US Congress Senator Jeff Merkley [D]

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USSCR46Intro
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A concurrent resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, commonly known as the "Clean Water Act".
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2022-11-28
Star Print ordered on the concurrent resolution.
USSB3092Engross
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Addresses the federal government's approach to wildfires. Specifically, the bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report to Congress regarding the use of relocation assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and...
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2022-11-17
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSR838Intro
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A resolution expressing concern about the spreading problem of book banning and the proliferation of threats to freedom of expression in the United States.
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2022-11-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB5126Intro
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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions.
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2022-11-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR845Intro
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This resolution recognizes November 2022 as National Native American Heritage Month and the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.
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2022-11-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6768; text: CR S6784-6785)
USSB5099Intro
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A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues relating to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes.
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2022-11-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB5081Intro
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A bill to establish an Office of Environmental Justice within the Department of Justice, and for other purposes.
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2022-11-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB5070Intro
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A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide grants to States to address contamination by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances on farms, and for other purposes.
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2022-10-11
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB4877Intro
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A bill to amend Public Law 91-378 to authorize activities relating to Civilian Conservation Centers, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-29
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSB4837Intro
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Establishes within Mount Hood National Forest one or more Indian Treaty Resources Emphasis Zones in areas agreed upon by the Forest Service and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon to protect and enhance treaty resources,...
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2022-09-29
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
USSR808Intro
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This resolution designates the week of September 26-October 2, 2022, as Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Week and recognizes the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Asian American and Native American P...
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2022-09-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR817Intro
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This resolution supports the designation of October 2-October 8, 2022, as National 4-H Week. It also (1) recognizes the important role of 4-H in youth development and education, and (2) encourages all citizens to recognize 4-H for the significant imp...
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2022-09-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6052-6053; text: CR S5558)
USSB3571Intro
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Promotes the remediation of abandoned hardrock mine sites by Good Samaritans. A Good Samaritan means a person that is (1) not a past or current owner or operator of the abandoned site; (2) had no role in the creation of the historic mine residue; and...
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2022-09-29
Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. Hearings held.
USSR819Intro
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This resolution recognizes the long history and positive economic effects of the Social Security programs. It also expresses the belief that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs should continue to be funded through mandatory ...
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2022-09-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB5053Intro
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A bill to provide for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
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2022-09-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB5003Intro
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A bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to provide the Secretary of the Interior with certain authorities with respect to projects affecting the Klamath Basin watershed, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-29
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB5035Intro
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A bill to make available necessary disaster assistance for families affected by major disasters, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-29
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR774Intro
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This resolution designates September 2022 as National Democracy Month.
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2022-09-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR753Intro
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This resolution urges the Brazilian government to ensure that the October 2022 elections are conducted in a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful manner that enables all citizens of Brazil to exercise the right to vote. The resolution call ...
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2022-09-28
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: 09/07/2022 CR S4481-4482)
USSB4982Intro
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A bill to establish the International Children with Disabilities Protection Program within the Department of State, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR803Intro
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A resolution condemning the detention and death of Mahsa Amini and calling on the Government of Iran to end its systemic persecution of women.
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2022-09-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4619Intro
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A bill to provide that all persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and accommodations of financial institutions.
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2022-09-22
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB4822Intro
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Addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosures of campaign expenditures, and requiring additional disclosures regarding certain political advertisements. ...
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2022-09-22
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 49. Record Vote Number: 346. (CR S4949-4950)
USSR791Intro
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This resolution designates September 2022 as National Voting Rights Month, encourages people to uphold the right to vote, encourages Congress to pass certain voting rights legislation, recommends the development of a curriculum in public schools and ...
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2022-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4937Intro
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Prohibits any federal agency from taking any action or extending any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of Russia's sovereignty over any internationally recognized territory of Ukraine, including its airspace and territorial waters.
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2022-09-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4920Intro
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A bill to provide enhanced protections for election workers.
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2022-09-22
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR787Intro
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A resolution recognizing the vital importance of the Mekong River to Southeast Asia and the role of the Mekong-United States Partnership in supporting the prosperity of the region.
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2022-09-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR779Intro
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This resolution designates the week of September 17-September 24, 2022, as National Estuaries Week.
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2022-09-20
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4878; text: CR S4860)
USSB4887Intro
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Requires states with a voter registration requirement to make same-day voter registration available at the polling place on any day voting is permitted.
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2022-09-20
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4886Intro
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A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clarify that a State may not use an individual's failure to vote as the basis for initiating the procedures provided under such Act for the removal of the individual from the official lis...
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2022-09-20
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR771Intro
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This resolution expresses support for National Stillbirth Prevention Day.
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2022-09-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4867Intro
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A bill to provide enhanced student loan relief to educators.
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2022-09-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4865Intro
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A bill to establish the Foundation for Digital Equity, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4860Intro
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A bill to provide for the establishment of a grazing management program on Federal land in Malheur County, Oregon, and for other purposes.
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2022-09-15
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB4844Intro
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Sets out a pilot program to support state agencies, state boards of nursing, nursing schools, or other eligible entities with establishing or expanding state-based nursing workforce centers that carry out research, planning, and programs to address n...
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2022-09-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2508Intro
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Applies certain military consumer credit protections to all consumers. Specifically, the bill caps the interest rate on extensions of consumer credit at 36%.
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2022-09-13
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1116Intro
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Provides federal workers' compensation to firefighters who contract certain illnesses as a result of their service. Specifically, the bill provides that (1) heart disease, lung disease, and specified cancers of federal employees employed in fire prot...
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2022-09-13
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 485.
USSR762Intro
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A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth II and expressing condolences to her family and the United Kingdom on her passing.
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2022-09-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4582; text: CR S4582)
USSB910Intro
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Generally prohibits a federal banking regulator from penalizing a depository institution for providing banking services to a legitimate cannabis-related business. Prohibited penalties include terminating or limiting the deposit insurance or share ins...
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2022-09-08
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3022Intro
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Generally revises provisions related to the regulation of private equity funds. Among other things, the bill increases financial and legal liability for these funds in the event of certain violations of law, gives employee compensation higher priorit...
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2022-09-08
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB4803Intro
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Provides authorization for labor agreements to require membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment regardless of state law (thus preempting state laws that prohibit such agreements).
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2022-09-08
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2421Intro
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Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to research and mitigate the impacts of smoke emissions from wildland fires. Specifically, the EPA must establish (1) four Centers of Excellence for Wildfire Smoke at institutions of higher education...
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2022-09-07
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSB2661Intro
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Authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to air pollution control agencies to support the development and implementation of programs that support local communities in detecting, preparing for, communicating with the public about,...
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2022-09-07
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
USSR748Intro
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A resolution honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Representative Jackie Walorski.
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2022-08-08
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB874Intro
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Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish a green transportation infrastructure program to provide competitive grants to states, local governments, and other entities for capital investments in electrified surface transportation inf...
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2022-08-04
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB4752Intro
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A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement allowing for adaptive management of certain Federal land in Malheur County, Oregon, and for other purposes.
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2022-08-03
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB3743Engross
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Establishes data collection and reporting requirements concerning recycling and composting programs. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency must report on the capability of the United States to implement a national composting strategy for c...
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2022-08-02
By Senator Carper from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 117-137.
USSB4706Intro
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A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the duration of active service of the Chief Justice of the United States and associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-08-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4723Intro
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Sets out protections for and establishes programs to support health care providers (and those who assist such providers) who offer reproductive health care services that are lawful in the state where the services are provided. Reproductive health car...
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2022-08-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4695Intro
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A bill to establish a Western Water Cooperative Committee, and for other purposes.
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2022-08-01
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
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