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Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Negotiate Prices of Prescription Drugs
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 377) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2315; or in the state at 200 N. High St., Ste. 614, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Establish Excise Tax on Prescription Drugs
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 378) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish an excise tax on certain prescription drugs which have been subject to a price spike."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2315; or in the state at 200 N. High St., Ste. 614, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-208; 801 W. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill on Disclosing Criminal History Record Information
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 387) to "prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Cory Booker, 359 Dirksen ... Show Full Article

Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill to Support Carbon Dioxide Utilization
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 383) to "support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo.

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Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill on Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervidae
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 382) to "authorize a special resource study on the spread vectors of chronic wasting disease in Cervidae."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., John Boozman, R-Ark., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., John Hoeven, R-N.D., James M. Inhofe, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 369) to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the state at 151 Patton Ave., Ste. 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828/350-2437; 2000 W. 1st St., Ste. 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104; 800/685-8916; 201 N. Front St., Ste. 809, Wilmington, NC 28401; ... Show Full Article