US Congress Senator Lamar Alexander [R]

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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.
USSB524PassCo-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 Good Samaritan Assessment Act of 2016 Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2...
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2016-07-22
Became Public Law No: 114-198.
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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2016-07-14
To House Administration Committee
USSJR38IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule relating to the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that ask th...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSJR37IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule relating to the extent to which an employer may offer an inducement to an employee for the employee's spouse to provide information...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3240IntroPension and Budget Integrity Act of 2016 This bill prohibits provisions that increase or extend an increase of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums from being counted as an offset to determine budget points of order for legislation in...
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2016-07-14
To Senate Budget Committee
USSB1943IntroShiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act Modifies the boundary of Shiloh National Military Park to include the following areas : (1) Fallen Timbers Battlefield, (2) Russell House Battlefiel...
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2016-07-13
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
USSB3173IntroEHR Regulatory Relief Act
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2016-07-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2309IntroU.S. Civil Rights Network Act of 201 This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African America...
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2016-07-13
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR528IntroA resolution commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development of the Tennessee River system. Commends the Tennessee Valley Authority on its successful construction and management of the Tennessee River syst...
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2016-07-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5011; text as passed Senate: CR S5008-5009)
USSB3169IntroA bill to support basic energy research and eliminate the wind production tax credit. This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to authorize FY2017-FY2019 appropriations for the Department of Energy's Office of Science. The bill also amends the ...
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2016-07-12
To Senate Finance 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)
USSR516IntroA resolution relative to the death of Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. Expresses the Senate's sorrow at the announcement of the death of Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus of the University of Ten...
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2016-06-29
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4730; text as passed Senate: CR S4730)
USSR502IntroA resolution designating June 20, 2016, as "American Eagle Day" and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States. Designates June 20, 2016, as American Eagle Day. Applauds the issuance of bald e...
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2016-06-20
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4361-4362, S4371; text as passed Senate: CR S4361-4362)
USSB2686IntroProtecting Local Business Opportunity Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to allow two or more employers to be considered joint employers for purposes of the Act only if each shares and exercises control over essential terms and con...
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2016-06-16
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR495IntroA resolution recognizing the Boy Scouts of America on the 100th anniversary of the organization being granted a Federal charter and for the long history of heritage and service of the Boy Scouts of America. Recognizes more than 100 years of service a...
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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 S4303-4304)
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)
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)
USSB3039IntroSMASH Act Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act
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2016-06-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSJR35IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of Labor relating to "Interpretation of the 'Advice' Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Re...
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2016-06-09
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSJR34IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional...
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2016-06-07
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR483IntroA resolution designating June 20, 2016, as "American Eagle Day" and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States. Designates June 20, 2016, as American Eagle Day. Applauds the issuance of bald e...
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2016-06-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR480IntroA resolution supporting the designation of May 2016 as "Mental Health Month". Expresses support for: (1) the designation of Mental Health Month to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and encourage individuals to seek care, and (2) the in...
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2016-05-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3380-3381; text as passed Senate: CR S3297)
USSR465IntroA resolution supporting the United States solar energy industry in its effort to bring low-cost, clean, 21st-century solar technology into homes and businesses across the United States.
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2016-05-16
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSR403IntroA resolution designating the week beginning April 24, 2016 as "National Industrial Assessment Center Week" in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Industrial Assessment Centers. Designates the week beginning April 24, 2016, as National Industrial A...
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2016-05-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSB1890PassDefend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. A trade secret owner may file a civil action in a U.S. district court seeking relief for...
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2016-05-11
Became Public Law No: 114-153.
USSB2707IntroProtecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act This bill declares that the proposed or the final rule of the Department of Labor entitled "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Com...
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2016-05-11
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
USSR457IntroA resolution relative to the death of Conrad Ray Burns, former United States Senator for the State of Montana. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Conrad Ray Burns, former member of...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645)
USSR458IntroA resolution relative to the death of Robert F. Bennett, former Senator of the State of Utah. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Robert F. Bennett, former member of the U.S. Senate...
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2016-05-09
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2645; text of measure as introduced: CR S2630)
USSR435IntroA resolution designating May 21, 2016, as "Kids to Parks Day". Designates May 21, 2016, as National Kids to Parks Day. Recognizes the importance of outdoor recreation and the preservation of open spaces to the health and education of young people of ...
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2016-04-28
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR449IntroA resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of charter schools across the United States for making ongoing contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the 17th annual National Charter Schools Week, ...
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2016-04-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2576-2577; text as passed Senate: CR S2564)
USSB2680IntroMental Health Reform Act of 2016
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2016-04-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 437.
USSB2832IntroFair Medicare Hospital Payments Act of 2016
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2016-04-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB192PassOlder Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), with respect to the Administration on Aging, to require the Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs to collect and analyze best pract...
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2016-04-19
Became Public Law No: 114-144.
USSR431IntroA resolution recognizing the immeasurable benefits of the national 4-H program to the young people of the United States and supporting the campaign to expand the 4-H program. Recognizes 4-H as a vital organization for training the next generation for...
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2016-04-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2202; text as passed Senate: CR S2200)
USSB2512PassAdding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to add Zika virus disease to the list of tropical diseases under the priority review voucher program, which awards a v...
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2016-04-19
Became Public Law No: 114-146.
USSB2700IntroFDA and NIH Workforce Authorities Modernization Act
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 427.
USSB2745IntroAdvancing NIH Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research Act
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 430.
USSB2742IntroPromoting Biomedical Research and Public Health for Patients Act
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 429.
USSB1622IntroFDA Device Accountability Act of 2016 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that employees who review premarket submissions of medical devices receive training on least b...
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 426.
USSB2713IntroAdvancing Precision Medicine Act of 2016 This bill permits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out an initiative to address disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that may include collecting from a diverse cohort of indiv...
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2016-04-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.
USSJR33IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "fiduciary" and the conflict of interest rule with resp...
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2016-04-18
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2804IntroEnergy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 TITLE I--CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL Provides appropriations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for authorized civil functions pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood and storm...
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2016-04-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 420.
USSB2511IntroImproving Health Information Technology Act
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2016-04-05
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 418.
USSB849IntroAdvancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2016 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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2016-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 408.
USSB2014IntroNext Generation Researchers Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Next Generation of Researchers Initiative in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate NIH policies and programs aimed at promoting and provid...
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2016-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 410.
USSB800IntroEnhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise requirements for medical rehabilitation research. The purpose of the National Center for Medical Rehabilit...
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2016-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 407.
USSB2687IntroPlan of Safe Care Improvement Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require a grant-receiving state plan for a child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment program to include policies and procedures requirin...
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2016-04-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 411.
USSR411IntroA resolution expressing support for the goals and ideals of the biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, and designating April 11 through April 17, 2016, as "National Science and Technology Week". Expresses support for the goals...
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2016-04-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1642-1643; text as passed Senate: CR S1642-1643)
USSB1177PassStudent Success Act This bill reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The bill addresses issues such as accountability and testing requirements, distribution and requirements for grants, fiscal accountabilit...
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2016-03-17
By Senator Alexander from Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions filed written report. Report No. 114-231. Additional views filed.
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