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Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Access to Affordable Health Insurance Coverage
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1935) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to ensure that working families have access to affordable health insurance coverage."

The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., ... Show Full Article

Sen. Boozman Introduces Bill on Summer Food Service Program Delivery
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 1918) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require alternative options for summer food service program delivery.

The bill was introduced on June 20 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and John Hoeven, R-N.D.

The legislation was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

For more information, Sen. John Boozman, 141 Hart Senate ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Purchase of Ammunition
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1924) to prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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. 230, Bridgeport, CT, 06604; 203/330-0598.

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Gender Diversity in Coast Guard
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1930) to amend title 14, U.S. Code, "to direct the Commandant of the Coast Guard to report to Congress on efforts to increase gender diversity in the Coast Guard."

The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation 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 ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill to Protect Coverage for Screening Mammography
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 1936) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect coverage for screening mammography.

The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

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