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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Case Introduces Bill on Coral Reef Ecosystems
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Ed Case, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3384) to "authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relating to coral reef ecosystems." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fl  more

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill on Refugees
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3376) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide for a minimum number of refugees who may be admitted in any fiscal year after fiscal year 2018." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 73 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Andre Carson, D-Ind., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-T  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Provide PreCheck to Severely Injured Veterans
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3356) to provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans. The bill was introduced on June 19 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., David Rouzer, R-N.C., Andy Harris, R-Md., Greg Pence, R-Ind., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla. The legislation was jointly referred to  more

Rep. Hartzler Introduces Bill to Reimburse Cost of Emergency Medical Transportation
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3350) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to reimburse veterans for the cost of emergency medical transportation to a Federal facility." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Br  more

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill on In-State Tuition Rates for Refugees, Asylees
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3391) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for in-State tuition rates for refugees and asylees. The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Scott Peters, D-Calif., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Mike Thompson  more

Rep. Lamborn Introduces Bill to Amend Communications Act of 1934
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3393) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 "to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2021." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Francis Rooney, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Ron Wright, R-Texas, and  more

Rep. Lamborn Introduces Bill to Prohibit Federal Funding of National Public Radio
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3392) to "prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of Federal funds to acquire radio content." The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Doug Lamborn, 2371 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4422; or in the di  more

Rep. Mast Introduces Bill to Modify Project for Central, Southern Florida
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3324) to "modify the project for Central and Southern Florida to include public health considerations." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Brian J. Mast, 2182 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3026; or in the district offices at 121 S.W.   more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on Health Profession Opportunity Grants
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3345) to "require preference to be given to applicants for health profession opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act who have certain kinds of business and community partners." The bill was introduced on June 19. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, 1710 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill on School Meals
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3366) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to prohibit the stigmatization of children who are unable to pay for school meals." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Adam Smith,  more

Rep. Pascrell Introduces Bill on Earned Income Tax Credit in U.S. Possessions
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3307) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for payments to possessions of the United States related to the application of the earned income tax credit in such possessions." The bill was introduced on June 18 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Nydia M. Velazq  more

Rep. Posey Introduces Bill on Lobbyist
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3326) to "provide that a former Member of Congress or former senior Congressional employee who receives compensation as a lobbyist shall not be eligible for retirement benefits or certain other Federal benefits." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., and Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y. It was jointly referred to the House Administration and Oversight and Reform committees  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill on Television Advertisements for Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3327) to amend title XI of the Social Security Act "to require that direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drugs and biological products include the list price of such drugs and products." The bill was introduced on June 18. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building,   more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Bill on LGBTQ-Owned Businesses
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif. has introduced legislation (H.R. 3374) to amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act "to require the collection of small business loan data related to LGBTQ-owned businesses." The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., and TJ Cox, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Harley Rouda, 2300 Ray  more

Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill on Child Labor
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3394) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to strengthen the provisions relating to child labor. The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Adam B. Schiff, D-Cal  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Update 80/20 Rule for Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3369) to "close the GI Bill loophole and update the 80/20 rule for proprietary institutions of higher education." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., and Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. The legislation was referred  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill on Reporting on Campus Sexual Violence
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3381) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase transparency and reporting on campus sexual violence. The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Kat  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Stabilize Medicaid Program in Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3371) to amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to stabilize the Medicaid program in Puerto Rico. The bill was introduced on June 19 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., and Res. Comm. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R. The leg  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill to Set Minimum Standards for Tax Return Preparers
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3330) to set minimum standards for tax return preparers. The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Yoho, 1730 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5744; or in the district offices at 5000 N.W. 27th Court, Ste. E, Gainesville, FL 326  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Amend Obamacare
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 1905) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for additional requirements with respect to the navigator program. The bill was introduced on June 19 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Chri  more