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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 10 items )  

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Grants for De-Escalation Training, Community Outreach
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7199) to "provide grants to law enforcement agencies for de-escalation training and community outreach." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and John R. Curtis, R-Utah. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in district offices at 1208 Eastcheste  more

Rep. Diaz-Balart Introduces Bill on Tax on Private Foundation Excess Business Holdings
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7244) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "for purposes of the tax on private foundation excess business holdings to treat as outstanding any employee-owned stock purchased by a business enterprise pursuant to certain employee stock ownership retirement plans." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Daniel Kildee, D-Mich. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.   more

Rep. Gaetz Introduces Bill on U.S. Soccer Federation
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7207) to "prohibit the use of funds for the 2022 and 2026 World Cup until the date on which Policy 604-1 of the U.S. Soccer Federation is reinstated." The bill was introduced on June 15. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Matt Gaetz, 1721 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4136; or in district offices at 226 S. Palafox Place, 6th fl., Pens  more

Rep. Hastings Introduces Bill to Expand Eligibility for Surface Transportation Block Grant Program
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7250) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "to expand eligibility for the surface transportation block grant program." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, 2353 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1313; or in district offices at 5701 N.W. 88th Ave., Ste. 200, Tamarac, FL 33321;   more

Rep. Spano Introduces Bill to Establish Federal Agency Sunset Commission
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7226) to establish a Federal Agency Sunset Commission. The bill was introduced on June 15. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Rules committees. For more information, Rep. Ross Spano, 224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1252; or in district offices at 124 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 304, Lakeland, FL 33801; 863/644-8215; 10101 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview, FL 33578;   more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill to Amend Title 11 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7279) to amend title 11 of the U.S. Code "to prohibit the payment of bonuses to highly compensated individuals employed by the debtor and insiders of the debtor to perform services during the bankruptcy case." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5792; or in dist  more

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill to Improve Police-Community Relationship
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7284) to "authorize the Attorney General to make grants to improve the relationship between the police and the communities they serve." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7931;   more

Rep. Webster Introduces Bill on Infrastructure Bank for America
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7231) to "establish the Infrastructure Bank for America as a corporation to serve as a lender for and investor in infrastructure projects." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services and Ways and Means committees. For more information,   more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on College Athletes
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 4004) to "ensure that college athletes, and not institutions of higher education, are able to profit from their name, image, and likeness." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tal  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Publish List of Countries That Contract With Cuba for Medical Missions Program
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3977) to "require the Department of State to publish a list of countries that contract with the Government of Cuba for their medical missions program and ensure that such contracts are considered as factors in considering Trafficking in Persons report rankings." The bill was introduced on June 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations   more