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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Crenshaw Introduces Bill to Recognize U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5002) to "award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II in recognition of their extraordinary service during World War II." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Administration committees. For more information, Rep. Daniel Cren  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Implementation of Family First Prevention Services Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4980) to "assist States, tribes, territories, counties, and cities in implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act." The bill was introduced on Nov. 5 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Judy Chu, D-Calif., Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., Ron Estes, R-Kan., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Li  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Permit Employees to Request Changes to Work Schedules
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5004) to "permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and has 40 co-sp  more

Rep. Gabbard Introduces Bill on Assistance to Establish Qualified Business Enterprise
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (H.R. 4991) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to establish a pilot program under which eligible individuals may elect to receive financial assistance in lieu of educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program to establish and operate a qualified business enterprise." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ross Spano, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla. It was referred to the   more

Rep. Krishnamoorthi Introduces Bill on Credit for Employer-Provided Worker Training
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5012) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for employer-provided worker training. The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Darren Soto, D-Fla. The legislation was jointly referred  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill to Define Small Business
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5013) to "apply the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to small businesses to the same extent as such Act applies to consumers, to require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to define small business." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 2  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill to Promote Student Access to Defibrillation in Schools
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4989) to "authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award a grant to a health care organization to promote student access to defibrillation in elementary and secondary schools." The bill was introduced on Nov. 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406   more

Rep. Lucas Introduces Bill to Support STEM Education, Workforce Development Research
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Rep. Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4979) to "direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support STEM education and workforce development research focused on rural areas." The bill was introduced on Nov. 5 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, Jim Baird, R-Ind., Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Ralph Norm  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Improve Quality of Diagnosis in Health Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5014) to "improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Ben Lujan, 2323 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6190; or in the district offices at 1611 Calle Lorca, Ste. A, Santa Fe, NM  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Revise FCC Sponsorship Identification Rules
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5015) to "direct the Federal Communications Commission to revise its sponsorship identification rules so as to require the disclosure of the names of significant donors to persons paying for or furnishing broadcast matter or origination cablecasting matter that is political matter or matter involving the discussion of a controversial issue of public importance." The bill was introduced on Nov. 8 and has 39 co-sponsor  more

Sen. Johnson Introduces Bill on Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 2779) to establish the Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. The bill was introduced on Nov. 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Johnson, 328 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5323; or in the state at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave.  more

Sen. McSally Introduces Bill to Carry Out Veteran Treatment Court Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.,has introduced legislation (S. 2774) to "direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program." The bill was introduced on Nov. 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Martha McSally, B40-D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/22  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill on Thrift Savings Fund
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 2791) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide that sums in the Thrift Savings Fund may not be invested in securities that are listed on certain foreign exchanges." The bill was introduced on Nov. 6 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Mike Braun, R-Ind. The legislation was referred to t  more

Sen. Young Introduces Bill to Require Global Economic Security Strategy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 2826) to require a global economic security strategy. The bill was introduced on Nov. 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Christopher Coons, D-Del. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Todd Young, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-5623; or in the state at 251 N. Illinois St., S  more