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Bill Introductions Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Rep. Baird Introduces Bill on R&D Programs That Focus on Industries of Future
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6145) to "increase the capacity of research and development programs of the Federal Government that focus on industries of the future." The bill was introduced on March 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., and Haley Stevens, D-Mich. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Jim Baird, 532 Cannon House Office Building,  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 Establish National Artificial Intelligence Initiative
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6216) to establish the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Pete Olson, R-Texas, Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., and Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 2306 Rayburn Office Buildi  more

Rep. Cole Introduces Bill to Expand Benefits Available Under Tricare Extended Health Care Option Program
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6148) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to expand benefits available under the Tricare Extended Health Care Option program." The bill was introduced on March 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Tom Cole, 2207 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6165; or in the district offices at 100 E. 13th St.,   more

Rep. Gallego Introduces Bill to Amend Indian Health Care Improvement Act
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6237) to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act "to clarify the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to reimburse the Indian Health Service for certain health care services." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. It was jointly referred to the House Natural Resources and Energy and Commerce committees. For mo  more

Rep. Gallego Introduces Bill to Provide for Freedom of Association Protections
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6236) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide for certain freedom of association protections." The bill was introduced on March 12 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Bill Flores, R-Texas, Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Steve Womack, R-Ark., T  more

Rep. Matsui Introduces Bill to Transfer National Service Educational Awards to Family Members
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6251) to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 "to allow participants in specified service positions to transfer national service educational awards to family members." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David E. Price, D-N.C., and Tom Cole, R-Okla. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Doris O. Matsui, 2311 Rayb  more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on Emergency Paid Leave Benefits to Individuals Affected by Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6198) to "provide emergency paid leave benefits to certain individuals affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)." The bill was introduced on March 11. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, 1710 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4035; or in the district offices at 225 E. Robinson, Ste. 525, Orlando, FL 32801; 888/205-5  more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill to Modify Requirements in Disposition of Surplus Real Property
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6128) to amend title 40, U.S. Code, "to modify certain requirements for Federal agencies in the disposition of surplus real property." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Johnson, R-La., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Dan Bishop, R-N.C., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Glenn R. Grothman, R-Wis., Kevin Hern, R-Okla.  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. Inhofe Introduces Bill to Amend Packers & Stockyards Act of 1921
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (S. 3419) to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, "to provide for the establishment of a trust for the benefit of all unpaid cash sellers of livestock." The bill was introduced on March 9 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Steve Daines, R-Mont., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Chuck Gras  more