Wednesday - July 28, 2021
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. Wyden, Rep. Jayapal Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Alternatives to Incarceration for Parents, Caregivers to Keep Families Together, Children Out of Foster Care
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., today reintroduced legislation to create an alternative to incarceration for eligible parents and caregivers and provide them the resources they need so their children can stay safely at home instead of entering the foster care system

The Finding Alternatives to Mass Incarceration: Lives Improved by Ending Separation Act (FAMILIES Act) would allow federal judges to divert parents and caregivers from incarceration ... Show Full Article

Sen. Klobuchar Bill to Rename Wayzata Post Office in Honor of Ex-Rep. Ramstad Passes Senate
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that her legislation to rename the Wayzata Post Office in honor of former Minnesota Representative Jim Ramstad has passed the Senate. The bill will now head to President Biden's desk to be signed into law.

The legislation is led in the House of Representatives by Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN), who currently holds the seat Representative Ramstad once held. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and John Hoeven (R-ND), ... Show Full Article

Sen. Kaine Announce Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant for Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia, July 28 -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), as well as Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both of Virginia, announced the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) has been awarded a $847,646 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Specifically, this grant will provide funding to expand service at PHF with a new United flight to ... Show Full Article

Sen. Burr Statement on Death of Ex-Sen. Enzi
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement on July 27, 2021:

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Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today released the following statement on the passing of former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi:

"The news of Mike Enzi's sudden passing is devastating for all of us who served with him in the U.S. Senate. Mike was a true problem solver, working across the aisle to build consensus on issues important to Wyoming and the nation.

"I had the honor of working alongside him to pass pandemic and biodefense preparedness legislation, a priority we both shared as members ... Show Full Article

Reps. McEachin & Langevin, Sen. Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act & Increase Small Business Accessibility
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Virginia, issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

Reps. A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Jim Langevin (RI-02), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the bicameral Disabled Access Credit Expansion (DACE) Act to provide tax credits for small businesses to update their buildings and websites, helping them comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and increasing access for people with disabilities.

The DACE Act builds upon the existing Disabled Access Credit (DAC), which helps businesses pay for renovations to comply with ... Show Full Article

Reps. DeFazio, Western State Lawmakers Push for More Relief Following Historic Wildfires, Droughts, Heat
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort to secure more relief for farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture producers in the western United States affected by historic wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the lawmakers urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to open relief programs up to more producers that have lost crops and livestock to the ongoing droughts, extreme heat, and wildfires.

In ... Show Full Article

Rep. Owens Introduces the Say No to Indoctrination Act
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, issued the following news release on July 27, 2021:

Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) introduced the Say No to Indoctrination Act, which prevents the use of federal funds to advance discriminatory concepts informed by Critical Race Theory.

"From the Tulsa Race Massacre to Jim Crow and Juneteenth, young Americans deserve to learn about all significant events in our country's history," said Owens.

"Critical Race Theory, however, teaches students that America is irredeemably racist and intrinsic characteristics like race, color, and national origin define ... Show Full Article