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Del. Gonzalez-Colon Introduces Bill on Medicare Premium, Cost-Sharing Subsidies
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Del. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4195) to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act "to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the U.S."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 20 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees.

The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4195/text.

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Rep. Stewart Introduces Bill on Suicide Prevention Hotline System
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4194) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to direct the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through the Veterans Crisis Line."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 20 and has 49 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill on Strengthening Mental Health Infrastructure
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4199) to "protect individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 20 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo. It was jintly referred to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees.

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Rep. Castro Introduces Bill on Federal Work-Study Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4196) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to include child development and early learning as community services under the Federal work-study program."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Abigail Spanberger, D-Va. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee.

For more information, Rep. Joaquin Castro, 2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3236; or in the district office at 727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Ste. B-128, ... Show Full Article

Del. Plaskett Introduces Bill on Revenue from Tax on Gasoline
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4198) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to cover into the treasury of the Virgin Islands revenue from tax on gasoline refined in the Virgin Islands and entered into the U.S."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 20. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4198/text.

For more information, Del. Stacey Plaskett, 2404 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1790; or in the ... Show Full Article