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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Espaillat Introduces Bill to Establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4387) to establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration. The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 1630 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4365; or in the district offices at Harlem State Offic  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Direct NSF Director to Support Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4355) to "direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on the outputs that may be generated by generative adversarial networks, otherwise known as deepfakes, and other comparable techniques that may be developed in the future." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., Jim Baird, R-Ind., and Katie Hill, D-Calif. It was referred to   more

Rep. Harder Introduces Bill to Allow Termination of Contracts for Telephone Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Josh Harder, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4356) to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act "to allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Josh Harder, 131 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D  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. 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. Panetta Introduces Bill to Improve Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4391) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modernize and improve the public service loan forgiveness program The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Lucy McBath, D-Ga., and TJ Cox, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, 212 Cannon H  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. Brown Introduces Bill on Tropical Diseases Research, Treatment
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2481) to "facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected tropical diseases through coordinated domestic and international efforts." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510, 202/22  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill on Medicare, Disability Insurance Benefits
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 2496) 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 was co-sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Robert Casey Jr., 393 Russell Senate Offic  more

Sen. Cortez-Masto Introduces Bill on Premium Tax Credits
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, D-Nev., has introduced legislation (S. 2497) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to exclude certain dependent income when calculating modified adjusted gross income for the purposes of eligibility for premium tax credits." The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, 51  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill on Tax Rate Parity Among Tobacco Products
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 2517) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax rate parity among all tobacco products. The bill was introduced on Sept. 19 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. The legislation was referr  more

Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 2482) The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponosors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Chris Van H  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill on Government Funds
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 2485) to "prohibit Federal agencies from using Government funds to pay for expenses at lodging establishments that are owned by or employ certain public officials or their relatives." The bill was introduced on Sept. 17 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, B  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Federal Pell Grant
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 2498) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to clarify the Federal Pell Grant duration limits of borrowers who attend an institution of higher education that closes or commits fraud or other misconduct." The bill was introduced on Sept. 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, La  more