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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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2015-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
USSB1483IntroJames K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the James K. Polk Home and adjacent property in Columbia, Tennessee. In conducting this study Interior shall evaluate t...
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2015-07-30
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB590IntroCampus Accountability and Safety Act Amends provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) that pa...
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2015-07-29
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
USSB1893IntroA bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
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2015-07-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR231IntroA resolution honoring the memory and legacy of the two Louisiana citizens who lost their lives, recognizing the heroism of first responders and those on the scene, and condemning the attack of July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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2015-07-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5906-5907; text as passed Senate: CR S5932)
USSR230IntroA resolution designating September 25, 2015, as "National Lobster Day".
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2015-07-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1872IntroA bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary to provide for the use of data from the second preceding tax year to carry out the simplification of applications for the estimation and determination of financial aid eligibil...
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2015-07-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1858IntroEquality Act
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2015-07-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1834IntroLori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act
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2015-07-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR227IntroA resolution condemning the attacks of July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, honoring the members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives, and expressing support and prayers for all those affected.
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2015-07-21
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5429; text as passed Senate: CR S5214)
USSB1774IntroPuerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015 Amends the federal bankruptcy code to treat Puerto Rico as a state under chapter 9 (Adjustment of the Debts of a Municipality).
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2015-07-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1766IntroRestore Honor to Service Members Act
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2015-07-15
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB1775IntroWorld War II Merchant Mariner Service Act
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2015-07-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1772IntroSchedules That Work Act This bill grants an employee the right to request that his or her employer change the terms and conditions of employment relating to: the number of hours or times the employee is required to work or be on call; the location;...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR204Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Reaffirms the bipartisan commitment of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of the millions of refugees and displace...
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2015-07-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5090)
USSB1751IntroHandgun Purchaser Licensing Act
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2015-07-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1735IntroUndetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1740IntroEqual Dignity for Married Taxpayers Act of 2015
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2015-07-09
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1716IntroAmerica's College Promise Act of 2015
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2015-07-08
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1664IntroMilitary and Veterans Education Protection Act
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2015-06-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR212Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Offers condolences to the families and loved o...
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2015-06-24
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4582-4583; text as passed Senate: CR S4607)
USSB1675IntroPlum Island Conservation Act
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2015-06-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB1674IntroLong Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
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2015-06-24
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1651IntroSocial Security Fairness Act of 2015 Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal the government pension offset requirement applicable to and reducing husband's and wife's insurance benefi...
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2015-06-23
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB697IntroFrank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
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2015-06-18
By Senator Inhofe from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 114-67. Minority views filed.
USSB1600IntroJudicial Redress Act of 2015 Authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to designate foreign countries or regional economic integration organizations whose natural citizens may bring civil actions under the Privacy Act of 1974 against certain U.S. go...
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2015-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1588IntroMental Health in Schools Act of 2015 Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) re...
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2015-06-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR202Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates June 15, 2015, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
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2015-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4168; text as passed Senate: CR S4140-4141)
USSR201Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates June 19, 2015, as Juneteenth Independence Day. Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and supports t...
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2015-06-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4168; text as passed Senate: CR S4140)
USSB1538IntroFair Elections Now Act Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) with respect to: eligibility and qualifying contribution requirements and benefits of fair elections financing of Senate election campaigns, establishment of a Fair Ele...
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2015-06-11
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4098-4099)
USSB329IntroLower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act
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2015-06-10
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB1532IntroAffordability Is Access Act
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2015-06-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR197Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the hardships that people with disabilities must overcome every day. Reaffirms support of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 an...
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2015-06-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3974-3975; text as passed Senate: CR S3932-3933)
USSB1529IntroCrime Gun Tracing Act of 2015 Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to direct the Attorney General, in awarding public safety and community policing (COPS ON THE BEAT) grants, to give preferential consideration to an applican...
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2015-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1504IntroMobility and Opportunity for Vulnerable Employees Act
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2015-06-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR193IntroA resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Griswold v. Connecticut decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and expressing the sense of the Senate that the case was an important step forward in helping ensure that all peo...
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2015-06-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1507IntroVisa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding the visa waiver program to: (1) authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate any country as a program country; (2) adjust visa refu...
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2015-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2015-06-03
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3728)
USSR191Intro(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 untimely death of Joseph Robinette Biden, III.
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2015-06-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3728-3729; text as passed Senate: CR S3683)
USSB1473IntroThis bill authorizes FY2016-FY2021 appropriations for the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.
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2015-06-02
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1472IntroBroadband Adoption Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt a final rule establishing support under the Universal Service Fund Lifeline Assistance Program for qualifying low-inco...
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2015-06-01
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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.
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 Designates specified lands in the following areas of Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System: (1) Great Basin, (2) Grand Staircase-Escalante, (3) Moab-La Sal Canyons, (4) Henry Mount...
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2015-05-19
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSB1380IntroStrong Start for America's Children Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to allot matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies, childhood education program providers, or consortia of t...
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2015-05-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1355IntroCollege Affordability and Innovation Act of 2015 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to award 5-year grants to up to 15 institutions of higher education (IHEs) to carry out new or existing high-quality programs designed to graduate stu...
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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 Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and revise a research, training, and technical assistance resource center to prevent suicides (the Suicide Prevention Resource Center). Expands...
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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
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