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Sen. Sullivan Introduces Bill on Operating Permit for Vessels
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 2331) to "extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information, contact Sen. Dan Sullivan at 702 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3004; or in the state ... Show Full Article

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Resolution to Support Women's Health Research Day
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 383) "expressing support for the designation of a Women's Health Research Day."

The resolution was introduced on Jan. 25 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., ... Show Full Article

Sen. Donnelly Introduces Resolution to Support Contributions of Catholic Schools
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has introduced a resolution (S.Res. 382) supporting the contributions of Catholic schools.

The resolution was introduced on Jan. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa.

The full text of the resolution is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/382/text.

For more information, contact Sen. Joe Donnelly at 720 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4814; or in the state at 205 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46601; 574/288-2780; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Justice Served Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced the Justice Served Act (S. 2345) to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 "to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 25 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Dean Heller, R-Nev., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah.

The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, contact Sen. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill on Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Program
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 2346) to establish an innovative water infrastructure workforce development program.

The bill was introduced on Jan. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2346/text.

For more information, contact Sen. Cory Booker at 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3224; or in the state at 1 Gateway ... Show Full Article

Sen. Hatch Introduces Bill on Additional Visas for Well-Educated Aliens
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2344) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, contact Sen. Orrin Hatch at 104 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5251; or in the state at 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; 801/524-4380; 51 S. University Ave., Ste. 320, Provo, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Hatch Introduces Bill on Reliable Air Service to American Samoa
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2348) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to ensure reliable air service to American Samoa."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 25. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information, contact Sen. Orrin Hatch at 104 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5251; or in the state at 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; 801/524-4380; 51 S. University Ave., Ste. 320, Provo, UT 84601; 801/375-7881; 196 E. Tabernacle, Ste. 14, St. George, UT 84770; ... Show Full Article