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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 31 items )  

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Establish Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7446) to "establish the Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program at the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing facilities." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7447) to "direct the Federal Communications Commission to take certain actions to accelerate the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Bennie G.   more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill on Domestic Maritime Workforce Training, Education
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7456) to "establish a grant program for domestic maritime workforce training and education." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Brian Babin, R-Texas, and Steven M. Palazzo, R-Miss. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, 1620 Longworth House Office Building, Wash  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. Gosar Introduces Bill to Prevent Duplication of Federal Programs
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7438) to amend section 719 of title 31, U.S. Code, "to require the Comptroller General of the U.S. to analyze certain legislation in order to prevent duplication of and overlap with existing Federal programs, offices, and initiatives." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Andy Harris, R-Md., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., James  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. Raskin Introduces Bill to Amend Title 18 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7468) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to impose prohibitions relating to machines designed for the manufacturing of frames or receivers for firearms." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Jamie Raskin, 412 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5341; or in district o  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. Wexton Introduces Bill to Conduct Benefit-Cost Analysis on Relocations
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7478) to "require Federal agencies to conduct a benefit-cost analysis on relocations involving the movement of employment positions to different areas." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., David Trone, D-Md., Jerry McNerney, D-C  more

Rep. Wittman Introduces Bill to Convey Federal Land for Construction of Rail, Other Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7489) to "authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Commonwealth of Virginia or the District of Columbia certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service for the construction of rail and other infrastructure." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., Gerald E. Connolly  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Assist Development of Minority Business Enterprises
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 4208) to "require the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to promote and administer programs in the public and private sectors to assist the development of minority business enterprises." The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Ne  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Extend Authority for Commitments for Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 4116) to "extend the authority for commitments for the paycheck protection program and separate amounts authorized for other loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. The full text of the bill is available fro  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Increase Federal Support to State Medicaid Programs During Economic Downturns
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 4108) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to increase Federal support to State Medicaid programs during economic downturns." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Debbie Stab  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Encourage Support for Robust Global Response to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 4139) to "encourage support by international financial institutions for a robust global response to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, 711 Hart Senate Office Buildi  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. 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. Murphy Introduces Bill to Support Children With Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4100) to support children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was introduced on June 29 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, 136 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4041; or in state  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. 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. Rubio Introduces Bill to Designate Hong Kong Residents as Priority 2 Refugees of Special Humanitarian Concern
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 4110) 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 was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Todd Young, R-Ind., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building,  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Emergency Unemployment Relief
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 4209) 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 July 2 and has 26 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., Marg  more

Sen. Thune Introduces Bill to Temporarily Maintain Eligibility for Drug Discount Program
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 4160) to "enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug discount program under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency to temporarily maintain eligibility for such program." The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,   more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill on Benefit-Cost Analysis on Relocations
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 4136) to "require Federal agencies to conduct a benefit-cost analysis on relocations involving the movement of employment positions to different areas." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 1  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. 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

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Establish Employment, Training, Supportive Services Program
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4107) to amend the Social Security Act "to establish a new employment, training, and supportive services program for unemployed and underemployed individuals and individuals with barriers to employment, to provide employment services to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.  more