Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 20 items )  

Rep. Barragan Introduces Bill to Impose Moratorium on Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6707) to amend the Mineral Leasing Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act "to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to reduce certain royalties, to amend the CARES Act to limit the provision of assistance to certain businesses, to impose a moratorium on certain oil and natural gas lease sales, the issuance of coal leases, and modifications to certain regulations, to extend certain publ  more

Rep. Crow Introduces Bill on Expedited Procurement of Equipment Needed to Combat COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. has introduced legislation (H.R. 6711) to "provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 5 and has 48 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Katie Porter, D-Calif., Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Angie Craig, D-Minn., Paul Tonko  more

Rep. Khanna Introduces Bill to Place Moratorium on Large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6718) to "place a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to require country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products." The bill was introduced on May 5 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Del. Eleanor  more

Rep. Kuster Introduces Bill to Establish Commission to Determine Essential Employment During COVID-19 Crisis Period
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6699) to "establish a commission to determine essential employment during the COVID-19 crisis period and provide loan repayment and education credit to workers employed in such essential employment during such crisis." The bill was introduced on May 5 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, Madeleine Dean, D  more

Rep. Price Introduces Bill to Amend National Service Laws
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6702) to amend the national service laws "to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 5 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Bradley Schneide  more

Rep. Wexton Introduces Bill to Restore Annual Leave Lost by Federal Employees Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6733) to amend section 6304 of title 5, U.S. Code, "to restore annual leave lost by certain Federal employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 5 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Jennifer Wexton  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Procurement of Equipment, Supplies to Combat COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3627) to "provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 6 and has 45 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kirsten G  more

Sen. Barrasso Introduces Bill on Improvements to Rivers, Harbors of U.S
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (S. 3591) to "provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the U.S., to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to provide for water pollution control activities." The bill was introduced on May 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committ  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Require Commercial Airlines to Provide Cash Reimbursements
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3598) to "require commercial airlines to provide cash reimbursements, and to authorize the Secretary of State to waive or reimburse travel expenses, for any United States citizen who is evacuated from a foreign country and repatriated to the United States due to travel restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19 or any future pandemic or international crisis." The bill was introduced on May 4 and has seve  more

Sen. Booker Introduces Bill to Require Transfer of Individuals in U.S. Custody
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3646) to "require the transfer or release of certain individuals in the custody of the U.S. because of their risk of exposure during a national emergency." The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Cory Booker, 717 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 2  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Report on COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Programs
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3604) to "require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on COVID-19 recovery small business programs." The bill was introduced on May 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. B  more

Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Prioritize National Service Programs Related to Response to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., has introduced legislation (S. 3624) to amend the national service laws "to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 6 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Holle  more

Sen. Gillibrand Introduces Bill on Establishment of Health Force
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 3606) to "provide for the establishment of a Health Force and a Resilience Force to respond to public health emergencies and meet public health needs." The bill was introduced on May 5 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Jacky Ros  more

Sen. Heinrich Introduces Bill on Enhanced Coronavirus Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (S. 3623) to "provide for an enhanced Coronavirus relief fund for units of government with a population of 500,000 or less." The bill was introduced on May 6 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Catherine Cortez Masto,   more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill to Respond to Global COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 3669) to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was introduced on May 7 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. The legislation was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Com  more

Sen. Reed Introduces Bill to Establish Housing Assistance Fund at Treasury Department
WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 3620) to establish a Housing Assistance Fund at the Department of the Treasury. The bill was introduced on May 6 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Jon Tester, D-Mont., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Doug Jones, D-Ala., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-  more

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Allow 2020 Recovery Rebates
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3652) to "allow 2020 recovery rebates with respect to qualifying children over the age of 16 and other dependents." The bill was introduced on May 7 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif.  more

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Allow Tax Credits for Required Paid Sick Leave
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3653) to "allow tax credits to State and local governments for required paid sick leave and required paid family and medical leave." The bill was introduced on May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Tina Smith, 720 Hart Se  more

Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Expand Volunteer Opportunities in Americorps
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3642) 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 May 7 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D  more

Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Restore Limitation on Excess Business Losses of Non-Corporate Taxpayers
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 3640) 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 May 7 and has 23 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Richard Blumentha  more