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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Cleaver, Booker, Hill, Lee Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers From Predatory Debt Collection Practices
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) and French Hill (R-AR) introduced H.R. 4403, the Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2019. The bill would help safeguard American consumers by strengthening consumer protections against predatory debt collection practices. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a companion bill in the United States Senate. "No American sh  more

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Prohibit U.S. Government From Purchasing Drones From Adversaries
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senators Rick Scott (R-Florida), Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) introduced the American Security Drone Act of 2019, which prohibits the U.S. government from purchasing drones manufactured in countries identified as national security threats like Iran and China. "China ha  more

GAO Issues Report on Passenger Assaults Against Airline Customer Service Agents
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on passenger violence against airline customer service agents at airports. The report (GAO-19-683) is titled "Commercial Aviation: Information on Passenger Assaults against Airline Customer Service Agents at Airports". The report was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio,   more

Rep. Graves:House Transportation Committee Gives Approval to Flood Recovery Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Legislation to help Missourians recover from this year's devastating floods and better prepare for future floods was approved today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill, the "Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act" (H.R. 3779), allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Missouri and other states resources to set up a fund for mitigation projects that reduce dis  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Issues Column: We The People
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, issued the following column: "We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." This week marks 232 years since our founding fathers signed the United States C  more

Rep. Smith Issues Column: America's Energy Independence
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Missouri, issued the following Capitol Report column: Over the weekend, we were all alarmed by the images of oil fields on fire in the Middle East. Historically, whenever there is global uncertainty around the security of the world's oil supply, it sends energy prices soaring, which impacts the day to day lives of the hardworking people here in southern Missouri just trying to make ends meet. All of a sudden, families are forced to stretch their budge  more

Sen. Blunt Releases FY2020 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, issued the following news release: * * * - Panel Backs Increased Funding for NIH Research, Ending HIV, Opioid Abuse Fight, Pell Grants * * * The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2020 subcommittee chairman's recommendation for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labo  more