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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill on Russian Energy Export Pipelines
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4818) to "impose sanctions with respect to the provision of certain vessels for the construction of Russian energy export pipelines." The bill was introduced on Oct. 23 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Garret Graves, R-La., and John Shimkus, R-Ill. The legislation was referred to the House Foreign Affa  more

Rep. Bishop Introduces Bill to Enhance Public Safety
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4948) to "provide for the effective use of immigration detainers to enhance public safety." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Dan Bishop, 132 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1976.  more

Rep. Bost Introduces Bill to Establish Qualifications for Human Resources Positions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4949) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications for the human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., and Elise Stefani  more

Rep. Budd Introduces Bill on Study on Federal Data Collection
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4950) to "direct the Secretary of Education to conduct a study on Federal data collection related to student participation and performance in career and technical education programs." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515;   more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Excise Tax on Investment Income of Private Foundations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4953) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to modify the tax rate for excise tax on investment income of private foundations." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Rep. George Holding, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Danny K. Davis, 2159 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5006; or in the district offi  more

Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Clarify Meaning of New Chemical Entity
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4955) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the meaning of a new chemical entity. The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Richard Hudson, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, 2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-246  more

Rep. Estes Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination by Abortion
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4903) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down syndrome." The bill was introduced on Oct. 29 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ralph Abraham, R-La., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Rick Allen, R-Ga., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Jim Banks, R-Ind., Kevin P. Brady, R-Texas, Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Greg Gianforte, R-M  more

Rep. Foxx Introduces Bill on Affordable Housing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4956) to "provide that the Executive order entitled 'Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing' shall have the force and effect of law." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Virginia Foxx, 2462 Rayburn House Office Building, Washingto  more

Rep. Gabbard Introduces Bill on Repair of Elementary, Secondary Schools
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4917) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the renovation, repair, or expansion needs of certain elementary schools and secondary schools that educate dependents of active duty military personnel." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andrew Kim, D-N.J., Paul Cook, R-Calif., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Jimmy Panetta  more

Rep. Hern Introduces Bill to Provide for Cost Estimates of Major Legislation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4959) to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for cost estimates of major legislation. The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Mike Johnson, R-La., Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., Steve Wom  more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill on Crowdfunding Vehicles
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4860) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 "to subject crowdfunding vehicles to the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, 2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2576; or   more

Rep. Moulton Introduces Bill to Improve Communication from Executive Agencies to Individuals
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4929) to "improve communication from executive agencies to individuals by requiring clear instructions." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., David Trone, D-Md., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. The legislation was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Seth Moulton, 1127 Longwort  more

Rep. Rush Introduces Bill on Issuance of Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4914) to provide for the issuance of the Diabetes Prevention Semipostal Stamp. The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Pete King, R-N.Y., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Jim Co  more

Rep. Takano Introduces Bill to Amend Title 38 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4920) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for an exception to certain small business contracting requirements applicable to the Department of Veterans Affairs procurement of certain goods and services covered under the Ability One program." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Brian Higgins, D-N.  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill on Homeland Security Counterintelligence Vetting Task Force
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4892) to "establish a Department of Homeland Security counterintelligence vetting task force." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. For more information, Rep. Mark Walker, 1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3065; or in the district offices at 809 Green Valley Road, Ste. 104, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336/333-5005; 219-B W. Elm S  more

Rep. Walorski Introduces Bill to Protect Dignity of Fetal Remains
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4934) to protect the dignity of fetal remains. The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 36 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Greg Pence, R-Ind., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Ralph Abraham, R-La., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Mark Meadows, R-  more

Rep. Waters Introduces U.S. Export Finance Agency Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has introduced the U.S. Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (H.R. 4863) to "promote the competitiveness of the U.S., to reform and reauthorize the U.S. Export Finance Agency." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Denny Heck, D-Wash., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., David Scott, D-Ga., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Al Green, D-Tex  more

Rep. Wright Introduces Bill on Chemical Abortions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4935) to "prohibit chemical abortions performed without the presence of a healthcare provider." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Joyce, R-Pa., Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Andy Harris,   more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill to Amend Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 2724) to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 "to exclude the audits of privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good standing from certain requirements under title I of that Act." The bill was introduced on Oct. 29 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Doug Jones, D-Ala. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill to Enhance Public Safety
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2739) to "provide for the effective use of immigration detainers to enhance public safety." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, David Perdue, R-Ga., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis  more