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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Bishop Introduces Bill to Codify Rules Related to Health Reimbursement Arrangements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5224) to "codify certain rules related to health reimbursement arrangements and other account-based group health plans." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Budd, R-N.C., Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., and Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Dan Bishop, 132 Cannon Hous  more

Rep. Crawford Introduces Bill on Enhanced Safety in Pipeline Transportation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5175) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation. The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Mike Bost, R-Ill., Randy Weber, R-Texas, Carol Miller, R-W.Va., Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Greg Pence, R-Ind., Don Young, R-Alaska, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Scott Perry, R-Pa., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Pete Stauber, R-Minn., Troy Bald  more

Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill to Repeal Exclusive Representation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5147) to amend the National Labor Relations Act "to repeal exclusive representation, to remove any requirement that individual employees join or pay dues or fees to labor organizations." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., and Phil Roe, R-Tenn. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Dusty Johnson, 1508 Longwo  more

Rep. Kind Introduces Bill on Look-Thru Rule for Related Controlled Foreign Corporations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5240) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to make the look-thru rule for related controlled foreign corporations permanent." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. George Holding, R-N.C., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., John B. Larson, D-Conn., Ron Estes, R  more

Rep. McEachin Introduces Bill to Achieve Clean Economy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5221) to "declare a national goal that the U.S. achieve a 100 percent clean economy by not later than 2050." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has 155 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Robert C. Scott,   more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Establish Mobile Hotspot Grant Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5243) to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a mobile hotspot grant program. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Marcia L. Fudge, D-  more

Rep. Pence Introduces Bill on Bargain-Price Options to Purchase at Less Than Fair Market Value
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5137) to amend title 40, U.S. Code, "to modify the treatment of certain bargain-price options to purchase at less than fair market value." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Pence, 222 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3021; or in the   more

Rep. Rush Introduces Bill on Coverage for Prostate Cancer Screenings
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5200) to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act "to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for prostate cancer screenings without the imposition of cost-sharing requirements." The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Susan  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill on Access to Safe Patient-Centered Orthotic, Prosthetic Care
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5262) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to protect beneficiaries with limb loss and other orthopedic conditions by providing access to appropriate, safe, effective, patient-centered orthotic and prosthetic care, to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse with respect to orthotics and prosthetics." The bill was introduced on Nov. 22 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa., Brett Guthrie, R-  more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill to Prevent Fraud by Representative Payees
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5214) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, 1628 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5126; or in the district offices at 7700 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202; 313/463-6  more

Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Extend Authorities for Foreign Intelligence
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2939) to "provide an 8-year extension of certain authorities for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Burr, 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3154; or in the state at 151 Patton Ave.,   more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill on Process for Obtaining Federal Certificate of Rehabilitation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 2931) to establish a process for obtaining a Federal certificate of rehabilitation. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Christopher Coons, D-Del., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Mike  more

Sen. Fischer Introduces Bill on Service Dogs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (S. 2949) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible organizations to provide service dogs to veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-  more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill on Program for Work Therapy Using Service Dog Training
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2948) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program for work therapy using service dog training." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC,   more