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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 ob...
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2015-02-02
To Senate Armed Services 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. govern...
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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 tran...
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2015-01-29
To Senate Foreign Relations 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
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)
USSR37IntroExpresses support for efforts to: ensure that women have access to the best available health care and information, including comprehensive, affordable insurance coverage and health care that fosters safe childbearing; ensure that women can make thei...
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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
USSJR5IntroConstitutional Amendment Authorizes Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections. Grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendme...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSJR4IntroConstitutional Amendment Declares that, whereas the right to vote in public elections belongs only to natural persons as U.S. citizens, so shall the ability to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections belong on...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB229IntroDemocracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2015 or the DISCLOSE 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, w...
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2015-01-21
To Senate Rules And Administration 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
USSB197IntroSupport Making Assessments Reliable and Timely Act or the SMART 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 administ...
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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 taxpaye...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB167IntroClay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act or the Clay Hunt SAV 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 thereaf...
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2015-01-13
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR25IntroThis bill states that: all efforts to improve Medicare and Medicaid under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act must support and build upon President Johnson's vision "to assure the availability of and accessibility to the best health...
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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
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
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)
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 pharmace...
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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
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