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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 25 items )  

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. 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. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Prohibit Implementation of Rule Defining WOTUS
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6745) to "prohibit implementation of a rule defining WOTUS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act." The bill was introduced on May 8 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, 2134 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-6416; or in the district offices a  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. 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. 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. Ocasio-Cortez Introduces Bill on Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses Related to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6828) to "direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish a fund to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses related to a deceased individual who died of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Jahana Hayes, D-Conn  more

Rep. Sherman Introduces Bill on Exception for Disaster Area Member Business Loans Made by Insured Credit Unions
WASHINGTON, May 11 -- Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6789) to "extend certain temporary credit union provisions enacted under the CARES Act, to include an exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions." The bill was introduced on May 8 and has 10 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Joe Neguse, D-Colo., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif  more

Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Promulgate Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Employees
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3677) to "require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate an emergency temporary standard to protect employees from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2." The bill was introduced on May 11 and has 32 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Kama  more

Sen. Bennet Introduces Bill to Provide for E-Rate Support for Wi-Fi Hotspots
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation (S. 3690) to "provide for E-Rate support for Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and connected devices during emergency periods relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 12 and has 45 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Doug Jon  more

Sen. Brown Introduces Bill on Emergency Rental Assistance
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation (S. 3685) 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 29 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Elizabet  more

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Authorize Funding for Bilateral Cooperative Program With Israel
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (S. 3722) to "authorize funding for a bilateral cooperative program with Israel for the development of health technologies with a focus on combating COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 13 and has seven co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. The leg  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. Grassley Introduces Bill on Single Point of Contact at Social Security Administration
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced legislation (S. 3731) to amend title VII of the Social Security Act "to provide for a single point of contact at the Social Security Administration for individuals who are victims of identity theft." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., Robe  more

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill on Establishment of COVID-19 Racial & Ethnic Disparities Task Force
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 3721) to "provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force to gather data about disproportionately affected communities and provide recommendations to combat the racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 response." The bill was introduced on May 13 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., B  more

Sen. Klobuchar Introduces Bill to Meet Increasing Demand in Community Needs Caused by Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3747) to "help charitable nonprofit organizations provide services to meet the increasing demand in community needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, preserve and create jobs in the nonprofit sector, reduce unemployment, and promote economic recovery." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Thomas R.   more

Sen. Manchin Introduces Bill to Extend Covered Period for Loan Forgiveness
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation (S. 3714) to "extend the covered period for loan forgiveness and the rehiring period under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act)." The bill was introduced on May 13 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. For more information, Sen. Joe Manc  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Institute Moratorium on Disconnections of Telephone, Internet Services
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3695) to "institute a moratorium on disconnections of telephone and internet services." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in the state at 121 S.W. Salm  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. Schatz Introduces Bill to Expand Compassionate Release Authority for Offenders With Heightened Coronavirus Risk
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, has introduced legislation (S. 3698) to "expand compassionate release authority and elderly home confinement access for offenders with heightened coronavirus risk." The bill was introduced on May 12 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Brian Schatz, 722 Hart Senate Office  more

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Provide Updated Information About COVID-19 Testing to Public
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has introduced legislation (S. 3738) to "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide updated information about COVID-19 testing to the public." The bill was introduced on May 14 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif.  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Administering Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3672) to "provide States and Indian Tribes with flexibility in administering the temporary assistance for needy families program due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), to make emergency grants to States and Indian Tribes to provide financial support for low-income individuals affected by that public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 11 and was co-sponsored  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2020
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3684) to "make supplemental appropriations for the Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, Homeland Security, Labor, and Commerce for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020." The bill was introduced on May 11. It was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5244; or in the state at 707 13th St. S.E., St  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Establish Executive Agent for Declassification
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3733) to "establish the Executive Agent for Declassification to promote programs, processes, and systems and for directing resources relating to declassification in the Federal Government." The bill was introduced on May 14 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office   more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Extend Temporary Credit Union Provisions
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 3676) to "extend certain temporary credit union provisions enacted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to include an exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions." The bill was introduced on May 11. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Wa  more