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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday March 10, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Rep. Abraham Introduces Bill to Verify Income Eligibility for Medicaid
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1495) to "require State agencies to use Federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Clay Higgins, R-La., Greg Steube, R-Fla.,  more

Rep. Banks Introduces Bill to Establish Military Education Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1605) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts." The bill was introduced on March 7 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Daniel Webster, R-Fla., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Mark Walker, R-N.C., Michael C.   more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill to Establish Digital Network Technology Program
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1586) to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a digital network technology program. The bill was introduced on March 7. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3101; or in the district   more

Rep. Cheney Introduces Bill on Oil, Gas Activities Conducted on Non-Federal Surface Estate
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1650) to "clarify that the Bureau of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent federally owned." The bill was introduced on March 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House   more

Rep. Clarke Introduces Bill on Placement of Statue of Chisholm in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1596) to "direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Shirley Chisholm for placement in the U.S. Capitol." The bill was introduced on March 7 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, John Lewis, D-Ga., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Andre Carson, D-Ind  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Increased Child Tax Credit for Young Children
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1560) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children." The bill was introduced on March 6 and has 174 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Don S. Beyer, D-Va., S  more

Rep. Doyle Introduces Bill to Restore Open Internet Order of FCC
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1644) to restore the open internet order of the Federal Communications Commission. The bill was introduced on March 8 and has 132 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Don S. Be  more

Rep. Jackson-Lee Introduces Bill on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1642) to "authorize actions with respect to foreign countries engaged in illicit trade in tobacco products or their precursors." The bill was introduced on March 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill on Access to Computer Science Education
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1485) to "authorize the Secretary of Education to carry out a program to increase access to prekindergarten through grade 12 computer science education." The bill was introduced on March 4 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Katie Hill,  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Modernize Federal Register
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1654) to amend title 44, U.S. Code, to modernize the Federal Register. The bill was introduced on March 8. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Budget committees. 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. Payne Introduces Bill on Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1570) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening." The bill was introduced on March 6 and has 122 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., San  more

Rep. Schneider Introduces Bill on Saudi Arabia Obtaining Nuclear Fuel Enrichment Capabilities
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1541) to "require a report on Saudi Arabia obtaining nuclear fuel enrichment capabilities." The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Bradley Schneider, 1432 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4835; or in the district offices at 111 Barclay Blvd., Ste. 200  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill to Strengthen Partnerships Between Universities, Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1494) to "strengthen partnerships between historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions and the Department of Homeland Security." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Yvett  more

Rep. Torres Introduces Bill on Standard Occupational Classification System
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1629) to "require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to review and make certain revisions to the Standard Occupational Classification System." The bill was introduced on March 7 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Pete Stauber, R-Minn., and Susan Wild, D-Pa  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill to Amend Homeland Security Act of 2002
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1589) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 "to establish chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security and to require dissemination of information analyzed by the Department to entities with responsibilities relating to homeland security." The bill was introduced on March 7 and w  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill to Amend Internal Revenue Code of 1986
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1545) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to repeal the inclusion of certain fringe benefit expenses for which a deduction is disallowed in unrelated business taxable income." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., and Ted Budd, R-N.C. For more informat  more

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1500) to "require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to meet its statutory purpose." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., David Scott, D-Ga., Al Green, D-Texas, Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., Jim Himes, D-Conn.,  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill to Address State-Sponsored Cyber Activities
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1493) to address state-sponsored cyber activities against the U.S. The bill was introduced on March 4 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., John R. Curtis, R-Utah, Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and John   more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Benefit Paid by VA, DoD
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 679) to "exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefit paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense." The bill was introduced on March 6 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Jon Tester, D-Mont., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Chuck   more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
WASHINGTON, March 8 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 668) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening." The bill was introduced on March 6 and has 41 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., R  more

Sen. Tester Introduces Bill to Expand Eligibility for Mental Health Services
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced legislation (S. 711) to "expand eligibility for mental health services from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on March 7 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Ber  more

Sen. Toomey Introduces Bill to Repeal Excise Tax on Medical Devices
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 692) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices. The bill was introduced on March 7 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Johnny Is  more