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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 6 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. DeFazio Introduces Investing in a New Vision for the Environment & Surface Transportation in America Act
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (H.R. 2) "to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill. and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The full text of the bill is avai  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

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. 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