US Congress Senator Richard Blumenthal [D]

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USSB2040VetoJustice 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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2016-09-23
Vetoed by President.
USSB3382IntroA bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of Green Bonds and to establish the United States Green Bank, and for other purposes.
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2016-09-22
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3076EngrossCharles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016
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2016-09-21
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3379IntroA bill to improve surface transportation and maritime security.
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2016-09-21
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3183IntroBOTS Act of 2016 Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016 This bill prohibits: (1) the circumvention of a security measure or access control system on an Internet website of a ticket issuer that is used to enforce event ticket purchasing limits or to m...
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2016-09-21
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3270IntroElder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
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2016-09-20
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 635.
USSB3360IntroYouth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2016
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2016-09-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR561IntroA resolution supporting efforts to increase competition and accountability in the health insurance marketplace, and to extend accessible, quality, affordable health care coverage to every American through the choice of a public insurance plan. Expres...
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2016-09-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions 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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2016-09-15
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB3155IntroForeign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act This bill amends the federal judicial code with respect to denial of a foreign state's sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction of U.S. or state courts in commercial activity cases w...
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2016-09-15
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 632.
USSB3328IntroDepartment of Veterans Affairs Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
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2016-09-14
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR559IntroA resolution designating the week of September 12, 2016, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week". Designates the week of September 12, 2016, as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. Commends direct support profes...
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2016-09-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5727; text as passed Senate: CR S5725)
USSB246EngrossAlyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children in the Office of Tribal Justice of the Department of Justice. The commiss...
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2016-09-13
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSB3309IntroVoter Empowerment Act of 2015
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2016-09-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSCR46EngrossA concurrent resolution expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to com...
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2016-09-12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB2620IntroA bill to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill amends the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 ...
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2016-09-06
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 602.
USSB2854EngrossEmmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill permanently reauthorizes the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 (Emmett Till Act) and expands the responsibilities of the Department of Justice (...
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2016-07-27
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSR539IntroA resolution condemning the horrific acts of violence and hatred in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by the tragedy. Condemns the attack on police officers that occurred in Dallas, Texas, on Ju...
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2016-07-27
Star Print ordered on the resolution.
USSB524PassCo-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 Good Samaritan Assessment Act of 2016 Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2...
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2016-07-22
Became Public Law No: 114-198. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3277IntroRemedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3281IntroA bill to extend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.
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2016-07-14
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB1555EngrossFilipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill defines "Filipino Veterans of World War II" to include an individual who served: honorably at any time from July 26, 1941, to December 31, 1946; in an active-du...
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2016-07-14
To House Administration Committee
USSR349IntroA resolution congratulating the Farm Credit System on the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Congratulates the Farm Credit System (FCS) on its 100th anniversary and commends the service of the cooperative owners and employees of the FCS in helping...
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2016-07-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSCR48IntroA concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation should domesticate and recognize judgments issued by United States courts on behalf of United States victims of terrorism, and that the Italian Minis...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3259IntroForensic Science and Standards Act of 2016 This bill establishes a National Forensic Science Research Initiative, carried out by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to improve, expand, and coordinate federal research in forensic sciences. Th...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB304EngrossConscience Protection Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to codify the prohibition against the federal government and state and local governments that receive federal financial assistance for health-related activities...
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2016-07-14
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
USSR530IntroA resolution supporting the termination of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives established pursuant to House Resolution 461, and for other purposes.
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2016-07-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSCR44EngrossA concurrent resolution recognizing the sunflower as the flower for military caregivers. Honors military caregivers for their service and sacrifice to the United States. Encourages the people of the United States to show support to military families ...
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2016-07-12
To House Armed Services Committee
USSB3168IntroStronger Together School Diversity Act of 2016
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3171IntroHEART Act Help End Assault Rifle Tragedies Act of 2016
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2016-07-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR513IntroA resolution designating September 25, 2016, as "National Lobster Day". Designates September 25, 2016, as National Lobster Day.
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2016-07-12
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR529IntroA resolution calling upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to release Iranian-Americans Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi. Calls on the government of Iran to release Siamak and Baquer Namazi unconditionally. Urges the Secretar...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR525IntroA resolution designating August 16, 2016, as "National Airborne Day". Designates August 16, 2016, as National Airborne Day.
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2016-07-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4947; text as passed Senate: CR S4946)
USSCR43IntroA concurrent resolution supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California, to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid.
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2016-07-11
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3147IntroPatsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2016 This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity to support state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and elementary and se...
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2016-07-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR523IntroA resolution relating to the death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, powerful advocate for peace and human rights, and award-winning author. Extends condolences to the family of Elie Wiesel, an award-winning author who helped the world understand t...
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2016-07-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4922-4923; text as passed Senate: CR S4919)
USSR504IntroA resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program. Encourages the President and the Department of State to work with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to supp...
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2016-07-06
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4837-4838)
USSB2487PassFemale Veteran Suicide Prevention Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify: (1) VA mental health care and suicide prevention programs that are most effective for women veterans, and (2) such programs with the...
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2016-06-30
Became Public Law No: 114-188. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2210IntroVeteran PEER Act Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at VA medical centers to promote the use and integration of ...
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2016-06-29
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3032IntroVeterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2016, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothin...
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2016-06-29
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3108IntroFood Recovery Act of 2016
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2016-06-29
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB2316IntroA bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the requirements for reissuance of veterans benefits in cases of misuse of benefits by certain fiduciaries to include misuse by all fiduciaries, and to improve oversight of fiduciaries, and for ...
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2016-06-29
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3106IntroSecure the Northern Triangle Act
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2016-06-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR503IntroA resolution recognizing June 20, 2016, as "World Refugee Day". Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to promote the safety and well-being of the millions of refugees who flee war, persecution, or torture in search of peace, hope, and freedom...
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2016-06-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 539.
USSB3095IntroShark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, transport, or trade shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permi...
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2016-06-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR511IntroA resolution expressing support for the designation of June 26, 2016, as "LGBT Equality Day". Expresses support for: (1) equal rights and protections for all individuals, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity; and (2...
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2016-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3089IntroFair Employment Protection Act of 2016 This bill sets forth employer liability standards to be applied in employee harassment claims under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Ame...
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2016-06-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR512IntroA resolution designating the month of June 2016 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month" and June 27, 2016, as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day". Designates June 2016 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June ...
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2016-06-23
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4553-4554, S4562; text of measure as introduced: CR S4553-4554)
USSR510IntroA resolution affirming the importance of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to women and girls, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase such opportunities. Recognizes the...
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2016-06-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR508IntroA resolution expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel.
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2016-06-22
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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