About Susan Wild

Presently Congresswoman for Pennsylvania’s 7th District, Susan has worked hard for us. She cosponsored Medicare for All, supported increasing the minimum wage to $15, and has worked on bills to make it easier to vote and reduce the influence of big money in politics. She still finds time to help constituents constituents in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties and love spending time with family and friends here at home in the Lehigh Valley.

Susan is so busy I am having trouble keeping up! Below read about her many accomplishments in the US House of Representatives over the last two years. See more on her Facebook page. Or her website.

Susan’s Work in the U.S. House

Mar 27, 2020 :: 
Voted for CARES Act to respond to the Covid 19 disaster.

Dec 19, 2019 :: 
Voted for the USMCA, helping to secure transformational changes from the original draft to prioritize American workers.

Dec 18, 2019 :: 
Cast her vote in favor of the articles of impeachment brought against the President of the United States.

Dec 12, 2019 :: 
Interrogated Betsy DeVos in House Education and Labor Committee on Education Department’s refusal to process debt relief claims from 240,000 defrauded student borrowers as per federal court rulings.

Dec 6, 2019 :: 
Voted to pass HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, in order to restore the full strenth of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Oct 15, 2019 :: 
Introduced a bill as part of the #CollegeAffordabilityAct that makes student loans 1) simpler to understand, 2) easier to take out, and 3) cheaper to pay off. Need more details? Here you go.

Jul 18, 2019 :::
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.

Jun 5, 2019 :::
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.

Jun 4, 2019 :::
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.

May 17, 2019 :::
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.

May 16, 2019 :::
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.

May 9, 2019 :::
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.

Mar 28, 2019 :::
Introduced legislation that would reinstate and make permanent tax deductions designed to directly benefit many middle-class and union workers.

Mar 26, 2019 :::
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.

Mar 8, 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.

Mar 6, 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.

Mar 6, 2019 :::
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

Mar 5, 2019 :::
Introduced legislation that would require all states to offer at least 15 consecutive days of early voting for federal elections.

Mar 3, 2019 :::
Crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge with Rep. John Lewis

Susan Wild with John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 2019

***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.***

Feb 27, 2019 :::
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.***

Feb 25, 2019 :::
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)

Feb 14, 2019 :::
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 – – –

Jan 17, 2019 :::
Appointed to House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Jan 14, 2019 :::
Appointed to House Committee on Education and Labor.

Jan 4, 2019 :::
Voted for Appropriations Bill to fund the Government. Mitch McConnell refuses to let Senate vote. Voted for Nancy Pelosi Speaker of House.

Jan 3, 2019 :::
Sworn in to 116th Congress.

Jan 2, 2019 :::
Introduced H.R. 7400 to fund the Coast Guard during shutdown (only military branch left out).

Dec 22, 2018 :::
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

Dec 21, 2018 :::
Co-sponsored H.R. 6505 to authorize HHS to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.

Dec 20, 2018 :::
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.

Dec 19, 2018 :::
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.

Dec 14, 2018 :::
Along with Representatives-elect Madeleine Dean and Chrissy Houlahan, joined the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

Dec 13, 2018 :::
Voted to pass 2018 Farm Bill.

Dec 11, 2018 :::
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.

Dec 10, 2018 :::
Co-sponsor of H. Res. 1031 which authorizes the House to defend the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions protections in federal court.

Nov 27, 2018 :::
Sworn in to 115th Congress.