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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Rep. Dingell Introduces Bill to Eliminate Repatriation Loan Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5895) to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 "to eliminate the repatriation loan program." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Debbie Dingell, 116 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4071; or in the district offices at 19855 W. Oute  more

Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Reduce E-Cigarette Use by Students
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5886) to "direct the Secretary of Education to develop resources to reduce e-cigarette use by students on campuses of institutions of higher education." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Lori Trahan, D-Mass., Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Andre Carson  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Award Grants to Participate in Decisions Impacting Health, Safety of Communities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5842) to "authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants to entities to enable such entities to participate in decisions impacting the health and safety of their communities in connection with the release of certain hazardous air pollutants and the permitting of solid waste disposal facilities and hazardous waste facilities." The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and was  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Streamline Enrollment Under Medicaid Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5900) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to streamline enrollment under the Medicaid program of certain providers across State lines." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., and Ben Lujan, D-N.M. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, 304 Cannon House Office Build  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill to Repeal Impediments to Administration of Firearms Laws
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5917) to repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws. The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Earl Blum  more

Rep. Lowenthal Introduces Bill to Reduce Production of Single-Use Plastic Products
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5845) to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act "to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, to improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, to prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering into animal and human food chains and waterways." The bill was in  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Amend Regulations Concerning Day-Night Average Sound Level
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5874) to "require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to amend regulations concerning the day-night average sound level." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J.  more

Rep. Neal Introduces Bill on Medical Care Provider Investor Reporting
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5825) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting by certain investors with respect to certain specified medical care providers." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5825/text. For more information, Rep. Richard E. Neal, 2309 Raybu  more

Rep. Neal Introduces Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., has introduced the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826) to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title XI of the Social Security Act "to prevent certain cases of out-of- network surprise medical bills, strengthen health care consumer protections, and improve health care information transparency." The bill w  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Federal Excise Tax on Petroleum
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3315) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to clarify that products derived from tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the federal excise tax on petroleum." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Di  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Seek Diplomatic Resolution to Iran's Nuclear Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3314) to seek a diplomatic resolution to Iran's nuclear program. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or  more

Sen. McConnell Introduces Bill to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (S. 3275) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children. The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., James Risch, R-Idaho, James Lankford, R-Okla., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Kennedy, R-La., Mike Crapo, R  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Repeal Impediments to Administration of Firearms Laws
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3299) to repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. The legislation was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information  more