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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Faster Payments Initiative
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3939) to "require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to carry out a quantitative impact study of any proposed real-time payment system under the Faster Payments Initiative before implementing such system." The bill was introduced on July 24. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Sanctuary Jurisdiction Policies
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3964) to "provide a civil remedy for individuals harmed by sanctuary jurisdiction policies." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the distri  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Virtual Currency
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3963) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow exclusion of gain or loss on like-kind exchanges of virtual currency." The bill was introduced on July 25. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the district offices at 4000 Piedmont Parkway, Ste. 131, High Point, NC 27265; 336/85  more

Rep. Bustos Introduces Bill on Interagency Council on Social Determinants of Health
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4004) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an interagency council on social determinants of health." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., James McGovern, D-Mass., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Tony Cardenas, D-Ca  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill on Broadcasting Industry
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3957) to "direct the Federal Communications Commission to take certain actions to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means com  more

Rep. Carter Introduces Bill on Taxpayer Identification Number Perfection Program
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4005) to "require the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to submit a report on the Taxpayer Identification Number Perfection Program." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jody Hice, R-Ga., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., Ron Wright, R-Texas, and Scott Perry, R-Pa. T  more

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill on Cloud Computing Services
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3941) to "enhance the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, and continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing services using a risk-based ap  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill on Excessive Employee Remuneration
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3970) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the denial of deduction for certain excessive employee remuneration. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., John Garamendi, D-Calif  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Bill to Repeal Wage Requirements
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3904) to amend titles 23 and 49, U.S. Code, "to repeal wage requirements applicable to laborers and mechanics employed on Federal-aid highway and public transportation construction projects." The bill was introduced on July 23. It was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Virginia Foxx, 2462 Rayburn House Office Building, W  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Stop Censorship
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4027) to amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 (commonly referred to as the Communications Decency Act) to stop censorship. 'The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Steve King, R-Iowa, and Ralph Norman, R-S.C. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Paul Gosar, 2057 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington  more

Rep. Kilmer Introduces Bill on Federal Spending
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4035) to "prohibit the use of premiums paid to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as an offset for other Federal spending." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. George Holding, R-N.C., and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Rules and Budget committees. For more information, Rep. Derek Kilmer, 1410 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515;  more

Rep. King Introduces Bill to Establish Insider Threat Program
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3907) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program. The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Green, R-Tenn., and Mark Walker, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. For more information, Rep. Pete King, 302 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7896; or in the district office at 1003 Park Blvd., Massap  more

Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Repeal Inclusion in Gross Income of Social Security Benefits
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3971) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the inclusion in gross income of Social Security benefits. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Daniel Webster, R-Fla., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Paul Cook, R-Calif., Mark Meado  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Amend Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4046) to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 "to provide for certain changes to the semiannual report of the Attorney General to Congress regarding actions taken under that Act." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Morgan Griffith, R-Va., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., and Andy Harris, R-Md. It was jointly referred to the House Jud  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3947) to lower the cost of prescription drugs. The bill was introduced on July 24. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Armed Services and Oversight and Reform committees. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6401; or in the district office at 200 N. Grove St., Ste. 90, Hendersonville, NC 28792;   more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill on General Public Political Advertisements
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4054) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to require the sponsors of certain general public political advertisements to include in the advertisements information on the persons who provided the funding for such advertisements." The bill was introduced on July 25. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. David E. Price, 2108 Rayburn House Office Building,  more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill on Presidential Election Campaigns
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4053) to amend chapters 95 and 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential election campaigns. The bill was introduced on July 25. It was jointly referred to the House Administration, Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. David E. Price, 2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1784; or in the district   more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4055) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act "to clarify the treatment of coordinated expenditures as contributions made to candidates under such Act." The bill was introduced on July 25. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. David E. Price, 2108 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1784; or in the district offices at 436 N. Harrington St.  more

Rep. Rice Introduces Bill on Coverage of Audiologist Services Under Medicare
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4056) to provide certain coverage of audiologist services under the Medicare program. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. The legislation was jointly r  more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 Technical Corrections Act
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., has introduced the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 Technical Corrections Act (H.R. 3889) to amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to make technical corrections. The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Energy and Commerce committees. The full text of the bill is ava  more

Rep. Rush Introduces Bill on Energy-Related Industries Jobs Program
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4061) to "direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a comprehensive, nationwide, energy- related industries jobs program." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and John B. Larson, D-Conn. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Bobby L. Rush, 2188 Rayb  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on Black Lung Disability Trust Fund
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3876) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to ensure the solvency of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund by extending the excise tax on coal." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Robert C. Scott, 1201 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8351; or   more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill on Quarterly Financial Reporting Regime
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4076) to "require the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement rules simplifying the quarterly financial reporting regime." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ann Wagner, 2350 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1621; or in the district office at 301 Sov  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Drugs, Illegal Substances
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2197) to amend chapter 77 of title 18, U.S. Code, "to clarify that using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act constitutes coercion and using drugs or illegal substances to provide or obtain the labor or services of a person constitutes forced labor." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Amy Klobuchar,   more

Sen. Cramer Introduces Bill to Extend Authority of Ex-Im Bank
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., has introduced legislation (S. 2293) to "extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and to modify the quorum requirement of the Bank." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Christopher Coons, D-Del., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., and Patty Murr  more

Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill on Patent Applications
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 2281) to amend chapter 11 of title 35, U.S. Code, to require the voluntary collection of demographic information for patent applications. The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, 730 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; 202/224-6361; or in the state at 300 Ala   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Mardasson Memorial Restoration in Belgium
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2206) to "express the sense of Congress regarding restoration and maintenance of the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-6342; or in the state at  more

Sen. Wood-Hassan Introduces Bill on Research Credit for Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Margaret Wood-Hassan, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 2207) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to expand refundability and increase simplification of the research credit for certain small businesses." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Margaret Wood-Hassan, 324 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3324; or  more