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Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Resolution on Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 670) "recognizing the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008."

The resolution was introduced on Oct. 9 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Susan M. Collins, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill to Support Entrepreneurs
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 3561) to support entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, 506 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2841; or in the state at 2 Wall St., Ste. 220, Manchester, NH 03101; 603/647-7500; 50 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743; 603/542-4872; 340 Central Ave., Ste. 205, Dover, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Choose to Opt Out of Medicare Benefit
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3560) to "allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 404 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5922; or in the state at 300 E. 8th, Ste. 961, Austin, TX 78701; 512/916-5834; 3626 N. Hall St., Ste. 410, Dallas, TX 75219; 214/599-8749; 808 Travis St., Ste. 1420; Houston, TX 77002; 305 S. Broadway, Ste. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill on Prescribing Size Standards for Business Concerns
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3562) to amend the Small Business Act "to modify the method for prescribing size standards for business concerns."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 9. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

For more information, Sen. Benjamin Cardin, 509 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4524; or in the state at 100 S. Charles St., Tower 1, Ste. 1710, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410/962-4436; 10201 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Ste. 210, Bowie, MD 20720; 301/860-0414; 13 ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Disaster Relief Assistance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3556) to "provide disaster relief assistance to individuals for the purpose of clearing fallen debris."

The bill was introduced on Oct. 5 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Richard Blumenthal at 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2823; or in the state at 90 State House Square, 10th fl., Hartford, CT 06103; 860/258-6940; 915 Lafayette Blvd., Ste. ... Show Full Article