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Rep. Eshoo Introduces Bill to Amend Communications Act of 1934
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5331) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to provide for additional disclosure requirements with respect to content from registered foreign agents."

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Ana Eshoo, 241 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8104; or in the district office at 698 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301; 650/323-2984.

Rep. Davidson Introduces Derivatives Fairness Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced the Derivatives Fairness Act (H.R. 5323) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act "to establish an exemption from the credit valuation adjustment calculation for uncleared derivatives transactions with end-users so that United States companies are not disadvantaged."

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee.

The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5323/text.

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Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill on Human Rights Abuses
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5330) to "provide for the imposition of sanctions on persons who are officials of the Government of Iran or persons acting on behalf of that Government who are responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses committed against citizens of the United States or United States legal permanent resident aliens."

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Ways and Means and Financial Services committees.

For more information, Rep. David Cicilline, 2244 ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Resolution on Designation of Second Chance Month
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced a resolution (H.Res. 789) "expressing support for designation of April 2018 as Second Chance Month."

The resolution was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

The full text of the resolution is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/789/text.

For more information, Rep. Tony Cardenas, 1510 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6131; or in the district office at 9612 Van Nuys Blvd., ... Show Full Article

Del. Bordallo Introduces Bill on Return of Surplus Property to Guam
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5328) to "authorize the return of surplus property, including Federal land, to the government of Guam."

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was jointly referred to the House Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform and Armed Services committees.

For more information, Del. Madeleine Bordallo, 2441 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1188; or in the district office at 120 Father Duenas Ave., Ste. 107, Hagatna, Guam 96910; 671/477-4272.

Rep. Brownley Introduces Bill on Economic, Infrastructure Development Programs
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5325) to amend title 40, U.S. Code, to reauthorize regional economic and infrastructure development programs.

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Financial Services committees.

For more information, Rep. Julia Brownley, 1019 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5811; or in the district offices at 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Ste. 470, Oxnard, CA 93036; 805/379-1779; 223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 411, Thousand ... Show Full Article

Rep. Brooks Introduces Bill to Enhance Poison Center Grant Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5329) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to reauthorize and enhance the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program."

The bill was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Diana DeGette, D-Colo. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Susan Brooks, 1030 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2276; or in the district offices at 11611 ... Show Full Article