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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill to Submit Plan to Eliminate Passport Application Backlog
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7623) to "require the Secretary of State to submit a plan to eliminate the passport application backlog." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Kweisi Mfume, D-Md. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, 2238 Raybu  more

Rep. Espaillat Introduces Bill on National Memorial to Commemorate Lives Lost to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7629) to "authorize a national memorial to commemorate those whose lives were lost to COVID-19 and those who helped the country to recover." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 1630 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4365; or in d  more

Rep. Hoyer Introduces Bill to Remove Statues From U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7573) to "direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the U.S. Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the U.S. Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of Americ  more

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7588) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security to of the ability of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security to fulfill its current mission requirements." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis. It was jointly referred to the House Homeland Security, Oversight and Reform, E  more

Rep. Lesko Introduces Bill to Set Forth Policy Regarding Vandalism
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7643) to set forth the policy of the U.S. regarding vandalism. The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jody Hice, R-Ga., Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Andy Harris, R-Md., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Chip Roy, R-Texas, Michael Cloud, R-Texas, Ron Wright, R-Texas, Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan.,  more

Rep. McKinley Introduces Bill to Increase Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7593) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to increase the use of telehealth for substance use disorder treatment." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., David Trone, D-Md., and Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Energy, Commerce and Ways and Means and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. David B. McKinley, 22  more

Rep. Nadler Introduces Bill to Ensure That Foreign Nationals Test Negative for Coronavirus Before Repatriation
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7650) to "require the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure that foreign nationals test negative for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) before repatriation or removal." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Val Butler Dem  more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Bill to Waive Federal Fund Limitation for Drug-Free Communities Support Program
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7595) to "provide the Administrator of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program the authority to waive the Federal fund limitation for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program." The bill was introduced on July 13 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., David Kustoff, R-Tenn., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Anthony Gonzalez, R-  more