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News Tipoffs for Texas Editors Newsletter for Wednesday July 29, 2020 ( 9 items )  

26 Members of Congress Issue Joint Public Comment on Comptroller of the Currency Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Twenty-six members of Congress have issued a joint public comment on the Comptroller of the Currency's proposed rule entitled "National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders". The comment was written on July 17, 2020, and posted on July 27, 2020: The co-signers are Reps. Barry Loudermilk, R-Georgia; Ann Wagner, R-Missouri; Frank Lucas, R-Oklahoma; Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan; Andy Barr, R-Kentucky; Roger Williams, R-Texas; Tom Emmer, R-Minnesota; Alex Mooney, R-  more

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Notice
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- David Hebert, CEO of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Austin, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' notice entitled "Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey COVID-19 Rapid Response Supplement". The comment was written on July 27, 2020, and posted on July 28, 2020: * * * The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), representing the more than 290,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States, appre  more

Corps of Engineers Issues Request for Statements of Interest for Water Resources Hydrology, Hydraulic Studies in Texas
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Fort Worth District issued a request for statements of interest for water resources hydrology and hydraulic studies in Texas. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $100,000 with a ceiling of $50,000. Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. The agency description of the cooperative agreement states: "Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identif  more

Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute Professor Issues Comment on USDA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Eric Hequet, professor in the plant and soil science department at Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Lubbock, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Department of Agriculture's notice entitled "Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations". The comment was posted on July 21, 2020: * * * The acreage of upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., in the U.S. is exceeded only by corn, wheat, and soybean. U.S. cotton has an annual farm-gate value  more

House Publishes Executive Communications on July 27 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The House on July 27 published two executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: 4801. A letter from the Congressional Assistant II, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting the Board's Major interim final rule -- Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities [Docket No.: R-1721] (RIN: 7100-AF92) received July 21, 2020, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); Public Law 104-121, Sec. 251; (110 Stat  more

International Bancshares Issues Public Comment on Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Notice
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Dennis E. Nixon, president and CEO of International Bancshares Corp., Laredo, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's notice entitled "Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Bank Secrecy Act Reports by Financial Institutions of Suspicious Transactions". The comment was written on July 22, 2020, and posted on July 27, 2020: * * * The following comments are submitted by International Bancsha  more

James J. Flanagan Shipping Awarded $144.14 Million Transportation Command Contract
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The U.S. Transportation Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 28: James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp., Beaumont, Texas, has been awarded a $144,135,422 firm-fixed-price contract (HTC711-20-D-R050). The contract provides stevedoring and related terminal services at ports in Beaumont, Corpus Christi, and Port Arthur, Texas. The contract period of performance is from Oct. 3, 2020, to Oct. 2, 2025. Fiscal 2020 transportat  more

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Gains $20.1 Million Navy Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 28: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P., Waco, Texas, was awarded a $20,102,664 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0093). This modification exercises options for the installation of auxiliary power units, digital red switch systems and Family of Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals/Presidential National Voice C  more

Tarrant Regional Water District Issues Public Comment on Corps of Engineers Notice
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- James M. Oliver, general manager at the Tarrant Regional Water District, Fort Worth, Texas, has issued a public comment on the Corps of Engineers' notice entitled "Guidance To Establish Policies for the Agency Levee Safety Program Entitled Engineer Circular 1165-2-218". The comment was written on July 22, 2020, and posted on July 27, 2020: * * * This letter responds to the Federal Register Notice of March 26, 2020, which seeks public comment on draft agency guidance enti  more