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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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Sens. Romney and Lee Introduce Resolution Recognizing Utah's Fight for Women's Suffrage
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. Congressman Bishop (R-UT) introduced a companion resolution in the House of Representatives that is being cosponsored by the other members of the Utah delegation.

"Utah led the charge in the women's suffrage movement by granting women ... Show Full Article

Sen. Warner, Kaine, Luria Push for Inclusion of Study to Reduce Sea-level Rise in Hampton Roads
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, issued the following news release on Jan. 17:

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting that the Virginia Beach Regional Coastal Storm Risk Management Study be included in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan. The study was authorized in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which was supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine to analyze the flood risk threats from sea level rise, coastal ... Show Full Article

Sen. Risch Announces Senior Outreach Schedule for January - March
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 18 -- Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, issued the following news release:

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch announced that representatives from his Boise regional office will hold outreach hours at senior centers throughout the southwestern region of the state in January, February and March to answer seniors' questions and provide resources. Representatives from the other Idaho congressional offices and local Area Agencies on Aging have also been invited to attend.

Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00pm - Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend Senior Center

109 South Riverside Drive

Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629

Thursday, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Portman Joins Bipartisan Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Establish Cybersecurity Coordinator in Every State
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator program. This bipartisan legislation would ensure that each state would have its own federally funded Cybersecurity Coordinator, who would be responsible for helping to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats by working with federal, state, and local governments as well as schools, hospitals, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Schiff Announces Nominations of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, issued the following news release:

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seventeen students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2024.

"Each of these students has a stellar resume of accomplishments, participated in a variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated academic excellence, which make them outstanding nominees for this great honor," said Rep. Schiff. "This group of students has a commitment to serving our country, and I am proud to have nominated ... Show Full Article

Rep. Scalise Welcomes LSU Champions to the U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, issued the following news release:

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) welcomed the LSU Tigers football team to the U.S. Capitol to congratulate them for winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. Whip Scalise led the LSU football team on a tour of the U.S. Capitol and the House Floor. The team visited the White House earlier in the day to celebrate their victory and meet with President Trump.

This week, Whip Scalise submitted a statement for the Congressional Record and co-sponsored a resolution commending ... Show Full Article

Rep. Dingell Stands With Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) supported legislation to block changes to the Borrower Defense Rule by the Trump Administration's Department of Education.

Thursday, the House passed an action that if also passed by the Senate would reverse the Trump Administration's actions to deny relief to students defrauded or mislead by predatory colleges.

"We should not be protecting fraudulent institutions that prey on students. We should be working to prevent fraud in education in the first place," said Dingell. ... Show Full Article