Klobuchar’s bipartisan Restoring Brand USA Act, Seniors Fraud Prevention Act, and Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act were included in a landmark government funding package
Package of legislation heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that her bipartisan bills to boost tourism in the U.S., protect seniors from scams, and help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning have passed the House and Senate. This legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law as part of the yearly government funding package. The package also includes major federal funding for local projects to strengthen communities across Minnesota.
“With this legislation, we came together across party lines to move forward policies that will make a real difference in Minnesotans’ lives,” said Klobuchar. “For years, I have fought for Congress to take action to strengthen tourism, protect seniors from scams, and help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Now that these bills head to the President’s desk to be signed into law, we are one step closer to achieving these goals.”
The bipartisan Restoring Brand USA Act, which Klobuchar introduced with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), will help Brand USA – a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the U.S. – by directing the Treasury Department to allow the Commerce Department to access critical resources to support the program for Fiscal Year 2022.
The bipartisan Seniors Fraud Prevention Act, which Klobuchar introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), will help fight scams designed to rob seniors of their assets by directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create an office to educate seniors about fraud schemes while also improving the agency’s monitoring and response to fraud complaints.
The bipartisan Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, which Klobuchar introduced with Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), would encourage tougher standards for carbon monoxide detectors. The legislation is named in honor of two young brothers from Kimball, Minnesota, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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