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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday February 03, 2019 ( 36 items )  

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Increase Deduction for School Teachers' Expenses
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 878) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 42 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Yvette  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Historic Preservation Program
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 870) to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johns  more

Rep. Crist Introduces Bill to Carry Out Veteran Treatment Court Program
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 886) to "direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 94 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Colin Allred, D-Texas, Jim Baird, R-Ind., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Kathy Castor, D  more

Rep. Curtis Introduces Bill on Federal Student Loans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. John R. Curtis, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 811) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to require the disclosure of the annual percentage rates applicable to Federal student loans." The bill was introduced on Jan. 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. John R. Curtis, 125 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/2  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 "to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 239 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Julia Brownley,   more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Bill on Do-Not-Call Registry
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 805) to "direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the regulations regarding the do-not-call registry to prohibit politically- oriented recorded message telephone calls to telephone numbers listed on that registry." The bill was introduced on Jan. 28. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Virginia Foxx, 2462 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515  more

Rep. Gallagher Introduces Bill to Amend Trade Expansion Act of 1962
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 940) to amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 "to impose limitations on the authority of the President to adjust imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security." The bill was introduced on Jan. 31 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ron Kind, D-Wis., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Tom Cole, R-Okla., J. French Hill, R-Ark., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Joe Wilson, R-S.C.  more

Rep. Gibbs Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Water Pollution Control Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 843) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act "to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of such Act." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and David Rouzer, R-N  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Coast Guard Retired Serviceman's Survivor Benefits Plans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 847) to "provide interim appropriations for the Coast Guard Retired Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor Benefits Plans for each fiscal year after fiscal year 2018." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Neal P. D  more

Rep. Hartzler Introduces Bill to Prohibit Funding to Entities That Perform Abortion
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 833) to "prohibit Federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and has 60 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla  more

Rep. Hice Introduces Bill on Family-Sponsored Immigrants
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 891) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to make changes related to family-sponsored immigrants and to reduce the number of such immigrants." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., and Scott Perry, R-Pa. The legislation was referred to   more

Rep. Jackson-Lee Introduces Bill on International Doping Fraud Conspiracies
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 835) to "impose criminal sanctions on certain persons involved in international doping fraud conspiracies, to provide restitution for victims of such conspiracies, and to require sharing of information with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to assist its fight against doping." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, Steve Cohen, D  more

Rep. Kelly Introduces Bill to Provide Services for Children
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 897) to "ensure that organizations with religious or moral convictions are allowed to continue to provide services for children." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., John R. Carter, R-Texas, James Comer, R-Ky., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Jeff Fortenberry,   more

Rep. King Introduces Bill to Amend Internal Revenue Code of 1986
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 905) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow members of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to make elective deferrals on the basis of their service to the Ready Reserve and on the basis of their other employment." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Walter Jones, R-N.C., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Tim Ryan,  more

Rep. Larson Introduces Bill to Protect Social Security System
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 860) to "protect our Social Security system and improve benefits for current and future generations." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 201 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Ami Bera, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Bl  more

Rep. Latta Introduces Bill on Health Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 908) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow individuals only enrolled in Medicare Part A to contribute to health savings accounts." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and Daniel Webster, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Robert Latta, 2467 Rayburn Ho  more

Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Terminate Department of Education
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 899) to terminate the Department of Education. The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Randy Weber, R-Texas. The legislation was referred to the House Education and Labor Com  more

Rep. Mitchell Introduces Bill to Amend Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 916) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to require a certain percentage of COPS grant funds to be used for the salaries and benefits of school resource officers." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y  more

Rep. Palmer Introduces Bill to Use Fee from Settlement Received by Federal Agency
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 850) to "require the appropriation of funds to use a fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement received by a Federal agency." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and has 62 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Michael Cloud, R-Texas, Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Jeff Duncan,   more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Include Substantial Contributors Names on Annual Returns
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 918) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to require certain tax-exempt organizations to include on annual returns the names and addresses of substantial contributors." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., and De  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on Improvement of Public School Facilities
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 865) to provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities. The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 152 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Julia Brownley, D-Calif.,  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Modernize Funding of Wildlife Conservation
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 877) to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation. The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Richard Hudson, R-N.C., and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Austin Scott, 2417 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-  more

Rep. Soto Introduces Bill on Virtual Currency Marketplace
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 923) to promote U.S. competitiveness in the evolving global virtual currency marketplace. The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, and Tom Emmer, R-Minn. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Agriculture committees. For more information, Rep. Darren Soto, 1507 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-988  more

Rep. Soto Introduces Bill to Promote Transparent Virtual Currency Markets
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 922) to "promote fair and transparent virtual currency markets by examining the potential for price manipulation." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Agriculture committees. For more information, Rep. Darren Soto, 1507 Longworth House Office Buildin  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill on Flame Mitigation Devices
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 806) to "require compliant flame mitigation devices to be used on portable fuel containers for flammable liquid fuels." The bill was introduced on Jan. 28 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., John Garamendi, D-Calif., David Joyce,  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill to Amend Title 18, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 931) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit a former Member of Congress from serving as a lobbyist until the former Member has met any obligation imposed on the former Member under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reimburse the Treasury for amounts paid as settlements and awards under such Act in the case of an act committed personally by the former Member." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30. I  more

Rep. Webster Introduces Bill on Deduction for Charity Care Furnished by Physicians
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 856) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for certain charity care furnished by physicians. The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Rick Allen, R-Ga., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., and Bruce Westerman, R-Ark. For more information, Rep. Daniel Webster, 1210 Longworth House O  more

Res. Comm. Introduces Bill to Facilitate Recruitment of Armed Forces Members
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Res. Comm. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R., has introduced legislation (H.R. 846) to amend the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act "to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a vacancy and recruitment database to facilitate the recruitment of certain members of the Armed Forces to satisfy the occupational needs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish and implement a training and certification program for intermediate care technicians in that Dep  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Provide Appropriations for Intelligence
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 245) to "authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System." The bill was introduced on Jan. 28 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. It was referred to the Senate Intelligence Select Committee. For more information, Se  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Land, Water Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 302) to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The bill was introduced on Jan. 31 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Steve Daines, R-Mont., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Jon Teste  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Gaining Early Awareness, Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 303) to reform the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program." The bill was introduced on Jan. 31 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Har  more

Sen. Ernst Introduces Bill to Take Into Custody Aliens Charged With Crime
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 285) to "require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into custody certain aliens who have been charged in the U.S. with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person." The bill was introduced on Jan. 31 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., John Thune, R-S.D., Tom Cotton, R-Ark.  more

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill on Mathematical Models Used in Cost Analysis, Scoring
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 278) to "require the Congressional Budget Office to make publicly available the fiscal and mathematical models, data, and other details of computations used in cost analysis and scoring." The bill was introduced on Jan. 30 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Todd Young, R-Ind., James Risch, R-Idaho, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard Burr, R-N.C., David Perdue, R-Ga., P  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Behavioral Threat Assessment, Management
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 265) to "develop a national strategy to prevent targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment and management." The bill was introduced on Jan. 29 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 2  more

Sen. Sasse Introduces Bill to Amend Title 18, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (S. 311) to amend Title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives and abortion or attempted abortion." The bill was introduced on Jan. 31 and has 40 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Boozman, R-Ark., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Bill C  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Managing Corolla Wild Horse Population
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 248) to "ensure that the Secretary of the Interior collaborates fully with State and local authorities and certain nonprofit entities in managing the Corolla Wild Horse population on Federal land." The bill was introduced on Jan. 28. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6342; or  more