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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday May 12, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill on Eating Disorders Prevention
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2625) to amend section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to include eating disorders prevention within the nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program and the local wellness program." The bill was introduced on May 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. It was jointly referred to the House Agriculture and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Alma S. Ada  more

Rep. Brindisi Introduces Bill to Expand Eligibility for Mental Health Services
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2629) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "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 May 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep.   more

Rep. Bustos Introduces Bill to Detect Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2543) to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, "including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals." The bill was introduced on May 7 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Mike   more

Rep. Latta Introduces Bill on Report on Internet-Connected Devices Industry
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2644) to "direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of the internet-connected devices industry in the United States." The bill was introduced on May 9 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Billy Long, R-Mo., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. The legi  more

Rep. McNerney Introduces Bill to Authorize Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2575) to "authorize an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence within the General Services Administration." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Jerry McNerney, 2265 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1947; or in the district offices at 2222 G  more

Rep. Norman Introduces Bill on Disability-Related First Responder Retirement Payments
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2560) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to exclude certain disability-related first responder retirement payments from gross income." The bill was introduced on May 7 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. The legis  more

Rep. Pannill-Fletcher Introduces Bill on Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Lizzie Pannill-Fletcher, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2548) to modify eligibility requirements for certain hazard mitigation assistance programs. The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Pete Olson, R-Texas, G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep. Lizzie Pannill-Fletcher, 1429 Longworth House  more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill to Improve Children's Health Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2602) to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act "to improve Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 1108 Longworth House Office Building, Washi  more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Title VI of Higher Education Act Of 1965
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2562) to reauthorize title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., and Andy Levin, D-Mich. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. David E. Price, 2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1784; or in the district offices at 436 N. Harrington St., Ste. 10  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on Cases Involving Disparate Impact
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2574) to amend title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 "to restore the right to individual civil actions in cases involving disparate impact." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Gregorio Sablan, D-M.P., and Alma S. Adams, D-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Robert C. Scott, 1201 L  more

Rep. Taylor Introduces Bill on Search, Rescue Dogs
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Van Taylor, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2623) to "require search and rescue dogs to be treated in the same manner as seeing-eye dogs in the event of a federally declared disaster." The bill was introduced on May 9and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Donald W. Norcross, D-N.J., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Michael Waltz  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill to Protect Elections for Public Office
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2660) to "protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections." The bill was introduced on May 10 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla.,   more

Rep. Waters Introduces National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act (H.R. 2578) to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2578/text. For more information, Rep. Maxine Waters, 2221 Rayburn H  more

Rep. Watson-Coleman Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Public Accommodations
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman, D-N.J. has introduced legislation (H.R. 2687) to "prohibit discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation." The bill was introduced on May 10 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Betty Mc  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill on Free Choice to Form Labor Organizations
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2571) to "preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 52 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., John R. Carter, R-Texas, Rick Allen, R-Ga., Tom McClintock, R-Calif., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Public Health Security, All-Hazards Preparedness
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1379) to "reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all- hazards preparedness and response." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committ  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Recognition of Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1368) to "provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina." The bill was introduced on May 8. It was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the state at 151 Patton Ave., Ste. 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828/350-2437; 2000 W. 1st St., Ste. 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104; 800/6  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Improve Child Care Protections
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1408) to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to improve child care protections provided through interstate background checks. The bill was introduced on May 9 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 20  more

Sen. Cassidy Introduces Bill on Kiddie Tax
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has introduced legislation (S. 1370) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to treat certain military survivor benefits as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax." The bill was introduced on May 8and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Tammy Baldw  more

Sen. Manchin Introduces Bill on Community Development Block Grant Program
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 1415) to "require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to immediately release certain grant funds awarded for mitigation activities under the Community Development Block Grant program." The bill was introduced on May 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Bank  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Extend Nursing Workforce Development Programs
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 1399) to amend title VIII of the Public Health Services Act to revise and extend nursing workforce development programs. The bill was introduced on May 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in the state at 121   more

Sen. Stabenow Introduces to Address Contamination in Drinking Water
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 1372) to "encourage Federal agencies to expeditiously enter into or amend cooperative agreements with States for removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Jeanne Shahee  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1406) to "revise the boundaries of a unit of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System in Topsail, North Carolina." The bill was introduced on May 9and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-6342; or in the state at 310 New B  more