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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Improving Credit Reporting for All Consumers Act
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced the Improving Credit Reporting for All Consumers Act (H.R. 3642) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act "to fix the consumer report dispute process, to ban misleading and unfair consumer reporting practices." The bill was introduced on July 9. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3642/text. For more informat  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Protect Workers from Heat Related Injuries
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3668) to "direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat related injuries and illnesses." The bill was introduced on July 10 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Suzanne Bona  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Border Wall Trust Fund
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3717) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to terminate the designation of income tax payments to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and to provide for the designation of income tax payments to the Border Wall Trust Fund." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Chip Roy, R-T  more

Rep. Hudson Introduces Bill to Improve Patient Access to Health Care Services
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3656) to "improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system." The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., and Larry Bucshon, R-Ind. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Re  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill on State-Issued Professional Licenses
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3689) to "prohibit States from suspending, revoking, or denying State-issued professional licenses or issuing penalties due to student default." The bill was introduced on July 10 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth House Office Buiding, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3931; or in the   more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill to Bolster Motor Carriers' Accountability to Consumers
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3628) to "require motor carriers to mitigate hardships due to unwarranted and excessive passenger delays and to assess fines to bolster motor carriers' accountability to consumers." The bill was introduced on July 8 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Yvette Cl  more

Rep. Watson-Coleman Introduces Bill on Determining Insurance Rates, Eligibility
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3693) to "prohibit private passenger automobile insurers from using certain income proxies to determine insurance rates and eligibility." The bill was introduced on July 10 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Karen Bass, D-Calif., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.,  more

Sen. Isakson Introduces Bill to Increase Rates of Compensation for Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 2072) to "provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2019, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans." The bill was introduced on July 10 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., John Boozman, R-Ark., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Mi  more

Sen. Rosen Introduces Bill on Small Business Start-Up Tax Credit for Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 2100) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans creating businesses in underserved communities." The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Doug Jones, D-Ala. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Jacky Rosen, 144 Russell Senate Office Building,   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Sanctuary Jurisdiction Policies
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2059) to "provide a civil remedy for individuals harmed by sanctuary jurisdiction policies." The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC,   more