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Rep. Burgess Introduces Bill on Employer-Provided Group Term Life Insurance
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (H.R. 3037) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to increase the dollar limitation on employer-provided group term life insurance that can be excluded from the gross income of the employee."

The bill was introduced on June 23. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Michael Burgess in Washington at 2336 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-7772; or in the district office at 2000 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. ... Show Full Article

Rep. Katko Introduces Bill on Marriage, Family Therapist Services Coverage
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3032) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. John Katko in Washington at 1620 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC ... Show Full Article

Rep. Conyers Introduces Bill on Pesticides That May Affect Pollinators
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3040) to "direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take certain actions related to pesticides that may affect pollinators."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and has 25 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., John Lewis, D-Ga., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Niki ... Show Full Article

Rep. Knight Introduces Bill on U.S. Civil, Military Aviation
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3033) to "secure the technological edge of the United States in civil and military aviation."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, David Joyce, R-Ohio, and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. The legislation was referred to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Steve Knight in Washington at 1023 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-1956; ... Show Full Article

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Designate Lands as Wilderness Areas
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3039) to "designate certain Federal lands in the State of California as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to designate portions of the San Gabriel River and Little Rock Creek in that State as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif. It was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.


For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Judy Chu ... Show Full Article

Rep. Lewis Introduces Bill to Modernize Voter Registroration
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., has introduced legislation (H.R. 12) to "modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and has 177 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Robert A. Brady, D-Pa., John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Alma S. Adams, D-N.C., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Nanette D. Barragan, D-Calif., Karen Bass, D-Calif., Joyce Beatty, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Provide Employees With Leave
by MYRA TUGADE
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3038) to "provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections."

The bill was introduced on June 23 and has 19 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Dwight Evans, D-Pa., Henry C. Johnson, D-Ga., Hakeen Jeffries, D-N.Y., Robin Kelly, D-Ill., David Loebsack, D-Iowa, James McGovern, D-Mass., Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., Gwen Moore, D-Wis., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Eleanor Holmes Norton, ... Show Full Article