US Congress Senator Jeff Merkley [D]

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USSB3076Intro
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A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to prohibit officers of the Federal Reserve from trading certain securities, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2650Intro
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A bill to provide mandatory funding for hazardous fuels reduction projects on certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-21
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB3050Intro
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A bill to remove limitations under Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and the Department of Veterans Affairs on benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges.
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2021-10-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2747Intro
25%
Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail ...
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2021-10-20
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2747 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 420) entered in Senate.
USSB3034Intro
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A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSB3022Intro
25%
A bill to subject certain private funds to joint and several liability with respect to the liabilities of firms acquired and controlled by those funds, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3024Intro
25%
A bill to amend the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 to provide technical assistance and training to State and local courts to improve the constitutional and equitable enforcement of fines and fees, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1538Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Smith River National Recreation Area Act to include certain additions to the Smith River National Recreation Area, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain wild rivers in the State of Oregon, and for other purp...
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2021-10-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB1589Intro
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A bill to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, f...
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2021-10-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSR417Intro
25%
A 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.
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2021-10-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 10/07/2021 CR S7005-7006)
USSB2957Intro
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Limits government access to digital information at the border. A governmental entity may not (1) access the digital contents of electronic equipment of a U.S. person at the border without a warrant, (2) deny such a person's entry into or exit from th...
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2021-10-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2960Intro
25%
A bill to encourage reduction of disposable plastic products in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-07
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSJR28Intro
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This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the United States or any state from denying or abridging equal rights under the law on account of sex.
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2021-10-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR411Intro
25%
This resolution designates October 6, 2021, as Energy Efficiency Day.
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2021-10-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6992-6993; text: CR S7003)
USSB4Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-06
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 143.
USSB2950Intro
25%
A bill to combat illegal deforestation by prohibiting the importation of products made wholly or in part of certain commodities produced on land undergoing illegal deforestation, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2937Intro
25%
A bill to authorize humanitarian assistance and civil society support, promote democracy and human rights, and impose targeted sanctions with respect to human rights abuses in Burma, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR338Intro
25%
This resolution designates September 2021 as National Democracy Month.
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2021-09-30
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 8/5/2021 CR S5951)
USSB2907Intro
25%
A bill to establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-30
To Senate Indian Affairs Committee
USSB2921Intro
25%
A bill to protect our democracy by preventing abuses of presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-30
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR401Intro
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A resolution designating September 2021 as "National Voting Rights Month".
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2021-09-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2919Intro
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Designates Indigenous Peoples' Day as a legal public holiday in lieu of Columbus Day.
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2021-09-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR395Intro
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This resolution recognizes September 28, 2021, as National Voter Registration Day and encourages those eligible to vote to register, verify their personal information on record with local election officials, and vote.
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2021-09-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6800; text: CR S6786)
USSB2900Intro
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A bill to suspend the enforcement of certain civil liabilities of Federal employees and contractors during a lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2890Intro
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A bill to allow the participants in the National Health Service Corps to defer their obligated service in order to receive training in palliative care services.
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2021-09-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR386Intro
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A resolution relative to the death of Robert Britton "Bob" Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate.
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2021-09-24
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB2819Intro
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Allows the President to increase the statutory debt limit unless a joint resolution of disapproval is passed by Congress and becomes law. Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the President must submit to Congress a certification that specifies...
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2021-09-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR379Intro
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A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 13, 2021, through September 17, 2021, as "National Small Business Week" to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United...
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2021-09-22
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6630; text: CR S6629)
USSB2791Intro
25%
A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2795Intro
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A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use alternatives to detention for certain vulnerable immigrant populations, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2783Intro
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Makes certain individuals from Afghanistan eligible for any benefit that is available to a refugee, such as resettlement assistance.Specifically, this bill shall apply to a national of Afghanistan (or an individual with no nationality who last habitu...
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2021-09-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR374Intro
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This resolution designates the week of September 19-September 25, 2021, as National Estuaries Week.
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2021-09-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2775Intro
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A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide for whistleblower incentives and protection.
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2021-09-21
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2093Intro
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Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-09-15
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (CR S6516-6517)
USSB2752Intro
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A bill to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2751Intro
25%
A bill to establish an occupational safety and health standard to protect farmworkers from wildfire smoke and excessive heat, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1217Intro
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Directs the Securities and Exchange Commission to require an issuer of securities to annually disclose information regarding climate change-related risks posed to the issuer, including an issuer's strategies and actions to mitigate these risks. Speci...
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2021-09-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSCR14Engross
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This concurrent resolution establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2022, sets forth budgetary levels for FY2023-FY2031, and provides reconciliation instructions for legislation that increases the deficit. The resolution ...
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2021-08-24
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 601, S. Con. Res. 14 is considered passed House. (text: CR H4372-4384)
USSB1Intro
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Addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-08-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.
USSB2702Intro
25%
A bill to protect the voting rights of Native American and Alaska Native voters.
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2021-08-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2697Intro
25%
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the Medicaid coverage exclusion for inmates in custody pending disposition of charges, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR202Intro
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This resolution designates May 7, 2021, as United States Foreign Service Day and honors the men and women who serve in the Foreign Service.
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2021-08-09
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 4/29/2021 CR S2370)
USSR343Intro
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A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Maurice Robert Gravel, former Senator from the State of Alaska.
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2021-08-09
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB2680Intro
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Imposes an additional 7% tax on the adjusted net book income of a corporation that exceeds $100 million. It also allows a credit for a taxpayer, other than an S corporation, for a specified percentage of the taxpayer's net regular tax liability.
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2021-08-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR348Intro
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This resolution addresses issues related to individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the resolution recognizes the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the enactment of the Americans with Disabilitie...
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2021-08-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6106; text: CR S6114-6115)
USSR342Intro
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A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the practice of politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and calling on governments for the immediate release of women who are political prisoners.
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2021-08-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2636Intro
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A bill to amend the Research Facilities Act and the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 to address deferred maintenance at agricultural research facilities, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-05
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB2661Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to establish a grant program for supporting local communities in detecting, preparing for, communicating about, or mitigating the environmental and public health impacts of wildfire smoke, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-05
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2634Intro
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Requires the Department of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education to remove criminal and juvenile justice questions from their admission applications.
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2021-08-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2626Intro
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A bill to enhance protections for election records.
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2021-08-05
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
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