US Congress Senator James Risch [R]

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USSB4608IntroA bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the portability of professional licenses of members of the uniformed services and their spouses, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-17
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB4431IntroEmergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB3427IntroModernizing Access to Our Public Land Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to jointly develop and adopt interagency standards to ensure compatibility and interoperability among...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4588IntroA bill to improve programs of the Small Business Administration to better assist small business customers in accessing broadband technology, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-16
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB2950IntroVeterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2020
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 542.
USSR689IntroA resolution condemning the crackdown on peaceful protestors in Belarus and calling for the imposition of sanctions on responsible officials.
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2020-09-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB785EngrossCommander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care. TITLE I--I...
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2020-09-09
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB614IntroGrizzly Bear State Management Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of the Interior to remove the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem population of grizzly bears from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife.
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2020-09-09
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB2898IntroCONTRACT Act of 2019 Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers Act of 2019 This bill exempts certain air traffic controllers from a required reduction in their retirement annuity payment on account of earnings ...
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2020-09-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 526.
USSR684IntroA resolution calling on the Government of Cameroon and separatist armed groups from the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions to end all violence, respect the human rights of all Cameroonians, and pursue a genuinely inclusive dialogue towa...
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2020-09-08
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR682IntroA resolution recognizing the devastating explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, and expressing solidarity with the Lebanese people. This resolution expresses the Senate's affirmation that U.S. assistance should be delivered direc...
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2020-08-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4392IntroUkraine Security Partnership Act
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2020-07-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR660IntroA resolution honoring and commemorating the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis.
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4524-4525; text: CR S4524-4525)
USSB4317IntroSAFE TO WORK Act Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act
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2020-07-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB92IntroRegulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2019 This bill revises provisions relating to congressional review of agency rulemaking. Specifically, the bill establishes a congressional approval process for a major rule. A major rule may ...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB3997IntroSafeguarding American Innovation Act
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB4272IntroSTRATEGIC Act Strengthening Trade, Regional Alliances, Technology, and Economic and Geopolitical Initiatives concerning China Act This bill contains provisions addressing China and foreign relations generally. The provisions include directing the Dep...
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2020-07-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR629IntroA resolution designating June 2020 as "Great Outdoors Month". This resolution designates June 2020 as Great Outdoors Month. The resolution encourages all individuals in the United States to responsibly participate in recreation activities in the grea...
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2020-07-01
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/18/20 CR S3106-3107)
USSB4127IntroTreating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act
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2020-07-01
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB4130IntroAmerican Foundries Act of 2020
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2020-07-01
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3985IntroJUSTICE Act Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020
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2020-06-24
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 126) entered in Senate.
USSB4057IntroA bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide that the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior are not required to reinitiate con...
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2020-06-24
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4019IntroJuneteenth National Independence Day Act This bill designates Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday.
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2020-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3829IntroGlobal Health Security and Diplomacy Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
USSR632IntroA resolution reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador and recognizing the restoration and advancement of economic relations, security, and development opportunities in both nations. This resolution reaffirms t...
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3996IntroA bill to amend the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1979, relating to the conduct of knowledge diplomacy.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3744PassUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region and requires various reports on the topic. The President shall per...
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2020-06-17
Became Public Law No: 116-145. (TXT | PDF)
USSR620IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2020, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States. This resolution designates June 19, 2020, as "Junete...
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2020-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2979; text: CR S2976)
USSR567IntroA resolution commending career professionals at the Department of State for their extensive efforts to repatriate United States citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resolution commends and thanks the Department of...
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2020-06-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2922; text 05/07/2020 CR S2328-2329)
USSB3933IntroCHIPS for America Act Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act This bill establishes investments and incentives to support U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research and development, and supply chain security. Specificall...
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2020-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3898IntroHomeless Veterans Coronavirus Response Act of 2020
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2020-06-04
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR406IntroA resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its ten members, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, have worked with the United ...
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2020-06-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
USSR606IntroA resolution designating May 5, 2020, as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls". This resolution designates May 5, 2020, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
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2020-06-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2700; text: CR S2699)
USSB3782EngrossSmall Business Lending Continuity Act of 2020 This bill revises the authorization for certain Small Business Administration (SBA) loan products currently linked to the Paycheck Protection Program that was implemented in response to COVID-19 (i.e., co...
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2020-06-03
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR583IntroA resolution honoring the life and achievements of former United States Senator Thomas Allen Coburn and expressing condolences to the family of Thomas Allen Coburn on his passing. This resolution declares that the Senate (1) has heard with profound s...
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2020-05-22
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSR582IntroA resolution designating Michael P. DiSilvestro as Director Emeritus of Senate Security of the United States Senate. This resolution designates Michael P. DiSilvestro as Director Emeritus of Senate Security of the United States Senate, effective May ...
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2020-05-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2483; text: CR S2505-2506)
USSB3754IntroTechnical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2020
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2020-05-18
To Senate Indian Affairs Committee
USSR577IntroA resolution designating the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020, as "National Police Week". This resolution designates the week of May 10-May 16, 2020, as National Police Week.
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2020-05-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2430; text: CR S2425-2426)
USSB3688IntroEnergy Infrastructure Protection Act of 2020
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2020-05-12
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSR566IntroA resolution commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. This resolution honors the Polish soldiers and civilians whose lives were lost at the hands of the Soviet People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (also known as the NKVD) durin...
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2020-05-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3626IntroMultilateral Aid Review Act of 2020 This bill establishes a U.S. Multilateral Aid Review to assess U.S. government investments in multilateral entities. The President shall establish a U.S. Multilateral Aid Review Task Force, which shall report to Co...
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2020-05-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3612IntroSmall Business Expense Protection Act of 2020 This bill amends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to provide that tax deductions for ordinary business expenses and other tax incidents shall not be affected by the exclusion from gr...
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2020-05-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1822PassBroadband DATA Act Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the way broadband data is collected, verified, and reported. Specifically, the FCC must colle...
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2020-03-23
Became Public Law No: 116-130. (TXT | PDF)
USSB227EngrossSavanna's Act This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans. The bill requires DOJ to provide training to law enforcement agencie...
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2020-03-12
Held at the desk.
USSB3493IntroProtect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act This bill broadens the scope of allowable firearm transactions involving active duty service members and their spouses. Specifically, the bill allows a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufact...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB52IntroCaesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 This bill establishes additional sanctions and financial restrictions on institutions and individuals related to the conflict in Syria. The Department of the Treasury shall determine whether the Central Ba...
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2020-03-11
Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
USSB1757EngrossUnited States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award of a single gold medal to the U.S. Arm...
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2020-03-09
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB2321EngrossNegro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 400,000 half-dollar clad coins in commemoration of the 100th...
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2020-03-09
Held at the desk.
USSR527IntroA resolution recognizing the longstanding partnership between the United States and Australia to share critical firefighting resources during times of crisis.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3393IntroA bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for concurrent receipt of veterans' disability compensation and retired pay for disability retirees with fewer than 20 years of service and a combat-related disability, and for other purposes. ...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Armed Services Committee
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