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Rep. Moore Introduces Bill to Carry Out Nutrition Education Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5696) to "require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a nutrition education program to inform the public of the sources of exposure to lead in the environment and of dietary nutrients that may reduce the harmful effects lead exposure has on health."

The bill was introduced on May 7. It was referred to the House Agriculture Committee.

For more information, Rep. Gwen Moore, 2252 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4572; or in the district office at 316 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 406, Milwaukee, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Kelly Introduces Protecting Seniors From Opioid Abuse Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., has introduced the Protecting Seniors From Opioid Abuse Act (H.R. 5684) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to expand eligibility for medication therapy management programs established under part D of the Medicare program to include certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug abuse."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce nd Ways and Means committees.

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Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill on Endangered Species
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5690) to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 "to prohibit the taking for a trophy of any endangered or threatened species of fish or wildlife in the United States and the importation of endangered and threatened species trophies into the United States."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.

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Rep. Bustos Introduces Bill on Navigation Facilities Operation, Maintenance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5688) to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 "relating to the operation and maintenance of navigation facilities."

The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

For more information, Rep. Cheri Bustos, 1009 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5905; or in the district offices at 119 N. Church St., Ste. 207-208, Rockford, IL 61101; 815/968-8011; 3100 N. Knoxville Ave., ... Show Full Article

Rep. Bacon Introduces Bill to Establish Taiwan Defense Assessment Commission
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5680) to provide for the establishment of the Taiwan Defense Assessment Commission.

The bill was introduced on May 7. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees.

For more information, Rep. Don Bacon, 1516 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4155; or in the district office at 13906 Gold Circle, Ste. 101, Omaha, NE 68144; 888/221-7452.