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Sen. Cortez Masto Introduces Bill on Report Assessing Mental Health Services Available to Armed Forces Members
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 3581) to "require the Comptroller General of the U.S. to submit to Congress a report assessing Federal, State, and other mental health services available to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces."

The bill was introduced on March 25. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

For more information, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, 516 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3542; or in the state at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Ste. 8016, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702/388-5020; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Comprehensive Infectious Disease Exposure Control Plan
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3584) to "direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees in the health care sectors and other employees at elevated risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2."

The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill on Study on Accessibility of VA Websites to Individuals With Disabilities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3587) to "require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities."

The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.

For more information, Sen. Robert Casey Jr., 393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6324; or in the state at 200 N. 3rd St., Ste. 14-A, Harrisburg, PA 17101; 717/231-7540; 2000 Market St., Ste. 610, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215/405-9660; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Ernst Introduces Bill to Fund Acquisition of Unexpired Personal Protective Equipment
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 3586) to "reduce Federal spending and fund the acquisition of unexpired personal protective equipment (including face masks) for the strategic national stockpile by terminating taxpayer financing of Presidential election campaigns."

The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Joni Ernst, 730 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3254; or in the state at 733 Federal Bldg., 210 Walnut ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cantwell Introduces Bill to Expand Eligibility for Health Care Tax Credit to Workers in Critical Industries
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 3582) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to expand eligibility for the health care tax credit to workers in certain critical industries."

The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Maria Cantwell, 511 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3441; or in the state at 915 2nd Ave., Ste. 3206, Seattle, WA 98174; 206/220-6400; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Comprehensive Infectious Disease Exposure Control Plan
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3584) to "direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees in the health care sectors and other employees at elevated risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2."

The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, ... Show Full Article