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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill to Designate Doss Border Patrol Station
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5913) to "designate the Rocksprings Station of the U.S. Border Patrol located on West Main Street in Rocksprings, Texas, as the Donna M. Doss Border Patrol Station." The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, 102  more

Rep. Buck Introduces Bill to Restrict Grants for States That Grant Driver Licenses to Illegal Immigrants
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5862) to "restrict certain Federal grants for States that grant driver licenses to illegal immigrants and fail to share information about criminal aliens with the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., Jodey C. Ar  more

Rep. Crenshaw Introduces Bill on Advanced Carbon Capture R&D
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5864) to "establish and support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced carbon capture and utilization technologies at the Department of Energy." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, 413 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6565; or in the district offices   more

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. Foxx Introduces Bill to Restrict Availability of Funds to Organizations Associated With Abortion Industry
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5831) to "restrict the availability of Federal funds to organizations associated with the abortion industry." The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., Michael Guest, R-Miss., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Doug La  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill on Operation of Vehicles in Texas Highways
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5898) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "to modify the exception from requirements for the operation of vehicles on certain highways in the State of Texas." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, 1023 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D  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. 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. Westerman Introduces Bill to Establish Forest Management, Reforestation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5859) to "establish forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to the sequestration of greenhouse gases." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Robert J. Wittman, R-Va., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Andy Barr, R-Ky., Pete Stauber, R-Minn., Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Davi  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Establish Food, Nutrition Education in Schools
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3293) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to establish the Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Pilot Program." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. For more information, Sen. Cory Booker, 717 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3224; or in  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Establish Community Reentry Grant Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3312) to establish a crisis stabilization and community reentry grant program. The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2934; or in the state at 222 E. Van Buren, Ste. 404, Harlingen, TX 78550; 956/423-0162; Well  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Improve Parent-Child Relationships
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3283) to amend part D of title IV of the Social Security Act "to allow States to use incentive payments available under the child support enforcement program to improve parent-child relationships, increase child support collections, and improve outcomes for children by supporting parenting time arrangements for noncustodial parents in uncontested agreements." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12. It was referred to t  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. 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

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. Tillis Introduces Bill to Modify Eligibility Requirements for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (S. 3285) to "modify eligibility requirements for certain hazard mitigation assistance programs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 12 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Richard Burr, R-N.C., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, James Lankford, R-Okla., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. The legislation was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For mor  more

Sen. Toomey Introduces Bill on Investment Property Tax Deductions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3296) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to permanently allow a tax deduction at the time an investment in qualified property is made." The bill was introduced on Feb. 13 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., James Risch, R-Idaho, Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Cory  more