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Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Amend Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 828) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act "to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer Continental Shelf."

The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blunt Introduces Bill on Facial Recognition Technology
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 847) to "prohibit certain entities from using facial recognition technology to identify or track an end user without obtaining the affirmative consent of the end user."

The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information, Sen. Roy Blunt at 260 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5721; or in the state at 2740-B E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804; 417/877-7814; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Credit Against Income Tax
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 809) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include National Scenic Trails."

The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. It was referred to the Senate Finance 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. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Workplace Violence Prevention Plan
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 851) to "direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan."

The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ... Show Full Article

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Misbranded Milk Alternatives
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 792) to require enforcement against misbranded milk alternatives.

The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. James Risch, R-Idaho, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 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, WI 54701-3608; ... Show Full Article