US Congress Senator Sheldon Whitehouse [D]

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USSR759IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that dark money undermines the integrity of the judicial system and damages the perception that all people receive equal justice under law.
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2020-10-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR757IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the month of November 2020 as "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month".
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2020-10-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR751IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of October 23, 2020, as a national day of remembrance of the tragic terrorist bombing of the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983.
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2020-10-22
To Senate Armed Services Committee
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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2020-10-21
Second cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 178 with an amendment (SA 2652) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 44. Record Vote Number: 207. (CR S6343)
USSB1380PassDue Process Protections Act This bill requires a federal judge in criminal proceedings to issue an order confirming the obligation of the prosecutor to disclose exculpatory evidence.
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2020-10-21
Became Public Law No: 116-182.
USSB1321PassDefending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act This bill broadens the definition of protected computer, for purposes of computer fraud and abuse offenses, to include a computer that is part of a voting system.
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2020-10-20
Became Public Law No: 116-179.
USSB4823IntroA bill to amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
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2020-10-20
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB4818IntroA bill to provide assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.
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2020-10-20
To Senate Finance Committee
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.
USSB4804IntroA bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to add Rhode Island to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and for other purposes.
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2020-10-19
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4810IntroA bill to require employee consent for any deferral of payroll taxes.
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2020-10-19
To Senate Finance Committee
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
USSR739IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020, as "National Family Service Learning Week".
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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)
USSR732IntroA resolution designating November 7, 2020, as "National Bison Day". This resolution designates November 7, 2020, as National Bison Day.
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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 S5983-5984)
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)
USSB4727IntroAdvanced Energy Technologies and Grid Efficiency Act of 2020
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2020-09-24
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
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. This bill requires the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain...
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2020-09-24
To Senate Rules And Administration 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
USSB4638IntroScience and Transparency Over Politics Act
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2020-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR705IntroA resolution proclaiming the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020, to be "National Clean Energy Week". This resolution designates September 21-September 25, 2020, as National Clean Energy Week.
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2020-09-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5715-5716; text: CR S5712)
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
USSB3485IntroOFFSHORE Act of 2020 Opening Federal Financial Sharing to Heighten Opportunities for Renewable Energy Act of 2020
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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 This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal ...
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2020-09-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB4601IntroAnimal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020
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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)
USSB332IntroAgent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019 This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to brief Congress and report on the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide benefits to veterans who served in the Republic...
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 535.
USSB514IntroDeborah Sampson Act
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 536.
USSB2950IntroVeterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2020
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2020-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 542.
USSCR44IntroA concurrent resolution recognizing September 11, 2020, as "National Day of Service and Remembrance". This concurrent resolution (1) calls on the Members of Congress and all people of the United States to observe September 11, 2020, as a National Day...
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2020-09-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4572IntroPresumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2020
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2020-09-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR688IntroA resolution designating September 25, 2020, as "National Lobster Day". This resolution designates September 25, 2020, as National Lobster Day and encourages the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activitie...
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2020-09-10
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5559; text: CR S5553)
USSR685IntroA resolution honoring the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces and veterans and condemning the disgraceful denigration by President Donald Trump of military service, prisoners of war, and Gold Star families.
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2020-09-09
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB4476IntroCongressional Whistleblower Protection Act of 2020 This bill creates certain administrative and judicial remedies for federal employees whose right to provide information to Congress is interfered with or denied. Under current law, federal employees ...
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2020-08-06
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR672IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as National Democracy Month as a time to reflect on the contributions of the system of government of the United States to a more free and stable world. This resolution designates September 2020 as National Demo...
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2020-08-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4493IntroUSTR Inspector General Act of 2020 This bill requires the President to appoint an Inspector General of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), who shall conduct an audit of the process for excluding articles from certain duties with respe...
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2020-08-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4440IntroImproving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2020 This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a program to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities by, for example, coordinating activities across...
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2020-08-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4428IntroTropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2020 This bill extends through FY2025 authority for debt-for-nature swaps and debt buyback programs that reduce or convert debt obligations from eligible countries to the United State...
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2020-08-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4421IntroTREAT Act Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment Act
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2020-08-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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)
USSB4370IntroStop Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2020
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2020-07-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB4395IntroMaritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to provide financial assistance to states and maritime industry entities during an emergency such as COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4351IntroTRUST CDC Act Transparent Reporting and Use of Statistics in the Transmission of Coronavirus Data Collection
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2020-07-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR662IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. This resolution expresses support for National Public Health week, recognizes the efforts of public health professionals in preventing infectious and other diseases and inju...
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4549-4550; text: CR S4548-4549)
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)
USSB4341IntroCREATE Act of 2020 Carbon Removal, Efficient Agencies, Technology Expertise Act of 2020
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2020-07-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR661IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and calling for further action to strengthen home and community living for individuals with d...
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2020-07-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4533; text: CR S4548)
USSB4328IntroA bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and report on data quality, sharing, transparency, access, and analysis.
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2020-07-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4316IntroState Paid Leave for America Now (PLAN) Act
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2020-07-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB4305IntroMedical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2020
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2020-07-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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