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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Prohibit Importation of Products of Brazil
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4263) to "prohibit importation of certain products of Brazil, to prohibit certain assistance to Brazil, and to prohibit negotiations to enter into a free trade agreement with Brazil." The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Katie Hill, D-Calif., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Alcee L. Hastings, D-  more

Rep. Gomez Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4297) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 "to treat attendance at an institution of higher education the same as work for the purpose of determining eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Salud O. Carbajal, D-  more

Rep. Hastings Introduces Bill on Efforts to Harass Individuals for Political Motives
Washington, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4330) to "counter efforts by foreign governments to pursue, harass, or otherwise persecute individuals for political and other unlawful motives overseas." The bill was introduced on Sept. 13 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., John R. Curtis, R-Utah, Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Tom   more

Rep. Higgins Introduces Bill to Appoint Directors of VA Medical Centers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4314) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of Defense to appoint officers of the Armed Forces as directors of medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services committees. For more information, Rep. Clay Higgins, 424 Cannon Hou  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill to Eliminate Annual Numerical Limitation on U Visas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4319) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to eliminate the annual numerical limitation on U visas, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to grant work authorization to aliens with a pending application for nonimmigrant status under subparagraph (U) or (T) of section 101(a)(15) of such Act." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Pramila Jayapal,  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Freedom From Union Violence Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced the Freedom From Union Violence Act (H.R. 4256) to amend section 1951 of title 18, U.S. Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act). The bill was introduced on Sept. 9. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4256/text. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/2  more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill to Ensure Safe Use of Cosmetics
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4296) to amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics. The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 16 co-sponosrs. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Alan Lowenthal, D-  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Promote Cannabis Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4322) to promote cannabis research. The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Barbara Lee, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth House Office Buiding, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3931; or in the district office at 4980 S.W. 72nd Ave., Ste. 208-209, Mia  more

Rep. Stanton Introduces Bill to Protect Justices, Employees
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4258) to "authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds." The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-c  more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill on Rescheduling of Marijuana
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4323) to "provide for the rescheduling of marijuana into schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5792; or in the district office at 226   more

Rep. Stivers Introduces Bill to Carry Out Pilot Program on Dog Training Therapy
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4305) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Chip Roy, R-Texas, and David Joyce, R-Ohio The leg  more

Rep. Torres Introduces Bill to Report Sales of Handguns to Unlicensed Person
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4324) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to expand to all firearms the requirement that Federal firearms licensees report sales of 2 or more handguns to the same unlicensed person within 5 consecutive business days The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., and Ala  more

Rep. Watson-Coleman Introduces Bill on Grants for Job Guarantee Programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4278) to "require the Secretary of Labor to establish a pilot program to provide grants for job guarantee programs." The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Robin Kelly, D-Ill.,  more

Rep. Wild Introduces Bill on Campus Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Plans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4327) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote comprehensive campus mental health and suicide prevention plans. The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., David Trone, D-Md., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., an  more

Rep. Wild Introduces Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., has introduced the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act (H.R. 4259) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to provide categorical eligibility for free lunch and breakfast for certain children in kinship care." The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Karen Ba  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill on Temporary Protected Status
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4303) to "designate the Commonwealth of the Bahamas under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 61 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Lisa Blunt  more

Sen. Isakson Introduces Bill to Extend Provisions of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
Washington, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 2473) to "extend certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act until September 30, 2030." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Doug Jones, D-Ala. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Johnny Isakson, 131 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3643; or in the  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Acquisition of Beach Fill
Washington, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2460) to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to modify a provision relating to acquisition of beach fill. The bill was introduced on Sept. 11. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
Washington, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2476) to "provide a temporary increase in the limitation on deductible contributions made for relief efforts related to Hurricane Dorian." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office B  more