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Rep. Castro Introduces Bill to Promote Equity in Advanced Coursework at Elementary, Secondary Schools
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7925) to "promote equity in advanced coursework and programs at elementary and secondary schools."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 4. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee.

For more information, Rep. Joaquin Castro, 2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3236; or in district office at 727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Ste. B-128, San Antonio, TX 78206; 210/348-8216.

Rep. Cox Introduces Bill to Allow for Electronic Request of Records
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. TJ Cox, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7926) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to allow for the electronic request of certain records."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 4 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs. Committee.

For more information, Rep. TJ Cox, 1728 Longworth House Office Building; Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4695; or in district office at 2700 M St., Ste. 250-B, Bakersfield, CA 93301; 661/864-7736; 2117 Selma St. Selma, CA 93662; 559/460-6070.

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill to Require Issuers to Disclose Financial Support From China
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7924) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 "to require issuers to disclose certain financial support from the Government of China."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, and Denver Riggleman, R-Va. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee.

For more information, Rep. Andy Barr, 2430 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4706; or in district office at 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509; 859/219-1366.

Rep. Comer Introduces Bill to Minimize Increases in Cost of Complying With Federal Rules
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7922) to "minimize increases in the cost of complying with Federal rules during the coronavirus pandemic."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 4 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Clay Higgins, R-La., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Michael Cloud, R-Texas, Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Mark Green, R-Tenn., and Fred Keller, R-Pa.

The legislation was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Judiciary committees.

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Rep. Comer Introduces Bill to Authorize Suspension of Civil Enforcement of Rule During Coronavirus Pandemic
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7923) to "authorize the President to suspend or waive civil enforcement of any rule for certain purposes during the coronavirus pandemic."

The bill was introduced on Aug. 4 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Clay Higgins, R-La., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Michael Cloud, R-Texas, Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Mark Green, R-Tenn., and Fred Keller, R-Pa.

The legislation was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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