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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 16, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Rep. Bass Introduces Bill to Increase Purchasing Power
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3257) to "increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., James E. Clyburn, D-S.C.,  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3175) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to require the Secretary of Defense to expand the research capability of historically black colleges and universities and other minority institutions." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., and Debra Haaland, D-N.M. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. has introduced legislation (H.R. 3222) to "provide that no Federal funds may be used to carry out the proposed rule of the Department of Homeland Security entitled Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds." The bill was introduced on June 12 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., David E. Price, D-N.C., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Chellie Pingre  more

Rep. Clarke Introduces Bill to Protect Called Parties from One-Ring Scams
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3264) to "direct the Federal Communications Commission to initiate a proceeding to protect called parties from one-ring scams." The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., Harley Rouda, D-Calif., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Tim Walberg, R-Mich. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Yvette Clarke, 2  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Carry Out Study Relating to Accounting Standards
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3182) 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 June 10 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., David Scott, D-Ga., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Roger Williams, R-Texas, J. French Hill, R-Ark., Barry Louderm  more

Rep. Graves Introduces Bill on Defense to Prosecution for Fraud
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3270) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to provide a defense to prosecution for fraud and related activity in connection with computers for persons defending against unauthorized intrusions into their computers." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Austin Scott, R-Ga., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Buddy Carter, R-Ga., A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., Denver R  more

Rep. Hastings Introduces Bill to Modernize Forms, Surveys of DoD
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3166) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to modernize certain forms and surveys of the Department of Defense." The bill was introduced on June 10 and has 42 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Maxine Water  more

Rep. Loebsack Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Broadband
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. David Loebsack, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3278) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to provide for the establishment of a program to expand access to broadband." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill to Award Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Language
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3185) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Defense Language Institute to award a Bachelor of Arts degree in a foreign language." The bill was introduced on June 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Austin Scott, R-Ga., Andrew Kim, D-N.J., Don Young, R-Alaska, Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., and David E. Price, D-N.C. The legislation was refer  more

Rep. Takano Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3197) to "establish a minimum salary threshold for bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees exempt from Federal overtime compensation requirements, and automatically update such threshold every 3 years." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has 46 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Debbi  more

Rep. Walberg Introduces Bill to Ensure Campus Access for Religious Groups
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3243) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to ensure campus access at public institutions of higher education for religious groups." The bill was introduced on June 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Mark Walker, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Tim Walberg, 2266 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/22  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill to Budget in Advance for Disasters
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3217) to require Congress to budget in advance for disasters. The bill was introduced on June 11. It was jointly referred to the House Budget and Rules committees. For more information, Rep. Mark Walker, 1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3065; or in the district offices at 809 Green Valley Road, Ste. 104, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336/333-5005; 219-B W. Elm St., Graham, NC 27253; 336  more

Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill to Enhance Security of U.S., Allies
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 1830) to enhance the security of the United States and its allies. The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Steve Daines, R-Mont., David Perdue, R-Ga., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., John Kennedy, R-La., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Mike Brau  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Prohibit Deceptive Practices in Federal Elections
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 1834) to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections. The bill was introduced on June 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen.  more

Sen. Kaine Introduces Bill on Work Opportunity Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has introduced legislation (S. 1802) to "provide a work opportunity tax credit for military spouses and to provide for flexible spending arrangements for childcare services for military families." The bill was introduced on June 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Tim Kaine, 231 Russell  more