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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 9 items )  

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill on Exclusion From Requirement to Prepare Historical Preservation Reviews
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7333) to "provide that a request for the deployment or modification of a communications facility entirely within a floodplain is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews." The bill was introduced on June 25. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources committees. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 22  more

Rep. Crist Introduces Bill to Improve Safety of School Buses
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7306) to improve the safety of school buses. The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Rep. Charlie Crist, 215 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5961; or in district offices at 696 1st Ave. N.,   more

Rep. Deutch Introduces Bill to Counter White Identity Terrorism Globally
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7345) to counter white identity terrorism globally. The bill was introduced on June 25. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Ted Deutch, 2447 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3001; or in district offices at 7900 Glades Road, Ste. 250, Boca Raton, FL 33434; 561/470-5440; 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate, FL 33063; 954/972-64  more

Rep. Diaz-Balart Introduces Bill to Provide Recovery Rebates
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7346) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide 2020 recovery rebates to certain individuals." The bill was introduced on June 25. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, 404 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4211; or in district offices at 8669 N.W. 36th St., Ste. 100, Doral, FL 33166; 305/470-8555; 4715 Gol  more

Rep. Gaetz Introduces Bill to Prohibit Use of Funds to Purchase Drones Manufactured in China
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7311) to "prohibit the use of funds to purchase drones manufactured in the People's Republic of China or by Chinese state-controlled entities." The bill was introduced on June 24. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform 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., Pensac  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Improve Quality, Accountability for Educator Preparation Programs
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7319) to improve quality and accountability for educator preparation programs. The bill was introduced on June 24. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth House Office Buiding, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3931; or in district office at 7700 N. Kendall Drive, Ste. 605, Miami, FL 33156; 305/668-2285.  more

Sen. Bishop Introduces Bill to Prohibit Funding to Governmental Entities That Permit Autonomous Zones Within Borders
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7285) to "prohibit certain Federal funding to governmental entities that permit autonomous zones within their borders." The bill was introduced on June 22 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Dan Bishop, 132 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1976;  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Economic Impact Payments
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 4071) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to adjust identification number requirements for taxpayers filing joint returns to receive Economic Impact Payments." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or i  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Authorize Seminole Tribe of Florida to Lease Land
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 4079) to "authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs 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, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850/599-91  more