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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Rep. Comer Introduces Bill on Questionnaire Used for Decennial Census of Population
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3765) to amend title 13, U.S. Code, "to require that any questionnaire used for a decennial census of population contains a question regarding citizenship." The bill was introduced on July 16 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. James Comer, 1037 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3115; o  more

Rep. Davidson Introduces Bill to Modify Federal Trio Programs
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3800) to modify the Federal TRIO programs. The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Warren Davidson, 1107 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6205; or i  more

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bill on Small Business Innovation Research Program
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3839) to "improve commercialization activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Small Business, Science, Space, and Technology and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, 1218 Longworth H  more

Rep. Kaptur Introduces Bill on Seized Ukrainian Ships, Crewmembers
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3841) to "provide for the imposition of sanctions against 24 senior officials of the Border Service and Federal Security Service of Russia until the release of certain seized Ukrainian ships and crewmembers." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Andy Harris, R-Md. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary comm  more

Rep. Kaptur Introduces Bill on Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3807) to "require that any trade agreement eligible for expedited consideration by Congress include enforceable labor standards and protections." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,  more

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill on State Child Health Plan
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3842) to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act "to require a State child health plan to include certain lead screening coverage and to codify such requirement under the Medicaid program." The bill was introduced on July 18 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Troy   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. Kilmer Introduces Bill on Teacher Preparation for Computer Science
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3808) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to include teacher preparation for computer science in elementary and secondary education." The bill was introduced on July 17 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Denver Riggleman, R-Va., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Sean Casten, D-Ill. Th  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. 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

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Modify Rules Relating to Inverted Corporations
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2140) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to inverted corporations. The bill was introduced on July 17 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ri  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Require Creditors to Obtain Certifications
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2184) to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to require certain creditors to obtain certifications from institutions of higher education." The bill was introduced on July 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Tina Smith, D-Minn. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affai  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Protect Health of Children in Immigration Detention
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 2113) to protect the health and safety of children in immigration detention. The bill was introduced on July 15 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Christopher Coons, D-Del., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Mic  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Provide Labor Standards for Energy Jobs
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 2185) to provide labor standards for certain energy jobs. The bill was introduced on July 18 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The legislation was  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Promote Energy Savings
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2137) to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry. The bill was introduced on July 17 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Christopher Coons, D-Del., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mark R. Warner, D-Va. The legislation was referred to the Senate Energy and N  more

Sen. Udall Introduces Bill to Perform Initial Health Screening on Detainees
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (S. 2135) to "require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to perform an initial health screening on detainees." The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Tom Udall, 531 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6621; or in the state at 120 S. Federal Place,  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Issue Rules to Publicly Disclose Information
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2155) to "require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring private funds to publicly disclose certain information." The bill was introduced on July 17 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senat  more