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Rep. Gomez Introduces Bill on Enhanced Medicare Beneficiary Information
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4675) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for enhanced Medicare beneficiary information through access to annual Medicare notifications in multiple languages."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., and Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.

For more information, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, 1530 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; ... Show Full Article

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Simplify Financial Aid Application Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4680) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to simplify the financial aid application process.

The bill was introduced on Oct. 15 and has 61 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Eliot L. Engel, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cunningham Introduces Bill on Efforts to Prepare for Impacts of Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4679) to "require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report examining efforts by the Regional Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare and adapt United States fishery management for the impacts of climate change."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., Francis Rooney, R-Fla., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Natural ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Bill to Increase Oral Health Literacy, Awareness
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4678) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to authorize a public education campaign across all relevant programs of the Health Resources and Services Administration to increase oral health literacy and awareness."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Tony Cardenas, 2438 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6131; ... Show Full Article

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Bill to Amend Title 11 of District of Columbia Official Code
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4683) to amend title 11, District of Columbia Official Code, "to provide that grand and petit jurors serving in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall receive fees and expenses at the same rates paid to grand and petit jurors appearing in the district courts of the U.S."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 15. 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 ... Show Full Article