Wednesday - September 23, 2020
Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 19 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. Budd Introduces Bill to Ensure Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6099) to "ensure equal treatment of faith-based organizations participating in programs of the Department of Health and Human Services." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, Rick Allen, R-Ga., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Dan Bishop, R-N.C., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Brian Babin, R-Texas, Jim Banks, R-Ind., J  more

Rep. Cox Introduces Bill to Revise Definition of Vietnam Era
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. TJ Cox, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6082) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to revise the definition of Vietnam era for purposes of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on March 4 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jim Baird, R-Ind., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Brian J. Mast, R-Fla., Max Rose, D-N.Y., and Dean Phillips, D-Minn. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. TJ Cox, 1  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. 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. Jackson Lee Introduces Bill to Clarify Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6100) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation." The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. 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, H  more

Rep. Latta Introduces Bill on Credentialing Opportunities On-Line Programs
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6115) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to establish performance measures regarding the Credentialing Opportunities On-Line programs of the Armed Forces." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y  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. Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill on Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6116) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 "to make the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection an independent Consumer Financial Protection Commission." The bill was introduced on March 5 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Andy Barr, R-Ky  more

Rep. McCaul Introduces Bill to Promote Empowerment, Prosperity of Women Globally
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6117) to promote the empowerment, development, and prosperity of women globally. The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Michael T. McCaul, 2001 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2401; or in the district o  more

Rep. McNerney Introduces Bill to Improve Oversight of Wireless, Broadcast Emergency Alert Systems
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6096) to "improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems." The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Pete Olson, R-Texas, and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. For more information, Rep. Jerry McNerney  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. Napolitano Introduces Bill to Alleviate Stress of Border Agents
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6075) 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 Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Filemon Vela, D-Texas, and Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Ju  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. 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. Torres Small Introduces Bill to Improve Health of Border Area Residents
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6070) to "establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats." The bill was introduced on March 3 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Filemon Vela, D-Texas, S  more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill to Create Non-Immigrant Work Visa Program for Agricultural Workers
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6083) to "create a non-immigrant H-2C work visa program for agricultural workers, to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system." The bill was introduced on March 4 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Glenn W. Thompson, R-Pa., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., David Rouzer, R-N.C., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., M  more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill on Foreign Investment Transactions
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 3386) to "require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. to consider whether a foreign person that is a party to a transaction undergoing review by the Committee is connected to a foreign country that has installed information and communications technology designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of, a foreign adversary." Th  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Amend Title II of Social Security Act
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3401) to amend title II of the Social Security Act "to replace the windfall elimination provision with a formula equalizing benefits for certain individuals with non-covered employment." The bill was introduced on March 5 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Ted Cruz, 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202  more