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USSB760IntroOPEN Government Data Act Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act (Sec. 4) This bill requires open government data assets made available by federal agencies (excluding the Government Accountability Office [GAO] and certain other go...
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2017-07-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
USSR228IntroA resolution calling for a credible, peaceful, free, and fair presidential election in Kenya in August 2017. Calls upon: (1) the governernment of Kenya and opposition parties in Kenya to hold free and fair presidential elections in August 2017 and to...
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2017-07-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1588IntroDemocracy Restoration Act of 2017
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2017-07-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1589IntroPromotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend to all domestic corporations, including S corporations, provisions allowing deferral of tax on gain from the sale of employer secur...
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2017-07-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1585IntroDISCLOSE Act of 2017 Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to ban campaign contributions and expenditures by corporations that are controlled,...
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2017-07-19
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB1568IntroPresident John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 500,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of President John F. Kennedy. The bill requires all sales of such coins to incl...
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2017-07-17
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR220IntroA resolution expressing solidarity with Falun Gong practitioners who have lost lives, freedoms, and rights for adhering to their beliefs and practices and condemning the practice of non-consenting organ harvesting, and for other purposes. Expresses s...
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2017-07-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1564IntroRefund Equality Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt certain same-sex couples who were legally married under state law from the three-year time limitation for filing: (1) a claim for a credit or refund of an overpayment of...
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2017-07-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1545IntroSAME Act of 2017 States Achieve Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017 This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to provide the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to every state that expands Medicaid coverage for ind...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1535IntroFUTURE Act Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify the tax credit for carbon dioxide sequestration. The bill modifies the credi...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1547IntroAnti-Voter Suppression Act
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2017-07-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB1530IntroMedicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish an Advance Directive Certification Program. Under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall gr...
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2017-07-11
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR217IntroA resolution welcoming Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of the Tunisian Republic on his first official visit to the United States, congratulating the people of the Tunisian Republic on their embrace of democracy after decades of dictatorship, and encour...
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2017-07-11
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR212IntroA resolution recognizing June 2017 as "LGBTQ Pride Month". Expresses support for the rights, freedoms, and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Recognizes that LGBTQ rights are human rights and protected b...
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2017-06-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1498IntroSmithsonian American Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive American women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of programs relat...
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2017-06-29
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB722EngrossCountering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 This bill directs the Departments of State, Defense, and Treasury and the Director of National Intelligence to submit a strategy every two years for deterring conventional and asymmetric Iranian ...
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2017-06-29
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB1503IntroNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins emblematic of the game of basketball. T...
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2017-06-29
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1462IntroMarketplace Certainty Act
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2017-06-28
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1467IntroWounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to eligible institutions to: (1) establish a master's degree program in orthotics and prosthetics, or (2) expand upon an existing mast...
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2017-06-28
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1430IntroChesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act
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2017-06-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1437IntroVoter Empowerment Act of 2017
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2017-06-26
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR202IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of June 26, 2017, as "LGBT Equality Day". Expresses support for: (1) equal rights and protections for all people, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity; and (2) the...
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2017-06-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB459IntroA bill to designate the area between the intersections of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest and Davis Street, Northwest and Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest and Edmunds Street, Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia, as "Boris Nemtsov Plaza", and for oth...
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2017-06-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 156.
USSB1413IntroTeachers Are Leaders Act This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize grants for the establishment of professional development programs for teachers who remain in the classroom while also carrying out formalized leadership responsib...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1407IntroMade in America Deduction Enhancement (MADE) Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities, to allow an increased deduction for manufacturers that use materials...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR200IntroA resolution welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on his official visit to the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea relationship, and for other purposes. Welcomes: (1) the President of the Republic of Korea, M...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR201IntroA resolution affirming the importance of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to women and girls, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities. Recognizes th...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1420IntroLOVE Act of 2017 Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of State to review employee terminations at the State Department in the 1950s and 1960s to determine who was wrongfully terminated due to their actual ...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1419IntroVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more polling places to be located o...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR195IntroA resolution recognizing June 20, 2017, as "World Refugee Day". Reaffirms: (1) the bipartisan commitment of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees; and (2) the goals of World Refugee Day. Recognizes: (1) individua...
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2017-06-20
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR193IntroA resolution commending the bravery of the United States Capitol Police, the Police Department of Alexandria, Virginia, and all first responders who protected Members of Congress, their staff, and others during the shooting on June 14, 2017, at Eugen...
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2017-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3560-3561; text: CR S3559-3560)
USSB1361IntroImproving Access to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1371IntroWorking Families Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the earned income tax credit, to: (1) increase the credit and reduce the phaseout percentage for taxpayers with no qualifying children, (2) reduce fro...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1376IntroNo Hearing, No Vote Act of 2017 This bill amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to prohibit the Senate from considering any reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution, unless: the legislation is either ordered reported to the Senate by th...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Budget Committee
USSB1366IntroRestore Honor to Service Members Act This bill requires appropriate military record correction boards or discharge review boards to review the discharge characterization of any former members of the Armed Forces requesting a review who were discharge...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1370IntroMental Health in Schools Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including ...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1354IntroIndividual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act This bill establishes and provides funds for an individual market stabilization reinsurance program to be administered in each state by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under t...
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2017-06-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1353IntroAutomatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
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2017-06-14
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB591IntroMilitary and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017 This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or ...
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2017-06-14
Special Committee on Aging. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-364.
USSB1348IntroStopping the Pharmaceutical Industry from Keeping Drugs Expensive (SPIKE) Act of 2017 This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to require manufacturers of drugs with specified percentage increases in their wholesale c...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR190IntroA resolution honoring the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub one year ago. Commemorates the victims killed in the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. Honors the survivors of t...
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2017-06-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3398-3399, S3410; text: CR S3397-3398)
USSB905IntroSyrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill: (1) condemns the violence and human rights violations carried out by the Syrian government and pro-government forces; (2) urges all parties to halt civilian attacks; (3) expresses suppo...
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2017-06-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.
USSB1338IntroDust Off Crews of the Vietnam War Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Med...
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2017-06-12
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR184IntroA resolution relative to the death of James Paul David "Jim" Bunning, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorabl...
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2017-06-08
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB1328IntroFair and Equal Housing Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Housing Act (FHA) under the Civil Rights Act of 1968 to add sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected against discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing. ...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1299IntroPreventing Diabetes in Medicare Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy services to beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or risk factors for developing type-2...
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2017-06-07
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1293IntroInvent and Manufacture in America Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the research tax credit, to allow an increased credit for qualified domestic manufacturers. A "qualified domestic manufacturer" is a taxpayer who has do...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1221IntroCountering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017 This bill declares that the United States supports the "Stimson Doctrine" and thus does not recognize territorial changes effected by force, including the illegal invasions and occupation...
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2017-06-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 118.
USSB1292IntroSpecial Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 This bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide that the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall have the rank of ambassador and be appointed...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR18IntroA resolution reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina's economic reforms. Declares that the Senate: upholds its commitment to the partnership between the United States and Argentina and reaffirms that Argentina is...
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2017-06-05
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 114.
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