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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday May 26, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill on Monument Honoring Army Security Agency Veterans
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2970) to "direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring Army Security Agency veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam Era." The bill was introduced on May 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was jointly referred to the House Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services committees. For more information, Rep. Alma S. Adams, 2436 Rayb  more

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Maternal Health Outcomes
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2902) to "support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors inc  more

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill on Administering Intravenous Immune Globulin in Home
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2905) to "provide for a demonstration project to further examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) in the home." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Reps. George Holding, R-N.C., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees.   more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Protect Woman's Ability to Determine When to Bear Child
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2975) to "protect a woman's ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider's ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 173 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Bonnie Watson Coleman,   more

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill on Additional Disclosure Requirements for Corporations
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2977) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 172 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Colin Allred, D-Texas, Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Ami B  more

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill on National Historical Publications & Records Commission
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2978) to amend title 44, U.S. Code, to reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The bill was introduced on May 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., David E. Price, D-N.C., and Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, 2238 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC   more

Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill on Compliance With Immigration Detainers on Aliens in Custody
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 2988) to "ensure State and local compliance with all Federal immigration detainers on aliens in custody." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., Ron Wright, R-Texas, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Mark Walker, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., John Joyce, R-Pa., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Van Taylor, R-Texas, and Mike Johnson, R-La. The legislation was jointly ref  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Alien Convicted of Felony, Two Misdemeanors
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2989) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide that any alien who has been convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors, is deportable." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Babin, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Tom McClint  more

Rep. Hudson Introduces Bill to Amend Title XIX of Social Security Act
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2856) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to prohibit Federal Medicaid funding for the administrative costs of providing health benefits to individuals who are unauthorized immigrants." The bill was introduced on May 21 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., Glenn R  more

Rep. Massie Introduces Bill on Slaughter of Animals, Preparation of Carcasses
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2859) to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act "to exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and the preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility." The bill was introduced on May 21 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Steve King, R  more

Rep. Mast Introduces Bill on Meeting With Constituents
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Rep. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2846) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit Members of Congress to use facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of meeting with constituents." The bill was introduced on May 20 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Clay Higgins, R-La., Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Seth Moulton, D-Ma  more

Rep. Palmer Introduces Bill on Unjust Discrimination Against Air Carrier
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Rep. Gary J. Palmer, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2955) to "prevent the issuance of grants to entities that impose an unreasonable condition on or unjust discrimination against an air carrier operating pursuant to a contract with a Government agency, including United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 43 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Bill Flores, R-Texas,   more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on FBI Criminal Background Checks
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 2851) to "provide safeguards with respect to the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks prepared for employment purposes." The bill was introduced on May 20 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., David Trone, D-Md., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Tony Cardenas, D-C  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Awarding Contract for Procurement of Good, Services
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 1621) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of good or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, 709 Hart Senate Office Build  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Appropriations for Intelligence
WASHINGTON, May 24 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1589) to "authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System." The bill was introduced on May 22. It was referred to the Senate Intelligence Select Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senat  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Amend Public Health Service Act
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1563) to amend the Public Health Service Act "with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's review and publication of illness and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and their family members." The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was r  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Installations Affected by Windfarm Projects
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 1580) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to improve consultation by the Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse with installations affected by windfarm projects." The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510;  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Registration for Voting, Absentee Ballot Requests
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 1566) to "require information and opportunities for registration for voting and absentee ballot requests for members of the Armed Forces who are undergoing deployment overseas." The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. For more information, Sen. John C  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Activities in South China Sea, East China Sea
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 1634) to "impose sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China in relation to activities in the South China Sea and the East China Sea." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Todd Young, R-Ind., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Joe Manch  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Treat Scholarships as Earned Income
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1667) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to treat certain scholarships as earned income for purposes of the kiddie tax." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Kyrsten Sinema,   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Study Relating to Accounting Standards
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 1564) to "require the Securities and Exchange Commission and certain Federal agencies to carry out a study relating to accounting standards." The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., David Perdue, R-Ga., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen.   more

Sen. Toomey Introduces Bill to Protect Communities from Violent Criminals
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 1644) to "ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the U.S." The bill was introduced on May 23 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Kennedy, R-La., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Bill Cassidy  more