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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday June 16, 2019 ( 34 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. Beatty Introduces Bill to Amend National Voter Registration Act of 1993
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3201) to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 "to prohibit a State from removing the name of any registrant from the official list of voters eligible to vote in elections for Federal office in the State unless the State verifies, on the basis of objective and reliable evidence, that the registrant is ineligible to vote in such elections." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep  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. Engel Introduces Bill to Authorize Humanitarian Assistance in Burma
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3190) to "authorize humanitarian assistance and impose sanctions with respect to human rights abuses in Burma." The bill was introduced on June 11and was co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, Judiciary, Financial Services and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, 2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washin  more

Rep. Finkenauer Introduces Bill on Military Painting
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3181) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to enter into a contract with an eligible institution to carry out research and education activities relating to military painting." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., David Loebsack, D-Iowa, Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Abb  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill to Award College in High School Pell Grants
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3268) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to allow the Secretary of Education to create a pilot program to award College in High School Pell Grants." The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committe  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill to Disclose Hazing-Related Misconduct
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3267) to require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing-related misconduct. The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fl  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. Joyce Introduces Bill to Designate Nowacki Post Office
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3275) to "designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 340 Wetmore Avenue in Grand River, Ohio, as the Lance Corporal Andy Ace Nowacki Post Office." The bill was introduced on June 13. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. David Joyce, 1124 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5731; or in the district offices at 8  more

Rep. Kaptur Introduces Bill to Improve Mathematics, Scientific Knowledge of Students
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3205) to amend title 14, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, to establish programs for the purpose of improving the mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills of elementary and secondary school students and faculty members." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors inc  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill on Abatement, Removal of Environmental Hazards
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3295) to "study and facilitate the abatement and removal of environmental hazards in homes rehabilitated with community participation." The bill was introduced on June 14 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., John Katko, R-N.Y., Denny Heck, D-Wash., and Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa. The legislation was   more

Rep. McEachin Introduces Bill to Prohibit Deceptive Practices in Federal Elections
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3281) to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections. The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 56 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Harley Rouda, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill on Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecasting System
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3297) to amend the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 "to clarify that during a lapse in appropriations certain services relating to the Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecasting System are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act." The bill was introduced on June 14 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Matt  more

Rep. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Perform Initial Health Screening on Detainees
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3239) to "require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to perform an initial health screening on detainees" The bill was introduced on June 12 and has 112 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Grace F. Napolitano, D-  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. Trahan Introduces Bill to Prevent Sexual Assault in Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3216) to enhance efforts to prevent sexual assault in the Armed Forces. The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, and Gil Cisneros, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Lori Trahan, 1616 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3411; or in the district office at 15 Union St., 4th fl., Law  more

Sen. Bennet Introduces Bill on Carbon Dioxide Capture Facilities
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 1763) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for the issuance of exempt facility bonds for qualified carbon dioxide capture facilities." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Michael Bennet, 261 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5852; or in the st  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Purchases of Locally Produced Food
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1817) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to improve nutritional and other program requirements relating to purchases of locally produced food." The bill was introduced on June 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Wash  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1786) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 "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 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Tammy Baldw  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill on List of Employers That Relocate Call Center Overseas
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 1792) to "require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center or contract call center work overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications." The bill was introduced on June 12 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Provide Medicaid Assistance
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 1754) to "provide Medicaid assistance to individuals and families affected by a disaster or emergency." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Robert Casey Jr., 393 Russell Senate Office Building, Wash  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill on Crib Bumper
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 1816) to "prohibit the manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribution in commerce, or importation into the U.S. of any crib bumper." The bill was introduced on June 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Fo  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill on Telephone Services in Correctional Facilities
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 1764) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to require the Federal Communications Commission to ensure just and reasonable charges for telephone and advanced communications services in the correctional and detention facilities." The bill was introduced on June 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, and Edward J. Markey, D-  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Prohibit Employment of Children in Tobacco-Related Agriculture
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 1823) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 "to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor." The bill was introduced on June 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more informatio  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Protect Students, Taxpayers
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 1775) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "regarding proprietary institutions of higher education in order to protect students and taxpayers." The bill was introduced on June 11 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Eli  more

Sen. Gillibrand Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 1789) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to reform procedures for determinations on disposition of charges and the convening of courts-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice." The bill was introduced on June 11 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Michael Bennet,  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on 3D Printer Plans for Printing of Firearms
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 1831) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit the distribution of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Dianne F  more

Sen. Murkowski Introduces Bill to Establish Federal Energy Management Program
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 1857) to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act "to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program." The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Ene  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill on Coverage for Over-The-Counter Contraceptives
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 184) to "require group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for over-the-counter contraceptives." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Richard Blumenthal, D-Con  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill on Engagements With State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Governments
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 1846) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for engagements with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments. The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6221; or in t  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill on Space Leased to Accommodate Federal Agency
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 1869) to "require the disclosure of ownership of high-security space leased to accommodate a Federal agency." The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6221; or in the state at Sen. Patri  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Disclose Number of Employees of Public Companies
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 1843) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 "to require the disclosure of the total number of domestic and foreign employees of certain public companies." The bill was introduced on June 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more infor  more

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill on Violations of Human Rights of LGBT
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 1825) to "impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for violations of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals." The bill was introduced on June 13 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Edward J. Ma  more

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill on Affordable Medications
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 1801) to ensure medications are affordable. The bill was introduced on June 12 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Ri  more