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Rep. Lujan Grisham Introduces Bill on Commercialization of Energy Technologies
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3750) to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 "to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Ben Lujan, D-N.M. It was jointly referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology and Armed Services committees.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham in Washington at 214 Cannon House Office ... Show Full Article

Rep. Lawrence Introduces Bill to Amend Fair Housing Act
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3745) to amend the Fair Housing Act "to establish that certain conduct, in or around a dwelling, shall be considered to be severe or pervasive for purposes of determining whether a certain type of sexual harassment has occurred under that Act."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Grace F. Napolitano, D-Calif., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., and Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

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Rep. Hice Introduces Bill to Amend Former Presidents Act of 1958
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3739) to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, "commonly known as the Former Presidents Act of 1958, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12. It was referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Jody Hice in Washington at 1516 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-4101; or in the district offices at 3015 Heritage Road, Ste. 6, Milledgeville, GA 31061; ... Show Full Article

Rep. Duffy Introduces Bill on Persons Regulated by State Insurance Regulator
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3746) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 "to clarify the authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with respect to persons regulated by a State insurance regulator."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. It was referred to the House Financial Services Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Sean Duffy in Washington at 2330 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-3365; or in the ... Show Full Article

Rep. Davis Introduces Bill to Improve Higher Education Opportunities
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3742) to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 "to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., and Susan A. Davis, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Danny Davis in Washington at 2159 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Bishop Introduces Bill on Federal Acknowledgment as Indian Tribe
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3744) to "provide that an Indian group may receive Federal acknowledgment as an Indian tribe only by an Act of Congress."

The bill was introduced on Sept. 12. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Rob Bishop in Washington at 123 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-0453; or in the district offices at 324 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401; 801/625-0107; 6 N. Main St., Brigham City, UT 84302.