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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Clarke Introduces Bill on Uterine Fibroids Research, Education
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6383) to provide for research and education with respect to uterine fibroids. The bill was introduced on March and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., David Scott, D-Ga., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Ben  more

Rep. Courtney Introduces Bill to Provide for Refinancing of Federal Student Loans
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6397) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans." The bill was introduced on March 26 and has 40 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Debbie Din  more

Rep. Crow Introduces Bill on Expedited Procurement of Equipment Needed to Combat Coronvirus
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6398) to "provide for the expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat COVID-19 under the Defense Production Act of 1950." The bill was introduced on March 26 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., John B. Larson, D-Conn., Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas,  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill on Special Enrollment Periods During Public Health Emergencies
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6317) to "provide for special enrollment periods during public health emergencies, coverage of services related to public health emergencies." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 70 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Susan Wild, D-Pa., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., B  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Establish Moratorium on Evictions From Rental Dwelling Units
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6347) to "establish a moratorium on evictions from rental dwelling units during the public health emergency relating to coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 40 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Tim   more

Rep. Larson Introduces Bill to Protect Social Security System
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6356) to "protect our Social Security system and improve benefits for current and future generations." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 47 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Lori Trahan, D-Mass., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Michael F. Doyle, D-Pa., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Grace F  more

Rep. Lowey Introduces Bill Take Responsibility for Workers & Families Act
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., has introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act (H.R. 6379) "making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.,   more

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill on Supplemental Appropriations for Community Development Block Grants
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6358) to "authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for community development block grants." The bill was introduced on March 23. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, 2109 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8273; or in the district offices at 1 Harbor St., Ste. 304, Boston, MA 02210; 617/428-2000;   more

Rep. Lynch Introduces Bill to Include Performance Security Requirement for Infrastructure Financing
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6359) to amend title 23, U.S. Code, "to include a payment and performance security requirement for certain infrastructure financing." The bill was introduced on March 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, Chris Pappas, D-N.H., and Daniel Webster, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, 2109 Rayburn Hous  more

Rep. Moulton Introduces Bill to Extend Charitable Deduction to All Taxpayers
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6408) to "extend the charitable deduction to all taxpayers regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions in order to encourage and increase charitable giving, and to provide for loans and loan guarantees to certain public charities." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Darin LaHood, R-Ill., James McGo  more

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Introduces Bill to Establish Requirements on Accelerated Filers Receiving Federal Aid
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6360) to "establish requirements on accelerated filers receiving Federal aid related to COVID-19, to establish requirements on all corporations until Federal aid related to COVID-19 is repaid." The bill was introduced on March 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ale  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill to Address Critical Needs of U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6415) to "build on America's spirit of service to nurture, promote, and expand a culture of service to secure the Nation's future, address critical needs of the Nation, and strengthen the civic fabric of American society." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Gil Cisner  more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill to Authorize Emergency Homeless Assistance Grants
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6362) to "authorize emergency homeless assistance grants under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for response to the public health emergency relating to coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 23. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 1108 Longworth House Office Building, Washingto  more

Rep. Pressley Introduces Bill to Halt Collection of Student Loans
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6363) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to halt collection of certain student loans." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.,   more

Rep. Ryan Introduces Bill to Require Emergency Production of Medical Equipment to Address Coronavirus Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6390) to "require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak." The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 65 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., John Katko, R-N.Y., Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Norma Torres, D-Calif., Max Rose, D-N.Y., C.A. 'Dutch' Ruppersberger, D-Md., Davi  more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill to Authorize Federal Reserve Banks to Purchase Coronavirus Related Municipal Issuances
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6328) to "authorize Federal reserve banks to purchase COVID-19 related municipal issuances." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Al Green, D-Texas, Andre Carson, D-  more

Rep. Velazquez Introduces Bill to Exempt Reimbursement for Travel to Return to U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6376) to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 "to exempt the reimbursement for certain travel to return to the U.S." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., James McGovern, D-Mass., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Ilha  more

Rep. Waltz Introduces Bill to Establish Postmarket Reporting Requirements for Pharmaceuticals
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6393) 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 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass. It was jointly referred to the House Ways an  more

Rep. Wexton Introduces Bill on Temporary Waiver of Required Minimum Distribution Rules for Retirement Plans
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6377) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide for a temporary waiver of required minimum distribution rules for certain retirement plans and accounts." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Joe Courtney, D-C  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Provide for Expedited Procurement of Equipment to Combat Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3570) to "provide for the expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat COVID-19 under the Defense Production Act of 1950." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Chris Van Hollen, D-M  more