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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Rep. Baird Introduces Bill on VA Medical Facilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4817) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Greg Steube, R-Fla., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa., Paul Cook, R-Calif., John Moolenaar, R-Mich., Jim Banks, R-Ind  more

Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Develop, Implement Vision Zero Plans
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4819) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "to allow States to use funding provided under the surface transportation block grant program and the congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program to develop and implement vision zero plans in eligible localities." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Jan Schakows  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Promote High-Quality Special Education
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4822) to "promote and ensure delivery of high-quality special education and related services to students with visual disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing or deaf-blind through instructional methodologies meeting their unique learning needs, to enhance accountability for the provision of such services." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David B. Mc  more

Rep. Clarke Introduces Bill to Address Threats of Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4823) to "direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to revise the policy of the Agency to address the threats of climate change, to include considerations of climate change in the strategic plan of the Agency." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Sheila Jackson L  more

Rep. Correa Introduces Bill to Provide Official Website in Commonly Used Languages
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4809) to "require the White House and each agency to provide an official website in the five most commonly used languages in the United States other than English as determined by the Census data and any other languages determined to be appropriate by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Grace F. Napolitano, D  more

Rep. Crist Introduces Bill to Enhance Age-Friendly Communities for Older Individuals
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4827) to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to enhance age-friendly communities for older individuals. The bill was introduced on Oct. 23. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Charlie Crist, 215 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5961; or in the district offices at 696 1st Ave. N., Ste. 203, St. Petersburg, FL 3370; 1300 22nd St. S.,   more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Reduce Maternal Mortality
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4768) to amend section 511 of the Social Security Act "to reduce maternal mortality by continuing to invest in evidence-based home visiting models that are addressing the social determinants of maternal health and morbidity." The bill was introduced on Oct. 21 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Judy C  more

Rep. McNerney Introduces Bill to Improve Oversight of Broadcast Emergency Alert Systems
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4856) to "improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems." The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Pete Olson, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure; Homeland Security committees. For more information,   more

Rep. Phillips Introduces Bill to Provide Funds for U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4842) to "authorize the Secretary of State to provide funds for a U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Angie Craig, D-Minn., Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Pete Olson, R-Texas, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Pete Stauber, R-Minn., and Ted Yo  more

Rep. Pocan Introduces Bill to Authorize Susan Harwood Training Grant Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4843) to authorize the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Donald W. Norcross, D-N.J., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Rashida Tla  more

Rep. Rooney Introduces Bill to Remove Authorized Purpose of Maintaining Water Supply for Agricultural Uses
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4844) to "remove the authorized purpose of maintaining water supply for agricultural uses for the project for Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee drainage areas, Florida." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Francis Rooney, 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2536; or in the dis  more

Rep. Van Drew Introduces Bill on Election Service Providers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4777) to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 "to require States to take steps to ensure domestic ownership and control of election service providers." The bill was introduced on Oct. 21 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., Don Young, R-Alaska, and Daniel Crenshaw, R-Te  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill on State Department's Rewards Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4802) to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 "to authorize rewards under the Department of State's rewards program relating to information regarding individuals or entities engaged in activities in contravention of United States or United Nations sanctions." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill on Social Security Disability Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4854) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to update and improve eligibility criteria for the Social Security Disability Program." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Oversight and Reform committees. 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. 27t  more

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Amend National Labor Relations Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2709) to amend the National Labor Relations Act "to modify the authority of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to rulemaking, issuance of complaints, and authority over unfair labor practices." The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Health, Educ  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill on Covered Munitions Items
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 2710) to "prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force." The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Benja  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Palestinian Terrorism
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2680) to impose sanctions with respect to foreign support for Palestinian terrorism. The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tallahassee, FL 3  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Refundable Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2697) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to establish a refundable tax credit to return revenue raised from tariffs against Chinese imports to the American people." The bill was introduced on Oct. 24. It was referred to the Senate Finance 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, Talla  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Communication Between FBI, State Law Enforcement Agencies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2708) to "improve communication between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and State law enforcement agencies." The bill was introduced on Oct. 24 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and James Lankford, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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 S  more