US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSB2857IntroA bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain membership status for India in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and for other purposes.
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2016-04-27
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2856IntroA bill to streamline certain feasibility studies and avoid duplication of effort.
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2016-04-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2840IntroA bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training, and for other purposes.
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2016-04-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB125EngrossBulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to extend through FY2020 the authorization of appropriations for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Prog...
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2016-04-20
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USSB2143Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill modifies the existing authority for the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company to maintain and operate a toll ...
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2016-04-20
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
USSB2755Engross(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill allows the Representative or Senator of an immediate family member of...
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2016-04-20
Held at the desk.
USSR431IntroRecognizes 4-H as a vital organization for training the next generation for national leadership, congratulates the National 4-H Council on its "Grow True Leaders" campaign, and supports the council's efforts to grow and diversify the 4-H pr...
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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)
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
USSB2790IntroFinancial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2016
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2016-04-13
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB2794IntroAmerican Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 This bill declares the sense of Congress that it should consider a miscellaneous tariff bill. The U.S. International Trade Commission shall: conduct a process, meeting specified requirements, for th...
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2016-04-13
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2763IntroHolocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016
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2016-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2753IntroElevating Educator Preparation Through Innovation Act of 2016
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2016-04-06
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB1826Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the Lieutenant Colonel...
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2016-03-18
Became Public Law No: 114-138.
USSB2426Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of State to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in t...
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2016-03-18
Became Public Law No: 114-139.
USSB2724IntroSeparation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutiona...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1982IntroKorean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015 Authorizes a Wall of Remembrance, as part of the previously authorized Korean War Veterans Memorial, to include: (1) a list by name of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in theater i...
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2016-03-17
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
USSB2726IntroIran Terrorism and Human Rights Sanctions Act of 2016 This bill prescribes requirements for mandatory sanctions with respect to: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and entities it owns in whole or in part, Mahan Air, Iran's support of terror...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2725IntroIran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act of 2016 This bill amends the Iran-Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992 to cover ballistic missile or related technology. The Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 is amended to: (1) extend the Act through December 31, 203...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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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2016-03-17
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB337EngrossFOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to: require federal agencies to make their disclosable records and documents available for public inspection in an electronic format; require agencies to ...
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2016-03-16
Held at the desk.
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.
USSB1553IntroPain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the p...
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2016-03-15
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB524EngrossComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop: (1) best practices for pain management and prescribing pain me...
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2016-03-14
Held at the desk.
USSB2669IntroEnsuring Removal of Terminated Providers from Medicaid and CHIP Act This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to prohibit federal payment under Medicaid for nonemergency ser...
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2016-03-10
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB238PassEric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to issue oleoresin capsicum spray to: (1) any Bureau officer or employee employed in a prison that is not a m...
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2016-03-09
Became Public Law No: 114-133.
USSB2102IntroStandard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2015 This bill amends the Clayton Act with respect to actions brought by the Attorney General for violations of antitrust laws. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is required, but onl...
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2016-03-09
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
USSB779IntroFair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill requires each executive agency with annual extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to: (1) develop a federal research public access policy that is consistent ...
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2016-03-08
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 384.
USSB2649IntroVeterans Choice Equal Cost for Care Act of 2016 This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to permit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recover or collect reasonable charges for hospital care or medical servi...
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2016-03-08
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2639IntroEqual Access to Congressional Research Service Reports Act of 2016 This bill directs the Government Printing Office (GPO) to establish and maintain a public Website containing Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, and an index, that are searc...
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2016-03-03
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USSB2617IntroMapping a New and Innovative Focus on Our Exploration Strategy for Human Spaceflight Act of 2016 or the MANIFEST for Human Spaceflight Act of 2016 This bill amends the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 to make it...
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2016-03-02
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1137IntroHighlights: This bill amends federal patent law to add pleading and disclosure requirements for patent infringement actions. The bill sets standards for a court's consideration of a motion to stay an action against retailers or end users that agree t...
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2016-02-25
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
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)
USSB2602IntroRestoring Internet Freedom Act This bill nullifies the rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26, 2015, relating to the reclassification of broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service. The FCC ...
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2016-02-25
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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
USSB2577IntroJustice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016
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2016-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2559IntroNaval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act This bill prohibits the President from modifying, terminating, abandoning, or transferring the lease with the government of Cuba by which the United States acquired 45 square miles of land and waters that c...
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2016-02-22
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB2553IntroKari's Law Act of 2016 This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that allows users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 (without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix...
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2016-02-11
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB2002IntroMental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to award grants for: (1) mental health programs and related law enforcement and correc...
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2016-02-10
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2531IntroCombating BDS Act of 2016 This bill authorizes a state or local government to adopt and enforce measures to divest its assets from, or prohibit investment of its assets in: (1) an entity that such government determines, using credible information ava...
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2016-02-10
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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)
USSB357IntroFurthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015 or FACT Act Amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the debtor's liability...
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2016-02-03
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
USSB2040IntroJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
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2016-02-03
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 362.
USSB2485IntroNorth Korea and Iran Sanctions Act This bill requires the President to reinstate immediately all sanctions against Iran that were waived or suspended by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (agreed to at Vienna July 14, 2015) if the Director of Nat...
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2016-02-03
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR358Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Designates February 1-February 5, 2016, as National School Counseling Week.
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2016-02-03
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S571; text as passed Senate: CR S577)
USSR356Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes: (1) National Mentoring Month, and (2) the staff and volunteers at quality mentoring programs who help young people reach their full...
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2016-02-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S530; text as passed Senate: CR S489-490)
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)
USSCR27IntroHonors the 230th anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on Religious Freedom Day, January 16, 2016. Affirms that: religious freedom includes the right to live, work, associate, and worship in accordance with one's...
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2016-01-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2447IntroVietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act The President shall: (1) impose financial and immigration/entry sanctions on listed nationals of Vietnam who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, rega...
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2016-01-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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