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Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Establish Annual Reference Price for Insulin Products
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 2817) to "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an annual reference price for insulin products for purposes of Federal health programs."

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in the state at 121 S.W. Salmon St., Ste. 1400, Portland, OR 97204; 503/326-3386; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Paul Introduces Bill on Payment Option for Medicare Fee-for-Service Items, Services
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (S. 2812) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits."

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Rand Paul, 167 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; ... Show Full Article

Sen. Rosen Introduces Bill on Fixed Broadband Internet Access Service
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 2816) to "ensure that fixed broadband internet access service assisted by any Federal broadband support program meets a minimum speed threshold."

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

For more information, Sen. Jacky Rosen, 144 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-6244; or in the state at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Ste. 8203, Las Vegas, NV 89101; 702/388-0205; Bruce ... Show Full Article

Sen. Roberts Introduces Bill on Lifetime Learning Credit
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (S. 2819) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the income-based limitations for the Lifetime Learning Credit.

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information, Sen. Pat Roberts, 109 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-1605; 202/224-4774; or in the state at the Sen. Frank Carlson Federal Bldg., 444 S.E. Quincy, Ste. 392, Topeka, KS 66683; 785/295-2745; 100 Military Plaza, Dodge City, KS 67801; 620/227-2244; 11900 College Blvd., Ste. ... Show Full Article

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Establish U.S. African-American Burial Grounds Network
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2827) to amend title 54, U.S. Code, "to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. African- American Burial Grounds Network."

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 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, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Sinema Introduces Bill to Improve Customs & Border Protection Hiring Efforts
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (S. 2813) to "establish a CBP Hiring and Retention Innovation Council to develop ideas and initiatives to improve U.S. Customs and Border Protection hiring and retention efforts and capabilities."

The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

For more information, Sen. Kirsten Sinema, 317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4521; or in the state at 3333 E. Camelback Road, Ste. ... Show Full Article