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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 23 items )  

Rep. Burgess Introduces Bill to Amend Communications Act of 1934
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7336) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to prohibit franchising authorities from requiring approval for the sale of cable systems." The bill was introduced on June 25. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, 2161 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7772; or in district office at 2000 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste  more

Rep. DeGette Introduces Bill on Appropriations for Offsetting Costs Related to Reductions in Research Productivity
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7308) to "authorize appropriations for offsetting the costs related to reductions in research productivity resulting from the coronavirus pandemic." The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology  more

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. Doggett Introduces Bill to Prohibit Assistance for Inverted Domestic Corporations
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7309) to prohibit certain assistance for inverted domestic corporations. The bill was introduced on June 24. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, 2307 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4865; or in district offices at 217 W. Travis St., San Antonio, TX 78205; 210/704-1080; 300 E. 8th St., Ste.   more

Rep. Flores Introduces Bill to Ensure Adequate Staffing to Review Communications Use Authorizations
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7349) to "require the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to provide a plan to ensure adequate staffing throughout organizational units of the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture to review communications use authorizations in a timely manner." The bill was introduced on June 25. It was jointly referred to the House Natural Resources and Agriculture committees. For more informa  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Bill to Amend Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7332) to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 "to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform, Rules, Budget, and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Virginia Foxx, 2462 Rayburn House Office Buildi  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. Hartzler Introduces Bill to Amend Section 212 of Immigration & Nationality Act
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7326) to amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act "to ensure that efforts to engage in espionage or technology transfer are considered in visa issuance." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, Mike Rogers, R-Ala., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Markw  more

Rep. Horsford Introduces Bill to Nullify Effect of Executive Order That Requires Sharing of Citizenship Data
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7291) to "nullify the effect of the recent executive order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Judy Chu, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill on Mount Rushmore National Memorial
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7358) to "provide that no Federal funds shall be used to alter, change, destroy, or remove, in whole or in part, any name, face, or other feature on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Tim Walberg, R-Mich., Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio,   more

Rep. Kaptur Introduces Bill on Forgiveness of Accelerated, Advance Payments Under Medicare
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7292) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for forgiveness of certain accelerated and advance payments under parts A and B of the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Doug LaMalfa  more

Rep. Langevin Introduces Bill to Establish Office of National Cyber Director
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7331) to establish the Office of the National Cyber Director. The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., John Katko, R-N.Y., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Will Hurd, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs committees and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Fo  more

Rep. Nadler Introduces Bill to Improve Protections for Employees in Business Bankruptcies
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7370) to amend title 11, U.S. Code, "to improve protections for employees and retirees in business bankruptcies." The bill was introduced on June 25. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, 2132 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5635; or in district offices at 201 Varick St., Ste. 669, New York, NY 10014; 212/367-735083; 6605 Fort   more

Rep. Pannill Fletcher Introduces Bill to Advance Understanding of PFAS
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7348) to "provide for the National Academies to study and report on a Federal research agenda to advance the understanding of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)". The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and Bill Posey, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletch  more

Rep. Rush Introduces Bill to to Provide Increase in Amount of Recovery Rebates
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7295) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide an increase in the amount of the recovery rebates with respect to certain dependents, including students demonstrating significant financial need." The bill was introduced on June 22 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Nydia M. Velazquez,   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. Schiff Introduces Bill to Authorize Campaign on Efficacy of Cloth Face Coverings in Reducing Spread of COVID-19
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7317) to "authorize a public service announcement campaign on the efficacy of cloth face coverings in reducing the spread of COVID-19, to authorize a program to provide cloth face coverings to any American who requests one free of charge." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas,   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

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Emergency Nutrition Assistance to States
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 4061) to provide emergency nutrition assistance to States. The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2934; or in state at 222 E. Van Buren, Ste. 404, Harlingen, TX 78550; 956/423-0162  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Training on Alternatives to Use of Force, De-Escalation
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 4064) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to provide for training on alternatives to use of force, de-escalation, and behavioral health crisis." The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2934;  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Assist Energy Sector in Retaining Jobs During Challenging Economic Times
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 4041) to "assist the American energy sector in retaining jobs during challenging economic times." The bill was introduced on June 23 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Bill Cassidy, R-La., James Lankford, R-Okla., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John K  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Develop Comprehensive Database, Repository on Military Aviators
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4043) to "require the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive database and repository on military aviators and conduct a study on such aviators to determine the incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among such aviators." The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., an  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