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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday March 31, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Federally Funded Construction Projects
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1858) to "preserve open competition and Federal Government neutrality towards the labor relations of Federal Government contractors on Federal and federally funded construction projects." The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill to Recognize Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1964) to "provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina." The bill was introduced on March 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3101; or in the district offices at 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste. 905, Durha  more

Rep. Castor Introduces Bill to Clarify FDA's Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Products
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1854) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing, and distribution of traditional and premium cigars." The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bill Posey, R-Fla., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Blaine Luetk  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill on Funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1943) to "provide funding for Federally qualified health centers and the National Health Service Corps." The bill was introduced on March 28 and has 64 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Bonnie   more

Rep. Holding Introduces Bill on Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1902) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low- income taxpayer clinics." The bill was introduced on March 27 and was co-sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. George Holding, 1110 Longworth House Office Building,   more

Rep. Jeffries Introduces Bill to Posthumously Award Congressional Gold Medal to Chisholm
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. Hakeen Jeffries, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1968) to posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm. The bill was introduced on March 28 and has 104 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Colin Allred, D-Texas, Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y.,  more

Rep. Mooney Introduces Bill to Abolish Treasury's Federal Insurance Office
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1862) to "abolish the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury." The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Roger Williams, R-Texas, Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Mark Walker, R-N.C. The legislation was referre  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill on Investments in Qualified Improvement Property
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1869) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore incentives for investments in qualified improvement property. The bill was introduced on March 26 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., George Holding, R-N.C., Susie Lee, D-Nev., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, David B. McKinley, R-W.Va.,  more

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill on Report on All Disaster-Related Assistance
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1984) to amend chapter 11 of title 31, U.S. Code, "to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to annually submit to Congress a report on all disaster-related assistance provided by the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on March 28 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Ga  more

Rep. Ratcliffe Introduces Bill on Interpretations of Statutory, Regulatory Provisions
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 1927) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.,  more

Rep. Roe Introduces Bill to Provide Protections for Workers
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1855) to "provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization." The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Rick Allen, R-Ga., James Comer, R-Ky., Mark Walker, R-N.C., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Ron Wright, R-Texas, Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn  more

Rep. Rouzer Introduces Bill on Elimination of Education Department
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1930) to provide for the elimination of the Department of Education. The bill was introduced on March 27. It was referred to the House Education and Labor 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 Center Drive, Ste. 1, Bolivia, NC 28422; 910/253-6111; 4001 U.S. Highway, 301 S., Ste. 106  more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill on Lymphedema Compression Treatment Items
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1948) 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 March 28 and has 93 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Doris O. Matsui, D  more

Rep. Stefanik Introduces Bill on Pay Discrimination
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1935) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to enhance provisions related to pay discrimination. The bill was introduced on March 27 and has 48 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Kay Granger, R-Texas, Fred Upton, R-Mich., Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Bil  more

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill to End Homelessness in U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1856) to provide a path to end homelessness in the U.S. The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 46 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Al Green, D-Texas, Al Lawson, D-Fla., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Carolyn B. Maloney, D  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Enhance Law Enforcement Efficiency
WASHINGTON, March 30 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 954) to "provide grants to State, local, territorial, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers." The bill was introduced on March 28 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Cory Gardner, R-  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Report on Intercountry Adoptions
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 938) to amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 "to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States." The bill was introduced on March 28 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sherrod Brow  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 925) to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. The bill was introduced on March 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Mobile Telecommunications Systems
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 893) to "require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States and to assist allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ric  more

Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill on Definition of Family Farmer
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 897) to amend title 11, U.S. Code, with respect to the definition of family farmer. The bill was introduced on March 27 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Doug Jones, D-Ala. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information,  more

Sen. Lankford Introduces Bill to Limit Transfer of F-35 Aircraft to Turkey
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (S. 922) to limit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey. The bill was introduced on March 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. James Lankford, 316 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5754; or in the state at 1015 N. Broadway Ave., Ste. 3  more

Sen. Sasse Introduces Bill to Amend Title 5 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (S. 909) to amend title 5, U.S. Code "with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, James Lankford, R-Okla., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and James M. Inhofe, R-  more

Sen. Stabenow Introduces Bill on Survey of Perfluorinated Compounds
WASHINGTON, March 30 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 950) to "require the Director of the United States Geological Survey to perform a nationwide survey of perfluorinated compounds." The bill was introduced on March 28 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Debbie   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Network of Statewide Senior Legal Hotlines
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 905) to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize a national network of Statewide senior legal hotlines. The bill was introduced on March 27 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., and Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/2  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill to Redefine Eastern, Middle Judicial Districts of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 929) to amend title 28, U.S. Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina. The bill was introduced on March 28 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6342; or in the state at 310 New Bern Ave., Ste. 122, Raleigh, NC  more