US Congress Senator Christopher Murphy [D]

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USSR156Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes May 2015 as National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Supports the work of the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of medical ...
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2015-05-23
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR87Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Urges the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant U.S. government agencies and officials to work with the European Union a...
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2015-05-21
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 92.
USSR184IntroStop Harming Our Kids Resolution of 2015 Expresses the sense of the Senate that conversion therapy directed at minors is discredited and ineffective, has no legitimate therapeutic purpose, and is dangerous and harmful. Defines "conversion thera...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1375IntroAmerica's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2015
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2015-05-19
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1380IntroStrong Start for America's Children Act of 2015
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2015-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1355IntroCollege Affordability and Innovation Act of 2015
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2015-05-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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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2015-05-13
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1317IntroLifetime Income Disclosure Act Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require the quarterly pension benefit statement furnished to a participant or beneficiary with the right to direct the investment of assets in his ...
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2015-05-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1299IntroGarrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization of 2015
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2015-05-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSJR15IntroEliminates the time limit for ratification of the equal rights amendment (prohibits discrimination on account of sex) proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. Declares th...
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2015-05-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR175IntroA resolution recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States to building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States.
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2015-05-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2734; text as passed Senate: CR S2732)
USSB1211IntroA bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that payment under the Medicare program to a long-term care hospital for inpatient services shall not be made at the applicable site neutral payment rate for certain discharges involvi...
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2015-05-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1150IntroRaise the Wage Act
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2015-04-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR163Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses sympathy to, and support for, the people of Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China who face catastrophi...
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2015-04-30
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2589; text as passed Senate: CR S2581-2582)
USSB697IntroFrank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
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2015-04-28
Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB1102IntroProtect Student Borrowers Act of 2015 This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program to accept spe...
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2015-04-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1072IntroSupreme Court Ethics Act of 2015 Requires the Supreme Court to promulgate a code of ethics for the Justices of the Supreme Court that shall include the five canons of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges adopted by the Judicial Conference of ...
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2015-04-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1074IntroNational Scenic Trails Parity Act
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2015-04-23
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1056IntroEnd Racial Profiling Act of 2015 Prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. Grants the United States or an individual injured by racial profiling the right to obtain declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires fe...
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2015-04-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR143IntroA resolution supporting efforts to ensure that students have access to debt-free higher education.
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2015-04-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1021IntroWounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to eligible institutions to: (1) establish a master's degree program in orthotics and prosthetics, or (2) expand upon an existing master's degree...
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2015-04-21
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1022IntroWounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act This bill directs the Secretary of Defense to award research grants for: actions that can be taken to prevent amputation of limbs, the most effective point for orthotic and prosthetic intervention during pa...
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2015-04-21
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1012IntroWorking Families Tax Relief Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to: (1) make permanent the reduction in the income threshold (from $10,000 to $3,000) for determining the re...
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2015-04-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1006IntroA bill to incentivize early adoption of positive train control, and for other purposes.
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2015-04-16
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSCR12IntroRecognizes the hardships that people with disabilities must overcome every day. Reaffirms support of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Recommends that the United States Postal Service and federal...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB985IntroUnited States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard: (1) $5 gold coins, (2) $1 silver coins, and (3) half-dollar clad coins. Requires the design ...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB973IntroAngel Tax Credit Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a new business-related tax credit for 25% of equity investments of $25,000 or more in a domestic corporation or partnership that: (1) has its headquarters in the United States, (2) has gr...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB978IntroHelping Angels Lead Our Startups Act or the HALOS Act Directs the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend Regulation D (governing the limited offer and sale of securities without registration under the Securities Act of 1933) to make the prohibi...
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2015-04-16
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB928IntroJames Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
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2015-04-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB897IntroJesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities...
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2015-04-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB898IntroNational Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2015
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2015-04-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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.
USSB890IntroLand and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2015
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2015-03-26
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB301Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Boys 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 si...
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2015-03-25
Held at the desk.
USSB862IntroPaycheck Fairness Act Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages. Revises the except...
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2015-03-25
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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.
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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2015-03-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB811IntroSupportive School Climate Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require each state that wants to use a part A grant to provide students with positive ...
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2015-03-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB793IntroBank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program to refinance the unpaid principal, accrued unpaid interest, and late ...
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2015-03-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB746IntroAccelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2015 Establishes the Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer to help end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. Directs the Commission to identify, recommend, and promote initiatives, partnerships, an...
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2015-03-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB737IntroEnsuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to require that the primary care services furnished in the two years after enactment of this Act by a physician with a primary s...
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2015-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB729IntroFairness for Struggling Students Act of 2015 Revises federal bankruptcy law with respect to the exemption from the exception to discharge in bankruptcy for certain educational loans if excepting such debt from discharge would impose an undue hardsh...
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2015-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB711IntroMental Health First Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to award grants to initiate and sustain mental health first aid training programs. Requires such a ...
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2015-03-11
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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.
USSB613IntroSummer Meals Act of 2015 Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to redefine "areas in which poor economic conditions exist," where the summer food service program for children may operate, as areas in which at least 40% (cu...
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2015-02-27
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
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
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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
To Senate Finance Committee
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