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

Rep. Dingell Introduces Bill to Assist Older Americans, People With Disabilities Affected by Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6305) to assist older Americans and people with disabilities affected by COVID-19. The bill was introduced on March 19 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., and Conor Lamb, D-Pa. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Appropriations, Budget and Energy and C  more

Rep. Jayapal Introduces Bill to Address Root Causes of Homelessness
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6308) to "address root causes of homelessness, meet the needs of community members experiencing harms from homelessness, transition communities towards providing housing for all, and ensure full democratic participation and inclusion of persons experiencing homelessness." The bill was introduced on March 19 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Ilhan O  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Provide Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3554) to provide assistance to small businesses impacted by Coronavirus. The bill was introduced on March 20 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. The legislation was referred to the Senate Small Bu  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Assist Older Americans, People With Disabilities Affected by Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3544) to assist older Americans and people with disabilities affected by COVID-19. The bill was introduced on March 19 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Margaret  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill on Microloan Program
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 3519) to "authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to subsidize payments on loans guaranteed under the 7(a) and 504 loan programs or made using funds under the microloan program." The bill was introduced on March 18 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jea  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Establish Contingency Plans for Elections for Federal Office
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3529) to "require States to establish contingency plans for the conduct of elections for Federal office in response to national disasters and emergencies." The bill was introduced on March 18 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Co  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Amend National Security Act of 1947
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3530) to amend the National Security Act of 1947 "to require the President to designate an employee of the National Security Council to be responsible for pandemic prevention and response." The bill was introduced on March 18. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 2051  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Suspend Inclusion in Gross Income of Social Security Benefits
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3528) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to suspend the inclusion in gross income of Social Security benefits." The bill was introduced on March 18. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 222 Milliken Blvd., Ste  more

Sen. Markey Introduces Bill to Waive Required Minimum Distribution Rules for Retirement Plans
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3527) to waive required minimum distribution rules for retirement plans in 2020. The bill was introduced on March 18 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and Steve Daines, R-Mont. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Edward J. Markey, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2742; or in the state at 975 President John F. Kenn  more

Sen. Moran Introduces Bill on Programs of Education Converted to Distance Learning
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (S. 3503) to "authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational institutions." The bill was introduced on March 16 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,   more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill to Provide Paid Sick Time to Address Health Needs
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 3513) to "provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families." The bill was introduced on March 17 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kam  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Establish Postmarket Reporting Requirements for Pharmaceuticals
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3538) to "require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the reliance by the Department of Defense on imports of certain pharmaceutical products made in part or in whole in certain countries, to establish postmarket reporting requirements for pharmaceuticals." The bill was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Christopher S. Murphy,  more

Sen. Schumer Introduces Bill to Prohibit Public Companies From Repurchasing Shares on Open Market
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 3540) to "prohibit public companies from repurchasing their shares on the open market." The bill was introduced on March 19 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, 322 Hart Senate Office Buil  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill on Strategic National Stockpile, Qualified Pandemic Products
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3514) to "ensure that facilities of the Indian Health Service, facilities operated by an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or inter-tribal consortium, and facilities operated by an urban Indian organization receive items from the strategic national stockpile and qualified pandemic or epidemic products directly from the Department of Health and Human Services." The bill was introduced on March 17 and was co-s  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Combat Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 3510) to "transfer all border wall funding to the Department of Health and Human Services and USAID to combat coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 17. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in the state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Fe  more