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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Rep. Clay Introduces Bill to Amend Title 13 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Rep. William Clay Jr., D-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3645) to amend title 13, U.S. Code, "to provide that individuals in prison shall, for the purposes of a decennial census, be attributed to the last place of residence before incarceration." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Bobby L. Rush, D-  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Prevent Wage Theft
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3712) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 "to prevent wage theft and assist in the recovery of stolen wages, to authorize the Secretary of Labor to administer grants to prevent wage and hour violations." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif  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. Hayes Introduces Bill to Address Food, Housing Insecurity on College Campuses
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3718) to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses. The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Jahana Hayes, 1415 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4476; or in the district office at 108 Bank St., 2nd floor, Waterbury, CT 06702; 860/223-8  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Bill to Increase Access to Capital for Small Business Concerns
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3730) to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 "to increase access to capital for small business concerns that are manufacturers." The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y. It was jointly referred to the House Small Business and Science, Space, and Technology committees. For more information, Rep. Tim Ryan, 1126 Longworth House Office Buildi  more

Rep. Slotkin Introduces Bill to Conduct Collective Response to Terrorism Exercise
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3669) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a collective response to a terrorism exercise that includes the management of cascading effects on critical infrastructure during times of extreme cold weather." The bill was introduced on July 10 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., John Katko,  more

Rep. Stivers Introduces Bill to Amend Title 35 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3666) to "strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy." The bill was introduced on July 10 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., Tom McClintock, R-Calif., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Michael C. Burgess, R  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

Rep. Wenstrup Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3700) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to prohibit smoking on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration." The bill was introduced on July 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, 2419 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3164; or in the district offices   more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Use of Materials Produced in U.S.
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2056) to "ensure that Federal infrastructure programs require the use of materials produced in the U.S." The bill was introduced on July 8 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Gary Peters, D-Mich. 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, 2  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2106) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to prohibit smoking on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Jeff M  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. Murray Introduces Bill to Prevent Wage Theft
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 2101) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 "to prevent wage theft and assist in the recovery of stolen wages, to authorize the Secretary of Labor to administer grants to prevent wage and hour violations." The bill was introduced on July 11 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sherrod   more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill on Annual Report on Use of Deepfake Technology
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2065) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of deepfake technology." The bill was introduced on July 9 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Gary Peters, D-Mich. The legislation was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental   more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill on Case Management, Electronic Case Files System
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2064) to "direct the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to consolidate the Case Management/Electronic Case Files system." The bill was introduced on July 9. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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; 61  more