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Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Russian Political Figures, Oligarchs
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4559) to "respond to the provision of bounties by the Government of the Russian Federation for the killing of members of the Armed Forces of the U.S. and members of the Resolute Support Mission led by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and with respect to certain Russian political figures and oligarchs."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred ... Show Full Article

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill on Temporary Refundable Tax Credit for Law Enforcement Officers
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 4558) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish a temporary refundable tax credit for law enforcement officers and an above-the-line deduction for first responders."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 10. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Lindsey Graham, 290 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5972; or in state at 508 Hampton St., Ste. 202, Columbia, SC 29201; 803/933-0112; 130 S. Main St., 7th fl., Greenville, SC 29601; 864/250-1417; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Ernst Introduces Bill to Authorize Location of Memorial on National Mall to Commemorate Armed Forces Members
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 4564) to "authorize the location of a memorial on the National Mall to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Intensive Assistance for Enrolling in Health Care Coverage
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 4557) to "support efforts to provide intensive, individualized assistance for enrolling in health care coverage."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.

The legislation was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, 709 ... Show Full Article

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill on Defendants Charged With Nonviolent Drug Offenses in Federal Criminal Cases
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 4549) to "give Federal courts additional discretion to determine whether pretrial detention is appropriate for defendants charged with nonviolent drug offenses in Federal criminal cases."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2152; or in state at 525 S. 8th St., Springfield, IL ... Show Full Article