US Congress Senator Richard Blumenthal [D]

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USSR478IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2, 2016, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2016 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".
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2016-05-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR477IntroA resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2016, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such a...
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2016-05-25
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2960IntroAccess to Birth Control Act
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2016-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2961IntroCompassionate Care Act
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2016-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB246Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on May 11, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Sec. 4) Establishes the Alyce Spotted Be...
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2016-05-18
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
USSB284EngrossGlobal Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Sec. 3) This bill authorizes the President to impose U.S. entry and property sanctions against any foreign person (or entity) who: is responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross...
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2016-05-18
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2931IntroBotnet Prevention Act of 2016
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2016-05-18
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held.
USSB2948IntroSASCA
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2016-05-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2947IntroFood Date Labeling Act of 2016
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2016-05-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR468IntroA resolution designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2016, as "National Police Week".
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2016-05-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2910-2911; text as passed Senate: CR S2880-2881)
USSB2040EngrossJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages t...
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2016-05-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB524EngrossComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop: (1) best practices for pain management and prescribing pain me...
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2016-05-17
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill and House requests a conference.
USSB2936IntroStop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny a tax deduction for: (1) advertising or marketing directed at children (age 14 or under) for food of poor nutritional quality or a brand primarily associated wi...
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2016-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB32PassTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-154.
USSB125PassBulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend through FY2020 the authorization of appropriations for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Prog...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-155.
USSB2921IntroVeterans First Act
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2016-05-16
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 467.
USSR466IntroA resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care syst...
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2016-05-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2934IntroFix Gun Checks Act of 2016
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2016-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR394Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Congratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece. Supports the principles of democrati...
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2016-05-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2794)
USSR462IntroA resolution urging the United States Soccer Federation to immediately eliminate gender pay inequity and treat all athletes with the same respect and dignity.
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2016-05-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1890PassDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Specifically, the bill authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil action in a U.S. district ...
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2016-05-11
Became Public Law No: 114-153.
USSR457Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Conrad Ray Burns, former member of the...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645)
USSR458Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Robert F. Bennett, former member of th...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645; text of measure as introduced: CR S2630)
USSR459IntroDesignates May 2016 as National Cancer Research Month.
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2016-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2880IntroTherapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2016
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2016-04-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2897IntroJustice for Telecommunications Consumers Act
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2016-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB480IntroNational All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015 Amends the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act of 2005 to include as a purpose of state-administered controlled substance monitoring systems...
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2016-04-27
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 440.
USSB2508IntroYouth Sports Concussion Act This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should review the National Academies' report on sports-related concussions and future res...
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2016-04-27
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1455IntroRecovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act or the TREAT Act Amends the Controlled Substances Act to increase the number of patients that a qualifying practitioner dispensing narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment is initial...
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2016-04-27
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 441.
USSR441IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States.
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2016-04-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2463; text as passed Senate: CR S2462)
USSB2680IntroMental Health Reform Act of 2016
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2016-04-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 437.
USSB2833IntroVisa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act of 2016
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2016-04-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2843IntroA bill to provide emergency supplemental appropriations to address the Zika crisis.
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2016-04-21
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSCR36IntroUrges the working group established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to recognize the imperative to fund immediately and fully the medical, mental health, and long-term care needs of surv...
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2016-04-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2821IntroTesting, Removal, and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure, and Pipes Act of 2016
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2016-04-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2813IntroMulti-State Worker Tax Fairness Act of 2016 This bill prohibits a state from imposing an income tax on the compensation of a nonresident individual for any period in which such individual is not physically present in or working in such state or from ...
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2016-04-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB185IntroPromise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health Act or the PATH Act Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a program to approve as a limited population antibacterial drug an ...
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 425.
USSR425IntroExpresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, Indian tribes, and individuals in preventing disease and injury. Encourages increased efforts and resources...
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2016-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2799IntroFirefighter Cancer Registry Act This bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a voluntary patient registry to monitor, collect, and make available epidemiological information related to cancer inciden...
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2016-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR421Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Commends the University of Connecticut Women's Basketball Team for winning the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I title.
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2016-04-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2064; text as passed Senate: CR S2028)
USSB2784IntroSTEM Opportunities Act of 2016 This bill directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish a STEM Inclusion Interagency Working Group which shall focus on the creation of a more diverse and inclusive STEM (science, technology, engineer...
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2016-04-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2760IntroSAFE Lending Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2765IntroReal Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2769IntroA bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish minimum standards for space for passengers on passenger aircraft.
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2016-04-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR392Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses concern over the prosecution and conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives without due process. Urges the gover...
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2016-04-07
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1795)
USSB2758IntroPromoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act of 2016 or the PROP Act of 2016 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to exclude certain pain-related measures for purposes of calculating incentive payments under the value-ba...
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2016-04-07
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2763IntroHolocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 This bill allows civil claims or causes of action to recover artwork or other cultural property unlawfully lost because of persecution during the Nazi era, or for damages for the taking or detaining of ...
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2016-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2747IntroElder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to direct the Administration on Aging of the Department of Health and Human Services to: (1) ensure that all programs funded under such Act include appropriat...
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2016-04-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB849IntroAdvancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to: (1) enhance and expand infrastructure and activities to track the epidemiology of neurological...
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2016-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 408.
USSB2393Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.) Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Honoring America's Veterans...
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2016-03-31
Became Public Law No: 114-142.
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