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Rep. DeSaulnier Introduces Bill to Establish HUD Office of Housing Innovation
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7054) to "establish an Office of Housing Innovation in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist in exploring and developing new approaches for increasing and diversifying the supply of housing and for meeting the challenges of housing shortages, housing affordability, and traffic congestion."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee.

For more information, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, 115 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2095; ... Show Full Article

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Provide Disaster Relief Assistance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7053) to "provide disaster relief assistance to individuals for the purpose of clearing fallen debris."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

For more information, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, 2413 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3661; or in the district office at 59 Elm St., New Haven, CT 06510; 203/562-3718.

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill to Support Inclusive Zoning Policies
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7050) to "require Community Development Block Grant recipients to develop a strategy to support inclusive zoning policies, to allow for a credit to support housing affordability."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Financial Services committees.

For more information, Rep. James Clyburn, 242 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3315; or in the district offices at 130 W. Main St., Kingstree, SC 29556; 843/355-1211; 1225 Lady St., Ste. ... Show Full Article

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7052) to "provide that no Federal funds may be used to carry out the proposed rule of the Department of Homeland Security entitled Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9 and has 49 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., ... Show Full Article

Rep. Biggs Introduces Bill to Abolish Agency for Toxic Substances, Disease Registry
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7051) to abolish the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Andy Biggs, 1626 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2635; or in the district office at Superstition Plaza, 2509 S. Power Road, Ste. 205, Mesa, AZ 85209; 480/699-8239.