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Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill to Amend Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6444) to amend the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act "to establish an exception to jurisdictional immunity for a foreign state that discharges a biological weapon."

The bill was introduced on April 3. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

For more information, Rep. Lance Gooden, 425 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3484; or in the district offices at 18601 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 725, Mesquite, TX 75150; 214/765-6789; 220 Burnett Trail
Canton, TX 75103.

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Provide Unpaid Leave for National Guard Service
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6441) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide unpaid leave for certain National Guard service by Federal employees and employees of the District of Columbia."

The bill was introduced on April 3. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

For more information, Rep. Rodney Davis, 1740 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2371; or in the district offices at 243 S. Water St., Ste. 100, Decatur, IL 62523; 217/791-6224; 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062; 618/205-8660; ... Show Full Article

Rep. Correa Introduces Bill on Recovery Rebates
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6438) to "allow 2020 recovery rebates to be made on the basis of an individual's taxpayer identification number."

The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 50 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Grace F. Napolitano, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Ensure Access to COVID-19 Testing, Treatment
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6437) to "ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, treatment, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency."

The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Alan Lowenthal, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Bill to Conduct Study on Physician Shortages
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6432) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a task force to conduct a study on physician shortages, including barriers to physicians trained abroad practicing in the U.S."

The bill was introduced on April 3 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, James McGovern, D-Mass., Haley Stevens, D-Mich., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla.

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