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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday February 10, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Strengthen Capacity of Historically Black Colleges, Universities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1054) to "strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities through robust public-sector, private-sector, and community partnerships and engagement." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Walker, R-N.C., J. French Hill, R-Ark., and Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Education and Labor commi  more

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill on Completion of Concurrent Resolution on Budget
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1059) to "ensure timely completion of the concurrent resolution on the budget and regular appropriation bills." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Womack, R-Ark., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Bill Flores, R-Texas, William Timmons, R-S.C., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, Kevin Hern, R-Okla., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., George Holdi  more

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill to Amend Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 969) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 "to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process." The bill was introduced on Feb. 5 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. J. French Hill, R-Ark., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Child Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1068) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to ensure that the temporary refundable portion of the child tax credit is not less than the payroll taxes paid by the taxpayer." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the district offices at 4000 Piedmont  more

Rep. Carter Introduces Bill to Conduct Substance Abuse Risk Assessments
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1121) to amend title III of the Social Security Act "to permit States to conduct substance abuse risk assessments and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Rick Allen, R-Ga., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., David  more

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill to Prohibit Introduction of U.S. Armed Forces Into Hostilities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1004) to "prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela." The bill was introduced on Feb. 6 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Walter Jones, R-N.C., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., And  more

Rep. Collins Introduces Bill on Pharmacy-Negotiated Price Concessions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1034) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Robert J. Wittman, R-Va., Austin Scott, R-Ga., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Morgan Griffith,  more

Rep. Courtney Introduces Bill to Increase Protections for Whistleblowers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1074) to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 "to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Su  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Bill to Amend Title 44, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1063) to amend title 44, U.S. Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations. The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. 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/1063/text. For more information, Rep. E  more

Rep. Davidson Introduces Bill on Cost Analysis, Scoring
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1077) 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 Feb. 7 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Walker, R-N.C., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Andy Harris, R-Md., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Mike Gallag  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Negotiate Prices of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1046) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of prescription drugs furnished under part D of the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 108 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Earl Blumenauer,  more

Rep. Garamendi Introduces Bill to Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 966) to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The bill was introduced on Feb. 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. John Garamendi, 2368 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1880; or in the district offices at 1261 Travis Blvd., Ste. 130, Fairfield, CA 94533; 707/438-1822; 412  more

Rep. Hill Introduces Bill to Allow Whistleblowers to Disclose Information to Recipients
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1064) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients. The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. 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/1064/text. For more information, Rep. Katie Hill, 1108 Longwort  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill to Encourage Retirement Savings
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1007) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings. The bill was introduced on Feb. 6 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., George Holding, R-N.C., Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and John B. Larson, D-Conn. The legislation  more

Rep. LaMalfa Introduces Bill on Headstones, Markers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1126) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide inscriptions for spouses and children on certain headstones and markers furnished by the Secretary." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Walter Jones, R-N.C., Rick Allen, R-Ga., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Ralph  more

Rep. Lesko Introduces Bill on Members' Representational Allowances
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1085) to "require any amounts remaining in Members' Representational Allowances at the end of a fiscal year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, and Steve Ch  more

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Bill to Amend Immigration and Nationality Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1044) to "eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 116 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Ami Bera, D-Calif., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Suzanne Bona  more

Rep. Lowey Introduces Bill to Prohibit Application of Restrictive Eligibility Requirements
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1055) to "prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 150 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Raul M. Grija  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill on Providing Notice of Rule Making
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1087) to "require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., George Holding, R-N.C., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Denver Riggleman, R-Va., Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, David Rouzer, R-N.C., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Andy Harris,  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Posthumously Award Congressional Gold Medal to Gandhi
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1127) to "posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his contributions to the Nation by the promotion of nonviolence." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. George Holding, R-N.C., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Ami Bera, D-Calif., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif. The legislation was  more

Rep. Meeks Introduces Bill to Amend Securities Exchange Act of 1934
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1018) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity. The bill was introduced on Feb. 6 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, 2310 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3461; or in the district offices at 67  more

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill on Employer-Provided Educational Assistance
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1043) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to extend the exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payments of qualified education loans." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 97 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., Jason Smith, R-Mo., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Tom Cole, R-Okla., D  more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Support Study of World Languages
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1094) to "authorize the Secretary of Defense to make grants to support the study of world languages in elementary schools and secondary schools." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Seth Moulton, D-Mass., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Dina Titus, D-Nev., Jim Himes,  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill on Sales of Major Defense Equipment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1033) to amend the Arms Export Control Act "to modify certification and report requirements relating to sales of major defense equipment with respect to which nonrecurring costs of research, development, and production are waived or reduced under the Arms Export Control Act." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Walter Jones, R-N.C., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Mark Mead  more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill to Amend Title 18, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 962) 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 an abortion or attempted abortion." The bill was introduced on Feb. 5 and has 48 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Babin, R-Texas, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Chris Collins, R-N.Y., Doug Collins, R-Ga., Warren Davids  more

Rep. Zeldin Introduces Bill on Revocation of Citizenship
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1106) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide that individuals who naturalized under title III of that Act, who are affiliated with a criminal gang, are subject to revocation of citizenship." The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Mo Brooks, R-Ala. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Lee Z  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 369) to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. The bill was introduced on Feb. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the state at 151 Patton Ave., Ste. 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828/350-2437; 2000 W. 1st   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Drug Innovation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 344) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 "to prevent the inter partes review process for challenging patents from diminishing competition in the pharmaceutical industry and with respect to drug innovation." The bill was introduced on Feb. 6. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 185  more