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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill on Federal Support for Biomedical R&D Related to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7288) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and other Federal officials to compile into a searchable database information relating to Federal support for biomedical research and development related to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore.,   more

Rep. Garamend Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Home Investment Partnerships Program
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7312) to reauthorize the Home Investment Partnerships Program. The bill was introduced on June 24 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Michael San Nicolas, D-Guam, Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texa  more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill to Require Any COVID-19 Drug Developed to be Affordable
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7296) to "require any COVID-19 drug developed in whole or in part with Federal support to be affordable and accessible by prohibiting monopolies and price gouging." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. The legislati  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill on Incentives for Renewable Energy
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7330) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., John Lewis, D-Ga., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, John B. Larson, D-Conn., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Ron Kind, D-Wis., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Linda T. Sanchez, D-Cal  more

Rep. Walden Introduces Bill to Designate Maxwell VA Clinic
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7379) to "designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Walden,  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Prohibit Selling of Firearms Prior to Completion of Background Check
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4068) to "prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.,  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Medicare Payment Rate Floor
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 4088) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Brian Schatz, D  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Improve Protections for Employees, Retirees in Business Bankruptcies
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 4089) to amend title 11, U.S. Code, "to improve protections for employees and retirees in business bankruptcies." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committ  more

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill to Provide Direct Funding to Entities
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4047) to "permit the Secretary of the Treasury to provide direct funding to certain entities." The bill was introduced on June 23 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. The legislation was referred to the Senate Banking, Hous  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Establish Contingency Plans in Response to Disasters, Emergencies
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 4033) to "require States to establish contingency plans for the conduct of elections for Federal office in response to national disasters and emergencies." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has 33 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Cory  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Moratorium on Electric, Natural Gas Utility Disconnections
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4029) to "express the sense of Congress regarding the need for a nationwide moratorium on electric and natural gas utility disconnections during the nationwide emergency relating to the spread of the novel coronavirus." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Ki  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as Legal Public Holiday
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4019) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has 46 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Bern  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Prevent Unconstitutional War With North Korea
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4020) to prevent an unconstitutional war with North Korea. The bill was introduced on June 22 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in state at 975 President John F.   more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Prohibit Biometric Surveillance Without Explicit Statutory Authorization
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4084) to "prohibit biometric surveillance by the Federal Government without explicit statutory authorization and to withhold certain Federal public safety grants from State and local governments that engage in biometric surveillance." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Mark  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Award Grants to Purchase Zero Emissions Port Equipment, Technology
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4046) to "direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to award grants to eligible entities to purchase, and as applicable install, zero emissions port equipment and technology." The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was re  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Designate Maxwell VA Clinic
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4072) to "designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in state at   more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Protect Agricultural Workers From Impacts of Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4042) to protect agricultural workers from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Extend Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 4083) to amend the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act "to extend Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and improve short-time compensation programs and agreements." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van H  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Remove Confederate Names, Paraphernalia From DOD Assets
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4076) to "remove Confederate names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia from assets of the Department of Defense." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Sheldo  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Improve Low-Income Housing Credit
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4078) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to improve the low-income housing credit and provide relief relating to the coronavirus emergency." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washi  more