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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday January 27, 2019 ( 48 items )  

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Washington, D.C. Admission Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. has introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51) to "provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 155 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Deb  more

Rep. Biggs Introduces Grant's Law
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced the Grant's Law (H.R. 74) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security to detain any alien who is unlawfully present in the United States and is arrested for certain criminal offenses." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.  more

Rep. Biggs Introduces Knife Owners' Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced the Knife Owners' Protection Act (H.R. 88) to "protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions, and to repeal Federal provisions related to switchblade knives which burden citizens." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz. It was join  more

Rep. Brooks Introduces Bill to Reserve Amounts for Completion of Border Wall
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 714) to "reserve any amounts forfeited to the United States Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (commonly known as El Chapo), or of other felony convictions involving the transportation of controlled substances into the United States, for security measures along the Southern border, including the completion of a border wall." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and ha  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Semiautomatic Centerfire Rifles
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 717) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 55 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Brend  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Prohibit Removal of Microstamped Code of Firearm
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 719) to "require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition, and to prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping capability of a firearm." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 36 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., An  more

Rep. Brownley Introduces Homeless Veteran Families Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., has introduced the Homeless Veteran Families Act (H.R. 95) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to ensure that children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of the amounts of certain per diem grants." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., and David E. Price, D-N.C. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.co  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Financial Technology Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced the Financial Technology Protection Act (H.R. 56) to "establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force to Combat Terrorism and Illicit Financing, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a Fintech Leadership in Innovation and Financial Intelligence Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digita  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill on International Exchanges on Best Election Practices
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 753) to "promote international exchanges on best election practices, cultivate more secure democratic institutions around the world." The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Joaquin Castro, 2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3236; or in the district off  more

Rep. Crist Introduces Bill to Convene Interagency Working Group
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 721) to "direct the Attorney General to convene an interagency working group to study the enforcement of section 227(b) of the Communications Act of 1934." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23and was co-sponsored by Reps. Garret Graves, R-La., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., and Walter Jones, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Charlie Crist, 215 Cannon House O  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act (H.R. 135) to amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 "to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Federal Intern Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced the Federal Intern Protection Act(H.R. 136) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The full text of the bill is a  more

Rep. Davidson Introduces Bill on Congressional Review of Trade Measures
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 723) to "provide for congressional review of the imposition of duties and other trade measures by the executive branch." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Mark Walker, R-N.C., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Mike Johnson, R-La., and Jim Banks, R-Ind  more

Rep. Davidson Introduces Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act (H.R. 32) to "allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the United States and Mexico." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Alex X. Mooney, R-W  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Social Security Fairness Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 141) to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., David E. Price, D-N.C., Thomas Massie,  more

Rep. Deutch Introduces Bill to Revise Section 48 of Title 18, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 --Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 724) to revise section 48 of title 18, U.S. Code. The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 146 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps.Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Gerald  more

Rep. Duffy Introduces Bill on Reciprocal Trade
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 764) to "authorize the President to take certain actions relating to reciprocal trade." The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Chris Collins, R-N.Y., Paul Cook, R-Calif., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Billy Long, R-Mo., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Carol Miller, R-W.Va., F. James Sensen  more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act (H.R. 151) to "prohibit Federal payments to a unit of local government that allows individuals who are not citizens of the United States to vote in elections for State or local office." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps.Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Bill   more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Foreign Terrorist Organizations Passport Revocation Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) Passport Revocation Act (H.R. 145) to "authorize the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. William R. Keating, D-Mass., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. T  more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Hearing Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 155) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Don Young, R-Alaska, Ralph Abraham, R-La., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Mark Walker, R-N.C., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Tom Graves, R-Ga., Paul Gosar, R-A  more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 153) to prohibit the receipt of Federal financial assistance by sanctuary cities. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, Jody Hice, R-Ga., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary   more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Old Glory Only Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Old Glory Only Act (H.R. 144) to "prohibit the flying of any flag other than the U.S. flag over U.S. diplomatic and consular posts." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Steve King, R-Iowa, Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Ken Buck, R-Colo. The legislation w  more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Terrorist Deportation Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced the Terrorist Deportation Act (H.R. 146) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to facilitate the removal of aliens identified in the terrorist screening database." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.cong  more

Rep. Duncan Introduces Visa Overstay Enforcement Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 147) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to penalize aliens who overstay their visas." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, Jody Hice, R-Ga., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Randy Weber, R-Texas. The legislation was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. T  more

Rep. Engel Introduces Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 31) to "require certain additional actions in connection with the national emergency with respect to Syria." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Alcee L. Hastings, D-  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 50) to modernize Federal grant reporting. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/50/text. For more information, Rep. Virginia Foxx, 2462 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (H.R. 150) to modernize Federal grant reporting. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Mark Walker, R-N.C., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., and Derek Kilmer, D-Wash. The legislation was referred to the House Oversight and Refor  more

Rep. Hudson Introduces Care Veterans Deserve Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has introduced the Care Veterans Deserve Act (H.R. 23) to "eliminate the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for such program, and to extend certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the Department." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congr  more

Rep. Hudson Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 90 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Clay Higgins, R-La., Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Duncan Hunter, R-Ca  more

Rep. Hudson Introduces Federal Sunset Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has introduced the Federal Sunset Act (H.R. 39) to "provide for the periodic review of the efficiency and public need for Federal agencies, to establish a commission for the purpose of reviewing the efficiency and public need of such agencies, and to provide for the abolishment of agencies for which a public need does not exist." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The full text of t  more

Rep. Hunter Introduces Bill on Violation of Immigration Laws
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 768) to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to prohibit the provision of funds under such title to institutions of higher education that violate the immigration laws." The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Walter Jones, R-N.C., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., Jody Hice, R-Ga., and Pau  more

Rep. King Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 730) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Austin Scott, R-Ga., David N. Cicil  more

Rep. King Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 776) to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program. The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Chris Stewart, R-Utah. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Pete King, 302 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7896  more

Rep. King Introduces Birthright Citizenship Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act (H.R. 140) to amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act "to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Steven M. Palazzo, R-Miss., Scott Perr  more

Rep. King Introduces ObamaCare Repeal Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has introduced the ObamaCare Repeal Act (H.R. 185) to "repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Andy Biggs, R-  more

Rep. Latta Introduces Bill to Deliver Notice of Denial of Claims for Benefits
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 749) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to deliver notice of the denial of claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary by certified mail." The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., David Joyce, R-Ohio, Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Veteran  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill on Distribution of Aggregate Economic Growth
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 707) to "require the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce to provide estimates relating to the distribution of aggregate economic growth across specific percentile groups of income." The bill was introduced on Jan. 22 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Bill  more

Rep. Massie Introduces Federal Reserve Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24) to "require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., Steve King, R-Iowa, Markwayne Mullin,   more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Expand School Choice in District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 778) to expand school choice in the District of Columbia. The bill was introduced on Jan. 24. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6401; or in the district office at 200 N. Grove St., Ste. 90, Hendersonville, NC 28792; 828/693-5660.  more

Rep. Nadler Introduces Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has introduced the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (H.R. 197) to "ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 119 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Adriano Espaillat, D-  more

Rep. Olson Introduces Bill on Medicaid Payments to Abortion Providers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 708) to "require States to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers." The bill was introduced on Jan. 22 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Mike Rogers, R-Ala., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla. The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more info  more

Rep. Quigley Introduces Bill on Congressionally Mandated Reports
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 736) to "require the Director of the Government Publishing Office to establish and maintain an online portal accessible to the public that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports in one place." The bill was introduced on Jan. 23 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.,   more

Rep. Smith Introduces Bill to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 784) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children. The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and has 106 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Andy Harris, R-Md., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Thomas Massie, R-Ky., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Pete Olson, R-Texa  more

Rep. Smith Introduces Death Tax Repeal Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., has introduced the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 218) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Steve King, R-Iowa, Andy Barr, R-Ky., Ron Estes, R-Kan., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Ralph Abraham,  more

Rep. Smith Introduces No Abortion Bonds Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., has introduced the No Abortion Bonds Act (H.R. 219) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to impose Federal taxes on bonds used to provide facilities owned by abortion providers." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Clay Higgins, R-La., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Tom Graves, R-Ga., Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Jeff D  more

Rep. Tipton Introduces Bill to Take Risk Profiles When Taking Regulatory Actions
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 741) to "require the Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory actions." The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Steve Womack, R-Ark., Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Pete King, R-N.Y.,   more

Rep. Webster Introduces Bill to Improve Conservation of Sharks
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 788) to amend and enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to improve the conservation of sharks. The bill was introduced on Jan. 24 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Don Young, R-Alaska, Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Pete King, R-N.Y., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Ted Yoho,  more

Rep. Woodall Introduces FairTax Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., has introduced the FairTax Act (H.R. 25) to "promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States." The bill was introduced on Jan. 3 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Mo Brooks, R-Ala., John R. Carter, R-Texas,  more