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Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill to Establish National Telehealth Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 2408) to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a national telehealth program.

The bill was introduced on July 31 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, 357 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3344; or in the state at 800 Market St., Ste. 121, Knoxville, TN 37902; 865/540-3781; 91 Stonebridge Blvd., Ste. 103, Jackson, TN 38305; 731/660-3971; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill on National Health Service Corps Rural Provider Loan Repayment Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 2406) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish the National Health Service Corps Rural Provider Loan Repayment Program."

The bill was introduced on July 31 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, 357 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3344; or in the state at 800 ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill on Federally Funded Projects, Activities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 2430) to "provide an exemption from certain requirements for federally funded projects and activities in areas not in metropolitan statistical areas."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

For more information, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, 357 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3344; or in the state at 800 Market St., Ste. 121, Knoxville, TN 37902; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill on DNA Test to Determine Familial Relationship
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 2420) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to require a DNA test to determine the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, 357 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3344; or in the state at 800 Market St., Ste. 121, Knoxville, TN 37902; 865/540-3781; 91 Stonebridge Blvd., Ste. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Trade-Balancing Exchange Rate for U.S. Dollar
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 2357) to "establish a national goal and mechanism to achieve a trade-balancing exchange rate for the U.S. dollar, to impose market access charge on certain purchases of United States assets."

The bill was introduced on July 31 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, 709 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5653; or in the state at 500 S. Barstow St., Ste. LL2, Eau Claire, ... Show Full Article