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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday June 30, 2019 ( 43 items )  

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. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Secure Rights of Public Employees to Organize
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3463) to "secure the rights of public employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively, which safeguard the public interest and promote the free and unobstructed flow of commerce." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Adriano   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. Cohen Introduces Bill on Alien's Involvement in Human Rights Violation
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3441) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to allow the Secretary of State to make available to the public records pertaining to the refusal of a visa or permit based on an alien's involvement in a violation of human rights or acts of significant corruption." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Joe Wilson,   more

Rep. Collins Introduces Bill on Improper Interference in U.S. Election
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3442) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide that aliens who engage in improper interference in a United States election are inadmissible and deportable." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Tom McClintock, R-Calif., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Ben Cline, R-Va., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Ken Buck, R-Colo. T  more

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Authorize Appropriations for Coast Guard
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3409) to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard. The bill was introduced on June 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, 2134 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6416; or in the district offices at 125   more

Rep. DeGette Introduces Bill on Nonprescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3443) to "clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application." The bill was introduced on June 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Brett Guthrie, R-Ky. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Diana DeGette, 2111 Rayburn House Office Bu  more

Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Deter Unlawful Foreign Interference in Elections
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3501) to "expose and deter unlawful and subversive foreign interference in elections for Federal office." The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Chellie Pingree  more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Farm to School Program
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3562) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to reauthorize the farm to school program. The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. 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 Ric  more

Rep. Garamendi Introduces Bill on Federal Infrastructure Aid Programs
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3459) to "ensure that certain materials used in carrying out Federal infrastructure aid programs are made in the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Mark Pocan, D-Wis., James McGovern, D-Mass., Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., and Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa.   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. Green Introduces Bill to Control Export of Technology to China
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3532) to "control the export to the People's Republic of China of certain technology and intellectual property important to the national interest of the U.S." The bill was introduced on June 27 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Bob Gibbs, R  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. Kaptur Introduces Bill to Provide Assistance to Creditworthy Borrowers
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3511) to "direct the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to develop a program to provide assistance to creditworthy borrowers with Federal student debt in purchasing certain foreclosed homes owned by the Federal government, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and local land banks." Th  more

Rep. King Introduces Bill to Establish National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3446) to establish a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases. The bill was introduced on June 24 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Andy Levin, D-Mich., and Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio. The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Commi  more

Rep. Kuster Introduces Bill on Programs to Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3496) to "authorize the Attorney General to make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, States and units of local government to develop, implement, or expand 1 or more programs to provide medication-assisted treatment to individuals who have opioid use disorder and are incarcerated within the jurisdictions of the States or units of local government." The bill was introduced on June 26 and was co-spo  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. Maloney Introduces Bill to Place Tubman Statue in U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3602) to "direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman and to place the statue in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol." The bill was introduced on June 28 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Pete King, R-N.Y., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Brian Higgins,   more

Rep. Pocan Introduces Bill to Review Discharge Characterization
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3517) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member." The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 100 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Katie Hill, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Dina Titus  more

Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill on Federal Pell Grant Eligibility of Short-Term Programs
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3497) to extend Federal Pell Grant eligibility of certain short-term programs. The bill was introduced on June 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Andy Levin, D-Mich., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., John Katko, R-N.Y., and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, 506 Cannon House Office Building  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. 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. Ryan Introduces Bill on Child Safety Alert System
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3593) to "require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system." The bill was introduced on June 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Pete King, R-N.Y. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. For more information, Rep. Tim Ryan, 1126   more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Improve Federal Population Surveys
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 1980) to "improve Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain surveys." The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Richard J. Du  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill on Prevention, Public Health Fund
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 1944) to "fully fund the Prevention and Public Health Fund and reaffirm the importance of prevention in the United States healthcare system." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Patty Murray, D-Wash., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. For more info  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Purchase of Domestically Made Flags of U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1963) to "require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510, 202/224-2315; or   more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Prohibit Unfair Credit Practices
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1961) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit certain unfair credit practices. The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510, 202/224-2315; or in the state at 200 N. High St., Ste. 614, Columbus, OH   more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill on Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 1969) to "authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Benjamin Cardin, 509 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington  more

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill on Energy Credit for Offshore Wind Facilities
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 1988) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the energy credit for offshore wind facilities. The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.  more

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill to Amend Title 5 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 1942) to amend chapter 81 of title 5, U.S. Code, "to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of the duty of the employee." The bill was introduced on June 24 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Protect Home, Community-Based Services Recipients
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 2000) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to remove an institutional bias by making permanent the protection for recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment." The bill was introduced on June 27 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N  more

Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill on Rights of Public Employees to Organize
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 1970) to "secure the rights of public employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively, which safeguard the public interest and promote the free and unobstructed flow of commerce." The bill was introduced on June 25 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kirs  more

Sen. Leahy Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Farm to School Program
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., has introduced legislation (S. 2026) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to reauthorize the farm to school program. The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. For more information, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, 437 Russell Senate Office Building, Washingt  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Minimum Size of Crews of Freight Trains
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 1979) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains. The bill was introduced on June 26 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, Tina Smith, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. For m  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill to Prohibit Commercial Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 2008) to "prohibit, as an unfair or deceptive act or practice, commercial sexual orientation conversion therapy." The bill was introduced on June 27 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard J. Durbin, D-  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill on Debt Limit Increase, Suspension
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2002) to "require that any debt limit increase or suspension be balanced by equal spending cuts over the next decade." The bill was introduced on June 27 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa. It was referred to the Senate Budget Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washingt  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 1976) to amend the FAST Act to improve the Federal permitting process. The bill was introduced on June 26. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 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, Cincinnat  more

Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill on Community Planning, Development Housing Programs
WASHINGTON, June 29 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 2007) to "prohibit the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from implementing a proposed rule regarding requirements under Community Planning and Development housing programs." The bill was introduced on June 27 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Robert Menendez, D  more

Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill to Review Discharge Characterization
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 1991) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member." The bill was introduced on June 26 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Thomas R. Carpe  more

Sen. Sullivan Introduces Bill to Improve Efforts to Combat Marine Debris
WASHINGTON, June 28 -- Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 1982) to improve efforts to combat marine debris. The bill was introduced on June 26 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. The legislation was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and T  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Low-Income Housing Credit
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 1956) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to repeal the qualified contract exception to the extended low-income housing commitment rules for purposes of the low- income housing credit." The bill was introduced on June 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221  more