US Congress Senator Christopher Murphy [D]

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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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2015-06-25
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.
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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2015-06-24
Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB1664IntroMilitary and Veterans Education Protection Act
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2015-06-24
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR212IntroA resolution condemning the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and expressing encouragement and prayers for all affected by this evil assault.
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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
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
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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.
USSB1483IntroJames K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act
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2015-06-10
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB1529IntroCrime Gun Tracing Act of 2015
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2015-06-09
To Senate Judiciary 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)
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
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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
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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 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
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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
USSR175Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Thanks the teachers of the United States and promotes the teaching profession by encouraging students, parents, school administrators, and publ...
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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)
USSB1211IntroThis bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit payment at the applicable site neutral payment rate for discharges in a cost reporting period beginning before October 1, 2017, from subsection (d) hospitals and certain l...
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2015-05-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1150IntroRaise the Wage Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to: (1) $8.00 an hour on January 1, 2016, or, if later, on the first day of the third month after enactment of this 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)
USSB1121IntroPAST Act
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2015-04-28
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
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
USSR143IntroExpresses support for efforts to: ensure that all students have access to debt-free higher education upon graduation from public institutions of higher education; provide support to states to make increased investments in higher education that wil...
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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
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