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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Del. Sablan Introduces Bill on Federal Expenditures Under Medicaid Programs
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Del. Gregorio Sablan, D-M.P., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3634) to "provide for greater transparency and information with respect to Federal expenditures under the Medicaid and CHIP programs in the territories of the United States." The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Dels. Micahel San Nicolas, D-Guam, Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., Amata Radewagen, R-A.S., and Res. Comm. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R. The legislation was  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill on Coverage of Medical Nutrition Therapy Services
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3711) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Susie Lee, D-Nev., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Harley Rouda, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D  more

Rep. Deutch Introduces Bill to Expand National Threat Assessment Center
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3714) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to reauthorize and expand the National Threat Assessment Center of the Department of Homeland Security." The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Ted Deutch, 2447 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/2  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. Higgins Introduces Bill on Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3719) to amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program. The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Mike Rogers, R-Ala., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. For more information, Rep. Clay Higgins, 424 Can  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill on Adjustment of Minimum Wage Rate
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3728) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 "to provide for the adjustment of the minimum wage rate and to provide a regional minimum wage option." The bill was introduced on July 11. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2536; or in the district offices at 1039 S.E. 9th Plac  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. Soto Introduces Bill on Temporary Increase to Limit on Medicaid Payments
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3631) to amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act "to provide for a temporary increase to the limit on Medicaid payments for territories of the U.S. and the Federal medical assistance percentage for such territories under the Medicaid program." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Br  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. Thompson Introduces Bill to Respond to Northern Triangle Migrant Surge
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3731) to "respond to the Northern Triangle migrant surge at the southern border in a strategic and humane manner." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., J. Lu  more

Rep. Trahan Introduces Bill to Notify Congress of Foreign National Who Dies in HHS Secretary's Custody
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3660) to "direct the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to notify Congress of each foreign national who dies in the custody of the Secretary." The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Rules committees. For more information, Rep. Lori Trahan, 1616 Longworth House Offic  more

Rep. Williams Introduces Bill on Independent Facility Security Risk Assessments
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3665) to "establish a grant program to encourage schools to conduct independent facility security risk assessments and make hard security improvements." The bill was introduced on July 10 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Roger Williams, 1708 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9896; or in the  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Posthumously Award Congressional Gold Medal
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2054) to "posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith, in recognition of their contributions to the Nation." The bill was introduced on July 8 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Shelley Mo  more

Sen. Risch Introduces Bill to Review U.S. Saudi Arabia Policy
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, has introduced legislation (S. 2066) to review U.S. Saudi Arabia Policy. The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. James Risch, 483 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2752; or in the state at 350 N. 9th St., Ste. 302, Boise, ID 83702; 208  more

Sen. Rosen Introduces Bill on Educational Programs About Holocaust
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 2085) to "authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust." The bill was introduced on July 10 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Jacky Rosen, 144 Russell Senate  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Thorium-Bearing Rare Earth Refinery Cooperative
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2093) to "provide for the establishment of the Thorium-Bearing Rare Earth Refinery Cooperative." The bill was introduced on July 11. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850/599-9100; 201 S. Orange   more

Sen. Tester Introduces Bill on Annual Reports Regarding Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced legislation (S. 2061) to amend the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, U.S. Code, "to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans." The bill was introduced on July 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind., and Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. I  more