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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 22 items )  

Rep. Bacon Introduces Bill to Improve Transparency of Budget of Air Force
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6229) to improve the transparency of the budget of the Air Force. The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and Austin Scott, R-Ga. It was referred to the House Budget Committee. For more information, Rep. Don Bacon, 1024 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4155; or in the district office at 13906 Gold Circle, Ste.  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. 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. Cardenas Introduces Bill on Laboratory Reimbursement for Diagnostic Testing for Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6232) to "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the National Disaster Medical System, to provide for certain laboratory reimbursement for diagnostic testing for coronavirus in uninsured individuals." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For mo  more

Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Preserve Patient Access to Home Infusion Therapy
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6218) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to clarify congressional intent and preserve patient access to home infusion therapy under the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., and Robin Kelly, D-Ill. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce  more

Rep. Escobar Introduces Bill to Establish Castner Range National Monument
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6234) to "designate the Castner Range in the State of Texas, to establish the Castner Range National Monument." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was jointly referred to the House Natural Resources and Armed Services committees. For more information, Rep. Veronica Escobar, 1505 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4831; or in the district office at Wells Fargo Plaza, 221 N.  more

Rep. Gallagher Introduces Bill on Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6152) 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 adversar  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. Green Introduces Bill to Limit Employers From Requiring Employees to Use Vacation Leave Before Using Sick Leave
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6189) to "limit employers from requiring employees to use vacation leave before using sick leave." The bill was introduced on March 11. It was jointly referred to the House Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform, Administration and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Al Green, 2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7508; or in the district office at 3003 S. Loop W., Ste.   more

Rep. Kilmer Introduces Bill on Federal Employee Collective Bargaining
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6246) to "provide that certain Executive Orders with respect to Federal employee collective bargaining shall have no force or effect." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Filemon Vela, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Derek Kilmer, 1410 Long  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. 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

Rep. Pappas Introduces Bill to Provide Coverage for 30-Day Refill of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6193) to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act "to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide benefits under such plan or such coverage for a 30-day refill of prescription drugs to individuals who reside in emergency areas during emergency periods." The bill was introduced on March 11 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Colin Al  more

Rep. Peterson Introduces Bill to Reauthorize CFTC
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6197) to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The bill was introduced on March 11 and was co-sponsored by Reps. David Scott, D-Ga., K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Austin Scott, R-Ga. It was referred to the House Agriculture Committee. For more information, Rep. Collin C. Peterson, 2204 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2165; or in the district offices at 714   more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill on Reciprocal Marketing Approval of Drugs
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6258) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Chip Roy, 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4236; or   more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill on Reciprocal Marketing Approval of Drugs, Biological Products
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6260) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Rules committees. For more information, Rep. Chip Roy, 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515  more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill to Allow Veterans to Receive Primary Care
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6259) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to provide veteran health savings accounts to allow veterans to receive primary care furnished under non-Department direct primary care service arrangements." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Chip Roy, 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washing  more

Rep. Weber Introduces Bill to Facilitate Screening, Criminal History Background Checks
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6186) to "facilitate screening and criminal history background checks for individuals seeking access to qualified chemical and refining infrastructure entities." The bill was introduced on March 10. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Randy Weber, 107 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2831; or in the district offices at 350 Pine St., Ste. 730, B  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. Cornyn Introduces Bill to Designate Murphy Post Office Building
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3461) to "designate the facility of the U.S. Postal Service located at 2600 Wesley Street in Greenville, Texas, as the Audie Murphy Post Office Building." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. John Cornyn, 517 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 2051  more

Sen. Jones Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Deposit Insurance Act
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., has introduced legislation (S. 3441) to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act "to provide exceptions to the prohibition on participation by individuals convicted of certain offenses." The bill was introduced on March 11 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Doug Jones, 330 Hart Sen  more

Sen. Udall Introduces Bill to Improve Health of Border Area Residents
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (S. 3436) 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 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. It was r  more