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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 10 items )  

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. Horn Introduces Bill to Improve Documentation of Incarcerated Veterans
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5973) to "direct the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to establish a pilot program to help State prisons and local jails improve the documentation of incarcerated veterans." The bill was introduced on Feb. 26 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Tom Cole, R-Okla., Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Jason Crow, D-Colo., Ed Case, D-Hawaii, Rick   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. Ratcliffe Introduces Bill to Designate Hall Post Office
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5987) to "designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located at 909 West Holiday Drive in Fate, Texas, as the Ralph Hall Post Office." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Will Hurd, R-Texas, Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Roger Williams, R-Texas, Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Marc Veasey, D-Tex  more

Rep. Ratcliffe Introduces Bill to Designate Murphy Post Office Building
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 5988) to "designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located at 2600 Wesley Street in Greenville, Texas, as the Audie Murphy Post Office Building." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and has 35 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Will Hurd, R-Texas, Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Roger Williams, R-Texas, Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Marc   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. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Improve Parent-Child Relationships
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3325) 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 agreements for noncustodial parents in uncontested agreements." The bill was introduced on Feb. 24 and was co-sponsored by  more

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Support Multidisciplinary Research on Science of Suicide
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3351) to "direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support multidisciplinary research on the science of suicide, and to advance the knowledge and understanding of issues that may be associated with several aspects of suicide including intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to areas such as wellbeing, resilience, and vulnerability." The bill was introduced on Feb. 27 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ja  more

Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill on Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizens, Nationals in Lebanon
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (S. 3327) to "require the imposition of sanctions with respect to officials of the Government of Lebanon responsible for the wrongful or unlawful detention of citizens and nationals of the U.S. held in Lebanon." The bill was introduced on Feb. 24 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, 506 Hart Senate Office  more