Thursday - October 1, 2020
Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Support Civilian-Led Democratic Transition in Sudan
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6094) to "support a civilian-led democratic transition, promote accountability for human rights abuses, and encourage fiscal transparency in Sudan." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Karen Bass, D-Calif., Chris Smith, R-N.J., James McGovern, D-Mass., Daniel Kildee, D-Mich., and Barbara Lee, D-Calif. The legislation was jointly refe  more

Rep. Lee Introduces Bill to Modernize Laws With Respect to People Living With HIV, AIDS
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6054) to "modernize laws and policies, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS." The bill was introduced on March 2 and has 30 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Bill Foster, D-Ill., Raul M.   more

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill to to Amend Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6088) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to prohibit the distribution of materially deceptive audio or visual media prior to an election for Federal office." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch,  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Ensure Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products for Peace Corps Volunteers
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6118) to amend the Peace Corps Act to ensure access "to menstrual hygiene products for Peace Corps volunteers." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Jim Costa, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, James McGovern, D-Ma  more

Rep. Pappas Introduces Bill to Provide Child Care to Individuals Receiving Services at American Job Centers
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6069) to "establish a competitive program to make grants to States to provide child care to individuals receiving services at American Job Centers." The bill was introduced on March 3 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Ron Kind, D-Wis., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Julia Brownley, D-Ca  more

Rep. Pocan Introduces Bill to Require Fair Pay for Workers
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6120) to "require fair pay for workers employed by companies who provide meat, meat food products, poultry, poultry food products, and processed food to the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Debra Haala  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Coordinate Support for Survivors of Sexual Trauma
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6125) to "direct the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to coordinate support for survivors of sexual trauma." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Chris Pappas, D-N.H., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., James McGovern, D-Mass., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was   more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Prohibit Amtrak From Including Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Contracts of Carriage
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3400) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to prohibit Amtrak from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts of carriage." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 12 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Bernie Sanders, I-V  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill on Creation of Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3370) to "conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal coronavirus vaccine." The bill was introduced on March 2. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 2  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Build Safe Options for Bicycles, Walkers
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3391) to "direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out an active transportation investment program to make grants to eligible applicants to build safe and connected options for bicycles and walkers within and between communities." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Protect Children Interests on Internet
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3411) to keep children safe and protect their interests on the internet. The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Fe  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Essex National Heritage Area
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3381) to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area. The bill was introduced on March 3 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 222 Milliken Blv  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Alleviate Stress, Provide Education for Border Agents
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3392) to "expand and improve access to trauma-informed mental health interventions for newly arriving immigrants at the border, to alleviate the stress of and provide education for border agents." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more inf  more

Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill to Amend Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 3397) to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 "by establishing a program to support the modernization, renovation, or repair of career and technical education facilities, to enable schools serving grades 6 through 12 that are located in rural areas or that serve Native American students to remodel or build new facilities to provide STEM classrooms and laboratories and support high-speed interne  more