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

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill on Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments (H.R. 4248) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 "to allow the Secretary of the Interior to delegate certain emergency reclamation activities to the States and Tribes." The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Sheila Jackson L  more

Rep. Cohen Introduces Bill on Discriminatory State Taxes on Motor Vehicle Rentals
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4311) to protect consumers from discriminatory State taxes on motor vehicle rentals The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Steve Cohen, 2104 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3265; or in the district office at the Clifford Davis/Odell Horton Federal Bldg., 167 N  more

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill on Possessing, Receiving Firearm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4264) to "require the Secretary of Defense make available certain records relevant to a determination of whether a member of the Armed Forces is disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm." The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y., and Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committee. For more informat  more

Rep. Dean Introduces Bill on Federal Housing Assistance
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4300) to "provide federal housing assistance on behalf of youths who are aging out of foster care." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Madeleine Dean, 129 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5836;  more

Rep. Gomez Introduces Bill to Award Grants to Entities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4273) to "establish a program to award grants to entities that provide transportation connectors from critically underserved urban communities and rural communities to green spaces." The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, 1530 Longworth House Office   more

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill on Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4280) to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program. The bill was introduced on Sept. 11 and has 20 co-sponsores. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Nydia M  more

Rep. Hill Introduces Bill to Make Grants to Historically Black Colleges, Universities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. J. French Hill, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4252) to "authorize the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to establish a pilot program to make grants to historically Black colleges and universities to provide educational programs to offenders who have recently been, or will soon be, released from incarceration." The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Michael R. Turner, R-Ohi  more

Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Tibetan Policy Act of 2002
Washington, Sept. 14 -- Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4331) to modify and reauthorize the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002. The bill was introduced on Sept. 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees. F  more

Rep. Palazzo Introduces Bill to Allow NASA Administrator to Accept In-Kind Consideration for Leases
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Steven M. Palazzo, R-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4304) to amend title 51, U.S. Code, "to allow the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to accept in-kind consideration for certain leases." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Michael Guest, R-Miss., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Katie Hill, D-Calif., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., and Bill Fo  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Bill to Eliminate Lead-Based Pipe, Tap Hazards in Housing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4321) to eliminate lead-based pipe and tap hazards in housing. The bill was introduced on Sept. 12. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Financial Services and Ways and Means committees. 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 Tallmadge Ave  more

Rep. Small Introduces Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., has introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act (H.R. 4243) to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve obstetric care in rural areas. The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Ben Lujan, D-N.M., and Tom Cole, R-Okla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The full text of the bill is ava  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. 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. Brown Introduces Bill to Provide Training to Employees
Washington, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2468) to "require employers to provide training to employees whose jobs are in danger of being changed or replaced due to technology." The bill was introduced on Sept. 11. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510, 202/224-2315; or in the state at 200 N. High St., Ste. 614, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-208; 801  more

Sen. Introduces Bill to Document Vehicles Significant in U.S. History
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 2455) to "establish a program to accurately document vehicles that were significant in the history of the U.S." The bill was introduced on Sept. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6221; or in the state at Sen. Patrick V. McN  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Temporary Protected Status to Nationals of Bahamas
Washington, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 2478) to "designate the Bahamas under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide temporary protected status under such section to eligible nationals of the Bahamas." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Bro  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Redesignate NASA Glenn Research Center
Washington, Sept. 13 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2472) to "redesignate the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Plum Brook Station, Ohio, as the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility." The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Wa  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Coverage of Audiologist Services Under Medicare
Washington, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2446) to provide certain coverage of audiologist services under the Medicare program. The bill was introduced on Sept. 9 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in the state at 2400 Presid  more