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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 18 items )  

Rep. Burgess Introduces Bill to Assist Energy Sector in Retaining Jobs
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7579) to "assist the American energy sector in retaining jobs during challenging economic times." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores, R-Texas, John R. Carter, R-Texas, K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, and Rob Bishop, R-Utah. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Natural Resources committees. For more information, Rep. Michae  more

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill on Work-Study Allowances for Outreach Services
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7584) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to authorize individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to receive work-study allowances for certain outreach services provided through congressional offices." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Colin Allred, D-Texas, and Del.  more

Rep. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bill to Prohibit Jurisdiction That Defunds Police From Receiving Grants
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7632) to "prohibit a jurisdiction that defunds the police from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Jared Golden, D-Maine. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Transportation and Infrastr  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Reduce COVID-19 Spread Through Payments to Lease Hotels to Temporarily House Individuals
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7634) to "reduce the spread of COVID-19 through payments to States to lease hotels to temporarily house, on a voluntary basis, eligible individuals." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, David Joyce, R-Ohio, Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony Gonzale  more

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill to Improve Literacy of English Language Learners
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7587) to improve the literacy and English skills of English language learners. The bill was introduced on July 13 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., John A. Yarmuth, D-Ky., Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas., and Dels. Michael San Nicolas, D-Guam, a  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Establish Executive Workgroup for White House
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7637) to "establish a New Executive Workgroup for the White House as an Iconic Treasure Expressing Honor, Obligation, Unity, Strength, and Excellence of our Nation (a New White House) to develop a plan to replace the existing White House with a new residence and working space for the President." The bill was introduced on July 16. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more infor  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Provide Grants for Video Recording of Custodial Interrogations
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7636) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to authorize the Attorney General to provide grants to States and units of local government for the video recording of custodial interrogations." The bill was introduced on July 16. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515;   more

Rep. Kinzinger Introduces Bill on Sanctions on Turkey's Acquisition of S-400 Air, Missile Defense System
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7639) to "impose sanctions with respect to Turkey's acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Adam Kinzinger,  more

Rep. Kirkpatrick Introduces Bill on Tax Incentives That Support Local Newspapers
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7640) to "provide tax incentives that support local newspapers and other local media." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Peter J. Visclosky, D-Ind., Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Josh Harder, D-Calif., Denny Heck, D-W  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. 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

Rep. Slotkin Introduces Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., has introduced the Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act (H.R. 7574) "to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Strategic National Stockpile." The bill was introduced on July 13 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., G.K. Butt  more

Rep. Steil Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act of 2006
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7602) to amend the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 "to require additional information to be posted by Federal agencies." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Thomas Tiffany, R-Wis., Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., and Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Bryan Steil, 1  more

Rep. Stevens Introduces Bill to Modify Requirements of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7662) to "modify certain requirements of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for purposes of the use of certain funds appropriated in fiscal year 2020." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Don Young, R-Alaska, Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Marc Veasey, D-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor co  more

Rep. Taylor Introduces Bill to Amend Defense Production Act of 1950
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Van Taylor, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7603) to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 "to require congressional notice if the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. notifies a party to a covered transaction that the Committee has completed all action with respect to such transaction." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services, Energy and Commerce an  more

Rep. Vela Introduces Bill to Amend Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7605) to amend the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 "to apply to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich. It was jointly referred to Transportation and Infrastructure and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Filemon Vela, 307  more

Rep. Williams Introduces Bill on Report on Impact of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7606) to "require the Comptroller General to submit to Congress a report on the impact of the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation, to limit the authority for the Secretary of Health and Human Services." The bill was introduced on July 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Roger Williams, 1708  more