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Sen. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Provide Whistleblower Protections
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 2002) to amend the National Security Act of 1947 "to provide whistleblower protections for employees of contractors of elements of the intelligence community."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 24. It was referred to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Claire McCaskill in Washington at 730 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6154; or in the state offices at 28 N. 8th St., Ste. 500, Columbia, MO 65201; 573/442-7130; 555 Independence ... Show Full Article

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Protect Privacy Rights
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 1997) to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 "to protect privacy rights."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Dean Heller, R-Nev., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Steve Daines, R-Mont.

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Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Small Business Investment Companies
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 1995) to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 "to improve the number of small business investment companies in underlicensed States."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 24. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1995/text.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Marco Rubio in Washington at 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill on Water Regulations for Lead, Copper
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2000) to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act "to improve transparency under the national primary drinking water regulations for lead and copper."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 24. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Tammy Duckworth in Washington at SD-G12 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2854; or in the state office at 230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3900, Chicago, IL 60604; 312/886-3506.

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Address Environmental Justice
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 1996) to "require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Tom Udall, D-N.M., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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