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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 25 items )  

Rep. Amash Introduces Bill to Amend Revised Statutes
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Justin A. Amash, I-Mich. has introduced legislation (H.R. 7085) to amend the Revised Statutes "to remove the defense of qualified immunity in the case of any action under section 1979." The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., James McGovern, D-Mass., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill to Expand Vote by Mail, Early Voting
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7068) to "expand vote by mail and early voting, and to improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency of in-person voting during elections for Federal office." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 68 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md.,   more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Establish Office of Equitable Transit-Oriented Development & Mobility
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7074) to "establish an Office of Equitable Transit-Oriented Development and Mobility to carry out an equitable transit-oriented development and mobility grant program." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Alexan  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Encourage Greater Community Accountability of Law Enforcement Agencies
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7100) to encourage greater community accountability of law enforcement agencies. The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 86 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Steve  more

Rep. Neal Introduces Bill to Authorize Appropriations for Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Improvement Projects
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7110) to authorize appropriations for highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects. The bill was introduced on June 4. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Richard E. Neal, 2309 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5601; or in district offices at 300 State St., Ste. 200, Springfield, MA 01105; 413/785-0325; 78 Center S  more

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Address Behavioral Health Needs Caused by COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7080) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, community-based entities, and primary care and behavioral health organizations to address behavioral health needs caused by the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-spons  more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Bill to Submit Report on Lapses in Coverage Under Tricare Program
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7081) to "direct the Comptroller General of the U.S. to submit to Congress a report on lapses in coverage under the TRICARE program for certain members of the National Guard and reserve components." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Green, R-Tenn., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Don Young, R-Alaska, Austin Scott, R-Ga.,  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Provide for COVID-19 Testing of Transportation Workers
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3884) to "require the Secretary of Transportation to support the efforts of State and local governments to provide for priority testing of certain transportation workers with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID- 19) and require the owners and operators of equipment and facilities used by passenger or freight transportation employers to clean, disinfect, and sanitize that equipment and provide person  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Establish Programs to Improve Health Equity Regarding COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3877) to "establish or expand programs to improve health equity regarding COVID-19 and reduce or eliminate inequities in the prevalence and health outcomes of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 3 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kamala D. Harris  more

Sen. Gillibrand Introduces Bill on Chokeholds, Carotid Holds as Punishment
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 3895) to amend section 242 of title 18, U.S. Code, "to include the use of chokeholds and carotid holds as a deprivation of rights and as a punishment, pain, or penalty." The bill was introduced on June 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, 478 R  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Make Earned Income Tax Credit Available to Residents of U.S. Possessions
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3883) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to make the earned income tax credit available to residents of possessions of the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 3 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen.  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Prohibit Use of Funds for Explosive Nuclear Weapons Test
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3886) to "prohibit the use of funds for an explosive nuclear weapons test." The bill was introduced on June 3 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Benja  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill on Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 3874) "making additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020." The bill was introduced on June 3 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tammy B  more

Sen. Schumer Introduces Pandemic Moment of Silence Act
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced the Pandemic Moment of Silence Act (S. 3846) to "observe the lives lost in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.,   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Justice Department High-Level Appointees
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3851) to "prohibit high-level appointees in the Department of Justice from participating in particular matters in which the President, a relative of the President, or an individual associated with the campaign of the President is a party." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Jeff Mer  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Amend Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3854) to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act "to clarify the authority of servicemembers who incur a catastrophic injury or illness while in military service to terminate leases of premises and motor vehicles." The bill was introduced on June 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Authorize Emergency Homeless Assistance Grants
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3856) to "authorize emergency homeless assistance grants under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for response to the public health emergency relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Chris Van Hol  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Collect, Report Data Concerning COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3850) to "require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Tim Kaine  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Create Coronavirus Containment Corps
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3848) to create a Coronavirus Containment Corps The bill was introduced on June 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Enhance Protections of Civilians During U.S. Military Operations
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3852) to enhance protections of civilians during U.S. military operations. The bill was introduced on June 1. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02203; 617/565-3170; 1550 Main St., Ste.   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Ensure Accountable Use of COVID-19 Relief Funds
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3855) to "ensure ethical and accountable use of COVID-19 relief funds, to prevent corruption and bias in the disbursement and supervision of those funds." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Establish Emergency Office of Manufacturing for Public Health
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3847) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish an Emergency Office of Manufacturing for Public Health." The bill was introduced on June 1. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Establish Joint Congressional Committee on Defense Production
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3858) to "authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to become the sole owner and distributor of certain medical equipment in the event of a covered emergency; to establish a Joint Congressional Committee on Defense Production." The bill was introduced on June 1. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Extend Limitation Periods for Labor, Employment Laws
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3849) to extend limitation periods for labor and employment laws. The bill was introduced on June 1 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The legislation was referred to the Senate Health, Education,   more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Prevent Price Gouging During Emergencies
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3853) to prevent price gouging during emergencies. The bill was introduced on June 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St.  more