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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday May 31, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Bernice Johnson Introduces Bill to Provide Grants to Retrain Transportation Workers
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7050) to "direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to provide grants to retrain certain transportation workers." The bill was introduced on May 28. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 2306 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8885; or in district office at 1825 Market Center Blv  more

Rep. Buck Introduces Bill To Withhold Funding From State That Provide Payments to Assist Illegal Aliens
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7043) to "withhold funding authorized under the CARES Act from any State or municipality that provides economic stimulus payments through a program designed to exclusively assist illegal aliens." The bill was introduced on May 28 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Gregory F. Mur  more

Rep. Crenshaw Introduces Bill to Provide Reemployment Support Benefits
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7013) to amend title II of division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act "to provide reemployment support benefits to recently unemployed individuals." The bill was introduced on May 19. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, 413 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6565; or in district offices at  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Child Care is Essential Act
WASHINGTON, May 29 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced the Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) "making additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020." The bill was introduced on May 27 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., Haley Stevens, D-Mich., Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., D  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill to Improve DOD-Wide Management of Investments in Weapon Systems
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7049) to "require the Secretary of Defense to develop a plan to improve the Defense of Department-wide management of the investments in weapon systems of the Department." The bill was introduced on May 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, and Joe Wilson, R-S.C. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Dusty Johnson, 1508 Longworth House Office Building,  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Establish Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7011) to establish a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program. The bill was introduced on May 19 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Katie Porter, D-Calif., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Al Gre  more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill on Use of Diagnostic Tests During Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7017) to "allow States to approve the use of diagnostic tests during a public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., and Chip Roy, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, 2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2576; or in district offic  more

Rep. Phillips Introduces Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., has introduced the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) to amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act "to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program, to allow recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes." The bill was introduced on May 26 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chip Roy, R-Texas, Fred Upton,   more

Rep. Reed Introduces Bill on Payroll Tax Credit for Bonuses
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7058) to "provide a payroll tax credit for certain bonuses paid to employees who worked continuously during the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Tom Reed, 2263 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 2  more

Rep. Scalise Introduces Bill to Lease Underutilized Strategic Petroleum Reserve Facilities
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7019) to "authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to lease underutilized Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Steve Scalise, 2049 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3015; or in district offices a  more

Rep. Soto Introduces Bill to Facilitate Access to Electromagnetic Spectrum for Commercial Space Launches
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7021) to "facilitate access to electromagnetic spectrum for commercial space launches and commercial space reentries." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Darren Soto, 1507 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9889; or in district offices at 804 Bryan St.  more

Rep. Trahan Introduces Bill to Provide Financial Assistance to Sports Facilities
WASHINGTON, May 29 -- Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7023) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a program that provides financial assistance to sports facilities, museums, and community theaters." The bill was introduced on May 27 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, David Trone, D-Md., Mike Simpso  more

Rep. Waltz Introduces Bill to Promote R&D of Critical Minerals
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7061) to "promote the domestic exploration, research, development, and processing of critical minerals to ensure the economic and national security of the U.S." The bill was introduced on May 28 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Don Young, R-Alaska, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Roger W. Mars  more

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill to Eliminate Cost-Sharing With Respect to Coverage of Insulin
WASHINGTON, May 30 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7062) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to eliminate cost-sharing with respect to coverage of insulin as a covered part D drug and associated medical supplies and to provide mail order access to insulin and such supplies under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period." The bill was introduced on May 28 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J.,  more