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Emerson introduced bills before leaving office

Jan 28, 2013 -- 10:13am


Southeast Missourian

A check of Congressional bill introductions shows former U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson filed several before her final day in office Jan. 22.

Among legislation introduced by Emerson are bills that would establish spending caps for federal conference and travel expenditures; provide for the placement of certain synthetic drugs on Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act; and support Inspector General oversight for federal entities.

All three bills were referred to House committees for review before Emerson left office. She resigned to become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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