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Bill Introductions Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 10 items )  

Rep. Abraham Introduces Bill to Amend Animal Health Protection Act
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6921) to amend the Animal Health Protection Act "with respect to the importation of live dogs." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. It was referred to the House Agriculture Committee. For more information, Rep. Ralph Abraham, 417 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8490; or in the district offices at 426 DeSiard St., M  more

Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Reserve Amounts Appropriated Under Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6960) to "require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to reserve amounts appropriated under the paycheck protection program for small entities." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. It was referred to the House Small Business Committee. For more information, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, 2227 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/  more

Rep. Frankel Introduces Bill to Establish National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6935) to "provide for the establishment of a National COVID-19 Resource Center for Older Adults, to authorize a Healthy Aging Program." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Donna Shalala, D-Fla. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Lois Frankel, 2305 Ray  more

Rep. Posey Introduces Bill on Continental U.S. Per Diem-Reimbursements Rates
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6995) to "prohibit the Administrator of General Services from setting Continental U.S. (CONUS) per diem-reimbursements rates below a certain level." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Bill Posey, 2150 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3671; or in distri  more

Rep. Shalala Introduces Bill to Establish Pandemic Responder Service Award Program
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6953) to "establish the Pandemic Responder Service Award program to express our gratitude to front-line health care workers." The bill was introduced on May 19 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees. For more information, Rep. Donna Shalala, 1320 Longworth House Office Buiding, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3931;  more

Rep. Spano Introduces Bill to Temporarily Suspend Payroll Taxes
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6920) to temporarily suspend payroll taxes during the emergency relating to COVID-19. The bill was introduced on May 19. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information, Rep. Ross Spano, 224 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1252; or in the district offices at 124 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 304, Lakeland, FL 33801; 863/644-8215; 10101 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview, FL  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Small Business Lending Continuity Act
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced the Small Business Lending Continuity Act (S. 3782) "to modify the amount authorized for commitments for 7(a) loans." The bill was introduced on May 20 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Christopher Coons, D-Del., James Risch, R-Idaho, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Extend Loan Forgiveness Period for Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3833) to extend the loan forgiveness period for the paycheck protection program. The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Talla  more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Press Freedom Globally
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3818) to protect and promote the freedom of the press globally. The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; 202/224-3041; or in the state at 402 S. Monroe St., Ste. 2105-E, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850/599-9100; 201 S. Or  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Require National Security Evaluation of All Chinese Student Visa Holders in U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 3837) to "require a thorough national security evaluation and clearance by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of all Chinese student visa holders currently in the U.S. before issuing any new student visas to nationals of the People's Republic of China." The bill was introduced on May 21 and has six co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mike Braun, R-I  more