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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill on Tribal Courts Jurisdiction to Cover Crimes
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3523) to amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 "to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Franken in Washington at 202/224-5641; or in the state office at 60 E. Plato Blvd., Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55107; 651/221-1016.

Sen. Cassidy Introduces Bill on Health Insurance Programs
by ELIZABETH TELAN
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has introduced legislation (S. 3530) to "allow the use of claims, eligibility, and payment data to produce reports, analyses, and presentations to benefit Medicare, and other similar health insurance programs, entities, researchers, and health care providers, to help develop cost saving approaches, standards, and reference materials and to support medical care and improved payment models."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Select Right College for Students with Disabilities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3521) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide students with disabilities and their families with access to critical information needed to select the right college and succeed once enrolled."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Bill Cassidy, R-La. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Casey in Washington at 202/224-6324; or in the state office ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Reform Income Tax
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3529) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for a progressive consumption tax and to reform the income tax."

The bill was introduced on Dec. 8. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Cardin in Washington at 202/224-4524; or in the state office at 100 S. Charles St., Tower 1, Ste. 1710, Baltimore, MD, 21201; 410/962-4436.