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Sen. Rounds Introduces Bill to Require Banking Agencies to Increase Risk-Sensitivity
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 3283) to "require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to increase the risk-sensitivity of the capital treatment of certain centrally cleared exchange-listed options and derivatives."

The bill was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Mike Rounds, 502 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5842; or in the state at 111 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 210, Pierre, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Hatch Introduces Bill to Improve Effectiveness of Postsecondary Education
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 3294) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to support innovative, evidence-based approaches that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of postsecondary education for all students, to allow pay for success initiatives, to provide additional evaluation authority."

The bill was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Todd Young, R-Ind. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Orrin Hatch, 104 Hart Senate ... Show Full Article

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Combat Cybercrime
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 3288) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide the Department of Justice needed legal authorities to combat cybercrime, including state sponsored cybercrime."

The bill was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Gardner Introduces Bill to Amend Controlled Substances Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 3282) to amend the Controlled Substances Act "to require that orders subject to review be submitted through a clearinghouse."

The bill was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Sen. Cory Gardner, 354 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5941; or in the state at 503 N. Main St., Ste. 426, Pueblo, CO 81003; 719/543-1324; 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 930, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; 719/632-6706; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Kaine Introduces Resolution to Oppose Withdrawal From North Atlantic Treaty
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has introduced a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 62) "formalizing congressional opposition to any withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty, requiring the advice and consent of the Senate to modify or terminate the North Atlantic Treaty, and authorizing litigation to advance the Senate's constitutional authority."

The resolution was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Jack Reed, D-R.I., and John McCain, R-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

For more information, Sen. Tim Kaine, 231 Russell ... Show Full Article