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

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill to Amend Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7151) to amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 "with respect to future interstate designations." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Kay Granger, R-Texas, Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and Ben Lujan, D-N.M. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, 102  more

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill to Provide Estimates of Use of Taxpayer Funds
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7122) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide estimates of the use of taxpayer funds by the U.S. Government." The bill was introduced on June 8. It was referred to the House Ways and Means 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; 3  more

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. 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. Carson Introduces Bill to Carry Out COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Quilt Project
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7161) to "direct the Smithsonian Institution and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to jointly carry out the COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Quilt Project to honor and remember Americans who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 Pandemic." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Lisa Blunt  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Streamline Environmental Review Process for Major Projects
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7130) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "to streamline the environmental review process for major projects." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Mike Bost, R-Ill., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., David Rouzer, R-N.C., Ross Spano, R-Fla., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Brian Babin, R-Texas The le  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Waive Limitations Under Hospital Exception to Ownership, Investment Prohibition
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7168) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to waive limitations on expansion of facility capacity under rural provider and hospital exception to ownership or investment prohibition during coronavirus 2020 emergency period." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means commi  more

Rep. Hern Introduces Bill to Disclose Gifts From Foreign Sources in Publications of Professors, Affiliates
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7170) to "require institutions of higher education to disclose gifts from foreign sources in the publications of certain professors and affiliates." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Ross Spano, R-Fla., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Chip Roy, R-Texas, David Rouzer, R-N.C., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Markwayne Mullin,  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. McCaul Introduces Bill to Restore Leadership in Semiconductor Manufacturing
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7178) to "restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology,   more

Rep. Nunes Introduces Bill to Amend Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7181) to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 "to require the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to maintain a list of certain foreign issuers, to prohibit certain nationals of the People's Republic of China from receiving non-immigrant visas." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio,  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill to Curtail Violations Against Civil Liberties
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7135) to amend the Insurrection Act "to curtail violations against the civil liberties of the people of the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Rashida  more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7138) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to require program participation agreements between institutions of higher education and Hanban if a Confucius Institute operates on the campus of the institution." The bill was introduced on June 8 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Bill Posey, R-Fl  more

Rep. Timmons Introduces Bill to Report Use of Lethal Force
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. William Timmons, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7188) to "require law enforcement agencies to report the use of lethal force." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ben Cline, R-Va., Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Dan Bishop, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. William Timmons, 313 Cannon House Office Building; Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6030; or in distr  more

Rep. Vela Introduces Bill to Amend Older Americans Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7142) to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 "to establish a competitive grant program to enable States to purchase, customize, or repair vehicles with hot and cold food storage for delivering meals to older individuals through the Congregate Nutrition Program or the Home-Delivered Nutrition Program." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., and Lucy McBath, D-Ga. It w  more

Rep. Williams Introduces Bill to Transfer U.S. Secret Service to Treasury Department
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7145) to "transfer the U.S. Secret Service to the Department of the Treasury." The bill was introduced on June 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees. For more information, Rep. Roger Williams, 1708 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9896; or in district offices at 1005 Congress Ave., Ste. 9  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Increase Federal Incentives to Enable Advanced R&D
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3933) to "restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., James Risch, R-Idaho, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was r  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Judicial Review of Approval for Public Transportation Project
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3927) to "establish a 90-day limit to file a petition for judicial review of a permit, license, or approval for a highway or public transportation project." The bill was introduced on June 9 and was co-sponsored by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washing  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Educational Expenses
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3949) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to permit kindergarten through grade 12 educational expenses to be paid from a 529 account during the Coronavirus Emergency Period." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rick Scott, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Offic  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Amend Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3926) to amend the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act "to improve the Federal permitting process." The bill was introduced on June 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and James Lankford, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-5922; or in state   more

Sen. Loeffler Introduces Bill on Incentives for Relocating Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals to U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 3945) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide incentives for relocating manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and devices to the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, B85 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC,  more