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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 31 items )  

Rep. Beatty Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Women's Soccer Team
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3998l) to "award a Congressional Gold Medal to the United States Women's Soccer Team in recognition of their extraordinary contributions and commitment to soccer, women's sports, inclusion, and pay equity." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Administration committees. For more information, Rep. Joyc  more

Rep. Brady Introduces Bill on Formula Equalizing Benefits for Individuals With Non-Covered Employment
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3934) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to replace the windfall elimination provision with a formula equalizing benefits for certain individuals with non- covered employment." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, John R. Carter, R-  more

Rep. Brady Introduces Bill to Right-Size Government, Grow Economy
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3930) to "cap noninterest Federal Spending as a percentage of potential GDP to right-size the government, grow the economy, and balance the budget." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Van Taylor, R-Texas, David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Roger Williams, R-Texas, and Ron Wright, R-Texas. The legis  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. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Delivery Sales of Cigarettes
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3942) to "apply requirements relating to delivery sales of cigarettes to delivery sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Doug Collins, R-Ga., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Steve Womack, R-Ark., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., J. French Hill,   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. Flores Introduces Bill on Approval of Authorizations Under Natural Gas Act
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3983) to "provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., and Pete Olson, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Bill Flores, 2228 Rayburn House Office Building, Washingto  more

Rep. Joyce Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4031) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Gwen Moore, D-Wis  more

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill on Assessment of Resiliency of Great Lakes Coastline
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4032) to "require the Corps of Engineers to carry out an assessment of the resiliency of the Great Lakes coastline." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Chris Collins, R-N.Y., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., David Joyce, R-Ohio, Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Fred Upton, R-Mich., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Jan Scha  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. Long Introduces Bill on Establishment of Internet Exchange Facilities
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3869) to "direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities." The bill was introduced on July 22 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., James Comer, R-Ky., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. The legislati  more

Rep. Lucas Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Rep. Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3915) to amend the America COMPETES Act to reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The bill was introduced on July 23 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Jim Baird, R-Ind., Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Don Bacon, R-Neb., Rob Woodall, R-Ga., and Res. Comm. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R. The legislation was referred to the House Science, Space, and Tech  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. Ryan Introduces Bill to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3974) to require the use of prescription drug monitoring programs. The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Tim Ryan, 1126 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5261; or in the district offices at 197 W. Market St., Warren, OH 44481; 800/856-4152; 1030 Tallmad  more

Rep. Underwood Introduces Bill on Preventive Health Services
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3932) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to eliminate copayments by the Department of Veterans Affairs for medicines relating to preventive health services." The bill was introduced on July 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Lauren Underwood, 1118 Longworth House Office Building, Wa  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill on Collection of Demographic Information for Patent Applications
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4075) 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 Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, 2302 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2361; or in the distr  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Create Safe Harbor for Insurers
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4074) to "create a safe harbor for insurers engaging in the business of insurance in connection with a cannabis-related business." The bill was introduced on July 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, 2302 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2361; or in the dis  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 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

Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill on Social Security Disability Insurance Payments
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 2262) to "provide for phased-in payment of Social Security Disability Insurance payments during the waiting period for individuals with a terminal illness." The bill was introduced on July 25 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., and Susan M. Collins, R-Mai  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. Brown Introduces Bill to Create Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2254) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to create a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Department of the Treasury to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Robert Casey Jr.  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Protect Miners from Black Lung Disease
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 2205) to "ensure that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner, to better protect miners from pneumoconiosis commonly known as black lung disease." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tim Kaine, D-Va., Mark R. Warner, D-Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, an  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill on Credit for Expenditures to Provide Access to Disabled Individuals
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2290) 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 seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. The legislation  more

Sen. Kennedy Introduces Bill on Pharmacy-Negotiated Price Concessions
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., has introduced legislation (S. 2247) to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers, to establish requirements relating to pharmacy-negotiated price concessions." The bill was introduced on July 24 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bill Cassidy, R-La., James Lankford, R-Ok  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Individual's Eligibility for Medical Assistance
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2255) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to expand the requirement for States to suspend, rather than terminate, an individual's eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while the individual is an inmate of a public institution, to apply to inmates of any age." The bill was introduced on July 24 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senat  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Posthumously Advance Cole to Colonel on Retired List
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2228) to "posthumously advance Lieutenant Colonel Richard E. Cole, U.S. Air Force, to colonel on the retired list." The bill was introduced on July 23 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 205  more

Sen. Reed Introduces Bill to Expand Denial of Deduction for Excessive Remuneration
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 2268) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the denial of deduction for certain excessive remuneration. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. The legislation was referred to   more

Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill to Nullify Effect of Recent Executive Order
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 2233) to "nullify the effect of the recent executive order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data." The bill was introduced on July 23 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Tim Kaine, D-Va  more

Sen. Stabenow Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 2295) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The bill was introduced on July 25 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Kirsten   more