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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 15 items )  

Rep. Biggs Introduces Bill to Provide Tax Relief to Individuals, Businesses Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6396) to provide tax and regulatory relief and health care flexibility to individuals and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic The bill was introduced on March 26 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Andy Harris, R-Md., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform, Administration, Energy and  more

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. 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. 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. 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

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill on Federal Employee Collective Bargaining
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3583) to "provide that certain Executive Orders and presidential memorandum with respect to Federal employee collective bargaining shall have no force or effect." The bill was introduced on March 25 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Ki  more

Sen. Murphy Introduces Bill on Emergency Production of Medical Equipment to Address Coronavirus Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3568) 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 23 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Richard Blumen  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Amend Truth in Lending Act
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3560) to amend the Truth in Lending Act "to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, U.S. Code, to all consumers." The bill was introduced on March 22 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 110 Hart Sena  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Permit Employees to Telework Full-Time During Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3561) to "require Federal agencies to permit employees to telework full-time during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on March 22 and was co-sponsored by Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, 110 Hart Senate Office Buildin  more