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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill to Limit Assistance to Palestinian Authority
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4411) to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 "to limit assistance to the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization." The bill was introduced on Sept. 19. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the district offices at 4000 Piedmont Parkway, Ste. 131, High Point,  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill on Legislative Redistricting Data
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4412) to "prohibit the Bureau of the Census from including citizenship data in the legislative redistricting data prepared by the Bureau. The bill was introduced on Sept. 19. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, 2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3101; or in the district offices at 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste  more

Rep. Butterfield Introduces Bill to Encourage Treatments for Rare Pediatric Diseases
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4439) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases." The bill was introduced on Sept. 20 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Gus   more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Enhance Preparation for Extreme Weather
Washington, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4347) to "enhance the Federal Government's planning and preparation for extreme weather and the Federal Government's dissemination of best practices to respond to extreme weather, thereby increasing resilience, improving regional coordination, and mitigating the financial risk to the Federal Government from such extreme weather." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors incl  more

Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill to Amend Inspector General Act of 1978
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4382) to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 "to require the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to include additional information in requests and reports to Congress, to make information available to Congress regarding allegations closed without referral, to expand the membership of the Council." The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Elijah E. Cummings,  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill on Medicare, Disability Insurance Benefits
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4386) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to eliminate the Medicare and disability insurance benefits waiting periods for disabled individuals." The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and has 33 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Judy Chu, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn.,  more

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Amend District of Columbia Home Rule Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4445) to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act "to provide for a uniform 60-day period for Congress to review laws of the District of Columbia before such laws may take effect, to permit Congress to use the authorities and procedures available under such Act for the consideration and enactment of resolutions of disapproval of laws of the District of Columbia to disapprove specific provisions of such laws, t  more

Rep. Heck Introduces Bill to Track Discriminatory Land Use Policies
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4351) to "require certain grantees under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to submit a plan to track discriminatory land use policies." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash. It was referred to the House Financial Services Commi  more

Rep. Jackson-Lee Introduces Bill to Eliminate Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas has introduced legislation (H.R. 4339) to eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement. The bill was introduced on Sept. 16 and has 55 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Judy Chu, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Yvette Clarke, D-  more

Rep. Khanna Introduces Bill to Provide That Federal Law Enforcement Officer May Not Use Deadly Force
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4359) to "provide that a Federal law enforcement officer may not use deadly force or less lethal force unless such force is necessary, to encourage States to adopt similar laws or policies." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Yvette Clarke,   more

Rep. Latta Introduces Bill on Abortion Drugs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4399) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to prohibit the approval of new abortion drugs, to prohibit investigational use exemptions for abortion drugs, and to impose additional regulatory requirements with respect to previously approved abortion drugs." The bill was introduced on Sept. 19 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Pete Olson, R-Texa  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Prevent Overlap With Existing Federal Programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4365) to "require the Comptroller General of the United States to analyze certain legislation in order to prevent duplication of and overlap with existing Federal programs, offices, and initiatives." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform, Rules and Budget committees. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington,   more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Apprenticeships
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4369) to expand access to apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships among certain populations. The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Ross Spano, R-Fla., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Ron Wright, R-Texas, John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Dan Meuser, R-Pa., and Rick Crawford, R-Ark. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Education an  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Penalty on Early Distributions from Qualified Plans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2495) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish an exception to the penalty on early distributions from qualified plans for individuals diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses." The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washin  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill to Rename Office of Technology Assessment
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2509) to "rename the Office of Technology Assessment as the Congressional Office of Technology, to revise the functions and duties of the Office." The bill was introduced on Sept. 19 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-6342;  more