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Bill Introductions Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Establish Postsecondary Education Loan Borrower Bill of Rights
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5294) to amend the Truth in Lending Act "to establish a postsecondary education loan borrower bill of rights and to require certain creditors to obtain private loan certifications from institutions of higher education, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to issue rules to establish standards for reporting information related to student loans to consumer rep  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5349) to "prevent the changing of regulations governing the provision of waivers under the supplemental nutrition assistance program." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and has 99 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ada  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Remove College Cost as Barrier to Every Student
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5350) to "remove college cost as a barrier to every student having access to a well-prepared and diverse educator workforce." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Bobby L. Rush  more

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bill to Maintain Digital, Software Development Expertise in DOD Workforce
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5353) to "establish a policy to promote and maintain digital and software development expertise in the workforce of the Department of Defense." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, 1218 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4315; or in the d  more

Rep. Marshall Introduces Bill to Remove Short-Barreled Rifles From Definition of Firearms
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5289) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to remove short-barreled rifles from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act." The bill was introduced on Dec. 3 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Don Young, R-Alaska, Austin Scott, R-Ga., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Steve Watkins, R-Kan., Br  more

Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill on National Institute for Research on Safety & Quality
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5295) to "consolidate activities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality into the National Institutes of Health as the National Institute for Research on Safety and Quality." The bill was introduced on Dec. 4. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Mark Meadows, 2160 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6401; or in the district offi  more

Rep. Nadler Introduces Bill on Assistance for Common Interest Communities Damaged Major Disaster
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5337) to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act "to provide assistance for common interest communities, condominiums, and housing cooperatives damaged by a major disaster." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David Rouzer, R-N.C., Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., and Pete King, R-N.Y. It was referred to the House Tr  more

Rep. Rice Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Water Pollution Control Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5341) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act "with respect to citizen suits and the specification of disposal sites." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Andy Harris, R-Md., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., Trent K  more

Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Individual's Texture, Style of Hair
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5309) to "prohibit discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., William Clay Jr  more

Rep. Walker Introduces Bill on Above-the-Line Deductions for Charitable Contributions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5293) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow above-the-line deductions for charitable contributions for individuals not itemizing deductions." The bill was introduced on Dec. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Posey, R-Fla., Scott R. Tipton, R-Colo., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more   more

Sen. Tillis Introduces Bill to Seize Imported Merchandise That Infringes Design Patent
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2987) to "authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize imported merchandise that infringes a design patent." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Thom Tillis, 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-634  more