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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 24 items )  

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Bill to Establish Center for School Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Pandemic
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7859) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration a Center for School Behavioral Health Technical Assistance." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., David Tr  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Authorize Funding for Offices, Programs of DOE
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7827) to "authorize funding for certain offices and programs of the Department of Energy." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Debbie Dingell,   more

Rep. Cohen Introduces Bill to Designate Lewis Voting Rights Highway
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7799) to "designate a portion of U.S. Route 80 in Alabama as the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Highway." The bill was introduced on July 27 and has 55 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., Martha Roby, R-Ala., Mike Rogers, R-Ala., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Andre Carson  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Provide Protections to Social Security Beneficiaries
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7830) to "provide protections to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries relating to extra payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John B. Larson, D-Conn., Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., Jimmy Gomez, D-  more

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill on Aviation System Enhancements During Public Health Emergencies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7867) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to provide for aviation system enhancements during public health emergencies." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Sharice Davids, D-Kan., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Colin Allred, D-Te  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill to Extend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Flexibilities for States
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 7794) to "extend existing supplemental nutrition assistance program flexibilities for States during the COVID- 19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on July 27 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James McGovern, D-Mass., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Al Lawson, D-Fla., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., and Kim Schrier, D-Wash. The legislation was referred to the House Agriculture Committ  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill on Funding of Community-Based Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Services
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7780) to "authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to facilitate the funding of community-based mental health and substance use disorder services and peer support programs." The bill was introduced on July 24 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Tony  more

Rep. Khanna Introduces Bill to Provide, Manufacture, High Quality Face Masks
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7836) to "provide, manufacture, and distribute high quality face masks for every individual in the U.S. during the COVID-19 emergency using the Defense Production Act and other means." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has 31 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Andre Carson, D-Ind., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.,  more

Rep. Kuster Introduces Bill on Consideration of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines in Relation to National Scenic Trails
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7878) to "bolster evaluation procedures in consideration of interstate natural gas pipelines in relation to National Scenic Trails." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., James McGovern, D-Mass., and Raul Ruiz, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Ann Kuster, 3  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill to Eliminate Subsidies for Fossil-Fuel Production
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7781) to eliminate certain subsidies for fossil-fuel production. The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Jimmy Gomez, D-  more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill to Create Database of Eviction Information
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7847) to "create a database of eviction information, establish grant programs for eviction prevention and legal aid, and limit use of housing court-related records in consumer reports." The bill was introduced on July 29 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 1108 Longworth House Office Build  more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill to Divert Federal Funding Away From Supporting Presence of Police in Schools
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7848) to "divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes." The bill was introduced on July 29 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. It was jointly referred to the House Education and Labor and Judiciary committees. For more information,  more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill to Authorize Use of Funds for Reproductive Health Care Services
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7816) to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 "to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Norma Torres, D-Calif. The legislation was referred to the House Fo  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Reimburse School Food Authorities at Free Rate for Meals
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7887) to "reimburse school food authorities at the free rate for meals served during school year 2020-2021 under the school breakfast program and the school lunch program." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., James McGovern, D-Mass., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Susan A. Davi  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Temporarily Suspend Increased Line Speeds at Meat, Poultry Establishments
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4338) to "direct the Secretary of Agriculture to temporarily suspend increased line speeds at meat and poultry establishments." The bill was introduced on July 28 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif. The legislation was referred to the Senate A  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill to Expand Fenceline, Ambient Air Monitoring
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 4369) to "protect clean air and public health by expanding fenceline and ambient air monitoring and access to air quality information for communities affected by air pollution; to require immediate toxic air monitoring at the fenceline of facilities with pollution linked to local health threats; to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency promulgates rules that require fenceline air monitoring in communities wi  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Establish Policy on Family Seating on Air Transportation
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 4335) to "require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a policy with respect to family seating on air transportation." The bill was introduced on July 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 425 Dirksen Senate O  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Address Mental Health Issues for Youth
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4388) to address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color. The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., an  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Prohibit Water, Power Shutoffs During COVID-19 Emergency Period
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4362) to "prohibit water and power shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency period, provide drinking and waste water assistance to households." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sherrod Br  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill to Divert Federal Funding Away From Supporting Presence of Police in Schools
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 4360) to "divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes." The bill was introduced on July 29 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more infor  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Establish Taiwan Fellowship Program
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4327) to establish the Taiwan Fellowship Program. The bill was introduced on July 27 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 222 Milliken Blvd., Ste. 312, Fall River,   more

Sen. Schumer Introduces Bill to Study on Data Sharing, Transparency
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 4328) to "require the Comptroller General of the U.S. to conduct a study and report on data quality, sharing, transparency, access, and analysis." The bill was introduced on July 27 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Patrick J. Le  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Immediate Deployment of Telecommunications Services
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4331) to "preserve Indian Tribes' and Native Hawaiian organizations' autonomy of access to spectrum over Tribal lands and expedite immediate deployment of telecommunications services for critical government services, including national emergencies, natural disasters, public health and biohazard threats, safety, education, opportunity to participate in the broadband economy, self-governance, access to Federal, S  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Provide High Quality Face Masks
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4339) to "provide, manufacture, and distribute high quality face masks for every individual in the U.S. during the COVID-19 emergency using the Defense Production Act and other means." The bill was introduced on July 28 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-  more