Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 14 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. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Establish National Evictions Database
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7743) to "require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a national evictions database." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Dwight Ev  more

Rep. Schrader Introduces Bill to Codify Statutory Definition for Long-Term Care Pharmacies
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7757) to codify a statutory definition for long-term care pharmacies. The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Kurt Schrader, 2431 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5711; or in district offices at 530 Center St. N.E., Ste.   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. Merkley Introduces Bill to Promote Airline Passenger Safety During COVID-19 Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4293) to promote airline passenger safety during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The bill was introduced on July 23. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in state at 121 S.W. Salmon St., Ste. 1400, Portland, OR 97204; 503/326-3386; 131 N.W. Hawthorne Ave.,  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. 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 Expand Access to Mental Health Services
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4230) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to expand access to mental health services and certain evaluation and management services furnished through telehealth under the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on July 20. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5244; or in state at 707 13t  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

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Reaffirm Objectives Set Forth in U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4229) to "reaffirm the principles and objectives set forth in the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992." The bill was introduced on July 20. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5244; or in state at 707 13th St. S.E., Ste. 285, Salem, OR 97301; 503/589-4555; 911 N.E. 11th Ave., Ste. 630, Portlan  more