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Rep. Walden Introduces Bill to Repeal Requirement to Reallocate T-Band Spectrum
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5928) to "repeal the requirement to reallocate and auction the T-Band spectrum, to amend the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999 to clarify acceptable 9-1-1 obligations or expenditures."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 18. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Greg Walden, 2185 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6730; or in the district offices at 1051 N.W. Bond St., Ste. 400, Bend, OR 97701, 541/389-4408; 14 N. Central ... Show Full Article

Rep. Posey Introduces Bill to Mandate Drug Recalls in Case of Critical Contamination
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5927) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study American dependence on unsafe Chinese pharmaceuticals and to empower the Food and Drug Administration to mandate drug recalls in the case of critical contamination."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 18. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Bill Posey, 2150 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3671; or in the district office at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. C, Melbourne, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Pallone Introduces Bill on Restoration of Advanced Communications Service Networks
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5926) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to provide for expedient restoration of advanced communications service networks during times of emergency."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., 2107 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4671; or in the district offices at 67/69 Church St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901; 732/249-8892; 504 ... Show Full Article

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill on VA Loan Guarantee for Purchase of Residential Cooperative Housing
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5923) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to improve and make permanent the Department of Veterans Affairs loan guarantee for the purchase of residential cooperative housing ."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 18 and was co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

For more information, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, 2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0001; 202/225-7944; or in the district offices at 1651 3rd Ave., Ste. 311, New York, ... Show Full Article

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Bill on Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5925) to "authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 18. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

For more information, Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, 2136 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8050; or in the district offices at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Ste. M-1000, ... Show Full Article