Bills Sponsored by Mimi Walters

115th Congress (2017-2018) 

updated 11/5/17 


 

H.R.4219 - To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to include a voluntary option for qualified flexible workplace arrangements. 

 

 

 

 

 

H.R. 3405 Maximizing Opportunities for Research and Enhancement of Autonomous Vehicles Act (MORE Act)

 

 

 

 

H.R. 2474 Medical Product Review Harmonization Act of 2017

 

Nicknamed the Workflex Bill.  Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to create a flexible work arrangement plan. To qualify as an ERISA-covered plan, the plan would have to include two components: a federal paid leave standard and flexible work arrangements. Employer participation would be voluntary and an employee's participation in any flexible work arrangement would be voluntary.  The legislation would pre-empt all state and local paid leave laws but not state and local laws mandating unpaid leave or state temporary disability insurance requirements.  While the bill provides from 12-20 days compensable days per year for full-time employees, the employer may determine whether the use of compensable leave at the time requested by an employee would "utterly disrupt the operations of the employer."

Date Introduced by Mimi Walters 11/2/17 

 

 

Allows new entrants to the automobile industry, such as technology and ride-sharing companies, to test self-driving vehicle technology in interstate commerce.

Date introduced by Mimi Walters (and Democratic co-sponsor Doris Matsui):  July 26, 2017

Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on  July 26, 2017,  Language from this bill was then incorporated into H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act which was passed by the House on September 6, 2017

Press release:  https://walters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-walters-introduces-self-driving-vehicle-legislation-make-orange

 

 

Eliminates regulatory redundancies for low- or moderate-risk medical devices to streamline the review process and spur innovation.  Also allows the FDA to grant 510(k) clearance, the 90-day review process that determines whether a device has an equivalent, for some class II medical devices.

Date Introduced by Mimi Walters (and Democratic co-sponsor Ami Bera): May 16, 2017 

Press release: https://walters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/reps-walters-and-bera-introduce-bipartisan-bill-streamline-medical

Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health:  May 19, 2017

 

To ensure the Chief Information Office of the Federal Communications Commission has a significant role in: the decision-making process for annual and multi-year planning, programming, budgeting, and execution decisions, related reporting requirements, and reports related to information technology; the management, governance, and oversight processes related to information technology; and the hiring of personnel with information technology responsibilities.

Date Introduced by Mimi Walters:  May 18, 2017

Referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology:  May 19, 2017

 

Provides for FDA classification of device accessories based on their intended uses, rather than based on the classification of any other device with which the accessories are intended to be used.

Date Introduced by Mimi Walters (and Democratic co-sponsor Ann Kuster):  April 25, 2017

Language from this bill was incorporated into Section 707“Risk-based classification of accessoriesof the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2430) which was passed by the House on July 12, 2017. 

 

Press release:  https://walters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/fda-reauthorization-act-passes-house-key-bipartisan-reforms-medical