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Sen. Strange Introduces Bill on Firearms Licenses
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (S. 1397) to "nullify any generalized, routine or ongoing reporting requirement imposed on a person licensed under section 923 of title 18, United States Code, that is based on the geographic location in which the licensee is located or on the sale of multiple rifles or shotguns, or any specific type of rifle or shotgun, to the same person."

The bill was introduced on June 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Sen. Rounds Introduces Bill on Officers' Promotion Opt-Out
by ELIZABETH TELAN
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 1380) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to authorize officers to opt out of promotion board consideration for promotion."

The bill was introduced on June 20. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Mike Rounds in 502 Washington at Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5842; or in the state offices at 111 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 210, Pierre, SD 57501, 605/224-1450; 1313 W. Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701; 605/343-5035; 320 ... Show Full Article

Sen. Paul Introduces Resolution on Time Needed for Legislation to Be Read
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 197) to provide sufficient time for legislation to be read.

The resolution was introduced on June 21. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

The full text of the resolution is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/197/text.

For more information about this resolution, contact Sen. Rand Paul in Washington at 167 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4343; or in the state offices at 541 Buttermilk Peak, Ste.102, Crescent ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Student Loan Forgiveness
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1412) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment."

The bill was introduced on June 22 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Al Franken, D-Minn., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

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Sen. Cardin Introduces Resolution to Celebrate U.S.-South Korea Relationship
by ELIZABETH TELAN
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 200) "welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on his official visit to the U.S. and celebrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea relationship."

The resolution was introduced on June 22 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Chris Van Hollen, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Protect Passengers in Air Transportation
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1418) to establish protections for passengers in air transportation.

The bill was introduced on June 22 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Richard Blumenthal in Washington at 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2823; or in the state offices at 90 State House Square, 10th fl., Hartford, CT 06103; 860/258-6940; 915 Lafayette ... Show Full Article