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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 41 items )  

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Increase Monthly Housing Stipend
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3897) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to increase the monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for individuals who pursue programs of education solely through distance learning on more than a half-time basis." The bill was introduced on July 23. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 2227 Rayburn House Office Building,  more

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill on Bikeshare Projects
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4001) to amend titles 23 and 49, U.S. Code, with respect to bikeshare projects. The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, 1111 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051; 202/225-4811; or in the district offic  more

Rep. Bonamici Introduces Bill to Improve Efforts to Combat Marine Debris
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3969) to improve efforts to combat marine debris. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Francis Rooney, R-Fla., Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Ed Case, D-Hawaii, Don Young, R-Alaska, Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Sean Casten, D-Ill. The legislation was jointly referred to the Hous  more

Rep. Buchanan Introduces Bill to Provide for Flexible Giving Accounts
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4002) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for flexible giving accounts. The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Vern Buchanan, 2427 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5015; or in the district offices at 111 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 202W., Sara  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. Cartwright Introduces Bill on Stormwater Runoff from Oil, Gas Operations
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4007) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and direct the Secretary of the Interior "to conduct a study with respect to stormwater runoff from oil and gas operations." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 48 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.,  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Require Regulation of Wastes
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4006) to "require regulation of wastes associated with the exploration, development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or geothermal energy under the Solid Waste Disposal Act." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 48 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Te  more

Rep. Collins Introduces Bill on Definition of Anti-Semitism
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4009) to "provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Greg Steube, R-Fla., John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Steve Chabot, R-Ohi  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Bill on Heightened Cash Monitoring Payment Method
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4012) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and title 38, U.S. Code, "to conduct risk analyses regarding certain educational institutions receiving payments under the Department of Education heightened cash monitoring payment method." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Education and Labor and Veterans' Affairs committees.   more

Rep. DeGette Introduces Bill to Repeal Exemption for Hydraulic Fracturing
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4014) to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Suzanne Bonam  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Federal Antidiscrimination Claims
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4015) to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes "to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The   more

Rep. Deutch Introduces Bill on Home Detention
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4018) to "provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner." The bill was introduced on July 25. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Deutch, 2447 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3001; or in the d  more

Rep. Frankel Introduces Bill on Nonimmigrant Employees
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3881) to amend section 214(c)(8) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the data reporting requirements relating to nonimmigrant employees. The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Lois Franke  more

Rep. Higgins Introduces Bill on Social Security Administration Annual Budget
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3905) to amend title VII of the Social Security Act "to require the President to transmit the annual budget of the Social Security Administration without revisions to Congress." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Ny  more

Rep. Kinzinger Introduces Bill to Increase Accountability of Direct Spending Legislation
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3908) to increase the long-term fiscal accountability of direct spending legislation. The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Budget and Rulescommittees. For more information, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, 2245 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3635; or in the district offices at 628 Columb  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill on Appropriations for Flood Control Projects
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3945) "making supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Jacksonville, Florida." The bill was introduced on July 24. It was jointly referred to the House Appropriations and Budget committees. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3  more

Rep. Lewis Introduces Bill on Care for Individuals With End Stage Renal Disease
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3912) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to increase awareness, expand preventative services, and improve care for individuals with end stage renal disease." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. John Lewis, 300 Cannon House Office Building,  more

Rep. Lipinski Introduces Bill to Reduce Social Security Payroll Taxes
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3966) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to reduce social security payroll taxes and to reduce the reliance of the United States economy on carbon-based energy sources." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor and Rules committees. For more information, Rep. Dan  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. Matsui Introduces Bill on Equitable Pay to Members of U.S. Women's National Team
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3917) to "prohibit the use of funds for the 2026 World Cup unless the United States Soccer Federation provides equitable pay to the members of the U.S. Women's National Team and the U.S. Men's National Team." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 64 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Bobby L. Rush, D  more

Rep. McEachin Introduces Bill on Expenditures to Provide Access to Disabled Individuals
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4045) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to expand the credit for expenditures to provide access to disabled individuals." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Scott Peters, D-Calif., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-D  more

Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Allow U.S. Citizens to Travel Between U.S., Cuba
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3960) to "allow U.S. citizens and legal residents to travel between the U.S. and Cuba." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., and Denver Riggleman, R-Va. The legislation was referre  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act (H.R. 3918) to protect the health and safety of children in immigration detention. The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Andre Carson, D-Ind., James McGovern, D-Mass., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Jim Costa, D-Calif., Thomas R. Suozz  more

Rep. Nadler Introduces Bill to Decriminalize, Deschedule Cannabis
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3884) to "decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., David N. Cicil  more

Rep. Pallone Introduces Bill to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3872) to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Clay Higgins, R-La., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Donald W. Norcross, D-N.J., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Donald M. Pay  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. Rooney Introduces Bill to Impose Tax on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4058) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, accordingly reduce tax rates on payroll." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Science, Space, and Technology committees. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office B  more

Rep. Serrano Introduces Bill to Establish Advisory Committees
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4068) to "require the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to establish advisory committees for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Dels. Micahel San Nicolas, D-Guam, Gregor  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Provide Pay Equity for Amateur Athletes
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3882) to amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to provide pay equity for amateur athletes and other personnel. The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., An  more

Rep. Stefanik Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4069) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to harmonize the definition of employee with the common law. The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Elise Stefanik, 318 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225  more

Rep. Taylor Introduces Bill on Appointments in Civil Service
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Van Taylor, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3938) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide that children of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be preference eligible for purposes of appointments in the civil service." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Elaine Luria, D-Va., Greg Steube, R-Fla., J  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill on Extension of Energy Credit
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3961) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for an extension of the energy credit and the credit for residential energy efficient property." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Cook, R-Calif., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., John B. Larson, D  more

Rep. Titus Introduces Bill to Protect Human Rights for LGBT People
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3874) to "protect human rights and enhance opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) people around the world." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has 52 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., Mike Quigley, D-Ill.,   more

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz Introduces Bill on Access to Detention Facilities
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3868) to grant Members of Congress access to detention facilities. The bill was introduced on July 22 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., and Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and  more

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz Introduces Bill on Young Women's Breast Health Education, Awareness
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4078) to "reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7931; or in the di  more

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz Introduces Bill to Provide Services to Holocaust Survivors
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4077) to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 "to provide social service agencies with the resources to provide services to meet the urgent needs of Holocaust survivors to age in place with dignity, comfort, security, and quality of life." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Rand  more

Rep. Welch Introduces Bill on Online Booking of Hotel Reservations
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3956) to "protect consumers from deceptive practices with respect to online booking of hotel reservations." The bill was introduced on July 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Peter Welch, 2187 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4115; or in the district offic  more

Sen. Gardner Introduces Bill to Facilitate National Pipeline of Spectrum for Commercial Use
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 2223) to facilitate a national pipeline of spectrum for commercial use. The bill was introduced on July 23 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Margaret Wood-Hassan, D-N.H., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Shelley Moore-Capito, R-W.Va., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Steve Daines, R-Mont. The legislation was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Fo  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Improve Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2212) to "require the Commandant of the Coast Guard to take certain steps to improve Coast Guard shore infrastructure." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Disclose Product Country-of-Origin Information
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2208) to "require online retailers to prominently disclose product country-of-origin information." The bill was introduced on July 23. 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 in the state at 111 N. Adams St., Ste. 208, Tallahassee FL 32301; 850/942-8415; 801 N., Florid  more