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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Rep. Barragan Introduces Bill to Develop Outdoor Recreation Facilities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4512) to "provide grants for projects to acquire land and water for parks and other outdoor recreation purposes and to develop new or renovate existing outdoor recreation facilities." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, and Don Bacon, R-Neb. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Nanette D. Barragan,   more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on American Opportunity Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4518) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., and Kenny Marchant, R-Texas. It was referred to the House House Ways  more

Rep. Doyle Introduces Bill on Electromagnetic Spectrum Sharing R&D Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Rep. Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4462) to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act "to provide for the establishment of an electromagnetic spectrum sharing research and development program and an integrated spectrum automation enterprise strategy." The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Sci  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Sugar Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4521) to reform the Federal sugar program. The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Ron Kind, D-Wis., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Ann Kuster, D  more

Rep. Kaptur Introduces Bill to Rename Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4470) to "rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation." The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., David Joyce, R-Ohio, Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Mike Quigley, D-Ill., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Sean Casten, D-Ill., and Pete Stauber, R-M  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. McKinley Introduces Bill on Entities Engaged in Food Recovery
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4541) to "establish a grant program to provide certain eligible entities engaged in food recovery with grants to support certain costs." The bill was introduced on Sept. 27 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio. It was referred to the House Agriculture Committee. For more information, Rep. David B. McKinley, 2239 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4172; or in the dist  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. 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

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Option for First Responders to Buy Into Medicare
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2552) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide an option for first responders age 50 to 64 who are separated from service due to retirement or disability to buy into Medicare." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26. 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  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Finance Qualified Biogas Property
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2542) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property." The bill was introduced on Sept. 24 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown,   more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Prevent Bullying, Harassment of Students
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 2548) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students." The bill was introduced on Sept. 25 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Tina Smith,   more

Sen. Hirono Introduces Bill to Increase Participation in STEM Education
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 2578) to "increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. The v  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill on Budget Justifications, Appropriation Requests of Agencies
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 2560) to amend the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, "to require the budget justifications and appropriation requests of agencies be made publicly available." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Offi  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Provide for Automatic Continuing Resolutions
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2593) to amend title 31, U.S. Code, to provide for automatic continuing resolutions. The bill was introduced on Sept. 26. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3353; or in the state at 37 W. Broad St., Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-6774; 312 Walnut St., Ste. 3075, Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513/684-3265; 1240 E. 9th St., Ste. 3061, Cleveland, OH  more

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Sugar Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 2568) to reform the Federal sugar program. The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Eliz  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill on American Opportunity Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 2553) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions." The bill was introduced on Sept. 26 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and James Lankford, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. F  more