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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 38 items )  

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill on Child Care Providers
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3788) to "prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from making payments to child care providers that employ individuals charged with certain offenses." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Amata Radewagen, R-A.S., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Steve Watkin  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Increase Legal Representation for Aliens
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3775) to increase legal representation for certain aliens. The bill was introduced on July 16 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., James McGovern, D-Mass., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more inform  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill on Hispanic-Serving Institutions
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3827) to "promote and support collaboration between Hispanic-serving institutions and Hispanic-serving school districts." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Debra Haaland, D-N  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill on Uniform Definition for Term Foreign National
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3776) to "prohibit Executive agencies from using the derogatory term alien to refer to an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States, to amend chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, to establish a uniform definition for the term foreign national." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jua  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Promote Family Unity
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3799) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity. The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., James McGovern, D-Mass., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Jose E  more

Rep. Cleaver Introduces Bill on Student Suicide Awareness, Prevention Training
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3778) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to authorize certain grants (for youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies) to be used for school personnel in elementary and secondary schools and students in secondary schools to receive student suicide awareness and prevention training." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Billy Long, R-Mo., Bonnie  more

Rep. Dunn Introduces Bill on Credit Against Tax for Homebuyers
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3790) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for a credit against tax for homebuyers purchasing residences in residential recovery zones." The bill was introduced on July 17. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep. Neal P. Dunn, 316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5235; or in the district offices  more

Rep. Frankel Introduces Bill to Ensure Pay Equity for Amateur Athletes
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3804) to amend chapter 2205 of title 36, U.S. Code, to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes. The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., and Kathy Castor, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Lois Frankel, 2305 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9890; or in the district office at 2500 N. Militar  more

Rep. Gallego Introduces Bill to Limit Grounds of Deportability
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3806) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to limit the grounds of deportability for certain relatives of members of the Armed Forces and veterans." The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ruben G  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill on Financial Responsibility for Transporting Property
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3781) to "increase the minimum levels of financial responsibility for transporting property, and to index future increases to changes in inflation relating to medical care." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 6 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., and Darren Soto, D-Fla. The legi  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill on Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3794) to promote the development of renewable energy on public lands. The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Levin, D-Calif., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Debbi  more

Rep. Haaland Introduces Bill to Recognize Employers
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3838) to "direct the Secretary of Labor to recognize employers with a commitment to helping employees balance workplace responsibilities and family obligations." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Ju  more

Rep. Keating Introduces Bill on Combating Corruption, Kleptocracy
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. William R. Keating, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3843) to "promote international efforts in combating corruption, kleptocracy, and illicit finance by foreign officials and other foreign persons, including through a new anti-corruption action fund." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., S  more

Rep. Kilmer Introduces Bill on Community Development Financial Institutions
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3845) to "authorize a grant program that strengthens the capacity of community development financial institutions through alignment with national service participants." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Moolenaar, R-Mich., Ben McAdams, D-Utah, Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Katie Porter, D-Calif., Jim Himes, D-Conn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., B  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3809) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James McGovern, D-Mass., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and D  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3761) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to prohibit institutions of higher education from denying students access to transcripts because of loan default." The bill was introduced on July 15 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep.  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Improve Compensation for Workers Involved in Uranium Mining
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3783) to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining. The bill was introduced on July 16 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Jason Crow, D-Colo., Diana DeGette, D-  more

Rep. Roe Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3826) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from transmitting certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. It was referred to the Ho  more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Bill to Publish List of Drug Control Grant Programs
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3820) to amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 "to direct the Office of National Drug Control Policy to publish a list of drug control grant program." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., David Trone, D-Md., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Ben McAdams, D-Utah, Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., Lori Trahan, D-Mass., Pete  more

Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Address Maternity Care Shortages
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3849) to "address maternity care shortages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., and Debra Haaland, D-N.M. The legi  more

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bill to Increase Access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3815) to "increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the transmission of HIV." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Seth Mou  more

Rep. Schrader Introduces Bill to Establish Interagency One Health Program
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3771) to establish an interagency One Health Program. The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Foreign Affairs committees. For more information, Rep. Kurt Schrader, 2431 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5711; or in the district offices at 530 Center St.  more

Rep. Spano Introduces Bill on Forfeiture of Federal Retirement Benefits
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3816) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide for the forfeiture of Federal retirement benefits for Federal employees convicted of certain crimes relating to the sexual abuse of children." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Jason Smith, R-Mo., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., John Joyce, R-Pa., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Bill Posey, R-F  more

Rep. Underwood Introduces Bill on Implementation of Climate, Health Program
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3819) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide for the continued implementation of the Climate and Health program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Lauren Underwood, 1118 Longworth House Office Building, Washin  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Improve Provision of Services for Veterans
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3867) to "require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the provision of services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who experience domestic violence or sexual assault." The bill was introduced on July 19 and has 31 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Bonnie Watson Cole  more

Rep. Welch Introduces Bill to Extend Funding for Brand USA
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3851) to extend funding for Brand USA through fiscal year 2027. The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Billy Long, R-Mo. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Homeland Security committees. For more information, Rep. Peter Welch, 2187 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4115; or in the district o  more

Sen. Collins Introduces Bill on Misleading, Inaccurate Caller Identification Information
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, has introduced legislation (S. 2147) to "double the existing penalties for the provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and to extend the statute of limitations for forfeiture penalties for persons who commit such violations." The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Rick Scott, R-Fla. It wa  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Improve Commercialization Activities
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 2127) to "improve commercialization activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. Christopher Coons, 218 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 2  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Federal Research Protection
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 2133) to "establish an interagency working group for coordination and development of Federal research protection." The bill was introduced on July 16 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and James Lankford, R-Okla. The legislation was referred to the Senate  more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill on Information, Communications Technology
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 2118) to "prohibit U.S. persons from dealing in certain information and communications technology or services from foreign adversaries and to require the approval of Congress to terminate certain export controls in effect with respect to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd." The bill was introduced on July 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Mark R. Warner, D-Va  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Report on Coast Guard Interdiction of Illicit Drugs
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2152) to "require a study and report on Coast Guard interdiction of illicit drugs in the transit zones." The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 Presi  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 2187) to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., John Kennedy, R-La., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.' The legislation was referred  more

Sen. Romney Introduces Bill on Huawei Technologies
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2117) to "limit the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to remove Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from the entity list maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security." The bill was introduced on July 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Susan M. Collins, R-Maine. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Mitt Romney, 124 Russell S  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Patent Infringement
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2178) to impose requirements in certain actions for patent infringement. The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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.   more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Address Social Problems Affecting Black Men
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2163) to "establish the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, to study and make recommendations to address social problems affecting Black men and boys." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russel  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2176) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate Haiti for temporary protected status." The bill was introduced on July 18. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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 Ave., Ste.   more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Enhance Land-Based Unmanned Aircraft System Program
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2173) to amend title 14, U.S. Code, "to enhance the land-based unmanned aircraft system program of the Coast Guard." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Todd Young, R-Ind. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5274; or  more

Sen. Young Introduces Bill on Innovative Private Financing Options
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 2114) to "provide the legal framework and income tax treatment necessary for the growth of innovative private financing options." The bill was introduced on July 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Todd Young, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/  more