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Sen. Crapo Introduces Bill on Additional District Judgeship for Idaho
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has introduced legislation (S. 103) to authorize an additional district judgeship for the district of Idaho.

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Sen. Mike Crapo, 239 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6142; or in the state at 251 E. Front St., Ste. 205, Boise ID 83702; 208/334-1776; 610 Hubbard, Ste. 209, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814; 208/664-5490; 410 Memorial Drive, Ste. 204, Idaho Falls, ID 83402; 208/522-9779; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Collins Introduces Bill on Lower Income Threshold for Medical Expense Deduction
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, has introduced legislation (S. 110) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for a permanent extension of the lower income threshold for the medical expense deduction."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Susan Collins, 413 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2523; or in the state at 68 Sewall St., Ste. 507, Augusta, ME 04330; 207/622-8414; 202 Harlow St., Ste. 20100, Bangor, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blunt Introduces Bill to Extend Funding for Community Health Centers
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 106) to "reauthorize and extend funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Susan M. Collins, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill on Family Planning Grants
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 105) to amend title X of the Public Health Service Act "to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., James Risch, R-Idaho, Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Pat Roberts, R-Kan., James Lankford, R-Okla., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rand Paul, R-Ky., James ... Show Full Article

Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill to Repeal Annual Fee on Health Insurance Providers
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 80) to "repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. John Barrasso, 307 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6441; or in the state at 100 E. B St., Ste. 2201, Casper, WY 82601; 307/261-6413; 2120 Capitol Ave., Ste. 2013, Cheyenne, WY ... Show Full Article