US Congress Senator Edward Markey [D]

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USSR450IntroA resolution honoring May 1 through May 7, 2016, as "National Small Business Week" and celebrating the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the United States.
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2016-04-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
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.
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.
USSB2863IntroA bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove limitations on Medicaid benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges.
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2016-04-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR368Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Reaffirms the support of the government and people of the United States for the people of Colombia in their pursuit of ...
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2016-04-27
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2499)
USSR438IntroA resolution designating September 2016 as "National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month".
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2016-04-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2400; text of measure as introduced: CR S2395)
USSB2841IntroA bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer Continental Shelf, an...
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2016-04-21
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2843IntroA bill to provide emergency supplemental appropriations to address the Zika crisis.
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2016-04-21
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USSB2820IntroContaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act of 2016
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2016-04-20
To Senate Environment And Public Works 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
USSR432IntroA resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.
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2016-04-20
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
USSB2812IntroSBIR and STTR Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2016 This bill amends the Small Business Act to reauthorize and make permanent the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The bill specifi...
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2016-04-18
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB2390IntroFederal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016
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2016-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 421.
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
USSR426IntroExpresses the sense of the Senate that the United States should: support policies that create safe and decent jobs in developing countries, support policies that reduce gender-based violence and other forms of discrimination at work, encourage th...
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2016-04-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2789IntroTax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
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2016-04-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR388IntroSupports the goals of International Women's Day. Recognizes that the empowerment of women is linked to a country's potential to generate economic growth, sustainable democracy, and inclusive security. Recognizes individuals in the United States and...
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2016-04-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2063; text of committee substitute as amended: CR S2063)
USSB2784IntroSTEM Opportunities Act of 2016
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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
USSB2764IntroCyber AIR Act
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2016-04-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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
USSB2758IntroPromoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Finance 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)
USSR410IntroA resolution honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.
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2016-04-04
To Senate Judiciary 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.
USSB2426Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of State to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in t...
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2016-03-18
Became Public Law No: 114-139.
USSR403IntroA resolution designating the week beginning April 24, 2016 as "National Industrial Assessment Center Week" in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Industrial Assessment Centers.
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2016-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2730IntroGhost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known collectively as the "Ghost Army...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2731IntroCape Cod National Seashore Land Exchange Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to convey 1.09 acres of federal land within the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts to the owner of 1.02 acres o...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1982IntroKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015 Authorizes a Wall of Remembrance, as part of the previously authorized Korean War Veterans Memorial, to include: (1) a list by name of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in theater i...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB2705IntroCoral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016 This bill amends the Coral Reef Conservation Act to authorize the 12 federal agencies on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to c...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2716IntroThis bill directs the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), within 180 days of enactment of this Act, to update: the Securities Act Industry Guides entitled "Prospectuses Relating to Interests in Oil and Gas Programs" and "Disclosur...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban 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
USSB635IntroDrone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2015 Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to direct the Secretary of Transportation to study and identify any potential threats to privacy protections posed by the integration of unmanned...
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2016-03-10
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR376Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the first week of April 2016 as National Asbestos Awareness Week. Urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate people about asbesto...
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2016-03-09
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
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
USSB779IntroFair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill requires each executive agency with annual extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to: (1) develop a federal research public access policy that is consistent ...
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2016-03-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 384.
USSR393Intro(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 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to ending multiple sclerosis by...
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2016-03-08
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1349; text as passed Senate: CR S1347-1348)
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
USSB2629IntroGlobal Development Lab Act of 2016 This bill establishes in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the United States Global Development Lab, whose duties shall include: increasing the application of science, technology, innovation a...
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2016-03-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1479IntroBrownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015
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2016-03-02
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
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
USSR379Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. Calls f...
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2016-02-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1101; text as passed Senate: CR S1088-1089)
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)
USSB2603IntroCLEANUP Act
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2016-02-25
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
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