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Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Nonviolent Criminal Offenses Records Expungement
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6499) to "permit the expungement of records of certain nonviolent criminal offenses."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Davis in Washington at 202/225-5006; or in the district office at 2746 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612; 773/533-7520.

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Establish Small Claims System
by ELIZABETH TELAN
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6496) to amend title 17, U.S. Code, "to establish a small claims system within the Copyright Office."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Lamar S. Smith, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Chu in Washington at 202/225-5464; or in the district office at 527 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 106, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626/304-0110.

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Amend Older Americans Act of 1965
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6485) to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 "to develop and test an expanded and advanced role for direct care workers who provide long-term services and supports to older individuals in efforts to coordinate care and improve the efficiency of service delivery."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., Jim McDermott, D-Wash., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Donna F. Edwards, D-Md., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Education and the Workforce ... Show Full Article

Rep. Carter Introduces Bill on Transportation Security Administration's Transparency
by ELIZABETH TELAN
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6497) to "require screening transparency and accountability of the Transportation Security Administration."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Carter in Washington at 202/225-5831; or in the district office at 1510 Newcastle St., Ste. 200, Brunswick, GA 31520; 912/265-9010.

Rep. Fortenberry Introduces Bill to Prevent Abandonment of Women, Children
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6503) to "facilitate services and support to prevent the abandonment of women and children by alleviating the physical, financial, social, emotional, and other difficulties that may be encountered during pregnancy and childrearing."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Education and the Workforce committees.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Fortenberry in Washington at 202/225-4806; or in the district office at 641 N. Broad ... Show Full Article