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Bill Introductions Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 23 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Prevent Maternal Mortality, Severe Morbidity
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6144) to "make investments in community-based organizations and other initiatives to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, especially for Black women." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ro   more

Rep. Barr Introduces Bill to Honor 100th Anniversary of Completion of Coinage of Morgan Dollar
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6192) to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to honor the 100th anniversary of completion of coinage of the Morgan Dollar and the 100th anniversary of commencement of coinage of the Peace Dollar." The bill was introduced on March 11 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., Mark Amodei, R-Nev., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Bradley Schne  more

Rep. Bernice Johnson Introduces Bill to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6138) to "improve maternal health outcomes, especially for underserved populations, through investments in technology." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Al Lawso  more

Rep. Davids Introduces Bill to Improve Data Collection on Maternal Mortality
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6165) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to improve data collection with respect to maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity." The bill was introduced on March 10 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Al Lawson, D-Fla., Aya  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Allow Earning of Paid Sick Time to Address Health Needs
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6150) to "allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 73 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Ma  more

Rep. Finkenauer Introduces Bill to Reauthorize State Trade Expansion Program
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6133) to "reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program of the Small Business Administration." The bill was introduced on March 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, 124 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2911; or in the district offices at 308 3rd St. S.E., Ste. 200, Cedar   more

Rep. Huizenga Introduces Bill to Temporarily Permit In-Person Meeting Requirements Under Securities Laws
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6242) to "temporarily permit certain in-person meeting requirements under the securities laws to be met by using videoconferencing, to allow for the electronic delivery of certain documents." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Andy Barr, R-Ky., J. French Hill, R-Ark., William Timmons, R-S.C., Bryan Steil, R  more

Rep. Kennedy Introduces Bill to Improve Maternal Mental, Behavioral Health Outcomes
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6143) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to improve maternal mental and behavioral health outcomes with a particular focus on outcomes for minority women." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., John Katko, R-N.Y., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Billy Long, R-Mo., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass. The legislation wa  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill on Current Expected Credit Losses Rule
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6249) to "temporarily prohibit the Federal financial regulators from requiring compliance with the Current Expected Credit Losses Rule by persons impacted by coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., Bryan Steil, R-Wis., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Roger Williams, R-Texas, and Denver Riggleman, R-Va. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services   more

Rep. McBath Introduces Bill to Address Social Determinants of Health for Women in Prenatal, Postpartum Periods
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6132) to "address social determinants of health for women in the prenatal and postpartum periods." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., John Lewis, D-Ga., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Al Lawson, D-Fla., and   more

Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill on Goods Made With Forced Labor in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6210) "ensuring that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the U.S. market." The bill was introduced on March 11 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Mike Gallagher,   more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill to Establish X-Prize for Creating Effective Coronavirus Vaccine
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6253) to "expand certain securities exemptions to respond to COVID-19, to establish an X-prize for creating an effective coronavirus vaccine." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. It was referred to the House Financial Services and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Rep. P  more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill to Provide Exemption for Micro-Offering Transactions
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6252) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 "to provide an exemption for certain micro-offering transactions." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, 2004 Rayburn House Office Building, Wash  more

Rep. McHenry Introduces Bill to Temporarily Preempt Provisions of State Law With Respect to Wage Rates, Benefits
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6254) to "require the Securities and Exchange Commission to extend exemptions for securities offered as part of employee pay to other individuals providing labor or services for remuneration, to temporarily preempt certain provisions of State law with respect to wage rates and benefits." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Steve Stivers, R-  more

Rep. Moore Introduces Bill to Grow, Diversify Perinatal Workforce
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6164) to grow and diversify the perinatal workforce. The bill was introduced on March 10 and has 9 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Al Lawson, D-Fla., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Energy   more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill on Improved Care, Protection to Incarcerated Mothers
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6129) to provide improved care and protection to incarcerated mothers. The bill was introduced on March 9 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Al Lawson, D-Fla., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred   more

Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill on Perinatal Care Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6137) to "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish and implement a Perinatal Care Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., William Cla  more

Rep. Smith Introduces Bill to Prohibit Price Gouging During State of Emergency Declaration
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6264) to prohibit price gouging during a state of emergency declaration. The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Jason Smith, 2418 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4404; or in the district offices at 22 E. Columbia St., Farmington, MO 63640; 573/756-9755; 2502 T  more

Rep. Underwood Introduces Bill to End Preventable Maternal Mortality, Severe Morbidity
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6142) to "end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the U.S. and close disparities in maternal health outcomes." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Gwen Moore, D  more

Rep. Wagner Introduces Bill to Require Business Continuity Planning for Insured Depository Institutions
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6269) to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act "to require business continuity planning for insured depository institutions." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Bryan Steil, R-Wis., William Timmons, R-S.C., J. French Hill, R-Ark., Andy Barr, R-Ky., and Denver Riggleman, R-Va. The legis  more

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 3453) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to require program participation agreements between institutions of higher education and Hanban if a Confucius Institute operates on the campus of the institution." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rick Scott, R-Fla., James Lankford, R-Okla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Marco   more

Sen. Gardner Introduces Bill to Provide for Use of Amounts in National Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 3422) to amend title 54, U.S. Code, "to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water C  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Prohibit Downloading TikTok on Any Device Issued by U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3455) to "prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the U.S. or a government corporation." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Josh Hawley, 212 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6154; or in the state at 555 Independence St., Ste. 1600  more