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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 10 items )  

Rep. Case Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Ed Case, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6738) to reauthorize and amend the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. The bill was introduced on May 8 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Ted Yoho, R-Fla., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Dels. Gregorio Sablan, D-M.P., Amata Radewagen, R-A.S. The legislation was jointly referred to the  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill on Home Visiting Programs in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6865) to "provide emergency assistance to families through home visiting programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 14 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. For more information, Rep. Danny K. Davis, 2159 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-5006; or in   more

Rep. Deutch Introduces Bill to Amend Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6813) to amend the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act "to improve the prevention of elder abuse and exploitation of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., and Chris Smith, R-N.J. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Ted Deutch, 2447 Rayburn House Office Buil  more

Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on Improvements Related to Employee Retention Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6776) to provide for improvements related to the employee retention tax credit. The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Chris Pappas, D-N.H. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Small Business committees. For more information, Rep. Stephanie N. Murphy, 1710 Longworth House Office Building, Wa  more

Rep. Posey Introduces Bill to Provide Bonus Depreciation for Space Launch Expenditures
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6783) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to provide bonus depreciation for certain space launch expenditures." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Bill Posey, 2150 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3671; or in the district office at 2725 Judge Fran Jam  more

Rep. Reschenthaler Introduces Bill to Repeal Provision Relating to Private Correspondence With Foreign Governments
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6784) to amend title 18, U.S. Code, "to repeal the provision relating to private correspondence with foreign governments." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Greg Steube, R-Fla., Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Guy Reschentaler, 531 Cannon House O  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill to Conduct Elections Through Use of Mail-in Absentee Ballots
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6847) to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 "to require States to conduct elections for Federal office held in 2020 solely through the use of mail-in absentee ballots." The bill was introduced on May 12. It was referred to the House Administration Committee. For more information, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, 2445 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4506; or in the district office  more

Rep. Wilson Introduces Bill to Defer Removal of Nationals of Haiti During Covid-19 Emergency Period
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6798) to "defer removal of nationals of Haiti during the COVID-19 emergency period." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Albio Sires, D-N.J., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Andy Levin, D-Mich., James McGo  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Condemn Human Rights Violations of Ethnic Turkic Muslims in China
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3744) to "condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 66 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., James Risch, R-Idaho, Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Blumenthal,   more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Establish Federal Agency Sunset Commission
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3708) to establish a Federal Agency Sunset Commission. The bill was introduced on May 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Rick Scott, 716 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5274; or in the state at 111 N. Adams St., Ste. 20  more