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

Rep. Arrington Introduces Bill on Investment Property Tax Deduction
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6802) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to permanently allow a tax deduction at the time an investment in qualified property is made." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. A. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., Jason Smith, R-Mo., Tom Rice, R-S.C., Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio The legislation was referred to the H  more

Rep. Cheney Introduces Bill to Designate Li Wenliang Plaza
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6740) to "designate the area between the intersections of International Drive, Northwest and Van Ness Street, Northwest and International Drive, Northwest and International Place, Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia, as Li Wenliang Plaza." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 20 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Daniel Crenshaw, R-Texas, Michael Waltz,  more

Rep. Clay Introduces Bill to Provide Foreclosure Moratoriums for Mortgage Loans
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. William Clay Jr., D-Mo.has introduced legislation (H.R. 6741) to amend the CARES Act "to provide forbearance and foreclosure moratoriums for all mortgage loans." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Al Lawson, D-Fla., Al Green, D-Texas, Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Adam Smith, D-Wash., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Al  more

Rep. Cleaver Introduces Bill to Suspend Requirements Under Public Housing Programs During COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6806) to "suspend certain requirements under the public housing and housing choice voucher programs during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, 2335 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4535; or in the district   more

Rep. Clyburn Introduces Bill to Expand Vote by Mail, Early Voting
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6807) to "expand vote by mail and early voting, and to improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency of in-person voting during elections for Federal office." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 54 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Andre Carson, D-Ind., David N. Cicilline, D-R.I.  more

Rep. Collins Introduces Bill on Imposition of Sanctions for Obstruction in COVID-19 Investigations
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6863) to "authorize the imposition of sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China for its obstruction or failure to cooperate in investigations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 24 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Austin Scott, R-Ga., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Michael Guest, R-Miss., William Timmons, R-S.C., Roger W. Marshall, R-Kan.,   more

Rep. Conaway Introduces Bill to Prohibit Expenditure for Abortion of Funds Authorized for COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6742) to "prohibit the expenditure for an abortion of Federal funds authorized or appropriated for preventing, preparing for, or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Weber, R-Texas, Brian Babin, R-Texas, Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va., Neal P. Dunn, R-Fla., Jim Banks, R-Ind., Tom Graves, R-Ga., Jeff Dun  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Establish Health Care Protection Program Fund
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6810) to "establish a Health Care Protection Program Fund to provide grants to employers to ensure continuity of coverage under a group health plan through the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M. It was jointly referred to the House Education and  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Provide Tax Credits for Computer, Education Costs
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6744) to "provide tax credits to low to moderate income individuals for certain computer and education costs; to direct the Federal Communications Commission to modify the requirements for the Lifeline program to provide increased support for broadband internet access service." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio  more

Rep. Doggett Introduces Bill to Extend, Modify American Opportunity Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6749) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 39 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., William Clay Jr., D-Mo., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Bennie G.   more

Rep. Fudge Introduces Bill on Additional Agricultural Products for Distribution by Emergency Feeding Organizations
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6757) to "provide additional agricultural products for distribution by emergency feeding organizations during the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 54 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Costa, D-Calif., Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, Karen Bass, D-Calif., Ami Bera, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif  more

Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Establish Payroll Loan Facility for Small Financial Institutions Affected by COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6817) to "establish a payroll loan facility for small financial institutions affected by COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and David Scott, D-Ga. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Al Green, 2347 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7508; or in the district office at 3003 S. Loo  more

Rep. Heck Introduces Bill on Emergency Rental Assistance Under Emergency Solutions Grants Program
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6820) to "provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 136 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Scott Peters, D-Cali  more

Rep. Luetkemeyer Introduces Bill to Convey Property to Tri-County Levee District
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6771) to "require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to convey certain property to the Tri-County Levee District." The bill was introduced on May 8. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, 2230 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-2956; or in the district offices at 2117 Mi  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Amend Title 28 of U.S. Code
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3674) to amend title 28, U.S. Code, "to strip foreign sovereign immunity of certain foreign states to secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the U.S." The bill was introduced on May 11. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary 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 Gi  more

Sen. Hawley Introduces Bill to Investigate Role of Chinese Communist Party in Coronavirus Global Pandemic
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation (S. 3673) to "investigate the role of the Chinese Communist Party in the novel coronavirus global pandemic and to secure damages on behalf of victims in the U.S. and abroad." The bill was introduced on May 11. 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., St  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