US Congress Senator Benjamin Cardin [D]

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USSB151EngrossPallone-Thune TRACED Act Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act This bill implements a forfeiture penalty for violations (with or without intent) of the prohibition on certain robocalls. The bill also removes a...
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2019-12-05
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB743IntroMerrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act Merrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs Congress to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as Merrill's Marauders, in rec...
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2019-12-05
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6895-6896)
USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall repo...
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2019-12-04
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSR447IntroA resolution expressing serious concern about widespread irregularities in Bolivia's October 20, 2019, general elections and supporting the convening of new elections in Bolivia at the earliest possible date.
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2019-12-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR318IntroA resolution to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Sixth Replenishment.
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2019-12-02
Resolution agreed to in Senate with amendments and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6790-6791)
USSB1838PassHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill directs various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely s...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-76.
USSB2710PassA bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force. This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export specified munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kon...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-77.
USSB2936IntroA bill to provide for the admission and protection of refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable individuals, to provide for the processing of refugees and asylum seekers in the Western Hemisphere, and to modify certain special immigrant visa pro...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR443IntroA resolution recognizing and celebrating on November 30, 2019, the vital role of small businesses and the efforts of the Small Business Administration to help people in the United States start, build, and grow businesses. This resolution recognizes a...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSR437IntroA resolution expressing support for the goals of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.
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2019-11-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6764; text: CR S6759)
USSB1081IntroLand and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act This bill makes permanent, beginning in FY2020, funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The President shall annually submit to Congress specified details regarding the allocation...
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2019-11-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSR393IntroA resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak and the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices mad...
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2019-11-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 10/31/2019 S6339)
USSR427IntroA resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Sikh Americans, and for other purposes. This resolution recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikh Americans and expresses respect for all Sikhs who practi...
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2019-11-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1982IntroSOS 2.0 Act Save Our Seas 2.0 Act
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2019-11-13
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2843IntroViolence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2836IntroPut Patients First Act
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2019-11-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2837IntroCleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act
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2019-11-12
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2807IntroHospice Care Improvement Act of 2019
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2019-11-07
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR413IntroA resolution designating the week of November 4 through November 8, 2019, as "National Veterans Small Business Week".
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2019-11-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6485; text: CR S6481)
USSB2773IntroPrivate Prison Information Act of 2019 This bill specifies that a record related to a non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility must be considered a federal agency record for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A non-fede...
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2019-11-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR407IntroA resolution congratulating the Washington Nationals on winning the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series.
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2019-11-05
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6410; text: CR S6396)
USSR404IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should work in cooperation with the international community and continue to exercise global leadership to address the causes and effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
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2019-10-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR400IntroA resolution recognizing October 2019 as "National Women's Small Business Month".
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2019-10-31
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6357; text: CR S6342)
USSR401IntroA resolution recognizing the month of October 2019 as Filipino American History Month and celebrating the history and culture of Filipino Americans and their immense contributions to the United States. This resolution recognizes the October 2019 cele...
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2019-10-31
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6357; text: CR S6342-6343)
USSB2766IntroGirls LEAD Act Girls' Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development Act of 2019
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2019-10-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSJR52IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to "State Relief and Empowerment...
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2019-10-30
Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 337.
USSB2754IntroAmerican Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR390IntroA resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Senator Kay Hagan. This resolution declares that (1) the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Kay Hagan, former Member of t...
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2019-10-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: S6307; text: CR S6305-6306)
USSB2741IntroCONNECT for Health Act of 2019 Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR277IntroA resolution remembering the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recommitting to efforts to uphold justice for the 85 victims of the attack. This...
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2019-10-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6256; text: 7/17/2019 CR S4912-4913)
USSB2717IntroUPLIFT Act of 2019 Ushering Progress by Leveraging Innovation and Future Technology Act of 2019
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2019-10-28
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSR382IntroA resolution recognizing the month of October 2019 as "National Principals Month".
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2019-10-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6177; text: CR S6162)
USSR380IntroA resolution supporting the goal and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increasing personal financial literacy, and engaging the people of the United State...
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2019-10-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6177; text: CR S6161)
USSB1590EngrossRAWR Act Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2019 This bill modifies the Department of State rewards program to authorize rewards to individuals who furnish information that assists in the prevention or identification of crimes related to wildlife t...
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2019-10-23
Held at the desk.
USSB2674IntroAssuring Quality Water Infrastructure Act
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2019-10-23
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2687IntroLow-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2019 This bill addresses the access of low-income households to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services. Specifically, the bill establishes new pilot programs that award grants to help ...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2669IntroSHIELD Act Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act This bill establishes a duty to report election interference from foreign entities, applies existing campaign advertising requirements to online advertisements, and gen...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSJR53IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Ga...
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2019-10-17
Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 53. Record Vote Number: 324.
USSB2636IntroClean Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Act
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2019-10-17
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR364IntroA resolution congratulating the Washington Mystics on winning the 2019 Women's National Basketball Association championship.
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2019-10-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5905; text: CR S5902-5903)
USSB2634IntroSmall Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act This bill expands the tax credit for a portion of the employer-paid Social Security taxes for employee cash tips to include beauty service establishments. (Under current law, the credit is...
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2019-10-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2625IntroSyrian Allies Protection Act This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide certain Syrian nationals with special immigrant status. To qualify, a Syrian national must (1) have worked directly with the Armed Forces in a role...
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2019-10-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR356IntroA resolution designating September 4, 2019, as "National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day", and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.
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2019-10-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 9/26/2019 CR S5757)
USSB2615IntroHistoric Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act of 2019 This bill increases the rehabilitation tax credit and modifies certain requirements for the credit. The bill increases the rate of the credit to 30% for small projects (rehabilitation expenditure...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB239PassChrista McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 350,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of Christa McAuliffe, a teacher tragically killed in the Space Shuttle...
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2019-10-09
Became Public Law No: 116-65. (TXT | PDF)
USSR252IntroA resolution designating September 2019 as National Democracy Month as a time to reflect on the contributions of the system of government of the United States to a more free and stable world.
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2019-09-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/19/2019 CR S3849-3850)
USSB2372IntroSave Our Seas 2.0: Enhanced Global Engagement to Combat Marine Debris Act
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2019-09-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 239.
USSR353IntroA resolution recognizing September 24, 2019, as "National Voter Registration Day".
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2019-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5760; text: CR S5756)
USSR352IntroA resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. This resolution recognizes (1) the celebration of Hispanic Herita...
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2019-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5760; text: CR S5755-5756)
USSB2591IntroChesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense Act of 2019
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2019-09-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
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