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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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2016-11-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSB2234EngrossOffice of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to the members...
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2016-11-30
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USSCR56IntroA concurrent resolution clarifying any potential misunderstanding as to whether actions taken by President-elect Donald Trump constitute a violation of the Emoluments Clause, and calling on President-elect Trump to divest his interest in, and sever h...
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2016-11-29
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3476IntroNational Guard Bonus Repayment and Financial Relief Act
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2016-11-17
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSR608IntroA resolution designating the week of September 17 through September 24, 2016, as "National Estuaries Week". Designates the week of September 17 through September 24, 2016, as National Estuaries Week.
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2016-11-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.
USSR579IntroA resolution recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the first class of women admitted to the Coast Guard Academy. Recognizes 40 years since the U.S. Coast Guard Academy became the first military academy to enroll female cadets. Recognizes the contributi...
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2016-09-29
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR590IntroA resolution commemorating 100 years of health care services provided by Planned Parenthood. Expresses support for the preventive services that Planned Parenthood Federation of America doctors, nurses, and staff provide to patients. Recognizes that P...
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2016-09-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR596IntroA resolution designating September 2016 as "Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month". Designates September 2016 as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. (Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lungs that causes breathing problems.) Expresses continued suppor...
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2016-09-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3456IntroEmpowering Partners to Counter Violent Extremism Act of 2016
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2016-09-28
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSR581IntroNo Vote No Recess Resolution Prohibits the Senate, between September 27, 2016, and the end of the 114th Congress, from adjourning, remaining adjourned, or recessing for more than two days and convening solely in a pro forma session unless, by the beg...
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2016-09-27
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR576IntroA resolution calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2016 as "National Dyslexia Awareness Month". Designat...
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2016-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6089; text as passed Senate: CR S6083-6084)
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
USSJR39IntroA joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment. This joint resolution prohibits the issuance of...
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2016-09-21
Motion to table the motion to discharge Committee on Foreign Relations agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 71 - 27. Record Vote Number: 145. (consideration: CR S5934-5935)
USSB3360IntroYouth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2016 This bill authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services such as sexual health education and contraceptio...
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2016-09-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR570IntroA resolution recognizing the importance of substance abuse disorder treatment and recovery in the United States. Recognizes the importance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Affirms the continued need to support substance use educ...
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2016-09-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3348IntroPresidential Tax Transparency Act This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require each candidate of a major party for the office of President to file with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) a copy of the candidate's income ta...
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2016-09-19
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 633.
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
USSR485IntroA resolution urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply with constitutional limits on presidential terms and fulfill its constitutional mandate for a democratic transition of power in 2016. Expresses concern with respect ...
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2016-09-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (considered: CR S5677-5678; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S5677-5678)
USSR552IntroA resolution commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V to defend the United States following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Commemorates the 15th anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V to defend th...
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2016-09-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3309IntroVoter Empowerment Act of 2015 Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2015 Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require states to make available websites for online voter registration. Authorizes automated voter registration o...
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2016-09-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
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.
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.
USSB3212IntroCentury Farms Act of 2016 This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a program to recognize: (1) any farm that a state department of agriculture or similar statewide agricultural organization recognizes as a Century Farm, or...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry 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.
USSR524IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the conflict in Yemen. Expresses the sense of the Senate that: all sides to the current conflict in Yemen should abide by international obligations to protect civilians, facilitate the delivery of hu...
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2016-07-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 575.
USSB3274IntroCountering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act This bill directs the Department of State to establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response to: coordinate the sharing among government agencies of information on foreign government infor...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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
USSB3277IntroRemedies for Refusal of Repatriation Act This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish procedures for determining whether a foreign government systematically and unreasonably refuses or delays the repatriation of its natio...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3256IntroEducation for All Act of 2016 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is in the U.S. national security interest to promote universal basic education that includes gender parity in developing countries; and (2) education lays the founda...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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. Supports: (1) the immediate termin...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB3198IntroState Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into an agreement or a contract with each state home to pay for medical supervision model adult day health care for a...
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2016-07-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs 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.
USSB3168IntroStronger Together School Diversity Act of 2016 This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish the Stronger Together Program, through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award competitive grants for the devel...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3164IntroFair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2016 This bill amends the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination against or regarding survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault in: the sale or rental of housing and r...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 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)
USSR482IntroA resolution urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and to increase pressure on the organization and its members to the fullest extent possible. Expresses appreciation to the European Union (EU) f...
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2016-07-06
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4837)
USSB1479EngrossBUILD Act Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015 This bill amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to: (1) revise and reauthorize brownfields revitalization funding thro...
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2016-07-01
To House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
USSB1605IntroM-CORE Act Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic Integration Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends he Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 to provide that a country that is eligible for assistance under such Act and the United States may enter into and have ...
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2016-06-28
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 534.
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.
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
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
USSR498IntroA resolution designating June 15, 2016, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". Designates June 15, 2016, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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2016-06-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4263; text as passed Senate: CR S4305)
USSB3070IntroHygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2016
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2016-06-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB6IntroWe the People Act of 2016 Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2016 or the DISCLOSE Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to: redefine "independent expenditure" to expand t...
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2016-06-16
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSR496IntroA resolution condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the de...
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2016-06-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4263; text as passed Senate: CR S4304)
USSR500IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2016, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States. Designates June 19, 2016, as Juneteenth Independence Day. Recognizes the ...
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2016-06-16
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4323; text as passed Senate: CR S4305-4306)
USSB3065IntroFamily First Prevention Services Act of 2016 This bill amends Part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSAct) regarding: (1) mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services and in-home p...
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2016-06-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR493IntroA resolution relative to the death of George V. Voinovich, former United States Senator for the State of Ohio. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of George Voinovich, former member of...
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2016-06-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3846-3849; text as passed Senate: CR S3863)
USSB2867IntroSEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016 This bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) an Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation. The Advocate for Small Busin...
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2016-06-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB3053IntroHate Crimes Prevention Act
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2016-06-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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