, or for administrative and operating expenses.

The bill allows the sponsor of a multiemployer pension plan that is applying for a loan under this bill to also apply to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) for financial assistance if, after receiving the loan, the plan will still become (or remain) insolvent within the 30-year period beginning on the date of the loan.

The bill also appropriates to the PBGC the funds that are necessary to provide the financial assistance required by this bill.

The bill modifies the requirements for the distribution of remaining pension benefits from certain defined contribution plans to a designated beneficiary upon death of an employee.

The bill increases penalties for failure to file

  • a tax return, and
  • certain retirement plan returns.