US Congress Senator Lamar Alexander [R]

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USSJR8Enroll(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Disapproves and nullifies the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board and published December 15, 2014, relating to representation ...
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2015-03-27
Presented to President.
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.
USSB860IntroA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
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2015-03-25
USSB856IntroA bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require criminal background checks for school employees.
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2015-03-24
USSB854IntroA bill to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste, and for other purposes.
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2015-03-24
USSB801IntroRepresentation Fairness Restoration Act
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2015-03-19
USSB775IntroSelf-Insurance Protection Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the definition of "health insurance coverage" a stop-lo...
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2015-03-18
USSB755IntroTennessee Wilderness Act
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2015-03-17
USSB723IntroUtility Energy Service Contracts Improvement Act of 2015
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2015-03-12
USSB698IntroMarketplace Fairness Act of 2015
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2015-03-10
USSB1Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on January 29, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (Sec. 2) Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, ...
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2015-03-04
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USSB662IntroSongwriter Equity Act of 2015 Amends federal copyright law regarding the exclusive rights of sound recording copyright owners to remove a provision that prohibits license fees payable for the public performance of sound recordings, by means of a digi...
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2015-03-04
USSB620IntroPreserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
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2015-03-02
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.
USSB615IntroIran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 This bill amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the President, within five days after reaching an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear program, to transmit to Congress: the text of the agre...
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2015-02-27
USSR76IntroWelcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his visit to the United States, which provides a timely opportunity to reinforce the U.S.-Israel relationship. Awaits Prime Minister Netanyahu's address before a joint meeting of Congress...
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2015-02-26
S.AMDT.263 Amendment SA 263 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSB559IntroSupporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act Repeals certain Department of Education (ED) regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): ...
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2015-02-25
USSB553IntroEnd Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: the United States has a long history of domestic and international engagement in preventing and responding to modern slavery; modern slavery involves extensi...
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2015-02-24
USSB507IntroRewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees Act or the RAISE Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to declare that neither its prohibition against interference by an employer with employees' right to bargain collectively, nor ...
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2015-02-12
USSB475IntroSugar Reform Act of 2015
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2015-02-12
USSR82Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses appreciation to Kathie Alvarez Tritak and commends her for her lengthy, faithful, and outstanding service to the Senate.
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2015-02-12
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1011; text as passed Senate: CR S1009)
USSB423IntroPrivacy Notice Modernization Act of 2015 Amends the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to exempt from its annual written privacy policy notice requirement any financial institution which: (1) provides nonpublic personal information only in accordance with speci...
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2015-02-12
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB454IntroExascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2015 or the ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2015 Renames the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 as the E...
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2015-02-11
USSB227Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Strengthening Education through Research Act (Sec. 3) Amends the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) to requir...
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2015-02-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 13.
USSR67IntroAmends Rule XXII (Precedence of Motions) of the Standing Rules of the Senate with respect to the number of affirmative votes required to end debate (pursuant to a cloture motion) for nominations on the Executive Calendar. Requires the question of vot...
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2015-02-04
USSJR6IntroConstitutional Amendment This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each cham...
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2015-02-04
USSB339IntroObamaCare Repeal Act This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and restores provisions of law amended by those Acts, effective 180 days after this bill is enacted.
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2015-02-03
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 11.
USSB192Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), with respect to...
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2015-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 12.
USSB352IntroEquitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious ...
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2015-02-03
USSB336IntroObamaCare Repeal Act
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2015-02-02
USSB305IntroAmerican Job Protection Act Repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that: (1) impose fines on large employers (employers with 50 or more full-time employees) who fail to offer their...
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2015-01-29
USSB316IntroExpanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act Revises subpart 1 (Charter School Programs) of part B (Public Charter Schools) of title V (Promoting Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs) of the Elementary and Secondary Education...
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2015-01-29
USSR44IntroAuthorizes expenditures by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions for the 114th Congress.
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2015-01-28
USSB288IntroNational Labor Relations Board Reform Act Amends the National Labor Relations Act to revise requirements with respect to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), and the process for appellate review. Increa...
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2015-01-28
USSB283IntroStop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2015 Requires the Internal Revenue Service standards and definitions in effect on January 1, 2010, for determining whether an organization qualifies for tax-exempt status as an organization operat...
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2015-01-28
USSB265IntroCreating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act Amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act to: (1) require the Secretary of Education to use funds appropriated under the Act that are...
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2015-01-27
USSR38Intro(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 death of Wendell H. Ford, former member of the ...
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2015-01-23
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S445; text as passed Senate: CR S427)
USSB233IntroWorking Families Flexibility Act of 2015 Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to authorize private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1 1/2 hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation...
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2015-01-22
USSB203IntroAmerican Liberty Restoration Act Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require individuals to maintain minimum essential health care coverage. Applies the Internal Revenue Code as if such provisions had never been ...
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2015-01-21
USSR30IntroDesignates the week of January 25-January 31, 2015, as National School Choice Week. Congratulates the students, parents, teachers, and school leaders from K-12 education environments of all varieties for their persistence, achievements, dedication, a...
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2015-01-20
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S300; text as passed Senate: CR S291)
USSB183IntroJobs and Premium Protection Act This bill repeals a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes an annual fee on a health insurance provider based on its net premium income.
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2015-01-16
USSB150IntroBiennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act
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2015-01-13
USSB149IntroMedical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers.
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2015-01-13
USSB145IntroNational Park Access Act Requires the Director of the National Park Service to refund to each state all of the funds that it used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the period in October 2013 in which there w...
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2015-01-12
USSB126IntroAmends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the taxpayer election to deduct state and local general sales taxes in lieu of state and local income taxes.
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2015-01-08
USSB108IntroFinancial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2015 Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to make a free application available for individuals to use in applying for a Fed...
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2015-01-07
USSB85IntroRepay Act of 2015 Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a simplified income-driven repayment program for students who become new borrowers of William D. Ford Federal...
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2015-01-07
USSR19Intro(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 death of Edward W. Brooke, III, former member o...
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2015-01-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S23; text as passed Senate: CR S21-22)
USSB30IntroForty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the employer mandate to provide health care coverage, to: (1) modify the formula for calculating the number of full-time employees employed by an applicable large...
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2015-01-06
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