US Congress Senator Richard Blumenthal [D]

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USSB178EngrossJustice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 TITLE I--JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING (Sec. 101) This section amends the federal criminal code to impose an additional penalty until the end of FY2019 of $5,000 on any non-indigent person or entit...
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2015-04-23
Held at the desk.
USSB1069IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include National Scenic Trails.
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2015-04-23
USSB1072IntroA bill to require the Supreme Court of the United States to promulgate a code of ethics.
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2015-04-23
USSB1076IntroA bill to require mobile service providers and smartphone manufacturers to give consumers the ability to remotely delete data from smartphones and render smartphones inoperable.
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2015-04-23
USSB1074IntroA bill to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-23
USSB1042IntroA bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and North Atlantic planning areas.
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2015-04-22
USSB1056IntroA bill to eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-22
USSB993IntroA bill to increase public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
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2015-04-21
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB1012IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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2015-04-20
USSB985IntroA bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
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2015-04-16
USSB1006IntroA bill to incentivize early adoption of positive train control, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-16
USSB974IntroA bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor.
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2015-04-16
USSCR12IntroRecognizes the hardships that people with disabilities must overcome every day. Reaffirms support of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Recommends that the United States Postal Service and federal...
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2015-04-16
USSB928IntroJames Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
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2015-04-14
USSB615IntroIran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the President, within five days after reaching an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear program, to transmit to Congress: the text of...
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2015-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.
USSB142IntroChild Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a rule requiring liquid nicotine containers to be designed with special packaging that is difficult for children under five years of age to o...
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2015-04-13
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 35.
USSB304IntroMotor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act Prescribes certain whistleblower incentives and protections for motor vehicle manufacturer, part supplier, or dealership employees or contractors who voluntarily provide the Secretary of Transportation informa...
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2015-04-13
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 36.
USSB900IntroUsed Car Safety Recall Repair Act Prohibits a dealer from selling or leasing a used passenger motor vehicle until a defect of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment or noncompliance with a federal motor vehicle safety standard has been remedied...
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2015-04-13
USSB897IntroJesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities...
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2015-04-13
USSB901IntroToxic Exposure Research Act of 2015
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2015-04-13
USSR133Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, ...
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2015-04-13
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2139; text as passed Senate: CR S2112)
USSB868IntroJustice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2015
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2015-03-26
USSB125IntroBulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 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 Program; ...
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 32.
USSB665IntroRafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33.
USSB301Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 350,000 $1 si...
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2015-03-25
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USSB857IntroHealth Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act of 2015
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2015-03-25
USSB862IntroPaycheck Fairness Act Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages. Revises the except...
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2015-03-25
USSR72IntroCondemns the attack on Mariupol by Russian-backed rebels. Urges the President to expedite the provision of lethal and non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine as unanimously supported by Congress in the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. Calls o...
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2015-03-24
S.AMDT.599 Amendment SA 599 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSB838IntroProtecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2015 Amends the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit a creditor from extending credit to a consumer under an open end consumer credit plan (credit card) for which the fee and interest rate excee...
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2015-03-23
USSB824IntroPromoting U.S. Jobs Through Exports Act of 2015
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2015-03-19
USSB780IntroCameras in the Courtroom Act Requires the Supreme Court to permit television coverage of all open sessions of the Court unless it decides by majority vote that allowing such coverage in a particular case would violate the due process rights of any of...
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2015-03-18
USSB783IntroSunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2015 Authorizes the presiding judge of a U.S. appellate court or U.S. district court to permit the photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting, or televising to the public of court proceedings over which that ju...
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2015-03-18
USSB786IntroFamily and Medical Insurance Leave Act Establishes the Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration (SSA), to be headed by the Deputy SSA Commissioner. Entitles every individual to a family and medical leave insur...
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2015-03-18
USSB793IntroBank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program to refinance the unpaid principal, accrued unpaid interest, and late ...
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2015-03-18
USSB730IntroPermanently Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2015 This bill amends the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 to repeal its sunset date December 31, 2014 (thus making the Act permanent). This bill restores and revives such Act, the pr...
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2015-03-12
USSB725IntroAlan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act
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2015-03-12
USSB729IntroFairness for Struggling Students Act of 2015 Revises federal bankruptcy law with respect to the exemption from the exception to discharge in bankruptcy for certain educational loans if excepting such debt from discharge would impose an undue hardsh...
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2015-03-12
USSB737IntroEnsuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to require that the primary care services furnished in the two years after enactment of this Act by a physician with a primary s...
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2015-03-12
USSB711IntroMental Health First Act of 2015
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2015-03-11
USSR93Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the courageous work of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemstov who dedicated his life to the fight against corruption and in support...
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2015-03-10
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB677IntroGlobal Democracy Promotion Act Declares that foreign nongovernmental organizations: (1) shall not be ineligible for assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 solely on the basis of health or medical services (including counseling and refer...
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2015-03-09
USSB676IntroIdentity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Requires the Department of the Treasury to: (1) establish a plan to reduce the administrative time required to process and resolve cases of tax-related identity theft in connection with tax returns ...
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2015-03-09
USSB674Intro21st Century Women's Health Act of 2015
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2015-03-04
USSB668IntroData Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2015 Prohibits data brokers from obtaining or causing to be disclosed personal information or any other information relating to any person by making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or re...
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2015-03-04
USSB637IntroShort Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax credit for railroad track maintenance, to: (1) expand the types of maintenance expenditures eligible for such credit, and (2) exte...
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2015-03-03
USSR94Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Supports the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month. Recognizes the importance of career and technica...
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2015-03-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1256; text as passed Senate: CR S1254)
USSB166IntroStop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to give preferential consideration in awarding Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) grant...
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2015-03-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 25.
USSB617IntroRECALL Act
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2015-03-02
USSB527Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to arrange for the pres...
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2015-02-27
Held at the desk.
USSB588IntroDetergent Poisoning And Child Safety Act of 2015 or the Detergent PACS Act of 2015 Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish safety standards for liquid detergent packets to protect children who are younger than five years o...
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2015-02-26
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