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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Bill to Establish Commemorative Work in District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5068) to "authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs." The bill was introduced on Nov. 13 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif.,   more

Rep. Bost Introduces Bill to Grant Congressional Gold Medal to Men, Women of Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5044) to "grant a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and Merchant Marine, as well as citizen and non- citizen civilians who served honorably with the U.S. military, who were surrendered, captured, or abandoned to become prisoners of war (POWs) of Imperial Japan throughout the Japanese Empire in the Pacific Theater of World War II from December 7, 1941 to September 2,  more

Rep. Butler Demings Introduces Bill to Designate German Post Office Building in Windermere, Florida
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Val Butler Demings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5062) to "designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the Officer Robert German Post Office Building." The bill was introduced on Nov. 13 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Al Lawson, D-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Stephanie N. Murphy,  more

Rep. Cheney Introduces Bill to Terminate Certain Waivers of Sanctions With Respect to Iran
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5086) to "terminate certain waivers of sanctions with respect to Iran issued in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action." The bill was introduced on Nov. 14 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Pete King, R-N.Y., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Mic  more

Rep. Crow Introduces Bill to Commemorate, Honor Members of Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5046) to "authorize the location of a memorial on the National Mall to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces that served on active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism." The bill was introduced on Nov. 12 and has 31 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Seth Moulton, D-Mass.  more

Rep. Delgado Introduces Bill to Improve Veterans' Cemeteries
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5048) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide aid to counties for establishment, expansion, and improvement of veterans' cemeteries." The bill was introduced on Nov. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Don Young, R-Alaska, and Brian J. Mast, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Antonio   more

Rep. Dunn Introduces Bill on Authority to Reimburse Local Governments for Interest Expenses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5059) to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act "to provide for the authority to reimburse local governments for interest expenses." The bill was introduced on Nov. 13. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Neal P. Dunn, 316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5235; or in the district offices  more

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Bill on Terms for Non-Immigrant Workers Performing Agricultural Labor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5038) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to provide for terms and conditions for non-immigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services." The bill was introduced on Nov. 12 and has 49 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., Doug LaMalfa, R-Ca  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill on Notification to Public Regarding Product Recalls
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5097) to require greater notification to the public regarding product recalls. The bill was introduced on Nov. 14 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more infor  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill on Centers of Excellence in Coastal Resilience Research, Education
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5102) to "designate public colleges and universities that provide research, data, and recommendations on physical and biological science, social science, economic analysis, policy analysis, risk analysis, monitoring, predicting, and planning for sea-level rise and associated coastal flooding and shoreline erosion as National Centers of Excellence in Coastal Resilience Research and Education." The bill was intr  more

Rep. Pappas Introduces Bill on HHS Rule on Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5036) to "prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from taking any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the final rule, entitled Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority." The bill was introduced on Nov. 12 and has 100 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Sean Casten, D-Ill., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.  more

Rep. Schweikert Introduces Bill on Public Debt
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5083) to "provide that, in the event that the Secretary of the Treasury estimates that the debt ceiling will be reached, the Secretary is required to issue GDP-linked bonds to pay the principal and interest on the public debt and the President is authorized to request the rescission of certain unobligated balances and sell certain mortgage-related assets." The bill was introduced on Nov. 14 and was co-sponso  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Provide Information Regarding Vaccines for Seniors
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5076) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide information regarding vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and to ensure that the treatment of cost sharing for vaccines under Medicare part D is consistent with the treatment of vaccines under Medicare part B." The bill was introduced on Nov. 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Ph  more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill on Repayment of Federal Student Loans
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5056) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to allow individuals who are entitled to Post-9/11 educational assistance to use such assistance to repay Federal student loans." The bill was introduced on Nov. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Max Rose, D-N.Y., and TJ Cox, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D  more

Rep. Wright Introduces Bill to Assist With Medical Expenses of Qualified Working Dogs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5081) to "require the Attorney General to establish a grant program to assist with the medical expenses of qualified working dogs." The bill was introduced on Nov. 14 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Greg Pence, R-Ind., Denver Riggleman, R-Va., Randy Weber, R-Texas, John R. Carter, R-Texas, and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Judiciary   more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Terminate Waivers of Sanctions With Respect to Iran
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 2874) to "terminate certain waivers of sanctions with respect to Iran issued in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action." The bill was introduced on Nov. 14 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building  more