Wednesday - August 21, 2019
Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 21 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill on Incremental Costs of Incorporating Art Into Facilities
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3437) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to allow certain funds to be used for incremental costs of incorporating art into facilities." The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more informatio  more

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Establish Grant Program for States, Indian Tribes
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3599) to "establish a grant program for States and Indian Tribes to enroll individuals purchasing firearms and holders of licenses or permits to possess, carry, sell, or transfer firearms into the FBI's Rap Back program." The bill was introduced on June 2. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Alma S. Adams, 2436 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-3312; 20  more

Rep. Amash Introduces Bill on Congress Bills in Electronic Formats
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3403) to "require all bills, resolutions, and other documents of Congress to be created, transmitted, and published in searchable electronic formats." The bill was introduced on June 21 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Tom McClintoc  more

Rep. Amash Introduces Bill to Establish Style for Amending Laws
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Justin A. Amash, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3402) to amend chapter 2 of title 1, U.S. Code, to establish the style for amending laws. The bill was introduced on June 21 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Tom McClintock, R-Calif., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Ralph Norman, R-S.C.  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill on Report on Suspected Unlawful Robocalls
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3434) to "require the Federal Communications Commission to publish an annual report on suspected unlawful robocalls." The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 2  more

Rep. Clay Introduces Bill to Reduce Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. William Clay Jr., D-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3435) to "encourage States to allow local governments to implement laws to reduce gun violence." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Cybersecurity Threats
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3412) to protect the administration of Federal elections against cybersecurity threats. The bill was introduced on June 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Walker, R-N.C., Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Fred Upton, R-Mich. It was jointly referred to the House Administration and Intelligence Permanent Select committees. For more information, Rep. Rodney Davis, 1740 Long  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Ensure Humane Treatment of Pregnant Women
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3563) to "ensure the humane treatment of pregnant women by reinstating the presumption of release and prohibiting shackling, restraining, and other inhumane treatment of pregnant detainees." The bill was introduced on June 27 and has 33 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Veronica  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Eligibility to Contribute to Health Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3565) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide that eligibility to contribute to health savings accounts is not affected by receipt of, or payment for, hospital care or medical services under any law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for both service connected and non-service connected disabilities to include hospital care medical services and extended care services." The bill was int  more

Rep. Hill Introduces Bill to Help Individuals Return to Workforce
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. J. French Hill, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3566) to "help individuals receiving disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act obtain rehabilitative services and return to the workforce." The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David Rouzer, R-N.C., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Rick Allen, R-Ga., and Warren Davidson, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. J. F  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill to Support Coastal Restoration Programs
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3424) to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 "to reduce unnecessary permitting delays by clarifying associated procedures to increase economic development and support coastal restoration programs." The bill was introduced on June 21 and has five co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Clay Higgins, R-La., Steven M. Palazzo, R-Miss., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Ralph Abraham, R-La., and David Rouzer, R-N.C. It was   more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill on Payment for Graduate Medical Education Costs
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3425) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to establish rules for payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations." The bill was introduced on June 21 and was co-sponsored by Rep. George Holding, R-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce comm  more

Rep. Larson Introduces Bill to Establish National & Community Service Administration
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3464) to "establish a National and Community Service Administration to carry out the national and volunteer service programs, to expand participation in such programs." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 184 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Katie Hill, D-Calif., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., David E. Price, D-N.C., Alma S.  more

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3584) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for certain amendments relating to reporting requirements with respect to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests." The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., George Holding, R-N.C., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and  more

Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill to Mint Commemorative Coins
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3483) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 109 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Roger Williams, R-Texas, Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., John Katko, R-N.Y., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., TJ Cox, D-Calif., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., File  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill to Repeal EPA Renewable Fuel Program
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3427) to repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill was introduced on June 21 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Tom McClintock, R-Calif., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Jody Hice, R-Ga., and Chip Roy, R-Texas. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington,   more

Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Protect Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Actions
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3451) to protect children affected by immigration enforcement actions. The bill was introduced on June 24. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, 2083 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1766; or in the district office at 500 Citadel Drive, Ste. 320, Commerce, CA 90040; 323/721-8790.  more

Rep. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Protect Health Care Consumers
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3502) to amend the Public Health Service Act and title XI of the Social Security Act to protect health care consumers from surprise billing practices. The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Van Taylor, R-Texas, Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Brian   more

Rep. Spanberger Introduces Bill to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3588) to "require the Secretary of Defense to establish an initiative on improving the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation." The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., TJ Cox, D-Calif., and Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Abigail Spa  more

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill to Modernize U.S. Export Finance Agency
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3407) to "strengthen the competitiveness of the United States, to modernize and reform the U.S. Export Finance Agency." The bill was introduced on June 21 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Maxine Waters, 2221 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2201; or in the district office at  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Expand Research on Cannabidiol, Marihuana
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 2032) to expand research on the cannabidiol and marihuana. The bill was introduced on June 27 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more informa  more