US Congress Senator Bernard Sanders [I]

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USSB527EngrossA bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1...
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2015-02-27
Held at the desk.
USSB613IntroSummer Meals Act of 2015 Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to redefine "areas in which poor economic conditions exist," where the summer food service program for children may operate, as areas in which at least 40% (currently, 5...
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2015-02-27
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB585IntroAmerican Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act Amends the Natural Gas Act to prohibit exporting natural gas from the United States to a foreign country without first having secured an order of the Secretary of Energy (DOE) authorizing the ...
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2015-02-26
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB570IntroComprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2015 Removes restrictions on the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide dental care to veterans (thereby requiring dental care on the same basis as other VA-provided medical care and service...
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2015-02-25
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB568IntroTrade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2015 Amends the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 to repeal the declaration that trade adjustment assistance (TAA) program requirements in effect as of February 13, 2011, under the Trade Act of 1974 ...
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2015-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB569IntroFarm to School Act of 2015 This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to reauthorize the Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Farm to School Program through FY2021 and modify the program. The program currently provides grants a...
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2015-02-25
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB554IntroFederal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act of 2015 This bill requires federal employees furloughed or required to work due to a lapse in appropriations beginning on February 28, 2015, to be compensated after the lapse in appropriations ends. Emplo...
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2015-02-24
To Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
USSB551IntroDenying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit (or revoke such lic...
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2015-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR82IntroA resolution commending Kathleen Alvarez Tritak on her service to the United States Senate. 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)
USSB497IntroHealthy Families Act Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Authorizes small em...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB511IntroGenetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale of food that has been genetically engineered or contains genetically engineered ingredients, unless that information is clear...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB522IntroProtecting And Retaining Our Children's Health Insurance Program Act of 2015 This bill revises and extends through FY2019 at generally increased levels the program under title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act ...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB491IntroFreedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015 This bill repeals or amends current laws restricting trade with Cuba. The prohibition on assistance to Cuba, and the President's authority for the embargo on Cuba, under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 are eli...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB502IntroSmarter Sentencing Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to direct the court to impose a sentence for specified controlled substance offenses without regard to any statutory minimum sentence if the court finds that the criminal history categor...
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2015-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB440IntroVeterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income payments under the federal veterinary medicine loan repayment program or any other state loan repayment or forgiveness program th...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB439IntroStudent Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orienta...
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2015-02-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB366IntroSenate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require all election-related designations, statements, and reports required to be filed under the Act to be filed directly with the Federal Election Commission.
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2015-02-04
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB375IntroSmall BREW Act Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce the rate of the excise tax on beer produced within or imported into the United States for brewers who produce not more than 6 million barr...
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2015-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB358IntroAccess to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2015 Expands the TRICARE health care program managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) to entitle additional female beneficiaries and dependents to care related to the prevention...
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2015-02-04
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB377IntroMedicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act of 2015 Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the ambulance fee schedule to: (1) increase the conversi...
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2015-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB327IntroAudit the Pentagon Act of 2015 This bill establishes consequences if the Department of Defense (DOD) fails to obtain an audit with an unqualified opinion of its financial statements. The bill provides additional authorities and flexibility if DOD obt...
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2015-02-02
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB330IntroConservation Easement Incentive Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals and corporations of real property interests for conservation purposes, and (2) allow Nat...
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2015-02-02
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB302IntroInternational Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 Directs the Secretary of State to establish in the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples who shall: direct U.S. governmen...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB299IntroFreedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 This bill states that: the President may not prohibit or otherwise regulate travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, including banking transa...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB311IntroSafe Schools Improvement Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassm...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB271IntroRetired Pay Restoration Act of 2015 Allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (under current law, only a disability rated at 50% or more). Makes eligible for...
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2015-01-27
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB268IntroRebuild America Act of 2015 Reduces the non-federal share of the cost of any activity funded by this Act by 50% of what it was before enactment of this Act. Appropriates funds for FY2015-FY2022 to the Highway Trust Fund to improve roads, bridges, and...
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2015-01-27
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSR38IntroA resolution relative to the death of Wendell H. Ford, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Wendell H. Ford, former mem...
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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)
USSR37IntroA resolution supporting women's reproductive health care decisions. Expresses support for efforts to: ensure that women have access to the best available health care and information, including comprehensive, affordable insurance coverage and health c...
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2015-01-22
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB217IntroWomen's Health Protection Act of 2015 This bill prohibits any government from imposing on abortion services: a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests or medical procedures; a requirement that the same clinician who performs a ...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSJR5IntroA joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Authorizes Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of mon...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSJR4IntroA joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the int...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB229IntroDISCLOSE Act of 2015 Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2015 Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to redefine the term "independent expenditure" as an expenditure by a person that, when taken...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB224IntroWomen, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) implementation of the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) is paramount in improving the lives of women around the world and increasing...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB198IntroStop Corporate Inversions Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to revise rules for the taxation of inverted corporations (i.e., U.S. corporations that acquire foreign companies to reincorporate in a foreign jurisdiction with income tax rates ...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB197IntroSMART Act Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely Act Amends subpart 1 (Accountability) of part A of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the program allotting grants to states to develop and administer stat...
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2015-01-20
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB161IntroPaying a Fair Share Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require an individual taxpayer whose adjusted gross income exceeds $1 million to pay a minimum tax rate of 30% of the excess of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income over the taxpayer...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB167IntroClay Hunt SAV Act Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for an independent third party evaluation, to be conducted by September 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, of ...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR25IntroA resolution commemorating 50 years since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Expresses the sense of the Senate that: all efforts to improve Medicare and Medicaid under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act must support and ...
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2015-01-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB122IntroSafe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2015 Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations within 180 days permitting individuals to import a prescr...
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2015-01-08
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB134IntroIndustrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not,...
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2015-01-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB40IntroOnline Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2015 Directs the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that prohibit broadband providers, in transmitting network traffic over the broadband Internet access service of an end user, f...
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2015-01-07
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSR19IntroA resolution relative to the death of Edward W. Brooke, III, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Edward W. Brooke...
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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)
USSB31IntroMedicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate with pharmaceu...
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2015-01-06
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB29IntroRespect for Marriage Act Amends the Defense of Marriage Act to repeal a provision that prohibited a state, territory, possession, or Indian tribe from being required to recognize any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state, terr...
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2015-01-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB28IntroCluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2015 Places restrictions on the use of cluster munitions. Directs the President, within 90 days after the use of such munitions, to submit to Congress a plan for cleaning up any such munitions or submuniti...
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2015-01-06
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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