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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Heritage Action Ranks Mo Brooks #1 on Foundational Principles Issues
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Each year, Heritage Action (the political action arm of the Heritage Foundation) evaluates Congressional records on the issues of "free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." In 2019, Heritage Action ranks Tennessee Valley Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) #1 out of 435 Congressmen, with a 100% grade, for his support of America's foundational   more

Murkowski, Sullivan Lead Senate Effort to Establish Offshore Revenue Sharing for Alaska
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued the following news release: U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, along with Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., John Kennedy, R-La., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., recently introduced new legislation to facilitate the equitable sharing of revenues from energy production in the nation's Outer Continental Shelf. The bill, entitled the Conservation of America's Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Ac  more

NumbersUSA: Rep. Brooks #1 Out of 435 Congressmen in Border Security Fight
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: NumbersUSA, America's largest, nine million member, grassroots border security organization grades Congressman Mo Brooks' (AL-05) border security record at #1 in all of the U.S. Congress. Brooks scored a perfect 100%, A+ record on NumbersUSA's just released Congressional scorecard. Only one other member of the U.S. House also graded at A+, 100%. This is the eighth straight year that NumbersUSA has graded Congres  more

Rep. Babin: Southeast Texas Leaders Support Babin's Alabama-Coushatta Fairness Bill
WOODVILLE, Texas, July 30 -- Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following release to highlight statements of support from elected officials and community leaders across Southeast Texas for the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act (H.R. 759), legislation he authored and which unanimously passed the House last week. "It's truly an honor to receive such a positive  more

Rep. Byrne Issues Statement on Final Rule Benefiting Alabama Hospitals
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, issued the following statement after the Trump administration published its final Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule containing reforms to the Medicare Area Wage Index: The new rule will be effective October 1, 2019. "Administrator Verma called me this afternoon with the good news that the Trump Administration is finalizing today the Medicare Area Wage Index reforms I have long sought for Alabama hospitals. "This   more

Rep. Hice: Milledgeville Resident Receives Army ROTC Congressional Scholarship Award
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Jody Hice, R-Georgia, issued the following news release: The Office of Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) honored Milledgeville resident Christopher "Chris" Lirette for earning the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Congressional Scholarship. Lt. Col. Edward Shelor, Special Assistant to Representative Hice, presented Chris with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his outstanding achievement. A graduate of Washington County High Sch  more

Rep. Lewis Issues Statement on 54th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, issued the following statement on the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: "It was today 54 years ago that President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law. Just five months after Bloody Sunday, the conflict on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, Johnson introduced legislation that responded to the demand that all Americans participate equally in the democratic process. "Over 50 years later, the Voting Rights  more

Rep. Sewell, Sen. Sanders, 130+ Members of Congress Urge Trump Administration to Reverse Food Assistance Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - Rule Would Strip Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Benefits from an Estimated 3.1 Million Americans * * * Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led a group if 19 Senators and 120 U.S. Representatives urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to rescind his department's "disastrous rule" to restrict Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP  more

Rubio Joins Resolution Honoring the Battle of Bulge's 75th Anniversary
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in introducing a resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The resolution is cosponsored by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (D-WV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Hoeven (R-ND  more

Sen. Jones Cosponsors New Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Rural Health Care for New and Expecting Moms
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation would provide training for medical professionals, work to end rural disparities in maternal health * * * U.S. Senator Doug Jones today cosponsored the bipartisan Rural MOMS Act to understand the root causes of maternal mortality and to develop solutions to improve maternal care in rural America. "As I've traveled around Alabama to hear directly from women and health care providers about  more

Sen. Jones: Final Medicare Wage Index Rule Will Provide Long-Overdue Relief for Struggling Alabama Hospitals
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - New Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates Reimbursement Formula That Has Put Alabama Hospitals at a Disadvantage for Decades * * * U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today applauded a final rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that will update the Medicare Wage Index reimbursement formula. The formula has disadvantaged hospitals  more

Sen. Shelby: Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Jane Perry Starling of Birmingham, Alabama, has completed an internship this month in his Washington office. During Starling's time in Senator Shelby's office on Capitol Hill, she executed a multitude of congressional tasks. Starling attended hearings ranging from topics on NASA's upcoming space ventures to the critical measures needed to protect  more

Sen. Shelby: CMS Finalizes Long-Awaited Medicare Wage Index Fix
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule which will now provide relief from the increasing disproportion of reimbursement to hospitals created by the Medicare wage index. "Alabama hospitals have suffered the negative effects of the Medicare wage index for over t  more

Sen. Shelby: Huntsville Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Monroe Gray of Huntsville, Alabama, has completed an internship this month in his Washington office. During Gray's time in Senator Shelby's office on Capitol Hill, he carried out a multitude of congressional tasks. Gray attended committee hearings and wrote memos for Senator Shelby's staff, while also assisting with constituent requests and givin  more

Sen. Shelby: Mobile Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Blaize Naman of Mobile, Alabama, has completed an internship this month in his Washington office. During Naman's time in Senator Shelby's office on Capitol Hill, he carried out a multitude of congressional tasks. Naman attended committee hearings and briefings regarding a variety of policy issues and current events. He also conducted research on   more

Sen. Shelby: Northport Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Analeigh Barnes of Northport, Alabama, has completed an internship this month in his Washington office. During Barnes's time in Senator Shelby's office on Capitol Hill, she carried out a variety of congressional tasks. Barnes researched pertinent information for legislative staffers on topics ranging from foreign affairs and defense to agricultur  more

Sens. Jones, Collins Lead Colleagues in New Push to Repeal Military Widow's Tax
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - Jones, Collins, and 64 Senate colleagues call on Armed Services Committee leaders to include the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019 in the final annual defense bill * * * Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are leading a new effort to ensure that the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019 will be included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization   more

Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan Lead Senate Effort to Establish Offshore Revenue Sharing for Alaska
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following news: U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, along with Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., John Kennedy, R-La., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., recently introduced new legislation to facilitate the equitable sharing of revenues from energy production in the nation's Outer Continental Shelf. The bill, entitled the Conservation of Am  more