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Bill Introductions Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Absent Uniformed Services Voters
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5840) to amend the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act "to ensure that absent uniformed services voters serving at diplomatic and consular posts of the U.S. are able to receive and transmit balloting materials in the same manner and with the same rights and protections as other absent uniformed services voters under such Act." The bill was introduced on Feb. 11 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors   more

Rep. Graves Introduces Bill on Federally Financed Airport Development Projects
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5912) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to permit the use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves, R-La. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Sam Graves, 1135 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7041;  more

Rep. Hartzler Introduces Bill on Student Loan Interest Deduction Limitation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5863) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow married couples to apply the student loan interest deduction limitation separately to each spouse." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Garamendi, D-Calif., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Donald W. Norcross, D-N.J., Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Jason Sm  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. Lesko Introduces DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., has introduced the DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act (H.R. 5828) to support remediation of illicit cross-border tunnels. The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., and Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5828/text. For more information, Rep  more

Rep. McCarthy Introduces Bill on Exemption From Social Security Coverage
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5904) to "allow a period in which members of the clergy may revoke their exemption from Social Security coverage." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, 2468 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2915; or in the   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

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. Wagner Introduces Bill on Child Care Payments
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5837) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to permit treatment of child care payments as elective deferrals for purposes of employer matching contributions." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ann Wagner, 2350 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1621;  more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill to Prioritize Investigation of Federal Firearms Offenses
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5836) to "direct the Attorney General to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of Federal firearms offenses." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ann Wagner, 2350 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1621; or in the district office at 301 Sovereign Court, Ste. 201, Ballwin, MO 63011; 636/779-5449.  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Permit Visiting Dignitaries From Taiwan to Display Flag of China
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3310) to "permit visiting dignitaries and service members from Taiwan to display the flag of the Republic of China." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Todd Young, R-Ind., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rick Scott, R-Fla., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. The legislation was referred to the Senate   more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill on Research, Analysis of Trafficking in Persons
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3319) to "reauthorize comprehensive research and statistical review and analysis of trafficking in persons and commercial sex acts." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Josh Hawley, 212 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6154; or in   more

Sen. Lee Introduces Bill to Restrict Availability of Funds to Organizations Associated With Abortion Industry
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (S. 3259) to "restrict the availability of Federal funds to organizations associated with the abortion industry." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and has 22 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Tim Scott, R-S  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