Saturday - December 14, 2019
Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday April 14, 2019 ( 29 items )  

Rep. Biggs Introduces Bill to Allow for Tax-Advantaged Distributions
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2163) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow for tax-advantaged distributions from health savings accounts during family or medical leave." The bill was introduced on April 9 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ron Wright, R-Texas, Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jody Hice, R-Ga., John J  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill on Restructuring of Rural Development Loans
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2228) to "offer persistent poverty counties and political subdivisions of such counties the opportunity to have their rural development loans restructured." The bill was introduced on April 10. It was jointly referred to the House Agriculture, Financial Services and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-  more

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Bill to Provide Mental Health, Behavioral Health Services
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2300) to "establish a grant to provide mental health services and behavioral health services to at-risk youth." The bill was introduced on April 12 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., David Trone, D-Md., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Te  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Limit Authority to Suspend Entry of Class of Aliens
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2214) to "transfer and limit Executive Branch authority to suspend or restrict the entry of a class of aliens." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 63 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Haley Stevens, D-Mich., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Nydia M. V  more

Rep. Davidson Introduces Bill on Definition of Security
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2144) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 "to exclude digital tokens from the definition of a security, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to enact certain regulatory changes regarding digital units secured through public key cryptography, to adjust taxation of virtual currencies held in individual retirement accounts, to create a tax exemption for exchange  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Pediatric Research Initiative Fund
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2234) to "increase funding for the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund by eliminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Walker, R-N.C., and Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Administration committees. For more information, Rep. Rodney Davis, 1740   more

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Authorize Appropriations for Kennedy Center
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2197) to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act "to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nev., Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, 2134 Rayburn Office Building,  more

Rep. Fulcher Introduces Bill to Require That Bill Enacted be Limited to One Subject
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2240) to "end the practice of including more than one subject in a single bill by requiring that each bill enacted by Congress be limited to only one subject." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and Bill Posey, R-Fla. The legis  more

Rep. Kelly Introduces Bill on Health Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2177) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts." The bill was introduced on April 9 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Mark Walker, R-N.C., Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., Steve King, R-Iowa,  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill to Repeal Excise Tax on Medical Devices
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2207) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices. The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 226 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ralph Abraham, R-La., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rick Allen, R-Ga., Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Jim  more

Rep. Larson Introduces Bill on Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2210) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to repeal certain provisions applicable to foreign investment in United States real property." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., George Holding, R-N.C., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Ron Kind, D-Wis., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Bill Pascrell Jr.,  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill on Child Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2266) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide a child tax credit for pregnant moms with respect to their unborn children." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Ted Budd, R-N.C., and Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan. The legislation was referred to the Ho  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Establish Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator Position
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2209) to "establish the position of Chief Pharmaceutical Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative responsible for conducting trade negotiations and enforcing trade agreements related to acts, policies, and practices of foreign governments that fail to appropriately reward United States innovation with respect to pharmaceuticals." The bill was introduced on April 10. It was referred to t  more

Rep. Rice Introduces Bill on National Instant Criminal Background Check System
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2319) to "improve the national instant criminal background check system in order to search the National Data Exchange database when conducting criminal background checks." The bill was introduced on April 12 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Rob Woodall, R-Ga., K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, John Moolenaar, R-Mich., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Chris Stewart  more

Rep. Rice Introduces Bill to Provide Disaster Relief
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2145) to provide disaster relief. The bill was introduced on April 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Austin Scott, R-Ga., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., and David Rouzer,to Provide Disaster Relief R-N.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Tom Rice, 512 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9895; or in the district offices at 2411 N. Oak St., Ste. 405, Myrtle  more

Rep. Walberg Introduces Bill to Amend Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2294) to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 "to establish additional criteria for determining when employers may join together in a group or association of employers that will be treated as an employer under section 3(5) of such Act for purposes of sponsoring a group health plan." The bill was introduced on April 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Michael C. Burges  more

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz Introduces Bill to Ensure Safety of Unaccompanied Alien Children
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla. has introduced legislation (H.R. 2217) to "reduce the ability of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to engage in inappropriate civil immigration enforcement actions that harm unaccompanied alien children and to ensure the safety and welfare of unaccompanied alien children." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill to Advance U.S.-India Strategic Relationship
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2123) to "provide for U.S. actions to advance the U.S.-India strategic relationship." The bill was introduced on April 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., George Holding, R-N.C., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and Ami Bera, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Joe Wilson, 1436 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill to Promote U.S.-Mongolia Trade
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2219) to "promote U.S.-Mongolia trade by authorizing duty-free treatment for certain imports from Mongolia." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nev., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Don Young, R-Alaska, Ralph Norman, R-S.C., David E. Price, D-N.C., and James McGovern, D-Mass. The legislation was referred to the House Ways and Means   more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Amend Internal Revenue Code of 1986
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1115) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to prohibit the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from rehiring any employee of the Internal Revenue Service who was involuntarily separated from service for misconduct." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee  more

Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill to Address Reorganization of Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 1091) to amend chapter 11 of title 11, U.S. Code, to address reorganization of small businesses. The bill was introduced on April 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Chuck Grassley, 135 Hart Senate Office Building,   more

Sen. Manchin Introduces Bill on Land, Water Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 1081) to amend title 54, U.S. Code, to "provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund." The bill was introduced on April 9 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Jon Tester, D-Mont., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., M  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill to Revise SEC Rules on General Solicitation
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1063) to "require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the rules of the Commission relating to general solicitation or general advertising." The bill was introduced on April 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and John Thune, R-S.D. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committe  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill to Extend Poison Center Network Program
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 1199) to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the poison center network program. The bill was introduced on April 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Patty Murray, 154 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2621; or in the state at 2930 Wetmore Ave  more

Sen. Stabenow Introduces Bill to Provide Predictability in Tax Law
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 1141) to "provide predictability and certainty in the tax law, create jobs, and encourage investment." The bill was introduced on April 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 731 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510-2204; 202/224-4822; or in the state at 3335 S. Airport Road W., Ste. 6-B, Tr  more

Sen. Tilli Introduces Bill to Amend Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1125) to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Bill Cassidy, R-La., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, David Perdue, R-Ga., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., John K  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Officers' Compensation Packages
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1171) to "suspend the current compensation packages for all officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." The bill was introduced on April 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. 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; or in the state at 310 New Bern Ave  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Amend Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
WASHINGTON, April 12 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 1118) to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act "to authorize spouses of servicemembers who incur a catastrophic injury or illness or die while in military service to terminate leases of premises and motor vehicles." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. It was referred to the Senate Veteran  more

Sen. Wicker Introduces Bill on Release of Unlawfully Detained U.S. Citizens in Turkey
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced legislation (S. 1075) to "advocate for the release of United States citizens and locally employed diplomatic staff unlawfully detained in Turkey." The bill was introduced on April 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Roger Wicker  more