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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 34 items )  

Rep. Courtney Introduces Bill to Refinance Federal, Private Student Loans
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7449) to refinance Federal and private student loans. The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., John B. Larson, D-Conn., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Sean Patrick Mal  more

Rep. Curtis Introduces Bill to Designate Hong Kong Residents as Priority 2 Refugees of Special Humanitarian Concern
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. John R. Curtis, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7415) to "designate residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as Priority 2 refugees of special humanitarian concern." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Harley Rouda, D-Calif., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Ben McAda  more

Rep. DelBene Introduces Bill to Expand Membership of Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7420) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or queer." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 43 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Gi  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Provide Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7402) to provide a temporary moratorium on eviction filings. The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., James McGovern, D-Mass., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Adriano Espaillat,   more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Commemorate Mission of Peace Corps
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7460) to "extend the authority for the establishment by the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation of a commemorative work to commemorate the mission of the Peace Corps and the ideals on which the Peace Corps was founded." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves, R-La. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Joseph P. Kenned  more

Rep. Levin Introduces Bill to Establish Library Stabilization Fund
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7486) to "establish a Library Stabilization Fund to respond to and accelerate the recovery from coronavirus." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Terri A  more

Rep. Levin Introduces Bill to Implement System to Conduct Representation Elections Remotely
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7485) to "direct the National Labor Relations Board to implement a system and procedures to conduct representation elections remotely using an electronic voting system." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 45 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Ed Case, D-Ha  more

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill on On-the-Ground Road Safety Assessments on Pedestrian, Bicycle Safety
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7462) to "provide for nationwide, on-the-ground road safety assessments focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety." The bill was introduced on July 1. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, 2109 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8273; or in district offices at 1 Harbor St., Ste. 304, Boston, MA 02210; 61  more

Rep. Malinowski Introduces Bill to Reaffirm Objectives Set Forth in U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7428) to "reaffirm the principles and objectives set forth in the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Dean Phillips, D-Minn., John R. Curtis, R-Utah, Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., and James McGovern, D-Mass. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees. For more information, Rep. Tom Malinowski,  more

Rep. Schneider Introduces Bill to Amend Communications Act of 1934
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7432) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to prohibit schools and libraries that receive universal service support from blocking internet access to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer resources." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Joseph P.  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Develop Program for Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7472) to "authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to eligible State, Tribal, and territorial public health agencies to develop and administer a program for digital contact tracing for COVID-19." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Nanette D. Ba  more

Rep. Trahan Introduces Bill on Review of Suicide Events Involving Members of Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7474) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to issue guidance for the review of suicide events involving members of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Gil Cisneros, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Lori Trahan, 1616 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3411  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Early Warning Reporting Requirements for Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4120) to enhance the early warning reporting requirements for motor vehicle manufacturers. The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Blumenthal at 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2823;  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Research to Minimize Motor Vehicle Driver Distraction
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4123) to "direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct research regarding and require the use of driver monitoring systems to minimize or eliminate motor vehicle driver distraction." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information,  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Establish Motor Vehicle Recall Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4121) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a motor vehicle recall assistance program." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Blumenthal at 706 Hart Senate Office   more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Issue Final Rule Revising Motor Vehicle Seat Back Safety Standards
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4122) to "require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a final rule revising motor vehicle seat back safety standards." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Blumenthal at 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Was  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4183) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to require organizations that spend more than $50,000 on Federal judicial nomination communications to file statements disclosing donors and certain other information with the Federal Election Commission." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Richard J. D  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Establish Commission on COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4132) to establish the Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kirst  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Make High-Speed Broadband Internet Service Accessible
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 4131) to "make high-speed broadband internet service accessible and affordable to all Americans." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev. The legislation was refer  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Funding for Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4098) to provide funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act. The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Supplemental Funding for Supportive Housing for Elderly
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4177) to authorize supplemental funding for supportive housing for the elderly. The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill to Support Education, Child Care During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 4112) to "support education and child care during the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Robert  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Promote Understanding About African-American History
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 4193) to "develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to promote understanding about African-American history." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Debbie Stabenow,   more

Sen. Reed Introduces Bill to Establish Library Stabilization Fund to Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 4181) to "establish a Library Stabilization Fund to respond to and accelerate the recovery from coronavirus." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Robert   more

Sen. Sanders Introduces Bill to Prohibit Use of Riot Control Agents, Kinetic Impact Projectiles
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has introduced legislation (S. 4114) to "prohibit Federal law enforcement officers from using riot control agents and kinetic impact projectiles, and to incentivize States and local governments to prohibit State and local law enforcement officers from using riot control agents and kinetic impact projectiles." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to t  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Amend Revised Statutes
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4142) to amend the Revised Statutes "to remove the defense of qualified immunity in the case of any action under section 1979." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Increase Access to Retirement Savings
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4192) to increase portability of and access to retirement savings. The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02203;  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Provide Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4097) to provide a temporary moratorium on eviction filings. The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawai  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Refinance Federal, Private Student Loans
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4141) to refinance Federal and private student loans. The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Reform Pattern, Practice Investigations Conducted by Justice Department
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4170) to "reform pattern or practice investigations conducted by the Department of Justice." The bill was introduced on July 2. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02203; 617/565-3170; 1550 Ma  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Require Report on Foreign Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4191) to "require a report on foreign investment in the pharmaceutical industry of the U.S." The bill was introduced on July 2. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 0  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Require States to Meet Assisted Living Facility Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4184) to "require States to meet assisted living facility reporting requirements to qualify for future COVID-19 response funds." The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President Jo  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Secure Supply of Drugs
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4175) to secure the supply of drugs in the U.S. The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston,  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Emergency Benefits for Broadband Service
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4095) to "provide emergency benefits for broadband service during periods relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jeff M  more