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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Sen. Hassan, Colleagues Announce More Than $1.2 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages in Rural NH
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1,231,238 in federal funding to help address health care workforce shortages communities in rural New Hampshire are facing. Specifically, the funding was ... Show Full Article

Sen. Baldwin Supports President Biden's Executive Action to Strengthen Buy American Policies to Support American Workers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he will take executive action to strengthen Buy American policies to support manufacturers, businesses and workers to ensure that our future is made in America by all of America's workers.

"I strongly believe that when we are using U.S. taxpayer dollars, we should be investing in American workers and American-made products. That's what I pushed Donald Trump and his administration to do for ... Show Full Article

Rep. Pascrell Calls on Biden to Fire Entire USPS Board of Governors
PATERSON, New Jersey, Jan. 26 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to President Joe Biden calling on him to fire the entire United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors for their silence and complicity in Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's deliberate campaign to subvert vote-by-mail elections and destroy the Post Office.

"After several years of unprecedented sabotage, the United States Postal Service is teetering on the brink of collapse. Through the devastating arson ... Show Full Article

Rep. Garamendi Reintroduces American Food for American Schools Act to Support Biden Administration's Buy American Order
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-California, issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) reintroduced the American Food for American Schools Act to strengthen "Buy American" requirements under the National School Lunch Program. Garamendi's bipartisan bill would also increase transparency so that parents are informed when students are served foreign-produced foods paid for by taxpayers.

Original cosponsors: Marcy Kaptur (D-OH09), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE01), Tim Ryan (D-OH13), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA01), Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA24), Don Young (R-AK), Derek ... Show Full Article

Rep. Castro Reintroduces Immigration Bills for New Congress
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced three pieces of legislation to restore dignity and protections for immigrants in the United States. All three bills had previously been introduced in the 116th Congress. The reintroduced immigration legislation includes:

* The Jakelin Caal Death in Custody Reporting Act. Named in honor of Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. government custody after crossing the border, this legislation requires the Departments of Homeland Security and Health ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cammack Tapped To Serve On House Agriculture & Homeland Security Committees During 117th Congress
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Jan. 26 -- Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Florida, issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

Congresswoman Kat Cammack announced her new seats on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security Committees for the 117th Congress.

On the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Cammack will serve as the only Florida Republican on the committee and will join her colleagues and Ranking Member Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) to work on agricultural issues important to constituents in Florida's Third Congressional District, the state of Florida, and across the country. Congresswoman Cammack will also ... Show Full Article

Rep. Biggs Introduces Two COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Bills
GILBERT, Arizona, Jan. 26 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, issued the following statement:

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Congressman Andy Biggs introduced two pieces of legislation related to the COVID-19 vaccine. The first bill prohibits the use of federal funds to maintain or collect information that can be used to identify any individual to whom a COVID-19 vaccine is administered. The second bill prohibits the use of federal funds to propose, establish, implement, or enforce any requirement that an individual wear a mask or other face covering, or be vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Congressman Biggs ... Show Full Article