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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 21 items )  

Rep. Bass Introduces Justice in Policing Act
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., has introduced the Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120) to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 165 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Barbara   more

Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill to Require Law Enforcement Officers Engaged in Crowd Control to Display Identifying Information
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7153) to "require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to visibly display identifying information." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C.,  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Additional Requirements for Use of Authority Under Insurrection Act
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7124) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to provide for additional requirements for the use of authority under the Insurrection Act." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 1323 Longwo  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Units
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7157) to "require pilot programs in connection with Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps units at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority institutions." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 1323 Longwort  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Study on Barriers to Minority Participation in Elite Units of Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7125) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to enter into an agreement with a federally funded research and development center for a study on the barriers to minority participation in the elite units of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 13  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Enhance Participation of DOD Contractors in STEM Activities
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7156) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to establish a program to enhance the participation of Department of Defense contractors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 13  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Form National Commission on Modernizing Military Installation Designations
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7155) to "form the National Commission on Modernizing Military Installation Designations." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 1323 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8699; or in district offices at 9701 Apollo Drive, Ste. 103, Upper Marl  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Include Questions Regarding Racism in Workplace Surveys
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7126) to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 "to direct the Secretary of Defense to include questions regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and supremacism in workplace surveys administered by the Secretary." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthon  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Provide for Designation of Areas as Health Enterprise Zones
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7158) to "provide for the designation of areas as Health Enterprise Zones to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in such areas." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more in  more

Rep. Clarke Introduces Bill on Military Installations Under Jurisdiction of DOD
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7164) to "require the Secretary of Defense to change the name of any military installation or other property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense that is currently named after any individual who took up arms against the U.S. during the American Civil War or any individual or entity that supported such efforts." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. M  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill on Offense Related to Depriving Persons of Rights Under Color of Law
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7134) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to lower the mens rea standard to reckless for the offense related to depriving persons of their rights under the color of law." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Katherine M. Clark, D-  more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Provide Liability Protection for Covered Providers During COVID-19 Outbreak
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7179) to provide liability protection for covered providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, 2333 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3415; or in district offices at 1105 Corporate Drive, Ste. C, Greenville, N  more

Rep. Trone Introduces Bill to Amend Omnibus Crime Control & Safe Streets Act of 1968
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7191) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to condition eligibility for grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. David Trone, 1213 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/2  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Prohibit Reckless Use of Excessive Force Under Color of Law
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7144) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit the reckless use of excessive force under the color of law." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Andre Carson, D-Ind. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, 2302 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2361; or  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill on Removal of Statues in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3957) to "remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the Capitol of the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 12 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Bernie  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Hold Law Enforcement Accountable for Misconduct in Court
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3912) to "hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-O  more

Sen. Cortez Masto Introduces Bill on Above-the-Line Deduction for Attorney Fees in Consumer Claim Awards
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 3913) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow an above-the-line deduction for attorney fees and costs in connection with consumer claim awards." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ca  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill on Humanitarian Assistance to North Korea
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3908) to "expedite the provision of humanitarian assistance, including life-saving medical care, to the people of North Korea." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, 13  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill to Require Law Enforcement Officers to Visibly Display Identifying Information
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3909) to "require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to visibly display identifying information." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer,   more

Sen. Paul Introduces Bill to Prevent Militarization of Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (S. 3931) to "prevent the militarization of Federal, State, and local law enforcement by Federal excess property transfers and grant programs." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee. For more information, Sen. Rand Paul, 167 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4343  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill on Sanctions to Foreign Persons Engaged in Significant Theft of Trade Secrets
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3952) to "require the imposition of sanctions with respect to foreign persons that have engaged in significant theft of trade secrets of U.S. persons." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202  more