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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 24 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. Budd Introduces Bill to Waive High Deductible Health Plan Requirements for Health Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6338) to waive high deductible health plan requirements for health savings accounts. The bill was introduced on March 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Budd, 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4531; or in the district offices at 1208 Eastchester Drive, Ste. 203, High Point, NC 27265; 3  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill to Respond to Coronavirus National Emergency
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6315) to "provide administrative support and flexibility to the Corporation for National and Community Service to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency as declared by the President under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) on March 13, 2020, with respect to the coronavirus." The bill was introduced on March 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky. It was referred to the Hous  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. 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. Garcia Introduces Bill to Implement Initiative to Build Growth Equity Funds for Minority Businesses
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6348) to "fully implement the Initiative to Build Growth Equity Funds for Minority Businesses." The bill was introduced on March 23. It was referred to the House Financial Services and Small Business committees. For more information, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, 1620 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1688; or in the district at 11811 E. Freeway, Ste. 430, Houston, TX 77029; 832/325-3150.  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Correct Technical Omissions Relating to International Financial Cooperation
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6387) to correct technical omissions relating to international financial cooperation. The bill was introduced on March 25. It was referred to the House Financial Services and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, 113 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2531; or in the district offices at1305 W. Hackberry Ave., McAllen, TX 78501; 956/682-5545; 131 W.  more

Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Bill to Update Financial Literacy & Education Commission Website
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6350) to "require the Financial Literacy and Education Commission to convene a special meeting with respect to the COVID-19 emergency, to update the Commission's website with tools to help individuals recover from any financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on March 23. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Vicente G  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Assistance for Fair Housing Enforcement Activities Associated With Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6382) to "provide assistance for fair housing enforcement activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on March 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., and Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. It was jointly referred to the House Financial Services and Judiciary committees. For more information, Rep. Al Green, 2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7508  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Federal Insurance of Transaction Accounts During Coronavirus Emergency
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6380) to "temporarily provide for Federal insurance of transaction accounts during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on March 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Green, 2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington,  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Zero-Interest Loans to Minority Depository Institutions to Combat Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6381) to "require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide zero-interest loans to minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions to combat COVID-19." The bill was introduced on March 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio. It was referred to the House Financial Servi  more

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bill to Ensure U.S. Remains Preeminent Space Power in Face of Growing Global Competition
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6388) to "direct the National Space Council to develop a strategy to ensure the U.S. remains the preeminent space power in the face of growing global competition." The bill was introduced on March 25 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. For more information, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, 1218 Longworth House Office Building, Washin  more

Rep. Khanna Introduces Bill to Provide for Availability of Services of VA Toll-Free Telephone Numbers
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6353) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the availability of prompts and services of certain Department of Veterans Affairs toll-free telephone numbers and business lines in Spanish." The bill was introduced on March 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Paul Cook, R-Calif., and Will Hurd, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. For more info  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. Roe Introduces Bill on Emergency Financial Assistance to Rural Health Care Facilities
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6365) to "provide emergency financial assistance to rural health care facilities and providers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Buddy Carter, R-Ga., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Mark Green, R-Tenn., Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla.  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. Smith Introduces Bill to Authorize Appropriations for FY 2021 for DOD Military Activities
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6395) to "authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year." The bill was introduced on March 26 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Adam Smith, 2264 Rayburn House Office   more

Rep. Steil Introduces Bill to Rescind Appropriation Made to Kennedy Center
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6407) to "rescind the appropriation made to the Kennedy Center in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act." The bill was introduced on March 27 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Denver Riggleman, R-Va., Michael Guest, R-Miss., Lance Gooden, R-Texas, Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C., and Dan Meuser, R-Pa. The legi  more

Rep. Takano Introduces Bill to Make Improvements in Educational Assistance Benefits
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6322) to "make certain improvements in the educational assistance benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the case of changes to courses of education by reason of emergency situations." The bill was introduced on March 23 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Bobby  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. Veasey Introduces Bill to Increase Caps on Sole Source Contract Awards
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6320) to amend the Small Business Act "to increase caps on sole source contract awards to certain small business concerns." The bill was introduced on March 23. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Marc Veasey, 2348 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-9897; or in the district offices at JP Morgan Chase Bldg., 1881 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 108, Dalla  more