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Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Increase Hospital Competition
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 506) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase hospital competition.

The bill was introduced on Jan. 11. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means and Judiciary committees.

For more information, Rep. Jim Banks, 1713 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4436; or in the district office at 1300 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; 260/702-4750.

Rep. Bacon Introduces Bill to Develop Engagement Strategy With Fusion Centers
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (H.R. 504) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 "to require the Department of Homeland Security to develop an engagement strategy with fusion centers."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee.

For more information, Rep. Don Bacon, 1024 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4155; or in the district office at 13906 Gold Circle, Ste. ... Show Full Article

Rep. Babin Introduces Bill to Examine Hydropower Licences
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 441) to "require Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine certain hydropower licences."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For more information, Rep. Brian Babin, 2236 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1555; or in the district offices at 203 Ivy Ave., Ste. 600, Deer Park, TX 77536; 832/780-0966; 420 Green Ave., Orange, TX 77630; 409/883-8075; Tyler County Courthouse, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Amash Introduces Bill on Homeland Security Secretary Authority to Take Property
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Rep. Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 440) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, "to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to take property using eminent domain."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.

For more information, Rep. Justin A. Amash, 106 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3831; or in the district offices at 70 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 212, Battle Creek, MI 49017; 269/205-3823; 110 Michigan St. N.W., Ste. ... Show Full Article

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill on Assessing Compliance With Military Lending Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 442) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 "to extend the supervisory authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to include assessing compliance with the Military Lending Act."

The bill was introduced on Jan. 10. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Armed Services committees.

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