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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday March 03, 2019 ( 33 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1368) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to require that supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits be calculated with reference to the cost of the low-cost food plan as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 104 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James McGovern, D-Mass., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Shei  more

Rep. Barragan Introduces Bill on Production Safety Systems Rule
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1335) to "provide that the production safety systems rule and the well control rule in section 250 of title 30, Code of Federal Regulations, shall have the same force and effect of law as if such rules had been enacted by an Act of Congress." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David E. Price, D-N.C., and Charlie Crist, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Co  more

Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill on Voter's Registration
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1442) to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 "to require each State to implement a process under which individuals who are 16 years of age may apply to register to vote in elections for Federal office in the State, to direct the Election Assistance Commission to make grants to States to increase the involvement of minors in public election activities." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 27 co  more

Rep. Brooks Introduces Bill on Automatic Continuing Appropriations
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1338) to provide for automatic continuing appropriations. The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Andy Harris, R-Md. It was jointly referred to the House Appropriations and Budget committees. For more information, Rep. Mo Brooks, 2246 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4801; or in the district offices at 302 Lee St., Room 86, Decatur, AL 3  more

Rep. Brooks Introduces Bill to Expand Use of E-Verify
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1399) to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable. The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Steve King, R-Iowa, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., Andy Harris, R-Md., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Louie G  more

Rep. Byrne Introduces Bill to Establish Tax Credits
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1434) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for elementary and secondary students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ron Wright, R-Texas, Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Francis Rooney, R  more

Rep. Cline Introduces Bill on Firearm Transfer Denials
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1397) to "require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of firearm transfer denials by reason of illegal or unlawful presence in the U.S." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., Greg Steube, R-Fla., D  more

Rep. Cohen Introduces Bill on Interstate Transportation of Horses
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1400) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 42 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Brendan Boyl  more

Rep. Collins Introduces Bill to Enhance Penalties for Theft of Firearm
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1339) to "enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee, to establish a Mass Violence Prevention Center." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and has 36 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Ben Cline, R-Va., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., Rob Woodall, R-Ga., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Paul Mitche  more

Rep. Gallagher Introduces Bill on Israel's Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1372) to "clarify that it is U.S. policy to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, Scott Perry, R-Pa., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Mark Green, R-Tenn., Lee Zeldi  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Online Contributions from Unverified Sources
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1422) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to prohibit the acceptance by political committees of online contributions from certain unverified sources." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Ann Kirkpatrick, D-  more

Rep. Jayapal Introduces Bill on Medicare for All Health Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1384) to establish an improved Medicare for All national health insurance program. The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 106 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., A  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill on Arbitration
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1423) to amend title 9 of the U.S. Code with respect to arbitration. The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 147 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Tony   more

Rep. Krishnamoorthi Introduces Bill to Publish Name of Person Pardoned by Prsident
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1348) to "require the publication of the name of any person pardoned by the President." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., John Garamendi, D-Calif., David E. Price, D-N.C., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Betty M  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill to Amend Controlled Substances Act
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1456) to amend the Controlled Substances Act "to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Alexa  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill on September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1327) to "extend authorization for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 through fiscal year 2090." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and has 104 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Pete King, R-N.Y., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Ad  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill on Cooperation Between U.S., Israel
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1459) to "support security and law enforcement training and cooperation between the U.S. and Israel." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs 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  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill on Presumption of Service-Connection of Disabilities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1377) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 83 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Don S. Beyer  more

Rep. Moulton Introduces Bill on Disability Insurance Benefits
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1407) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 90 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ralph Abraham, R-La., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-O  more

Rep. Raskin Introduces Bill to Study Health Effects of Technology
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1367) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to authorize a program on children and the media within the National Institute of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Jamie Raskin,  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Promote Child Care, Early Learning
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1364) to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 and the Head Start Act to promote child care and early learning. The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 98 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Fre  more

Rep. Sewell Introduces Voting Rights Advancement Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., has introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 "to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 207 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Joaquin Castro  more

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill on Hazardous Substances
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 638) to "require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, Liability Act of 1980." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mic  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 590) to "award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 62 co-sponsors. Co-spon  more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill on Aliens Associated With Criminal Gangs
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 599) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs. The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Tom Cotton, 124 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/  more

Sen. Moran Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Six Triple Eight
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (S. 633) to "award a Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women's Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. The legislati  more

Sen. Perdue Introduces Bill on Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 572) to provide for additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief. The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Tim Scott, R-S.C. The legislation was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. For more information, Sen. Da  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Identify Countervailable Subsidies, Dumping
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 564) to establish a task force to identify countervailable subsidies and dumping. The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6221; or in the state at Sen. Patrick V. McNamara Federal Bldg., 477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 1860, Det  more

Sen. Rounds Introduces Bill to Amend Financial Stability Act of 2010
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 603) to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 "to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to consider alternative approaches before determining that a U.S. nonbank financial company shall be supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was refe  more

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill on Presumption of Service-Connection of Disabilities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 555) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley,  more

Sen. Thune Introduces Bill to Limit States' Authority to Tax Employees Income
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 604) to "limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States." The bill was introduced on Feb. 28 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Mike Cra  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill to Amend Securities Act of 1933
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 536) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 "to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. 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 20510; 202/224-6342;   more

Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Bill on Disability Insurance Benefits
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 578) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine  more