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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Bonamici Introduces Bill on Hydropower, Marine Energy R&D
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6084) to "provide for a program of hydropower, pumped storage, and marine energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Ted Deutch, D-Fla., David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information,   more

Rep. Cox Introduces Bill to Support Modernization of Career, Technical Education Facilities
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. TJ Cox, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6109) 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 internet."   more

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Provide for Increased Audits for IRS
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6076) to "provide for increased audits, improved technology infrastructure, and increased staff for the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of reducing the tax gap." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Appropriations Committee. For more information, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, 2134 Rayburn  more

Rep. Kinzinger Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Packaging & Labeling Act
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6044) to amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act "to require that Federal and State mandated information declarations and labeling requirements applicable to the chemical composition of, and radiation emitted by, consumer products meet minimum scientific standards to deliver accurate and clear information." The bill was introduced on March 2 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. It was referred t  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. 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. Peters Introduces Bill to Reduce Drug Shortages
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6080) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to reduce drug shortages." The bill was introduced on March 4 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, Richard Hudson, R-N.C., and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committ  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. Manchin Introduces Bill to Protect Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 3374) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records." The bill was introduced on March 3 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Kam  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

Sen. Schatz Introduces Bill to Improve Enforcement of Fines, Monetary Bail
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 3375) to amend the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 "to provide technical assistance and training to State and local courts to improve the constitutional and equitable enforcement of fines, fees, and monetary bail." The bill was introduced on March 3 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Authorize Appropriate Disclosure of Classified Information
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3402) to amend chapter 37 of title 18, U.S. Code, "to authorize appropriate disclosure of classified information, to appropriately limit the scope of the offense of disclosing classified information." The bill was introduced on March 5. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5244; or in the state at 70  more