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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday February 17, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Establish African American Burial Grounds Network
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1179) to amend title 54, U.S. Code, "to establish within the National Park Service the African American Burial Grounds Network." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Alma S. Adams, 2436 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-3312; 202/225-1510; or in the district  more

Rep. Bishop Introduces Bill to Address Park Service Maintenance Backlog
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1225) to "establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 92 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Filemon Vela,   more

Rep. Bustos Introduces Bill on Notice to Furnish, Redecorate Office
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1181) to "require certain individuals employed by the Federal Government to give 30 days written notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate for certain obligations or expenditures over $5,000 to furnish or redecorate the office of such individual." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Jim Cooper, D  more

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill to Regulate Assault Weapons
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1296) to "regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 190 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., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Suza  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill to Repeal Increase in Unrelated Business Taxable Income
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1223) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to repeal the increase in unrelated business taxable income by amount of certain fringe benefit expenses." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Katie Hill, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md  more

Rep. Courtney Introduces Bill to Mint Coins in Commemoration of USCG
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1257) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John B. Larson, D-Conn., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Donald W. Norcross, D  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Paid Family, Medical Leave Benefits
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1185) to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 163 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore.,   more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Postsecondary Education Benefits
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1190) to "prohibit an alien who is not in a lawful immigration status in the U.S. from being eligible for postsecondary education benefits that are not available to all citizens and nationals of the U.S." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Steve King, R-Iowa, Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Jeff Duncan,  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Reclamation Infrastructure Assets Management
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1268) to "require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Jody Hice, R-Ga., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Duncan Hu  more

Rep. Grothman Introduces Bill to Improve School Safety
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1192) to improve school safety. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Glenn R. Grothman, 1427 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2476; or in the district office at 24 W. Pionee  more

Rep. Hartzler Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38, U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1163) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for the non-applicability of non-Department of Veterans Affairs covenants not to compete to the appointment of certain Veterans Health Administration personnel, to permit the Veterans Health Administration to make contingent appointments, and to require certain Veterans Health Administration physicians to complete residency training." The bill was introduced on Feb  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill to Amend Revised Statutes
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1269) to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States "to prevent the use of the legal system in a manner that extorts money from State and local governments, and the Federal Government, and inhibits such governments' constitutional actions under the first, tenth, and fourteenth amendments." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Doug Lamborn  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill to Reform Taxation of Alcoholic Beverages
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1175) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y  more

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill on National Security Doctrine Development
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1201) to "direct Federal departments and agencies to perform certain functions to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., David E. Price, D-N.C., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Elijah E. Cummi  more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1202) to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, 2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2576; or in the district offices at 128 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052; 704/833-0096; 1990 Main Ave. S.E., Hickory, NC 28603; 828/327-6100;   more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill on Online Repository for Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1307) to "provide for an online repository for certain reporting requirements for recipients of Federal disaster assistance." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Small Business and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Was  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Amend Disaster Recovery Reform Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1306) to amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act "to develop a study regarding streamlining and consolidating information collection and preliminary damage assessments." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Washingt  more

Rep. Rouzer Introduces Bill to Repeal Rule for New Residential Wood Heaters
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1281) to "repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's most recent rule for new residential wood heaters." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. David Rouzer, 2439 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2731; or in the district offices at 310 Government Ce  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on Federal Employment Discrimination, Retaliation Claims
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1230) to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws "to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., John Katko, R-N.Y., Will Hurd, R-Texas, Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Mark Takano, D-Calif., an  more

Sen. Cantwell Introduces Bill on Lymphedema Compression Treatment Items
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 518) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind., James Lankford, R-Okla., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kam  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill on Money Laundering
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 533) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to consider certain transactions related to precious metals for purposes of identifying jurisdictions of primary money laundering concern." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 404 Russe  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Establish Tiered Hiring Preference
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 517) to "establish a tiered hiring preference for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 404 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5922; or in the state at 300 E. 8th, Ste. 9  more

Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill on Third-Party Litigation Funding
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 471) to amend title 28, U.S. Code, "to increase transparency and oversight of third-party litigation funding in certain actions." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Chuck Grassley, 135 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/22  more

Sen. Harris Introduces Justice for Victims of Lynching Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., has introduced the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act (S. 488) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights. The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 46 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tim Scott, R-S.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.,  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Address Park Service Maintenance Backlog
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 500) to amend title 54, U.S. Code, "to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, K  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Community Partnerships, Engagement
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 461) 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. 12 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Del., David Perdue, R-Ga., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.,  more

Sen. Sinema Introduces Bill to Authorize The American Legion
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (S. 504) to amend title 36, U.S. Code, "to authorize The American Legion to determine the requirements for membership in The American Legion." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Kirsten Sinema, 825B&C Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4521; or in the state at 2200 E  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Exemption from Auditor Attestation Requirements
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 452) to "provide a temporary exemption for low-revenue issuers from certain auditor attestation requirements." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., David Perdue, R-Ga., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 205  more