Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Rep. Blunt Rochester Introduces Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office Dedication Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., has introduced the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office Dedication Act (H.R. 5972) to "designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located at 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1, in Wilmington, Delaware, as the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Gwen Moore, D-Wis.,   more

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Identify Set of Meteorological Information
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5994) to "require the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to identify a consistent, Federal set of best available forward-looking meteorological information and to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to convene an effort to make such set available, with advice and technical assistance, to standards-developing organizations." The bill was introduced on   more

Rep. Courtney Introduces Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor & the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has introduced the Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5975) to "reauthorize The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Richard E. Neal, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.   more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Conduct Study Regarding Toxic Exposure by Armed Forces Members
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5957) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study regarding toxic exposure by members of the Armed Forces deployed to Karshi Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry regarding such exposure." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass. It was jointly referred to the House Veterans' Affairs and Armed S  more

Rep. Grijalva Introduces Bill to Restore Environmental Justice, Civil Rights
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5986) to "restore, reaffirm, and reconcile environmental justice and civil rights, provide for the establishment of the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Compliance and Enforcement." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Donald A. McEachin, R-Va., Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Debra Haa  more

Rep. Khanna Introduces Bill on Inclusion of Gender Neutral Designation in Passport
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5962) to "require the Secretary of State to require the inclusion of a gender neutral designation in a passport, passport card, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Jared Huff  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Award Grants to Establish Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5965) to "direct the Secretary of Energy to award grants to establish Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Bill Foster, D-Ill. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Ben Lujan, 2323 Rayburn House Office Buildi  more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Restore Modernize National Laboratories
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5966) to "direct the Secretary of Energy to fund projects to restore and modernize the National Laboratories." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J. The legislation was referred to the House Sc  more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill on Medical Leave, Pension Plans
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5991) to "extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Katie Porter, D-Calif., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. It was jointly referred to the House Education and Labor, Administration, Oversight and Reform, Ways and Me  more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill to Improve Oversight of Private Charter Management Organizations
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5984) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "to improve oversight of private charter management organizations." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Sylvia Garcia, D-T  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Require More Accountability in Airline Industry
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3337) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to require more accountability in the airline industry." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Tom Udall, D-N.M. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard Blumenthal at 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2823; or in  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (***) to "reauthorize The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area." The bill was introduced on Feb. 25 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, 136 Hart Sen  more

Sen. Schumer Introduces Bill to Ensure Equitable Treatment in Workplace
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 3358) to "extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee  more