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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 19 items )  

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Limit Use of Federal Law Enforcement Officers for Crowd Control
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7719) to "limit the use of Federal law enforcement officers for crowd control." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y.,  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill on Integration of Climate-Resilience Considerations Into U.S. Development Works
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7738) to "require the integration of climate-resilience considerations into all development work of the U.S." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Ed Case, D-Hawaii, David Trone, D-Md., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., a  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Establish Position of Interagency Coordinator for Behavioral Health
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7723) to "establish the position of Interagency Coordinator for Behavioral Health to coordinate the programs and activities of the Federal Government relating to mental health." The bill was introduced on July 22 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., and David Trone, D-Md. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For mor  more

Rep. Meeks Introduces Bill to Establish Community Investment Programs
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7709) to amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act "to establish community investment programs." The bill was introduced on July 21 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Al Green, D-Texas, Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, David Scott, D-Ga., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., David Trone, D-Md., and William Clay Jr., D-Mo. The legislation   more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Provide Liability Protection for Schools
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7710) to "provide liability protection for elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education during the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on July 21 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Thomas Tiffany, R-Wis., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Ron Wright, R-Texas, Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Jam  more

Rep. Scanlon Introduces Bill to Increase Voting Accessibility for Individuals With Disabilities
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7755) to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 "to increase voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities and older individuals." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, 1535 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2011; or in distric  more

Rep. Spanberger Introduces Bill on Supplemental Appropriation for COVID-19 Telehealth Program
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7760) to "make a supplemental appropriation for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program of the Federal Communications Commission for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Peter Welch, D-Vt., and TJ Cox, D-Calif. The legislati  more

Rep. Swalwell Introduces Bill to Provide for Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Workers
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7761) to "provide for student loan forgiveness for public service workers whose employment may have been affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David Joyce, R-Ohio, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Jahana Hayes, D-Co  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Temporarily Modify Child Nutrition Programs Due to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7764) to temporarily modify child nutrition programs due to COVID-19. The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The   more

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill to Increase Knowledge of Virus That Causes COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7732) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to carry out a national campaign to increase awareness and knowledge of the virus that causes COVID-19." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., K  more

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill to Help Reduce Racial, Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Testing
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4248) to "establish a grant program to provide funds for health care entities to establish or improve bias and anti-racism training to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 testing, treatment, health outcomes, and vaccine access." The bill was introduced on July 21 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard J. D  more

Sen. Leahy Introduces Bill to Amend Voting Rights Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., has introduced legislation (S. 4263) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 "to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Sheldon W  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Appropriations to Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4294) to "provide supplemental appropriations to the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.,   more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Develop COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaigns
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4262) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop an action plan, make targeted grants, and develop public awareness campaigns with respect to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Elizabeth  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Limit Use of Federal Law Enforcement Officers for Crowd Control
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4220) to "limit the use of Federal law enforcement officers for crowd control." The bill was introduced on July 20 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Ric  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill on Religious Exemptions, Accommodations for Coverage of Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 4246) 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 21 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Sherr  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Prohibit Withdrawal From International Agreements Without Joint Resolution of Approval
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 4304) to "prohibit actions to terminate or withdraw the U.S. from certain international agreements without a joint resolution of approval." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Funding to Improve Unemployment Compensation Programs
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4252) to "provide funding for States to improve their unemployment compensation programs." The bill was introduced on July 21 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance   more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Improve Unemployment Insurance Technology Systems
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4283) to "provide funding for States to improve their unemployment insurance technology systems." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Co  more