US Congress Senator John Cornyn [R]

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USSB2993IntroA bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.
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2016-05-26
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB461IntroCross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2015 Authorizes the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to enter into agreements with certain persons for the CBP to provide customs, agricultural processing, border security, or inspection-...
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2016-05-25
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2984IntroA bill to impose sanctions in relation to violations by Iran of the Geneva Convention (III) or the right under international law to conduct innocent passage, and for other purposes.
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2016-05-25
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB1378IntroBonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015 Expands the awards program for disclosures by federal employees of fraud, waste, or mismanagement that result in cost savings to the employee's agency to include identification of surplus funds or unnecessary bud...
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2016-05-25
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSB2896IntroCare Veterans Deserve Act of 2016
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2016-05-24
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB2919IntroState Outreach for Local Veterans Employment Act of 2016
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2016-05-24
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
USSR472IntroExpresses the sense of the Senate that a carbon tax would be detrimental to U.S. families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the United States.
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2016-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2840EngrossProtecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016 or the POLICE Act of 2016 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the allowable use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services ...
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2016-05-23
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSB2974IntroA bill to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes.
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2016-05-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2143Pass(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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2016-05-20
Became Public Law No: 114-163.
USSB2040EngrossJustice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages t...
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2016-05-17
To House Judiciary Committee
USSB524EngrossComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 TITLE I--PREVENTION AND EDUCATION (Sec. 101) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and...
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2016-05-17
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill and House requests a conference.
USSR468IntroDesignates the week of May 15-May 21, 2016, as National Police Week. Expresses support for law enforcement officers across the United States for their efforts to build safer and more secure communities. Recognizes: (1) the need to ensure that law e...
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2016-05-17
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2910-2911; text as passed Senate: CR S2880-2881)
USSB125PassBulletproof 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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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-155.
USSB2755Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.) Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016 (Sec. 3) This bill allows the Representative or Senator of an immediate family member of a...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-156.
USSB32PassTransnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to prohibit the manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance in schedule I or II, flunitrazepam, or a listed chemical by individuals having re...
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2016-05-16
Became Public Law No: 114-154.
USSB2577IntroJustice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016
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2016-05-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 463.
USSB2348IntroRapid DNA Act of 2015
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2016-05-12
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 462.
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)
USSB2901IntroAdvancing U.S.-India Defense Cooperation Act
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2016-05-09
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR455Intro(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Recognizes the historic struggle of the people of Mexico for independence and freedom, which Cinco de Mayo commemorates. Encourages the people...
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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 S2566-2567)
USSB2882IntroOzone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
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2016-04-28
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2878IntroFrank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act
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2016-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB2895IntroExtending Justice for Sex Crime Victims Act of 2016
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2016-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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)
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
USSB2856IntroCOAST Act
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2016-04-27
To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
USSB2854IntroEmmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 This bill permanently reauthorizes the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 (Emmett Till Act) and expands the responsibilities of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and ...
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2016-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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)
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 This bill allows civil claims or causes of action to recover artwork or other cultural property unlawfully lost because of persecution during the Nazi era, or for damages for the taking or detaining of ...
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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
USSB2712IntroCombat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify: certain severance payments to veterans with combat-related injuries paid after January 17, 1991, from which DOD withheld amounts for tax...
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2016-03-17
To Senate Finance 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.
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
USSB238Pass(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to requir...
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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.
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