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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 14 items )  

Rep. Finkenauer Introduces Bill to Permanently Extend Children's Health Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6151) to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to "permanently extend the Children's Health Insurance Program." The bill was introduced on March 9 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce 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   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. Hastings Introduces Bill to Establish Leadership Institute for Transatlantic Engagement
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6239) to "establish the Leadership Institute for Transatlantic Engagement to develop a diverse community of transatlantic leaders at all levels of government, including emerging leaders, committed to democratic institutions." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, 2353 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC  more

Rep. Hastings Introduces Bill to Promote Diversity, Inclusion in Federal Workforce
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6240) to "establish a Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was jointly referred to the House Oversight and Reform, Administration and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, 2353 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1313; or in the district offices at 5701 N.W. 88th Ave.  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. Spano Introduces Bill to Allow Credit Against Tax for Telework
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6219) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow a credit against tax for telework." The bill was introduced on March 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ross Spano, 224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1252; or in the district offices at 124 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 304, Lakeland, FL 3  more

Rep. Steube Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6285) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to provide eligibility for TRICARE Select to veterans with service-connected disabilities." The bill was introduced on March 13. It was jointly referred to the House Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs committees. For more information, Rep. Greg Steube, 521 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5792; or in the district offices at 226 Taylor St., Ste. 23  more

Rep. Underwood Introduces Bill to Improve Maternity Care Coordination Provided by VA
WASHINGTON, March 11 -- Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6141) to "improve maternity care coordination provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on March 9 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Alma S. Adams, D-N.C. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Lauren Underwood, 1118 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8203; or in the district offic  more

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill to Impose Excise Tax on Extraction of Water for Bottling
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6185) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to impose an excise tax on the extraction of certain water for bottling." The bill was introduced on March 10. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 1114 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7931; or in the district offices  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill on Coverage of Testing for Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6213) to "provide for coverage (without cost sharing or utilization management requirements) under group health plans and individual and group health insurance coverage of testing for Coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 11 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Suza  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Ensure That Goods Made With Forced Labor Do Not Enter U.S. Market
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3471) to "ensure 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 12 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Todd Young, R-Ind., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ted Cruz, R-Texas,  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Reduce Excessive Appreciation of U.S. Residential Real Estate Due to Foreign Purchases
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3495) to "reduce the excessive appreciation of U.S. residential real estate due to foreign purchases." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850/599-9100; 201 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 3  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill on Health Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3439) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to permit high deductible health plans to divide the deductible between medical and drug costs for purposes of qualifying for health savings accounts." The bill was introduced on March 11 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washin  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Reimburse States for Cost of Operating Drive-Through Sites for Coronavirus Testing
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3498) to "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reimburse States for the cost of operating drive-through sites for coronavirus testing." The bill was introduced on March 12. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5274; or in the state at 111 N. Adams St., Ste  more