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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Beatty Introduces Bill to Amend Runaway & Homeless Youth Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5177) to amend the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act "to permit services provided by grant recipients to include provision of sanitary napkins and tampons." The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., and Alexandria Ocasio-Co  more

Rep. Beyer Introduces Bill to Restrict Use of Animal Testing for Cosmetics
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5141) to substantially restrict the use of animal testing for cosmetics. The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Ken Calvert, R-Calif. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Don S. Beyer, 1119 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4376; or in the  more

Rep. Butler-Demings Introduces Bill to Establish Office of Digital Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Val Butler-Demings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5227) to "establish the Office of Digital Law Enforcement within the Office of Justice Programs, and to establish grant programs to improve the digital evidence capacity of law enforcement personnel." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., and Brian Babin, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Judiciary and Homeland Security co  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. Diaz-Balart Introduces Bill to Establish Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5229) to establish the Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., and Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Education and Labor and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, 404 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 20  more

Rep. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bill on Access to Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5232) to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act "to remove barriers to access to residential substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., and Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more informati  more

Rep. Harder Introduces Bill Assistance to Implement Electronic Provider Consultation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Josh Harder, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5190) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide assistance for health centers and rural health clinics to implement electronic provider consultation and related telemedicine services." The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., and Greg Steube, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Commit  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 Prohibit Deployment of U.S. Strategic Assets in Turkey
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5182) to "prohibit the Department of Defense from deploying strategic assets of the U.S. in the Republic of Turkey." The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Darren Soto, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Grace Meng, 2209 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-260  more

Rep. O'Halleran Introduces Bill to Improve Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5184) to "require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to improve services for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their families." The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Harley Rouda, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Financial   more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill to Prohibit Actions to Withdraw U.S. from Open Skies Treaty
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5149) to "prohibit actions to suspend, terminate, or withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, 212 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2  more

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Study Student Mental Health
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5204) to "direct the Secretary of Education to study student mental health at institutions of higher education and to issue guidance on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for mental health and substance use disorder policies of institutions of higher education." The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla. It was refe  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. Schakowsky Introduces Bill to Revise Minimum Nurse Staffing Requirements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5216) to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act "to revise minimum nurse staffing requirements for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and for nursing facilities under the Medicaid program." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Andre Carson, D-Ind., Gwen Moore, D-Wi  more

Rep. Spano Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5169) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to improve the TRICARE program for certain members of the Retired Reserves of the reserve components." The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ross Spano, 224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1252; or in the district offic  more

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill on Restoration of Legal Rights for Claimants Under Holocaust-Era Insurance Policies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5265) to "provide for the restoration of legal rights for claimants under holocaust-era insurance policies." The bill was introduced on Nov. 22 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. It was jointly referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7931; or in  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Clarify U.S. Policy Toward Libya
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 2934) to "clarify U.S. policy toward Libya, advance a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Libya, and support the people of Libya." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Christopher Coons, 218 Russell Senate Office Bu  more

Sen. Ernst Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act of 1994
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 2920) to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, John Hoeven, R-N.D., and David Perdue, R-Ga. For more information, Sen. Joni Erns  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. Hawley Introduces Bill to Impose Data Security Requirements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 2889) to "safeguard data of Americans from foreign governments that pose risks to national security by imposing data security requirements and strengthening review of foreign investments." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Josh Hawley, 21  more