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Bill Introductions Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 14 items )  

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. 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. Haaland Introduces Bill on Deployment of Temporary Wireless Broadband Service on Tribal Lands
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6819) to "fund grants for the immediate deployment of temporary wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, to provide emergency special temporary authority to use electromagnetic spectrum for the provision of wireless broadband service on Tribal lands and Hawaiian Home Lands." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., Betty McCo  more

Rep. Langevin Introduces Bill to Temporarily Modify Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6766) to "temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Financial Services committees. For more information, Rep.   more

Rep. Lujan Introduces Bill to Waive Cost Share Requirement for Indian Tribes Receiving Disaster Assistance Relating to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6772) to "waive the cost share requirement for Indian Tribes receiving disaster assistance relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., Debra Haaland, D-N.M., Kendra Horn, D-Okla., Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Ben Lujan, 2323 R  more

Rep. Schneider Introduces Bill to Enhance Nurse, Physician Workforce During COVID-19 Cisis
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6788) to "enhance our Nation's nurse and physician workforce during the COVID-19 crisis by recapturing unused immigrant visas." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Don Bacon, R-Neb. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For more information, Rep. Bradley Schneider, 1432 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515  more

Sen. Braun Introduces Bill on Parental Notification in Case of Unemancipated Minor Seeking Abortion
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., has introduced legislation (S. 3686) to "provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of an unemancipated minor seeking an abortion." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Tim Scott, R-  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill to Establish Procedure on Claiming of Recovery Rebate Amount
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 3679) to "require the Internal Revenue Service to establish a procedure by which parents may immediately claim the recovery rebate amount for children born in 2020." The bill was introduced on May 11 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., James Lankford, R-Okla., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa The legisla  more

Sen. Fischer Introduces Bill on Additional Safeguards With Respect to Imposing Federal Mandates
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., has introduced legislation (S. 3689) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates. The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Deb Fischer, 454 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6551; or in the state at 440 N. 8th St., Ste. 120, Linco  more

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill on Imposition of Sanctions for Obstruction in COVID-19 Investigations
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 3683) 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 11 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla  more

Sen. Loeffler Introduces Bill to Increase Eligibility for Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 3709) to "increase the eligibility of nonprofit organizations for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program." The bill was introduced on May 13. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, B85 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-3643; or in the state at 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 970, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770/661  more

Sen. Moran Introduces Bill on Payment of Work-Study Allowances During Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has introduced legislation (S. 3678) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, "to provide for payment of work-study allowances during a public health emergency relating to COVID-19 and for allowances to veterans enrolled in educational institutions closed for emergency situations." The bill was introduced on May 11 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Marsha Bla  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. Wicker Introduces Bill on Modernization of National Telecommunications & Information Administration Technology Systems
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has introduced legislation (S. 3717) to "require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit to Congress a plan for the modernization of the information technology systems of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration." The bill was introduced on May 13 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. It was referred to the Senate Comm  more