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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Brown Gives Keynote Address at Second Annual 'My Brother's Keeper' Ohio Conference in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - MBK Works to Address Opportunity Gaps Facing Young Men of Color; Brown Helped Launch MBK Ohio Last Year, Has Helped Launch 11 Local Chapters across the State * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Columbus community leaders as he gave the keynote address at the second annual My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Ohio Statewide Conference in Columbus. My Brother's Keeper was started by President O  more

Cotton, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Hold States Accountable for Botched Abortions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) last week introduced legislation that would require states to report information about abortion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including cases where infants are born alive during abortions. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), James Lankford (R  more

GAO Issues Report on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Forces
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on matters related to explosive ordnance disposal capabilities and requirements. The report (GAO-19-698) is titled "Warfighter Support: Actions Needed to Improve Explosive Ordnance Disposal Forces Planning". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Richard Dur  more

GAO Issues Report on International Aviation Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Transportation Security Administration's review process for directives that apply at last point of departure airports. The report (GAO-20-7) is titled "International Aviation Security: TSA Should Improve Industry Coordination and Its Security Directive and Emergency Amendment Review Process". The report was sent to Sen. Roger F. Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member  more

GAO Issues Report on U.S. Government Funding for Democracy Assistance in North Macedonia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. government funding for democracy assistance in North Macedonia. The report (GAO-20-158) is titled "North Macedonia: U.S. Government Has Provided Funding to Support Democracy Activities". The report was sent to Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabam  more

Kilmer, Brooks Introduce Legislation to Give Students in Need Access to More Financial Aid
TACOMA, Washington, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) introduced the Pell Plus Act of 2019, new legislation to promote college completion by establishing partnerships between colleges and universities to provide a Pell Grant bonus to low-income students in their third and fourth years on a path to on-time graduation. "Education is the door to economic opportunity, and for a lot o  more

Rep. Byrne Issues Statement on Management of Alabama's Red Snapper Fishery Permanent
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, issued the following statement after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries office published a proposed rule to make state management of Alabama's red snapper fishery permanent: "With this proposed rule, we can continue the progress we have made ensuring Alabama's recreational fisherman have access to a healthy red snapper population and full, flexible seasons. "In only two years under state management, fishermen and   more

Rep. Byrne Issues Statement on Tariffs on Airbus Mobile Imports
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on the announcement that the Trump administration will not impose tariffs on component parts imported to Airbus Mobile facilities: "This is a massive win for the thousands of Alabama workers connected to Airbus Mobile. "I thank President Trump for joining me in always fighting for America first. "Today's decision is a major win for the citizens of Alabama and our country, and I thank Senator Shelby, Governor  more

Rep. Byrne Issues Statement on Trump Administration Rule Governing Medicare Wage Index
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, issued the following statement marking implementation of the Trump administration's final rule governing the Medicare wage index: "With the wage index rule going into effect today, communities across Alabama can rejoice that their continued access to local medical care is safer. "Alabama's hospitals will now begin receiving significantly higher Medicare reimbursements, improving decades of underpayment due to a faulty index giving too much   more

Rep. Byrne Supports Censure of Adam Schiff
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) joined a resolution to condemn and censure Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his attempt during last week's House Intelligence Committee hearing to mislead the public with a false retelling of a conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. Congressman Byrne said: "Last week, Adam Schiff used his opening statement to pass off as real a completely fabri  more

Reps. Brooks, Kilmer Introduce Legislation to Give Students in Need Access to More Financial Aid
CARMEL, Indiana, Oct. 4 -- Rep. Susan W. Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Pell Plus Act of 2019, new legislation to promote college completion by establishing partnerships between colleges and universities to provide a Pell Grant bonus to low-income students in their third and fourth years on a path to on-time graduation. "One of the most challenging factors students today must consider   more

Sen. Brown Pushes Working Families Tax Relief Act, as Reports Show Income Inequality on Rise
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Recent Washington Post & Columbus Dispatch Reports Show Growing Income Gap in Ohio and Across the Country; Sen. Brown's Working Families Tax Relief Act would Put Money back in Pockets of Hardworking Americans * * * In case you missed it, recent reports from the Washington Post and Columbus Dispatch have shown that income inequality is on the rise in Ohio and across the country. The Washington Post re  more

Sen. Wicker Secures Relief for Mississippi Disaster Victims
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, issued the following weekly report: * * * - Helping Restore the Gulf Coast * * * Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently sent welcome news to Mississippi's fishing communities. The declaration of a federal fisheries disaster for our state at the end of September will open up relief for those affected by the ongoing crisis on the Gulf Coast. After historic rainfall and the unprecedented 123-day opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway ear  more