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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday April 07, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill on Automated Disclosure of Taxpayer Information
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2007) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the automated disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification." The bill was introduced on April 1 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, 1111 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051; 2  more

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill on Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2062) to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Greg Walden, R-Ore., Scott Peters, D-Calif., Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., John Joyce, R-Pa., Harle  more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill on Assistance in Persistent Poverty Counties
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2055) to "provide an increased allocation of funding under certain programs for assistance in persistent poverty counties." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., William Clay Jr., D-Mo.,   more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Bill on Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2003) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to clarify that during a lapse in appropriations certain services relating to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act." The bill was introduced on April 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Don Young, R-Alaska, and Van Taylor, R-Texas. It was r  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Bill on Long-Term Care Insurance Coverage for Federal Employees
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2004) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to continue supplemental dental and vision benefits and long- term care insurance coverage for Federal employees affected by a Government shutdown." The bill was introduced on April 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Don Young, R-Alaska, and Van Taylor, R-Texas It was referred to the House Oversight  more

Rep. Harris Introduces Bill to Prohibit Governmental Discrimination Against Health Services Providers
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2014) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to prohibit governmental discrimination against providers of health services that are not involved in abortion." The bill was introduced on April 1 and has 80 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Steve Scali  more

Rep. Heck Introduces Bill on Construction of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2023) to "require reports by the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence relating to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline." The bill was introduced on April 2 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Andy Barr, R-Ky., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Paul Cook, R-Calif., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Ruben Gallego, D-Ar  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Lower Pharmaceutical Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2038) to "allow State-based, market-oriented, prescription drug negotiations to lower pharmaceutical drug prices." The bill was introduced on April 2. It was referred to the House Judiciary 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, Hendersonville, NC 28792; 828/693-5660.  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill on Access to Contraception
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2091) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to ensure that members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on April 4 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., David N. Cicilline  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Standard Occupational Classification System
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1015) 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 April 3 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washingto  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Services for Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 980) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans. The bill was introduced on April 2 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the   more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill on Support for Police Officer Family Services
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 998) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 "to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Richard Blumenth  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill on Registration of Marks of U.S.
WASHINGTON, April 2 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 963) to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 "to provide for the registration of marks consisting of the flag, coat of arms, or other official insignia of the United States, any State or municipality, or any foreign nation." The bill was introduced on April 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen.   more

Sen. Manchin Introduces Bill on Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 1012) to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine,  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Advance Contracts
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 979) to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 "to incorporate the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office relating to advance contracts." The bill was introduced on April 2 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more informati  more