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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill on U.S. Munitions List to Cyprus
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4558) to "modify certain disclosure requirements relating to the transfer of articles on the United States munitions list to Cyprus." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Frank Pallone Jr., D-  more

Rep. Cummings Introduces Bill to Establish Witness Protection Programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4467) to "require the Attorney General to make competitive grants to State, Tribal, and local governments to establish and maintain witness protection and assistance programs." The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. El  more

Rep. Dunn Introduces Bill on Collective Bargaining Agreement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4503) to "prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from entering into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union that offers financial incentives to prospective members." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Neal P. Dunn, 316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC  more

Rep. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bill to Eliminate Fuel Excise Taxes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4520) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to eliminate certain fuel excise taxes and impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions to provide revenue for maintaining and building American infrastructure." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Francis Rooney, R-Fla., and Scott Peters, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Ener  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Expand Types of Commercial Insurance
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4523) to amend the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 "to expand the types of commercial insurance authorized for risk retention groups serving nonprofit organizations." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Al Lawson, D-Fla., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., and William Clay Jr., D-Mo. The legis  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill on Hiring of School-Based Mental Health Providers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4525) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States for assistance in hiring additional school-based mental health and student service providers." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Jennifer Wexton, D-Va. It was referred to th  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4567) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to require the Secretary of Education to translate the FAFSA into foreign languages." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. The l  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Prohibit Purchase of Enhanced Body Armor by Civilians
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4568) to "prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Del. Elea  more

Rep. Moore Introduces Bill to Protect Investment Choices of Investors in U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4492) to protect the investment choices of investors in the U.S. The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Ron Estes, R-Kan., and Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va. The legislation was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Gwen Moore, 225  more

Rep. Napolitano Introduces Bill to Reduce Stigma Associated With Mental Health
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4543) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide for a behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategy to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Hispanic and Latino population." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif.  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill on Federal Funds
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4572) to "prohibit the provision of Federal funds to State and local governments for payment of obligations, to prohibit the Federal Reserve Banks, the Department of the Treasury, and other Federal agencies from financially assisting State and local governments that have defaulted on their obligations." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform and Financial Service  more

Rep. Rouda Introduces Bill to Amend U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4551) to amend the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 "to require a report on how the People's Republic of China exploits Hong Kong to circumvent the laws of the U.S." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Brian J. Mast, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Harley Rouda, 2300 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202  more

Rep. Ruiz Introduces Bill on Presumption of Service Connection
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4574) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases in veterans who were exposed to burn pits." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Raul Ruiz, 2342 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D  more

Rep. Rutherford Introduces Bill to Establish Nation's Oldest Port National Heritage Area
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4542) to "establish the Nation's Oldest Port National Heritage Area in the State of Florida." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. John H. Rutherford, 1711 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2501; or in the district offic  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Extend Indemnity for Wildfires, Hurricanes
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4496) to extend indemnity for wildfires and hurricanes. The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Tom Rice, R-S.C., David Rouzer, R-N.C., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Don Young, R-Alaska, Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Josh Harder, D-Calif. The legislation was referred to the House Agriculture Committee. For more information, Rep. Austin Scott, 2417 Rayburn Hous  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Make Improvements to Federal Student Aid Office
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4497) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make improvements to the Federal Student Aid Office. The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Debra Haaland, D-N.M. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth H  more

Rep. Sires Introduces Bill to Encourage Canadian Tourism to U.S
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4498) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to encourage Canadian tourism to the U.S. The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Albio Sires, 2268 Rayburn House Building, Washington, DC  more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill on Protections to Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4480) to amend the Small Business Act "to require that credit reporting companies provide certain protections to small businesses." The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5792; or in the district office at 22  more

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill to Provide Treatment for Diabetes in Minority Communities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4550) to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes in minority communities. The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and has 56 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Terri A. Sewell, D-Al  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4578) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make improvements to the TEACH Grant program. The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Mark Takano, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, 2445 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4506; "or in the dist  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill to Initiate Negotiated Rule-Making Process
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4579) to "require the Secretary of Education to initiate a negotiated rule-making process with respect to when an institution of higher education fails to meet accreditation standards." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, 2445 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4506; or i  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill on Domestic Human Trafficking Estimate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4581) to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to provide for a comprehensive domestic human trafficking estimate. The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Yoho, 1730 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5744; or in the district offices at 5000 N.W. 27  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill to Combat Human Trafficking in Schools
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4580) to "direct the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Education to carry out programs to combat human trafficking in schools." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Yoho, 1730 Longworth House Office Buildi  more

Sen. Braun Introduces Bill to Protect Dignity of Fetal Remains
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 2590) to protect the dignity of fetal remains. The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind., Steve Daines, R-Mont., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas The legislati  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill on Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2544) to "provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and certain California wildfires." The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committe  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Prohibit Penalizing Applicants That Declined Assistance
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2575) to "prohibit recipients of disaster recovery relief assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development from penalizing applicants that declined assistance from the Small Business Administration." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., John Kennedy, R-La., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Tibetan Policy Act of 2002
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2539) to modify and reauthorize the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002. The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Federal Direct Loan Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2559) to "establish certain requirements for institutions that participate in the Federal Direct loan program." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5274; or in the state at 111 N. Adams St., Ste. 208, Tallahassee FL 32301; 850/942-8415  more