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USSR230IntroA resolution designating September 25, 2015, as "National Lobster Day".
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2015-08-05
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR245IntroDesignates the week of September 13, 2015, as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. Commends direct support professionals as integral to long-term support and services for individuals with disabilities. Expresses the sense of the Se...
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2015-08-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1981IntroEqual Employment for All Act of 2015
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2015-08-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1945IntroMental Health Reform Act of 2015
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2015-08-05
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1938IntroCareer-Ready Student Veterans Act of 2015
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2015-08-05
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR246IntroExpresses the sense of the Senate that: Social Security earned benefits that are crucial to the economic security of our nation and must be preserved to ensure future generations of Americans are protected; with the strong support of the federal gov...
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2015-08-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1921IntroA bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage States to adopt administrative procedures with respect to nonmedical exemptions for State immunization requirements.
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2015-08-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1933IntroElectrify Africa Act of 2015 This bill directs the President to establish a multiyear strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa implement national power strategies and develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energ...
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2015-08-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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.
USSB599IntroImproving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act (Sec. 2) 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 ...
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2015-07-30
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
USSB1908IntroProtecting Financial Aid for Students and Taxpayers Act
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2015-07-30
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1893IntroMental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
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2015-07-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
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.
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)
USSB1872IntroSimplifying Financial Aid for Students Act of 2015
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2015-07-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1858IntroEquality Act Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. Defines: "sex" to include a sex s...
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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
USSR227Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Condemns the attacks of July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Honors the sacrifice and memory of the five members of the Armed Forces who ...
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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
USSB1775IntroWorld War II Merchant Mariner Service Act
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2015-07-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1766IntroRestore Honor to Service Members Act Requires appropriate military record correction boards or discharge review boards to review the discharge characterization of any former members of the Armed Forces requesting a review who were discharged because ...
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2015-07-15
To Senate Armed Services 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
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)
USSB1674IntroLong Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
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2015-06-24
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB1664IntroMilitary and Veterans Education Protection Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require proprietary institutions of higher education to derive at least 10% of their revenue from sources other than ...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1675IntroPlum Island Conservation Act This bill amends the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 to repeal provisions requiring the sale of federal property and asset...
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2015-06-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs 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)
USSB1566IntroCancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2015
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2015-06-11
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB329IntroLower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate specified segments of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook in Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic River...
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2015-06-10
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
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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2015-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
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
USSR193IntroCelebrates the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut. Recognizes the value of the publicly funded family planning safety net in helping to realize the promise of Griswold and that: (1) birth control constitute...
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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
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