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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Rep. Bass Introduces Bill on Infrastructure Program to Create Local Jobs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4101) to "establish an expansive infrastructure program to create local jobs and raise the quality of life in every community, to launch middle class career pathways in infrastructure, and to invest in high quality American jobs." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Bonni  more

Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill to Improve National Oceans And Coastal Security Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4093) to improve the National Oceans and Coastal Security Act. The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Natural Resources and Science, Space, and Technology committees. For more information, Rep. Don S. Beyer, 1119 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4376; or in the district office at 5285 Shawnee Road, St  more

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill on Presumptions of Service Connection
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4086) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to determine presumptions of service connection for illnesses associated with open burn pits." The bill was introduced on July 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services committees. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 2227 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051  more

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill on VA Educational Assistance Programs
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4085) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to make certain improvements in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on July 26. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 2227 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5755; or in the district offices at St. Petersburg College, 7132 Li  more

Rep. Espaillat Introduces Bill to Support Early College High Schools
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4108) to "direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Gwen   more

Rep. Hastings Introduces Bill on Temporary Protected Status
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4112) to "designate Haiti under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Haiti to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section during and after the pendency of certain litigation." The bill was introduced on July 30. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, 2353 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 205  more

Rep. Keating Introduces Bill on Afghan Peace Process
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. William R. Keating, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4097) to "require a report on the participation of Afghan women in negotiations and dialogue relating to the Afghan peace process and a strategy for post-conflict engagement by the United States in Afghanistan." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., and Joe Wilson, R-S.C. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more inf  more

Rep. Krishnamoorthi Introduces Bill to Establish U.S. Commission on Hate Crimes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4118) to "establish a U.S. Commission on Hate Crimes to study and make recommendations on the prevention of the commission of hate crimes." The bill was introduced on July 30 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., John A. Yarmuth, D-Ky., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Debbi  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill on First-Time Homeowner Assistance Programs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4120) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for the tax treatment of first-time homeowner assistance programs established by States." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-0123; or in the dist  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill to Enhance Social Security Benefits
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4121) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to enhance Social Security benefits and maintain the commitment and the long-term solvency of the Social Security program." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Transportatio  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill to Extend Interest-Free Grace Period of Loans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4119) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the interest-free grace period of certain loans. The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-0123; or in the district off  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill on Covering Low Vision Devices
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4129) to "provide for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and Ann Wagner, R-Mo. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Prevent, Respond to Gender-Based Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4092) to "improve U.S. consideration of, and strategic support for, programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence from the onset of humanitarian emergencies and build the capacity of humanitarian assistance to address the immediate and long- term challenges resulting from such violence." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Mario Dia  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill to Eliminate Use of Official Time by Federal Employees
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4090) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, to eliminate the use of official time by Federal employees. The bill was introduced on July 26. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2536; or in the district offices at 1039 S.E. 9th Place, Ste. 308, Cape Coral, FL 33990; 3299 Tamiami Trail E., St  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill to Publish Information Regarding Student Success
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4098) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide for accreditation reform, to require institutions of higher education to publish information regarding student success, to provide for fiscal accountability, and to provide for school accountability for student loans." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the Ho  more

Rep. Ruiz Introduces Bill on Eligibility for Hospital Care, Medical Services
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4137) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for the eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on July 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Pete King, R-N.Y. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For  more

Sen. Ernst Introduces Bill on Coordinated Solutions to Families in Need
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 2416) to "provide States with the option of applying for and receiving temporary waivers for the States to experiment with new approaches that integrate Federal programs in order to provide more coordinated and holistic solutions to families in need." The bill was introduced on Aug. 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tim Scott, R-S.C. It was referred to th  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Modifying Contracts for Offshore Patrol Cutters
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2319) to "allow the Coast Guard to consider the impacts of Hurricane Michael for the purpose of modifying contracts for offshore patrol cutters." The bill was introduced on July 30 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. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Establish U.S. Coral Reef Task Force
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2429) to "reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and to establish the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force." The bill was introduced on Aug. 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Change in Supervision of Peace Corps
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2320) to "make improvements to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy through a change in the supervision of the Peace Corps and transferring it from the status of independent agency to a subordinate agency within the Department of State." The bill was introduced on July 30. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Accountability of Disaster Contracts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2421) to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to improve accountability of disaster contracts. The bill was introduced on Aug. 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5274; or in the  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill on Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 2387) to establish a process by which reasonable drug prices may be determined. The bill was introduced on July 31 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4654; or in the state at 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 960, Rockville  more