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Sen. Warner Introduces Bill to Award Grants to Benefit Appalachia Region
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., has introduced legislation (S. 2569) to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act "to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to benefit the Appalachia region."

The bill was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

For more information, Sen. Mark Warner, 703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2023; or in the state at 919 E. Main ... Show Full Article

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Repeal Total Funding Cap for Essex National Heritage Area
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2570) to "repeal the funding authorization sunset and the total funding cap for the Essex National Heritage Area."

The bill was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

For more information, Sen. Edward Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02203; 617/565-8519; 222 Milliken ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Resolution to Support Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 439) supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.

The resolution was introduced on March 19 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan.

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

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Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Combating, Eliminating Tuberculosis
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2567) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to enhance the national strategy for combating and eliminating tuberculosis."

The bill was introduced on March 19. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee..

For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2315; or in the state at 200 N. High St., Ste. 614, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-208; 801 W. Superior Ave., Ste. 1400, Cleveland, OH 44113; 216/522-7272; 425 Walnut St., ... Show Full Article

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill to Provide Child Care Assistance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 17 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2565) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain training or vocational rehabilitation."

The bill was introduced on March 15 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

The legislation was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cochran Introduces Bill to Transfer National Forest System Land in Mississippi
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 17 -- Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has introduced legislation (S. 2558) to "direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer to Scenic Rivers Development Alliance certain National Forest System land in the State of Mississippi."

The bill was introduced on March 15 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

For more information, Sen. Thad Cochran, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-2402; 202/224-5054; or in the state at 190 E. Capitol St., Ste. 550, Jackson, MS 39201; 601/965-4459; ... Show Full Article