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Bill Introductions Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 21 items )  

Rep. Bass Introduces Bill to Provide for Immediate Eligibility for Former Foster Youth Under Medicaid
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6959) to amend the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act "to provide for immediate eligibility for former foster youth under Medicaid." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and David Trone, D-Md. It was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, Rep. Karen Bass, 2059 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7084;   more

Rep. Brown Introduces Bill on Posthumous Honorary Promotion to Andrews of U.S. Army
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6961) to "authorize the posthumous honorary promotion to general of Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell Andrews, U.S. Army." The bill was introduced on May 22. It was referred to the House Armed Services Committee. For more information, Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 1323 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-8699; or in the district offices at 9701 Apollo Drive, Ste. 103, Upper Marlboro, MD 2077  more

Rep. Cohen Introduces Bill on Cash Refunds for Canceled Airline Flights, Tickets
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6965) to "provide for cash refunds for canceled airline flights and tickets during the COVID-19 emergency." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., J. Luis Correa, D-Calif., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Jan Schakows  more

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Carry Out Food Service Delivery Pilot Program for Children
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6968) to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act "to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants to carry out a food service delivery pilot program for children during the non-school summer months." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Will Hurd, R-Texas, Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., Don Young, R-Alaska, David Trone, D-Md.,  more

Rep. Jayapal Introduces Bill to Establish Grant Program for Employers Affected by COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6918) to "direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a grant program for employers adversely affected by COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 19 and has 92 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Sean Casten, D-Ill., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Katie Porter, D-Calif., Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohi  more

Rep. Kuster Introduces Bill to Extend Period in Which State Governors May Order National Guard Members to Active Duty
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6980) to "extend the period in which Governors of States may order members of the National Guard to active duty in connection with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has 37 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., James McGovern, D-Mass., Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.,  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Amend Inspector General Act of 1978
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6984) to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 "to require removal for cause of Inspectors General." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., and Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass. It was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. For more information, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, 2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 2051  more

Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Encourage Protection of Internationally Recognized Human Rights
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6986) to "encourage the protection and promotion of internationally recognized human rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 22 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Jamie Raskin, D-Md. It was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. For more information, Rep. James McGovern, 40  more

Rep. Panetta Introduces Bill on Full-Time National Guard Duty Performed in Response to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6957) to "direct the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to treat a period of full-time National Guard duty, performed in response to the national emergency declared on March 13, 2020, by the President with respect to COVID-19, as not shorter than 90 days." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has 38 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Pete King, R-N.Y., Gerald E. Connolly, D  more

Rep. Roy Introduces Bill to Increase Supply of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 6997) to "direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the supply of prescription drugs for which the Secretary pays for veterans during a public health emergency." The bill was introduced on May 22 and has eight co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Greg Steube, R-Fla., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Ted Budd, R-N.C., Andy Harris, R-Md., Mark Green, R-Tenn., and Scott Perry, R  more

Rep. Speier Introduces Bill to Authorize Program of Death, Hospitalization Benefits for Essential Workers
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 6955) to amend the Public Health Service Act "to authorize a program of death and hospitalization benefits for essential workers who die as a result of COVID-19 or related complications." The bill was introduced on May 19 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., Max Rose, D-N.Y., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Eliot L. E  more

Sen. Blackburn Introduces Bill to Protect, Promote Internationally Recognized Human Rights
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation (S. 3819) to "encourage the protection and promotion of internationally recognized human rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic." The bill was introduced on May 21 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Todd Young, R-Ind., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.,  more

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Provide for Percentage of Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employment
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced legislation (S. 3760) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment." The bill was introduced on May 19 and has nine co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Haw  more

Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill on FCC One-Touch Make-Ready Rules
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has introduced legislation (S. 3804) to "clarify that the 'one-touch make-ready' rules of the Federal Communication Commission for utility pole attachments do not supersede the National Labor Relations Act or collective bargaining agreements." The bill was introduced on May 21. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. For more information, Sen. Benjamin Cardin, 509 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington,  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Protect Older Adults, People With Disabilities From COVID-19
WASHINGTON, May 21 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3768) to "protect older adults and people with disabilities living in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals from COVID-19." The bill was introduced on May 19 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Doug Jones, D-Ala., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.  more

Sen. Duckworth Introduces Bill to Extend Period in Which State Governors May Order Members of National Guard to Active Duty
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 3791) to "extend the period in which Governors of States may order members of the National Guard to active duty in connection with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)." The bill was introduced on May 20 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mark R. Warner, D-Va., Robert Menend  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. Risch Introduces Bill to Advance U.S. Global Health Security, Diplomacy Objectives
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, has introduced legislation (S. 3829) to "advance the global health security and diplomacy objectives of the U.S., improve coordination among the relevant Federal departments and agencies implementing United States foreign assistance for global health security, and more effectively enable partner countries to strengthen and sustain resilient health systems and supply chains with the resources, capacity, and personnel required to prevent, detect, mi  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. Toomey Introduces Bill to Impose Sanctions on Erosion of Obligations of China to Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 3798) to "impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved in the erosion of certain obligations of China with respect to Hong Kong." The bill was introduced on May 21 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. It was referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Patrick Toomey, 248 Russell  more