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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Rep. Axne Introduces Bill to Amend Securities Act of 1934
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5933) to amend the Securities Act of 1934 to require country-by-country reporting. The bill was introduced on Feb. 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Cindy Axne, 330 Cannon House Office Building; Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5476; or in the district offi  more

Rep. Brooks Introduces Bill to Address Interstate Transportation of Firearms
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5935) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, "to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Steve Watkins, R-Kan., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Jody Hice,   more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill on Support for Basic Human Rights of Women in South Sudan
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5941) to "require that activities carried out by the U.S. in South Sudan relating to governance, reconstruction and development, and refugee relief and assistance will support the basic human rights of women and women's participation and leadership in these areas." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 207  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer R&D
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5939) to "provide for research and education with respect to triple-negative breast cancer." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3816; or in the district offices at 1919 Smith St., Ste. 1180, Houston, TX 77002; 713/655-0050; 6719 W. Mo  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Amend Military Selective Service Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5945) to amend the Military Selective Service Act "to ensure that the records of persons registered pursuant to that Act are updated to remove persons who are deceased, receiving supplemental security income benefits due to a disability, or otherwise no longer eligible for induction, and to permit the induction of persons who have been convicted of nonviolent offenses." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21.   more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Ex-President Johnson
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5940) to "award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the U.S. whose visionary leadership secured passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, Social Security Amendments Act (Medicare) of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Higher Education Act of 1965, and Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Fi  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Enable Communities to Learn About Historical Movements in U.S.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5944) to "establish the History Is Learned from the Living grant program to enable communities to learn about historical movements in the U.S. in the past century through the oral histories of community members who participated in those movements." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Enhance Federal Enforcement of Hate Crimes
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5943) to enhance Federal enforcement of hate crimes. The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3816; or in the district offices at 1919 Smith St., Ste. 1180, Houston, TX 77002; 713/655-0050; 6719 W. Montgomery, Ste. 204, Houston, TX 77091; 713/691-488  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Establish Cybersecurity On-the-Job Training & Employment Apprentice Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5942) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 "to establish a DHS Cybersecurity On-the-Job Training and Employment Apprentice Program." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Homeland Security Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3816; or in the district offices at 1919 Smith St., Ste. 1180,  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Promote Education About Jazz
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5946) to "preserve knowledge and promote education about jazz in the U.S. and abroad." The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was jointly referred to the House Administration and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3816; or in the district offices at 1919 Smith St., Ste. 1180, Houston, TX 77002; 71  more

Rep. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Reauthorize DOD Mentor-Protege Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5938) to reauthorize the Department of Defense mentor-protege program. The bill was introduced on Feb. 21. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 2079 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3816; or in the district offices at 1919 Smith St., Ste. 1180, Houston, TX 77002; 713/655-0050; 6719 W. Montgomery, Ste. 204, Houston  more