US Congress Senator Joni Ernst [R]

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USSB4699IntroA bill to reauthorize and limit the pre-disaster mitigation program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-24
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSR715IntroA resolution expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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2020-09-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5847; text: CR S5875)
USSB4657IntroA bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one week each year as "Buddy Check Week" for the purpose of outreach and education concerning peer wellness checks for veterans, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-23
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB743EngrossMerrill'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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2020-09-22
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB4634IntroA bill to provide support for air carrier workers, and for other purposes.
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2020-09-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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
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
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
USSR697IntroA resolution expressing support for the brave men and women of our law enforcement agencies and urging the people of the United States to "Back the Blue".
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2020-09-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4602IntroA bill to prohibit the obstruction of emergency vehicles.
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2020-09-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4596IntroA bill to provide tax relief for persons affected by certain 2020 disasters.
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2020-09-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4564IntroGlobal War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act
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2020-09-10
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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.
USSB4075EngrossRLF Act Reinvigorating Lending for the Future Act
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2020-08-14
Held at the desk.
USSB3455EngrossNo TikTok on Government Devices Act This bill prohibits federal employees from using the social media video application TikTok on government-issued devices. Specifically, the bill prohibits employees and officers of the United States, Members of Cong...
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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.
USSB2330EngrossEmpowering 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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2020-08-07
Held at the desk.
USSB4481IntroAdopt GREET Act Adopt the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model Act
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2020-08-06
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4209PassProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020 This bill permits certain governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, and nonprofit organizations to make up front payments of 50% of unemployment benefits into the state Un...
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2020-08-03
Became Public Law No: 116-151. (TXT | PDF)
USSB4383IntroACCESS Act Affordable Child Care for Economic Strategies and Success Act
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2020-07-30
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR664IntroA resolution designating the week of September 20 through September 26, 2020, as "Gold Star Families Remembrance Week". This resolution designates the week of September 20-September 26, 2020, as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week and recognizes the ...
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2020-07-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4650; text: CR S4637)
USSB4379IntroA bill to extend the period of the temporary authority to extend contracts and leases under the ARMS Initiative.
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2020-07-30
To Senate Armed Services 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)
USSB4324IntroRestoring Critical Supply Chains and Intellectual Property Act
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2020-07-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2549IntroSmall Business Child Care Investment Act This bill deems certain nonprofit child care providers to be small business concerns so that they may participate in loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration.
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2020-07-23
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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.
USSB3038IntroPRICE Act of 2019 Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions Act of 2019 This bill directs the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to publish an annual report on a DHS ...
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2020-07-22
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
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.
USSB4213IntroFinancial Relief Noting The Large Impact Of Our Nation's Essential Employees (FRNT LINE) Act This bill excludes from gross income wages of certain front-line employees during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period (the period ...
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2020-07-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4221IntroBack to Work Child Care Grants Act of 2020
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2020-07-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1253EngrossPreventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act This bill revises requirements regarding the sale and delivery of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-hookah, e-cigars, and vape pens). Specifically, the bill subjects th...
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2020-07-06
Held at the desk.
USSB4156IntroRELIEF for Producers Act of 2020 Responding to Epidemic Losses and Investing in the Economic Future for Producers Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSR648IntroA resolution designating August 2020 as "National Women's Suffrage Month". This resolution designates August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month. It honors the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which provided for women...
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2020-07-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4240; text: CR S4231-4232)
USSB4199IntroPrescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2020 This bill alters several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs under Medicare and Medicaid. Among other things, the bill requires drug manufacturers to issue rebates to ...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4182IntroEmergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020 This bill establishes a series of requirements relating to the quality of care provided in nursing and long-term care facilities, specifically with respect to COVID-19 (i.e., co...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4198IntroAffordable Coronavirus Testing Act This bill requires health insurance plans to cover through 2021 without cost sharing COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) serology testing, which looks for the presence of antibodies made in response to an infe...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4186IntroDriving for Opportunity Act of 2020
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2020-07-02
To Senate Environment And Public Works 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
USSB4152IntroFlexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020 This bill allows rural utility service providers to submit to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a request to adjust the interest rate or modify the terms of certain loans. The request shall include ...
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2020-07-02
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB123EngrossEnsuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with a nonfederal organization to conduct a quality management review of hospital care or medical services furnished by each Veterans Hea...
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
USSR634IntroA resolution designating July 30, 2020, as "National Whistleblower Appreciation Day". This resolution designates July 30, 2020, as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
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2020-07-01
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/22/20 CR S3128-3129)
USSB2864EngrossSergeant Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year pilot program on information sharing between the VA and designated persons regarding the assistance and ...
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2020-07-01
Held at the desk.
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
USSB4085IntroEnding Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act
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2020-06-25
To Senate Finance 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.
USSR621IntroA resolution designating June 15, 2020, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". This resolution designates June 15, 2020, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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2020-06-23
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/15/2020 CR S2976-2977)
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
USSB4027IntroTRACE Act Transparency Requirements Aimed at Congressional Expenditures Act
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2020-06-22
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4001IntroProtecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4017IntroA bill to extend the period for obligations or expenditures for amounts obligated for the National Disaster Resilience competition. This bill extends the deadline for National Disaster Resilience Competition awardees to utilize the program's funding ...
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2020-06-18
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3986IntroA bill to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations, to require the consideration of certain advanced biofuel pathways, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
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2020-06-17
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
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