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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill to Extend, Adjust Enhanced Unemployment Assistance
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7821) to "automatically extend and adjust enhanced unemployment assistance for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency and economic crisis." The bill was introduced on July 29 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Scott Peters, D-Calif., Denny Heck, D-Wash., Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Darren Soto, D-Fla.  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. 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. 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. Merkley Introduces Bill to Authorize Maritime Transportation Emergency Relief
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4395) to amend title 46, U.S. Code, "to authorize maritime transportation emergency relief." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. 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, P  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. 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 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