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USSR480IntroA resolution supporting the designation of May 2016 as "Mental Health Month".
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2016-05-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR403Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the week beginning April 24, 2016, as National Industrial Assessment Center Week. (Those centers are university-led programs funded ...
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2016-05-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
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
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.
USSR457Intro(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 Conrad Ray Burns, former member of the...
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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)
USSR458Intro(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 Robert F. Bennett, former member of th...
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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)
USSR435Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates May 21, 2016, as National Kids to Parks Day. Recognizes the importance of outdoor recreation and the preservation of open spaces to ...
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2016-04-28
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USSR449Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Congratulates the students, families, teachers, administrators, and staff of public charter schools across the United States for: (1) making on...
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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.
USSB2512PassAdding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to add the Zika virus to the list of tropical diseases under the priority review voucher program, which awards a voucher to the...
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2016-04-19
Became Public Law No: 114-146.
USSR431Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes 4-H as a vital organization for training the next generation for national leadership, congratulates the National 4-H Council on its ...
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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)
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 2015 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.
USSJR33IntroThis joint resolution disapproves and nullifies a Department of Labor rule published on April 8, 2016, relating to the definition of the term "fiduciary" and the conflict of interest rule with respect to retirement investment advice. (The r...
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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 Provides FY2017 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), ...
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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 2015 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 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 Rehabilitatio...
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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.
USSR411Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Expresses support for the goals and ideals of the USA Science & Engineering Festival to promote scholarship in science and an interest in s...
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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)
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 Battlefie...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB1975IntroSewall-Belmont House Act of 2015 This bill establishes the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site (the former headquarters of the National Woman's Party of the women's suffrage movement) as a unit of the National Park System (NPS). The Site shal...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB2309IntroU.S. Civil Rights Network Act of 2015 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 Ameri...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
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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2016-03-16
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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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2016-03-16
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 394.
USSB2693IntroEEOC Reform ActThis bill prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from implementing the proposed revision of the private sector employer information report EEO-1 published on February 1, 2016, until: the EEOC collects annually fr...
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2016-03-16
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2055IntroMedical Countermeasure Innovation Act of 2015 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure the issuance of timely and accurate guidelines regarding the use of medical products f...
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2016-03-14
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 388.
USSR374Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Acknowledges the lifetime of service of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Commends his 29-year tenure on the Court a...
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2016-02-25
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 0. Record Vote Number: 26. (text: CR 2/24/2016 S1003)
USSB2595IntroBuilding Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax credit for railroad track maintenance.
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2016-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2234Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Repr...
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2016-02-24
To House Administration Committee
USSB2152Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 18, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (Sec. 3) This bill states that it is U.S. policy to partner with the governments o...
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2016-02-08
Became Public Law No: 114-121.
USSR364Intro(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 Marlow Cook, former member of the U.S....
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2016-02-04
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S691; text as passed Senate: CR S674-675)
USSB2502IntroAffordable Retirement Advice Protection Act This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to define "investment advice," as it relates to fiduciary duties under such Act, as a recommendation that relates to: (...
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2016-02-04
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2505IntroStrengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act of 2016 or the SAVERS Act of 2016 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt from the tax on prohibited transactions: (1) the provision of investment advice by a fiduciar...
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2016-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2497IntroRetail Investor Protection Act This bill prohibits the Secretary of Labor from prescribing any regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) defining the circumstances under which an individual shall be considered a fi...
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2016-02-04
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB553IntroEnd Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) 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 involve...
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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 363.
USSB2476IntroA bill to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination or ceiling fans using direct current motors from energy conservation s...
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2016-02-01
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USSR351Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the week of January 24-January 30, 2016, as National School Choice Week. Encourages all parents to learn more about the educational ...
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2016-01-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S400; text as passed Senate: CR S348)
USSJR22Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the ...
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2016-01-21
Veto message indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S147)
USSJR24Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions fro...
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2016-01-11
Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
USSR343Intro(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 Dale Bumpers, former member of the U.S...
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2016-01-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S33; text as passed Senate: CR S33)
USSJR23Veto(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that establishes new source performance standards under the...
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2016-01-11
Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
USSB1893EngrossMental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the focus of a youth interagency research, training, and technical assistance resource center from youth suicides to suicide at any ...
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2016-01-08
To House Subcommittee on Health Committee
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