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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Rep. Cardenas Introduces Bill to Conduct Study on Physician Shortages
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6432) to "direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a task force to conduct a study on physician shortages, including barriers to physicians trained abroad practicing in the U.S." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, James McGovern, D-Mass.,  more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Ensure Access to COVID-19 Testing, Treatment
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6437) to "ensure that all communities have access to urgently needed COVID-19 testing, treatment, public health information, and relief benefits regardless of immigration status or limited English proficiency." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 27 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., Alexandria Ocasio-Cor  more

Rep. Correa Introduces Bill on Recovery Rebates
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6438) to "allow 2020 recovery rebates to be made on the basis of an individual's taxpayer identification number." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 50 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jesus Garc  more

Rep. Craig Introduces Bill to Allow Recovery Rebates With Respect to Qualifying Children Over Age of 16
WASHINGTON, April 2 -- Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6420) to "allow 2020 recovery rebates with respect to qualifying children over the age of 16." The bill was introduced on March 31 and has 85 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Gerald E.  more

Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill to Provide Paid Sick Time, Leave
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6442) 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 April 3 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, John B. Larson, D-Conn., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Alan Lo  more

Rep. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bill on Creation of National Commission to Prepare for Future National Emergencies
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6431) to "require the creation of a national commission to prepare for future national emergencies." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Will Hurd, R-Texas, Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., and Dean Phillips, D-Minn. The legislation was jointly referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructur  more

Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill to Amend Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6444) to amend the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act "to establish an exception to jurisdictional immunity for a foreign state that discharges a biological weapon." The bill was introduced on April 3. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Lance Gooden, 425 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3484; or in the district offices at 18601 LBJ Freeway, Ste.  more

Rep. Thompson Introduces Bill to Establish National Commission Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6455) to "establish the National Commission Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic." The bill was introduced on April 3 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Al Green, D-Texas,  more