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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday March 17, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination on Basis of Sex
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5) to "prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation." The bill was introduced on March 13 and has 239 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Sharice Davids, D-Kan., Katie Hill, D-Calif., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Earn Paid Sick Time
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1784) to "allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families." The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 121 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Denny Heck, D-Wash., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Eric Swalwell,   more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on State Firearm Ownership Databases
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1761) to prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases. The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., Chris Collins, R-N.Y., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Andy Harris, R-Md., Steve King, R-Iowa, Michael Cloud, R  more

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill on Ultra High Frequency Television Stations
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1789) to "eliminate the discount for Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television stations for purposes of the limitation on the aggregate national audience reach of television broadcast stations in which a party may have a cognizable interest." The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Re  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill on Transfer of Personal Property to Federal, State Agencies
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1714) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to direct the Secretary of Defense to make certain limitations on the transfer of personal property to Federal and State agencies." The bill was introduced on March 13 and has 66 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Al Green, D-Texas, Al Lawson, D-Fla., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Alma   more

Rep. Kelly Introduces Bill on Cybersecurity for Internet of Things Devices
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1668) to "leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices." The bill was introduced on March 11 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ted Budd, R-N.C., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Darren Soto, D-F  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill to Ensure Affordable Abortion Coverage, Care
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1692) to ensure affordable abortion coverage and care for every woman. The bill was introduced on March 12 and has 92 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Joseph  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Protect Native American, Alaska Native Voting Rights
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1694) to "protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has 75 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Sharice Davids, D-Kan., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Tom Cole, R-Okla., James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Norma Torres, D  more

Rep. Payne Introduces Bill on Colorectal Cancer Screening Blood-Based Tests
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1765) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests." The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Sanford D. Bishop Jr.  more

Rep. Quigley Introduces Bill on Disclosure of Visitor Access Records
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1736) to require the disclosure of certain visitor access records. The bill was introduced on March 13 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Debbie Wasserman Schu  more

Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill on Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status of Aliens
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6) to "authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has 202 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., J. Luis Correa, D-  more

Rep. Smucker Introduces Bill on Credit Against Tax
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1739) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow a credit against tax for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing workforce training and education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary students." The bill was introduced on March 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Ch  more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill on Auto Insurance
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1756) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act "to prohibit the use of consumer reports and consumer information in making any determination involving auto insurance with respect to a consumer." The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Al Lawson, D-Fla., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Frederica S. Wilson  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill on Qualified Amateur Sports Organizations
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1804) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to prohibit qualified amateur sports organizations from prohibiting or substantially restricting the use of an athletes name, image, or likeness." The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Mark Walker, 1725 Longworth House Office Buil  more

Sen. Boozman Introduces Bill on Purchase of Qualified Access Technology for Blind
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 815) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow a refundable tax credit against income tax for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind." The bill was introduced on March 14 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Richard Burr, R-N.C., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Margaret Wood Hassan,  more

Sen. Cassidy Introduces Bill to Establish Postsecondary Student Data System
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has introduced legislation (S. 800) to establish a postsecondary student data system. The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Tim Kaine, D-Va., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Doug Jones, D-Ala., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Pat Roberts, R-Ka  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Strengthen Programs Authorized Under Debbie Smith Act of 2004
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 820) to strengthen programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004. The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Mike Crapo, R-I  more

Sen. Crapo Introduces Bill to Remove Silencers from Definition of Firearms
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has introduced legislation (S. 817) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms. The bill was introduced on March 14 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Bill Cassidy, R-La., James Risch, R-Idaho, John Boozman, R-Ark., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Joni Ernst  more

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Clarify Provisions of Public Law 103-116
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 790) to "clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103-116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993." The bill was introduced on March 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Lindsey Graham, 290 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/22  more

Sen. King Introduces Bill on Child, Dependent Care Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, has introduced legislation (S. 749) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to increase and make fully refundable the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, to increase the maximum amount excludable from gross income for employer-provided dependent care assistance." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. It was re  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill on Above-The-Line Deduction for Travel Expenses
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 837) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to decrease the distance away from home required for a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to be eligible for the above-the-line deduction for travel expenses." The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 425 Dirksen Se  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Improve Care to Newborn Children
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 835) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children." The bill was introduced on March 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3244; or in the state at 1200 Washingto  more

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill on Congressional Approval of National Emergency Declarations
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 764) to provide for congressional approval of national emergency declarations. The bill was introduced on March 12 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Todd Young, R-Ind., Mitt Romney, R-Utah, T  more

Sen. Stabenow Introduces Bill on Access to Community Mental Health Services
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 824) to "increase the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services." The bill was introduced on March 14 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Investigation of Fraudulent Claims Against Trusts
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 766) to amend title 11, U.S. Code, "to promote the investigation of fraudulent claims against certain trusts, to amend title 18, U.S. Code, to provide penalties against fraudulent claims against certain trusts." The bill was introduced on March 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more informa  more