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

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. Fudge Introduces Bill on Comprehensive Student Achievement Information
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3354) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for comprehensive student achievement information. The bill was introduced on June 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. John R. Curtis, R-Utah. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, 2344 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515; 202/225-7032; or in the district offices at 4834 R  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3353) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include Parent PLUS loans in income-contingent and income-based repayment plans. The bill was introduced on June 19. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, 2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2464; or in the district offices at 3655 Johnson Ave., Bronx, NY 10463; 718  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill on Repurchasing Shares on Open Market
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3355) to "prohibit public companies from repurchasing their shares on the open market." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass  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 Evaluation of Prospective Foster Parents
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3359) to "establish a national, research-based, and comprehensive home study assessment process for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and provide funding to States and Indian tribes to adopt such process." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Tulsi Gabbard, D-H  more

Rep. Loudermilk Introduces Bill to Amend Title 5 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3348) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide for an alternative removal for performance or misconduct for Federal employees." The bill was introduced on June 19 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Clay Higgins, R-La., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Rick Allen, R-Ga., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Mark Walker, R-N.C., Mark Green, R-Tenn., John Joyce, R-Pa., Steve Chabot,  more

Rep. Pallone Introduces Bill to Clarify Prohibitions on Making Robocalls
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3375) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls. The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., and Robert Latta, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Frank Pallone, 2107 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4671; or i  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. Schakowsky Introduces Bill on Brand Name Biological Products
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3379) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from 12 to 5 years." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Mark Pocan, D-Wis.  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. Wagner Introduces Bill on Employer-Provided Dependent Care Assistance
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3397) to amend the Internal Revenue Code "to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance and to allow individuals to carry forward dependent care flexible spending arrangement account balances." The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more i  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Family Care Services
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 1880) to support the provision of treatment family care services. The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, 709 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5653; or in the state at 500 S. Barstow St., Ste. LL2, Eau Clai  more

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill to Protect Coverage for Screening Mammography
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 1936) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect coverage for screening mammography. The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D  more

Sen. Boozman Introduces Bill on Summer Food Service Program Delivery
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 1918) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require alternative options for summer food service program delivery. The bill was introduced on June 20 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Ind., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and John Hoeven, R-N.D. The legislation was referred to the Senate Agri  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Access to Affordable Health Insurance Coverage
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1935) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to ensure that working families have access to affordable health insurance coverage." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Martin Heinrich, D  more

Sen. Finance Introduces Bill to Improve Enrollment of Retiring Individuals in Medicare Program
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1928) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the enrollment of retiring individuals in the Medicare program. The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3353; or in the state at 37 W. Broad St., Ste.   more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on DACA Assistance
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 1929) to "prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development from limiting the eligibility of DACA recipients for certain assistance." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Mazie K. Hirono,   more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill on Disclosure of Taxpayer's Return
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1876) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish uniform standards for the use of electronic signatures with respect to any request for disclosure of a taxpayer's return or return information to a practitioner." The bill was introduced on June 18 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more inform  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Authorize State Opioid Response Grants
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1925) to authorize State opioid response grants. The bill was introduced on June 20. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3353; or in the state at 37 W. Broad St., Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-6774; 312 Walnut St., Ste. 3075, Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513/684-3265;  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Award College in High School Pell Grants
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1888) 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 18 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510  more

Sen. Tester Introduces Bill on Veterans Community Care Program
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced legislation (S. 1934) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for persons disabled by treatment under the Veterans Community Care Program." The bill was introduced on June 20 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Jon Tester, 311 Hart Senate Office Buildin  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Filing Status for Tax Returns
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 1940) to "permit legally married same-sex couples to amend their filing status for tax returns outside the statute of limitations." The bill was introduced on June 20 and has 42 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tina Smith, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Jeanne Shaheen, D  more