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Sen. Reed Introduces Bill to Expand Surveillance of Self-Harm
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 3198) to "authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 15 and was co-sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jack Reed, 728 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Support Fire Safety Education Programs on College Campuses
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3209) to "authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to support fire safety education programs on college campuses."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 16. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Robert Menendez, 528 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4744; or in the state at 1 Gateway Center, Ste. 1100, Newark, NJ 07102; 973/645-3030; 208 White Horse Pike, Ste. 18, Barrington, NJ 08007; 856/757-5353.

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Extend Temporary Scheduling Order for Fentanyl-Related Substances
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 3201) to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances.

The bill was introduced on Jan. 16 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

For more information, Sen. Lindsey Graham, 290 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5972; or in the state at 508 Hampton St., Ste. 202, Columbia, SC 29201; 803/933-0112; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cortez Masto Introduces Bill to Discourage Speculative Oil, Gas Leasing
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 3202) to "discourage speculative oil and gas leasing and to promote enhanced multiple use management of public land and National Forest System land."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 16. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources 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; 400 S. Virginia St., Ste. 902, Courthouse and ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Increase Voting Accessibility for Individuals With Disabilities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3206) to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 "to increase voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities and older individuals."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 16 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

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; ... Show Full Article