US Congress Senator Jeff Merkley [D]

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USSB178EngrossUIGHUR Act of 2019 Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response Act of 2019 This bill directs the President to impose sanctions and export restrictions related to China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic ...
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2020-10-23
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
USSB832PassA bill to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865. This bill nullifies the supplemental treaty between the United States an...
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2020-10-20
Became Public Law No: 116-175.
USSB3758EnrollA bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections. This bill specifies types of programs the Bureau of Reclamation may participate in, such as land idling (i.e., refraining from cultivating c...
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2020-10-20
Presented to President.
USSB4075EnrollRLF Act Reinvigorating Lending for the Future Act
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2020-10-20
Presented to President.
USSB1982EngrossSave Our Seas 2.0 Act
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2020-10-19
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB785PassCommander 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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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-171.
USSB2661PassNational Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The Department of Healt...
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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-172.
USSB4072PassA bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the "Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic". This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Bend, Oregon, as the Robert D. M...
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2020-10-13
Became Public Law No: 116-169. (TXT | PDF)
USSB227PassSavanna'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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2020-10-10
Became Public Law No: 116-165. (TXT | PDF)
USSCR49IntroA concurrent resolution mandating procedures to ensure adequate precautions against COVID-19 in Senate buildings.
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2020-10-05
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB2203IntroBrand USA Extension Act This bill (1) extends funding for Brand USA, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through FY2027; (2) raises the fee for using the electronic system for travel authorization; and (3) otherwise modifies the duties and powers o...
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2020-10-01
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 568.
USSB4781IntroA bill to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses.
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2020-10-01
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR740IntroA resolution designating October 7, 2020, as "Energy Efficiency Day" in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits that have been driven by private sector innovation and Federal energy efficiency policies. This resolution designates Octob...
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2020-09-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5998; text: CR S5986-5987)
USSR730IntroA resolution supporting the designation of the week beginning September 20, 2020, as "National Small Business Week" and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business owners of the United States and their impact on their communities. Thi...
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2020-09-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5998; text: CR S5983)
USSB4770IntroA bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for a Family Crisis Cash Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4740IntroA bill to support public health infrastructure.
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2020-09-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4741IntroA bill to prohibit transfers of individuals between ICE facilities and Federal, State, and local facilities, to ensure physical distancing inside ICE facilities, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-29
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4689IntroSmall Business Disaster Relief Equity Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR719IntroA resolution recognizing September 22, 2020, as "National Voter Registration Day". This resolution recognizes September 22, 2020, as National Voter Registration Day and encourages those eligible to vote to register, verify their personal information ...
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2020-09-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5881; text: CR S5876)
USSB4710IntroA bill to obtain and direct the placement in the Capitol or on the Capitol Grounds of a monument to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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2020-09-24
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4714IntroWorker Health Coverage Protection Act
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2020-09-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR725IntroA resolution establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission.
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2020-09-24
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4730IntroCirculating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB4680IntroEnding Natural Gas Companies' Seizure of Land for Export Profits Act
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2020-09-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSCR47IntroA concurrent resolution recognizing that the climate crisis is disproportionately affecting the health, economic opportunity, and fundamental rights of children, expressing the sense of Congress that renewed leadership by the United States is needed ...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4659IntroRohingya Genocide Determination Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress an assessment of the persecution of the Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim group in Burma (Myanmar), by Burma's military and security forces, a...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4673IntroReaffirming Property Rights Through Natural Gas Act Modernization Act
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2020-09-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4668IntroPeople Over Long Lines Act (POLL Act)
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2020-09-23
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4671IntroA bill to prohibit Federal law enforcement officers from wearing camouflage uniforms in the United States.
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2020-09-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR714IntroA resolution encouraging the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen requirements under the Clean Water Act and reverse ongoing administrative actions to weaken the Clean Water Act and protections for waters of...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4638IntroScience and Transparency Over Politics Act
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2020-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR711IntroA resolution calling on the President of the United States to take executive action to broadly cancel Federal student loan debt.
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2020-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4621Intro2020 Disasters Tax Relief Act
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2020-09-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4627IntroFEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020
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2020-09-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR701IntroA resolution urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.
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2020-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR707IntroA resolution recognizing September 1, 2020, as "National Poll Worker Recruitment Day". This resolution recognizes September 1, 2020, as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.
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2020-09-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5715-5716; text: CR S5713)
USSB4629IntroAmerica LEADS Act America Labor, Economic competitiveness, Alliances, Democracy and Security Act
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2020-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR709IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the August 13, 2020, and September 11, 2020, announcements of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel and the...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2828IntroMalheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act This bill addresses various public land concerns in Malheur County in Oregon. The bill directs the Department of the Interior to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for certain federa...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4593IntroEmmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB4595IntroA bill to temporarily extend the period of validity of J-1 visas issued to employees and contractors of the United States Agency for Global Media and its broadcasting networks.
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2020-09-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR700IntroA resolution designating the week of September 19 through September 26, 2020, as "National Estuaries Week". This resolution designates the week of September 19-September 26, 2020, as National Estuaries Week.
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2020-09-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5676; text: CR S5655)
USSB514IntroDeborah Sampson Act
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 536.
USSB2216IntroTEAM Veteran Caregivers Act Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for Veteran Caregivers Act The bill revises the administration of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver programs. Specifically, the bill requires the VA to formall...
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 540.
USSR695IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as "National Voting Rights Month".
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2020-09-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR693IntroA resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to implement an agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy ("THRIVE").
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2020-09-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR690IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as "National Workforce Development Month".
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2020-09-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5576; text: CR S5574-5575)
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
USSB4559IntroRussia Bounty Response Act of 2020
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2020-09-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4557IntroCOVER Act COVid Enrollment Response Act
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2020-09-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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