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USSB151EngrossPallone-Thune TRACED Act Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act This bill implements a forfeiture penalty for violations (with or without intent) of the prohibition on certain robocalls. The bill also removes a...
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2019-12-05
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB2992IntroA bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes.
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2019-12-05
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB178EngrossUyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 This bill directs various U.S. government bodies to prepare reports on China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic group. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence shall repo...
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2019-12-04
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB1838PassHong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 This bill directs various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law. (Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely s...
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2019-11-27
Became Public Law No: 116-76.
USSB2931IntroRE-ENTER Act Recognizing Education, Employment, New skills, and Treatment to Enable Reintegration Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2926IntroAMIGOS Act Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success Act
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2019-11-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2928IntroHigher Education Sustainability Act of 2019
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2019-11-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR443IntroA resolution recognizing and celebrating on November 30, 2019, the vital role of small businesses and the efforts of the Small Business Administration to help people in the United States start, build, and grow businesses. This resolution recognizes a...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB2908IntroFAIR Fees Act Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2903IntroClimate Change Financial Risk Act of 2019
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2019-11-20
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2688IntroTechnology Transitions Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB2895IntroSARMs Control Act of 2019 Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators Control Act of 2019
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2019-11-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2886IntroHumane Cosmetics Act of 2019
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2019-11-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1982IntroSOS 2.0 Act Save Our Seas 2.0 Act
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2019-11-13
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2765IntroBipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act This bill makes several modifications to the federal budget process, including the procedures for considering congressional budget resolutions and adjusting the debt limit. Among other modifications, the bil...
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2019-11-13
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 306.
USSB2847IntroA bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the "Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
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2019-11-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2843IntroViolence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2850IntroSmarter Sentencing Act of 2019
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2019-11-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR412IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of November 4 through November 8, 2019, as "National Family Service Learning Week".
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2019-11-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6485; text: CR S6480-6481)
USSB2827IntroU.S. African-American Burial Grounds Network Act
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2019-11-07
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1399IntroTitle VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019
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2019-11-05
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 285.
USSR345IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to raise awareness about, and enhance the state of, cybersecurity in the United States. This resolution expresses the Senate's support for the goals and ideals of ...
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2019-10-31
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 9/26/2019 CR S5753)
USSR404IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should work in cooperation with the international community and continue to exercise global leadership to address the causes and effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
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2019-10-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR399IntroA resolution designating November 2, 2019, as "National Bison Day". This resolution designates November 2, 2019, as National Bison Day.
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2019-10-31
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6357; text: CR S341-6342)
USSJR52IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to "State Relief and Empowerment...
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2019-10-30
Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 337.
USSB2754IntroAmerican Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR390IntroA resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Senator Kay Hagan. This resolution declares that (1) the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Kay Hagan, former Member of t...
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2019-10-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: S6307; text: CR S6305-6306)
USSB2753IntroSupplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2741IntroCONNECT for Health Act of 2019 Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019
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2019-10-30
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2300IntroCIT Act of 2019 Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019
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2019-10-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 269.
USSB1590EngrossRAWR Act Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2019 This bill modifies the Department of State rewards program to authorize rewards to individuals who furnish information that assists in the prevention or identification of crimes related to wildlife t...
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2019-10-23
Held at the desk.
USSR374IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of October 23, 2019, as a national day of remembrance of the tragic terrorist bombing of the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983. This resolution expresses support for th...
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2019-10-23
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1602IntroBEST Act Better Energy Storage Technology Act This bill addresses grid-scale energy storage systems. The bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish within its Office of Electricity a research, development, and demonstration program for...
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2019-10-22
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 255.
USSB2654IntroTrump's Heist Undermines the G7 Act
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2019-10-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2632IntroJudicial Travel Accountability Act
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2019-10-17
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB2639IntroRestoring Integrity to America's Elections Act
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2019-10-17
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSJR53IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Ga...
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2019-10-17
Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 53. Record Vote Number: 324.
USSB2641IntroPromoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019
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2019-10-17
[Hearing: Dec 11 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2615IntroHistoric Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act of 2019 This bill increases the rehabilitation tax credit and modifies certain requirements for the credit. The bill increases the rate of the credit to 30% for small projects (rehabilitation expenditure...
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2019-10-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB239PassChrista McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 350,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of Christa McAuliffe, a teacher tragically killed in the Space Shuttle...
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2019-10-09
Became Public Law No: 116-65. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2372IntroSave Our Seas 2.0: Enhanced Global Engagement to Combat Marine Debris Act
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2019-09-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 239.
USSR252IntroA resolution designating September 2019 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.
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2019-09-26
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 06/19/2019 CR S3849-3850)
USSR352IntroA resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. This resolution recognizes (1) the celebration of Hispanic Herita...
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2019-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5760; text: CR S5755-5756)
USSJR56IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
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2019-09-26
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2561IntroBig Cat Public Safety Act This bill revises requirements governing the trade of big cats (i.e., species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species). Specifically, it revises restrictions on the possession and ex...
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2019-09-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2562IntroCaptive Primate Safety Act
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2019-09-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSR347IntroA resolution designating October 2, 2019, 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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2019-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5760; text: CR S5754)
USSB2260IntroSave Our Seas 2.0: Improving Domestic Infrastructure to Prevent Marine Debris Act
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2019-09-25
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 224.
USSR342IntroA resolution expressing the need for immediate climate action in response to the report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change entitled "Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate".
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2019-09-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2548IntroSafe Schools Improvement Act of 2019
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2019-09-25
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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