US Congress Senator Susan Collins [R]

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USSB496EngrossYoung Fishermen's Development Act This bill directs the National Sea Grant Office in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Young Fishermen's Development Grant Program to provide training, education, outreach, and technica...
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2020-12-03
Held at the desk.
USSB959IntroSmithsonian American Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. The bill establishes a cou...
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2020-12-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 599.
USSB327EnrollWounded Veterans Recreation Act This bill instructs the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available, without charge and for the lifetime of the passholder, to (...
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2020-12-03
Signed by President.
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.
USSB1982EngrossSave Our Seas 2.0 Act
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2020-12-02
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSR786IntroA resolution designating December 19, 2020, as "National Wreaths Across America Day".
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2020-12-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7189; text: CR S7181-7182)
USSR784IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month.
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2020-12-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7189; text: CR S7181)
USSR787IntroA resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children waiting for adoption, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encourag...
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2020-12-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7189; text: CR S7182)
USSB4938IntroA bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in the York River watershed in the State of Maine as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.
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2020-12-01
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB512EngrossSeniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2019 This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC about the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and to assist the FTC with mon...
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2020-11-19
Held at the desk.
USSB2216EngrossTEAM Veteran Caregivers Act Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for Veteran Caregivers Act The bill revises the administration of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver programs. Specifically, the bill requires the VA to formall...
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2020-11-18
Held at the desk.
USSR776IntroA resolution designating the week beginning September 13, 2020, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week".
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2020-11-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7045; text: CR S7040-7041)
USSB1427IntroGlobal Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act of 2019 This bill expands the scope of the Network for Manufacturing Innovation program, makes changes to the funding design for the centers for manufacturing innovation, and directs interagency collabo...
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2020-11-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 584.
USSR716IntroA resolution designating the week of October 5 through October 9, 2020, as "Malnutrition Awareness Week".
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2020-11-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR 09/24/2020 S5875-5876)
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)
USSR769IntroA resolution recognizing October 2020 as "National Principals Month". This resolution (1) recognizes October 2020 as National Principals Month and supports its goals and ideals; and (2) honors the contributions of principals in elementary, middle, an...
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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 S6676)
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)
USSB4854IntroHEAT Act Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth Act
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2020-10-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR755IntroA resolution requesting information on the Government of Turkey's human rights practices pursuant to section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
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2020-10-22
To Senate Foreign Relations 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)
USSB4817IntroSmall Business Access to Recovery Capital Act
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2020-10-20
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB4810IntroProtecting Employees from Surprise Taxes Act of 2020 This bill prohibits employers from deferring payment of payroll taxes unless affected employees provide written consent to a deferral. Employers must also provide notice to their employees of the r...
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2020-10-19
To Senate Finance 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)
USSB785PassCommander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 This bill makes updates related to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) transition assistance, mental health care, care for women veterans, and telehealth care. TITLE I--I...
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2020-10-17
Became Public Law No: 116-171. (TXT | PDF)
USSB4774IntroAir Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020
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2020-10-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 563.
USSB4773IntroContinuing the Paycheck Protection Program Act
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2020-10-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 562.
USSR745IntroA resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his death.
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2020-10-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR743IntroA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Month, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increasing personal financial literacy, and engaging the people of the United Sta...
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2020-10-01
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6031; text: CR S6029)
USSR734IntroA resolution designating the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020, as "National Falls Prevention Awareness Week" to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.
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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 S5984-5985)
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)
USSR731IntroA resolution supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs held on October 22, 2020 This resolution expresses support for Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of after-school programs held on October 22, 20...
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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)
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
USSR723IntroA resolution designating September 2020 as "Campus Fire Safety Month". This resolution designates September 2020 as Campus Fire Safety Month.
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2020-09-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5881; text: CR S5877-5878)
USSR725IntroA resolution establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission. This resolution establishes the Senate Human Rights Commission to (1) serve as a forum for bipartisan discussion of international human rights issues and promotion of internationally recog...
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2020-09-24
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB4695IntroFederal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act This bill provides that any hours worked by a firefighter under a qualified trade-of-time arrangement shall be disregarded for purposes of determining eligibility for, or the amount of, any overtime pa...
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2020-09-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB4511IntroVeteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020
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2020-09-23
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB4666IntroNational Coronavirus Commission Act of 2020 This bill establishes, in the legislative branch, the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States and sets forth its powers, duties, funding, and membership. Among other activities, the comm...
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2020-09-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4640IntroMATE Act of 2020 Medication Access and Training Expansion Act of 2020
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2020-09-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB4634IntroAir Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020
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2020-09-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB4605IntroProtect and Serve Act of 2020
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2020-09-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR708IntroA resolution supporting the designation of September 18, 2020, as "National Concussion Awareness Day". This resolution supports the designation of National Concussion Awareness Day on September 18, 2020, and encourages efforts to mitigate the adverse...
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2020-09-17
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
USSR701IntroA resolution urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.
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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
USSB3427IntroModernizing Access to Our Public Land Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to jointly develop and adopt interagency standards to ensure compatibility and interoperability among...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSB4286IntroRISE Act Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...
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2020-09-16
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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
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)
USSB4594IntroCaring for the Survivors and Families of Veterans Act of 2020
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2020-09-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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