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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Del. Holmes-Norton Introduces Bill on National Children's Museum
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5919) to amend title 40, U.S. Code, "to require the Administrator of General Services to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children's Museum to provide the National Children's Museum rental space without charge in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rod  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Funding for Safety Projects
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5891) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "with respect to funding for certain safety projects." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Andre Carson, D-Ind. The legislation was referred to the House Transportation and In  more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill on Local School Wellness Policies
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5892) to amend section 9A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to require that local school wellness policies include a requirement that students receive 50 hours of school nutrition education per school year." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Eri  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. Maloney Introduces Bill on Technical Corrections Relating to Parental Leave for Federal Employees
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5885) to make technical corrections relating to parental leave for Federal employees. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Pete King, R-N.Y., Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, Peter A. De  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. Richmond Introduces State & Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., has introduced the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act (H.R. 5823) to "establish a program to make grants to States to address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems of State, local, Tribal, or territorial governments." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger,   more

Rep. Ruppersberger Introduces Bill on Grant Program Supporting Trauma Center Violence Intervention
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5855) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, 2206 Rayburn House Office Building, Washing  more

Rep. Trone Introduces Bill to Strengthen Mental Health Collaboration in Communities
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. David Trone, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5909) to strengthen mental health collaboration in communities. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. John H. Rutherford, R-Fla., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., and Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. David Trone, 1213 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-  more

Sen. Carper Introduces Bill to Set National Goal of Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 3269) to "set and meet a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by not later than 2050." The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and has 33 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Eliminate Asset Limits Employed by Federally-Funded Public Assistance Programs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 3276) to "eliminate asset limits employed by certain Federally-funded means-tested public assistance programs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Robert Casey Jr., D-  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. Murkowski Introduces Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking, Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 3307) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide for the implementation of curricula for training students, teachers, parents, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking and exploitation in children and youth." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Margaret W  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Issuance of Unique Health Identifier
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3290) to amend title XI of the Social Security Act "to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to verify whether a health care provider is licensed in good standing before issuing the provider a unique health identifier." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev. It was referred to the Senate Finance Co  more

Sen. Sullivan Introduces Bill on U.S-China Relationship
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation (S. 3262) to "state the policy of the U.S. regarding the need for reciprocity in the relationship between the U.S. and People's Republic of China." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Dan Sullivan, 302 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; 202/224-3004; or in the stat  more

Sen. Young Introduces Bill to Improve Operation of Organ Procurement Network
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 3317) to improve the operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Todd Young, 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-5623; or in the state at 251 N.   more