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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 14 items )  

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. 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. Jayapal Introduces Bill on COVID-19 Relief Funds
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7076) 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 nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Establish Public Directory of Individuals Occupying Government Policy, Supporting Positions
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7107) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to establish and maintain a public directory of the individuals occupying Government policy and supporting positions." The bill was introduced on June 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., and John Sarbanes, D-Md. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Administration c  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

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. Cardin Introduces Bill to Replace Bust of Taney in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3863) to "direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the U.S. Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library." The bill was introduced on June 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. For more information, Sen. Benjami  more

Sen. Leahy Introduces Bill to Strengthen Congressional Control, Review
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., has introduced legislation (S. 3889) to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 "to strengthen congressional control and review." The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Brian Schat  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. Portman Introduces Bill on Treatment of Criminal Violations Under Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 3865) to "provide for the treatment of certain criminal violations under the paycheck protection program." The bill was introduced on June 2 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510; 2  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 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 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