In prior Congresses, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has introduced bills that would limit the penalty to a total of 10 percent, payable only for twice the number of years a person delayed filing for Part B. In the above example, under Frank's bill, the penalty for a 10 year delay would be only $4.38 per month, payable for twenty years. Rep. Frank has introduced H.R.1177 in the 107th Congress, which is the same bill as he has introduced in the past. The bill has been referred to both the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Commerce Committee. There is no companion bill in the Senate.