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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 3 items )  

GAO Issues Report on Wildland Fire, Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on wildland fire. The report (GAO-20-52) is titled "Federal Agencies' Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fuels and Lower Risk to Communities and Ecosystems". The report was sent to Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, The Honorable Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen.  more

Rep. Sewell's RURAL Act is Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 -- Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation will preserve access to rural broadband grants and FEMA disaster relief * * * President Trump signed into law Friday the RURAL Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) to help preserve jobs and encourage infrastructure development by maintaining tax-exempt cooperative organizations' access to government grants and assistance, including FEMA disaster relief and funding t  more

Reps. Wexton, McEachin Call for Replacement of Virginia's Robert E. Lee Statue at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Virginia, issued the following news release: Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) wrote to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, calling for the replacement of Virginia's statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, housed in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol Building. The National Statuary Hall Collection consists of two statues donated by each state, with 100 statues total in the coll  more