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USSB578EngrossALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019 This bill eliminates the five-month waiting period for Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a progressive neurodegenerative disease, also...
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2020-12-03
Held at the desk.
USSB4954IntroA bill to amend the CARES Act to simplify the procedure for applying for forgiveness for certain loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes.
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2020-12-03
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB945EngrossHolding Foreign Companies Accountable Act This bill requires certain issuers of securities to establish that they are not owned or controlled by a foreign government. Specifically, an issuer must make this certification if the Public Company Accounti...
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2020-12-02
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB4947IntroA bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require annual lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico region of the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.
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2020-12-02
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB4930IntroA bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve mental health services for students, and for other purposes.
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2020-11-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR770IntroA resolution honoring the life of Mark Andrews, former United States Senator for the State of North Dakota. This resolution expresses the sorrow of the Senate upon the death of former Senator Mark Andrews and requests that an enrolled copy of this re...
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2020-11-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6679; text: CR S6677)
USSB4888IntroVeterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
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2020-11-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2330PassEmpowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 This bill establishes safeguards to protect amateur athletes from abuse, including sexual abuse, by coaches and employees in U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports. The bill establishes (1)...
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2020-10-30
Became Public Law No: 116-189. (TXT | PDF)
USSB4821IntroA bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify that utility line technicians qualify as emergency response providers.
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2020-10-20
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB743PassMerrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs Congress to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as Merrill's Marauders, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service...
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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-170. (TXT | PDF)
USSB4403EngrossA bill to amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, and for other purposes. This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and revises the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003, which provided grants to Ma...
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2020-10-01
Held at the desk.
USSB4780IntroHurricane Laura Recovery Opportunity Zones Act This bill designates certain low-income community areas as qualified Hurricane Laura Recovery Opportunity Zones. Such zones are areas for which a major disaster has been declared before September 30, 202...
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2020-10-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4763IntroVeteran Engagement Through Electronic Resources and Notifications Study Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit a report on the Veteran Engagement Through Electronic Resources and Notifications Study, which is...
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2020-09-30
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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)
USSB4756IntroDon't Push My Buttons Act
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2020-09-29
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4699IntroPREPARE Act Providing Resources for Emergency Preparedness And Resilient Enterprises Act
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2020-09-24
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4658IntroWomen's Public Health and Safety Act This bill allows a state to exclude from participation in the state's Medicaid program a provider that performs an abortion, unless (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or (2) the woman suffers from ...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4661IntroA bill to authorize the President to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Alwyn C. Cashe for acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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2020-09-23
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB4607IntroDisaster Relief for Southeastern Small Businesses Act of 2020 This bill establishes loan forgiveness for a recipient of a paycheck protection loan or an economic injury disaster loan made or guaranteed by the Small Business Administration in response...
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2020-09-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4605IntroProtect and Serve Act of 2020
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2020-09-17
To Senate Judiciary 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
USSB4613IntroContact Lens Rule Modernization Act
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2020-09-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4588IntroSmall Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4601IntroAnimal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4597IntroPUPS Act Permanently Uniting Pets Stateside Act This bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection to permit the entry of a pet (i.e., a domestic dog, cat, or bird) into the United States if it is accompanying a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted a...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4602IntroStop Blocking Hospitals Act
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2020-09-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR699IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 11 through September 17 as "Patriot Week". This resolution (1) supports the designation of the week of September 11-September 17 as Patriot Week; and (2) recognizes that eac...
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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)
USSB4596IntroDisaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 This bill sets forth tax relief provisions for individual and business taxpayers residing in a disaster zone during the period beginning on July 1, 2020, and ending 60 days after the enactment of this bill. Specificall...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4552IntroHurricane Laura Recovery Funding Act, 2020 This bill provides $10 billion in FY2020 supplemental appropriations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Disaster Relief Fund. The bill designates the funding as emergency spending, whi...
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2020-09-09
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSB3455EngrossNo TikTok on Government Devices Act This bill requires the social media video application TikTok to be removed from the information technology of federal agencies. Specifically, the bill requires the Office of Management and Budget to develop standar...
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2020-08-10
By Senator Johnson from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 116-250.
USSR679IntroA resolution expressing appreciation and support for essential employees with disabilities or who are blind during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This resolution recognizes the essential work performed by individuals with disabilities or who are b...
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2020-08-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4486IntroATTAIN Mental Health Act Achieving Thorough Transparency and Accessibility for Information Navigation on Mental Health Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and update a publicly accessible, int...
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2020-08-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4452IntroWeChat No More Act This bill prohibits federal employees from using the messaging application WeChat on government-issued devices. Specifically, the bill prohibits employees and officers of the United States, Members of Congress, congressional employ...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4454IntroExposing China's Belt and Road Investment in America Act of 2020 This bill requires the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to review certain investments made by China in the United States. Specifically, the committee must review any...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB4457IntroCCP Act Combating Chinese Propaganda Act This bill prohibits any company doing business in the United States from taking certain actions relating to the government of China. Specifically, such a company may not (1) make public statements that reflect...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4402IntroA bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify certain activities that would have been authorized under Nationwide Permit 12 and other Nationwide Permits, and for other purposes.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Environment And Public Works 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)
USSB4330IntroA bill to provide for the collection of death information from States for purposes of the Do Not Pay Initiative, and for other purposes. This bill requires the incorporation of information from death certificates that is voluntarily provided by state...
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2020-07-27
To Senate Finance 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.
USSB4258IntroSOS Act Save our Stages Act This bill authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavir...
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2020-07-22
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4255IntroJobs and Neighborhood Investment Act This bill establishes investment programs and generally revises provisions related to community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions. The Department of the Treasury must establis...
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2020-07-21
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3398IntroEARN IT Act of 2020 Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 This bill revises the framework governing the prevention of online sexual exploitation of children. Among other things, the bill does the following: e...
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2020-07-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 491.
USSB4171IntroCalculate PPP Forgiveness Act of 2020 This bill requires the Small Business Administration to establish or certify an online calculator that allows a recipient of assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesse...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4150IntroCoronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to provide grants and other forms of emergency assistance to certain providers of transportation services that have experienced a significan...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4104EngrossStopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act This bill expands and otherwise modifies the sharing of death data, particularly with regard to the recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals. The bill requires the Social Security Adminis...
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
USSB2563IntroILLICIT CASH Act Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings Act This bill expands disclosure requirements regarding the ownership of corporations and sets forth additional requir...
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2020-06-30
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB4106IntroHealth Care PRICE Transparency Act Health Care Prices Revealed and Information to Consumers Explained Transparency Act
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2020-06-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4117IntroPaycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act This bill modifies loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the bill prov...
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2020-06-30
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB685IntroInspector General Access Act of 2019 This bill transfers responsibility for investigating certain allegations of misconduct from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility to the DOJ Office of the Inspector General. Specifi...
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2020-06-29
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 487.
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.
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