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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 29 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Provide That Uses of Riot Control Agents Constitute Civil Rights Violations
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7196) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide that certain uses of riot control agents constitute civil rights violations." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., and Filemon Vela, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Alma S. A  more

Rep. Balderson Introduces Bill to Conduct Studies to Expand Access to Telehealth Services
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7233) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Comptroller General of the U.S. to conduct studies and report to Congress on actions taken to expand access to telehealth services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance programs during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Roger Williams, R-Texas, an  more

Rep. Bernice Johnson Introduces Bill on Appropriations for Surface Transportation R&D
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7214) to "authorize appropriations to the Department of Transportation for surface transportation research, development, and deployment." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Randy Weber, R-Texas, and Haley Stevens, D-Mich. It was jointly referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology and Transportation and Infrastructur  more

Rep. Bernice Johnson Introduces Bill on Research to Examine Law Enforcement Policies, Practices
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7252) to "provide for research to examine law enforcement policies and practices, including the causes, consequences, and mitigation of excessive use of force." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was jointly referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology, Homeland Security, and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 2306 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC  more

Rep. Crawford Introduces Bill to Issue Long-Term Leases on Federal Lands Under BLM Jurisdiction
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7202) to "require the Secretary of the Interior to issue long-term leases on Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management to companies that relocate production facilities from the People's Republic of China to the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Natural Reso  more

Rep. Graves Introduces Bill to Authorize Funds for Federal-Aid Highways
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7248) to "authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs." The bill was introduced on June 18 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Rob Woodall, R-Ga., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Garret Graves, R-La., David Rouzer, R-N.C., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif.  more

Rep. Guest Introduces Bill to Amend Small Business Act
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7208) to amend the Small Business Act "to include hospitals serving rural areas or areas of persistent poverty in the paycheck protection program." The bill was introduced on June 15 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Roger Williams, R-Texas, Andy Ha  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Establish Juneteenth Independence Day as Federal Holiday
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7232) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday." The bill was introduced on June 18 and has 74 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Andrew Kim, D-N.J., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Colin Allred, D-Texas, Al Green, D-Texas, Veronica Es  more

Rep. Keating Introduces Bill on Congressional Notice for Use of Authority Under Insurrection Act
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. William R. Keating, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7215) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to provide for congressional notice and termination requirements for use of authority under the Insurrection Act." The bill was introduced on June 15 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Sean Casten, D-Ill., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Jim Himes, D-Conn., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas T  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill on Infection Control Support to Skilled Nursing Facilities
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7254) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for infection control support to skilled nursing facilities through contracts with quality improvement organizations." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, and Fred Upton, R-Mich. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. For   more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill on Removal of Statues From Display in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7217) to "remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the U.S. Capitol." The bill was introduced on June 15 and has 58 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Andre Carson, D-Ind., James McGovern, D-Mass., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Nydia M. Vel  more

Rep. Meeks Introduces Bill to Allow Qualified Opportunity Funds to Invest in Community Development Financial Institutions
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7262) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow qualified opportunity funds to invest in community development financial institutions." The bill was introduced on June 18 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Al Green, D-Texas, Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., and Charlie Crist, D-Fla. The legisla  more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill to Submit Report on Federal Criminal Offenses
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7270) to "direct the Attorney General of the U.S. to submit to the Congress a report on Federal criminal offenses." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Chip Roy, 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4236; or in district offices at 5900 Southwest Parkway, Bldg 2., Ste. 201-A, Austin, TX 78735; 512/871-5959; 12  more

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bill on National Intelligence Estimate on Threat of Global Pandemic Disease
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7225) to "direct the Director of National Intelligence to produce a National Intelligence Estimate on the threat of global pandemic disease." The bill was introduced on June 15 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Himes, D-Conn., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Denny Heck, D-Wash.,   more

Rep. Spanberger Introduces Bill to Require Placement of Assets Into Blind Trusts
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7200) to "require Members of Congress and their spouses and dependent children to place certain assets into blind trusts." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, 1239 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2815; or in district offices at 42  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Prohibit Unconscionable Pricing of Emergency Supplies for Responders
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7277) to "prohibit unconscionable pricing of emergency supplies for responders during a Federal emergency period." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Grace Meng, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Jackie Speier, 2465 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515  more

Rep. Stauber Introduces Bill to Reform Policing Practices, Accountability, Transparency
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7278) to improve and reform policing practices, accountability and transparency. The bill was introduced on June 18 and has 122 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, William Timmons, R-S.C., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Greg Pence, R-Ind., Mike Garcia, R-Calif., F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis.,  more

Rep. Stevens Introduces Bill to Accelerate Plastics Waste Reduction
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7228) to "provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate plastics waste reduction and support recycling research and development for the economic and national security of the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and   more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Prioritize COVID-19 Projects
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 3964) to amend the national service laws "to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on June 16 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Eligibility for Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3992) to amend the Small Business Act "to provide that certain chambers of commerce and destination marketing organizations are eligible for loans under the paycheck protection program." The bill was introduced on June 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russe  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Health Care Providers
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3993) to "permit a licensed health care provider to provide health care services to individuals in one or more States in which the provider is not licensed." The bill was introduced on June 17 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Tax Credit to Businesses That Provide COVID-19 Testing for Employees
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3966) to "provide a tax credit to businesses that provide testing for COVID-19 to their employees." The bill was introduced on June 16. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-5922; or in state at 300 E. 8th, Ste. 961, Austin, TX 78701; 512/916-5834; Lee Park Tower II, 3626 N. Hall St., Ste. 410, Dallas,  more

Sen. Kennedy Introduces Bill on Issuance of Nondisclosure Requirements Accompanying Administrative Subpoenas
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., has introduced legislation (S. 3973) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements." The bill was introduced on June 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information,   more

Sen. Loeffler Introduces Bill on Report on Plans to Facilitate Implementation of WTO Agreements
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 3978) to "require the U.S. Trade Representative to submit a report on plans to facilitate the full implementation of agreements of the World Trade Organization." The bill was introduced on June 17. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, B85 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3643; or in state at 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 970, Atlant  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Amend Omnibus Crime Control & Safe Streets Act of 1968
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 3987) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to provide that COPS grant funds may be used for local law enforcement recruits to attend schools or academics if the recruits agree to serve in precincts of law enforcement agencies in their communities." The bill was introduced on June 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Fo  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Emergency Unemployment Relief
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 4001) to amend title IX of the Social Security Act "to improve emergency unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations." The bill was introduced on June 18 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., James Lankford, R-Okla., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., David Perdue, R-Ga.,   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

Sen. Scott Introduces Just & Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act (S. 3985) "to improve and reform policing practices, accountability, and transparency." The bill was introduced on June 17 and has 46 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., James Lankford, R-Okla., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Martha McSally, R-Ar  more

Sen. Young Introduces Bill to Permit Use of Incentive Payments to Expedite Airport Development Projects
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 3958) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to permit the use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects." The bill was introduced on June 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Todd Young, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Wash  more