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Bill Introductions Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 39 items )  

Rep. Barragan Introduces Bill on Medicaid Supplemental Payments Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6521) to "prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from taking certain actions with respect to Medicaid supplemental payments reporting requirements." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, 1030 Longworth House Office Building  more

Rep. Barragan Introduces Bill to Carry Out Social Determinants of Health Program
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6561) to "authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program." The bill was introduced on April and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Ben Lujan, D-N.M., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., Gwen Mo  more

Rep. Blunt Rochester Introduces Bill to Amend Title 10 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6573) to amend title 10, U.S. Code, "to authorize the Secretary of Defense to temporarily waive cost-sharing amounts under the TRICARE pharmacy benefits program during certain declared emergencies." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Elaine Luria, D-Va., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Ed Case, D-H  more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill to Analyze Information on Demographics of Applicants to Military Service Academies
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6574) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to standardize, collect, and analyze information on the demographics of applicants to military service academies." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Debra Haaland, D-N.M.  more

Rep. Castro Introduces Bill to Expedite Provision of American Citizen Services Worldwide
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6595) to "expedite and expand provision of American Citizen Services worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on April 22. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Joaquin Castro, 2241 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3236; or in the district office at 727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Ste. B-128, San Antonio, TX 78206;  more

Rep. Crenshaw Introduces Bill on Additional Criteria to Deny Admission to U.S. for Persons Affiliated With U.N.
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6520) to "provide additional criteria to deny admission to the U.S. for certain persons affiliated with the United Nations." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Ted Yoho, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, 413 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6565; or in the distr  more

Rep. Crenshaw Introduces Bill to Amend Title 28 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6519) to amend title 28, U.S. Code, "to provide a civil action against a foreign state for deliberate concealment or distortion of information with respect to an international public health emergency." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Daniel Crenshaw, 413 Cannon House Office Build  more

Rep. Crow Introduces Bill to Establish Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6578) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to establish the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program." The bill was introduced on April 21 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Jason Crow, 1229 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7882; or in the district office at 3300 S.  more

Rep. Curtis Introduces Bill to Modify Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. John R. Curtis, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6529) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to modify the opportunity zone tax incentives." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. John R. Curtis, 125 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7751; or in the district office at 3549 N. University Ave., Ste  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Amend Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6532) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a special enrollment period during the COVID-19 emergency period and to carry out outreach and educational activities." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Susan Wild, D-Pa., and Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Com  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Restore Limitation on Excess Business Losses of Non-Corporate Taxpayers
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6579) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to allow certain taxpayers a 2-year carryback of net operating losses and to restore and make permanent the limitation on excess business losses of non-corporate taxpayers." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Earl Blumenau  more

Rep. Escobar Introduces Bill on Prevention of Infant, Maternal Mortality
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6533) to "authorize the Secretary of Defense to share with State and local health authorities the practices of, and lessons learned by, the military health system for the prevention of infant and maternal mortality." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. It was jointly referred to the House Armed Services and Energy and Commerce committees. For more informat  more

Rep. Fletcher Introduces Bill to Appropriate Funds for Strategic Petroleum Reserve Petroleum Account
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6580) to appropriate funds for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Petroleum Account. The bill was introduced on April 21 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Roger Williams, R-Texas, Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and Bill Flores, R-Texas  more

Rep. Foster Introduces Bill to Include Reasonable Costs for High-Speed Internet Service in Utility Allowances
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6534) to "include reasonable costs for high-speed Internet service in the utility allowances for families residing in public housing." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Susie Lee, D-Nev., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., S  more

Rep. Garamendi Introduces Bill to Expand Volunteer Opportunities in Americorps
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6560) to "mobilize individuals in the U.S. in the fight against coronavirus by expanding volunteer opportunities in AmeriCorps, expanding employment opportunities at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and utilizing the expertise of Peace Corps volunteer leaders whose service ended on March 15, 2020." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bobby L. Rush, D  more

Rep. Gomez Introduces Bill on Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6565) to "ensure that low-income college students are eligible for emergency supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Josh Harder, D-Calif., Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Darren Soto, D-Fla., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Linda T. Sanchez, D-Calif., James McGovern, D-Mass.  more

Rep. Horn Introduces Bill to Enhance Direct Certification Under School Lunch Program
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6536) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to enhance direct certification under the school lunch program." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., David Trone, D-Md., and Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Kendra Horn, 415 Cannon House Offic  more

Rep. Jayapal Introduces Bill to Require Release of Aliens Detained During National Emergency Related to Communicable Disease
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6537) to "require the release of most aliens detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a national emergency related to a communicable disease." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Sylvia Garcia, D-Tex  more

Rep. Kelly Introduces Bill to Collect, Report Data Concerning COVID-19
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6585) to "require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect and report certain data concerning COVID-19." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has 91 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Alma S.   more

Rep. Lucas Introduces Bill on Coordination of R&D for Pandemic Disease Prediction
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6599) to "provide for coordination of research and development for pandemic disease prediction, forecasting and computing." The bill was introduced on April 23 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Pete Olson, R-Texas, Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Francis Rooney, R-Fla., and Gregory F. Murphy, R-N.C. The le  more

Rep. Malinowski Introduces Bill on Maintaining Adequate Supplies in Strategic National Stockpile
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6541) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to provide for maintaining adequate supplies in Strategic National Stockpile." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Raul M. Grijalva  more

Rep. McCaul Introduces Bill to Authorize Open Technology Fund of U.S. Agency for Global Media
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6621) to amend the U.S. International Broadcasting Act of 1994 "to authorize the Open Technology Fund of the U.S. Agency for Global Media." The bill was introduced on April 24 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., John R. Curtis, R-Utah, and Tom Malinowski, D-N.J. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. Michael T. McCaul, 2001 Rayburn House Office  more

Rep. Meng Introduces Bill to Translate COVID-19 Materials Into Multiple Languages
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6623) to "require all Federal agencies to translate COVID-19 materials into multiple languages." The bill was introduced on April 24 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., David E. Price, D-N.C., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Eddie Bern  more

Rep. Omar Introduces Bill to Suspend Obligations of Residential Renters to Make Payments During Covid-19 Emergency
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6515) to "suspend obligations of residential renters and mortgagors to make payments during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y. The leg  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill on Immediate Procurement of COVID-19 Medical Testing Components
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6609) to "provide for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 medical testing components, materials, and supplies under the Defense Production Act of 1950." The bill was introduced on April 23 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz  more

Rep. Perlmutter Introduces Bill to Provide for Enhanced Coronavirus Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6592) to provide for an enhanced Coronavirus relief fund. The bill was introduced on April 21 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joseph D. Morelle, D-N.Y., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Marc Veasey, D-Texas, Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Tim Ryan, D-Ohi  more

Rep. Raskin Introduces Bill on Financial, Logistical Support to States
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6525) to "provide the necessary Federal financial and logistical support so States can reopen their economies once periods of isolation have sufficiently reduced coronavirus infection and transmission rates, and with adequate testing and other safeguards to ensure infection rates do not exceed medical resources, and virus transmission rates are maintained below 1 and thereby steadily reduce the number of infected.  more

Rep. Rose Introduces Bill to Coordinate Response to Future Pandemics
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6610) to "establish the Cabinet-level position of Director of Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response in the Executive Branch with the responsibility of developing a National Pandemic and Biodefense Preparedness and Response Strategy, to prepare for and coordinate the response to future pandemics, biological attacks, and other major health crises, including coordinating the work of multiple government agenc  more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill to Modify Terms Related to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6547) to "modify terms related to the economic injury disaster loan program of the Small Business Administration for applicants affected by COVID-19." The bill was introduced on April 17. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Chip Roy, 1319 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4236; or in the district offices at 5900 Southwest Parkway, Bldg 2.,   more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill on FY 2020 Supplemental Appropriations for Agriculture Department to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6611) "making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on April 23 and has 31 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Rick Allen, R-Ga., Jim Baird, R-Ind., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan., David Ro  more

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Protect Employees From Occupational Exposure to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6559) to "require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate an emergency temporary standard to protect employees from occupational exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)." The bill was introduced on April 21 and has 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., J  more

Rep. Sherman Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Credit Union Act
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6550) to amend the Federal Credit Union Act "to provide an exception from the member business loan cap for loans made to aid in the recovery from the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Paul Cook, R-Calif., Jah  more

Rep. Smith Introduces Bill on Eligibility for Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6569) to "provide that certain public hospitals are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program." The bill was introduced on April 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., and Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Adrian Smith, 502 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6435; or in the dis  more

Rep. Smith Introduces Bill on Justice for Victims of State Misrepresentation to WHO
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6524) to "provide justice for victims of State misrepresentation to the World Health Organization." The bill was introduced on April 17 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Chris Smith, 2373 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3765; or in the district offices at 4573 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08620  more

Rep. Thornberry Introduces Bill to Strengthen U.S. Commitment to Security of Indo-Pacific Region
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6613) to "direct the Secretary of Defense to strengthen the U.S. commitment to the security of the Indo-Pacific region and to increase military readiness to defend the homeland and underwrite United States national interests." The bill was introduced on April 23. It was referred to the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. For more information, Re  more

Rep. Tlaib Introduces Bill to Prohibit Water Shutoffs During COVID-19 Emergency Period
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6552) to "prohibit water shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency period, provide drinking and waste water assistance to households." The bill was introduced on April 17 and has 68 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Nanette D. Barraga  more

Rep. Waltz Introduces Bill on Thrift Savings Fund
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6614) to amend title 5, U.S. Code, "to provide that sums in the Thrift Savings Fund may not be invested in securities that are listed on certain foreign exchanges." The bill was introduced on April 23 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Ron Wright, R-Texas, Jim Banks, R-Ind., James Comer, R-Ky., Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, Bill Posey  more

Rep. Weber Introduces Bill to Amend Immigration & Nationality Act
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6558) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "by extending the period of time for which a conditional permit to land temporarily may be granted to an alien seafarer engaged in ship-to-ship cargo transfer operations." The bill was introduced on April 21 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Don Young, R-Alaska, and Michael Cloud, R-Texas. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.   more

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bill on Report on Plans to Facilitate Full Implementation of Agreements of WTO
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6627) to "require the U.S. Trade Representative to submit a report on plans to facilitate the full implementation of agreements of the World Trade Organization." The bill was introduced on April 24 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Ron Wright, R-Texas, Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Ann Wagner, R-Mo., and Randy Weber, R-Texas The legislat  more