US Congress Senator Christopher Murphy [D]

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USSR105IntroCongratulates the people of Greece as they celebrate the 194th 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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2015-03-27
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB301EngrossBoys 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 silver coins, and 300,000 half-dollar clad coins to commemorate the centennial of the founding of Father Flan...
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2015-03-25
Held at the desk.
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.
USSB849IntroA bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for systematic data collection and analysis and epidemiological research regarding Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases.
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2015-03-24
USSB811IntroA bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require States to develop policies on positive school climates and school discipline.
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2015-03-19
USSB793IntroA bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
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2015-03-18
USSB737IntroEnsuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act
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2015-03-12
USSB729IntroFairness for Struggling Students Act of 2015
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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
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.
USSR88Intro(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 recognize the contributions of African Americans. Calls for th...
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2015-02-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1134-1135; text as passed Senate: CR S1170-1171)
USSB586IntroNational Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act
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2015-02-26
USSB599IntroImproving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to revise the length of the emergency psychiatric demonstration project under title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act that is c...
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2015-02-26
USSR86Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes March 3, 2015, as the centennial of the Navy Reserve.
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2015-02-25
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1123-1124; text as passed Senate: CR S1122)
USSR87IntroUrges the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant U.S. government agencies and officials to work with the European Union and European governments to encourage further efforts to address anti-Semitism.
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2015-02-25
USSB568IntroTrade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2015
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2015-02-25
USSB548IntroMakes any sequestration ordered by the President under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) inapplicable to funding of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
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2015-02-24
USSB549IntroMakes any sequestration ordered by the President under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) inapplicable to funding of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
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2015-02-24
USSB550IntroMakes any sequestration ordered by the President under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) inapplicable to funding of the standard setting body designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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2015-02-24
USSB551IntroDenying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit (or revoke such li...
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2015-02-24
USSR84IntroRecognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and recognize the contributions of African Americans. Calls for the United States to: (1) honor the contribution of pioneers who helped to ensure its legacy; and (2) move fo...
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2015-02-23
USSB511IntroGenetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act
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2015-02-12
USSR82Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses appreciation to Kathie Alvarez Tritak and commends her for her lengthy, faithful, and outstanding service to the Senate.
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2015-02-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1011; text as passed Senate: CR S1009)
USSB516IntroEvery Child Counts Act
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2015-02-12
USSB526IntroSunset of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Act The Authorization for Use of Military Force (P.L. 107-40) terminates three years after the date of enactment of this Act, unless reauthorized.
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2015-02-12
USSB497IntroHealthy Families Act Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Authorizes small e...
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2015-02-12
USSB423IntroPrivacy Notice Modernization Act of 2015 Amends the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to exempt from its annual written privacy policy notice requirement any financial institution which: (1) provides nonpublic personal information only in accordance with speci...
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2015-02-12
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB514IntroPromise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 Amends title IV (21st Century Schools) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a new part D, entitled "the Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2015." Directs the Secretary,...
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2015-02-12
USSB522IntroProtecting and Retaining Our Children's Health Insurance Program Act of 2015 This bill revises and extends through FY2019 at generally increased levels the program under title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act ...
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2015-02-12
USSB272IntroDepartment of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 Provides FY2015 appropriations to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Provides appropriations for Departmental Management and Operations for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Ma...
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2015-02-10
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S872-891)
USSB420IntroProtecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude services rendered by bona-fide volunteers providing firefighting and prevention services, emergency medical services, or ambulance s...
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2015-02-10
USSB407IntroLarge Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2015 Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammuni...
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2015-02-05
USSB366IntroSenate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require all election-related designations, statements, and reports required to be filed under the Act to be filed directly with the Federal Election Commission...
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2015-02-04
USSB375IntroSmall Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act or the Small BREW Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce the rate of the excise tax on beer produced within or imported into the United States for brewers who produce not more than 6 milli...
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2015-02-04
USSB329IntroLower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act
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2015-02-02
USSR35Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on January 28, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Commemorates January 27, 2015, as the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp by...
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2015-02-02
Star Print ordered on the resolution.
USSB332IntroRural Hospital Access Act of 2015 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to make permanent the Medicare-dependent, small rural subsection (d) hospital program and increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital p...
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2015-02-02
USSB330IntroConservation Easement Incentive Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals and corporations of real property interests for conservation purposes, and (2) allow Na...
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2015-02-02
USSB302IntroInternational Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 Directs the Secretary of State to establish in the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples who shall: direct U.S. govern...
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2015-01-29
USSB299IntroFreedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 This bill states that: the President may not prohibit or otherwise regulate travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, including banking tran...
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2015-01-29
USSB307IntroConcussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2015 or the ConTACT Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish guidelines for states on the implementation of best practices for...
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2015-01-29
USSB270IntroCharlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2015 Revises the definition of "surviving spouse" for purposes of veterans benefits provisions to eliminate the requirement that the person who was the spouse of a veteran at the time o...
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2015-01-27
USSB262IntroRunaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act through FY2020, generally at FY2009 levels. Modifies the Basic Center Grant (BCG) Program (for short-term emergency shelter and family reunifi...
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2015-01-27
USSR40IntroReaffirms that it is U.S. policy that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon and that all instruments of U.S. power and influence must remain on the table to prevent this outcome. Supports the diplomatic efforts of the United States an...
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2015-01-26
USSR38Intro(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 Wendell H. Ford, former member of the ...
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2015-01-23
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S445; text as passed Senate: CR S427)
USSR37IntroExpresses support for efforts to: ensure that women have access to the best available health care and information, including comprehensive, affordable insurance coverage and health care that fosters safe childbearing; ensure that women can make thei...
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2015-01-22
USSB217IntroWomen's Health Protection Act of 2015
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2015-01-21
USSJR5IntroConstitutional Amendment Authorizes Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections. Grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendme...
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2015-01-21
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