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Bill Introductions Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 26 items )  

Rep. Beatty Introduces Bill to Adjust Affordable Housing Allocations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5223) to amend the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 to adjust the affordable housing allocations. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Joyce Beatty, 2303 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4324; or in the district office at 471 E. Broad St., Ste. 1100 Columbus, OH 4  more

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. Bustos Introduces Bill to Amend Safe Drinking Water Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5193) to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to "extend and expand the provision requiring the use of iron and steel products that are produced in the United States in projects funded through a State drinking water treatment revolving loan fund." The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Bill Foster, D-Ill., David N. Cic  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5143) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to require corporations to disclose to their shareholders the amounts disbursed for certain political activity." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Administration committees. For more info  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. Gallagher Introduces Bill to Establish Motorcyclist Advisory Council
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5234) to establish a Motorcyclist Advisory Council. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Harley Rouda, D-Calif., and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Mike Gallagher, 1230 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5665; or in the district office at 17  more

Rep. Joyce Introduces Bill to Require Reporting on Prescription Drug Expenditures
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5239) to "require reporting on prescription drug expenditures under group health plans and on prescription drug price changes." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. David Joyce, 1124 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5731; or in the district offices at 8500 Station St., Mentor, OH 44060; 440/352-3939  more

Rep. Matsui Introduces Bill on Coverage for Mental Health Telehealth Services
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5201) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide coverage under the Medicare program of certain mental health telehealth services." The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Doris O. Matsui, 2311 Rayburn Building, Washington, DC 20515  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. McKinley Introduces Bill on Medicaid-Related Funds
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5242) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from treating any Medicaid-related funds recovered from one or more pharmaceutical companies or drug distributors with respect to opioid litigation as an overpayment under such title." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio. It was referred to the House En  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. Meng Introduces Bill to Provide Entrepreneurship as Well-Rounded Educational Opportunity
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5253) to provide entrepreneurship as a well-rounded educational opportunity. The bill was introduced on Nov. 22 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Norma Torres, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y. The legislation was referred   more

Rep. Norman Introduces Bill to Amend Congressional Budget & Impoundment Control Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5220) to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 "to provide for a legislative line-item veto to expedite consideration of rescissions, and cancellations of items of new direct spending and limited tax benefits." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Kevin Hern, R-Okla., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. It was jointly referred  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. Ocasio-Cortez Introduces Bill on Modernization of Public Housing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5185) to "provide economic empowerment opportunities in the U.S. through the modernization of public housing." The bill was introduced on Nov. 19 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Steve Cohe  more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Bill to Support Workers Who Are Subject to Employment Loss
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5205) to amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to support workers who are subject to an employment loss. The bill was introduced on Nov. 20 and was co-sponsored by Rep. David Trone, D-Md. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Tim Ryan, 1126 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5261; or in the district offices at 197 W. M  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. Sherrill Introduces Bill to Extend Expensing of Environmental Remediation Costs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5215) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend expensing of environmental remediation costs. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y., Jim Himes, D-Conn., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, 1208 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC  more

Rep. Turner Introduces Bill to Change Calendar Period of Federal Fiscal Year
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5264) to change the calendar period of the Federal fiscal year. The bill was introduced on Nov. 22. It was jointly referred to the House Budget and Oversight and Reform committees. For more information, Rep. Michael R. Turner, 2082 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6465; or in the district office at 120 W. 3rd St., Ste. 305, Dayton, OH 45402; 937/225-2843.  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Amend Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2938) to amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to support workers who are subject to an employment loss. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Patty Murray, D-Wash. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Sherrod Brown, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 2  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill to Reauthorize National Heritage Areas
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2952) to reauthorize certain National Heritage Areas. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The legislation was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. S  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. McSally Introduces Bill to Prohibit Use of Animal Testing for Cosmetics
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (S. 2886) to "prohibit the use of animal testing for cosmetics and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals." The bill was introduced on Nov. 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Martha McSally, B40-D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington  more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill on Consumer Recycling Education, Outreach Grant
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2941) to "require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a consumer recycling education and outreach grant program." The bill was introduced on Nov. 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, and Todd Young, R-Ind. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman,   more

Sen. Portman Introduces Bill to Reauthorize National Aviation Heritage Area
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 2940) to amend the National Aviation Heritage Area Act to reauthorize the National Aviation Heritage Area. The bill was introduced on Nov. 21. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3353; or in the state at 37 W. Broad St., Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43215; 614/469-6774; 312 Walnut St.  more