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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 17 items )  

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. DelBene Introduces Bill to Ensure Coverage of Breakthrough Devices Under Medicare Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5333) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on Dec. 6 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., and Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.   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. Khanna Introduces Bill to Authorize State Approving Agencies to Carry Out Outreach Activities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5284) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to authorize State approving agencies to carry out outreach activities. The bill was introduced on Dec. 3 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Andrew Kim, D-N.J., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Paul Cook, R-Calif. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Ro Khanna, 221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2631; or in the di  more

Rep. Larson Introduces Bill to Clarify Mailing Requirement Relating to Social Security Account Statements
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5306) to amend title XI of the Social Security Act "to clarify the mailing requirement relating to social security account statements." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. John Larson, 1501 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2265; or in the district offi  more

Rep. Lawson Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5287) to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act "to prohibit debt collectors from collecting on certain Federal student loan debt when the borrower would not be required to make payments under an income-driven repayment plan." The bill was introduced on Dec. 3. It was jointy referred to the House Financial Services, Judiciary and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Al Lawson, 1406 Longwo  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. 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. Ryan Introduces Bill to Amend Child Nutrition Act of 1966
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5308) to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to eliminate reduced price breakfasts and lunches and to require that the income guidelines for determining eligibility for free breakfasts and free lunches be 200 percent of the poverty-level." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Debbie Dingell,  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to End Immigrant Visa Backlog
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5327) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end the immigrant visa backlog. The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth House Office Buiding, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3931; or in the district office at 7700 N. Kendall Drive, Ste. 605, Miami,  more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill on Procurement of Goods, Services Necessary for Government Agencies Operations
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5329) to "require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5792; or in the district offices at 226  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

Rep. Waltz Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5310) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to direct the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations to allow emergency response providers to use mobile commissaries or exchange store deployed to an area covered by a declaration of a major disaster or emergency under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Xochitl Torres Smal  more

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Amend Head Start Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 2996) to amend the Head Start Act to authorize block grants to States for prekindergarten education. The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Mike Lee, 361-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-544  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Extend Termination of Sanctions to Venezuela
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 2977) to "extend the termination of sanctions with respect to Venezuela under the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014." The bill was introduced on Dec. 4 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Robert Menendez, 528 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-4744; or in the st  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Qualified Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 2994) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to require information reporting with respect to the qualified opportunity zone tax incentives enacted by the 2017 tax reform legislation, to require public reports related to such tax incentives." The bill was introduced on Dec. 5 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Todd Young, R-Ind., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa,   more