US Congress Senator Richard Blumenthal [D]

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USSB1890EnrollDefend 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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2016-04-29
Presented to President.
USSR394IntroCongratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece. Supports the principles of democratic governance to which the people of Greece are committed. Notes Greece's important role in the wider Europ...
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2016-04-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 449.
USSB2880IntroA bill to prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, commercial sexual orientation conversion therapy, and for other purposes.
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2016-04-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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.
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)
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
USSB125EngrossBulletproof 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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2016-04-20
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
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
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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2016-04-18
To House Judiciary 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
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2016-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR421IntroA resolution congratulating 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
USSB2758IntroPromoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Finance 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)
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.
USSB2620IntroThis bill amends the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to revise a condition for establishment of the Coltsville National Historical Park in Connecticut to require the state, the ...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB2719IntroSCRA Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2016
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2016-03-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2697IntroWage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require employers engaged in commerce, or in the production of goods for commerce, to make certain disclosures to employees about their employment, i...
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2016-03-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2677IntroIn the Red Act of 2016
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2016-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2682IntroTerritories Relief Act This bill allows a territory (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the U.S. Virgin Islands), or a municipality of a territory, to petition the bankruptcy co...
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2016-03-15
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2633IntroImproving Veterans Access to Care in the Community Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into contracts or agreements with eligible providers to furnish hospital care and medical services to electing, eligible veteran...
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2016-03-15
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2675IntroPuerto Rico Recovery Act of 2016
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2016-03-14
To Senate Finance 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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2016-03-14
Held at the desk.
USSB2676IntroPuerto Rico Stability Act of 2016 This bill permits the government of Puerto Rico to restructure its debt by using a process that requires it to establish a Fiscal Stability and Reform Board, a Chief Financial Officer, and a fiscal plan. The Depart...
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2016-03-14
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2656IntroForbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act of 2016 or the FAIR Fees Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation to prescribe regulations: (1) prohibiting an air carrier from imposing any specified fees relating to a flight in inters...
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2016-03-09
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2647IntroBehavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2016
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2016-03-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2645IntroGlobal Respect Act The President shall submit to Congress a list of each foreign person that the President determines is responsible, or acted as an agent, for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized h...
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2016-03-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR386IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should establish a goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon-free electricity by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, grow the economy, increase shared prosperit...
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2016-03-03
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2621IntroBiotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require food that contains an ingredient from a genetically modified organism (GMO) to be labeled as genetically engineered. A food is exempt from...
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2016-03-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR374Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Acknowledges the lifetime of service of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Commends his 29-year tenure on the Court a...
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2016-02-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 0. Record Vote Number: 26. (text: CR 2/24/2016 S1003)
USSB2594IntroThis bill prohibits the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from being immune from legal process. In state or federal civil actions or administrative procee...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2595IntroBuilding Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax credit for railroad track maintenance.
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2016-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2603IntroCLEANUP Act
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2016-02-25
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2592IntroMedical Debt Act of 2016 This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a consumer reporting agency from making any consumer report containing information related to: (1) a medical debt (arising from the receipt of medical services, prod...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1674IntroLong Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
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2016-02-24
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 373.
USSB2234Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Repr...
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2016-02-24
To House Administration Committee
USSR373IntroRecognizes the historical significance of: (1) February 19, 1942, as the date on which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which restricted the freedom of Japanese Americans; and (2) February 19, 1976, as the date on whic...
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2016-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2574IntroModernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require the procedures a state must have in effect for the orderly and timely ...
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2016-02-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2566IntroSexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act
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2016-02-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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