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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Amend Public Health Service Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4861) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish a program to improve the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients in the emergency department who are at risk of suicide." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 2227 Rayburn House Office Buil  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. Crow Introduces Bill on Special Immigrant Status for Syrian Kurds
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4873) to "provide for special immigrant status for Syrian Kurds and other Syrians who partnered with the U.S. Government in Syria." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees. For more inf  more

Rep. Deutch Introduces U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced the U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act (H.R. 4862) to reauthorize the U.S.-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015. The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4862/text. For more information, Rep. Ted Deutch, 2447 Rayburn House   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. Griffith Introduces Bill on Ventilators
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4945) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to exclude ventilators from competitive acquisition programs under the Medicare program for five years." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and John B. Larson, D-Conn. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more   more

Rep. Hill Introduces Bill on Decline in Business Formation Rate in U.S.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. J. French Hill, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4960) to "require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis relating to the decline in the business formation rate in the U.S." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more infor  more

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Limit Financial Support for International Energy Projects
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4961) to limit financial support for certain international energy projects. The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Appropriations, Financial Services and Foreign Affairs committees. For more information, Rep. Jared Huffman, 1527 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-  more

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill on Controlled Substance Analogues
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4963) to amend the Controlled Substances Act "to clarify how controlled substance analogues that are imported or offered for import are to be regulated." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Greg Walden, R-Ore., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., and Darren Soto, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees. For more information,   more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill on Medical Facility Project in Jacksonville, Florida
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla. has introduced legislation (H.R. 4878) to "authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a major medical facility project in Jacksonville, Florida." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-0123; or in the district offices at 435 N. Macomb St., Tallahassee, FL 32301; 888/205-5385;   more

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Bill on Nonimmigrant Workers Performing Agricultural Labor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4916) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 44 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Doug LaMalfa, R-Cal  more

Rep. McEachin Introduces Bill on Premium Assistance Tax Credit for Households
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Rep. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4927) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults." The bill was introduced on Oct. 30 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Donald M. Pay  more

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell Introduces Bill to Reinstate Cuban Family Reunification Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4884) to "direct the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to reinstate the Cuban Family Reunification Program." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Donna Shalala, D-Fla. The legislation was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information  more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on English Language Acquisition Grants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4943) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to provide that children who have relocated from Puerto Rico to the States are fully considered for purposes of State allotments under the English Language Acquisition grants." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more inform  more

Rep. Pappas Introduces Bill on Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team Grant Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4886) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish the Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team grant program. The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and was co-sponsored by Rep. John H. Rutherford, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Chris Pappas, 323 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5456; or in the distric  more

Rep. Pocan Introduces Bill to Promote Effective Registered Apprenticeships
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4965) to "promote effective registered apprenticeships, for skills, credentials and employment." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and has 40 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Brenda Lawrence, D-  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. Scott Introduces Bill to Protect Chesapeake Bay Watershed
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4967) to "authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert J. Wittman, R-Va., John Sarbanes, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Elaine Luria, D-Va., Denver Riggleman, R-Va., St  more

Rep. Serrano Introduces Bill on Admission of Puerto Rico as State of Union
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4901) to enable the admission of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union. The bill was introduced on Oct. 29 and has 44 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Darren Soto, D-Fla., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Pete King, R-N.Y., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Don   more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill to Improve Communication by FBI, State Law Enforcement Agencies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4889) to "improve communication between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and State law enforcement agencies." The bill was introduced on Oct. 28 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Ted Yoho, R-Fla. , and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. The legislation was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more   more

Rep. Torres Introduces Bill to Provide for Basic Needs of Students
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4968) to "provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ro Khann  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. 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. Hawley Introduces Bill to Combat Suppression of Freedoms of Speech
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 2758) to "impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to combat the suppression of the freedoms of speech, association, assembly, procession, and demonstration of the people of Hong Kong." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. For more i  more

Sen. Inhofe Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination by Abortion
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (S. 2745) 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. 30 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., John Thune, R-S.D., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., James Lankford, R-O  more

Sen. Jones Introduces Bill to Improve Sharing of Water Quality Data
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., has introduced legislation (S. 2767) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act "to establish a pilot competitive grant program for improving the sharing of water quality data." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Doug Jones, 330 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4124; or in   more

Sen. Lankford Introduces Bill to Waive Imposition of Civil Fine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (S. 2757) to "waive the imposition of a civil fine for certain first-time paperwork violations by small business concerns." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and James M. Inhofe, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. James Lankford, 316 Hart Senate Office   more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on English Language Acquisition Grants
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2761) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to provide that children who have relocated from Puerto Rico to the States are fully considered for purposes of State allotments under the English Language Acquisition grants." The bill was introduced on Oct. 31 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.   more