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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday May 19, 2019 ( 29 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill on Access to Sexual Health Services
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2701) to "authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jan Schakowsky,   more

Rep. Biggs Introduces Bill on Amounts Paid for Abortion
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2742) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses." The bill was introduced on May 15 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Steve King, R-Iowa, Jeff Duncan, R-  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill to Repeal Office of Financial Research
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2743) to repeal the Office of Financial Research. The bill was introduced on May 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., and Warren Davidson, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the district offices at 4000 Piedmont Parkway, Ste. 131, High Point, NC 27265; 3  more

Rep. Burgess Introduces Bill to Incentivize Low-Cost Drug Options
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2700) to "incentivize low-cost drug options and generic competition, and to provide extensions for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Fred Upton, R-Mich., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla.  more

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill on Misdemeanor Hate Crime
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2708) to "prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 106 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Julia Brownley  more

Rep. Hollingsworth Introduces Bill on Agency-Issued Firearms
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2805) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to permit uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency- issued firearms in certain Federal facilities." The bill was introduced on May 16 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Ted Budd, R-N.C., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., Steven M. Palazzo, R-Miss., and David Kustoff, R-Tenn. The legislation was referred to   more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill on Overall Health, Well-Being of Young People
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2720) to "provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Jackie Speier,  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2809) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to repeal the particular work requirement that disqualifies able-bodied adults for eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program." The bill was introduced on May 16 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., F  more

Rep. Lowenthal Introduces Bill to Establish Multimodal Freight Funding Formula Program
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 272) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to establish a Multimodal Freight Funding Formula Program and a National Freight Infrastructure Competitive Grant Program to improve the efficiency and reliability of freight movement in the United States." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Gil Cisne  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2830) to "direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to create a task force to process applications submitted for determinations, assessments, and waivers for unmanned aircraft systems." The bill was introduced on May 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and David Rouzer, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information,  more

Rep. Pallone Introduces Bill to Rebuild, Modernize Nation's Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2741) to "rebuild and modernize the Nation's infrastructure to expand access to broadband and Next Generation 9-1-1, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, and protect public health and the environment." The bill was introduced on May 15 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-spons  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill to Improve Oversight of Privatized Military Housing
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2811) to "improve oversight of privatized military housing provided by the Department of Defense to members of the Armed Forces and their families." The bill was introduced on May 16 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., John R. Carter, R-Texas, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Denny Heck, D-Wash., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Van Ta  more

Rep. Pannill-Fletcher Introduces Bill to Release Funds Awarded for Mitigation Activities
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2761) 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 15 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, John R. Carter, R-Texas, Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas,   more

Rep. Pascrell Introduces Bill on Medicare Eligibility
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2770) to "waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's disease." The bill was introduced on May 15 and has 55 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Scott Peters, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Brian Fitzp  more

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Provide Student Loan Data
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2833) to "require the student loan ombudsman of the Department of Education to provide student loan data to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection." The bill was introduced on May 17 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Andy Levin, D-Mich. The legi  more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Authorize Borrowers to Separate Joint Consolidation Loans
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2728) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize borrowers to separate joint consolidation loans. The bill was introduced on May 14 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Haley Stevens, 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 distr  more

Rep. Rouzer Introduces Bill on Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2834) 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 17. It was referred to the House Natural Resources 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  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2689) to amend title 39, U.S. Code, "to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 57 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Raul M. Grija  more

Rep. Watson-Coleman Introduces Bill on Special Enrollment Period for Pregnant Women
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2778) to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women. The bill was introduced on May 15 and has 50 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Suzan DelBene, D-Was  more

Rep. Wright Introduces Bill to Amend Title 18 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2817) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions." The bill was introduced on May 16 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, and  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill on Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 1427) to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to improve the Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program. The bill was introduced on May 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. The legislation was referr  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Protect Law Enforcement Officers
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 1480) to protect law enforcement officers. The bill was introduced on May 15 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., John Boozman, R-Ark., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., David Perdue, R-Ga., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Bill Cassidy, R-La., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind.,   more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Repeal Office of Financial Research
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 1478) to repeal the Office of Financial Research. The bill was introduced on May 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-5922; or in the state at 300 E. 8th, Ste. 961, Austin, TX 78701; 512/916-5834; Le  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill on Nonhighway Recreational Fuel Taxes
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 1527) to "require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct, and submit to Congress a report describing the results of, an assessment of the total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes received by the Secretary of the Treasury and transferred to the Highway Trust Fund." The bill was introduced on May 16 and was co-sponsored by Sens. James Risch, R-Idaho, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Ch  more

Sen. McSally Introduces Bill to Enhance Prevention of Sexual Assault
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (S. 1495) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to enhance the prevention of sexual assault and related offenses in the Armed Forces, to enhance protections of victims of such offenses, to improve the investigation and prosecution of such offenses." The bill was introduced on May 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. It was ref  more

Sen. Perdue Introduces Bill on Guarantee Fees of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 1463) to "establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be used to offset provisions that increase the deficit." The bill was introduced on May 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Jon Tester, D-Mont. It was referred to the Senate Budget Committee. For more information, Sen. David Perdue, 455 Russell Sena  more

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill to Amend Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 1474) to amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 "to make 4,000 visas available for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program." The bill was introduced on May 15 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committ  more

Sen. Sinema Introduces Bill on Information Sharing
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (S. 1467) to "require a pilot program on information sharing between the Department of Defense and designated relatives and friends of members of the Armed Forces regarding the experiences and challenges of military service, particularly during and after overseas deployments." The bill was introduced on May 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. It was referred to the Sen  more

Sen. Toomey Introduces Bill on Enhanced Penalties for Convicted Murderers
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 1508) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide enhanced penalties for convicted murderers who kill or target America's public safety officers." The bill was introduced on May 16 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., David Perdue, R-Ga., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Mike Braun, R-Ind.,   more