Friday - September 20, 2019
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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Senator McConnell Secures Critical Resources for Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release:

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- As Majority Leader and Senior Member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell delivers national resources to bolster Kentucky priorities

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured a number of critical resources for Kentucky in three government funding bills approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee today. The Committee, of which Senator McConnell is a senior member, approved the Agriculture, Transportation and Housing, and Financial Services ... Show Full Article

Sen. Udall Fights for Quality Housing for Indian Country
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, issued the following news release:

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- In Appropriations Committee, Udall presses for NAHASDA reauthorization - critical Native housing program expired in 2013?

- Will continue to press for long-term authorization as bill includes $820 million for Fiscal Year 2020

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Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, offered an amendment to provide housing certainty for Native Americans by reauthorizing the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) through fiscal year ... Show Full Article

Rep. Rogers Supports Temporary Federal Funding Bill to Keep Government Running
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, issued the following news release:

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted for a stopgap federal funding bill to ensure military operations and other critical government programs continue as the end of the fiscal year approaches. With a divided Congress, more time is necessary to finalize funding priorities for fiscal year 2020, which begins October 1, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Short-Term Continuing Resolution (CR), H.R. 4378, to continue current funding levels through November 21st.

"This bill continues ... Show Full Article

Rep. Bonamici Presses EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on EPA's Dismissal of Science
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), a leader on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler about the Agency's proposed rule to censor science. This was the first time a Trump-appointed EPA Administrator appeared before the committee.

The proposed "censoring science" rule, titled Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, would force the EPA to ignore valuable scientific information. In his testimony, Administrator ... Show Full Article

Langevin, Cicilline Recognize Bicentennial of Congdon Street Baptist Church
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Jim Langevin, D-Rhode Island, issued the following news release:

Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02), along with Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record to commemorate the bicentennial of the Congdon Street Baptist Church in Providence:

"Madam Speaker, I rise with my colleague, Congressman David Cicilline, to celebrate the bicentennial of the Congdon Street Baptist Church. Over the last 200 years, the church has been a pillar of the black community in Providence, serving as a place of worship, education, and ... Show Full Article

House Science, Space & Technology Committee Members Introduce Minority Serving Institution STEM Achievement Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, issued the following news release:

Yesterday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) along with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced H.R. 4372, the "MSI STEM Achievement Act." H.R. 4372 directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research to better understand the challenges minority serving institutions (MSIs) face, their contributions to the STEM workforce, and effective approaches to enhancing their capacity to compete for Federal STEM education and ... Show Full Article

House Education Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Urban Institute
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The Education and Labor subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment issued the following testimony by Matthew M. Chingos, vice president for education data and policy at the Urban Institute, at a hearing entitled "Broken Promises: Examining the Failed Implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program":

"Thank you for the opportunity to testify today about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

"I direct the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute here in Washington, DC. My colleagues and I work to support evidence-based ... Show Full Article