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Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Training of Caregivers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4198) to "authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants for providing evidence-based caregiver skills training to caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities."

The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

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Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill on Establishment of Diplomatic Posts in Pacific Islands
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 4209) to "require a feasibility study regarding establishing new diplomatic posts in the Pacific Islands."

The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

For more information, Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; 202/224-6361; or in state at 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 3-106, Honolulu, HI 96850; 808/522-8970.

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill on Workers' Exercise Rights, Engagement in Collective Action
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 4192) to "amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the tax subsidy for employer efforts to influence their workers' exercise of their rights around labor organizations and engaging in collective action."

The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Alex Padilla, D-Calif., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sherrod Brown, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill on National Wildlife Refuge System
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 4194) to "amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System."

The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

For more information, Sen. Thomas R. Carper, 513 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2441; or in state at 500 W. Loockerman St., Ste. 470, Dover, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Bennet Introduces Bill on Oversight, Regulation of Digital Platforms
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 4201) to "establish a new Federal body to provide reasonable oversight and regulation of digital platforms."

The bill was introduced on May 12. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information, Sen. Michael Bennet, 261 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5852; or in state at Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Bldg., 1244 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80204; 303/455-7600; 609 Main St., Ste. 110, Alamosa, CO 81101; 719/587-0096; 1200 S. College Ave., Ste. ... Show Full Article