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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 18 items )  

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill to Require Annual Fiscal State of the Union
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7086) to require an annual fiscal state of the union. The bill was introduced on June 4. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, 1029 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4005; or in district offices at 500 Chestnut St., Ste. 819, Abilene, TX 79602; 325/675-9779; 1312 Texas Ave., Ste. 219, Lubbock, TX 79401; 806/763-161  more

Rep. Brady Introduces Bill to Certify Process for Distributing Coronavirus Relief Funds
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7065) to "require States to certify a process for distributing Coronavirus Relief Funds to local governments." The bill was introduced on June 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and David Schweikert, R-Ariz. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Kevin P. Brady, 1011 Longworth   more

Rep. Brady Introduces Bill to Provide Relief to Workers Impacted by COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7066) to "provide relief to workers impacted by COVID-19 and support for re-opening businesses." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Jason Smith, R-Mo., Tom Rice, R-S.C., Harold Rogers, R-Ky., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, and Tom Reed, R-N.Y. The  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill to Reform Law Enforcement Practices
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7089) to reform law enforcement practices. The bill was introduced on June 4. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Joaquin Castro, 2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3236; or in district office at 727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Ste. B-128, San Antonio, TX 78206; 210/348-8216.  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. Eshoo Introduces Bill to Observe Lives Lost Due to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7070) to "observe the lives lost in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Darren Soto, D-Fla  more

Rep. Garamendi Introduces Bill to Include Special Districts in Coronavirus Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7073) to amend the Social Security Act "to include special districts in the coronavirus relief fund, to direct the Secretary to include special districts as an eligible issuer under the Municipal Liquidity Facility." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., TJ Cox,  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Prohibit Deployment of Strategic Weapon for Purposes of Addressing Climate Change
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7075) to "prohibit the President from deploying any strategic weapon, such as a nuclear bomb, for purposes of altering weather patterns or addressing climate change." The bill was introduced on June 1. It was jointly referred to the House Armed Services, Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology committees. For more information, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, 1620 Longworth House Office Building, Washington,  more

Rep. Hurd Introduces Bill on Continuation of Paid Parental Leave for Armed Services Members
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7101) to "provide for the continuation of paid parental leave for members of the Armed Services in the event of the death of the child." The bill was introduced on June 4 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Will Hurd, 317 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4511; or in district offices at 1104  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. Kelly Introduces Bill to Study Effects of Changes to Telehealth
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7078) to "study the effects of changes to telehealth under the Medicare and Medicaid programs during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on June 1 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Barbara Lee,   more

Rep. Roe Introduces Bill to Carry Out Retraining Assistance Program for Unemployed Veterans
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7111) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a retraining assistance program for unemployed veterans." The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Mike Levin, D-Calif., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Dan Meuser, R-Pa  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

Rep. Veasey Introduces Bill to Expand Scope of Section 1979 of Revised Statutes
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7115) to expand the scope of section 1979 of the Revised Statutes. The bill was introduced on June 4. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Marc Veasey, 2348 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9897; or in district offices at JP Morgan Chase Bldg., 1881 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 108, Dallas, TX 75208; 214/741-1387; 6707 Brentwood Stair Road, Ste. 200, Fort W  more

Rep. Watson Coleman Introduces Bill on Essential Pay to Health Care Employees
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7117) to "require employers to pay essential pay to health care employees during public health emergencies, and to provide a tax credit for the cost of such pay." The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Al Green, D-Texa  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Nord Stream 2, Turkstream Pipeline Projects
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3897) to "clarify and expand sanctions applicable with respect to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream pipeline projects." The bill was introduced on June 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Buil  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Provide Bonus Depreciation for Space Launch Expenditures
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3875) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide bonus depreciation for certain space launch expenditures." The bill was introduced on June 3 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 2  more

Sen. Sullivan Introduces Bill on Caring for Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 3898) to "provide flexibility for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in caring for homeless veterans during a covered public health emergency." The bill was introduced on June 4 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., M  more