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Bill Introductions Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Rep. Adams Introduces Bill to Include Eating Disorder Prevention Within Local School Wellness Policy
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Rep. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6703) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to include eating disorder prevention within local school wellness policy." The bill was introduced on May 5 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and John Katko, R-N.Y. It was referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. For more information, Rep. Alma S. Ad  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

Sen. Blunt Introduces Bill to Provide Mental Health Screenings to Children Upon Entry Into Foster Care
WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3625) to amend subpart 1 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act "to ensure that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care." The bill was introduced on May 6 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., John Boozman, R-Ark., and Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Roy Blunt at  more

Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill to Impose Sanctions on Concealment of Information About Public Health Emergencies
WASHINGTON, May 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has introduced legislation (S. 3600) to "authorize the imposition of sanctions with respect to the deliberate concealment or distortion of information about public health emergencies of international concern." The bill was introduced on May 5 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., and Steve Daines, R-Mont. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. T  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Amend Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3589) to amend the higher education emergency relief fund under the CARES Act "to restrict eligibility to institutions of higher education that owned endowment assets whose average monthly value was equal to or less than $10,000,000,000 in 2019, unless the institution expends additional institutional funds on higher education emergency relief." The bill was introduced on May 4 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Marsha Black  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Secure Justice for Victims of Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3588) to "secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the U.S. and abroad." The bill was introduced on May 4. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Josh Hawley, 212 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6154; or in the state at 555 Independence St., Ste. 1600; Cape Girardeau, MO 63703; 573/334-5995; 1123 Wilkes Blvd., Ste. 220, Columbia, MO  more