US Congress Senator Edward Markey [D]

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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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2016-02-09
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2152Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 18, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill states that it is U.S. policy to partner with the governments o...
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2016-02-08
Became Public Law No: 114-121.
USSR364IntroA resolution relative to the death of Marlow Cook, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2016-02-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S691; text as passed Senate: CR S674-675)
USSB2506IntroRestoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2016
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2016-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2040IntroJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 362.
USSR361IntroCommends the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Germany, and Norway for their efforts and financial commitments to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Encourages the international community to act with urgency to: (1) alleviate the humanitarian crisis in...
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2016-02-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2494IntroFair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act
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2016-02-03
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB553IntroEnd Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: the United States has a long history of domestic and international engagement in preventing and responding to modern slavery; modern slavery involves extensi...
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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 363.
USSB1882IntroNepal Recovery Act (Sec. 5) This bill authorizes the President to provide technical and financial assistance for programs that: (1) improve Nepal's basic infrastructure following the earthquakes in affected communities; (2) support economic growth, i...
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2016-02-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 357.
USSB2426Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) (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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2016-02-02
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 358.
USSR347Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali, on November 20, 2015. Honors the memory of Anita Ashok Datar, the U.S. citizen who was killed i...
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2016-02-01
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S450)
USSB142Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 10, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill requires any nicotine provided in a liquid ni...
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2016-01-28
Became Public Law No: 114-116.
USSB2469IntroA bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
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2016-01-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2466IntroImproving Notification for Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act of 2016 This bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to require public water systems to notify their customers of lead concentration levels in drinking water that exceed lead limits under n...
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2016-01-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB993EngrossComprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants to an eligible entity for sequential intercept mapping a...
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2016-01-15
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSR343Intro(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 Dale Bumpers, former member of the U.S...
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2016-01-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S33; text as passed Senate: CR S33)
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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2015-12-18
Held at the desk.
USSB2420IntroSNAP Work Opportunities and Veteran Protection Act of 2015
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2015-12-17
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSR148IntroCondemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Calls on the government of Iran to release the seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders, the nine...
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2015-12-17
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8831)
USSB2407IntroThis bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal in commemoration of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Steve...
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2015-12-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2404IntroDo Not Track Online Act of 2015 This bill requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate: (1) regulations that establish standards for the implementation of a mechanism by which individuals can indicate whether they prefer to have personal...
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2015-12-15
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2391IntroAmerican Clean Energy Investment Act of 2015
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2015-12-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2398IntroClean Energy Worker Just Transition Act
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2015-12-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2386IntroStonewall National Historic Site Establishment Act This bill establishes the Stonewall National Historic Site in New York as a unit of the National Park System. The boundary of the Historic Site shall be identical to that of the Stonewall National H...
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2015-12-10
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1886IntroCoordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act
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2015-12-09
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2374IntroGlen Anthony Doherty Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act This bill amends the Defense Base Act to require the payment of death benefits of an individual employed at an overseas military base who dies as a result of a war-risk hazard or act of t...
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2015-12-08
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1004Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act (Sec. 2) Directs the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the people...
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2015-12-03
To House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee
USSR327IntroDenounces the attacks on health care centers for women, providers of health care for women, and patients. Affirms that all women have the right to access reproductive health care services without fear of violence, intimidation, or harassment.
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2015-12-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2341IntroThis bill amends the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to designate a specified portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System under the Wilderness Act.
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2015-12-02
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2339IntroA bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to increase the royalty rate for coal produced from surface mines on Federal land, to prohibit the export of coal produced on Federal land, and for other purposes.
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2015-12-01
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2336IntroRepeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2015 or the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2015 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations regarding people livi...
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2015-12-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR322Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the 60th anniversary of the refusal of Rosa Louise Parks to give up her seat on a bus on December 1, 1955.
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2015-11-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8195; text as passed Senate: CR S8193)
USSB2311IntroBringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act of 2015
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2015-11-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2321IntroSupporting Working Moms Act of 2015 This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to extend the requirement that certain employers provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child to bona fide executi...
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2015-11-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2323IntroVisa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015
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2015-11-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2322IntroDriver Fatigue Prevention Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to apply its maximum hours requirements to over-the-road bus drivers.
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2015-11-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2301IntroFood Labeling Modernization Act of 2015
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2015-11-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR313Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the brutal attacks on the people of Paris that resulted in the death of at least 129 people, including one U.S. citizen, through shoot...
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2015-11-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7970; text as passed Senate: CR S7970)
USSB1334IntroIllegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 This bill amends the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Coast Guard to enforce specifi...
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2015-11-10
By Senator Thune from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 114-166.
USSB2270IntroLocation Privacy Protection Act of 2015
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2015-11-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR302IntroCondemns Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis. Welcomes Israel's commitment to maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount. Urges the international community to join in condemning these Palestinian terror attacks. Declares that there is ...
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2015-11-10
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7956)
USSR309Intro(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 the Honorable Fred Thompson, former me...
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2015-11-06
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB2254IntroHardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015
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2015-11-05
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB2251IntroSeniors And Veterans Emergency Benefits Act or the SAVE Benefits Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to disburse a payment equal to 3.9% of the average amount of annual benefits to certain individuals (except prisoners, fugitive felo...
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2015-11-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2235IntroHelp Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls Act of 2015 or HANGUP Act This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 to repeal provisions that authorize the use of automated telephone equipment to call cellul...
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2015-11-04
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR304Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes and encourages the observance of Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015. Expresses support for efforts to: (1) encourage consu...
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2015-11-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7728; text: CR S7726)
USSB2231IntroThis bill expresses the sense of Congress that the government of the Maldives should release former President Nasheed from prison and release all political prisoners in the country, as well as guarantee due process for and respect the human rights of...
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2015-11-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2220IntroHealthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act or the Healthy MOM Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act and Internal Revenue Code to require health insurers, health insurance exchanges, and group health plans to offer a special enrollment ...
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2015-10-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR300Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates November 7, 2015, as National Bison Day.
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2015-10-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7598-7599, text as passed Senate: CR S7597)
USSB2213IntroBackground Check Completion Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to completion of a background check. (Current law permits a licensed gun de...
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2015-10-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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