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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill on Higher Education Opportunities for Foster Youth
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 1792) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Al Franken in Washington at 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5641; or in the state offices at 60 E. Plato Blvd., Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55107; 651/221-1016; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill on Health Insurance Coverage
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 1797) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Robert Casey in Washington at 393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6324; or in the state offices at 200 N. 3rd St., Ste. 14-A, Harrisburg, PA 17101; 717/231-7540; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Heinrich Introduces Bill to Facilitate Commercialization of Energy Technologies
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (S. 1799) to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 "to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact ... Show Full Article

Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill to Enhance Taxpayer Rights
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 1793) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to enhance taxpayer rights."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Chuck Grassley in Washington at 135 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3744; or in the state offices at 201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 720, Davenport, IA 52801; 563/322-4331; 120 Federal Bldg., 320 6th St., Sioux City, IA 51101; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Improve College Savings
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1790) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to improve college savings under section 529 programs."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Richard Burr in Washington at 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the state offices at 151 Patton Ave., Ste. 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828/350-2437; ... Show Full Article