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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Rep. DeGette Introduces Bill on Religious Exemptions & Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act Rules
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7517) to "provide that the rules entitled Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act and Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act shall have no force or effect." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has 137 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Barbara  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill to Amend Title 28 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7532) to amend title 28, U.S. Code, "to clarify the availability of Federal habeas corpus relief for a person who is sentenced to death though actually innocent." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Bonnie Wa  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Strengthen Parity in Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Benefits
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7539) to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits. The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Fred Upton, R-Mich. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, 304 Cannon House Office Buildi  more

Rep. Larson Introduces Social Security COVID Correction & Equity Act
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced the Social Security COVID Correction and Equity Act (H.R. 7499) "to prevent an unintended drop in Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 and the application of the National Average Wage Index, and improve Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits on an emergency basis." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., John Lewis, D-Ga., Mike Thompson  more

Rep. Schneider Introduces Bill to Submit Plans for Responding to Any Resurgence of COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7496) to "require Federal agencies to submit plans for responding to any resurgence of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on July 6 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include John Katko, R-N.Y., Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, Angie Craig, D-Minn., Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Andrew Kim, D-N.J., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Jason Crow, D-Colo., Abigail Spanberger, D-  more