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Bill Introductions Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Modify Requirements of Approval of Agency Safety Plan
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6478) to amend title 49, U.S. Code, "to modify the requirements of approval of an agency safety plan." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., and Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 1323 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8  more

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill to Report Status of Federal Planning to Respond to Pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6480) to "require the President, after the World Health Organization declares a global pandemic, to report to the Congress on the status of Federal planning to respond to the pandemic." The bill was introduced on April 10 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., and James McGovern, D-Mass. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Financial Services committees. For more infor  more

Rep. Garcia Introduces Bill to Strengthen Financial Stability Oversight Council
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Rep. Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6501) to strengthen the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The bill was introduced on April 14 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., James McGovern, D-Mass., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. The legislation was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. J  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Extend Period of Alien's Employment Authorization Validity During Emergency Period
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6507) to "direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to automatically extend the period of validity of an alien's employment authorization during an emergency period." The bill was introduced on April 14 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., James McGovern, D-Mass., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Thomas R. Suozzi, D-N.Y., Gil Cisnero  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill on Recovery Rebates
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6485) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow 2020 recovery rebates for individuals filing a joint return if one spouse satisfies the valid identification number requirement." The bill was introduced on April 10 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jackie Speier, D-Cali  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6510) to "require the Secretary of Agriculture to expand for all the States during the COVID-19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, the program to approve retail food stores to accept through on-line transactions supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits provided under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008." The bill was introduced on April 14 and has 13 co-s  more

Rep. Phillips Introduces Bill to Amend Help America Vote Act of 2002
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6512) to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 "to require State and local election officials to conduct public education campaigns to notify individuals of changes in the administration of elections for Federal office in response to emergencies affecting public health and safety, to require the websites of such officials to be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and to meet best practices estab  more